The Strip, famous for its opulent casinos and hotels is a great place to start exploring the city on your Las Vegas winter holiday. Try your luck at the blackjack table of the Mirage or roll the dice at The MGM Grand. Las Vegas hotels are a tourist attraction in themselves, check out the impressive fountain show at the Bellagio or take a gondola ride at The Venetian. If gambling is not your cup of tea, there is still plenty to see and do in Las Vegas. Enjoy the world class entertainment of a Vegas show, whether it’s a concert, cabaret or comedy there is entertainment to suit all tastes.
Las Vegas is also a super base for discovering some of Nevada’s natural beauty. The city is the starting point for lots of great day trips, there are great combinations to choose from. Visit the Grand Canyon, see it from above by helicopter if you can. A trip to the Grand Canyon is the perfect day trip and something everyone should see at least once in their lifetime. Red Rock Canyon, not far from Vegas, has plenty of adventure activities for outdoor lovers. The Lake Mead National Recreation Area is popular with water sports enthusiasts, as well as those just after a bit of sun and relaxation. The Hoover Dam, not far from Lake Mead, stretches 1,247 feet (380m) across the Colorado River and is well worth a visit.