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Las Vegas Facts & Information

Location Southeast tip of Nevada
Climate Generally mild winters and hot summers; low humidly makes the temperatures bearable
Land Area 113 square miles
Population 478,434
Persons Over 65 11.6%
Female Persons 49.2%
Ethnic Groups White 69.9%, Black 10.4%, American Indian 0.8%, Asian 4.8%
Housing Units 190,724
Median Household Income $44,069
Description of Flag Flag of Nevada
 Nevada Flag The Nevada State Flag has a cobalt blue background and a silver star between a cross of sagebrush in the top-left corner. Above the star the words "Battle Born" can be found in black letters across a golden scroll.

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Las Vegas Culture

Las Vegas is defined by its live and let live attitude. The city has given all new meaning to the phrase over indulgence. You can gamble, eat, smoke, and drink until you heart is content. Drink, eat, and be merry might be good motto for Las Vegas.

Las Vegas is home to entertainers, showgirls, professional gamblers, and some of the world’s best

chefs. Many aspiring performers have found a home in Las Vegas. Folks do what they have to, to make it in Las Vegas. A cab driver by day may work as a showgirl by night. It’s not surprising that many of the people around Las Vegas don’t look so healthy. However, most locals try to avoid the strip whenever possible. With its sprawling residential areas, warm climate, and secure economy Las Vegas is becoming a popular retirement area.


Las Vegas Shopping

Almost everything in Las Vegas is located in or next to a strip mall. Furthermore, almost every major casino has its own uniquely themed shopping arcade. The most noteworthy are located in the Hotel and Mandalay Bay, Caesars Palace, and Aladdin. So if you hit it big, you’ll have amble opportunities to spend your winnings. In each of these arcades you’ll find a wide variety of stores like Perry Ellis, Calvin Klein, and Tommy Hilfiger. There are also a number of shopping

malls off the strip including the Fashion Show Mall, the Meadows, and the Boulevard Mall where you’ll find all the best department stores.

If you get burned out on shopping malls, take a drive down Maryland Parkway, which runs parallel to the Las Vegas Strip. There are a number of quality stores in addition to a Target.

Most people don’t think of antiquing when they think of Las Vegas. However, there are some great shops along East Charleston Boulevard worth browsing. If you’re shopping for souvenirs just take a walk down Las Vegas Blvd. You’ll have no problem finding some of the tackiest souvenirs imaginable.

No matter where you go or what you do, you’ll find great shopping around every corner in Las Vegas.

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Las Vegas Restaurants
Read reviews for some of the best restaurants in Las Vegas. You'll find the perfect restaurant for your vacation here. Choose a restaurant by cuisine type or visitor rating.
Name Address Phone Cuisine    
 Prime Steakhouse 3600 Las Vegas Blvd South (702) 693-7223 Steakhouse
 P.F. Chang's China Bistro 3667 Las Vegas Blvd. S (702) 836-0955 Chinese
 Harley-Davidson Cafe 3725 Las Vegas Blvd S (702) 740-4555 American
 Hard Rock Cafe 4475 Paradise Rd (702) 733-8400 American
 Seablue 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S. (702) 891-3486 Seafood
 Olivers 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S. (702) 693-8181 Mediterranean
 Lombardi's 3663 Las Vegas Blvd S (702) 731-1755 Italian
 Ferraro's Restaurant 5900 W Flamingo Rd (702) 364-5300 Italian
 Motown Cafe 3790 Las Vegas Blvd S (702) 740-6440 American
 The Palm 3500 Las Vegas Blvd S (702) 732-7256 American
 MGM Grand Buffet 3799 Las Vegas Blvd S (702) 891-7314 International
 Alize 4321 W. Flamingo Road (702) 951-7000 French
 808 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S. (702) 731-7604 Seafood
 Coyote Cafe 3799 Las Vegas Blvd S (702) 891-7349 Southwestern
 Emeril's 3799 Las Vegas Blvd S (702) 891-7374 Cajum
 The House of Blues 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S. (702) 632-7607 American
 Gonzalez Y Gonzalez 3790 Las Vegas Boulevard South (702) 740-6455 Mexican
 Picasso 3600 Las Vegas Blvd South (702) 693-7223 Mediterranean
 Tsunami Asian Grill 3377 Las Vegas Boulevard S. (702) 414-1980 Sushi
 Diego 3799 S. Las Vegas Blvd. (702) 891-3200 Mexican
 Eiffel Tower 3655 Las Vegas Blvd. S. (702) 948-6937 French
 Stefano's 129 E. Fremont St (702) 385-7111 Italian
 Charlie Palmer Steak 3960 Las Vegas Blvd. S. (702) 632-5120 Steak
 Aqua 3600 Las Vegas Blvd S (702) 693-7111 Seafood
 Beach Club 4455 Paradise Road (800) 693-5000 Bar
 Shanghai Lilly 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S (702) 632-7409 Chinese
 The Steakhouse At Camelot 3850 Las Vegas Blvd S (702) 597-7449 Steakhouse
 Lobster House 3763 Las Vegas Blvd S (702) 740-4430 Seafood
 Margaritaville 3555 Las Vegas Blvd. S. (702) 733-3302 American
 3950 3950 Las Vegas Blvd S (702) 632-7414 Seafood
 Nobu 4455 Paradise Rd (702) 693-5090 Japanese


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