Las Vegas Strip.

Las Vegas Strip.

When you live in the snow zone of North America, the Christmas holiday season often brings thoughts of snowless sidewalks and coatless days, instead of reindeer and mistletoe. In fact, Global News recently reported that Las Vegas, Nevada, was the #2 international destination for Canadians.

Click here for all 10!

So where do Canadians head around the world?

  1. New York City, New York
  2. Las Vegas, Nevada
  3. London, England
  4. Paris, France
  5. Orlando, Florida
  6. Chicago, Illinois
  7. Los Angeles, California
  8. San Francisco, California
  9. Seattle, Washington
  10. Rome, Italy

Click here for the Global News page with the list.

And of course, Las Vegas is the perfect winter  getaway destination for fun seekers no matter where they’re from.

Surprisingly, 25% of Canadians said Vegas was their pick for a romantic getaway with their partner. Of course in a city with over 65,000 hotel rooms on the Strip alone, there’s no doubt the perfect combination of atmosphere and price tag to suit every couple!

Eiffel Tower at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas.

Eiffel Tower at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas.

When I first started going to Las Vegas, it was all about the theme casinos in the hotels. While those elements are gradually disappearing to suit new generations of visitors, a number are still integral to the Vegas experience. I doubt I’ll ever get to Egypt, but I’ve seen the 110 feet tall re-creation of what the Great Sphinx of Giza originally would have looked like centuries ago at the Luxor Hotel.

Since France isn’t high on my destination bucket list, the half scale replica of the Eiffel Tower and two-thirds size Arc de Triomphe at the Paris hotel will have to do. And of course, I’ll never get back to New York City in the 1940s, but I certainly enjoyed my quick trip through the time period at the New York-New York hotel.

The great thing is that Las Vegas hotels are priced to please this winter for anyone who wants to escape our frosty chills! Here’s a list of the hotels, along with average nightly rates. Luxor starts at $36, Paris at $59, and New York New York, at $41. Of course, the Canadian dollar isn’t what it was a few years ago, but $59 is still just $77 after conversion to Canadian currency.

While you’re planning your trip, you may want to check out this post on the top 10 deals in Las Vegas that I wrote after our last trip.

Freemont Street Experience show in Las Vegas.

Freemont Street Experience show in Las Vegas.

And if there’s an experience that should be on your 39 and holding travel bucket list, it should be Las Vegas!

Infographic: 20 Interesting Facts About Las Vegas

This infographic was created by The Las Vegas Travel Guide (http://www.las-vegastravelguide.com) and details the 20 most interesting facts about the city. It’s full of fun and humorous facts about the world’s wildest and craziest casino gambling city. – See the full size graphic at: http://visual.ly/20-interesting-facts-about-las-vegas#sthash.0egmc7wj.dpuf

20 Interesting facts about Las Vegas

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