las vegas

Las Vegas it is one of those places to visit at least once in your life; is an American city located in Clark County, in the state of Nevada, near the west coast and California.

Las Vegas, for so many definitive with the appellative of "Sin city", compared to Italy, has a time zone of 9 hours and from New York about 6 flight hours. Arriving by plane, it makes a certain effect, see in the middle of a boundless desert, the infinity of colored lights all grouped in a few square kilometers; those arriving by car, from Los Angeles, can not avoid taking a picture with the famous sign "Welcome to Faboulose Las Vegas", announcing the imminent impact with the city where everything is damn attractive.

Las Vegas has a history dating back to the 1905; founded as a village, it was later recognized as a city, following the passage of the railway network into the 1911.

In the 1931, with the new connection of the railway network in Salt Lake City and the abolition of the ban on gaming in the state of Nevada, Las Vegas began the change to become the city we know today. The first casino was the Flamingo in the 1946, still in activity today; then, over the years, Las Vegas was increasingly known. The 1966 was inaugurated Caesar Palace, one of the most important and still very visited plants.

Las Vegas is incredible: place where luxury and kitsch blend perfectly. You will be blinded by the pomp, the mega billboards that announce shows, palms, fountains. You will cross many artists dressed as Star Wars, Iron Man, Batman and other icons of American cinema; You will be attracted to anything along the way Strip, the famous street of Vegas, the fulcrum of the most famous mega Hotel and the most unbridled Casinos and Shopping.

Many associate Las Vegas with gambling, adult shows or fake marriages. Well, in recent years, Las Vegas is changing, without distorting it, and today it's a place of entertainment like no other in the world.

The city hosts the NBA Campus, the most important Boxing matches; the most important hotels have huge theaters where they follow entire seasons of the most important shows in the world; World-renowned artists perform in concerts, including, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Carlos Santana, Fergie, Justin Timberlake, Rihanna.

In addition, Las Vegas is a strategic point to visit the Grand Canyon; it is a real wonder, easily visited during a whole day thanks to the numerous organized tours.

Many do not know that the Night Life of this place is among the most electrifying in the world. Every Friday of the year, come from all over America, many young people, especially from neighboring California, to have fun at the rhythm of the most fashionable DJs. Do not miss the Pool Party in the mega pools of the big hotels; among the artists always present, we point out: Calvin Harris, Erik Morillo, Tiesto, David Guetta, Steve Aoki, Martin Solveig.

McCarran International Airport

McCarran airport

McCarran is the Las Vegas airport, from which it is 9km. In addition to being among the busiest in the world, it has a special feature: in the arrivals hall, there are about 1300 slot machines!

The company Southwest Airlines owns at this airport one of its main hubs, but al McCarran flights come from all over the world; from Italy you can embark from Rome or Milan, with the Americans Delta, US Airways, American Airlines, United and reach the city in about 16 hours without making stops.

In addition to flying, you can reach Nevada in auto from the cities of San Diego (5 hours) Los Angeles (4 hours) and San Francisco (9 hours).

The bus it could be a convenient solution that will not make you spend too much; Kanoa recommend visiting the site Amtrak o Megabus for info on how to get to Las Vegas comfortably.

We also report the buses G which guarantee connections between Las Vegas, Los Angeles (6 hours), San Diego (8 hours) and San Francisco (15 hours).

In Train, Vegas is not directly reachable as you will have to arrive at least at Kingman, in Arizona (170 km / 105 miles); Needles, in California (185 km / 115 miles) e Barstow, in California (250 km / 155 miles) by train and take the connection with the bus Thruway of the company G.

One of the most picturesque ways to get to Las Vegas is the car. The highway crosses the desert and converges on Las Vegas from the main cities of the southwest region of the country.

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