At Global Alliance, we take the “Worldwide” in our company name very seriously. We pride ourselves in offering premium limousine services to our clientele not only in our home base of Toronto but around the globe. Through our sophisticated network of trusted worldwide affiliates, Global Alliance can provide professional chauffeured services in hundreds of international cities. We will discuss many of the major worldwide destinations served via our affiliate network on this blog. Today’s destination is the oasis of glitzy entertainment in the desert, Las Vegas.
The city of Las Vegas, whose name is commonly abbreviated to Vegas, is one of North America’s most popular travel destinations. Billing itself as the Entertainment Capital of the World, Las Vegas is famous for the towering, neon-gilded hotels, casinos, and convention centres along the Las Vegas Strip, which welcome multitudes of visitors all year long to Southern Nevada’s warm climes. All varieties of entertainment, from family-friendly to adult-only, can be found in and around these pleasure palaces, including musical extravanganzas, stage revues, comedy, art galleries, circuses and acrobatics, exclusive shopping and fine dining, and, of course, gaming in any number of sprawling casino floors.
But there’s more to Las Vegas than the trappings of the “Sin City” of popular myth. Although the city was only founded in 1905 as a stop on the Union Pacific Railroad line, it is now Nevada’s largest urban centre and in the top 30 of the United States’ most populous cities. Increasingly, Las Vegas is not only a temporary destination for visitors but a more permanent home for families, professionals, and retirees alike.
Many of those who visit Las Vegas do so not for pleasure but for business. It occupies the top three of the nation’s leading sites for conventions and conferences along with Chicago and Orlando, attracting millions of convention attendees every year to the extensive facilities in its convention halls and casino-hotel resorts. Many major industries and business sectors hold their showcase annual conventions in Las Vegas, which bring in attendees from across the continent and the world. And if these conventioneers choose to indulge in the city’s entertainment options after their meeting sessions are over, then that is only the Vegas way.
Las Vegas air traffic is served by McCarran International Airport, whose central location relatively near the heart of the Las Vegas Strip is the envy of many a metropolitan area with a more remote air terminal. Outside of Las Vegas, the surrounding area rewards the adventurous traveller with rugged desert scenery and major landmarks like the Hoover Dam, which accounts for much of the city’s power and water supply. Lake Mead, an artificial lake formed by the damming of the Colorado River, is also a popular outdoor activity and watersports recreation area. Another famous product of the mighty Colorado, the Grand Canyon, is only a couple of hours’ drive from Las Vegas, where visitors can find a unique view of the western end of this natural wonder from the impressive new Grand Canyon Skywalk.
They say that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but visitors can always bring the memories home. To help make your visit as comfortable and memorable as possible, please feel free to contact Global Alliance Worldwide Chauffeured Services for all of your transportation needs in Las Vegas, Nevada.