Question: Is Las Vegas really a dirty city?
Just last month, Yahoo! Travel published an article documenting America’s top 10 dirtiest cities. Guess who made the list? You got it. The city of Las Vegas came in at lucky number seven (oh the irony). It fell two notches from from spot number five in 2010’s poll but it’s an improvement. The break down as to why Las Vegas made the list wasn’t very detailed other than the fact that Vegas is the number one party town in America. How does that translate into dirty? Are we dirty as in hygiene or dirty as in morals? Hmmmmm.
One interesting tidbit mentioned in this article was that Sin City was number 1 for the most luxurious hotels. Again, I’m not sure how you can have the most luxurious hotels in the country and yet still be on the dirtiest cities list. These luxury hotels make certain that their immediate surroundings are pristine. Have you seen the Wynn’s landscape lately? What about the Bellagio? The incredible dancing fountain viewing area is always kept crystal clean.
If you head into some of the dirtier parts of town, I am still not sure that Las Vegas should have made the list. Nearly every city in the county has dirty parts of town. Now if they’re referring to dust and dirt from all the construction, then maybe I can see it. Dust and dirt coat vehicles all year round.
Answer: No. I think Las Vegas just got a bad wrap on this one.