Las Vegas can get an undeserved bad wrap, but despite its reputation, living in Las Vegas is so much more than resort hotels and casinos. Between the entertainment and host of activities to enjoy, Las Vegas is a vibrant, affordable, fun, and fulfilling place to live! Here are several things to love about living in Las Vegas!
Even with being located in the middle of the desert, Las Vegas is a perfect location and distance from both beaches, mountains, amusement parks, or more desert. In addition to this, Vegas is the convention center capital of the world, and home to McCarran Airport, one of the busiest international airports in the country.
The weather in Las Vegas is almost always perfect, and it’s easy to get spoiled. The summers are very hot, but “it’s a dry heat” with very little humidity! Fall and spring are mild, sunny, in the ‘80s, and winters are usually very mild. When it rains, locals actually celebrate and very seldom has it ever snowed in the city.
Vegas is a foodie’s dream come true. The amount of 5-star restaurants and fine dining in Las Vegas are endless. There are also award-winning shows, top performing musical artists, festivals, and events being held here constantly! Feel like a spa day? Take your pick; there’s a ton of spas to choose from. Nightclubs, day clubs, pools, lounges, bars, shows, restaurants, galleries, and more! With everything available to you to choose from, you can make Las Vegas whatever you want it to be.
Las Vegas is synonymous with sports betting and gambling, but until recently, didn’t have any kind of sports teams of their own (aside from college basketball and football) to speak of. In 2017, the NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights changed everything. Vegas is also home to Zuffa owned UFC MMA headquarters, a Nascar racetrack, the NBA Summer League, the WNBA Las Vegas Aces, the FCC Lights professional soccer team, and the Las Vegas 51s baseball team! That’s not to mention the soon-to-be Las Vegas Raiders, complete with a new stadium coming to town in 2020!
If you’re into spending time in the great outdoors, then living in Las Vegas offers plenty of opportunities to hike, camp, bike, rock climb, and even ski or ice skate, plus more! There are more than 300 days of sunshine every year, however, extreme temperatures are always something to watch for because of its unique location in the desert and surrounding terrain.
Depending on where you’re starting from and headed to, Las Vegas is located 30 to 45 minutes from Lake Mead, Red Rock Canyon, and Mount Charleston. There are several national parks within driving distance that include Joshua Tree, the Grand Canyon, Bryce National Park, and Zion National Park. Interestingly enough, Nevada has more natural hot springs than any other state in the country, and there are several to choose from located just about an hour outside of the city including Arizona Hot Springs.
These are but a few things to love about living in Las Vegas. A great word of advice for locals and visitors alike, “Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it!” Fall in love with it all!