42.9 million visitors last year can’t be wrong. Las Vegas is a world-class destination, with amenities and offerings to delight business travelers, couples, families, outdoor enthusiasts, groups, and those who really just want to live the world famous tagline, “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.”
The travel and tourism industry represents an economic impact of nearly $60 billion, representing nearly 58 percent of the region’s gross product and supporting nearly half a million jobs, or 44 percent of Southern Nevada’s total workforce. Las Vegas’ brand holds something for everyone, whether you’re in town for one of the thousands of conventions and trade shows held here annually, getting married in one of the hundreds of chapels available in the city, checking out the Strip and the revitalized downtown area, or checking out the breathtaking desert landscape.
From major hotel and casino properties from MGM Resorts International, Caesars Entertainment, Wynn Resorts, Boyd Gaming, and the Las Vegas Sands Corporation to major headliners with residencies in the city (like Celine Dion, Cher, Elton John, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, and more), Las Vegas is never short on entertainment, a great meal, and an unforgettable stay. We look forward to welcoming you here soon!
Here are just a few resources to get you started on your trip to Las Vegas:
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) helps leisure and business travelers find things to do, places to eat, and destinations to explore – and can help you figure out which of the city’s thousands of hotels, restaurants, attractions, and places to explore fits your idea of a good time. The LVCVA has helped make Las Vegas one of the most recognizable brands in the world, and they know Vegas better than just about anyone.
Find information on planning your trip, helpful links, how to arrange transportation, easy-to-navigate city maps, and the different amenities of Southern Nevada, including parks and recreation, hotels, and attractions throughout the city.
Plan your hotel stay, dining, shows, and different attractions to make the most of your stay.
Downtown Las Vegas offers its own menu of options for entertainment, education, dining, and entertainment. Check out the Neon Museum, the Mob Museum, the world famous canopy at Fremont Street Experience, or many of the acclaimed restaurants, bars, and hotspots in the Fremont East District.
And while you’re downtown…stop in and visit the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce. We’re located on the campus of The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, a world class performing arts and cultural campus in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas.
Las Vegas may be known for its neon lights, but its outdoor offerings attract people from all over the world, and are just a short drive from the Las Vegas Strip. From Tule Springs National Monument, Nevada’s first national monument, to Red Rock Canyon, Mt. Charleston, Valley of Fire, and more, there are opportunities for hiking, camping, skiing, a scenic drive, and taking in the natural beauty of the desert landscape.