Las Vegas is the largest city in the U.S. State of Nevada. It was settled in 1905 and was designated a city in 1911. Today, it’s a world-renowned resort town known for gambling, dining, shopping, entertainment and nightlife.
Here are some fun facts about Las Vegas:
- Located in the Mojave Desert, Las Vegas (Spanish for The Meadows) was a grass-filled oasis with abundant natural springs, making the unsettled land a highly desired spot for travelers.
- The area around the metropolitan area is surrounded by rocky & arid mountain ranges in all directions.
- Las Vegas is classified as a subtropical hot desert climate, with extreme heat in the summer, warm autumn and spring seasons, and short winters.
- It is an extremely sunny part of the world, averaging over 300 days of sunshine annually.
- It is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world, and as such, is a beacon of the hospitality industry. No other city in the world is home to more AAA Five Diamond Hotels.
- The city is well regarded as a leading provider of adult entertainment, so much so that the city is commonly referred to as “Sin City,” and a popular motto is “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.”
- The Las Vegas Strip and the famous “Welcome To Las Vegas” sign are actually located in the unincorporated cities of Paradise and Winchester, adjacent to the city of Las Vegas.
- Vegas also provides a number of “family” oriented entertainment options, including amusement parks, museums, golf courses, shopping malls, and several major sports teams.