Las Vegas holidays
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When: Apart from the major holidays in the US, there isn't really a peak season for visiting - so when you go entirely depends on whether you feel you can stand the mid thirties celsius daytime temperatures of the midsummer months or not!
Where: There are a number of interesting museums around the city. The Mob Museum traces the history of the iconic gangs of the country and their conflict with the law. The Neon Museum assembles a fine collection of Vegas's luminous signs whilst the Titanic Artefact Exhibition showcases relics from the downed cruiser.
Why: Whilst Las Vegas is really the kind of place to experience with others, there are still a number of interesting attractions for the single traveller. The countryside of the Mojave Desert is also well-worth seeing.
When: If you want to catch Vegas at its most exuberant and decadent, why not head out on one of its major holidays - Labour Day and New Year's Eve are particularly busy.
Where: For adrenaline junkies, there is plenty to do in Las Vegas - Indoor skydiving and the Skyjump will both get the pulses racing! By night, take to the roulette wheels of some of the city's legendary casinos - The Mirage, Caesar's Palace and the MGM Grande on The Strip are good starting points.
Why: As well as daredevil pursuits and gambling, Las Vegas offers some fantastic shopping malls and an excellent variety of evening entertainment - comedy shows, magic and live music. Whatever you end up deciding to do, it stays in Vegas of course!
When: Head out in the midweek to beat the crowds and experience a (relatively) peaceful Vegas. Alternatively, pick a weekend at any point between January and December to experience the natural Bedlam-state of the city!
Where: As well as the heaving casinos, luxury five star hotels and gourmet restaurants of Vegas, couples might want to experience the genuinely romantic scenery of the nearby countryside. The Red Rock Canyon, Spring Mountains, Death Valley and Grand Canyon are all nearby and well worth seeing.
Why: Vegas remains one of the best places in the world to have a truly luxurious holiday. It boasts some absolutely stunning and palatial hotels, excellent restaurants and spa centres. It also guarantees a good time for those that are willing to get into the spirit of the place.
When: Younger children might find the mid-summer temperatures of Las Vegas a bit hard to manage. The climate is very pleasant in spring and autumn and very mild in the middle of winter.
Where: There is a huge number of attractions for the whole family to enjoy in Las Vegas. These include theme parks like The Adventuredome, museums like Madame Tussaud's and wildlife displays - such as the Zoological Park, the Shark Reef Aquarium and the Flamingo Gardens.
Why: There is plenty of wholesome entertainment for the whole family both in Las Vegas and in its surrounding countryside. Be sure to take the kids to one of the major shows that frequent the city - like Cirque du Soleil.