Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Las Vegas is the largest city in the State of Nevada, in the United States. It is located in the middle of the Mojave desert, in Clark County. Mormons founded the town in 1855, which became an agricultural village at the beginning of the XXth century. Nowadays the city is well known by its casinos, luxury hotels and all the entourage that attracts tourists from around the world. It has more than 120,000 hotel rooms, making it the first hotel city in the world. It is also a place of choice for large congresses. Its climate is desert hot and this is one of the sunniest cities in the world. Hotel-casinos are divided into two areas: downtown, with the oldest casinos and the Fremont Street Experience light attraction and the Strip or Las Vegas Boulevard, a long boulevard extending from downtown to the South toward Los Angeles. This is where lie the largest, latest and often most eccentric casinos hotels. Their architecture, often with theme, is sometimes striking. Many hotels of the boulevard also include shows rooms used for concerts, performances of prestidigitation and other shows like the Cirque du Soleil productions. Among the most attractive wefind:

The Venetian, dedicated to the city of Venice, with 7,000 rooms, is the largest hotel in the world. It has 15 restaurants, 150 shops, a Museum of motorcycles and also the Guggenheim Museum of Las Vegas.

Paris Las Vegas, where you can see the replica of the Eiffel Tower (165 meters). It is connected to the Bally’s hotel by a shopping gallery.

Stratosphere Casino Hotel & Tower, its main attraction is the Stratosphere Tower, which rises to 365 metres; at the top lies a small course of roller coaster and the Big shot; an attraction that propels customers at the top of a tower from 49 metres to 72 km per hour. It is also the highest attraction of the world; it offers also a breathtaking view on the boulevard and the entire city.

The Mirage, whose interior is marble from floor to ceiling and where there is an aquarium of about 90,000 liters and some 1,000 palm trees 20 metres high.

Luxor, there is a pyramid with 30 floors and 2 external towers with 22 floors. It is the 4th largest hotel in the world. It also has an Imax cinema and a small Nile on which you can sail. It is connected to the Mandalay Bay to the left and Excalibur to the right by a skytrain.

Tips

The CAT Bus (Citizens Area Transit) is a popular mean of public transportation among the inhabitants of the city and tourists with various routes which cover a large part of the Valley.
The Deuce bus (two-storey), shuttled on Las Vegas Boulevard, from the Strip to downtown, one valid for a two-hour service or another for the whole day.
The Las Vegas Monorail is a public transit system ranging from the MGM Grand Las Vegas Hotel in the South of the Boulevard until the Sahara Hotel in the North of the Boulevard.
If you like shopping, Las Vegas is the ‘temple of shopping’; you will find many shopping malls as Fashion Show Mall.