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Thanks, recession, since now flights and hotels are weirdly cheap in Las Vegas

las-vegasIt is no longer a surprise that the recession has hit major travel destinations and things aren’t looking too bright for the near future. Along with a drop in leisure tourism, business tourism is affected just as much. According to an article published by USA Today conventions and meetings in places such as Las Vegas and Florida have taken the hardest hit.

As a result, the major airlines started to reduce capacity, which translates in fewer flights especially from small airports. So, it only makes sense to start looking for Vegas flights while the prices are still low. If you need to travel to the nearest large airport, it’s a good idea to do some research in advance and choose the best value for money.

Since the airport serving Las Vegas, McCarran International Airport, is a hub for US Airways and a base for Southwest Airlines, it’s a good idea to start the search with these airlines.

Hotel rooms are amazing bargains too

Another effect of the recession is the drop in room rates. Cheap Vegas hotel rooms are really easy to find, even if you plan to stay on the strip. Additionally, you can look into Las Vegas vacation packages which usually comprise the flight, hotel and car rental. You can usually find very good bargains at high-end hotels. And you don’t even need to stay for too long to benefit from such good deals. There are many packages which comprise the flight and two-night accommodation at prices averaging $350 per package.

Head to Downtown Las Vegas for quite a unique experience, the Fremont Street Experience. Basically, more than 12.5 million synchronized LED lights accompanied by music create stunning shows each night.

More to do than just gambling

If you happen to have more than a weekend to enjoy Las Vegas, it’s a good idea to rent a car and head out of the city. Hoover Dam can be easily tackled during a day trip from Las Vegas. There are several tours available for the visitors and there’s also an observation deck which offers stunning views of Lake Mead and the Colorado River.

The Red Rock Canyon is another stunning place which can be visited during a day trip from Las Vegas. There are plenty of hiking opportunities for visitors and even a campsite if you plan to spend the night here.

The Grand Canyon is located at about 4 hours drive from Las Vegas so you should plan for at least a day and a half trip.