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The history of Las Vegas is linked to the legalization of gambling in the state of Nevada in 1931.
The city took off in the 1950s with influences from organized crime and wealthy investors, however its greatest expansion has been in the 2000s. In 2014 there were more than 2 million people in urban Las Vegas.
Las Vegas is also known as Vegas, Sin City and the Entertainment Capital of the World. The hotels are strung along South Las Vegas Blvd in what has become known as the Strip. Even if you don’t gamble, you can have a great time with a wide selection of hotels, shows and buffets.
Combine your stay in Vegas with a dessert excursion to the Grand Canyon, Bryce, Zion or Death Valley and you’ve created a jam packed vacation get away