Las Vegas (“Neon City” “The City of Light”) the famous gambler’s paradise with its many casinos and hotels is located in the middle of the desert in the state of Nevada. Las Vegas is also known as the city that never sleeps with all its neon lights and sights. Especially the Las Vegas Strip with its many casinos and Fremont Street (the old Strip) are an absolute sight for every Las Vegas visitor.
The Strip runs from the Mandalay Bay Hotel in the south to the Stratosphere Tower in the north. It is difficult to cover on foot in one day as it is almost 7 kilometers long and has a lot of sights to see.
Located directly in the Nevada desert, Las Vegas is the largest city in Nevada and the 28th largest city in the United States with a population of approximately 558,000. With a land area of 339.8 km², this corresponds to a population density of 1,643 inhabitants per square kilometer.
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Las Vegas was established as a railroad city in 1905 with the construction of the railroad. With the construction of the Hoover Dam (1931 to 1935) and the legalization of gambling in Nevada in 1931, Las Vegas was able to develop and grow quickly.
The gangster Bugsy Siegel built the first hotel with an integrated casino in the 1940s and thus set the first sign of where the city’s development should go.
In the 1950s, many visitors came to Las Vegas to watch the atomic bomb tests at the Nevada Test Site in the desert.
In the 1970s and 80s, however, the city was considered increasingly run-down. But that changed with the opening of the Mirage.
In the meantime, trips to Las Vegas have become very popular with vacationers, as visitors can experience something around the clock. The brightly colored facades of the casinos and hotels are particularly interesting in the dark.
An attraction are the water fountains in front of the Hotel Bellagio (Bellagio Fountains), which splash over 150 meters high to classical music. The Hotel Luxor, which is built like a 30 meter high pyramid, or the “MGM Grande”, in front of which there is a fire-breathing volcano.
Also the Hotel Venetian which has the city of Venice with its canals built inside and through which you can go with gondolas is a sight worth seeing. St. Mark’s Square and the Grand Canal are recreated in the Hotel Venetian.
The tallest structure in Las Vegas is the Stratosphere Tower, at the top of Sahara Avenue, with a height of 356 meters. On the viewing platform of the Stratosphere Tower you have a wonderful view over the metropolis of Las Vegas. For the really crazy there are rides on the top of the dome of the tower where you can be shot over the edge of the Stratosphere Tower or ride a chain carousel over the abyss.
Fremont Street, the old Strip, is located in Downtown Las Vegas and also consists of many casinos such as the Golden Nugget, Binion’s Horseshoe and Wynn Las Vegas a hotel with an 18-hole golf course and a huge waterfall that falls into a lake flows. Fremont Street is covered by an oversized video wall. In the evening there is a light show over Fremont Street in the dark.
Currently, about a quarter of Las Vegas’s revenue comes from casinos, with the remainder coming from show tickets, souvenirs, and luxury items. Therefore not only the many casinos are the main attraction of Las Vegas but also the fascinating shows.
Almost every hotel in Las Vegas has its own casino. The casinos in Las Vegas are always set up with slot machines (“slot machines”), video game machines and player tables that offer roulette, dice games, blackjack or poker.
Gambling in Las Vegas casinos is legal for those over the age of 21.
The most famous hotels on the Strip & Fremont Street in the casino city of Las Vegas
Bally’s Las Vegas
Circus Circus Hotel
Encore Las Vegas
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Golden Gate Hotel
Harrah’s Las Vegas
MGM Grand Hotel
Monte Carlo Resort
New York New York Hotel
|Palms Casino Resort
Paris Las Vegas
Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino
Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino
Stratosphere Las Vegas
Tropicana Las Vegas
Trump International Hotel
Venetian Resort Hotel
Wynn Las Vegas
Special sights for getting married in Las Vegas are also the many wedding chapels (“wedding chapels”), where you can quickly get married. Las Vegas wedding chapels are open 24 hours a day. Even many Americans vacation in Las Vegas to get married there, as the state of Nevada has the uncomplicated marriage and divorce laws of the USA.
To this day, visitors to the city at the south end of the Strip are greeted by the world-famous 1959 Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign.
The weather in Las Vegas in the Nevada desert
Las Vegas is located in the Nevada desert, so the weather in Las Vegas consists of a particularly dry heat during the day and at night (humidity is less than 5%).