Las Vegas continues to be the go-to destination for millions of visitors annually; in fact, the city recorded just shy of 40 million tourists in 2012 alone. Visitors from North America and other parts of the world, they’re drawn to the many opportunities that await them. To learn more about the fabulous city of Las Vegas, here are some interesting facts from the Las Vegas Conventions and Visitors Authority:
Founded in 1871, Phoenix is the capital city of Arizona & the 5th largest city in US. The metro area, called The Valley of the Sun, or just “The Valley”, encompasses the cities of Tempe, Scottsdale, Glendale and Mesa. A major cultural, economical & political center, Phoenix’s fast paced vitality opens a plethora of activities to its visitors. At over 500 square miles, the city of Phoenix actually exceeds the land area of the Greater Los Angeles area!
VisitUSA.com originally came online in 1998 with the simple mission of being the best travel guide for all of America – every city, every town, every major park, and every dusty road. We don’t have everything on our site, America is a huge country—but we’re working on it! If there’s something about your town or favorite park we’ve missed, please let us know. We want to help our readers make informed travel plans, as well as just learn about great places to visit in this wonderful country of ours.
As promised, our good friend Will is about to embark on his journey of a lifetime – the 2014 thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. An Appalachian Trail thru-hiker is someone who attempts to hike the entire length of the trail in one season. To say the least, this is an arduous journey which many undertake, but not all can complete. We wish him health and vitality during this trip. We expect to hear from Will about once per week with an update on the trail, a unique update solely for VisitUSA.com’s readers.
We hope you will enjoy reading about his journey as much as we do.
- The Editors