Las Vegas Brighten up your winter with a trip to Las Vegas!

Las Vegas here we come! Have you always wanted to try your hand at the casinos in Las Vegas? Well, here is your chance! Top quality lodgings and hotels are slashing their prices and inviting you to stay with them during your winters break in the gambling capital. There is a vast array of residences to choose from to make your stay affordable and we make booking simple.

Where do you want to stay?

When to visit based on price

Summer months find the best rates in Las Vegas mainly because of the heat. You can also find super low rates in October and November.

Key attractions

Let’s face it; the main attraction is the Vegas casinos, both “The Strip” as well as “Old Vegas” downtown. With outstanding shows like knights in shining armor fighting on horseback at Excalibur, to Siegfried & Roy and their Bengal Tigers, it’s always Showtime. During the evenings, the light show outside the Bellagio Resort is spectacular.

Try not to limit yourself to just one or two casino’s, but rather take the tram system that travels’ up and down the Las Vegas Strip, because every casino offers something unique.

Having fun

For excitement other than the dice on the table, why not spend some time at Adventuredome, the 5-acre indoor amusement park inside Circus Circus? There’s fun for the entire family or just you two honeymooners. Make sure you test your nerve on the El Loco Roller Coaster.

Spend some time in Old Town Las Vegas, especially the Freemont Street area. From the evening Viva Vision Light Show at night, Slotzilla, a 12-story slot machine inspired Zip Line you will be entertained. You can also take a guided tour and learn the sinister history of Las Vegas, and maybe even a secret or two of where the bodies are buried.

For the golfers who are looking for excitement on the greens, there are some excellent golf courses in Las Vegas, including the championship course at the Winn Resort. Keep in mind, especially during summer months, that the best t-times are early in the morning, so plan ahead.


If your pockets can afford it, there’s nothing quite like shopping or just strolling around the Forum Shops at Caesar’s Palace. Another upscale shopping adventure is The Grand Canal Shoppes with both men’s and ladies apparel shops, as well as the new Armani Collezioni men and women’s apparel store.

If your taste in shopping is more tailored to malls and discount shopping, Las Vegas offers that too. The Fashion Show Mall offers main department stores, like Macy and Nordstrom’s, but also much smaller jewelry, children’s fashion and other stores for your shopping pleasure.


One of the best day trips is also one of the most experienced sites, Hoover Dam, less than an hour from the strip. This is an experience that you just have to live, not see in a book. Standing on top of this monster is amazing, and taking the elevator down to see the inside is insane. This visit will give you great opportunities for a killer “selfie”.

Another excellent day trip is to travel out west of Vegas and visit the Red Rock Canyon in the famous Mojave Desert. You can choose to see the spectacular sights by car or by bike on it’s 13 mile scenic loop. Along the way, you’ll have a chance to see bighorn sheep, waterfalls and ancient Indian petroglyphs.


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Downtown Las Vegas For A Cheap Vacation

Downtown Las Vegas once had the reputation of a cheap but down market destination for those visitors looking for some Las Vegas action. That has changed and these days hotels are being renovated and a resurgence of the Downtown neighborhoods has made Fremont Street the place to be for a hipper alternative when it comes to Las Vegas.

Walking around Fremont Street the bright lights were once blinding and the casino action seemed to spill out onto the street. The Fremont street experience still lights up the action but the casino action almost seems to be a bit more subdued. Live music venues fill the streets and a visors fly by above the action on ziplines. Small kiosks selling trinkets and mementos fill the street and the atmosphere is far more about the overall downtown experience than just about the action on the tables in the casinos.

Visitors to Downtown Las Vegas are now experiencing a turnaround in the quality of accommodations. The D hotel recently opened and features modern rooms and a revamped look in the casino while the Golden Gate has done similar work to its property while adding an entire tower of suites. These hotels are still amongst the most affordable for Las Vegas visitors. Those visitors looking for a little more luxury can stay at the Golden Nugget which boasts its Rush Tower accommodations that rival some of the best hotel rooms on the Las Vegas strip. If you choose this property make sure to pack your swim trunks because you must hop in to the water slide that passes through a real life aquarium. Don’t worry those sharks can’t bite you.

