Holidays in Las Vegas

For those who like to travel during the holidays, Las Vegas, a virtual playground year round, is even more exciting during certain holidays, such as the Fourth of July and Christmas. As if there weren't enough bright lights and glitter already, Las Vegas during the Christmas holidays is decked out with millions of Christmas lights and amazing decorations.

Christmas in Las Vegas

Christmas is a magical time no matter where you spend it but Christmas in Las Vegas is truly spectacular. With huge Christmas trees and magnificent displays, the atmosphere in Las Vegas, which is already jolly, gets even merrier during the Christmas season. The casinos go all out to create an extravaganza of merriment. The Bellagio gardens, which is awe-inspiring in any season, takes on an extra air of festivity at Christmas, with extravagantly decorated Christmas trees and a plethora of poinsettias. The lobby of the Bellagio, as well as all the hotel lobbies along the strip are decorated to the nines, with casino employees wearing Santa hats and Christmas shows taking over the stages.

You'll find that you'll need reservations at restaurants that you may not normally need reservations for if you're in Vegas during Christmas. Also, be aware that the casino buffets usually serve special foods during this time, which means the prices are higher than normal. Two for one buffet coupons may not work for this time of year either so plan accordingly.

Celebrate the Fourth in Las Vegas

The Fourth of July is another fun holiday to spend in Las Vegas.Parades, fireworks, and barbecues permeate the city and it is an exciting time all over. Be prepared, though, to wait longer for everything as this is an extremely popular time to visit Las Vegas. Whether you're taking a shuttle from the airport or waiting on line for a drink, you'll wait longer for almost everything. In addition, realize that the heat in Vegas this time of year is incredible. Days of 110 degree weather are common and many days see hotter temperatures than that. Keep bottled water with you if you are sightseeing and if you're walking along the strip, take advantage of the numerous misting fans you'll come across. These fans provide a quick cool off by gently misting you with cool water and you might also want to take advantage of one of the strip's many swimming pools. If you like to swim, check out what your hotel has to offer before you make your reservations as some of the strip hotels have fabulous swimming pools and other water attractions.

Ring in the New Year in Las Vegas

If you're lucky enough to travel to Las Vegas during the New Year's holiday, you're in for a spectacular treat. Realize, though, that many New Year's reservations are booked months ahead of time so you may be out of luck if you wait until the last minute to book your trip or reservations. If you go during this time, though, there is a New Year's party going on virtually everywhere in the city so you're bound to have a good time.