Sin City. It has crossed your mind a time or two to finally come visit. Now here you are doing your research before you take the plunge. So, what are the things that you will learn? Well you will learn about what kind of history the city has, who are the majority of people that live there, what are the most popular places that tourists go to, what are the best restaurants and lastly, what are the most exciting sports teams?
When in Vegas you have dozens of hotels and casinos to choose from but what happens when all the best ones are booked? There is always AirBnb. Now, if you plan to use AirBnb more often and want to have an awesome rating on your customer profile, then you should look into hiring a cleaning service. This is a secret travel tip that not many people know about but will make the whole trip better.
In May of 1905, the city was founded by ranchers and railroad workers. Quickly it found that the greatest asset was not its springs but the casinos. Their embrace of Old West style freedoms with gambling and prostitution, created a perfect hideaway for most east coast organized crime.
In 1941, El Rancho Vegas Resort opened up on a section of U.S. 91 right outside the city’s jurisdiction. Quickly after, hotels and casinos began popping up one after another, and that section of the highway became known as “The Strip.”
In 1989, Steve Wynn, the big-shot casino developer opened The Mirage, Vegas’s first mega-resort. Over the next twenty years, the strip was transformed yet again to what we see now.
- White: 62.65%
- Other race: 12.25%
- Black or African American: 12.25%
- Asian: 6.66%
- Two or more races: 4.81%
- Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.72%
- Native American: 0.66%
Popular Places To Visit
When in Vegas you have to visit the Strip. Free to visit, the 2.5-mile-long central section of Las Vegas Boulevard is lined with huge entertainment palaces. Many of them are built with a certain theme and home to performance venues, luxury hotel rooms, and ultra-fine dining.
When you head into old downtown Las Vegas you will see Fremont Street, the pedestrian-only area with all kinds of unique sites. This five block section of Fremont Street is totally covered with a drape of LED lights that light up the sky in a legendary performance of different colors and designs as you walk below.
The High Roller Ferris wheel is at the far end of the Linq Promenade, just off the Strip. The wheel stands 550 feet high and takes a whopping thirty minutes to go completely around. It provides unreal views over the strip and surrounding area from each of those capsules. Each “cabin”, as they are called, can hold up to 40 people. You will want to wait until nighttime as the view with all the city lights are simply amazing.
The city is home to only two major league professional teams. The NHL’s Golden Knights and the WNBA’s Ace’s. In 2020, the Oakland Raiders NFL team will be calling Las Vegas their new home when they start off the season here. Vegas was one of the largest cities in the US without a professional sports team before the Golden Knights in 2017.
The food that you will find in Vegas comes from some of the best chefs in the world, depending on where you go. Each resort and casino has a restaurant made to attract people who are not even staying there. From the buffets to the up-scale finger foods you are not going to be walking away hungry from any of these places.
Here are three restaurant recommendations we suggest you try out!
LOCALE is a big opening for the area this year. Nicole Brisson shines with her own concept, giving the growing community a dining destination of its own. Chicken is ordered intact from Bo Bo Farms in New York and butchered in-house. It features an Italian kitchen and craft cocktails that are sure to make your taste buds rock! Located at 7995 Blue Diamond Road.
Known as a sports bar with an elevated menu, Hardway 8 wants to give back to the locals. Named after a UNLV basketball team that made the Final Four in 1977, Hardway is really taking it home. The bar tops are built from bleachers used at the old Las Vegas Convention Center arena. No matter what you plan on ordering, you’re going to eat some of the best bar food in Vegas! Located at 46 S water street.
Jade Asian Kitchen & Noodles
You have a choice from a noodle bar, sushi bar, teppanyaki grill, and a menu that mixes styles and cuisines from different countries. But don’t think otherwise, the restaurant’s strength is Japanese. They have dishes that frequently mix in South American elements that favor toward bright citrus flavors. Located at 221 North Rampart Boulevard.