Once you have a place to stay you need a place to play and the one thing that has not changed in Downtown Las Vegas is the affordable gambling options. Low limits and penny slots can still be found on Fremont Street. Gamblers can really stretch their dollars on this side of town as even weekend table limits stay low even as the crowds come in.

Head east on Fremont Street and experience the revitalization of Downtown Las Vegas. Fremont East boasts art galleries, restaurants, bars and a real neighborhood feel that gets you thinking that you should head to downtown more often.

Don’t miss these spots in Downtown Las Vegas

Container Park – One spot where you realize that they have completely changed the way you feel about Downtown Las Vegas. Live music, food, shopping and a place for the kids to be entertained in the middle of the day.

Park on Fremont – It is a place for a drink, a bite to eat and a spot to congregate all on Fremont Street and all set in a location that could easily double as someone’s backyard.

Commonwealth – It’s a bar but it is also a great spot to just take in what is happening in Downtown Las Vegas. Sit up top and you get a sense that this is where Las Vegas visitors and locals converge and find some common ground. It can get crowded and at times seems a bit confused as to whether it is a locals bar or a tourist attraction but that is what gives it a bit more of an attraction.

Le Thai – It’s Thai food but it is one of the first places to come down to Downtown to help spark the revitalization. Hit the bar and share a noodle dish with a beer and you can’t go wrong. It does get crowded and their might be a wait but if you are just walking over from your Downtown Las Vegas hotel what does time really mean to you anyway?

Fremont Street Experience – You have to stand under the canopy of lights and take it all in. You no longer get a clear view of all the casino lights because of stages and ziplines but the over head light show does a little to help you capture the Vegas moment. The show is free and it happens on the hour as the sun goes down.

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Afternoon Shows in Las Vegas

When you start looking for entertainment in Las Vegas don’t discount the afternoon shows as they are the hidden gem on the strip. A few advantages to attending an afternoon show aside from the much better ticket prices are freeing up your evenings for sightseeing when the lights are bright and spending less time in the casino during the day.

Quite often people ask about entertainment options in Las Vegas and are quick to point out that the best shows cost so much money you can’t really afford them if you are on a tight budget. While some of those statements are true if you consider an afternoon show in Las Vegas you can be entertained and you can pay less to see some high quality performances.

5 Afternoon Shows in Las Vegas That Will Not Bust Your Budget

Jeff Civillico at The Quad is not only a great deal but some of the best entertainment on the strip. His clever performance is anchored by his ability to interact with the crowd while dazzling you with his juggling skills. This is a very interactive show so don’t be surprised if you end up on the stage showing off your talents. This is one of those shows that is good for all ages and even though the kids will really enjoy it that does not mean that parents will feel as if they are being talked down to. If there is one show that works for all ages this is it.

Mac King Comedy Magic Show at Harrah’s – The best way to describe Mac King is to say that someone pulled a time machine into the theatre and out popped Mac King. His show takes you back to a time before special effects and dazzling extras to make it appear as if the show you are seeing is better than it is. Mac King does not hide on the stage as things happen around him, he makes the stage come alive with magic, comedy and an approach to humor that is a lost art. I often say that this is the best show in Las Vegas and one thing is certain, you will not leave disappointed.

Nathan Burton Comedy Magic at the Saxe Theater inside the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas – This afternoon comedy and magic show has a bit more edge than Mac King but it is quite entertaining. You get the traditional magic tricks along with a few surprises. Yes, you will see someone split in half and there is a good chance that a box will appear on stage and someone will vanish. However, Nathan Burton performs with a bit of flair and comedy to make some of the usual tricks slightly better. Consider the price and the presentation and you get some quality entertainment without a major strain on your vacation dollars.

