Love it or loathe it, Las Vegas is a city that was made for entertainment. Carved out of the Mojave Desert in Nevada in the early 20th century, the city was designed for the influx of workers travelling from Los Angeles to build the Salt Lake City rail road and the magnificent Hoover Dam (originally called the Boulder Dam).
Today, an estimated 42 million people visit Las Vegas every year to dine, shop, watch performers, relax, experience the nightlife and of course, enjoy a flutter at the gaming tables. In the more historic downtown area, Fremont Street dates back to 1905, when Las Vegas itself was founded. Quieter accommodation options are also available, allowing you to experience the glitz and glam of ‘Vegas, baby!’ without a busy casino in your hotel.
The city is also a gateway to some breath-taking scenery and outdoor adventures, such as Red Rock Canyon Conservation Area, Death Valley National Park and of course, the mighty Grand Canyon. Just a few hours’ drive across the border, you will be treated to the wide open spaces and stunning beauty of Utah, where you can easily reach Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks and many more along the way.