Las Vegas, Nevada, host to legally recognized gaming since 1931 is the gaming center of the world. By 1954, however, gaming was not the only incentive to visit Nevada. Headliners of that time flocked to Las Vegas to work and enjoy this fun-living town. Those headliners, included: Abbot and Costello, Bing Crosby and Bob Hope, Carol Channing, Elvis Presley, Phyllis Diller, and the infamous “Rat Pack” (Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Joey Bishop, Peter Lawford and Sammy Davis, Jr.) who were entertaining nightly both on and off stage making Las Vegas the playground of the world. While venturing through the casinos, it is quite common to see their memorabilia on display.
The wealthy, unconventional champion of American aviation engineering, Howard Hughes, was drawn to the warm, sunny, dry climate; he made Las Vegas his home in 1966. While a guest at the Desert Inn Hotel, he refused to check out of his room. As an alternative, he purchased the hotel.
When you think of Las Vegas today, think megaresorts, everything is massively scaled, from the casino area through and including the accommodations, dining, shopping, live entertainment featuring headliners, sporting events, as well as water-themed recreation. Spending a day at the hotel pool is like spending a day in paradise. You and your traveling companions will find everything you need from the large-scaled pool or pools, to the pool bar, gazebos if you desire privacy, even a manicure or pedicure while poolside is available.
The Las Vegas Strip is approximately 4.5 miles of pleasure. Though not a part of the City of Las Vegas, it is located in Clark County and the unincorporated townships of Paradise and Winchester. Regardless of a daytime or a nighttime introduction to the Strip, you will marvel at the architectural structures that comprise the strip, as well as the legendary lighting that paves the way from both land and air.
You will never be hungry while in Las Vegas, which is alive with epicurean buffets. Whether you are a true shopper, or a looker, small gift shops and luxury high-end retailers offer one of a kind automobiles, jewelry, and artwork. Desert golfing is available whether you bring your own irons or take advantage of available rentals. Or, catch a new movie release at the cinema.
Freebees include: Outdoor light shows on Freemont Street; shuttles between some casinos; outdoor dancing water display; simulated outdoor volcano eruption; an indoor animated display depicting the fall of Atlantis; white tigers, and an indoor dolphin habitat. If you are a people watcher, this is the place for you.
Travelers will find Las Vegas convenient with McCarran International Airport located just 1 mile from the Las Vegas Strip. Offering flights to cities throughout the United States as well as several international destinations.