“Sin City”. “The Entertainment Capital of the World”. “Capital of Second Chances”. Whatever you want to call it, Las Vegas will leave you wondering what your life has come to and when will you be going back. If you’re ready to head for that bright spot in the middle of the USA’s southern Nevada desert, wish yourself luck and take a Las Vegas holiday immediately.
Relax. Take a deep breath. We’re going to walk you through some suggestions on how to occupy your time there. Before you go wild on The Strip and question whether or not your soul is intact, take your lastminute.com.au Las Vegas car hire to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and go for a hike. Is walking just not that appetising to you? No problem. Get yourself on the back of a horse and let the massive steed carry you through beautiful trails of Joshua trees and Aztec sandstone. Keep your eyes peeled for the wild burros that roam the area.
Las Vegas holidays aren’t complete without gaining some criminal knowledge. Visit the Mob Museum downtown and learn everything about the mafia’s history in the Vegas Valley. You can learn about the Mob’s greatest hits—and we’re not talking about chart-topping songs. There’s also a section of the brick wall where seven rival gang members of Al Capone’s were lined up and, erm, done away with. Now that’s living history.
Hopefully you’ve won some money at the tables so you can blow it all on cool stuff. The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace is a shopping district that rivals Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. Everything from mid-range to luxury retailers have storefronts in the three-story mall. If you’re looking for a more price-friendly shopping experience, head for the Miracle Mile Shops and open up your wallet.
Food, food and more food is everywhere in this hungry town. Take your pick from any number of high-end steakhouses located up and down The Strip. Sushi joints so fresh you’ll think you’re sitting at the bar of a restaurant in Tokyo. Italian restaurants—the Mob at least knew what good food was—where plates of spaghetti and meatballs will make you rethink your citizenship. It’s all within reach when you book a Las Vegas holiday package. While you’re planning, find out if any of the hotels offer specialty food tours for a unique dining experience.
Do we even need to explain the nightlife situation? You could just stand in the hotel lobby and have a bloody good time. But take our word for it when we say you’re going to want to venture outside. Check out a Cirque de Soleil show, where the dazzling array of performers and backdrops will make you wonder if you’ve had a few too many cocktails. When the show is over, hit up one of the nightclubs and rub elbows with celebrities while house music thumps in the background.
The bright neon lights of this desert escape are like a beacon sending out a signal for you to follow. Browse through lastminute.com.au’s best selection of Las Vegas packages of flights and hotels so you can save hundreds of dollars on a Nevada holiday package.
Reviewed on 9 Aug. 2022
Reviewed on 9 Aug. 2022
Reviewed on 7 Aug. 2022
^Savings based on all package bookings made with Flight + Hotel on lastminute.com.au from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019, as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.