Las Vegas never sleeps. In fact, this glittering entertainment mecca located in the middle of the Mojave Desert at the southern tip of Nevade is famous for its glamour and glitz. It's a gaudy fantasyland full of 24-hour casino's, glittering entertainment and unbelievably fantastical hotels. In Vegas, anything can happen - and usually does. You can win or lose a fortune, get married - or divorced - in the time it takes to order and consume a pizza.
Over a million people live in Las Vegas, and more than 35 million come to visit annually. Since the 1940s, when the city's first hotel, the plush Flamingo Hilton was built, Las Vegas became a popular entertainment hub, with stars like Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and Liberace drawing in the crowds.
Although the city started as a gambling mecca, today it's much more than that - entertainment of every kind is available, and families come here to enjoy the theme parks and go shopping in the glittering malls. But nothing beats a trip along the Strip, which is lined with some of the largest and most elaborately decorated hotels in the world. Watch the limo's glide along here, and you might just catch sight of a celebrity or two. For everybody comes to Vegas to party, and there is no shortage of jetset visitors.
If you can pull yourself away from the abundant entertainment, there are some breathtaking sites nearby worth visiting - and if you visit just one sight, make it the spectacular Grand Canyon.
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