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Sin City is one of those dream destinations that features on so many peoples’ travel and getaway bucket lists. However, making it all the way to the Nevada desert is not always easy, and long and expensive flights are not everyone’s cup of tea.
These days, though, with the world being so interconnected, it’s really not that difficult to bring the sights, sounds and smells of the notorious strip right here to the UK.
Here are just some of the ways you can make it happen.
Gaming and Sports Around the Clock
Of course, gaming and sports are staples for anyone who lives in Las Vegas, and the city is renowned for everything from e-sports to casino games, to traditional sports such as NFL, NHL, and WNBA.
You name a game or athletic pursuit, and the strip probably has some variation of it going on at all hours of the day and night.
Luckily, this aspect of Las Vegas is quite easy for people to replicate back in the UK. Esports arenas are popping up all over the country, welcoming both experienced and rookie players.
There are plenty of great land-based casinos in the UK too, which along with online casinos are bringing Las Vegas-style blackjack to phones and laptops, in addition to other classic games like roulette and baccarat. American sports leagues have also never been so easy to follow, with Sky Sports setting aside its entire Sunday night schedule to broadcast the NFL regular season and playoffs, to the extent that the NFL now invites franchises to come and strut their stuff at Wembley Stadium.
What this means is that whether you wish to venture out and about or keep things more local, there is always a way to bring that Las Vegas aesthetic to your gaming or sports spectating routine.
Las Vegas Menus Are Easy to Recreate
Anyone who has ever visited Las Vegas will know that the most important meal of the day in Nevada is breakfast, with casino resorts and hotels always putting on a morning spread or buffet fit for royalty.
Among the favourite dishes that people turn to again and again are pancakes drizzled with maple syrup, as well as eggs on the side, done in just about every way you can imagine.
While some Vegas breakfast buffets take things to truly extravagant levels, offering up seafood, meats, and cocktails, just stick to the Vegas breakfast basics and you will find you can either make them yourself or easily encounter an American-style dinner nearby in the UK.
If you still get a bit peckish even after your huge breakfast, there are services in the UK that will keep you stocked with US sweets, or should we say candy!
When most people think of Las Vegas the first things that pop into their heads are scenes from The Hangover or screaming at the top of their lungs out of a stretch limo.
However, although Las Vegas is a place where people certainly do seek out vices, there is another side of the city that is becoming increasingly popular with visitors who wish to keep their lifestyles as healthy as possible.
This is thanks in part to the neighbouring Red Rock National Park, which is one of the premier rock climbing and free climbing venues on the planet. This magical place, full of incredible rock formations, gives amazing views out over the Las Vegas skyline as well as the wilds of the desert and mountain ranges beyond.
While you may struggle to find the same sort of sun-kissed vistas in the UK, there are plenty of dedicated climbing centres that will help you get to grips with a boulder or a cliff face.