There are many popular tourist destinations across the United States that British travelers love. Families often head to Florida for fabulous attractions and theme parks. New York is also very popular, with all types of travelers rushing to visit one of the fastest growing cities in the world. Shopaholics tend to choose a Los Angeles vacation where they can recreate the lives of their favorite celebrities. However, one place in America that has always been favored by tourists is Las Vegas, the resort where people come back every year.
The city of Vegas has something special that is hard to pinpoint. People who have never visited before may well have a picture in mind based on the representation of Las Vegas in popular media. The city is the star of many films throughout the history of cinema, whether it be the classic gangster Goodfellas, the Oceans films or the recent comedy hit, The Hangover.
Unlike other traditional vacation resorts where the beach or a nearby town is the main attraction, in Las Vegas, it is the hotels themselves that are one of the main reasons to visit. There are many amazing hotels in Las Vegas that all have something different to offer visitors. The Bellagio Hotel has spectacular dancing fountains which are free for anyone to come and watch. The Mirage Hotel has a replica of the volcano which erupts every evening and is a great opportunity to take photos. These are just a few examples of free Las Vegas attractions … but to really have fun, you'll have to pay! As you may have seen in the movies, there is a huge selection of places in the city where you can play. As long as you are sensitive and know your limits, playing games and machines in casinos is great fun, even when you don't win!
Las Vegas is also known for the extravagant shows it offers. With magic, musicals and cabaret shows, there is something for the whole family. However, if the hustle and bustle of the city gets too strong and you want to see one of the biggest sites on the planet, then why not take the time to visit the Grand Canyon? On foot or by helicopter, you are sure to be breathless. To find out why Las Vegas is so special, you really have to visit for yourself!