Hotels in Las Vegas
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The Venetian Resort Las Vegas
Las Vegas 852 yd from city centre
The preferred airport for The Venetian Resort Hotel & Casino is Las Vegas, NV (LAS-McCarran Intl.) - 4.5 km / 2.8 mi. Distances...
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Located in the state of Nevada, Las Vegas is arguably one of the most famous cities not only in the United States but also in the world. With a population of almost 600,000, it is the 28th most populous city in the country.
Thanks to the prevalence of legalised gambling, Las Vegas is known for being a party and resort city that is filled with casinos and high profile entertainments.
Although it’s the luxury casino hotels that dominate the landscape and headlines, there are plenty of cheaper and budget-friendly hotels in Las Vegas.
Neighbourhoods of Las Vegas
Las Vegas consists of a number of individual surrounding areas, including:
- Las Vegas Strip: This is the main thoroughfare of the city, filled with the famous casinos and resort complexes that Las Vegas is famous for such as Caesars Palace known for its megastar headline acts, the Bellagio fronted by its magnificent fountains, and The Venetian with its own canal running right through it .
- Downtown: Hotels and casinos are the main feature of downtown, just not as glitzy as those on The Strip. It’s home to the oldest hotel in the city, the Golden Gate as well as some excellent restaurants and bars. Not to be missed is the Fremont Street Experience which is a nightly light show. It’s also where you go to get a marriage licence so there are lots of wedding chapels too.
- The Arts District: The name refers to 18 blocks of downtown where art galleries, art shops, collectives, and workshops have sprouted up around the original Arts Factory. It’s a vibrant area of alternative culture and a big escape from The Strip.
What to see and do in Las Vegas
There are some amazing sights and attractions to enjoy in Las Vegas. Although most of the sights are connected to hotels – such as the rollercoaster that is attached to the New York-New York Hotel and Casino - there are terrific places to visit just outside the city. Out in the desert, Red rock Canyon is a national conservation area that features sandstone peaks and the Keystone Thrust Fault. Springs Preserve is a 180 acre preserve dedicated to nature walks and hiking. One of the favourite tourist trips out of Las Vegas is a helicopter trip over the Grand Canyon For urban pursuits, Summerlin is a huge shopping and dining complex that is also home to the Las Vegas Ballpark (home of the minor-league Las Vegas Aviators).
What to eat in Las Vegas
There is no specific type or nationality of food synonymous with Las Vegas. Every world cuisine seems to be represented as well as typical American food. Fans of Chinese food will find 150+ restaurants in ChinatownSome of the to seek out are the riserva steak at Carnevino, the famous chicken fingers at the Crown & Anchor British Pub, and the hot n juicy style shrimp from Hot N Juicy Crawfish.
Typical events and festivals in Las Vegas
Being known as a city that never sleeps, there is always something special and unique going on in Las Vegas. Just a few of the many annual festivals and events that take place in and around the city each year include the World Series of Poker in April, the International Truck Show in June, and the legendary New Year’s Eve on the Strip celebrations every December.
How to move around in Las Vegas
When the weather isn’t too hot during the day, the central Las Vegas strip can be easily travelled on foot to take in all of the interesting visual sites. There is also a fast and efficient bus service and plenty of taxis.
The climate in Las Vegas
Being on the edge of a desert, Las Vegas boasts an exceptionally hot and dry climate all year round. Temperature averages in the winter months rarely fall below the balmy low teens. The hottest months of the year are July and August, with daytime temperatures regularly creeping into the high 30s and low 40s. Las Vegas is a popular tourist destination all year round, with no real ‘peak season’ to speak of.