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Your Kind of Town: Las Vegas, Nevada
Are you an urban adventurer or a small-town dreamer? Do you crave culture or live for the beach? Find your spot in these 31 action-packed locales.
Text by Dan Grushkin

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Pittsburgh, PA  |  Las Vegas, NV  |  Portland, ME  |  Portland, OR  

 Spokane, WA 
|  Washington, D.C 

Las Vegas, Nevada:

Population: 534,877

Median Home Price: $303,475

Hot Job: Development planner

The Scene: Fueled by tourism and real estate projects, Sin City's growth ranks near the top in the nation. But it's the desert that truly beckons: with climbing on Red Rock Canyon's pink sandstone or driving three hours to Zion. 

OPTIONS: Climb straight up the red and pink columns of Cloud Tower in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area; incomparable Zion National Park is only 2.5 hours away; Ski Mount Charleston; raft down the Colorado River; or laze on Lake Mead.

OUTFITTER: Ride the single track ridges of Bootleg Canyon among bighorn sheep, desert tortoises and coyotes with Las Vegas Outdoors (800 748 3702).

GOOD EATS: Hickory smoked ribs and mug of locally brewed Sin City beer at Lucille's Smokehouse Bar-B-Que (+1 702 257 7427). 

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