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“Vegas thrives on offering a little taste of everything. Stoney’s is part honky-tonk, part nightclub—and we stand out in our ability to entertain all types of people. Many people are surprised that normal life exists beyond the glittering lights of Vegas. Here you’ll find community parks and neighborhoods—and this is the only city where you can get a tremendous amount of quality food 24 hours a day.”
President and Co-founder
“AARP will hold its national event and expo, Life@50+, in Las Vegas from May 31 - June 1, 2013. This city has several communities where retirees can own or rent, a robust number of health care providers, and many affordable leisure activities. And if you’re worried your kids won’t visit, toss that aside. Who wouldn’t visit a place where the sun shines every day and there’s no need for a snow shovel?”
AARP Nevada State Office
“Carlos Santana has been regularly performing in Vegas since 2009, and he decided in early 2010 to make this his permanent home. I’m also a part-time resident of Vegas, and we’re both grateful to be a part of this community. The locals are gracious, hard-working people who dedicate their efforts to making sure that anyone who visits leaves with a memorable experience.”
President, Universal Tone
Facts of Life in Las Vegas
• With an estimated population of 1,969,975 residents, Clark County—which includes the cities of Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City, and Mesquite—is the most populous county in Nevada.
• The average January high in Las Vegas is 58 degrees.
• According to the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors, the median home price in Las Vegas in the third quarter of 2012 was $140,000.
Play in Las Vegas
“Stratosphere Tower is an icon in Vegas, and there are so many exciting things going on inside. Our newest thrill ride, SkyJump, allows you to free-fall 855 feet from the 108th floor. We’re also remodeling our Top of the World restaurant, and visitors have to check out Frankie Moreno and his 10-piece band. I’ve seen his show several times, and there’s something new every time.”
“The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian and The Shoppes at the Palazzo are interconnected, so everything you’re looking for is in walking distance. If you prefer to window shop by boat, hop on a gondola at The Venetian for a cruise through our canal with an authentic gondolier, or kick back and enjoy Venetian singers and performers 365 days a year. Vegas is an ever-evolving destination. For instance, we just opened The Act Nightclub at The Palazzo.”
Senior Marketing Manager
The Grand Canal Shoppes/
The Shoppes at the Palazzo
“I love the different sides of Vegas. The city offers everything from crazy nights to quiet nature escapes, such as Mount Charleston. You wouldn’t expect to see a 90-ton ice attraction in the middle of the Mojave Desert, but here at Minus5 Ice Bar, everything, from the walls to the glasses, is made of ice. I think most people are surprised to learn about everything there is to do in our local communities. There is an abundance of art venues and well-groomed parks, and you’ll find that the city has much more to offer than what you see on the Strip.”
Minus5 Management Co.
“Las Vegas is a great city for shopping, since everything you need is right at your fingertips. Plus, we combine shopping with world-class dining, incredible live shows, and exciting nightlife. At Miracle Mile Shops, you get the complete experience. There are 170 specialty stores, 15 restaurants, and three live entertainment venues. We recently added an outpost of Garrett Popcorn Shops, which we’re excited to bring to Vegas. This is a community that strives to make this city a great place for visitors and locals alike.”
President & General Manager
Miracle Mile Shops
Facts of Play in Las Vegas
• Las Vegas is home to more than 1 million square feet of luxury retail space.
• In July 2012, Travel + Leisure readers ranked Las Vegas No. 2 on its list of “America’s Best Cities for Singles.”
• At 1,149 feet tall, Stratosphere Tower is the tallest building west of the Mississippi River.
• Drawing some 70,000 attendees annually, the Professional Bull Riders World Finals takes place each October.
• Held downtown, the annual Chinese New Year celebration (happening February 17 this year) attracts nearly 6,000 partygoers.
• Illusionist David Copperfield has amazed guests at the MGM Grand since December 2000.
• The hit musical Rock of Ages debuted in December at The Venetian.
• Las Vegas is home to seven Cirque du Soleil shows: Kà; Mystère; O; Zarkana; Zumanity; Believe, with illusionist Criss Angel; and Love, featuring the music of The Beatles.
• Santana will perform 25 shows at Mandalay Bay’s House of Blues between January 19 and June 2.
• Blue Man Group takes the stage almost nightly at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino.
• The Colosseum at Caesars Palace hosts regular performances by Céline Dion and Rod Stewart.
• Comedic magicians Penn & Teller keep the audience roaring five nights a week at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.
• Frankie Moreno and his 10-piece band steal the show Wednesday through Saturday at Stratosphere.
• Ventriloquist Terry Fator wows crowds at The Mirage.
Work in Las Vegas
“Rock of Ages brings an energy that’s contagious, with people dancing and singing at the top of their lungs. There is no better place for an all-out ’80s party. To me, the greatest thing about Vegas is the escape—not only the escape we provide our audiences with, but the escape the city provides me with when I come off stage. I’ve never been able to disappear and hike with my dog with such ease. Most people wouldn’t associate Vegas with peacefulness, but that’s one thing that I really love about it.”
Rock of Ages
“There’s no other city in the world like Vegas. Forty million visitors come here with two main goals: to work or play. And even when you come to work, there’s still plenty of time to be entertained. Cirque du Soleil began in Vegas inside a pitched tent behind The Mirage in 1992 with the production of Nouvelle Experience, and the rest is history. We have people from more than 50 countries working for us, which brings an incredible diversity to the city. It’s been a fantastic 20 years.”
Senior Vice President, Resident Shows
Cirque du Soleil
Facts of Work in Las Vegas
• Las Vegas hosts more than 19,000 conventions, meetings, and trade shows each year. The total economic impact from meetings and conventions in 2011 was $6.3 billion.
• The travel and tourism industry employs more than 370,000 people and contributes nearly $40 billion annually to the local economy.Send This To A Friend Print Page
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