What is UFO tourism?

Far from being conspiracy theorists, many visitors to remote sites such as Area 51 and Roswell are simply adventurous travellers, keen to know the answer to the question: is the truth really out there?

Beyond the Strip: top five day trips from Las Vegas

Heading to Sin City? From one of the world’s largest dams to flaming canyons and valleys, discover more of Nevada with these alternatives to the Strip’s bustling casinos.

How to do Las Vegas like a local

Nowhere does ‘big’ like Las Vegas, but the city is realising the benefit of turning down the intensity. Here’s where to head for the low-key side of Sin City.

Top 5: Desert festivals

Winter blues? Fear not: there's plenty of desert decadence to melt them away — these festivals amid the sand dunes feature everything from yoga at sunset to camel racing

Sleep: Las Vegas

Opulent, ambitious and decidedly over-the-top, the hotels of the Strip have made Vegas instantly recognisable. But these days, with a new generation of pleasure palaces, Sin City is springing a few surprises.

City life: Las Vegas

It's known for bright lights, roulette wheels and a soundtrack of shrieking slot machines, but there's another side to Sin City. With a slew of new craft breweries, independent shops and art galleries, there's more to Vegas than meets the eye

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