Fly into McCarran International Airport, where you'll find plenty of car rentals, before heading into the city to experience Las Vegas's casinos. More comfort offers renting your car online and it will wait at the airport for you.
With the Luxor, Bellagio, Venetian, and Caesars Palace, there are plenty of awesome places to stay, enjoy the slots and games and eat delicious food. Las Vegas restaurants and bars range from relaxed diners to local Italian joints, and Michelin-starred eateries to swanky cocktail establishments.
For sightseeing, check out the Luxor, an eye-catching pyramid construction. New York-New York recreates the Big Apple's skyline, while Paris Las Vegas features an Eiffel Tower replica. With your Las Vegas car rental, be sure to get out and explore the iconic local sights. Check out the Hoover Dam, one of the country's most eye-catching monuments, where the incredible clifftop views will help you appreciate the beauty of Nevada.
If you're planning on hitting the casinos, if only just to say you've done it, start with a stop at the slot machines or roulette tables, which just require luck and are easy to play. If you're feeling more confident and fancy yourself a bit of a card expert, try your hand at baccarat, blackjack or poker.
The best bars in Las Vegas are often in the big hotels along the Strip, where you'll find plenty of enticing places to party. Steak restaurants in Las Vegas are particularly good, and Nevada's proximity to Mexico makes it a great place to get tacos and burritos.
The city is also full of intriguing museums, including the Neon Museum, which features classic signs from the city, and the Discovery Children's Museum, which is superb for family trips. Make sure to check out the shows, as many well-known singers, celebrities magicians have residencies in Las Vegas.
As it's in the Mojave Desert, Vegas is warm year round and can get hot. If you prefer milder weather, head to the city between November and February, when anything over about 20ºC is unusual. However, keep in mind that even when the thermometer hits the 30s in the height of summer, the hotels, casinos, bars and museums are well air-conditioned, as are the cars!
When you rent a car in Las Vegas, be sure to head out and see the unique local scenery. Drive around Spring Mountain toward Boulder City, where the Hoover Dam is located, or venture out to see Death Valley. This national park provides a backdrop of stunning mountain ranges from points such as Dante's View, and it's an ideal destination for winter road trips, when the weather is cooler.
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You'll drive on the right in the US, and can do so with a UK driving licence. Be sure to also keep your passport, insurance and rental documents, as well as a warning triangle in the car. To rent a car in Arizona, you need to be over 25. Arizona's blood alcohol limit is 0.08 (0.05 in some other states), and this limit is strictly enforced. It's possible to make right turns at red lights as long as you check for oncoming traffic beforehand. Pedestrians always have right of way. As a general rule, the speed limit is 65mph on urban freeways and 25mph in built-up residential areas, but look out for signs. The country's well-designed roads, with big avenues and freeways connecting its districts and cities, make for very pleasant driving on your holiday.