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Visit Las Vegas

Las Vegas is a glittering jewel in the Nevada desert that glows with neon lights at night. This famous destination offers enough entertainment to last a lifetime!

Once upon a time, Las Vegas was a dusty, desert town in Nevada. Then, in 1931, the first gaming licence was issued here, which attracted casinos and gamblers in droves. Since then, Vegas has continued to expand and evolve, from a post-war gangsters’ paradise to the favoured hangout of the mid-‘60s Rat Pack to the glittering spectacle we see today—a playground of big hotels, outrageous neon lights and outlandish personalities.

The themed hotels in Vegas are legendary—it’s possible to travel around the world just by going up the Las Vegas Strip. Head back in time to ancient Rome at Caesars Palace or climb aboard a gondola at the Venetian. Marvel at the Mirage’s erupting volcanoes, see The Big Apple skyline at New York New York or drink a cocktail at the top of the Eiffel Tower at the Paris hotel.

Despite being known as Sin City, there is more to Vegas than just gambling and adult entertainment. Families will find plenty of innocent fun, some of which, like the Bellagio hotel’s nightly fountain show, is free. A stroll along the Las Vegas Strip or The Forum Shops will also cost you nothing. At the Fremont Street Experience, you can watch the nightly parade without paying a cent.

Las Vegas provides experiences on an extravagant scale. One of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon, is a just a few hours’ drive away—perfect for an overnight trip. Thrill seekers can try a record-breaking free-fall at Stratosphere Tower or swimming with the exotic sea creatures at Mandalay Bay’s Shark Reef Aquarium. Even Sin City’s seedy past is on display at the fascinating Mob Museum.

The classic hamburger joints, diners and American-style all-you-can-eat buffets are still a feature of Vegas, but there are also plenty of options for the more discerning eaters who come here, with many newly opened restaurants to explore. The shopping here rivals New York and Los Angeles, with hundreds of designer boutiques, opulent malls, children’s stores and plenty of souvenir stops. If you can't find it in Vegas, it probably can't be found.

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Where to stay in Las Vegas

Las Vegas Strip
The Strip which includes a casino, a hotel and a city

Las Vegas Strip

Known for Casinos, Entertainment, Shopping

4.5/5(501 reviews)

Here’s where you’ll find the quintessential Vegas: lavish casinos, glamorous clubs, hopping piano bars, and the infamous wedding chapels and neon lights.

Downtown Las Vegas
Downtown Las Vegas which includes signage as well as a small group of people

Downtown Las Vegas

Known for Casinos, Entertainment, Live Music

4/5(32 reviews)

Step off the Strip and into the original and authentic heart of Las Vegas, where smoky bars, quirky museums and family-friendly attractions exist side by side. 

Top hotels in Las Vegas

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Circus Circus Hotel, Casino & Theme Park
Circus Circus Hotel, Casino & Theme Park
3 out of 5
2880 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV
AU$27
per night
2 Jan. - 3 Jan.

This family-friendly Las Vegas resort is located on the Strip, within 1 mi (2 km) of Las Vegas Convention Center and Fashion Show Mall. Las Vegas North Premium ...

3.3/5 (70,424 reviews)

"no microware or coffec machine in the room. resort fee is useless. overall its a budget room to stay overnight"…"

Reviewed on 4 Dec. 2019

Circus Circus Hotel, Casino & Theme Park
TI - Treasure Island Hotel and Casino
TI - Treasure Island Hotel and Casino
4 out of 5
3300 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV
AU$70
per night
15 Dec. - 16 Dec.

Located in Las Vegas Strip, this spa resort is within a 15-minute walk of Fashion Show Mall and Sands Expo Convention Center. Las Vegas Convention Center and ...

4.1/5Very Good! (58,229 reviews)

"Great location, clean Rooms comfortable bed , parking was convenient, nice fitness Center and business Center. everything you needed was there. For such a large hotel. The staff was friendly and accommodating, very hospitable."…"

Reviewed on 5 Dec. 2019

TI - Treasure Island Hotel and Casino
Luxor Hotel and Casino
Luxor Hotel and Casino
3.5 out of 5
3900 S. Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV
AU$49
per night
5 Jan. - 6 Jan.

