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Gambling the night away, tying the knot, seeing a show, visiting the Grand Canyon - there's certainly plenty to do during holidays in Las Vegas. And in a city that really never sleeps, the fun never stops.

Why go?

Las Vegas is a neon jungle of immeasurable fun and frolics, whether it's daytime parties by the pool or after-hours action in the casinos and nightclubs.

Families will enjoy Las Vegas holidays too, as there are plenty of family-friendly hotels and attractions. From marine and animal encounters within the hotels, to fairground-style rides at various locations across the city, Las Vegas does much to attract families with children and teens.

Where else in the world can you gamble at 7am and have waitresses on roller-skates deliver drinks direct to your slot machine? Where else can you get married by an Elvis impersonator at the drop of a (top) hat? Where else can you be in Paris one minute and Venice ten minutes later?

Las Vegas is a piled-high all-you-can-eat platter of fun, fun, fun, with a massive side order of sun, sun, sun. They say that what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Enough said really. Located in the state of Nevada, in the south west of the USA, flight time from the UK is around 11 hours.

Las Vegas holidays arrive into McCarran International Airport Las Vegas (LAS), which is handily located just off the world famous Strip. This four-mile stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard runs through Vegas and is home to the big hotels.

Hotel prices are very affordable in Las Vegas and you'll be happy you saved your cash on the accommodation so that you can splash it instead on seeing one of the city's famous shows, such as those by Cirque du Soleil. Or maybe a superstar crooner is more your style? You'll certainly need spare cash to buy a ticket to shows by legends of the Las Vegas circuit such as Celine Dion and Barry Manilow.

When to go?

Spring and autumn are popular seasons in which to visit Las Vegas as temperatures in June, July, August and September can be very hot (expect averages of 35-40°C).

That said, the heat is dry and the air conditioning available in all indoor spaces soon quells the extreme temperatures. Spring temperatures average at 25°C, while autumn is still hot at around 28°C. The temperature does drop in winter - and snow has been known to fall in the desert; the daily average is 12°C.

What's on?

There's never a dull moment in Las Vegas, from gambling on the slot machines, to getting married by Elvis and visiting the Grand Canyon. Aside from all this, there are plenty of annual events to attend too - here's our pick of the best...

Events

NASCAR; March: The Las Vegas Motor Speedway is the place for all the thrills and spills of the track as the nation's best drivers tear around the circuit to the whoops of thousands of racing fans.

Spring Break; March/April: Las Vegas has won awards as one of the USA's trashiest Spring Break destinations. But that's exactly what the college students are in town for; drinking and dancing in swimwear is the most popular pursuit and plenty of famous bands and artists perform for the crowds.

National Finals Rodeo; December: Glamour and gambling take a back seat in winter when the NFR comes to town for ten days. Pack your cowboy hat and book tickets well in advance.

Popular American holidays such as Presidents' Day Weekend (Feb), Memorial Day Weekend (May), Independence Day Weekend (July), Labor Day Weekend (Sept) and Thanksgiving (Nov) will also guarantee full hotels in Las Vegas.

What to do?

Las Vegas is a 24/7 party playground for the grown ups. And boy, what a playground it is. Holidaymakers in destinations around the planet leave their hotels to seek fun, but in Vegas, the hotels are the attractions.

Even if you're not resident in one of the big hotels (there are plenty of other accommodation choices, including small hotels and self-catering apartments), you can explore the hotels and casinos for free. The must-see hotels are the Bellagio, Caesars Palace, MGM Grand, The Venetian, Paris, Luxor, Mandalay Bay, and New York, New York, which are on the main drag of the Strip, and the Stratosphere tower further north on Las Vegas Boulevard.

The mountains encircling Las Vegas give a clue as to your stunning surroundings. Tours outside the city include Red Rock Canyon, the Hoover Dam, and the mesmerising natural wonder that is the Grand Canyon, which can be accessed from Las Vegas in around four hours. Plenty of companies operate tours direct from Las Vegas to these tourist attractions.

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