Legends in Concert at Flamingo Las Vegas – If you are into tribute shows there is no need for you to look anywhere else. This show is not only a good deal but it packs so much entertainment into a performance that you’ll feel like you are stealing. You might see Elvis, Michael Jackson, Madonna and Britney Spears in one performance. These impersonators are among the best anywhere and the performance always seems very intimate. This is a family friendly show as long as you children are fans of the music and the entertainers performing.

If you are still looking for cheap shows in Las Vegas consider more of the shows at the V Theater and the Saxe Theater at Planet Hollywood and check out the shows at The Stratosphere Tower. Pin-Up and Frankie Moreno are both highly entertaining evening shows with a very good price point.

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Secret Cheap Spots in Las Vegas

When you travel to Las Vegas you hope to find that one great deal that helps you save money and comes as a complete surprise. Las Vegas has a few of those spots and if you play your cards right you can save money for other more important matters on your vacation. If you need to find a cheaper way to spend your vacation dollars you can be sure that we have searched high and low for the great deals on the Las Vegas strip.

We know how it is: seems like everywhere you turn in Las Vegas, things are expensive. Not so--you just have to know a few secrets. Stick with us, we'll give you the scoop. Check out these 5 secret cheap spots in Las Vegas.

1. "Secret" or "No-Name" Pizza, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas: Hungry? Of course you are. This spot might be one of the worst kept "secrets" on the Vegas Strip. Amid the hotel's legendary third floor dining level in between the Blue Ribbon and Jaleo restaurants, you will see an unmarked hallway with a lot of framed old vinyl LP covers on the walls. Walk down the hallway and you will arrive at a hidden (but popular) counter that sells New York style pizza by the slice, and even whole pies to order, with a variety of good quality toppings. Eat at the counters here or take them outside to the center lounge areas, nobody will mind. The white pizza (no sauce) is some of the best on the Strip. Cheap beer on draft here, too. Open late

2. Sand Volleyball Court, Monte Carlo: Looking for a fun, energy-burning activity for your group, or just a way to meet some people? The Monte Carlo's pool area might be one of the least appreciated among the Vegas Strip resorts--with its own wave pool, 400 foot lazy river (only one of three on the Strip), and this true rarity, a full sand-floored volleyball court, free for all Monte Carlo guests every day, as well as locals and guests of other MGM properties Monday-Thursday (locals and other MGM guests are welcome for a $10 fee Friday-Sunday, still not a bad deal).

3. Mizuya Lounge, Mandalay Bay: Wanna dance, but not to "dance music?" You might laugh at the thought of this being a "secret," since you can hear it across the casino floor, but the circular Mizuya sushi restaurant is actually one of the most raucous casino "lounges" on the Strip, with a regular schedule of rocking cover bands who earn their audience appreciation every night. No cover, and no purchase necessary--you can even stand on the outside edge of the lounge and watch, if you want--but if you can resist the urge to grab a cold one, you're stronger than we are. (Note: Mandalay also has another, more sedate Orchid lounge closer to the hotel lobby and elevators, which features softer live entertainment on weekends).

4. Fun Dungeon, Excalibur: You might be aware of the midway games up at Circus Circus, and even the arcade at New York, New York. But for some more innocent, family-friendly fun, go underground (never mind the tantalizing name) at Excalibur where you'll find classic carnival midway games, video games, interactive sports games, and lots of fun ways for kids of all ages to win prizes.

