For most people, the name Las Vegas conjures up images of dazzling lights, sprawling casinos and all-out indulgence. But technically, the unincorporated town of Paradise also deserves a little recognition. Adjacent to the city of Las Vegas itself Paradise is home to a significant chunk of The Strip and some of its glitziest attractions.
Bordered by Sunset Rd to the south and Desert Rd to the north, Paradise hosts some of the city’s most iconic hotels and “Sin City” experiences. Day and night, a stroll down Paradise’s slice of The Strip will take Vegas goers past the fiery Mirage Volcano, the mesmerising Bellagio fountain show, the pseudo canals of The Venetian Hotel, the lush greens of the Bali Hai Golf Club and more. In addition to blackjack tables, slot machines and VIP pool parties, the Paradise footprint also encompasses the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus.
Paradise incorporates McCarran International Airport, which makes it an ultra-convenient to reach for those arriving by plane and staying at the southern end of The Strip. All Vegas hotels can be easily reached by taxi, though RCT Transit buses also run up and down The Strip.
While today Paradise is defined by gambling, debauchery and extravagance, it was once prime Nevada farmland. In fact, it earned its name back in 1910, when ranchers and agriculturalists discovered that thanks to a high water table, Paradise land was incredibly fertile.