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Tips for UK 1st time travellers to Vegas

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Vegas is like Disneyland for adults. No longer is it simply for a paradise for gamblers but instead now caters for shoppers, clubbers, foodies, theatre lovers and general fun seekers. With the advent of direct flights from many UK cities I would urge my fellow Brits to give it a try.

Good for
  • Thrill Seeker
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Nightlife Seeker
  • Foodie
  • Luxury Traveller
  • Trendsetter

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Las Vegas North Premium Outlets

Gift & Speciality Shops,

SlotZilla Zip Line Las Vegas

Zipline & Aerial Adventure Parks

The Strip

Points of Interest & Landmarks, Historic Walking Areas

Fountains of Bellagio

Fountains, Points of Interest & Landmarks

KA by Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil Shows

mikehove's City Tips

  • Getting around - Use the buses. It's $8 for a day's worth of unlimited travel.
  • Eating - Breakfast like a King in the casino buffets: it'll keep you going all day
  • See a show - Vegas shows are brilliant and cater for all tastes. The big names like Rod & Elton need to be booked up before you go but others can be purchased at a discount when you arrive. We loved 'Ka', a $165M spectacular production.
  • From the airport - Get a taxi. It will cost around $30-$40
  • Which hotel? - Most rooms in the casinos are large and comfortable. Obviously, the more you spend the greater the luxury. I recommend Bellagio if money is no object and Monte Carlo or Luxor if you are on a budget.
  • Where to stay - The Strip is where most of the action is located. It's clean, crowded and safe to walk around 24/7.
  • Las Vegas North Premium Outlets
    Gift & Speciality Shops,
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    mikehove Says:

    Reached on the SDX bus from the strip, this mall has great bargains, especially on clothes and shoes

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • The mall is outside so take sunscreen. If you prefer an interior mall, take the SDX South instead of North to the Las Vegas South Premium Outlets
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #16 of 192 Shopping in Las Vegas
    • infomation center was great. 20/05/2019
    • Don’t waste your time gambling 17/05/2019
    • Las Vegas North Premium Outlets
    Address:
    875 South Grand Central Parkway
    Achtung Parken sehr teuer 5 Dollar Std
    Las Vegas, NV 89106-4541
    Phone:
    +1 702-474-7500
    Hours:
    Sun
    9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Mon - Sat
    9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Other:
  • SlotZilla Zip Line Las Vegas
    Zipline & Aerial Adventure Parks
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    mikehove Says:

    Not for those with no head for heights. Fly like Superman along the top of a shopping centre.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    Tips
    • Look for a coupon to get a 25 % discount
    • Get to Freemont on the bus. Cheaper than a taxi.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #67 of 277 Outdoor Activities in Las Vegas
    • Well organized, safe, thrilling 20/05/2019
    • What an experience! 20/05/2019
    • SlotZilla Zip Line Las Vegas
    Address:
    425 Fremont St
    Las Vegas, NV 89101-5620
    Phone:
    +1 702-678-5780
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
    Fri - Sat
    12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
    Other:
  • The Strip
    Points of Interest & Landmarks, Historic Walking Areas
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    mikehove Says:

    The place to see and be seen. If it's too hot outside most of the casinos are linked and there are even free trams between some of them.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Take decent walking shoes: the distances are further than they appear, especially in that desert heat.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 400 things to do in Las Vegas
    • A MUST in Las Vegas 21/05/2019
    • Mesmerizing Strip of Vegas 21/05/2019
    • The Strip
    Address:
    S Las Vegas Blvd
    Las Vegas, NV 89109
  • Fountains of Bellagio
    Fountains, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    mikehove Says:

    The greatest free show in Vegas and all choreographed to music.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Stake a place early as the crowds build up quickly.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 400 things to do in Las Vegas
    • Peace in the midst of chaos 21/05/2019
    • You can set your watches by it! 21/05/2019
    • Fountains of Bellagio
    Address:
    3600 Las Vegas Blvd S
    Bellagio Hotel Resort
    Las Vegas, NV 89109-4303
    Phone:
    +1 888-987-6667
    Other:
  • KA by Cirque du Soleil
    Cirque du Soleil Shows
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    mikehove Says:

    The publicity States this is a $165M production and you can see where they spent every penny. It's stunning and will appeal to almost everyone.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Buy reduced price tickets on the night at the booths along the strip.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #43 of 400 things to do in Las Vegas
    • Disappointing and Boring 21/05/2019
    • High energy show 19/05/2019
    • KA by Cirque du Soleil
    Address:
    3799 Las Vegas Blvd S
    MGM Grand
    Las Vegas, NV 89109-4319
    Phone:
    +1 702-531-3826
    Other:
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