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

Notes from an author: Paul Carr

British author and columnist Paul Carr on why he fell for Sin City, from its cheery residents to his new home in up-and-coming Downtown Las Vegas