Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Las Vegas,United States

Located in the arid Mojave Desert, in the southern tip of Nevada, Las Vegas is known as the world's entertainment capital

About Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

With its enormous casinos, incredible themed hotels, amazing shows and shopping centers, Las Vegas is one of the cities that attract most visitors in the world. With the legalization of gambling in the 1930s, Las Vegas emerges to worldwide fame as the Sin City, starting the construction of large hotels that incorporated casinos with games of chance and game rooms in 1941. It is in the 1950s when the musical activity is added, with stars as Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and Tom Jones, who fixed theirs shows in Las Vegas, as still do singers like Celine Dion, Cher or the Mexicans Alejandro Fernández and Luis Miguel. Theater and even circus shows, as Cirque du Soleil, with shows in this city, are added to entertainment in Las Vegas. 

Travelers know that Las Vegas is all about gambling at the casinos. At The Strip you can find numerous casinos where you can either win piles of money or lose it all; there is a reason it is also called the Capital of Second Chances. Most of the casinos are connected through monorails or underground corridors with air conditioned to avoid the oppressive temperatures of the city.

A stroll along The Strip is the best way to have fun in Las Vegas. In this area you can see the world’s largest sound and light show at the Luxor hotel, or you can visit the Circus Circus, where acrobats swing over your head. Due to its glamorous image, the city has been a location for several movies and TV series.

The casinos, restaurants and bars offer live entertainment, from beautiful jeweled hostesses to notable hosts, but there are also exhibitions, art galleries and museums that provide options for everyone, not to mention a wide variety of tours, some even in the air.

Las Vegas has also gained popularity as a shopping destination. Shops are located all over the downtown area and The Strip. Save a little of your vacation budget to visit the four largest commercial gallerias: Fashion Show Mall, The Palazzo, the stores at Gran Canal Shoppes at the Venetian, and The Forum Shops at the Caesar’s Palace. The Grand Canal shopping center is a replica of St Mark’s Square, even with gondolas, while The Forum has Roman style facades.

***The official currency of the United States is the United States Dollar (USD).