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.
‘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
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.
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).
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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.