You’re probably thinking to yourself “Excuse me??? What???” As silly as this question may seem, it would appear that there are few if any similarities between Hawaii and Las Vegas. However, you might want to take a closer look as Hawaiians love quite a lot where this city is concerned. For instance, did you know that Hawaiians often refer to Las Vegas as the “Ninth Island?” So, let’s consider several of the reasons that people from Hawaii love visiting Las Vegas while others have decided to relocate here.
The Las Vegas Hawaiian Community
Las Vegas is literally a revolving door of locals and tourists. In fact, it can be difficult to find individuals who were born and grew up in the city. Yet surprisingly, Las Vegas has the largest Hawaiian population outside of Hawaii. Many Hawaiians visit here for the entertainment, food, and of course, the gambling. Furthermore, the cost of living in Las Vegas is considerably more reasonable than the Islands. Thus, you get all the cool vibes yet it will not burn a hole in your pocket. Doesn’t that sound wonderful?
It’s no secret that many Hawaiians have a passion for gambling considering their state is one of only two that have never legalized gambling. In fact, horse racing, lotteries, sports betting, and even Bingo are prohibited. As a result the California Hotel & Casino (known as The “Cal” to Hawaiian visitors) developed a marketing plan and partnered with Vacations Hawaii to attract more Hawaiian visitors to Las Vegas.
Hawaiian taste buds are well taken care of with a broad range of delicacies provided by The Cal. Restaurants such as Aloha Specialties offer everything from oxtail soup to saimin and other authentic, delicious Hawaiian dishes. You can also partake of some authentic Hawaiian dishes at the California Noodle House such as oxtail fried rice and a number of other island dishes.
If you’re in the mood for Hawaiian cocktails the Holo Holo or Happy Bar at The Cal has creative and tasty beverages for you to try. Let’s be serious for a moment. Remember, Las Vegas is in the Mojave Desert. So why not stay hydrated with these cocktails while relaxing in a wicker chair in the shade of a giant umbrella.
And let’s not forget about the shopping in Las Vegas. There are a number of boutiques and shops that cater to visitors with Hawaiian-related merchandise. To learn more about Hawaiian-friendly Las Vegas and to enjoy unique boutique hotel style lodging, call the Oasis at Gold Spike today at (702) 768-9823. Our business representatives are here for your assistance. Call now.