Las Vegas low-down

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Wondering where to ring in the New Year? Look no further than Las Vegas….

Why go?
For glitz, glamour, gambling and one hell of a good time. Everyone loves Las Vegas, the desert oasis that  doesn’t know the meaning of ‘over the top’.

Must seeStroll the length of the strip stopping off to watch the dancing fountains outside the Bellagio – a highlight of any tourist itinerary. And consider catching a show such as the celebrated Cirque du Soleil.

Insider tip
Check out the Little White Wedding Chapel – it’s where several ‘surprise celebrity’ weddings have taken place. Peaches Geldof got hitched here after a whirlwind romance, while pop princess Britney Spears married her childhood friend, Jason Alexander, at the Chapel in 2004 only to have the union annulled 55 hours later.

When the neon lights of the Strip get too much – as they will – head out of town to the Red Rock Canyon. Less than an hour’s drive away from the slot machines, the spectacular cliffs and canyons make for a refreshing change of scenery.

Hotel: Anyone up for total luxury, should book into the Bellagio (www.bellagio.com); the Rat Pack are among the hotel’s high profile past guests. A cheaper alternative is the pyramid themed Luxor Hotel (www.luxor.com).

 

 

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