Las Vegas, NevadaEdit
Las Vegas (pronounced [lɑs ˈveɪgəs]; Spanish: [las ˈβeɣas]) is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Nevada, the seat of Clark County, and an internationally renowned major resort city for gambling, shopping, fine dining, and entertainment. Las Vegas, which bills itself as The Entertainment Capital of the World, is famous for the number of casino resorts and associated entertainment. A growing retirement and family city, it is the 28th most populous city in the United States with an estimated population by the U.S. Census Bureau of 558,383 as of 2008. The estimated population of the Las Vegas metropolitan area as of 2008, was 1,865,746.
Established in 1905, Las Vegas officially became a city in 1911. With the growth that followed, at the close of the century Las Vegas was the most populous American city founded in the 20th century (a distinction held by Chicago in the 19th century). The city's tolerance for various forms of adult entertainment earned it the title of Sin City, and this image has made Las Vegas a popular setting for films and television programs. Outdoor lighting displays are everywhere on the Las Vegas Strip and are seen elsewhere in the city as well. As seen from space, the Las Vegas metropolitan area is the brightest city on Earth.
The name Las Vegas is often applied to unincorporated areas that surround the city, especially the resort areas on and near the Las Vegas Strip. This 4 mi (6.4 km) stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard is mainly in the unincorporated communities of Paradise and Winchester, and continues partly into unincorporated Enterprise.
The major attractions in Las Vegas are the casinos. The most famous hotel casinos are located on Las Vegas Boulevard, better known as the Las Vegas Strip. Many of these hotels are massive, carrying thousands of rooms, with their large adjoining casino areas. There are many hotel casinos in the city's downtown area as well, which was the original focal point of the city's gaming industry in its early days. Several large hotels and casinos are also located somewhat off the Strip but adjacent to it, as well as in the county around the city. As of 2009, total number of hotel rooms in Las Vegas was over 140,000.
Some of the most notable casinos involved in downtown gaming are on the Fremont Street Experience which was granted variances to allow bars to be closer together, similar to the Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego.
Visit Las VegasEdit
Las Vegas, an ever-changing fantasy-land of a city, has seen unbelievable expansion since it emerged from the desert just over 100 years ago.
The sights and sounds of Las Vegas are enjoyed by over 37.5 million visitors every year. They stay in some of the most glamorous, unique hotels in the world. They eat at five-star restaurants and expansive buffets. They play at casinos, pools, health spas and golf courses. Sometimes (many times, actually) they even marry each other.
You will be dazzled by Vegas, but the sheer number of things to see and do can seem overwhelming. A little advance planning will help you to enjoy your Vegas trip. Continue reading for basic visitor information (what to bring, things to know) and an overview of this special destination.
Source: Visit Las Vegas
In 2015 a new city pass has been released, Las Vegas Power Pass is the sightseeing pass which gives holders free to over 25 Vegas attractions, tours and experiences Including Stratosphere Tower Observation Deck, Madame Tussauds, and Grand Canyon West Legacy.
Visit Las Vegas: Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino Overview & HighlightsEdit
Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino offers the glamour of Hollywood in the middle of the Las Vegas Strip. Boasting more than 100,000-square-feet of gaming action, the Planet's newly designed casino features 2,093 slot machines, a 15-table poker room that deals a variety of poker classics, 72 table games, the new center bar Heart and the Extra TV sports bar.
The casino is not the only feature that underwent renovation. Planet Hollywood is the home of Planet Dailies, an eclectic cafe open 24 hours a day. Now open, is Strip House serving traditional steaks and the unique flavors of Mexican food at Yolo's. In addition, the hotel features the renowned Japanese dining experience of Koi. The Earl of Sandwich serves an extensive menu of upscale sandwiches. Also at Planet Hollywood are the favorites P.F. Chang's China Bistro and the Spice Market Buffet.
For the best in burlesque, check out the new show "Peepshow" featuring beautiful, sexy dancers in a high energy dance revue.
Just off the casino floor lies the Miracle Mile Shops, the 450,000-square-foot shopping mall featuring 140 retail boutiques and 15 restaurants, including the festive Cheeseburger at the Oasis.
Upstairs, you'll find more than 2,450 "biggie-sized" guest rooms, featuring marble bathrooms and spacious tubs, high-speed Internet access and cordless, dual-line phones; two sixth-floor terrace swimming pools overlooking the Strip; and the second-floor Planet Hollywood Spa by Mandara, with 35 private therapy rooms, six multiple-therapy couples suites, massage, stress relief and detox treatments, a full-service hair and nail salon, and fitness center.
Source: Visit Las Vegas
Visit Las Vegas: Luxor Hotel Overview & HighlightsEdit
One of the most recognizable structures in Las Vegas, the Luxor Hotel stands majestically among the best in themed hotels. With its identifiable pyramid and illuminating spotlight emanating from its apex, the Luxor is one of the few man-made structures visible from space.
Aside from its dramatic structure, Luxor provides an even more awe-inspiring sight as guests step inside and witness the world's largest open atrium. With more than 4,400 guest rooms the hotel provides much more than luxury room accommodations, top-notch room service, and impeccable customer service. From electrifying entertainment and nightlife, to relaxing spas and signature restaurants, Luxor offers guests a unique and memorable visit.
There's no shortage of options when it comes to entertainment. Comedy takes center stage as Carrot Top's one-man prop bonanza keep visitors rolling in the aisles. Late night bares all as the sexy and provocative girls of Fantasy indulge guests in their wildest dreams!
Celebrity magician/actor/musician Chris Angel opened his grand illusion show in conjunction with the creative force of Cirque du Soleil to re-define the traditional magic show. After five years of research and development, the show will incorporate Angel's mystifying illusions with acrobatics, dance, puppetry and music.
After an extensive remodel, Luxor is now a hip and contemporary property offering new concepts in its nightclubs and lounges. As the centerpiece for the hotel, Liquidity is a dynamic bar that brings water to life through cutting-edge technology-a high-tech projection system where water is the canvas. The main lobby bar, Aurora, brings the Northern Lights experience to the hotel's energy 24 hours per day. Both LAX nightclub and the Flight bar offer a lively and decadent decor for the social crowd.
Whether seeking a relaxing day at Nurture Spa or dining at an eclectic restaurant like Company Kitchen and Pub House, Cathouse you can definitely fulfill your desires at Luxor.
Source: Visit Las Vegas
Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children PGA OpenEdit
The Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children PGA Open is happening October 12-18 in Las Vegas. Check out the official website for tickets, the official store, and volunteer opportunities!
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