Glamour and glitz are just the surface of Las Vegas. Beneath the skin of five-star hotels and vibrant street theatre this desert oasis is a cultural epicentre, filled with museums and art galleries. On its outskirts sit eerie ghost towns, memorable for their silence, in contrast to Vegas’ bustling streets.
So book a flight to Las Vegas with Qatar Airways for one of the most entertaining breaks available on the US’ west coast.
If you are travelling to Las Vegas with children, be sure to pay a visit to the Adventuredome Theme Park, a five-acre indoor entertainment centre with fun for all ages. It is home to the largest indoor rollercoaster in the world. And if ’coasters’ are your thing, don’t miss the Desperado, which includes a 70m drop down a 55-degree incline. It can be found at Buffalo Bill’s Hotel, around 40 minutes from Las Vegas, in the outlying district of Primm.
Las Vegas is synonymous with Bonnie and Clyde, two of America’s most notorious outlaws. Also in Primm you can see the bullet-riddled car in which they made their final getaway. For a taste of the Old West, head to Bonnie Springs, monument to the frontier days of gunfights and gold-mining. It even offers the opportunity to test your gun-slinging skills, by taking part in a mock Old West shootout.
Las Vegas is overflowing with museums and art galleries. Car enthusiasts will relish a trip to the Auto Collections at the LINQ, 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.
Las Vegas has plenty of superb scenery to keep you mesmerised. The 180-acre Springs Preserve will give you the chance to soak up a breathtaking backdrop through nature walks, exhibits and an astonishing botanical garden.
If you would care to enjoy some desert flora while sampling some sweet treats, the Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Botanical Cactus Gardens is a unique and delicious way to spend an afternoon.
You will find plenty of theatres on your trip to Las Vegas, hosting a variety of top-quality events, including Broadway shows, music concerts and theatre productions. Le Theatre Des Arts at Paris is a great place to catch a dazzling musical, while Mystère by Cirque du Soleil, at Treasure Island is a must-see for big-top fans.
For can’t-believe-your-eyes displays from some of the world’s leading stage illusionists, the MGM Grand Hollywood Theater is highly recommended - where David Copperfield regularly performs.
Las Vegas has become something of a hotspot for gourmands. With more Michelin-starred restaurants here than in any other city in the world, you can be assured of enjoying sumptuous dishes from internationally acclaimed chefs.
While Las Vegas may have relatively little cuisine to claim as its own, there are a few dishes for which the city is renowned. Fried chicken, doorstop-sized burgers and “Mac and Cheese” are worth hunting down, for an authentic taste of Nevada.
If you’re Las Vegas is a playground for retail enthusiasts, 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 medieval jousting displays as you browse the stores. The shops along Appian Way are where you will 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.
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 8km from the city.
Visa restrictions for entry into the United States 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 visa and passport requirements.
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