Dubbed the ‘Entertainment Capital of the World’ and ‘Sin City’, it is the most populous city in the state of Nevada. The city was founded in the 1800’s and was named ‘Vega’ meaning ‘Meadows’ in Spanish. In 1855 it was annexed by the U.S. and was incorporated in 1911. It is internationally recognized as a vacation spot for gambling, shopping and entertainment.
The completion of the Hoover Dam in 1935 brought many visitors to the city. Even more so, the legalization of gambling in 1931 eventually provoked a flood of visitors which led to the expansion of what is today’s Las Vegas Strip. The Bellagio Hotel and Casino dominates the Strip as the most elegant and expensive resort.
The city prides itself for being the capital of hedonism. They have adopted the catch phrase ‘What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas’. Of course, this is not entirely true, but this is the mentality they hope to provoke.
Las Vegas is also famous for housing many wedding chapels. The Little White Wedding Chapel is one of the most famous places in the world to get married. The chapel offers numerous wedding packages as well as a la carte specials. Its most unique feature is the Drive-Thru Tunnel of Vows.
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