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Las Vegas - the Diamond of the Desert
from the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce
Falling in love with Las Vegas is easy to do, after all it's "The Entertainment Capital of the World". Visitors love to enjoy luxurious hotels, unique shopping experiences, dazzling and unusual stage shows, first rate restaurants, and world class gaming. Of course, Las Vegas is also a golfer's paradise, with plenty of championship golf courses.
Away from the man-made excitement is a world of natural beauty unlike any other place on earth. Red Rock Canyon's unique rock formations are perfect for both the photographer and the rock climbing enthusiast. Mt. Charleston offers hiking, skiing, camping and all the wonderful sensations of the High Sierras. Lake Mead is perfect if you're into water sports.The Grand Canyon, Valley of Fire, and Death Valley are all short hops from the Strip.
Las Vegas: Year Round Fun in the Sun
Low humidity along with ideal spring and fall temperatures make Las Vegas a great place to visit any time of the year. The average year round temperature is 80 degrees. Las Vegas is one of the sunniest cities in the United States -- with an average 320 days of sunshine per year and only 4.25 inches of rainfall.
Because of its high desert elevation (2,174 feet above sea level), the temperature range can be extreme. During the summer, daytime temperatures often reach 100 degrees. In the winter, the temperature may drop as low 33 degrees, although the average high is between 50 and 60 degrees. It rarely falls below freezing in Las Vegas. When it does, it is usually only in the early morning.
You can enjoy a wide variety of sports year round. Though the winter weather is less dependable than the spring or fall, the winter months are generally pleasant and well suited to outdoor activities. For example, you can water ski on Lake Mead in the morning and snow ski at Lee Canyon in the afternoon
From mid-May to mid-September, when the heat is most intense, you can swim, sun bathe, sail or water ski. Just make sure you have plenty of sun screen and a hat. It’s also an ideal time to head for Mt. Charleston where the average temperature is 20-25 degrees cooler than Las Vegas
Shows & Entertainment
Las Vegas has something for everyone including magic shows, comedy shows, production shows, musicals, adult shows and more. Spectacular production shows including 7 Cirque Du Soleil shows, the popular Blue Man Group at the Venetian,the mysterious David Copperfield at MGM and permanent headline acts like Celine Dion, who brings the house down at Caesar's Palace. For the most up to date information check out vegas.com when planning your Vegas vacation. Discover why Las Vegas has earned teh reputation of "Entertainment Capital of the World".