Las Vegas guide

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Las Vegas guide

Las Vegas in addition to being a major city in the United States, it is also one of the most important tourist destinations in the world. Nearly 40 million tourists visit the city every year and it's easy to see why. Las Vegas, nicknamed "Sin City", is a true paradise for lovers of money, gambling and betting.



Rising from the sands like a neon-lit mirage, this city in the heart of the Nevada desert has established itself as the gambling capital of the world, offering its visitors an exciting and glorious 24-hour entertainment. Nowhere on Earth is there a party like the one in Las Vegas.

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The self-styled city of the Wild West is like an island of fantasy, so different from the real world that it has no rival to confront. Las Vegas is a "playground" for adults of epic proportions, crossed by the electric frenzy of The Strip, the most iconic street of entertainment.



From the time gambling was introduced here in the 30s, Las Vegas has gone through several stages to reach today's look, where giants hotel-casino complexes crowd the horizon.

Long known as a center of decay, in recent years the city has developed a 'luxurious atmosphere, with world-class restaurants and more elegant hotels.

Most large and famous hotel-casinos they are like cities that will host game rooms, lodgings, shops, restaurants, circuses and theme parks all rolled into one. Once inside, visiting tourists can lose their sense of time and space. It could be midnight or noon - the party never stops.

However, the city offers much more than hedonistic nightclubs and blackjack tables. Venture away from The Strip, and you will know another Las Vegas. The city hosts Art gallery top notch, museums and a stunning nature. And just outside the city limits you will find some of the natural parks most beautiful in the United States.

The city has something for everyone, unprecedented attractions, shops, restaurants, swimming pools, spas, golf, the biggest names in entertainment and a buzzing nightlife. Only a Las Vegas vacation can offer such a thrill.

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To do

It doesn't matter if this is your first time or if you've been there before, there's always something new and spectacular to see or do in Las Vegas. After all, it is called the entertainment capital of the world for various reasons.


The iconic Strips in Las Vegas it is home to world class chef restaurants, luxury hotels, internationally designed shops, entertainment shows and of course the gambling that made it world famous.


If you are looking for adventure you can try free fall controlled by SkyJump located on the 108th floor of the hotel Stratosphere, the tallest structure in the city.

Why not take a "quiet" dive with the sharks in the Shark Reef Aquarium al Mandalay Bay.

The area of Downtown it's a great nightlife choice, with classic casinos illuminated by lots of lights, neon signs and delicious restaurants.

Among the things to do to bring a beautiful memory home is to take a photo near the famous one neon sign Welcome to Las Vegas.

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To see

If you are a nature lover, a good choice would be to venture into Red Rock Canyon for a breathtaking day of hiking. This striking red-colored natural canyon was formerly used as a set for western movies. The hike to reach it is not particularly demanding as it is located just 24 km west of the gambling capital of the world.

If you don't know how to escape the heat of the desert during the day we recommend heading to the new one Wet & Wild water park, un amusement park with more than 25 slides and attractions for families and thrill seekers, just 25 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip.


Are you curious about the history of the city? Do not miss the visit of the Neon Museum, filled with the signs that once adorned the hotels and casinos along the Strip.

Also not to be missed is a visit to the Fremont Street, after the Strip, the second most important street in the city. In the heart of downtown Las Vegas there is Fremont street experience, home to the largest LED screen in the world and truly special events.


There are so many entertainment and fun options here that you will find yourself craving extra days or weeks of vacation in this beautiful place Nevada city.

Getting around

To visit the southernmost part of the Las Vegas Strip you can use a monorail train which connects the main attractions and hotels in the area. However, the car remains the best way to visit Las Vegas and the whole United States, where long distances dominate in this immense country.

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Accomodation

The thing that makes choosing a hotel difficult is that these hotels are so beautiful and interesting that you would want to stay in any of them.

However, Las Vegas is divided into 2 tourist areas: Downtown e The Strip, and are the best areas where it is advisable to book the hotel.

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If you choose Downtown look for hotels on Fremont Street or nearby. We recommend these hotels:

  • Downtowner Motel
  • Golden Gate Casino Hotel
  • Golden Nugget Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
  • The D Las Vegas
  • Four Queens
  • The Cortez Hotel & Casino
  • Plaza Hotel & Casino

If you choose The Strip look for hotels facing the main road. We recommend these hotels:

  • The Stratosphere Tower
  • Circus Circus
  • MGM Grand
  • Luxor Hotel
  • Treasure Island Hotel and Casino
  • Caesars Palace
  • Days Inn Las Vegas at Wild Wild West Gambling Hall
  • The Mirage
  • Paris
  • Wynn
  • Tropicana Resort & Casino
  • Bellagio
  • The Linq
  • Excalibur
  • New York-New York
  • The Venetian
  • Aria
  • Mandala Bay

How to reach us

Las Vegas is easily accessible from major California tourist destinations. From Los Angeles is less than 500 km, about 4 hours by car without traffic, and from San Francisco less than 1.000 km, about 9 hours.

There are also private shuttles and buses that connect the cities of California with Las Vegas.

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