Many visitors to the U.S. city of Las Vegas, Nevada go for the recognisable neon world of Sunset Strip's casinos and fine dining but come away having experienced so much more. In reality Las Vegas has a lot more to offer than gambling and wedding chapels - billed as the 'Entertainment Capital of the World' Las Vegas is in fact Spanish for 'The Meadows' and often surprises holidaymakers with its beautiful greenery. From the natural beauty of nearby Spring Mountains and the breathtaking Mojave desert to man-made attractions such as the Hoover Dam and Bellagio Fountains, Las Vegas is a growing cultural centre - from art galleries to stage, music and dance acts there's always something happening to suit every taste. Most visitors will appreciate the thrill of a little flutter at the gaming tables but if that's not your thing you can shop to your heart's content or enjoy one of its many golf courses, pools, health and beauty spas, beach activities, nightclubs and walking tours.
Whether you prefer a smaller downtown establishment or a stylish hotel in Las Vegas' busy tourist centres all Las Vegas hotels have one thing in common - a touch of luxury. From realistic replicas of famous European cities such as Paris and Venice to hotels attached to the city's casinos and entertainment lounges you're bound to find somewhere to suit your taste and budget.
Las Vegas International Airport is only a short drive by shuttle bus or taxi to downtown Las Vegas and Sunset Strip. As in all major cities in the United States taxicabs are plentiful and available from all tourist areas and hotels.