Also known as “Sin City,” Las Vegas rose out of the Nevada desert to become one of the most visited destinations in the United States.
A hotspot for luxury casino resort hotels, shows and the vibrant area known as The Strip, Las Vegas has plenty of activities to offer visitors who decide to spend a few nights playing the odds.
Las Vegas can be reached via the McCarran International Airport, the primary hub for arriving visitors. Inside Las Vegas there is a monorail that runs between hotels and a bus system called The Deuce, with plans for an Amtrak rail stop under development.
Casinos and Nightlife
The biggest draw for many of the visitors to Las Vegas is the vibrancy of The Strip. Lined on both sides with luxury resort hotels and casinos, Las Vegas Boulevard is featured as the heart of the city. To get the true taste of Las Vegas wander The Strip and pop into some of the famous themed hotels like Treasure Island, New York New York, the Venetian and Hard Rock Hotel.
Inside the hotels, the casinos are truly like no others in the world. Visitors can spend days and nights playing slots, blackjack and poker at the thousands of tables. Also inside the hotels are a number of outstanding shows that attract many. Famous singers, comedians and performers make Las Vegas a stop on their tours to showcase their acts to fans.
Amazing Food and Shopping Scene
While many consider the casinos the biggest draw of Las Vegas, there is actually an excellent food scene there as well. Many of the world’s most famous chefs have opened up restaurants there offering up delicious high quality food at more reasonable prices. Some of the most popular would be Wolfgang Puck’s Bar and Grill, Emeril’s Lagasse Stadium and Gordon Ramsay’s Steak.
There is also quite a bit of shopping for visitors to enjoy in Las Vegas as well. For power shoppers head over to the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace or the Grand Canal Shops. For a bit of fun, try the Bonanza Gift Shop a true Las Vegas experience.