Las Vegas is a top tourist destination in Nevada that is situated in the heart of the Vegas Valley and surrounded by the Spring Mountains and Sierra Nevada Mountains. The weather in Las Vegas is basically sunny, hot and windy especially during summertime, but nights are cooler because of the mountains. There are also less rainfall and snowfalls are rare.
The history of Las Vegas traces back in 1829 when Raphael Rivera discovered an oasis amidst an unexplored desert, which became the route of the Spanish traders headed by Antonio Armijo. They called this place Las Vegas which means “the meadows” in Spanish.
Events, Landmarks, Activities
Las Vegas is the ultimate party place so the best time to visit this city is during New Year's Eve. Make sure to book a hotel in advance so you can celebrate New Year's Eve with a bang seeing amazing firework displays, spectacular shows and endless parties. Another famous event is the St. Patrick's Day which features a street parade and Irish-themed parties. There are lots of attractions that can only be found in Las Vegas including the fountains at Bellagio, the neon lights at Fremont Street Experience, the erupting volcano at Mirage Hotel, the largest Golden Nugget at downtown Las Vegas, the Big Shot ride at Stratosphere and world-class restaurants, hotels, clubs and boutiques at The Strip.
If you are planning to stay in one touristic area in Las Vegas, it is best to get around by foot or you can also rent a scooter. For farther destinations, ride the monorail, bus or car.