More info: Las Vegas lies in a basin, the Mojave Desert and has a subtropical hot desert climate typified by long, extremely hot summers; warm transitional seasons; and short winters with mild days and cool nights. There is abundant sunshine throughout the year, with an average of 310 sunny days and rainfall is scarce, with an average of 4.2 in (110 mm) Las Vegas is among the sunniest, driest, and least humid locations in North America and the peaks surrounding the city which reach elevations of over 10,000 feet (3,000 m), act as barriers to the strong flow of moisture from the surrounding area.
The primary drivers of the Las Vegas economy are tourism, gaming and conventions, which in turn feed the retail and restaurant industries. The major attractions in Las Vegas are the casinos and the hotels, with most of the casinos in the downtown area, located on Fremont Street.
Las Vegas has 68 parks. The city owns the land for, but does not operate, four golf courses: Angel Park Golf Club, the Desert Pines Golf Club, Durango Hills Golf Club, and the Las Vegas Municipal Golf Course. It is also responsible for 123 playgrounds, 23 softball fields, 10 football fields, 44 soccer fields, 10 dog parks, six community centres, four senior centres, 109 skate parks, and six swimming pools.