Places to Visit: Las Vegas Nevada

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Barely a days' drive from the Lake Tahoe area of Nevada and California, is the "Entertainment Capital of the World" – Las Vegas, Nevada. Las Vegas is known for its glitz and glamour, but the southwestern corner of Nevada offers so much more. If you enjoy great shows and wonderful sights, but also enjoy outdoor fun and excitement, plan to stay a few days in Las Vegas. Read More

As the 28th largest city in the United States, Las Vegas is one of the largest cities in the American West. Once officially referred to as Sin City, this image made Las Vegas a popular setting for films and television programs. The primary drivers of the Las Vegas economy have been the combination of tourism, gaming, and conventions, which in turn fuel the retail and dining industries.

Welcoming forty million visitors a year, the lights of Las Vegas never go out. Visitors to Las Vegas love to enjoy luxurious hotels, excellent cuisine, unique shopping experiences, dazzling and unusual stage shows and world-class gaming. The area surrounding Las Vegas also provides an excellent location for outdoor recreation and golfing.

This is an area of natural beauty in the midst of a desert. Here you can enjoy hiking in Red Rock Canyon or skiing and snowboarding at Mt. Charleston. Swim, boat, or fish in Lake Mead. And travel just a short distance from Las Vegas and enjoy the Grand Canyon, the Valley of Fire, Zion National Park and Death Valley.