Cheap flights to Las Vegas depart from Manchester Airport, Gatwick Airport and Heathrow Airport in London. Flights to Las Vegas arrive at McCarran International Airport near Las Vegas. Taxis and licensed limousines can be hired from outside the baggage claim area of both terminals. RTC Transit operates several bus routes from the airport to Downtown Las Vegas and the Strip, as well as some neighbouring suburbs. The bus stops are located outside Terminal One.
RTC Transit operates a network of bus routes around the Las Vegas area. Special bus passes are available for journeys up and down the Strip and through the Downtown area. The passes can be ordered online through the RTC website, and need to be validated on a bus or at a ticket vending machine before use. Passes can also be purchased from the Bonneville Transit Centre, South Strip Transfer Terminal, RTC Administration Building and from local Albertsons stores. The Las Vegas Monorail operates frequent services up and down the Strip. Tickets can be purchased from any monorail station before a journey. Multi-trip passes are also available for those planning more than one journey on the monorail. A few resorts and hotels also offer complimentary tram and shuttle services along the Strip. Taxis can also be flagged down when needed, or hired ahead of time.
The Strip is undoubtedly Las Vegas’ most famous destination, and it is where most visitors head to once they get off their flight to Las Vegas. Come face-to-face with lions at the MGM Grand, or swim with the fishes at the Shark Bay Aquarium in the Mandalay Bay Hotel. If you’ve ever wondered what the world’s biggest gold nugget looked like, well, just head over to the Golden Nugget Hotel. Over at the iconic Mirage, the nightly volcano eruptions in front of the hotel help cap off what was surely a most memorable day. If that’s not enough, then the rollercoaster over at New York New York Hotel is sure to get pulses racing.
Pick up the latest trends from the Fashion Show Mall. It houses popular department stores Neiman Marcus, Macys and Nordstrom, as well as a wide range of other shops. Town Square offers a Mediterranean-style shopping experience, with lots of high street favourites on offer. Dining in Las Vegas used to be synonymous with cheap and not very tasty all-you-can-eat buffets, but that isn’t necessarily the case these days. The buffets are still around, but standards have been raised. The Bellagio has one of the best looking line-ups around, serving up Kobe beef, wild boar, swordfish and other delicious sounding items. Nobu at the Hard Rock Hotel is famous for its Japanese dishes – order from the menu, or be adventurous and ask for the omakase, and leave it up to the chef. See the biggest music stars perform at Caesars Palace, or relieve the old days with a lounge act at the Sahara. Pure is one of the biggest clubs in town, featuring an open-air roof terrace and a panoramic view of the Strip.