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.

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