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    Legendary City in the desert

    Immortalised in the Johnny Depp film Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Hunter S Thompson’s portrayal of the city is a nightmarish hunt for the American dream. In The Hangover, Hollywood offers the clichéd centre of excess, complete with drunken marriages and AWOL grooms. But today’s Vegas is something a little different from the image of tackiness and debauchery that it embodied for decades, with a wave of

    gourmet restaurants, luxury shops and more sophisticated hotels sweeping through the fabled Strip. The gleaming neon Sin City in the middle of Nevada desert will always be the archetypal symbol of decadence, pivoting around 24-hour casinos and strip joints. It’s just that now there’s a glut of elegant ways to blow your cash here, too.


    Top 10 sights in Las Vegas

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    3600 Las Vegas Boulevard South
    NV 89109 Las Vegas
    Tel: 888 987 6667
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    In the heart of the Strip, the Bellagio’s 1,200 fountains are choreographed to Elvis and Sinatra songs. The epic-in-scale hotel features a salon, spa, botanical gardens and more, and is one of Vegas’ icons.

    Hoover Dam

    Hoover Dam
    Las Vegas
    Tel: 702 494 2517
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    Opening times:
    Daily 0900-1700

    The desert city of Las Vegas was nothing before the Hoover Dam was constructed in the 1930s. An impressive feat of engineering, it lies in the astounding Black Canyon.

    The Strip

    Las Vegas Boulevard South
    Las Vegas
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    Any trip to Vegas must start with a walk down the length of glittering Strip, where a miniature Eiffel Tower, fake New York and pyramids all jostle for your attention.

    Cirque du Soleil

    3950 Las Vegas Boulevard South
    NV 89119 Las Vegas
    Tel: 877 632 7400
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    Billed as the greatest show on Earth, Cirque du Soleil has some of its most compelling work in Vegas, most recently Michael Jackson: One.

    Fremont Street Experience

    425 Fremont Street
    NV 89101 Las Vegas
    Tel: 877 834 2748
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    Take a step back into the old classic Vegas with Fremont, a pedestrianised mall that once contained the city’s first hotel and now has various attractions, including spectacular light shows.

    Neon Museum

    770 Las Vegas Boulevard North
    NV 89101 Las Vegas
    Tel: 702 387 6366
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    A fascinating sign collection telling the story of Vegas over the decades. With the city’s constant thirst for novelty, this museum is almost all that remains of the neon past.

    Lake Mead Cruise

    Lake Mead
    Boulder City, Nevada
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    An oasis in the desert beyond Vegas, Lake Mead came into existence when the Hoover Dam was first built in the Colorado River, and can be enjoyed by pleasant cruise.

    Valley of Fire

    29450 Valley of Fire Road
    NV 89040 Overton
    Tel: 702 397 2088
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    Flying into Vegas on a clear day shows you a gorgeous fiery red landscape, calling to mind westerns. Get out and see one of the finest spots, the Valley of Fire, about an hour’s drive from the city.

    Qua Spa at Caesar’s Palace

    3570 Las Vegas Boulevard South
    NV 89109 Las Vegas
    Tel: 866 782 0655
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    Opening times:
    Daily 0600-2000

    It’s worth visiting this spa just to see the staggering faux Roman baths, but there’s also an incredible range of luxurious treatments on offer.

    Contemporary Arts Center

    1217 South Main Street
    NV 89104 Las Vegas
    Tel: 702 496 0569
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    Opening times:
    Thu-Fri 1400-1700
    Sat-Sun 1200-1800

    This non-profit arts group in fascinating Downtown is at odds with most of Vegas’ rampant consumerism.

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    Country overview

    From its vast plains, snow-covered mountains, deep forests and strange rock formations, to soaring skyscrapers and a thunderous cultural scene, the USA is a collage of extremes. Nothing can prepare you for your first glimpse of Manhattan’s unforgettable skyline, your first ride in a yellow cab, the ubiquitous hamburger joints, yawning expanses of prairie, the sweet strains of New Orleans jazz, or the neon-lit excesses of Las Vegas.

    Marvel at the thunderous spectacle of 12,000-year-old Niagara Falls in northern New York, or seek an antidote to urban chaos amidst the flat farmland of the Midwest. Then there are the black hills of South Dakota, the dramatic mountain and ocean landscape of California’s Pacific Coast Highway and the world-famous Grand Canyon.


    Covering a large part of the North American continent, the USA shares borders with Canada to the north and Mexico to the south. The country has coasts on the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic oceans, the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico. The State of Alaska, in the northwest corner of the US, is not part of the continental US; it is separated from the rest of the USA by Canada. Similarly, Hawaii is not part of the “lower 48” states; it lies in the central Pacific Ocean.

