Travel blogger Hayley Andersen’s guide to visiting Las Vegas

@haylsa shares the Insta hot-spots, her favourite places to eat and the OTT experiences everyone has to do/see in Vegas.

If there's one thing you 
bring to the 'entertainment capital of the world', it's great expectations – and let me tell you, Las Vegas sure surpasses them.

Highlights include epic entertainment; award-winning restaurants run by celebrated chefs; first-class shopping featuring the world's most ~luxurious~ brands; innovative, high-end spa resorts and seriously impressive hotels. And it looks pretty good, too. Situated in the breathtaking Mojave Desert, Las Vegas 
is surrounded by stunning mountain views and endless blue skies unlike anything you've ever seen before.

To truly appreciate the city's beauty, you need to see 
it from up high. The best way to do that is on the world's tallest observation wheel – 
aka the High Roller. Soaring 
167 metres above the ground, it offers a sweeping view of the Las Vegas valley and main strip. Have your camera ready as the views are unforgettable!

First rule of Vegas: experience it from up high.

If you're into heights and love a good laugh, the iconic SlotZilla zip-line in downtown Las Vegas guarantees good times. You'll fly Batman-style down Fremont Street and enjoy an amazing view while you're at it. Bucket list? Tick!

One thing to know about this bustling city is that it's full of hidden gems. You'll be surprised by the number of epic eateries and shopping opportunities.

The Aria Resort & Casino is a foodie paradise, with everything from fine dining to NYC-style pizza. So yum! If you're vegan like me, the Encore and Wynn hotels are the ultimate, with every restaurant offering a vegan option – the hotels themselves are gorgeous, too.

Seven Magic Mountains = Insta heaven.

It goes without saying that Vegas is full of bright and bold gems begging to be put on the g'ram. Here are a few faves:

Dreamy af.

Forget lazing by the pool, Vegas is all about big, bold, OTT fun! Not sure where to start? We've got your itinerary sorted.

Over and out.

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