The first thing that springs to mind when the words ‘Las Vegas’ are uttered are surely, Casino, no sleep and adults only. However, things have changed and it’s no longer all about the gambling; there is so much more to Sin City. For adrenaline junkies there is no better place to head than Nevada. Red Rock Canyon, a mere one-hour drive from the strip, was once forged under a shallow sea, buried for more than 600 million years and now an eye-wateringly impressive desert sculpted from the wind and rain.
Not only can you stand in awe at the foot of these impression cliffs, you can also climb them. Scaling the incredible rock faces lifts you up to some of the most sensational views and a real feeling of serenity. Although the casinos were originally made for high-stakes gambling, now they are more known for the shows they attract. With everyone from Celine Dion and Shania Twain to Elvis Presley taking to the stages of some of the biggest casinos, Vegas is the place to be to see the stars. This year alone Beyoncé, Elton John and One Direction will all perform, so there really is something for most people palette. As well as the incredible musical acts that grace the stages of Sin City, there are also incredible shows such as Cirque du Soleil, Burlesque and The Rat Pack. There are also great activities that the whole family can go enjoy, such as the New York, New York rollercoaster that looks over the Strip, perfect for the family dare-devil.
Then there is the NASCAR-themed rollercoaster at the Sahara Hotel Casino and finally the Adventuredome; containing a huge range of rides, carnivals games and shows suitable for the whole family. Let’s face it though; if you are going to head to Sin City then you must have a flutter, be it on the slots, the card tables or even high stakes poker. With some of the most incredible casinos in the world all on one strip of road roughly 4 miles long, you are spoilt for choice in Las Vegas. From the art deco marble of the Bellagio, bright lights of Circus to the old Hollywood glamour of the Monte Carlo, you are sure to find a James Bond moment. If not then why not chill out in your room overlooking the bright lights whilst watching a movie, eating room service and playing – there’s no need to even leave your room to experience the thrills of Vegas, bring the thrills to you!