View image of Sin City was hit hard by the recession, but do not bet against this legendary destination. Last year, 79% of tourists chose to stay at hotels right on the Strip. And why not? Roll out of bed and onto the Strip to catch the Bellagio fountains in action, shop, gamble and, of course, people-watch (which can get especially fun later at night). Annual visitors: 29,467,000. (Courtesy Jon Arnold Images Ltd / Alamy) (Credit: Courtesy Jon Arnold Images Ltd / Alamy)
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