Local Living in a Tourist Destination
By Monique Gaudin
Living in Las Vegas is really like living in any small big town. It is hard to imagine as it is a leading international tourist destination, but life is quite common off the Strip.
There are local events at the libraries, the annual Clark County Fair and Rodeo, and the assortment of parades such as the St Patrick’s Day parade this past week in Henderson, and the upcoming Helldorado Days.
This week starts spring vacation for over 300,000 students in the Clark County School District, with many families packing up and leaving town to visit other tourist destinations, while over 3,000,000 people are expected to head to Vegas based on last year’s 3,531,994 visitors.
So while the Strip is swarming with spring-breakers going wild, you may find the locals at the Hop & Shop: Easter Egg Hunt and Family Festival at the Town Square, the EggStravaganza at the Springs Preserve, or at Ethel M’s annual Spring Spectacular Weekend.