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Las Vegas: shiny, fun and dynamic

Quick facts about Las Vegas

  • Name: Las Vegas;
  • Founded: 1905;
  • Population: 2.2 million;
  • Area: 135.8 sq mi (352 km2)
  • Known as: Sin City, City of Lights.

Las Vegas is located in the middle of Mojave Desert in Nevada, but that didn’t upset city’s position as a top gambling and entertainment spot in the world. Almost 40 million tourists visit this unique city every year, which makes it one of the most popular destinations in the US. Between gambling, crazy entertainment and instant wedding chappels, no wonder Las Vegas has earned a phrase: “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas”, initially used as a tourist advertisement, now almost a city’s motto.

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‘Sin city’, as it is often called, Las Vegas is not only for ‘sinners’, but it offers family attractions as well. There are water parks, an Adventuredome, indoor skydiving, botanical gardens and many other places that would entertain entire family. And if you are tired of bustling city, there is always escape in one of the nearby national parks to enjoy incredible nature in much more quiet environment. Enjoy!

Main attractions in Las Vegas

Las Vegas Strip. A 4.3 mile (6.8 km) stretch of South Las Vegas Boulevard in Las Vegas, lined up with hotel casinos restaurants, shops and performance venues. A true symbol of Las Vegas. Bellagio Hotel and Casino. Luxury casino resort with outdoor pools with high end dining and live shows. Also famous for its lavish fountains. MGM Grand. Very popular casino resort with clubs. Offering multiple pools and a spa. Las Vegas Strip Helicopter Tour With Transfers Luxor Hotel & Casino. Egypt styled hotel with casino, featuring a Pyramid, Sphynx and the Obelisk. Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Red colored natural wonder with trails, camping, rare plants and wildlife. The Mirage. Central casino hotel with live shows and high end dining. Offering unique dolphin habitat. V Show - The Ultimate Variety Show Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower. Casino hotel with famous sky high thrill ride attractions. New York-New York Hotel & Casino. New York themed hotel with lively bars, a roller coaster and live shows. Also famous for Hershey’s Chocolate World. Fremont Street. Central street in Vegas, packed with casinos and entertainment venues. Named in honor of John Charles Frémont. Machine Guns Vegas Indoor Shooting Treasure Island. Lavish hotel casino with high end dining and live shows. Golden Nugget Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. Historic venue with a busy casino and high end dining. Featuring waterslide that runs through a shark tank. Adventuredome Theme Park. Dome covered thrill rides, arcade, mini golf and entertainment, located in Circus Circus resort.

Top things to do in Las Vegas

Apart from all attractions above, you can try several things that are related to Vegas: helicopter tour to enjoy aerial view of The Strip; take ATV tour outside Vegas; go for indoor shooting range, or visit any of numerous world-famous shows, such as Magic Mike, Ka Show, Zumanity Show, Fantasy Show or Blue Man Group Show.

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Festivals and events in Las Vegas

TNASCAR Weekend Las Vegas Motor Speedway (March), Monster Jam World Finals (March), Boulder City Beerfest (March), Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender, Easter weekend (March/April), UNLVino (April), Great Vegas Festival of Beer (April & October), Epicurean Affair (April/May), Vegas Uncork’d (May), Helldorado Days (May), Electric Daisy Carnival (Memorial Day Weekend), World Series of Poker (June-July), Life Is Beautiful Festival (September), Route 91 Harvest Festival (October), Boulder City’s Art in the Park (October), Halloween (October), Atomic Liquor’s Sour Saturday (November), Rock ’n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon (November), National Finals Rodeo (December), New Year’s Eve — America’s Party (December 31).

More information about Las Vegas’ festivals and events.

Best time to fly to Las Vegas

The peak season for flights to Las Vegas is March, April and May. The low season for purchasing tickets is August, September and November. Las Vegas is served by McCarran International Airport (LAS). Direct flights to Las Vegas are offered by 23 airlines.

Cheap Flights to Las Vegas

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Phoenix

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Austin

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Los Angeles

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Seattle

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Oakland

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San Francisco

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San Diego

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Colorado Springs

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Fresno

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Albuquerque

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Interesting facts about Las Vegas

  • Fifteen of the world’s top 25 hotels are located in Las Vegas.
  • Las Vegas has a “black book,” a list of people who are banned from entering in any casino in the city.
  • With 3,933 rooms, the Bellagio hotel has more rooms than the number of residents in Bellagio, Italy.

More interesting facts about Las Vegas

Top hotels offers for Las Vegas

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