Located in Las Vegas Strip, this spa resort is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from T-Mobile Arena and 6 mi (9.6 km) from Las Vegas Convention Center. MGM Grand Monorail Station ...

3.7/5Good! (70,201 reviews)

"Its location at the Strip. It is close to Mandalay Bay and Excalibur and there is a tram connecting the three."…"

Reviewed on 6 Dec. 2019

Luxor Hotel and Casino

Popular activities in Las Vegas

Bellagio Casino
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Bellagio Casino

4.5/5(159 reviews)

One of the most famous hotels in Vegas, home to gorgeous botanical gardens, a unique glass sculpture and an elaborate nightly fountain show.

Fremont Street Experience
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Fremont Street Experience

4/5(139 reviews)

Go back to Las Vegas’s roots on legendary Fremont Street, now a pedestrian-only area with free nightly shows and special events.

Top activities in Las Vegas

The High Roller Observation Wheel Tickets
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The High Roller Observation Wheel Tickets

AU$29

Go for a free-wheeling spin on The High Roller, a sky-bound adventure that revolves up and around for unparalleled views of the bright lights and landmarks of the Strip. Climb into a glass capsule on the world’s tallest observation wheel for a 360-degree look at sprawling downtown Vegas and beyond.

Multi-Stop Grand Canyon South Rim Tour
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Multi-Stop Grand Canyon South Rim Tour

AU$145

The first stop is at The Hoover Dam where you can take fantastic pictures thanks to its wonderful views. Your trip continues with pleasant landscapes until you reach your next destination, a comfort stop near Kingman, Arizona.

Le Rêve - The Dream at Wynn Las Vegas
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Le Rêve - The Dream at Wynn Las Vegas

AU$182

Le Rêve leads you into an imaginary world where dreams transform into reality. With a massive pool serving as the show's aquatic stage, this unforgettable performance features a cast of 90 world-class acrobats, synchronized swimmers, ballroom dancers, and divers.

Michael Jackson ONETM by Cirque du Soleil®
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Michael Jackson ONETM by Cirque du Soleil®

AU$154

An immersive journey hailed by Rolling Stone as “A virtual parade of ‘wow’ moments,” Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil is an electrifying fusion of acrobatics, dance and visuals immersing the audience into the world of Michael's music.

Magic Mike Live Las Vegas
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Magic Mike Live Las Vegas

AU$116

Based on the hit films Magic Mike and Magic Mike XXL, this all-new live performance is putting the “strip” in Las Vegas Strip. Starring some of the hottest and most talented men from across the country, this dance and acrobatic spectacular brings some serious heat.

Virtual Reality Experience in Las Vegas
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Virtual Reality Experience in Las Vegas

AU$33

After making your way to the site, just present your voucher and choose the virtual reality experience that most interests you. Put on the goggles and delve into a three dimensional virtual world. Experience insane heights, creepy horrors or even fly an attack ship.

Reviews of Las Vegas

4.3

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
228
5 - Excellent 45.23809523809524%
4 - Good
199
4 - Good 39.48412698412698%
3 - Okay
58
3 - Okay 11.507936507936508%
2 - Disappointing
18
2 - Disappointing 3.5714285714285716%
1 - Terrible
1
1 - Terrible 0.1984126984126984%

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

4 Dec. 2019

Once is enough , unhealthy place with all the passive smoke

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveller

30 Nov. 2019

Las Vegas has become very dirty and unsafe with the homeless becoming a major problem. The casino's and the food/restaurants are grossly over priced and most of the casino now are expensive and quality of service has gone completely out the window

5/5 - Excellent

Bonnie

27 Nov. 2019

You have to eat at Firefly! Everything tastes amazing!

5/5 - Excellent

Vickie

26 Nov. 2019

My third time here. First time with family. So much to do and see for all ages. Love Vegas.

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveller

24 Nov. 2019

Grand canyon is trip and chopper and river ride was fantastic. Would definitely do that again. Skywalk was overrated. Got just as good views and photos from the side lines

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

24 Nov. 2019

action and excitement is everywhere and some incredible natural wonders as well--a must do holiday

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