Las Vegas has a population of 583,756 making it the biggest city in Nevada. It operates on the PDT time zone.
|Country||The United States Of America|
|Elevation||613 m over sea level|
|Airports||Boulder City Municipal Airport, Las Vegas-Henderson Sky Harbor, Mc Carran International Airport, Las Vegas City Hall Helispot, North Las Vegas Air Terminal|
Welcome to the city of glitz and glamour, where dreams become reality, fortunes are won and lost, and the party never stops morning, noon, and night! The Las Vegas map offers a bird's eye view of some major Vegas attractions and landmarks.
Las Vegas Valley became an essential stop along the western trail to California after its abundant fresh water springs were discovered in 1829. Today this American vacation mecca beckons to singles, couples and families with "all you can eat" buffets, dozens of world class hotels and casinos and incomparable entertainment venues.
Did you know?
- Las Vegas chapels host an average of 315 weddings per day!
- At 12:00 midnight October 1st, 1910, a strict anti-gambling law went into effect in Nevada. The law even forbade flipping a coin for the price of a drink. It didn't last long!
- 36.7 million visitors come to play Las Vegas slot machines every year, and no wonder - there's nearly 200,000 to chose from.
- Las Vegas avoided the worst of the Great Depression due to the Hoover Dam construction project, and the influx of gambling money when the Casinos became legal in 1931.
- Most of the Casino hotels offer special package deals, free chips and vouchers, and tickets to some of the hottest shows on the Vegas Strip. As long as you can come up with bus or airfare, and some gambling money to burn, the rest of the Las Vegas vacation experience is very affordable.
- The Las Vegas Strip
The famous Las Vegas Strip is home to some of the largest hotels in the world.
The Vegas Strip is actually outside the City limits on 4.1 miles of Las Vegas Boulevard South in unincorporatedClark County, Nevada.
The Strip grew up almost overnight in the 1930's. One of the most famous early casinos was The Flamingo, now the Flamingo Hilton, which was built by the infamous 'Bugsy' Siegel.
- The Luxor Egypt Hotel
The Luxor Las Vegas Hotel and Casino is one of the most recognizable buildings in the world. The hotel is a 36-story black pyramid with a massive Sphinx of Egyptreplica and giant obelisk guarding the front entrance.
At night a brilliant beam of Xenon light exits the very top of the Luxor pyramid shooting straight to heaven and visible all the way to Los Angeles, California.
- Planet Hollywood Las Vegas
The Planet Hollywood Las Vegas takes this famous chain to a new level of modern chic that's just right for this tourist playground.
For rookie players, the casino offers free lessons in Texas Hold'em and other poker games every morning. Celebrities are frequent guests and event hosts, making Planet Hollywood Las Vegas a great place to star gaze.
- MGM Grand Las Vegas
The gleaming golden MGM Lion graces the entrance of this Las Vegas landmark. The MGM Grand is home to four hot dance clubs, luxury suites, great entertainment, and some of the best gaming on the Las Vegas Strip.
The MGM Grand is the epitome of style and has been a Vegas landmark of distinction for many years.