Las Vegas: Our Celebrations Come to an End

It’s been an incredible few days out here celebrating Virgin Atlantic‘s 10 year anniversary of flying to Las Vegas, and I never knew it was possible to squeeze so much into such a short space of time. Our amazing press and events departments are masters of organisation and the level of effort that goes into planning every last detail of a trip such as this is bewildering.

 

A Whirlwind Visit

We’ve been treated to fabulous entertainment, a wonderful hotel, thrilling adventures, and a glamorous party with staggering views. There hasn’t been time to catch our breath, so it’s no wonder everyone was up early this morning dashing around the other thing Vegas is known for – its excellent shops.

 

After a final lunch at Encore, it was back to the airport and another fun-filled flight home for our lucky guests, or more likely a sleepy one this time around.

Everyone except me, that was. I’m still here, having made the sensible decision to stay on a little bit longer. There’s so much to see and I want to make sure I see it. First stop – Downtown. The original Vegas is home to some absolutely fantastic examples of vintage architecture, retro neon signs, old motels, wedding chapels and about a billion multicoloured lightbulbs.

Here’s a few examples of what you can expect to find if you take an early evening stroll through Downtown Las Vegas…

 

Iconic Vegas sign

Iconic Vegas sign

 

 

Lucky Lady outside the famous El Cortez

Lucky Lady outside the famous El Cortez

 

 

Cowboy at the Pioneer

Cowboy at the Pioneer

 

 

The famous Cowboy sign on Las Vegas Boulevard

The famous Cowboy sign on Las Vegas Boulevard

 

 

Glitter Gulch

Glitter Gulch at the Fremont Street Experience

 

Well, hopefully this week’s Vegas takeover on the blog has inspired you to come on over to Sin City at some point in the very near future. It may be a cliché, but it’s a true one – there really is something for everyone in this town, either as a destination in its own right, or in combination with any of the jaw-dropping sights that southwest USA has to offer.

Virgin Holidays are experts in tailor made holidays to this part of the world, or they can just arrange a short break in Las Vegas itself. And remember that you’ll always find the best Virgin Atlantic fares by booking directly through our website

If you’ve any further tips or advice for things to see and do in Las Vegas and the surrounding area then we’d love to hear about them – leave your thoughts in the comments below.

About Maxine Sheppard

Maxine is the co-editor of the Virgin Atlantic blog. Travel and music are her joint first loves, and despite having written for Virgin for more years than she cares to remember she still loves nothing more than jumping on a plane in search of new sights and new sounds.
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