Flight and hotel Las Vegas
Presenting Las Vegas
Nestled in southern Nevada’s Mojave Desert, Las Vegas is the state's most populated city. It serves as a business, financial and cultural hub for Nevada.
Home to some of the world's best hotels and resorts and bustling restaurants, bars, clubs and casinos, Las Vegas lives up to its reputation as the Entertainment Capital of the World. No matter what kind of adventure you’re looking for, a Las Vegas vacation will surely fulfil all of your wishes. Save on package holidays in Las Vegas by booking a flight to and hotel in Las Vegas together.
What to know before visiting Las Vegas
Flights arrive at McCarran International Airport (LAS), which is well connected with major destinations by various mode of transport, including shuttle buses, limousines and taxis. If you're coming from the UK, you can fly directly from Dublin or Cork to Las Vegas.
As the official language in Las Vegas is English, you likely won't face a language barrier. The time difference between Las Vegas and the UK is seven hours, and the city's currency is the US dollar.
When is the best time to visit Las Vegas?
Las Vegas has a subtropical climate, with hot summers and mild winters. During summer (from June to August), the weather is scorching, with daytime highs averaging around 40°C. Winter (December to February) is much colder, with nighttime lows averaging about 4°C.
The weather is pleasant during spring (March to May) and fall (September to November), with daytime temperatures ranging from 15°C to 26°C. During Las Vegas package holidays from March to May and from September to November, you'll likely experience lovely weather, ideal for exploring all the outdoor attractions the city has to offer. For a memorable weekend in Las Vegas during this time, it's wise to book in advance.
What to do in Las Vegas
Las Vegas offers a plethora of exciting activities to keep you busy during your holiday. Although it's nicknamed 'Sin City', Las Vegas is more than adult entertainment and casinos.
- Discover the dazzling lights of the slot machines at the iconic Caesars Palace or stock up on supplies at Gamblers General Store in Downtown Vegas. Head over to the Bellagio if you want to try your hand at a game of blackjack or poker.
- Take a balloon ride to get a bird's-eye view of the city, or test your driving skills at Exotics Racing to feel like a real race-car driver.
- Kids can have lots of fun at the Discovery Children's Museum and the Adventuredome.
- If you're looking for an adrenaline rush during city breaks in Las Vegas, take a 100-storey free-fall plunge off the Stratosphere Tower, or take a zip-line tour above Bootleg Canyon at over 50 miles per hour.
- For a unique, panoramic view of the Strip, take a spin on the 550-foot-tall LINQ High Roller. the tallest observation wheel in the world.
- Relax and rewind at Sahra Spa & Hammam, which offers services such as clay body treatments, hot stone massages and Fire & Ice facials.
- Go hiking at Mt Charleston or Red Rock National Conservation Area to explore hidden gems of the valley.
- Las Vegas is synonymous with vibrant nightlife. Sip your favourite drink at Skyfall lounge and enjoy the gorgeous view of the city. On Las Vegas weekends, head the Cosmopolitan's Marquee, which features seven bars and a 40-foot DJ booth.
Places to visit in Las Vegas
There are plenty of things to explore in Las Vegas that don’t involve partying and gambling. While you can get great savings by booking your Las Vegas flight and hotel in advance, it also helps to plan your sightseeing itinerary. Nestled along Las Vegas Boulevard, the Strip is home to city's most iconic landmarks, such as the Eiffel Tower duplicate at Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, the Luxor Pyramid and Sphinx and the Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian.
Downtown, you can peek into the history of the city at the Mob Museum. The Neon Museum, another popular destination, is dedicated to the city's most famous art form, the neon sign. The Fountains of Bellagio have been mesmerising visitors since their beginning. Their swaying waters and accompanying music is the highlight of magical shows here. During city breaks in Las Vegas, make sure to visit the historic Hoover Dam and Lake Mead, one of the country's largest reservoirs. If you're travelling with kids, the Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay is a must-see, housing over 1,200 marine species including exotic fish and sharks.
What to eat in Las Vegas
Las Vegas has a fun culinary history, and you'll find a diverse food scene that's worth exploring. Start your day with a hearty breakfast at Hash House A Go Go. Savour the restaurant’s signature dish crispy potato hash, which can be customized with your choice of corned beef, roasted chicken, chorizo, meatloaf or veggies. Other Mama offers authentic seafood fare, including sashimi, crudo, oysters and ceviche. Blondies, a popular sports bar, offers casual American snacks. Other must-try restaurants include Lotus of Siam for Thai food, Sen of Japan, and Ferraro’s for Italian delicacies.
What souvenirs can you bring home from Las Vegas?
Las Vegas offers memorable souvenirs, with a range of unique items such as custom poker chips, Navajo turquoise bracelets and Nevada vodka. Known as the World’s Largest Gift Shop, Bonanza Gift Shop provides a huge collection of Las Vegas-themed goodies such as bandannas, glasses, key chains, coffee mugs and jewellery. Other wonderful gift items include tailored Elvis jumpsuits, Sin City Gallery prints, World Series of Poker memorabilia and Native American crafts.