Las Vegas and Waikiki Comparison Essay by Neatwriter

Las Vegas and Waikiki
A comparison of the American regions of Las Vegas and Waikiki.
# 62586 | 1,258 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in Geography (General) , Tourism (General)

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Although one is in the middle of the desert and the other on an island in the middle of the sea, Las Vegas and Waikiki draw visitors and new residents year-round. This paper explains that in spite of their diverse geographical locations, both are American cities with a rich ethnic diversity and a strong tourism industry. Both American cities share similar appeals: Waikiki, which is a district of Hawaii's capital Honolulu, has year-round mild and sunny weather, although Las Vegas, Nevada gets much colder in the winter than Honolulu does.

From the Paper:

"Tourists are drawn to these cities for fun as well as sun, for both areas boast a number of world-class four and five-star resorts as well as lively nighttime entertainment. Las Vegas draws people for its gambling casinos, and Waikiki for its beaches, but both cities are famously fun. People and families that are considering relocation would take into account more than just nightlife, however. Weather, cost of living, and other factors impact the selection of a new home. Las Vegas and Honolulu have similar median household incomes. However, Honolulu is one of the most expensive cities in America in which to live, with a cost of living index that ranks fourth in the nation. Las Vegas has a lower cost of living in general. Both cities have a relatively low rate of unemployment, but Las Vegas also has a better job growth rate than Honolulu. In spite of some differences in cost of living and local economies, Honolulu and its world famous beach Waikiki shares much in common with Las Vegas and its world famous casinos. Both Waikiki and Las Vegas make excellent vacation spots, and although Las Vegas might be a cheaper place to which to move or start up a business, the desert city lacks the beach culture, lush flora and fauna, and unique ethnic makeup of Hawaii.'

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