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About Las Vegas
Las Vegas is one of the few cities in the world specifically built for touristsand has hundreds of things to see and do. There are shows, clubs, roller coasters, shopping and, of course, gaming. Even your hotel can be an entire travel experience all on its own. Many of them are part of a casino and have shops, games, shows, bars, clubs, and many other things to keep you entertained. In fact, many people never leave their chosen resort for the duration of their stay.
Las Vegas, also known as Sin City, is often considered a wonderland for grownups. Many visitors are lurred for the city's famous their wild nights, for Bachelor Parties in particular. Such parties are popular because of the large assortment of bars , strip clubs, and dance clubs that dot the strip.
If partying and gambling isn’t your thing, shopping and watching one of the hundred shows might be. Some of the best shopping is at the Fashion show mall on the strip. For shows check out many of the in house shows in the Casinos such as the medieval jousts inside the Excalibur or watch the fountains dance at the Bellagio. There are also many other glitzy and glamorous shows around the city featuring comedians, acrobats, and world famous performers .
The city is also a great spot for family trips. Many of the hotels have fabulous pools for the entire family to enjoy and there are many kid-friendly attractions to choose from. The Forum shops and the Lion Habitat in MGM Grand often go over well with kids. Older kids are known to enjoy the Adventuredome at Circus Circus. There are also many family-friendly attractions outside the city.
Las Vegas was once a popular rest stop for pioneers. In 1905, the town buzzed with activity as the railroad went through. When gambling was legalized in Nevada in the 1930's, small casinos began popping up. The Pink Flamingo stole the show in 1946, and was the precursor for the famous Vegas style resorts and Casinos. Las Vegas is 65 miles away from a patch of government land bigger than Rhode Island known as the Nevada Test site, became infamous for nuclear testing between 1922 and 1951. Rumor has it that patrons could stand on hotel balconies and watch the explosions of Atomic bombs way of it the distance.
Things got even bigger when the Mirage opened up 1989. This hotel lead the city into a new era of sky scrapers and novelty attractions. Today, this city’s constant state of entertainment makes it a beloved destinations for adults and families from all over the world.
In a city where eccentricities are the norm, the residents of Las Vegas are very tolerant . Most of the time as long as you have a shirt on your back, shoes on your feet, and at least enough money for a ride home, the people of Sin city will treat you with respect.
Because so many people work in the service industry, it is considered best to be polite as possible to your wait staff, hotel housekeepers, and valets. It is also customary to tip. One of the funny things about Las Vegas is you are more likely to stop another tourist for directions then you are a local. In fact, the city attractsover 35 million tourists a year, which is 15 times more people than actually live in the city itself.