Las Vegas the city of Los Vegas and often known as Vegas is a city in the United States, the most populous city in the state of Nevada, the county seat of Clark County, and the city proper of the Las Vegas Valley. Las Vegas is an internationally renowned major resort city known primarily for gambling, shopping, fine dining and nightlife and is the leading financial and cultural center for Southern Nevada.
The city bills itself as The Entertainment Capital of the World, and is famous for its mega casino–hotels and associated entertainment. A growing retirement and family city, Las Vegas is the 29th-most populous city in the United States, with a population of 603,488 at the 2013 United States Census Estimates.
Demography of Las Vegas
Established in 1905, Las Vegas was incorporated as a city in 1911. At the close of the 20th century, Las Vegas was the most populous American city founded in that century The city’s tolerance for numerous forms of adult entertainment earned it the title of Sin City, and has made Las Vegas a popular setting for films, television programs, and music videos Los Vegas is generally used to describe not just the city itself, but areas beyond the city limit especially the resort areas on and near the Las Vegas Strip and the Las Vegas Valley. The 4.2 miles stretch of South Las Vegas Boulevard known as the Las Vegas Strip is in the unincorporated communities of Paradise, Winchester, and Enterprise, located in Clark County
Top attractions in Las Vegas
MUSEUMS GALLERIES AND COLLECTIONS IN LAS VEGAS
Cars, cacti, pinball machines, wax figures and art. They don’t have much in common. But you can see them all in Vegas. You can also see organs (the body kind), ichthyosaur bones (that’s Nevada’s state fossil) and a 38-caliber Colt Detective revolver used in the 1929 St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. Take a ride on a super old train that moves slower than the walkers on the nearby trail. Learn way more about the human body than your gym coach ever taught you. From the historical to the just plain badass, you can see it all in Vegas
THE ART OF RICHARD MACDONALD
With two locations (one inside the Bellagio, one at City Center), visitors can see world-renowned Richard MacDonald’s bronze statues of dancers, models or animals.
AUTO COLLECTIONS AT THE LINQ
The Auto Collections at The LINQ is an auto enthusiast’s dream. Featuring 350 classic cars that span more than a century, every single one is available for purchase.
BELLAGIO GALLERY OF FINE ART
Featuring exhibitions of art and objects from all over the world, the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art is sure to attract art lovers.
Bodies showcases 13 whole-body specimens and over 260 organs and partial body specimens in an educational experience like none other
CLARK COUNTY MUSEUM
If you’re planning on driving to the Hoover Dam — or want to travel back in time — the Clark County Museum is one stop you don’t want to miss
There are those who come to Las Vegas to relax. Then there are the adrenaline junkies. You’re also known as thrill seekers, and you know who you are. There will be plenty of time to relax when you’re dead. Until then, we’ve got all the thrills you can handle — the kind of thrills that will earn you major street cred with your friends back home. That fact alone is almost enough to get your adrenaline pumping.
Embark on a one-of-a-kind log ride. Adventure Canyon at Buffalo Bill’s not only has a death defying drop you can also laser shoot at bandits.
Circus Adventure dome is filled with action and thrills. Housed beneath a pink dome, this theme park delivers fun for the whole family.
Soar off into space as you’re launched 160 feet in a mere 2.5 seconds at 45 mph, getting a taste of weightlessness as 4 Gs lift you literally off your seat.
Reaching up to 55 mph, Canyon Blaster coaster at Adventure dome will have riders gripping their handle bars as they zip through twists and turns.
Plummet 209-feet through a tunnel and 155 feet down a spiral, reaching speeds of close to 90 mph on one of the tallest coasters in the country.
SKY COMBAT ACE
Whether you want to be the next Top Gun or World War I Flying Ace Snoopy, Sky Combat Ace will make you the fighter pilot of your dreams.
ATTRACTIONS FOR KIDS IN LAS VEGAS
Kids on a family vacation are a lot like luggage (minus the whole stuffed into an overhead bin thing). They’re dragged around from place to place with little say in the matter. But Vegas is never a drag. You can hike together to the top of towering red sandstone rock formations or plunge down an 80 mph drop on a roller coaster. Plus, there’s the stuff you wouldn’t expect to find in the desert like dolphins, gondolas and, occasionally, even brace yourself. snow. More like mouthwatering monuments. Where else would you find an 800-pound chocolate replica of the Statue of Liberty? New York? Nope. Only in Vegas
The crew at Buffalo Bill’s has shown what a little ingenuity can do — it turned a once boring ride into a novelty that may start showing up in theme parks across the country.
