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.
- Name: Las Vegas
- Founded: 1905
- Population: 2.2 million
- Area: 135.8 sq mi (352 km2)
- Known as: ‘Sin City’, ‘City of Lights’.
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
There are plenty of attractions in Las Vegas, both inside the city and in immediate surroundings, especially national parks. We are listing here only top 20-25 of them.
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.
Luxor Hotel & Casino. Egypt styled hotel with casino, featuring a Pyramid, Sphynx and the Obelisk.
The Mirage. Central casino hotel with live shows and high end dining. Offering unique dolphin habitat.
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.
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.
For many people one of the best things to in Las Vegas is gambling.
Festivals and events in Las Vegas
Las Vegas is packed with festivals and events all year around. Here are some top recommendations.
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).
Interesting facts about Las Vegas
Here are some interesting facts about this impressive city:
- 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.
Best time for flights 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.
Top hotel offers in Las Vegas
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