Las Vegas Travel Guide
Vegas, baby, Vegas! Yep, this is it. Las Vegas. Gambling central. It is arguably the entertainment capital of the world, and America's premier adult theme park. Its neon "strip,” recognizable in virtually every corner of the globe, is lined with dazzling, marquee-adorned hotel-casinos, where the ephemeral promise of easy money and on-tap booze (and sex) around the clock are huge draws for millions of visitors. There's big-name entertainment here, featuring celebrity singers, musicians, comedians, live bands, chorus lines, cabarets and prizefights. There are arcades with the hottest games and attractions, a mono rail that whisks people about, eye-popping shopping meccas for loaded wallets, and museums centered on aviation, entertainment, and even one dedicated entirely to the late entertainer Liberace and another filled with the world's largest collection of Elvis memorabilia. There are knockoffs of the Eiffel Tower and other world landmarks, as well as the entire New York City skyline, complete with the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building and a 300-foot-long Brooklyn Bridge. Ultimately, Las Vegas – or simply "Vegas" – is the realization of American mobster Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel's dream – an unapologetic, all-American "sin city," smack in the middle of the scorching Nevada desert.
Las Vegas is located in southern part of the State of Nevada.
Las Vegas has an international airport, with direct flights to it from Reno, Los Angeles, San Francisco and several other major U.S. cities. Most domestic carriers and some international airlines fly in and out of Las Vegas.
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