BIG APPLE COASTER AT NEW YORK-NEW YORK
This state-of-the-art roller coaster, located right on the Las Vegas Strip, incorporates high velocity and inversions, including a unique heart line twist and dive.
A two-second, 160-foot launch up a tower is startling. Doing it 1,000 feet in the air atop the tallest building west of the Mississippi is downright terrifying
LAS VEGAS HOTELS
Vegas.com has got the best deals on Las Vegas hotels of every type to help you find the perfect room that will fit your budget. Before you make your Las Vegas hotel reservations read hotel reviews from people who’ve actually stayed there. So you’ll know you’re making the right choice.
LAS VEGAS SHOWS
Acrobats, divas, magicians, jokesters, showgirls and puppets. There are so many shows in Las Vegas that you can’t possibly take them all in, but there’s not a doubt you will find something that will blow you away. Good thing we have tickets to all of them.
LAS VEGAS TOURS
There’s more to Las Vegas than the Strip. There’s even more to Vegas than…Vegas. Las Vegas tours are the answer. Head out. See stuff. Big stuff like the Hoover Dam by helicopter or the Grand Canyon by plane. Do stuff. Big stuff like coasting over the desert in a hot air balloon or tearing up the Mojave in a dune buggy. Book any of the Las Vegas area tours we sell and give yourself something other than how much money you lost or the all-you-can-eat buffet to talk about at the bar later.
LAS VEGAS NIGHTLIFE
Bars every night, pool clubs in season, nightclubs on weekends, strip clubs 24/7/365. From chill to off the hook, it doesn’t get more happening’ than Vegas.
LAS VEGAS GOLF
There are more than 50 golf courses in the Las Vegas area. You’d have to stay here for two months (and be addicted and diligent) to play every single celebrity-designed, championship, traditional, desert and municipal one of them. That’s pushing it. So how about you just pick a few for this trip and come back often? Oh, and when you play on a veritable work of art designed by a super-famous PGA pro, chances are you’re going to have to up your game a bit. We believe in smack talk and beta blockers. You’ll be fine.
Today, Las Vegas is one of the top tourist destinations in the world. The major attractions in Las Vegas are the casinos and the hotels, although in recent years other new attractions have begun to emerge.
CASINOS IN LAS VEGAS
Most casinos in the downtown area are located on the Fremont Street Experience, The Stratosphere being one of the exceptions. Fremont East, adjacent to the Fremont Street Experience, was granted variances to allow bars to be closer together, similar to the Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego, the goal being to attract a different demographic than the Strip attracts.
MUSEUM IN LAS VEGAS
The city is home to several museums including the Neon Museum (the location for many of the historical signs from Las Vegas mid-20th century heyday), The Mob Museum, the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, the DISCOVERY Children’s Museum, the Nevada State Museum and the Old Las Vegas Mormon State Historic Park
SHOPPING POINTS IN LAS VEGAS
On land across from Symphony Park, the World Market Center Las Vegas opened in 2005. It currently encompasses three large buildings with a total of 5.1 million square feet. Trade shows for the furniture and furnishing industries are held there semiannually.
Also located nearby is the Las Vegas Premium Outlets – North, one of the top-performing outlet centers in its company’s portfolio. It is currently undergoing a second expansion.
A new Las Vegas City Hall opened in February 2013 on downtown’s Main Street, another urban area ripe for development. The former City Hall building is now occupied by the corporate headquarters for the major online retailer, Zappos.com, which opened downtown in 2013. Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh has taken a personal, as well as a professional, interest in the urban area and is contributing $350 million of his personal wealth toward a multifaceted revitalization effort called the Downtown Project.[ Projects funded include Las Vegas’ first independent bookstore.
PARKS IN LAS VEGAS
The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is situated downtown in Symphony Park. The world-class performing arts center hosts Broadway shows and other major touring attractions, as well as orchestral, opera, ballet, choir, jazz, and dance performances.
Las Vegas has 68 parks. The city owns the land for, but does not operate, four golf courses: Angel Park Golf Club, Desert Pines Golf Club, Durango Hills Golf Club and the Las Vegas Municipal Golf Course. It is also responsible for 123 playgrounds, 23 softball fields, 10 football fields, 44 soccer fields, 10 dog parks, six community centers, four senior centers, 109 skates parks, six swimming pools and more
RTC Transit is a public transportation system providing bus service throughout Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas and other areas of the valley. Inter-city bus service to and from Las Vegas is provided by Greyhound. Amtrak trains have not served Las Vegas since the service via the Desert Wind was discontinued in 1997.