Las Vegas, Elvis’ city

12 Jan 2015

Elvis Presley is synonymous with Las Vegas, if "The King" were alive today he would be the ripe old age of 80 but one thing is for sure he would not be tired of Sin City. Elvis was barely old enough to enter the casinos in Las Vegas when he made his first appearance on stage at The New Frontier Hotel and Casino at the age of 21 in 1956.

It wasn't until 13 years later Elvis returned to Vegas with a four-week, 57-show engagement at the newly built International Hotel.

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Depending on how you look at things not much has changed in the last 50 years or so, Vegas is still the capital of cabaret and live shows, and there are many favourites that regularly return to put on spectacular shows, including modern day Elvis impersonators.

Elvis fans still flock to Viva Las Vegas for tribute shows, impersonators, Elvis conventions, and even to get married by The King himself.

A few Elvis shows worth taking in.

"THE KING STARRING TRENT CARLINI"

Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino.

Trent Carlini is widely regarded as the best Elvis impersonator, he puts on a nightly concert.

"MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET"

Harrah's Las Vegas Hotel and Casino.

Broadway musical recreates Rock and roll history Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins sat down for a jam session at Sun Records Studio.

"ALL SHOOK UP"

Planet Hollywood.

Tribute show featuring Travis Allen.

"LEGENDS IN CONCERT"

Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel and Casino.

The longest running celebrity tribute show in the world, with a rotating line-up that includes Elvis alongside many others.

"LAS VEGAS ELVIS FEST"

Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino.

Annual Elvis festival with awards, contests and a final night show.

"ELVIS WEDDINGS"

There are countless Elvis wedding chapels in Las Vegas, from a cheap and cheerful drive-through to the full on experience.

GRACELAND CHAPEL – Home of the original Elvis wedding

VIVA LAS VEGAS WEDDING CHAPEL – Romance & Elegance.

LITTLE CHURCH OF THE WEST – Iconic Las Vegas wedding chapel.

VEGAS WEDDINGS CHAPEL – The King will perform 3 hits.

Flights to Las Vegas from the UK.

British Airways offer direct flights from Heathrow and Gatwick to Las Vegas,

Virgin Atlantic offer direct flights from Heathrow and Manchester to Las Vegas,

Fly Thomas Cook offer seasonal direct flights from Manchester, Glasgow and Belfast to Las Vegas.

Flights to Las Vegas.