Las Vegas is a bit like Marmite, some love it, some hate it, but if you have never been to Sin City I truly believe you are missing out, on one of the most outrageous holiday destinations on planet earth!
Falling quite firmly into the former category, I LOVE Las Vegas (and Marmite!) and having been there five or six times with just my other half, and with 200 former work colleagues, I can honestly say I have never met anyone who doesn’t love this Disneyland for adults.
Yes, Vegas has its tacky and seedy side with dated casinos, I ‘heart’ Las Vegas t-shirts, foot-long Margaritas and all-you-can-eat buffets, but it also has its glamorous side of luxurious hotels, fine dining venues, world-class shows and designer brand shopping malls – and if you can find the bit in the middle– you are pretty much guaranteed an amazing holiday.
We were one of the 128,250 couples to get married in Las Vegas in 2004, and while I am sure you have visions of a little white chapel and a priest dressed as Elvis, I can promise you it was a very smart affair, with just our two best friends as witnesses (my mother still hasn’t forgiven me!). Weddings in Las Vegas can cost anywhere from $100 to $1,000,000 plus, and whether you decide to say your ‘I do’s’ in a church, a chapel, flying over the Grand Canyon, or in a luxury suite at the Bellagio hotel – everything and anything is possible in Vegas.
When it comes to nightlife, you will understand why Las Vegas is known as the “Entertainment Capital of the World”, and contrary to popular belief, you do not have to gamble to enjoy this amazing city.
From the endless supply of bars, restaurants and nightclubs, to the all-singing all-dancing shows and 24-hour shopping venues, Vegas really does cater for everyone, and if you are one of many who believe Sin City is not worth a visit, all I can say is try it… you never know, you might just like it!