Las Vegas, which is simply known as Vegas in Nevada, is tagged as ‘Entertainment Capital off the world’. Located in the Las Vegas Valley in county seat of Clark County, Las Vegas is an internationally claimed resort city exceptionally popular for its gambling, shopping, fine dining and nightlife opportunities. The city also serves as the financial and cultural center of South Nevada and is one of the top three leading destinations in the United States for conventions, business, and meetings. Las Vegas is also considered to be one of the wealthiest cities in the country and is a top tourist destination as well. The 6,03,488 people who live in Las Vegas have made it the 29th-most populous city in the United States and the city is also growing as a retirement and family city. The city has earned the title of ‘Sin City’ owing to the city's tolerance for numerous forms of adult entertainment. The city spread over an area of 352 km2 of land and English is the official language spoken by majority of the people. Las Vegas is potpourri of multi culture and is one of the most diverse cities in the country.
All flights to Las Vegas land at the Las Vegas McCarran Airport, which is a major international airport serving Las Vegas Valley and Clark County. Located 8 km downtown of Las Vegas the airport operates more than 35 airlines that directly connect the city to more than 80 destinations worldwide. Subtropical, hot desert climate which is categorized by hot and dry summer and short and mild winter prevails in Las Vegas. Months of June through September are the summer months and are very hot and dry with an average temperature of 33.6 °C. The city has a very short and mild winter and December is the coolest month. Humidly remain below 10% for most part of the year as rainfall is not very common. The months from March to May and from September to November are the best time to visit he city, however this time the prices of hotels also skyrocket. Desert Hops Nevada & International Beer Festival in August, Rocky Mountain Gun Show in September and Annual Art in the Park in October are some of the major festivals held in Las Vegas.
Mega Casino hotels, luxurious resort and bustling nightlife are some of the major attractions that attract tourists to Las Vegas. But besides these loud and bright attractions, there are some very peaceful and charming attractions that too catch the attention of the holiday makers. The 2.5 mile long central section of Las Vegas, which is also known as ‘The Strip’ is the where all the excitement happens. Lined with huge entertainment palace and luxurious hotels, visit this street during the night when the long sequences of glittering neon signs illuminate this street. Located downtown of Las Vegas, the Fremont Street is a pedestrian only seat and is illustrious for its Fremont Street Experience, where each night canopy of LED lights up the four block section of the street and fantastic music and visual show takes place overhead. Take a Gondola ride is the best way to see the finest hotels in Las Vegas, the Venetian Hotel. Passengers are taken through the shopping arcade inside the hotel on a ride by their personable gondolier. Parish Hotel and Eiffel Tower is an upper class restaurant and hotel which provides bird’s eye view of the city.
Mirage Hotel (famous for Erupting Volcano and Secret Garden), Bellagio Resort (having a unique fountain show), New York Hotel (stunning attractions), Caesar's Palace and The Colosseum (huge complex for live shows and concerts), Luxor Hotel (designed in Egyptian pyramid theme), Mandalay Bay and the Shark Reef Aquarium, High Roller Ferris Wheel on the Linq and Stratosphere Tower are some of the major attractions. Your trip to Las Vegas is incomplete if you do not take the helicopter ride of the Grand Canyon.
Eating and Shopping
Boasting of some of the finest restaurants in the world, Las Vegas is a delight for any food lover. The city is home to some of the top class Michelin star chefs who run their own restaurants here. The city plays a perfect host to the diverse cultured tourists who come here to holiday and one here one can enjoy cuisine from all over the world. The city is famous for its hamburgers along with pizzas, pasta and salad. Everything from all over the world is available here so there is no dearth of options to suit you palate. Those on a budget should not be disappointed as there are many cheap restaurants too available here where you can enjoy tasty meals without burning a hole in your pocket.
Shopping is one of the most enjoyable indulgences in Las Vegas. From luxury boutiques to swanky malls to street side vendors and from bling to bargains, everything is available or the tourists. From inexpensive clothes to branded jewellery to small knick knacks, at Las Vegas the option of shopping is limitless. Bellagio, Grand Canal Shops, The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, Fashion Show Mall, Las Vegas Outlet Center, Miracle Mile, Le Boulevard at Paris Las Vegas, CRYSTALS at City Center and Wynn Esplanade are some of the hottest shopping destinations in Las Vegas.
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