The Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce, All About Las Vegas!
Las Vegas is known across the globe for being a world-class destination. As a new resident, you now have the opportunity to live, work and play in one of the most fabulous entertainment centers in the world! We have a large Diversity of Options for your entertainment!
Over the past several years, Las Vegas has attracted top chefs, award-winning restaurants and international-scale shopping venues. Long known for its unique entertainment offerings on The Strip, the city is also home to a bourgeoning cultural arts scene. Diversity abounds in the form of international festivals, art exhibits and neighborhood and community events that provide something for everyone to appreciate and enjoy.
Celebrate the Beauty of the Desert
The pure, natural state of the desert quickly becomes near and dear to the hearts of residents, particularly for outdoor enthusiasts. From hiking in magnificent Red Rock Canyon, snowboarding at Mount Charleston and boating or skiing in the cool waters of Lake Mead, Las Vegas residents are less than an hour away from some of the most breath-taking outdoor vistas in the country. If a short day trip is to your liking, the Grand Canyon, Valley of Fire, Zion National Park, Southern California beaches and Death Valley are just a few hours away.
Neighborhood and Family Fun
While Las Vegas is known for its glitzy and glamorous nightlife, residents can also enjoy traditional family fun activities. Recreation centers offer a wide array of classes and learning opportunities, ranging from kids' karate and ballet to cooking classes, yoga and Pilates. Green belts and park settings are scattered throughout valley neighborhoods, with many offering walking trails, bike paths, playground equipment and basketball and tennis courts. Other parks boast water features, rock-climbing walls and lakes and ponds ripe for fishing. Golf courses abound in Las Vegas, as do site-seeing tours and shopping excursions to nearby retail outlet centers.
Las Vegas is home to more superstar chefs and restaurants than any other city in the nation. Residents and visitors can select from a diverse range of dining options that mix accommodating servers, affordable menu options and unique atmospheres to create an unparalleled dining experience. Delicacies from all cultures abound in Las Vegas with specialty food offerings including everything from Italian, Chinese, Creole, French and American regional to Mexican, Japanese, Irish, Indian and German – just to name a few! You can also enjoy your favorite franchise eateries and fast food restaurants, which abound throughout the valley – many boasting 24-hour service.
Many Las Vegas residents enjoy the opportunity to explore the city from a tourists' perspective, visiting local attractions, walking the Strip and a enjoying a mini vacation right here in their hometown. You can take in the extraordinary fountain shows at the Bellagio and the Wynn, watch mermaids swim with the fishes in the Silverton's giant aquarium or tour the dolphin habitat at The Mirage. If you've got a sweet tooth, M&M World and the Ethel M Chocolate Factory are "must see" venues; treasure hunters will enjoy browsing the valley's numerous antique shops; foodies will have a taste for specialty food stores and fresh food farmer's markets; while fashionistas can choose between upscale retail boutiques, resort-centered retail properties and malls or budget-friendly outlet centers and swap meets.
In Touch with the Past
With a "Battle Born" state motto, Las Vegas pays great respect to its Wild West heritage. Las Vegas is home to the National Finals Rodeo and the annual Helldorado Days festival. The region also boasts the outlying ghost towns of Chloride and Goldfield, where gold was discovered in 1902. Residents can also celebrate the past by visiting the Clark County Museum, the Las Vegas Natural History Museum and the Old Mormon Fort.
-Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce - http://www.lvchamber.com/living-las-vegas
Today, Tomorrow & Yesterday
The Las Vegas Strip and surrounding cities have had an amazing ride so far. This website briefly goes through the history
- Vegas Today & Tomorrow - http://www.vegastodayandtomorrow.com/index.htm#.VhQ1pjiFOM8
You CAN be in the Movies!
More movies and television shows are made here in Southern Nevada, outside of Hollywood, than any other part of the world. Signing up to be an extra in a movie or television show just takes a lot of time, patients and some luck. Check out this site to find out more about the movies.
- Nevada Film Office - https://www.nevadafilm.com/