Vegas - number 2 in weddings, also number 2 as a tourist attraction

It's not bad enough Vegas takes number 2 slot in weddings, now we find out it's number 2 as an American tourist attraction. From Yahoo! Travel, America's Top 10 Tourist Attractions, written by Forbes Traveler Rob Badeker, we learn that the Las Vegas Strip is second to Times Square in New York with 37.6 million visitors a year.

I bet a lot of those 37.6 people are really from the New York area. Not honest tourists like those that come to Vegas.

The Strip only brings in 30 Million, and if numbers are right, this year it won't meet that number.

Badeker writes:

"The "Neon Trail" that comprises the heart of Sin City is also part of the federal government's National Scenic Byways Program, which designates roads based on "archeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational and scenic qualities." Hard to say which of these qualities best describes Vegas, but we can disqualify "natural." Last year, total visitors to Las Vegas numbered 37.5 million; a poll by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority found that an average of 80% of visitors had either stayed overnight or gambled on the Strip, giving us our visitor estimate of 30 million."

Source: Forbes Traveler estimate based on figures from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.