5. The Wildlife Habitat, Flamingo: Don't ask us how a 15-acre conservatory housing a huge flock of live Chilean flamingos as well as dozens of other flying and swimming species can remain a "secret," but somehow this gorgeous escape on the grounds of the Flamingo resort remains overlooked, even by Vegas locals! Ringtailed ducks, sacred Ibis, brown pelicans, swans, ducks, koi fish, turtles, hummingbirds, parrots and more can all be enjoyed among lush jungle landscaping. There are also two demonstrational feedings daily. Totally free--the animals won't even accept tips!
Bonus spot: Although it's not really a 'secret,' it's also not really pointed out: Anyone can stop and have their picture taken in front of the famous "Welcome To Fabulous Las Vegas" sign (you can also arrange to be married there). From Mandalay Bay, drive South (or take a short cab ride and have the driver wait) and pull into the center median parking lot
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Las Vegas - Honeymoon in Vegas On a Tight Budget

Getting married can be expensive and just as the beginning of your life is about to get started you want to celebrate with a grand honeymoon to get the whole thing started the right way. That is where the honeymoon comes in and there is no place better for an inexpensive honeymoon than Las Vegas.

With plenty of budget hotels, shows and restaurants the Las Vegas strip helps you create some long lasting memories while working as a jumping off to a life of romance and excitement with your new spouse. Sure those other super expensive places might be nice but they cannot even compare to the non stop excitement, entertainment and value found on the strip.

So how are you going to do it? Honeymoon in Vegas, done on a tight Budget

Where To Stay: Tropicana Hotel and Casino: This icon on the Las Vegas strip has all you need for a splendid Las Vegas honeymoon for a fraction of the cost of most strip properties. It is located across the street from MGM Grand and NY/NY casino and is walking distance to the center of the strip. The rooms are slightly larger than average Las Vegas hotel rooms and the pool is among the best in town. This entire property has recently been remodeled so if you knew the old Tropicana you might not recognize the place. Other good cheap hotel options include The D Hotel in Downtown Las Vegas, The Flamingo Las Vegas and Monte Carlo Resort.

Where to Eat: Happy Hour at Comme Ca is the best of both worlds. You get a good deal an a restaurant that is among the best on the strip. It can get pricey if you order from the regular menu but if you stick to the bar menu at happy hour you’ll be fine. Step out on the patio to steal a romantic kiss with a view. If you are going to spend some money on one restaurant his is a good bet and if you grab a table by the window you’ll be treated to a fabulous view with your meal. Other budget friendly restaurant options include: Five50 Pizza Bar at Aria Las Vegas, Postrio at Venetian, Umami Burger at SLS Las Vegas

What to See: Absinthe is the one show that is a must when on your honeymoon. Simply because it is a little raunchy and over the top but mostly because it is dirty and vulgar. Yes, you get good dirty comedy as part of your romance package on the budget friendly Las Vegas honeymoon. You will fin dit hard not to laugh and when you leave the show you might be ready for a little action of your own if you know what I mean. Other entertainment options that are budget friendly: Jeff Civillico at The Quad and Jabbawockeez at Luxor Las Vegas.

What to do: The LINQ Las Vegas is the newest attraction on the strip that can fill your evening with budget friendly people watching and widow shopping. You can also choose to ride the High Roller Observation wheel and take in all of Las Vegas from high above or find yourself a seat at one of many bars and restaurants situated in this entertainment district. Stroll into the Polaroid Fotobar and capture a few memories of your honeymoon to take back as souvenirs or fill up on the sweet stuff at Sprinkles cupcakes. Take in some live music at Brooklyn Bowl, sample some beers at the Yard House or walk into Osheas and relive a little of old Las Vegas right in the heart of the strip.
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Local’s money saving tips for your next Las Vegas “Extravaganza”

If you’re planning your exciting trip to Las Vegas, the ever-popular phrase “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas” is playing in the back of your mind. Regretfully for most people the phrase they should be thinking is “what money you take to Vegas, stays in Vegas”. Tourist make sure they have money in their checking and debit accounts and cash in hand knowing they will be spending a whole bunch of cash.
It’s just a fact of life in Vegas.

