Las Vegas, Spanish for “the meadows”, was founded by Mormon missionaries in 1864. Now known as “The Entertainment Capital of the World”, the city welcomes almost 40 million people a year. Visitors enjoy world class dinning, unique shopping experiences, dazzling and unusual stage shows, and world class gaming conveniently located on The Strip. Las Vegas is also home to many of the world’s finest spas and golf courses.
What to see in Las Vegas
With all of these transportation options, you will still cover a lot of the city on foot. That said, the length of the Strip can be deceptive… it takes more time than you would think to walk from one end to the other. But parts of the Strip must be experienced on foot: where else in the world can you marvel at dancing fountains (the Bellagio), or see an erupting volcano (the Mirage). Not to mention downtown’s Fremont Street Experience, which is a haven for pedestrians. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes.
In addition to the glamour and glitz of The Strip, Las Vegas offers a world of natural beauty unlike any place on earth. Enjoy hiking Red Rock Canyon, skiing and snowboarding in Mt. Charleston, and cool off in the biggest desert oasis, Lake Mead. The Grand Canyon, Valley of Fire, Zion National Park and Death Valley are all just a short day trip away. You will learn from local university professors in the fields of geology, ecology, and human history and further your knowledge about your surrounding environment. Experience this timeless land as few are able!
Luxor Las Vegas is a 30-story hotel and casino situated on the southern end of the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. It includes 20,000 sq ft (1,900 meter squared) of convention space, four swimming pools and whirlpools, a wedding chapel, Nurture Spa and Salon, and 29 retail stores.