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Las Vegas: My Experience



Lisa in our Swords office has just come back from her holidays in Las Vegas (well for some, right?). Her souvenir to us was in the form of a blog post…

Here is what Lisa had to say about her holiday in Las Vegas…


Duration of holiday:

I travelled to Las Vegas in June for ten days. I chose this time of year to go as I wanted to enjoy the good weather along with everything else Vegas has to offer.
I had researched this trip immensely before travelling; everything from day trips to the Grand Canyon to where to eat.
I think, if you can manage it, the longer your stay the better it will be. Four or five nights are fine if it's not your first time. There is too much to do in such short space of time.

Where to stay:

I stayed in the Excalibur Hotel which is more or less the start of the strip as you come in from the airport, which is located approximately fifteen minutes away. This hotel is a great location, as you can reach hotels such as the New York, New York and MGM Grand from the walkway at Excalibur.
The strip stretches on as far as the eye can see, and further. Hotels such as the Stratosphere and Circus Circus are located at the top of the strip, this is a bit far out, in my opinion.
Prime locations for hotels would be anything from Bellagio or Caesar's Palace to Planet Hollywood or Flamingo which are just across the road.

Things to do in Las Vegas:

1. Grand Canyon

You cannot visit Vegas without visiting the Grand Canyon. You have probably heard a lot about the Grand Canyon and its beauty. Take it from me; it is a truly beautiful place. The South Rim (which is 7000 feet above sea level) is the easiest and safest to get to, and it is open all year round. This is a must do day trip in my opinion.

2. Watch a show! 

Vegas is your perfect opportunity to go to see an authentic Broadway show. There are shows to suit every taste, so sit down and take the time to make a good choice.

3. Shopping

As with most cities in the U. S. of A, shopping is a must. Premium North outlets are where you want to go if you are a shopaholic! A great tip is to log onto their website and print off vouchers before you set off on your shopping adventure - this will save you money so you can treat yourself to a post-shopping dinner! If not, you can buy discount vouchers over there for $5 per book.
Miracle Mile Shops (located on the infamous Sin City strip) are also a great shopping choice, offering great value for money and housing shops such as H&M, True Religion Jeans, Marciano, and Urban Outfitters.

4. Sunbathing

If you’re travelling during the summer months, chilling out by the pool is a great way to unwind after a night on the Strip.

5. Fremont Street

"Old Las Vegas" this is where the original Vegas started, this street is home to the Golden Nugget hotel and great attractions such as the Fremont Zip Line.
It's easily accessed by the public bus.

Top tips for going to Vegas:


Pack comfortable walking shoes, whatever time of the year you go.
Don't shop in the hotel shops for necessities as it can be very expensive. Shop at ABC stores for the  following: water, drinks, snacks.
Make use of all coupons you receive.
Book shows together in order to get bigger and better discounts.
For easy access up and down the strip use the public bus which costs $8 for a 24hr ticket.
Why not call Celine on 01 8047150 to discuss your Vegas trip or look out for our Vegas offers here.


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