Las Vegas has a reputation as an adults-only playground thanks to an iconic stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard. However, just beyond the Strip, residents enjoy pleasant suburban communities, world-class restaurants and beautiful parks undisturbed by the glare of neon lights. Cultural institutions like the Smith Center for the Performing Arts and numerous museums offer quiet alternatives to the Strip, while nearby state and national parks – including Lake Mead, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Spring Mountain Ranch State Park and Valley of Fire State Park – offer ample opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.
Every city has its oddball quirks and its unique cast of characters that make it what it is. But Las Vegas, with its 15,000 miles of neon lights and 45 million annual visitors, is a beast like none other. Imagine every good (and bad) night you've ever had in Vegas and then remember: People actually live here. Our blog will tell a story about what life is like as a Las Vegas local.