One of the most popular and talked about vacation destinations in the United States, and the world, is definitely Las Vegas. Whether you are a fan of gambling, or just want to visit a truly unique city, which offers many incredible options for entertainment and dining, Las Vegas should definitely be on your list for places to visit. Although it is most famous for its gambling institutions, it has so much more to offer to travelers of all kinds.
Located in the deserts of the state of Nevada, it's a true, real life oasis. For miles and miles around this city lie vast, seemingly lifeless deserts. Modern technology allows it to exist and flourish; water is supplied to this city through pipes and other sources. Because it is in the desert, Las Vegas has a very high year-round temperature; it can reach well above 100 degrees during the hottest summer months. This aspect makes it great lure to people from colder climates. During the winter months, many people from cold areas flock there to escape the freezing temperatures and enjoy some gambling other entertainment.
The Las Vegas strip is known around the world. Some of the most famous gambling places in the world are located along this renovated street. The MGM Grand is incredibly popular, as well as the Luxor with its instantly recognizable pyramid. The Excalibur is a popular casino and is shaped and themed like a colorful castle. If you are visiting Las Vegas and want to ride a roller coaster, try New York, New York casino; its roller coaster winds through the iconic skyscrapers of the Big Apple.
There is definitely more to the city than just gambling, though; this city is also very famous for being a popular wedding destination. It is very easy and simple to obtain a wedding license; wedding ceremonies here also tend to be very inexpensive. Therefore, many people run there to exchange their "I Do's." Many chapels in this city also offer themed weddings; you can, for instance, get married by Elvis Presley, if the mood strikes you.
Another example of popular, non-gambling attractions in Las Vegas are its famous shows. Siegfried and Roy were a very famous act that once performed in Vegas. Many world famous entertainers routinely set up shop here and perform on a nightly basis. Popular acts from Broadway often perform here, as well. If you are going to be in Las Vegas and either do not want to gamble, or are tired of gambling, taking in a show is a great way to spend some time.
Las Vegas also has a great nightlife; heading out on the town is truly unforgetable, thanks to its millions of brilliant lights. From many miles away, one can see the lights. It has to be one of the brightest cities in the world, and anyone who comes here has to spend some time on the streets at night to take in the incredible display.