The Entertainment Capital of the World is a nickname that has been applied to several cities, including:
- Las Vegas, because of its "broad scope of entertainment options including nightlife, shows, exhibits, museums, theme parks, pool parties, and so on."
- Los Angeles (or, more specifically, Hollywood), due to the area's radio, television, music, and filmmaking, as well as the abundance of tourist and amusement attractions in the region.
- New York City (or, more specifically, Broadway)
- John Handley (June 13, 1976). "Las Vegas: A posh playground for adults, a wagering wonderland". Chicago Tribune – via Newspapers.com.
- Robin Leach (August 14, 2016). "We are without a doubt the Entertainment Capital of the World". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved 2019-03-05.
- Chi Fung Lam; Jian Ming Luo (2017). Entertainment Tourism. Taylor & Francis.
- Andrea Baker (2019). The Great Music City. Springer. p. 59.
- Ehrhard Bahr (2007). Weimar on the Pacific: German exile culture in Los Angeles and the crisis of modernism. University of California Press. p. 1.
- Scott Armstrong (May 31, 1986). "Hollywood: A comeback is in the script". Times Colonist. Victoria, British Columbia. Christian Science Monitor – via Newspapers.com.
- Ray Hebert (November 23, 1970). "Face-lifting for Hollywood studied". Los Angeles Times – via Newspapers.com.
- Edward Robb Ellis (2004). The Epic of New York City: A Narrative History. Basic Books. p. 594.
- Richard Panchyk (2010). New York City Skyscrapers. Arcadia Publishing.
- Richard Alleman (2013). New York: The Movie Lover's Guide: The Ultimate Insider Tour of Movie New York. Crown/Archetype. p. 95.
- Connie Farrow (August 1, 2004). "Showtown, U.S.A.: Branson isn't Lawrence Welk anymore". The Press of Atlantic City. AP – via NewsBank.
- Lauren Wilcox (March 25, 2007). "Big time in Tune Town". Washington Post. Retrieved 2019-03-05.