It’s no surprise that we love Las Vegas and if you’re planning a trip, you must love Vegas too. While it’s hard to pick our favorite things, we’ve made a list of 7 reasons we love Las Vegas. Take a look and let us know why you love Las Vegas.
You can still find a killer deal
We love that Las Vegas is still acessible for our visitors. Sure, things cost more than they did 100 years ago, but if you look for it, you can still find some classic Las Vegas deals. There are plenty of free and inexpensive things to do in Las Vegas including:
- Bellagio Conservatory
- LINQ Promenade
- Ellis Island is still home to the $7.99 steak special
- Visit the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas
- Stroll the Strip
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Do your feet hurt from all that walking? Take the Monorail back to your hotel! We offer both $5 single ride tickets and a $13 all-day pass. The Las Vegas Monorail has seven stations that will make traveling to the Las Vegas Strip a breeze.
We love the Las Vegas attracts and keeps some remarkable talent
First off, see our roundup of 2019 Las Vegas residencies. There are some seriously talented men and women on this list and they’ve chosen Las Vegas to showcase their talent. We’re proud that these entertainers choose to call Vegas home, if only for a few weeks. If this Spring is any indication, we can expect to see even more excitement over the course of the year.
Our residency stars make their home in Vegas for a few weeks, but our shows that call Vegas home are truly exceptional. Every Cirque du Soleil show is a unique and breathtaking experience.
Our visiting and local talent are not to be outdone by all of the essential supporting cast members. Every show is full of men and women who make all the magic of Las Vegas possible. We love sharing our home town with these incredibly talented men and women.
We love the Las Vegas weather
Sure, it can get a little hot in the summer but we sure love the weather come January and February. Plus what makes a pool party better than the 100% chance of sunshine? You just can’t beat the weather in Las Vegas. Too hot for you? Check out our pool recommendations and other ways to stay cool during the summer months!
We love the neon
We may be biased, but Las Vegas is a beautiful city, especially when it’s all lit up at night. Neon first found it’s way to Las Vegas in the late 1930s and by the 1960s there were neon signs all along the Las Vegas Strip. Now, much of that neon has been replaced with high-tech LED signage but it’s still a beautiful city of lights.
If you love neon as much as we do, head over to the Neon Museum. You can learn more about the neon signs that lined the Las Vegas Strip and wander through the neon boneyard.
Las Vegas History
Las Vegas was officially founded as a city in 1905 and since then we’ve seen a lot happen. The history of Las Vegas is one of the things that makes the city so special. In the 1930s construction of the Hoover Dam began, gambling was legalized and residency requirements for divorce were reduced to six weeks. Las Vegas was open for business! By the 1960s the city was in full swing and gaming was widely recognized as a business venture. Much has changed since then, but the spirit of Old Vegas continues today!
Psst…you can also read more about the Las Vegas Monorail history.
The Las Vegas Strip (and the Monorail route)
The Las Vegas Strip is approximately 4.9 miles long and its construction began with the Pair-o-Dice Club in 1931. At that time it was simply known as Highway 91. Other hotel casinos like El Rancho Vegas, Flamingo and Dessert Inn followed suit. The Mirage, Rio, and Excalibur opened in 1989 and 1990 and were followed by Bellagio, Venetian, Palazzo, Wynn, and Encore in the 2000s.
Today the Las Vegas Strip is the heart of the city and where the Las Vegas Monorail calls home. The Strip is always growing and changing and we love being a part of it.
We have seven stations along the east side of the Las Vegas Strip and our route runs 3.9 miles.
- SLS Las Vegas Station (station entrance located via SLS Las Vegas Bridge and at street level on Sahara Avenue & Paradise Rd.)
- Westgate Las Vegas Station
- Las Vegas Convention Center Station
- Harrah’s/The LINQ Station (station entrance located at Harrah’s & The LINQ connector)
- Flamingo/Caesars Palace Station (station entrance located at Flamingo)
- Bally’s/Paris Las Vegas Station (station entrance located at Bally’s)
- MGM Grand Station
The food! What’s not to love about Las Vegas food?
Las Vegas has almost always been known for the food, but it seems like it just gets better and better. Nearly every famous chef has a restaurant in Las Vegas and there’s food from a diverse group of countries. There really is something for everyone here.
BONUS: We love our Las Vegas Monorail Riders
We love you! Thank you for riding with us and sharing an appreciation for the city we love. We’ve carried over 80 million riders since opening–that’s a lot to love and be grateful for.
Planning a visit to the city we love so much! Get your Las Vegas Monorail tickets today. We can’t wait to see you out on the rails.