This panoramic photograph of Las Vegas was taken by James Blakeway from atop the Observation Deck at the Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower. It features a twilight view of Las Vegas looking south at the area commonly known as the "Las Vegas Strip." The Strip is lined with spectacular hotels, gambling casinos and nightclubs. Numerous luxury hotels feature legendary stars of show business, breath-taking amusement rides, glamorous chorus lines and tribute performers. With the combination of a pleasant year-round climate, legalized gambling, top name entertainment and impressive convention facilities, Las Vegas has established itself as one of the most popular destinations for tourists.