There are some things you can do to not let your spending run amuck.
First and foremost, don’t charge your airfare and hotel room, instead pay cash for it in full. You can certainly find excellent hotel deals online, and if you can plan your trip at different times of year, you’ll enjoy even better cheap hotel rates. That way when you return home broke like that old rake, you won’t find yourself borrowing money from your parents to pay your mortgage.
The very next thing you need to do is plan a very careful and honest budget, for food, entertainment and most important, lady luck. Of course there may be a little wiggle room on the food budget, but that’s to be expected. What you don’t want to do is exceed your gambling budget and head to the ATM for more that you didn’t plan on.
That’s where people make a big mistake, and relationships get tested.
I personally have lived by my #1 gambling rule, I bring a specific amount of gambling money, and I plan on loosing it all, every time. If I play smart, I leave with some money, still having fun, and consider what I take home as a win.
To save money and maybe even make a few bucks, know your game, whether it is the slots or Blackjack or Roulette. Online games are a good place to practice before arriving in Vegas, but another plus are the casinos that offer “beginner lessons”. A couple excellent choices for the newbie are Excalibur and Circus Circus, both a good place to start.
Hot Tip: Rumor has it that playing the slots near an entrance gives you a better chance of winning big.
For slot players you should always sign up at every Players Club in every casino you play in. Every dollar you play adds up to points that you can redeem at restaurants or even shows. Many times the casino offers bonus sign up points, so it’s really free money, which unfortunately is gone within minutes, including more from your wallet.
Another excellent way to save on Las Vegas shows is to get your tickets at one of the “Tix4Tonight booth located on Fremont Street and the Vegas Strip. Jump into line at one of these early, like when they open at 10 AM, and your reward can be 50% off.
Your food and drink budget can get eaten up very quickly in Vegas, while you might not notice. Always check prices on the restaurant menu before being seated to see if it sounds reasonable. When you order, be aware that if you are asked if you want a soft drink, it will cost about $3 a glass. Even worse, if they ask if you want bottled water, pass and take the ice water, because that bottle of water costs more than a pop. And the buffet lunches in Las Vegas are always a good choice for saving funds for better things, and forget about the “one pound hot dogs” unless you want to taste it for the rest of the day.
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New exciting attractions in Las Vegas for 2016

You are planning a vacation or business trip to Las Vegas, and wondering if it’s worth dragging your golf clubs along. Although there are some excellent golf courses in Vegas, during summer months, if you don’t play in the early morning, you’ll try thing off later in the day.
Enter the latest golf fanatics dream, MGM Grand’s newest addition, TOPGOLF. The MGM Grand is opening it’s new four level golf “super center”, which includes a driving range with over 100 individual climate-controlled hitting bays, a special VIP area, and an experience like no other right on the Vegas Strip. There are also well placed hundreds of HFTV’s throughout the center. Another smart idea is that there is a family-friendly center for the whole family, to get your kids hitting that little white ball.
There is also an “over-21 entertainment area with live music and a bar for relaxing. This has been setup to accommodate live concerts and features cabanas and water features. The restaurant will feature chef-created specials, exotic cocktails and your favorite brews.
As anyone that has attended any major event or function in Las Vegas, the Thomas and Mack has provided a great place for the large crowds that attend. That being said, many of the larger venue events have outgrown this center.

Enter for 2016, the brand new Las Vegas Arena coming to Las Vegas in the April.
This awesome endeavor will be able to accommodate 20,000 people, located between the Monte Carlo and New York- New York resort hotels. It will include a string of executive and grand suites for private parties, Las Vegas is excited to see this new arena open, which will feature concerts, award ceremonies, fights (boxing and UFC), business events and more. Some of the first to book the arena, UFC200 Ultimate Fight Showdown, Garth Brooks (Country Western Music Artist), Wayne Newton and more.
Who doesn’t enjoy a “beer garden” when visiting a major event? Hold onto your hats because mega beer company Budweiser has announced it will open it’s new Beer Park at the top of the Paris Resort with a view to die for. Not only will you have over 100 choices for a cold brew, but also the restaurant can back them up with burgers and steaks and more, cooked outside on a mega monster grill.
Everyone know the rules of Vegas, “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas”, with this one exception that you may want on film. Due to open March 2016, and new for all thrill seekers, is SPEEDVEGAS, a new driving experience complex encompassing one hundred acres. Take your pick of provided exotic cars, from Corvette’s and Lamborghini, Porsche and others. You are only limited by how fast you dare to go, and how much cash is left in your account after gambling.
For those women who have been planning their vacation in Vegas around the Chippendale Review at the RIO, there’s another thrilling form of ecstasy awaiting you upstairs either before or after. You can get strapped into your outfit, and soar some 400 feet in the air between the two RIO Towers, and enjoy the sites below, on the new VooDoo Zipline. This is a nice way to cool off after a long day, as you soar at about 35 miles and hour, checking out what’s happening on the strip.
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Plan your vacation to Las Vegas, without breaking the bank!