    The country’s dependent territories are offshore and have distinct geographies of their own; the majority are islands.

    The third-largest country in the world (after the Russian Federation and Canada), the USA has an enormous diversity of geographical features, including mountains, plains, and coastal zones. Though there are many cities that are densely populated with more manmade features than natural ones, there are also vast rural areas that are far more sparsely populated. The climate ranges from subtropical to arctic, with a corresponding breadth of flora and fauna.

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    Population: 321,2 millions

    Population Density (per sq km): 32

    Capital: Washington, DC.


    English, with significant Spanish-speaking minorties (10.7%).


    US Dollar (USD; symbol $) = 100 cents. Notes are in denominations of $100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1, though the $2 bill is rare and is not in high circulation. Coins are in denominations of $1, and 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 cents.


    120 volts AC, 60Hz. Plugs have two flat pins with or without a third round grounding pin.

    General business opening hours

    Business hours are officially Mon-Fri 0900-1730, although an extended working day is very common in certain sectors and it is not unusual for people to be working well into the night or over the weekend.

    Public holidays

    Below are listed Public Holidays for the January 2018 – December 2019 period.

    Note: States can recognize other days as state holidays that are not federal holidays.


    New Year’s Day: 1 January 2018
    Martin Luther King Day: 15 January 2018
    President’s Day: 19 February 2018
    Memorial Day: 28 March 2018
    Independence Day: 4 July 2018
    Labor Day: 3 September 2018
    Columbus Day: 8 October 2018
    Veterans Day: 12 November 2018
    Thanksgiving Day: 22 November 2018
    Christmas: 25 December 2018


    New Year’s Day: 1 January 2019
    Martin Luther King Day: 21 January 2019
    President’s Day: 18 February 2019
    Memorial Day: 27 March 2019
    Independence Day: 4 July 2019
    Labor Day: 2 September 2019
    Columbus Day: 14 October 2019
    Veterans Day: 11 November 2019
    Thanksgiving Day: 28 November 2019
    Christmas: 25 December 2019

    All information subject to change.


    Nightlife in Las Vegas


    What to say of Sin City’s fabled nightlife? Apart from the countless strip joints and all-night casino bars, there are some

    incredibly glamorous clubs and more relaxed lounge-type options. There are also nightly shows by world-famous stars.


    3121 S Las Vegas Blvd
    NV 89109 Las Vegas
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    Renowned for Prince Harry’s infamous night there, XS is perhaps the most opulent, gold-plated nightclub ever built.

    The Peppermill’s Fireside

    2985 Las Vegas Boulevard South
    NV 89109 Las Vegas
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    A blast from the past, this bar is worth visiting for a glimpse of what Vegas was like in the 1970s – especially with its water-filled fire pit.


    3131 South Las Vegas Boulevard
    NV 89109 Las Vegas
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    A sexy, stylish nightclub in the Wynn, Tryst draws top DJs for its packed parties – it’s best to reserve a table.

    Barley's Casino & Brewing Company

    4500 East Sunset Road
    NV 89014 Henderson, Nevada
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    Craft beer in Vegas? Everything’s possible here – head off-Strip and get served by master brewer Jef ‘Bubba’ Amas, who runs Vegas’ oldest microbrewery.


    3355 Las Vegas Boulevard South
    NV 89109 Las Vegas
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    As well as being a much-loved restaurant and ‘beach’ venue, TAO is one of Vegas’ oldest clubs. Look out for the colossal Buddha – you can’t exactly miss it.


    Restaurants in Las Vegas


    The days of all-you-can-eat buffets and greasy 24-hour diners aren’t exactly over, but they’re being increasingly crowded out by higher-end options.

    Today, some of the world’s biggest gastronomic names are in Sin City, where it’s now possible to dine in exquisite style.

    miX by Alain Ducasse

    3950 S Las Vegas Blvd
    Las Vegas, NV
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    Price: Expensive

    Apart from fine food by one of the world’s best chefs, this classy restaurant offers unbeatable views of the Strip from atop Mandalay Bay.

    Restaurant Guy Savoy

    Caesars Palace Dr
    Las Vegas, NV
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    Price: Expensive

    With the city’s best wine cellar and excellent veal and oyster dishes, this restaurant deserves its two Michelin stars (one behind Savoy’s Paris original).

