LAS VEGAS INFORMATION
Las Vegas is a one-of-a-kind city. If you haven't been to Las Vegas in the past five years, then you do not know what Las Vegas is like now, because it changes rapidly. The population of the Las Vegas area has more than doubled in a decade. There are about 2,000,000 residents living in the Las Vegas area. Las Vegas has been the fastest growing metropolitan area in the country during the past 20 years. In 2014 there were over 30,000 brand new homes sold in Las Vegas. Retirees are moving to Las Vegas more than anywhere else in the country.
Las Vegas cabbies are good source of basic information about Las Vegas. Many Las Vegas cabbies have been driving taxicabs in Las Vegas for more than 10 years, and some cabbies have been driving taxis in Las Vegas for over 30 years.
Nevada is the only state that has legal brothels and cathouses.
The strip clubs and gentlemen's clubs in Las Vegas are the biggest in the country. Some strip clubs have over 200 dancers working at a time, and many of them are open 24 hours a day. Entertainers from all over America fly in to work at Las Vegas strip clubs.
Over the past 20 years there has been an explosion of elaborate new nightclubs in Las Vegas hotels. In 1995 the only real nightclub was Club Rio in the Rio Suites Hotel and Casino Resort. The Rio is still one of the busiest nightclub spots in Vegas. The Palms, Caesars Palace, Mandalay Bay, Wynn, Bellagio, Luxor, MGM, Treasure Island, Venetian, and the Hard Rock, have established themselves with premium night club entertainment. The Ice House and the 702 Nightclub are happening nightclub spots in Las Vegas. For country western music fans, Dylan's Country Saloon on Boulder Highway is open on Friday and Saturday nights until dawn.
There are 22 pro golf courses in the Las Vegas area.
The McCarran International Airport is the number one destination airport in the country. There are more taxicab pick-ups at the McCarran International Airport than any place else in the world. It is not uncommon to load over 10,000 taxicabs in one day at the Las Vegas airport . There are over 2500 Las Vegas taxis in service 24 hours a day. There are hundreds of limousines available, but you better have a reservation if you want a limo on a busy night.
Las Vegas is the number one convention town in America, with Las Vegas conventions that host as many as 135,000+ conventioneers at a time. There are quite a few large conventions centers in Las Vegas, including the Las Vegas Convention Center, Sands Expo Convention Center, Mandalay Bay Convention Center, MGM Grand Convention Center, Rio Convention Center, Cashman Field, Thomas and Mack, Boyd Stadium, and convention facilities at the Riviera, Mirage, Caesars Palace, Flamingo, Bally's, the Bellagio, Planet Hollywood, Tropicana, Luxor, Sam's Town, Orleans, and many other hotels throughout the Las Vegas and Henderson and North Las Vegas areas.
There are over 133,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas, and they have a combined annual occupancy rate of around 90%.
There are over 100,000 weddings a year at Las Vegas wedding chapels. Some weddings are drive-thru weddings or helicopter weddings over the Las Vegas Strip.
The Las Vegas Motor Speedway is a premier racetrack for NASCAR racing, and NASCAR weekend in Las Vegas is usually the most crowded Las Vegas weekend of the year.
Las Vegas hosts the National Finals Rodeo in December every year.
Shopping has become a major attraction in Las Vegas, and several malls feature over 100 stores each. There are three different outlet malls. There are hundreds of unique specialty retail stores located in the hotels. There is even a Ferrari dealership located in the new Wynn Hotel Resort.
Las Vegas is the hottest tourist location in the United States, in more ways than one. Las Vegas gets over 115 degrees in the summer, and sometimes Las Vegas will not get below 100 degrees at night. In the winter Las Vegas can get down in the low 20's at night. At 2200 feet above sea level, Las Vegas is high desert.
Las Vegas is a wild place to be for New Year's Eve, Independence Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Super Bowl, Sweet Sixteen, big boxing matches, and and top-name concerts. There are over 350,000 visitors at a time in Las Vegas for these big occasions.