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Just like Paris, Sydney, Prague, and Venice, Las Vegas is on many people’s travel bucket lists. It has lots to offer to every type of traveler – gamblers, party hoppers, shoppers, foodies, fashionistas, photographers.

Why Should you visit:

Las Vegas, referred by some as ‘Sin City‘, and ‘Disney world for adults‘, is most famous for its casinos, adult-entertainment and night-life. Tourism in the city is known best for it’s theme-based resorts with themes ranging from Rome, Venice to Egypt and New York. Vegas is also big on shopping, ranging from premium brand stores to inexpensive imported stuff. The city is mostly huddled around what is called ‘the Strip‘, that has most resorts, shops, restaurants and casinos. That’s why it makes for an ideal weekend getaway, because you can see everything easily in 2 days. What’s more, you can even take a day trip to the Grand Canyon (watch this space for a guide on that)!

When to Visit:

Vegas has hot desert climate, so March and October are the best months to visit, with cool temperatures, when you can easily shop or walk outside without being cold, yet warm enough to be able to wear shorts or dresses.

Where to Stay:

Connectivity is easy with the monorail that connects many hotels. So it’s a good idea to stay at one of the stops. Lots of the resorts in Vegas are owned by MGM, so you can just go over to their website and find a hotel per availability and budget. I recommend something within or as close as possible to the City Center, because (as the name suggests) it’s in the center.

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Shilpa Ahuja a designer and entrepreneur. She is the editor-in-chief of ShilpaAhuja.com, which she founded with the goal of inspiring confidence in the modern working woman through fashion. Fashion has traditionally been for the rich, white, thin woman. That's how it evolved over centuries and that's how it's been represented in fashion media. But Shilpa believes that with the changing role of women in the society, fashion has changed, too. She believes that fashion is for everyone, regardless of their age, gender, color, body type and background. So she translates runway fashion into easy style advice that one can incorporate into their daily lives. Shilpa's work has been published in the University of Fashion blog and Jet Airways magazine. She is also an artist, illustrator and cartoonist. She is also the creator of Audrey O., a comic series that represents the lifestyle of millennial women. She enjoys creative writing and world travel. Her art has been exhibited at Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Aroma Hotel, Chandigarh and been published in Chandigarh Times. Originally from Chandigarh, Shilpa also has a professional degree in architecture and has worked in interior project management. She is also the author of the book "Designing a Chinese Cultural Center in India". Shilpa has a Masters in Design Studies degree from Harvard University. For feedback and questions, please email contact@shilpaahuja.com

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