    Joël Robuchon Restaurant

    3799 Las Vegas Boulevard South
    NV 89109 Las Vegas
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    Price: Expensive

    Named ‘chef of the century’ by the Gault Millau guide, Robuchon offers up his one and only restaurant in the USA. Be sure to try the legendary truffled langoustine.


    3600 S Las Vegas Blvd
    Las Vegas, NV
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    Price: Moderate

    The best Asian food to be had in Vegas, this sleek restaurant in the Bellagio boasts a menu mixing Vietnamese, Chinese and Thai dishes.

    The Steakhouse

    2880 Las Vegas Boulevard South
    NV 89109 Las Vegas
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    Price: Cheap

    Circus Circus isn’t the most glamorous of Vegas hotels, but its classic steakhouse is the best value in town with delicious, tender cuts.


    Calendar of events

    Hockey Classics

    March 2017

    Venue: Various venues in Las Vegas

    Women can play ice hockey, too – as no one witnessing them in action on this particular weekend will ever doubt again. Teams from all over the United States compete in the Las Vegas Women’s Classic.

    Las Vegas City of Lights Jazz and R&B Festival

    29 – 30 April 2017

    Venue: Clark County Government Amphitheatre.

    Visitors to this year’s City of Lights Jazz and R&B Festival can look forward to performances by some of America’s top jazz and blues musicians. Practical items, American food, and arts and crafts will be available from an array of small vendor booths.

    Poker tournament finals

    1 – 22 May 2017

    Venue: All-Suite Hotel & Casino

    Every year, the World Series of Poker tournament closes with a spectacular final event, when poker faces from the four corners of the world compete for the trophy at the city’s most famous casinos. And with prize money of 10 million dollars up for grabs, it is certainly worth winning.

    Electric Daisy Carnival

    16 – 18 June 2017

    Venue: Las Vegas Motor Speedway

    Three days of electronic music with today’s best-known DJs. Over 400,000 visitors come along each year to party in the parallel universe that is the Electric Daisy Carnival.

    Bullhead City River Regatta

    10 – 14 August 2017

    Venue: Bullhead City

    An annual extravaganza that sees thousands of participants descend on the River Colorado in a motley fleet of inner tubes, kayaks, floats and canoes, the regatta has become one of the most colourful events on the region’s calendar. Theme change annually.

    Las Vegas Bikefest

    5 – 8 October 2017

    Venue: Vendor Village

    Vroom … For true rockers and everyone, who would like to be: The Las Vegas Bikefest has everything from hot entertainment and good food to tattooists – and, of course, motorcycles and rides to exciting spots, including Red Rock Canyon, Lake Mead and Grand Canyon.


    7 – 16 December 2017

    Venue: Thomas and Mack Center

    The best U.S. cowboys bring their year to a thrilling close with the National Rodeo Finals, where they battle for victory with horse and lasso. Very American.

    All information subject to change. Please check the dates on the relevant event organizer’s website.


    Hotels in Las Vegas


    Never staying the same for long, Las Vegas has gradually been reducing its tacky image in recent years, with the hotels growing ever larger, more extravagant – and, believe it or not,

    more sophisticated. Cheap options abound, but staying away from the Strip in a motel defeats the purpose of Vegas.

    Mandarin Oriental

    3752 Las Vegas Boulevard South
    NV 89109 Las Vegas
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    Category: Expensive

    Opened in 2009, the palatial Mandarin is an example of the shift towards more sophistication in the resort hotels.

    Caesar’s Palace

    3570 S Las Vegas Blvd
    Las Vegas, NV
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    Category: Moderate

    With six towers overlooking the Strip, Caesar’s Palace is one of the most iconic hotels in Vegas with a history dating back to 1960s.

    Mandalay Bay

    The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, 3950 S Las Vegas Blvd
    89119 Las Vegas, NV
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    Category: Moderate

    Opened shortly before the Millennium, Mandalay features the Cirque du Soleil and some of the city’s best restaurants, including Alain Ducasse.

    Treasure Island

    3300 Las Vegas Boulevard South
    NV 89109 Las Vegas
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    Category: Cheap

    Although originally planned as an extension to Mirage, Treasure Island is very much its own entity and one of the few family-friendly hotels in Las Vegas.

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    The United States has varied weather conditions, and the best time to visit depends both upon the location and the season. Spring (March, April, May) and autumn (September and October) are generally cooler, more comfortable times to visit. Summer months – June, July, and August – are generally hot regardless of the region, but winter temperatures (November-February) can vary substantially depending upon the part of the US you are visiting. The southern part of the country tends to be warmer in the winter than the north. The general climate of the continental US is temperate, but keep in mind that Hawaii is tropical and Alaska is arctic. Many of the country’s dependent territories, such as Guam, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands, are also tropical.

