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I always knew that if I ever visited Las Vegas that I would have to make a trip to the Grand Canyon.

Long-time readers may remember that I studied geography at university, and geology and geomorphology was a big part of my degree. And ever since then I’ve been dying to visit the Grand Canyon.

Now, there are a few ways to get to the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas. You can hire a car and drive there yourself, or you can go on a bus trip. But driving to the Grand Canyon from Vegas can take about 4 to 5 hours.

Travel Diary | Las Vegas

After spending 5 nights in LA, we jumped on a plane and flew to Las Vegas for the last 4 nights of our holiday.

We’d not done an internal flight in the US before but it was so easy. The flight from LA to Vegas took around 40 minutes and there’s no immigration on the other side, so you just grab your bags and go.

And you know you’re in Vegas as soon as you land because even the airport is full of slot machines! I’ve never seen anything like it!

On our last full day in LA we paid a visit to the Petersen Automotive Museum.

The Petersen Automotive Museum is one of the largest motor museums in the World and has over 100 vehicles on display in the main section of the museum. However, there is also a vault in the basement of the museum which contains just as many vehicles; many of which will never go on display in the main section of the museum.