Las Vegas is often referred to as the ‘Entertainment Capital’ of the world. Situated in the middle of the Nevada desert, this larger than life city is famous for its casino resorts and associated entertainment, such as gambling, shopping and fine dining. For many visitors the main attractions are the glitzy casinos and hotels, both in the Downtown area and on The Strip.

Las Vegas has always been a hotbed for world-class shows, concerts and performances, ensuring there are some great alternatives for non-gambling visitors. Vegas’ attractions provide something for everyone, including theme parks, museums and national parks, with shopping, dining and partying an integral part of the city vibe.



The completion of the nearby Hoover Dam in 1935 resulted in a growth in residents of the city as well as increased tourism. The dam, located 30 miles southeast of the city, formed the magnificent Lake Mead, the US's largest man-made lake and reservoir. And of course, any visit to Vegas can be augmented with a trip to the stunning Grand Canyon National Park, complete with its eye-catching Skywalk out over the canyon.

Exciting helicopter or plane tours over the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead and the Grand Canyon are readily available, along with hot air ballooning, river rafting on the Colorado River, hiking in Red Rock Canyon for the adventure-seekers.