Las Vegas, billed as The Entertainment Capital of the World, has an economy driven by tourism, gaming, and conventions which in turn feed the retail and dining industries.
The city's tolerance for various forms of adult entertainment earned it the title of Sin City, and this image has made Las Vegas a popular setting for films and television programs. What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.
Las Vegas is in an arid basin surrounded by dry mountains around 2030 feet above sea level. As befits a desert, much of the landscape is rocky and dusty. Within the city, however, there are a great deal of lawns, trees, and other greenery.
One of the most visible aspects of Las Vegas' cityscape is its use of dramatic themes. The theming of hotels, casinos, and restaurants has established the city as one of the most popular destinations for travellers. Eighteen of the world's twenty five largest hotels by room count with a total of over 67,000 rooms are located on the world famous Las Vegas Strip making this city one of the top cities for conference groups to travel to. Las Vegas Strip is approximately a 4 mile stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard South in Clark County and into the unincorporated areas of Paradise and Winchester.
Outdoor lighting displays are everywhere on the Las Vegas Strip and elsewhere in the city. As seen from space, the Las Vegas metropolitan area is the brightest on Earth.
With about 290 days of sunshine a year and very little rain, anytime is a good time to travel to Las Vegas, Spring and Autumn is the best time to go with warm days and cool evenings. Winter is normally a lot cooler especially in the evenings. Summer is by far the hottest.