18 Jan Are you thinking of a Trip to Vegas this Year?
It’s that time of the year when it’s cold and miserable outside, your New Year resolution means you really should be in the gym, and dry January is stopping you pouring yourself that well earned glass of wine. Well, what better time to start looking ahead and planning all the fun you can have in 2017!
If you are looking for fun and something to really look forward to… Las Vegas might be the one for you. Famous for it’s casinos and night clubs, Las Vegas has always been a popular choice with Brits wanting to live the American dream, even just for a weekend. Whether you are a couple, or thinking of going as a group of friends, there is something to cater for everyone in Sin City and 2017 is set to be a big year for the party capital. New resident DJs, including Calvin Harris and the legalisation of weed means there is a bigger buzz than ever around this hip City in the middle of the Nevada desert.
Most people tend to do Las Vegas over a long weekend, or a five day trip, which works well if you aren’t planning on exploring beyond the City centre. Flights are cheaper than ever, starting at £350 return from multiple London airports. Even with five days to kill you are unlikely to cover everything Las Vegas has to offer, but there are some sights that really cannot be missed.
Starting on the strip, stroll the canals of Venice, walk across the Brooklyn Bridge of New York or check out the pyramids at the Luxor. Who knew Las Vegas could offer so much culture! These amazing sights will keep you busy for hours as you marvel at how Vegas has replicated these world wonders. When you start to get peckish you have to try the most famous bottomless brunch in Vegas, Border Grill. Small plates of Mexican inspired tapas are served alongside bottomless prosecco in an intimate setting, it’s a great way to relax and get your money’s worth of bubbly booze.
Next up it’s time for the casinos (our favourite!). Starting with the creme de la creme, Caesars Palace, the godfather of casinos. Just like most casinos in Vegas, Caesars Palace is actually a hotel with the casino sitting centre stage. Whether you fancy a game of blackjack, craps, roulette, baccarat, Spanish 21, mini-baccarat, or Pai Gow poker, there is something for everyone. A 24-hour poker room and slot machines at every turn, it would be easy to get carried away in this sort of environment. The best part is that all drinks are free and brought over to your table, meaning you don’t need to worry about battling through bar queues. Caesars Palace really is THE casino to be at, and a must to tick off your bucket list but be wary you have the risk of getting really carried away in such a glamorous and fancy setting. Another casino that is a must on any Vegas travellers list is Main Street Station. This has more of a classic vibe, think chandeliers and oak fireplaces. It’s a bit like going back in time and partying with Gatsby’s crew in the more classical American era. This old fashioned style creates an intimate feeling in comparison to the magnificent Caesars Palace, but it’s a welcome change. The newest hotel on the Strip is the Lucky Dragon which opened in 2016. With only 203 rooms, it is described as a boutique hotel and has a 27,500 sq ft casino with a 1.25 tonne glass blown dragon as it’s centrepiece. This impressive 1000-piece sculpture hangs over the gaming tables like ‘glowing jellyfish in a darkened aquarium’.
Tempted? Vegas really is the holy grail when it comes to Casinos and Gambling, there really isn’t anywhere in the world quite like it. Why not start with a Funky Casino party in your own house, get your mates over, pretend you are at the Caesars Palace and get planning that trip of a lifetime! So what are you waiting for? Give Cathy a call on 07798 904 508 or complete the enquiry form on the website here.