What is it about local people and Las Vegas?
We can’t seem to get enough of Sin City.
My grandparents used to go several times a year. I have friends who book weekend jaunts every year. And it seems like every public school is holding their reunions there.
Even though I’m not much of a gambler, I find myself daydreaming about Vegas. I browse the menus of restaurants I haven’t tried and check the Megabucks progressive slots online regularly.
You’d think, since I’m there at least once every two years, I wouldn’t find anything new or interesting to do. And that might be true for most U.S. cities — but not Vegas.
As Elaine Glusac wrote in Thursday’s New York Times: “From a tourism perspective, Las Vegas is ever the chameleon. New restaurants, shows, clubs and hotels are constantly reinventing Sin City with the aim of getting repeaters back to the tables. Big construction projects continue, and there are currently two competing Ferris wheels under construction on the Strip.”
So true. And so Vegas.
It’s really true — even if you’re not a gambler, there are still lots of things to do — The Neon Museum, anyone? — and see.
So I’m throwing it out there: what it is about Vegas that we love — or maybe hate to love? You have an addiction like mine?