Why you should go to Las Vegas !

Las Vegas is one of the top tourist destinations in the world, welcoming over 37 million visitors per year, and winning high praise for consistent delivery of indulgent, over-the-top glamour. Whether you're here to shop, gamble, dine out, or see a concert, Vegas shows everybody a good time.


Over the past decade the LGBT presence here has grown by leaps and bounds, making it a safe and friendly place to party for all the colors of the rainbow flag. Some hotels even employ a "pride concierge" and there's an LGBT Center in downtown Vegas, along with the local chapter of the Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.


The history of Las Vegas is a uniquely American one, and it has re-invented itself several times over the last century. The first casinos here were built by mafiosos looking to launder their money, and though the crime bosses are a thing of the past, Vegas retains a hard edge that makes for a compelling atmosphere. But there's more to Vegas than the glitter of the Strip.


Looking for some outdoor adventure? Head west to the Spring Mountains for world-class rock-climbing and hiking, or out to the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead for some fun on the water. Traveling with family? There are zoos, theme parks, and roller coasters, as well as educational exhibits and aquariums. Need to relax? The hotel spas here are the best you'll find anywhere, and can massage, steam, and polish you into nirvana. It's been called a playground for adults, and with a little planning and foresight, Las Vegas is a great place to unwind.

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BEST place in the world!! It's every you think and 50,000 times better!

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The only real reason to go to Las Vegas is to see a show. The shows are incredible but you will drop a lot of money on tickets and food.

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3 days is about the max amount of time you need for Vegas.

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During my USA RoadTrip i stopped in Las Vegas... It was great to experience, but I wouldnt go there a second time. It's pretty fake, loud and just too much:D:D
I really enjoyed the nightlife though

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Getting around

Las Vegas has a diverse system of public transportation for such a small city - most of which is focused on getting you from one hotel or casino to another - and despite the occasional traffic jam on the Strip, it's generally an easy place to get around. The city's major artery is Las Vegas Boulevard, which runs north-south through downtown and contains The Strip, a four-mile-long stretch that's the nexus of lodging, restaurants, and activities. The major hotels have shuttles that will run you, for free, to the tourist sights, but there's also a monorail which runs the length of the Strip and a tram/bus system for travel to the outer neighborhoods and the countryside.
It's unlikely that you'll want to bicycle around downtown Las Vegas, as the year-round heat and traffic make this less than comfortable, but for Outdoor Adventurers there are several outfits in the suburbs with road and mountain bikes for the trails in Summerlin and Red Rock Canyon, and hardcore cyclists who can handle the heat will find plenty of good roads for burning up some miles.
The Las Vegas Monorail runs up and down the Strip behind the major resorts with stops all along the route from the MGM Grand to Harrah's including the Convention Center and Sahara Avenue. It's the quickest way to travel this route, particularly on weekends when traffic is at a standstill. Tickets are $5 per ride or $12 for a one-day pass, with schedules running 7 am to 12 am on Mondays, 7 am to 2 am Tuesday through Thursday, and 7 am to 3 am on the weekends.
The Regional Transportation Commission, or RTC, maintains a fleet of public buses for tourists and residents that run both along the Strip and out into the Las Vegas Valley at large. A double-decker bus nicknamed The Deuce travels along Las Vegas Boulevard 24-hours a day with stops at almost all resorts. Tickets for The Deuce are $8 for a 24-hour pass, which includes access to all the RTC routes.
Taxis in Las Vegas are reliable, cheap, and safe, making them one of the best ways to get around the city. The initial fare is $3.30, with an additional $2.60 per mile, and those traveling in groups may find this the most convenient choice, as the split fare is cheaper than either the monorail or The Deuce. Rental cars are unnecessary if you're only planning to party on the Strip, but they are essential if you want to explore the outlying areas of the valley, and are easily obtained from rental agencies on the grounds of the hotels. All hotels offer free parking and free valet services, so if you're driving you'll always be able to find a parking spot.