What happens in Las Vegas doesn't have to stay in Las Vegas. The lights are brighter, the bets are higher and everything is bigger and better in Sin City.
Renowned for its iconic mega-casinos, famous hotels, spectacular shows and round-the-clock gaming and entertainment, Las Vegas is a city of excess that you will want to tell your friends about.
Head to the middle of the Strip, stay and play at one of these fabulous top five hotels for the time - and story - of your life.
The Venetian is one of the most elaborate of the Las Vegas venues, with its canals, weathered tiles, imposing pillars, distinct architecture, and iconic landmarks, including the Campanile, and part of St Mark's Square and the Doge's Palace.
Take a ride on a gondola and visit Madame Tussaud's wax museum. Take in a hit show such as Rock of Ages, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Human Nature, Joan Rivers or Rita Rudner.
Since opening its doors in 1966 Caesars Palace remains the ultimate Las Vegas experience. Located in the centre of the strip on 80 acres, Caesars Palace is spacious, and opulent enough to take you back in time to decadent Roman days, with all the mod cons included.
The dealers are friendly and professional, the shopping is second to none, and the five cent and 25 cent slot machines are still on offer. See the world's best shows, and stars including Shania Twain and Celine Dion at The Colosseum.
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The Flamingo is the grand dame of Las Vegas, retaining since 1946 its retro vibe and adding since then to world-class facilities, including five swimming pools, whirlpools, waterfalls, slides and lagoons.
Hot pink lighting and accent walls, candy-striped wallpaper and vinyl-padded headboards give The Flamingo its unique flair. In stark contrast, Margaritaville Casino at the Flamingo offers visitors a relaxed island vibe.
Catch comedians George Wallace and Vinnie Favorito, and see X Burlesque, Legends in Concert, or the legends themselves, Donny & Marie.
Paris Las Vegas is best known for its one-third-scale replica of the streets of Paris, and its half-scale Eiffel Tower replica. Paris Las Vegas brings kitsch, fun French style to the Strip, and boasts 2 400 gaming machines, and 173 table and poker games.
In Les Theatre Des Arts see the top show in Las Vegas, the award-winning Jersey Boys, or catch Arabian Nights 27, American Idol winner Taylor Hicks, comedian Anthony Cools or Napoleon's Dueling Pianos.
The Wynn, unlike other Las Vegas venues, was designed from the inside out and was the first to introduce a luxury car dealership. Stylish and sophisticated, Wynn Las Vegas features an artificial waterfall, which becomes the backdrop to an impressive light and sound show.
Wynn Casino offers the best complimentary drinks for players, including mojitos and tequila. Visit the Koi Pond to escape the scene and retreat to the coffee shop for a spot of people watching.