Las Vegas: the lights city
A sparkling city in Nevada desert
Did you know that Las Vegas is the brightest city in the world? The numerous hotels in Las Vegas and in particular those located on the "strip" are symbolic for the city for their beauty, size but above all for the sparkling lights they produce.
From a study was calculated that to illuminate the sin city are necessary 15,000 km of neon lights which makes it clearly visible from space.
In addition to the lights that illuminate the city to highlight the uniqueness of the place, we must not forget the lights inside the hotels used as casinos in fact, to make sure that the tourist remains for as long as possible dealing with slots and tables, it has been well thought to make their interiors perpetually illuminated to avoid the perception of day and night. This escamotage, in addition to increasing the presence of players in terms of number and time spent, makes the city of Las Vegas even more illuminated.
To provide the energy needs of Las vegas, an ambitious path has started in recent years which envisages, by 2035, the exclusive use of renewable sources. Started in 2008, this deal has allowed today to make Las Vegas the largest American city to provide its municipal structures entirely from renewable sources thanks to the construction of a mega photovoltaic system located in the nearby Mojave desert where the sun does not miss.
Las Vegas is nicknamed Sin City cause it is the home of gambling and any type of perdition a tourist may seek. A reputation that has deservedly gained since the 1930s when gambling was legalized and thus began to expand with the construction of many hotels and casinos, transforming a small oasis in the Nevada desert into one of the main tourist attractions of all the world.
The famous hotels in Las Vegas are often reproductions of other iconic world attractions such as the Venetian where it is easy to imagine having a coffee in San Marco square in Venice, or the Luxor that immerses the tourist in the atmosphere of the Ancient Egypt.
These and other hotels, in addition to their unique appearance, also have considerable dimensions, in fact 15 hotels in Las Vegas are among the 25 largest hotels in the world!
Las Vegas, as a Sin city, holds several records including being the city with the largest number of weddings are celebrated in the United States, second only to Istanbul in the world.
It is curious to know that, while in the city an average of 420 unions are celebrated per day, at the same time a large group by promised spouses celebrate their bachelor or bachelorette parties taking advantage of the unwritten rule that applies in the city.. "what happens in Las Vegas stays in Las Vegas".
In Las Vegas I had the impression of being in a dangerously contrived city where the lights and the atmosphere that reigns on the strip make normal everything that would be strange elsewhere and for this reason it uninhibits anyone..
Oh I forgot.. it also has flaws !!
Must see places in Las Vegas:
- Bellagio Fountain
The Bellagio fountain offers tourists a show of lights and water games
- Freemont Street
Fremont Street is to be considered as "the historic center of Las vegas"
- The Venetian
The Venetian is the hotel built taking inspiration from Venice
- Stratosphere Tower
The Stratosphere is the tallest hotel on the Strip from which you have a 360 ° view of Las Vegas
Must see places near Las Vegas:
- Hoover dam (60 Km/37 mi)
The Hoover Dam is one of the most impressive dams in the United States
- Valley of Fire (82 Km/53 mi)
The Valley of Fire is a state park that offers remarkable views
- Nelson town (72 Km/44,7 mi)
Nelson town is an interesting ghost town