Viva Las Vegas

15 Oct 2009

Las Vegas, the city of the meadows, the Entertainment Capital of the World, is one of the most populous cities in the US and a major destination for gambling, shopping, dining and entertainment. The city is famous for being tolerant for adult entertainment, in its various forms and shapes, hence the famous name Sin City.

Indeed, Vegas is, was and most probably will be the casinos. You cannot find another place on the globe that will offer 1700 various gambling establishments in addition to grand hotels, music halls, clubs and other entertainment zones. The most important part of the city, the place where most entertainment establishments and the biggest hotel casinos are situated is the Las Vegas Boulevard, called the Las Vegas Strip. Most of the hotels on the boulevard are huge making a total number of 140,000 hotel rooms of the Las Vegas. Sure, there are casinos outsides the boulevard and outsides the city, but most of them have been created in the early days of the city.

Las Vegas officially became a city in 1911, though it was established in 1905. The first visit to the valley was reported in 1829, the territory in those days contained artesian wells the water of which supported the meadows, that gave the name to the city as the Spanish word for meadows is “vegas”.

According to latest data, there are approximately 558,383 citizens now and over 60,000 move to Las Vegas each year. If you’re thinking about moving to Vegas you should consider that the climate of the city is one of the best as the temperature in summer is on average 94 °F (34 °C)-104 °F (40 °C) in the daytime and 69 °F (21 °C)-78 °F (26 °C) at night. Winter months do not surprise with too low temperatures as the daytime can be 60 °F (16 °C) and 40 °F (4 °C) at night. However, if you like snow, you are most likely not going to see it here as the temperature rarely falls below 32 °F (0 °C).

The city hosts lots of various shows, exhibitions, parades, concerts that are sure to attract lots and lots of visitors from all over the world in future as they do now.

You can familiarize with detailed info on interesting facts about the State of Nevada and Las Vegas at our article.

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