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If you are in need of a getaway anytime of the year, Las Vegas is the place to go. Las Vegas shows their tourist the lifestyle everyone expects in the United Sates; “you want it, we have it” opportunities. The city is full of hotel-casino combinations that allow you to have all you could need within a small radius. The sun is always shining (average 300 days of sunlight per year), but if it’s cloudy no worries, the city lights will be bright enough for you.
Las Vegas caters to all types of people, whether you are into theater, music, art, gambling, shopping, fine dining, business conventions, or just being entertained. All sorts of bars, casinos, restaurants, or venues are in Las Vegas, either on the Las Vegas strip or not too far away.
Although Las Vegas is a huge tourist attraction, there are a great number of residents who find the city and surrounding area home. According to www.lasvegasnevada.org, the city of Las Vegas’s population 606, 656 while Clark County as a whole is home to 2,036,358 residents.
Do not let “CSI: Las Vegas” scare you about violence and crime; there are a few statistics to help you feel relief. According to www.neighborhoodscout.com, Las Vegas is safer than 16 percent of cities in the United States.
Meanwhile, www.lvrj.com posted a news article this year stating that due to the police departments’ 2009 Domestic Violence Lethality Assessment program, the police have been able to reduce local crime in five major categories, including homicides, robberies, auto thefts, traffic fatalities, and sexual assault, and all hold a positive outlook for the future.
The people of Las Vegas want the tourists; they will try and keep your visit the safest and greatest experience yet. www.clsearch.com produced a document in 2010 ranking the quality of life of Las Vegas and Nevada compared to the United States. With the United States holding a consistent 100 ranking, Las Vegas and Nevada are comparative.
Las Vegas had a ranking of 174, while Nevada was 120 compared to the U.S.’s 100. While having a greater number for the quality of life, the two also held higher for the quality of amusement. No surprise there, Nevada held 176 while Nevada was 135 compared to the 100 of the United States ranking. The index just goes to prove how Nevada is a place to go to have fun and enjoy life; specifically in Las Vegas.
The Strip holds a lot of entertainment and accommodations, as do the surrounding areas. The Strip is four miles long, so walking is the best transportation option and creates a very convenient way to see all the drastically different casinos along the street. Just like the variety of venues and entertainment, there is a variety of types of transportation too.
There are 29 casinos along the 4 mile stretch, while there are 77 total in Las Vegas.
Coming soon, Toonari Post will be covering a number of these attractions, including venues on the Las Vegas Strip and surrounding area.