    Summer is considered the peak tourist season throughout the country; other popular travel times are major American holidays, especially Thanksgiving and Christmas, as well as Easter Week and the school holiday known as Spring Break. Certain destinations, such as New York, are perennial favourites and are busy year-round; even when the weather may not be pleasant, these destinations have particular attractions or experiences that always draw travellers. In some parts of the country, travel services may be limited during the low or off-season, largely due to weather conditions.


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    Phone calls & Internet

    Telephone/Mobile Telephone

    Dialing Code: +1


    For emergency police, fire or medical services in major cities, dial 911. The following codes denote toll-free (freephone) numbers: 800, 855, 866, 877 and 888.

    Mobile Telephone

    Foreign mobile telephones only work if they are tri-band or quad-band; charges are high. Visitors can also hire a mobile telephone. Pre-pay cell phones can be purchased from a variety of retail outlets, including drug stores.


    There are internet cafés in most urban areas, and an increasing number of Wi-Fi hotspots. Many coffee shops offer free Wi-Fi. Many of the international airports offer internet access too.


    Shopping in Las Vegas

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    Key Areas

    The Strip is the epicentre of consumerism where you’ll find Dior and Louis Vuitton rubbing shoulders with high-street chains. Head Downtown and down-to-earth for a rather different shopping experience.


    There aren’t exactly many markets in the traditional sense in Sin City. However, there’s always the expansive and colourful Broad Acres flea market (2934 Las Vegas Boulevard North) with many a relic from nights that went too far. You might also visit Bonanza Mini Market, perhaps the world’s biggest gift shop (2440 Las Vegas Boulevard South), though novelty souvenirs are more or less the order of the day here.

    Shopping Centres

    A kind of space-age shopping experience, Fashion Show Mall (3200 Las Vegas Boulevard South) is the biggest of the city’s roster. But The Boulevard Mall (3528 South Maryland Parkway) is worth checking out for being the oldest.

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    Traveller etiquette

    Social Conventions

    Americans are renowned for their openness and friendliness to visitors. The wide variety of national origins and the USA’s relatively short history has resulted in numerous cultural and traditional customs living alongside each other. In large cities, people of the same ethnic background often live within defined communities.

    Shaking hands is the usual form of greeting in formal situations and in business meetings. A relaxed and informal atmosphere is usually the norm. As long as the fundamental rules of courtesy are observed, there need be no fear of offending anyone of any background.

    Gifts are appreciated if one is invited to a private home.

    As a rule, dress is casual. High-end restaurants, hotels and clubs may require more formal attire.

    Smoking is increasingly unpopular in the US; it is essential to ask permission before lighting up. Smoking is not allowed on city transport and restricted or forbidden in public buildings in most states. There will be a posted notice where no smoking is requested. An increasing number of states (including California and New York) have banned smoking altogether in bars, restaurants and many public places.

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    Main emergency number: 911

    Food & Drink

    Food in the US is safe to eat, and the conditions under which food is prepared and served are regulated by city, state, and federal health and hygiene agencies. In many jurisdictions, it is mandatory for restaurants to have a certificate of health or hygiene, as well as the current grade they have been assigned, posted visibly.

    Although America is famous for its fast food and obesity rates, the local and fresh food movement is very popular in many areas, especially cities, making it easy to eat healthy. A variety of options also makes it easy for people with special dietary needs to find food that suits them, whether their needs are due to health reasons or to religious requirements.

    Tap water is considered safe to drink in the US and is often offered in restaurants before bottled water. Bottled water is available throughout the country, however, both in restaurants and shops, for those who prefer not to drink tap water.

    Other Risks

    The US is generally considered a safe destination for world visitors. Occasional outbreaks of disease, such as West Nile Virus (a mosquito-borne illness) and H1N1 have occurred in recent years, however. Frequent hand-washing and general practices of good hygiene are encouraged to protect oneself against all types of illness.

    Another concern with regard to safety is the possibility of terrorist attacks such as the one that occurred on September 11, 2001. City, state, and federal agencies have stringent anti-terrorism practices in place, however, and direct threats are infrequent.

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    Visa & Immigration

    IATA Travel Centre

    The IATA Travel Centre delivers accurate passport, visa and health requirement information at a glance. It is a trusted, centralized source for the latest international travel requirements. The IATA Travel Centre is the most accurate source available because it is based on a comprehensive database used by virtually every airline, and information is gathered from official sources worldwide, such as immigration and police authorities.

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