Nevada, United States.
Las Vegas is the state of Nevada, in the United States' largest city. The county of Clark from birth in 1909. It is one of the main tourist destinations thanks to its commercial and leisure areas, but especially thanks to its casinos. Known as "The Entertainment Capital of the World " , " Sin City " or " The Capital of Second Chances " due to the popularity of the game and legalized gambling , availability of alcoholic beverages at any time of day , the legality of the prostitution in neighboring counties.
Local government and tourism promoters of the city use the phrase of what happens in Vegas , stays in Vegas. The glamorous image of the city has made it the scene of several films and television series , in addition to the Miss Universe 1991 , Miss Universe 1996 , Miss Universe 2010 and Miss Universe 2012
Perhaps the earliest visitors to the Las Vegas area were nomadic Paleo-Indians, who traveled here 10,000 years ago, leaving behind petroglyphs. Anasazi and Paiute tribes followed at least 2,000 years ago.A young Mexican scout named Rafael Rivera is credited as the first non-Native American to encounter the valley, in 1829. Trader Antonio Armijo led a 60-man party along the Spanish Trail to Los Angeles, California in 1829. The area was named Las Vegas, which is Spanish for "the meadows", as it featured abundant wild grasses, as well as desert spring waters for westward travelers.The year 1844 marked the arrival of John C. Fremont, whose writings helped lure pioneers to the area. Downtown Las Vegas' Fremont Street is named after him.
Eleven years later members of the LDS Church chose Las Vegas as the site to build a fort halfway between Salt Lake City and Los Angeles, where they would travel to gather supplies. The fort was abandoned several years afterward. The remainder of this Old Mormon Fort can still be seen at the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Washington Avenue.Las Vegas was founded as a city in 1905, when 110 acres (45 ha) of land adjacent to the Union Pacific Railroad tracks were auctioned in what would become the downtown area. In 1911, Las Vegas was incorporated as a city.
Las Vegas is situated within Clark County in a basin on the floor of the Mojave Desert and is surrounded by mountain ranges on all sides. Much of the landscape is rocky and arid with desert vegetation and wildlife. It can be subjected to torrential flash floods, although much has been done to mitigate the effects of flash floods through improved drainage systems.
Las Vegas' climate is a subtropical, hot desert climate (Köppen climate classification: BWh), typical of the Mojave Desert in which it lies. The city enjoys abundant sunshine year-round; it has an average of about 310 sunny days per year. It is virtually free of tornadoes and ice storms. Dewpoints in the summer are exceptionally low, ranging from 40.6 °F (4.8 °C) to 44.0 °F (6.7 °C).
Las Vegas is not only known for its casitos and luxurious hotels , but also for its wide gastronomic offer in Las Vegas find the best chef in the world, five restaurants DiamAndes , traditional food, international to local American fast food , do not you can go without trying the cuisine of this fun city.
made with gin and vermouth,
and decorated with olives or
Lobster tails served with potatoes
spicy fries or salad arugula and
Vegas Strip Dog
It is a version of the traditional hot dog ,
two sausages on one bread ,
served with mustard , onion, cheese ,
guacamole and jalapenos .
Kobe beef cut potatoes
thick cut fries in duck fat .
places of interest
If you are interested in more places connocer las vegas, we recommend visiting the most important and representative sites of the city , where you can reach through different tours and transportation that our site is for you.
Fremont Street was up to the nineties the most popular area of Las Vegas. Currently relegated to second place is still a must visit.
The Las Vegas Strip is the most important street in the city. A living area 24 hours where the casinos and the most famous hotels in the world .
The Linq is the last area of entertainment, shopping and restaurants developed in Las Vegas. It is located in the heart of the Strip , across from Caesars Palace .
Built in the 30's has been one of the most important engineering works in history. Currently it supplies electricity to Arizona, Nevada and southern California.
Created to build the Hoover Dam is the largest artificial lake in the United States. Annually receives more than nine million visitors.
Valley of Fire
With rocky formations of more than 150 million years ago, the amazing scenery of the "Valley of Fire " was the set of films like Total Recall and Transformers .
Red Rock Canyon
If you have a car and you like nature you're in luck , Red Rock Canyon is located just 32 kilometers from Las Vegas and offers stunning scenery .
Undoubtedly the Grand Canyon is the most important excursion from Las Vegas, a sample of the power of nature in a striking landscape.