Las Vegas

Last Updated: 16th Nov 2013

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They don’t call this place ‘Sin City’ for nothing. The phrase ‘What goes on in Vegas, stays in Vegas’ is a US staple and you will find people from all over the country (and the world) converging on the city for nothing other than a good time.

Although originally established by the mafia as a legal gambling haven after the scene was shut down in LA, Vegas has evolved into a land of clubs, bars, food, visual, and all you can eat buffet feasts. Vegas is also quickly gaining a reputation as one of the entertainment capitals of the world with showgirls, cabaret and stage shows as well as nightly performances by big name stars that include and has included Elton John, Celine Dion, Prince, Tom Jones, Wayne Newton and, The King himself, Elvis Presley.

Vegas is a truly a forever- changing and dynamic city and has gone through various incarnations since it’s establishment. Of late is has gone about shaking off it’s tacky veneer and has become a a true playground for adults.

Vegas has also broken away from its reputation as being solely about the casino and party scene. The city itself is one of the fastest growing regions in the US with people flocking to live in climate provided by the year-round desert heat. The city is also home to UNLV, a major university, and is a popular gateway to Arizona and the Grand Canyon.

Casinos

Even for people who don’t like to gamble the Las Vegas Casinos are the icons of the city and their size, style and opportunities are something to behold. From the actual buildings themselves to the food, shopping and entertainment that these ‘palaces’ provide, the Casinos of Las Vegas are what make the city what it is.

Nightlife

Vegas nightlife isn’t all about bars and clubs. After the hot Nevada sun sets over Sin City the lights come up and the true nature of Vegas is revealed! From the to the amazing Bellagio Fountains to neon wonderland that is the Fremont Street Experience, to the shops, bars, clubs, restaurants, shows and simply sight that is the Las Vegas Strip….Nightlife in Vegas is the only life. Get the lowdown on what’s hot and happening in Las Vegas nightlife with Contiki Tour Manager Angie DiLanzo.

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