Book a flight to Las Vegas with Qatar Airways and you’ll soon see that there’s another side to this glamorous, glitzy city. While it may be famous for its casinos and slot machines, there’s much, much more to discover in this desert oasis. You’ll find plenty of attractions, museums and art galleries, as well as the spooky silence to be encountered in some of the surrounding ghost towns.
Antique shopping might not be what first springs to mind when you think of Las Vegas, but there are plenty of excellent shops in the city, rubbing shoulders with some superb restaurants and diners. Flights to Las Vegas can be caught from most international airports, allowing you to see the side of the city that the rest of the world isn’t aware of.
A trip to Las Vegas will show you that the inhabitants like to do everything in style. If you’re travelling to Las Vegas with children, be sure to pay a visit to the Adventuredrome Theme Park, offering five acres of rides that range in scariness from those for little ones to those that would challenge even the bravest adult. It’s also the home of the largest indoor rollercoaster in the world. However, if you’re a real thrill-seeker then the world’s largest outdoor rollercoaster is only half an hour from Las Vegas, aptly named ‘the Desperado Rollercoaster’.
Las Vegas is synonymous with two of America’s most infamous outlaws, Bonnie and Clyde. Take a trip to Las Vegas and you can see the car in which they took their final ride. If you’d really like to experience a taste of the Old West, head over to Bonnie Springs, which stands as testament to the days of gunfights and gold-mining. There’s even the opportunity to test your gun-slinging skills and take part in a mock Old West shoot-out.
It may come as something of a surprise, but Las Vegas is overflowing with museums and art galleries. Car enthusiasts will relish a trip to the Auto Collections at the LINQ exhibition, while those with an interest in fine art should make their way to the Bellagio Gallery. Even children can get involved with a visit to the Discovery Children’s Museum, which is packed with interactive attractions and exhibits.
It wouldn’t be polite to travel to Vegas and not take the time to appreciate its superb scenery. The Springs Reserve will give you the chance to soak up this spectacular and unique backdrop, whilst exploring an astonishing botanical garden. However, if you’d like the chance to enjoy some desert flora and combine it with some sweet treats, the Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Botanical Cactus Gardens is a unique and delicious way to spend an afternoon.
You’ll find plenty of theatres on your trip to Las Vegas, hosting a variety of spectacular events including Broadway shows, music concerts and theatre productions. Le Theatre Des Arts is a great place to catch a dazzling musical, while the Mystere Theater often has resident dance acts or circus troupes. For breathtaking displays of mind-bending magic tricks and illusions, the MGM Grand Hollywood Theater acts as a temporary home to some of the biggest names in magic.
Las Vegas has become something of a hotspot for gourmets and fine diners. With more Michelin-starred restaurants here than in any other city in the world, you can be assured of enjoying delicious dishes from internationally-acclaimed chefs.
While Las Vegas itself might not have many dishes to claim as its own, there are a few dishes particular to the city that they do far better than anywhere else. Fried chicken, doorstop-sized burgers and 'Mac and Cheese' are well worth hunting down for an authentic taste of America.
If you’re travelling to Las Vegas with shopping in mind, then you’ve made an excellent choice. Las Vegas is a shopaholic’s heaven, with everything from glittering malls and sleek boutique shops to the hustle and bustle of market traders.
The shops along Castle Walk allow you to combine your retail therapy with some entertainment, as you can enjoy jousting displays as you browse the stores. The shops along Appian Way are where you’ll find designer clothes, art, jewellery and gifts, while the Masquerade Village offers a luxury shopping experience.
When you book a flight to Las Vegas with Qatar Airways you will travel on a Qatar Airways operated flight to Philadelphia or Chicago, and connect to Las Vegas with our partner airlines.
Flights to Las Vegas land at McCarran International Airport, which is about five miles from the city.
Visa restrictions for entry into the country will depend on your country of origin, length of stay and whether your trip is for business or pleasure. So before you fly to Las Vegas please check the visa and passport requirements.
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