What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas! But… what county is Las Vegas in?
The World Famous Las Vegas Strip is located at the heart of Clark County. Is surrounded by fancy restaurants, beautiful and expensive resorts, casinos, neon lights, and of course countless attractions like a replica of the Eiffel Tower, replicas of the Egyptian pyramid, the Grand Canal in Venice, dancing fountains and even an erupting volcano. This is what represent the Sin City across the world.
So if you are looking for a place to enjoy, in Las Vegas you’ll not only visit one city, you will get to see the entire world in one night. Also this is the best place to know your wild side and make a lot of memories to remember… but only if you want to.
How Las Vegas was founded?
Las Vegas was founded as a city on May 15, 1905. At that time Las Vegas was a refueling point and rest stop.
Few years later with the legalization of gambling in 1931, the expansion of Las Vegas began. In 1941, large hotels with gambling casinos began to be built. The western-style “El Rancho Vegas” hotel‐casino, became the first themed resort on the Strip along with “The Last Frontier”.
In addition to gambling halls, in 1950 Las Vegas added: musical activity, then theatrical activity, and nowadays the circus has been added to these activities. The famous Cirque du Soleil has regular shows in Las Vegas, not to mention Las Vegas Residency, where great artists perform for weeks at a time.
It is important to mention that Nevada's fast divorce laws have always been very permissive, which in the future would encourage the creation of express weddings and divorces. Because of this in the beginning, the state received many neighboring visitors to give them what they were forbidden.
In the mid-1980s, we have a period of unprecedented growth. Annual population increases nearly double between 1985 and 1995. Las Vegas is the fastest growing city in the United States as it surpassed 1,800,000 inhabitants in 2008. Every month thousands of people settle in Las Vegas.
Who named Las Vegas?
Las Vegas was discovered by a Spanish adventurer named Rafael Rivera who worked on an expedition commanded by Antonio Armijo and was Rivera himself who named it "Las Vegas" in 1829, “the meadows,” after its spring-watered grasses.
How expensive is Las Vegas?
That depends on how much you want to spend, but the average hotel price in Las Vegas for a couple in a cheap room is around $500 per night. Acording to other travelers, you should plan to spend around $246 per day and have to consider meals, transportation and tourist visits.
If you want to safe money, we recommend you to plan your trip in advance, this way you will be able to find cheaper flights and rooms, In addition you could also make a plan and stick to it, this way you will avoid expenses you didn't plan for.