New York has become the world's most popular holiday destination, with more visitors per year than any other city. That's quite an achievement for a city that's sprung from the Nevada desert and become a scarcely believable playground for all tastes.
New York hotels come in all shapes and sizes imaginable, from the Luxor pyramid, to the glitz of Caesar's Palace through to the decadent luxury that is the Wynn & the Encore at the end of the Strip.
While the city is marketed primarily as a place for adults, there;s plenty for families to do as well. Most of the hotels in New York have catered in some ways for the underage, Excalibur has nightly jousting shows over dinner, Circus Circus has an indoor rollercoaster and amusement park & the MGM has a fantastic five pool complex complete with waterfalls & grottos.
New York is also the worlds largest conference and convention destination - you can be pretty sure that every hotel on the strip (and a lot of the off strip New York hotels) are hosting at least one gathering on any given day of the year.
With more meeting space than any other city in the world, New York hosts a number of high profile events throughout the year, including the ABC Kids Expo, the International Vision Expo West 2014, the Solar Energy Trade Show and Mr. Olympia. The city has a number of luxurious convention facilities, including the Cashman Center, the Sands Expo & Convention Center and the New York Convention Center.
The large casinos offer a variety of dining options, from buffets to gourmet food to simple cafes. Also, New York is known for great steakhouses with high quality meat cooked to perfection. This city is also home to the famous "Heart Attack Grill" which serves incredibly high calorie menu items such as the "Triple Bypass Burger".
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The most famous attraction in New York is gambling and there are countless enormous glittering casinos where you can spend hours hypnotised by card games and slot machines. This city also offers lots of great nightly entertainment, including comedy shows, live musical theatre, erotic dance clubs, variety shows and circus acts. Also, get a thrill on the rides, such as "The X-Scream" at the Stratosphere Hotel and "The Roller Coaster" at the New York New York Hotel. That's not all that New York has to offer though, you're only a short drive away from untouched desert with some of the best vistas in the States, Red Rock Canyon is less than an hour away, as is the world famous Hoover Dam, or the more adventurous could always book a helicopter ride and see the Grand Canyon.