What Would You Miss the Most if You Moved Away From Las Vegas?

“It sounds simple, but I’d miss everything being open 24 hours a day. I love the convenience of picking up an emergency toilet plunger and noshing on tacos at 2 a.m. Other states take note: Nothing should close at 9 p.m. Nothing!” —Amber Sampson, web editor

“The panoramic view of the Strip at night during my drive home. Even with all the glitter and glam, our neon kingdom spews off a certain tranquil vibe while observing Sin City from that far away.” —Sim Salzman, chief financial officer

“Living 15 minutes away from world-class climbing, karaoke bars and a 24-hour Roberto’s.” —Shannon Miller, editorial assistant

“The punk-rock swagger of the Double Down. The old-school style of the Golden Steer Steakhouse. The burger-sizzling charm of Vickie’s Diner. The bizarro Cheers of the Huntridge Tavern. Lounging in my pool at midnight, looking up at the Stratosphere, listening to the screams of roller-coaster joy and bungee-jump terror floating on the wind.” —Lissa Townsend Rodgers, editor-at-large

“The sunsets. No matter where I roam, I am eternally comparing their final fleeting moments of sunshine with our dramatic desert sundowns, and—all apologies—other cities’ palettes are simply never as memorable as any given day here in the Valley.”—Xania Woodman, senior contributing editor, beverage

“I would miss the weirdness of Las Vegas—seeing Batman buy cat food at The Market or Elvis exit the 95 in his pink Cadillac, the smoky 24/7 dives, the sensory overload walking through a casino to get to a mundane destination, the kitschy everything, the surreal sunsets and Red Rock landscapes. It’s all so strange here.” —Jessie O’Brien, web editor

“The excitement of Friday night when the possibilities seem endless … and the filthy yet sly regret of Sunday’s hangover.” —Melinda Sheckells, editor-in-chief

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