You’re planning a vacation in Las Vegas and as everyone knows, the goal of Las Vegas is to take your money, all your money. On the gaming tables, slots, card games etc., it’s up to you how much you find acceptable to loose. There’s lots of ways to save some of that hard earned cash you have saved for this trip.
Research in advance what airlines are offering the best deals round trip to Vegas. Probably the best are Southwest, Allegiant and Spirit Airlines, with special deals and direct flights from many cities.
Once you arrive at the airport, you can start saving bucks by taking the shuttle there to your hotel, for only seven dollars a person and luggage. Compare that to $30-40 for a cab and tip! This is a major resort town and offers plenty of ground transportation, so renting a car should only be an option if you are sightseeing out of town. Walking the strip or taking the tram that services all the hotels along the strip is the way to go, plus you save on tickets and drunk driving charges, because you know you’ll be “sipping” at the casinos. Even if you decide to visit the Freemont Experience downtown Vegas, it’s cheaper to just take a cab.

You can eat as cheaply or as expensively as you choose in Las Vegas, so why not plan to mix it up and average out for a good budget. Hit a really good resort restaurant or two, but offset the money spent by doing that “giant one pound hotdog” for lunch, or $2 cup of shrimp cocktail maybe. There are still some good buffet’s around, but I would advise you to check out the ones at major casino’s, not off the strip, because the food is better.
Understanding that you should never buy your cocktails at the casino bars, because your drinks are “free” while you gamble. Just sit at a table or slot and order your cocktail, then move on. Why pay when “adults drink free”? Right?
If you must sit at a bar for a while, sit at one that has video poker on the bar, put some money in the machine, and as long as you play, your drinks are free. If you want to keep your gambling budget to a reasonable low and love playing cards, you might want to hit the Tropicana as it’s one of the only casino’s still offering the $5 Blackjack tables. For those addicted to the slot and video poker machines, it goes without saying that joining each casino’s “Players Club” can gain you some free points and possibly produce a big win!
Hot Dinner Tip! If your tummy is screaming for a big juicy steak dinner, head over to Ellis Island Casino & Brewery for dinner. They offer a $9.99 meal that includes a perfectly cooked 10-ounce piece of beef, potato, veggies and a beer.
For those who live close enough to drive their own vehicles to Las Vegas, and think only politicians and movie stars use hotel valet services, think again. Don’t by any means park your vehicle in a parking garage in Vegas! Use those Casino/Hotel valet services in front of the resort. All it will cost you is a few dollars tip when you come out, and you won’t have to worry about someone breaking into your car. In fact, that alone can save you big bucks.
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New and Exciting for Las Vegas visitors in 2016

Ever since “The Vegas Strip” took over from the “Old Downtown Vegas”, year after year we have seen changes to Vegas proper. This year is no exception to that rule, but there are truly some awesome things being added or changed this year. Maybe this year it’s time for another or your 1st visit to “Sin City”.
For whatever reason, which I can’t figure out, golfers come to Las Vegas to hit the little white ball in the heat. For golfers dragging their bags through airports so they can play here, there is a practice facility opening with you in mind. Topgolf Las Vegas is opening their new driving range in the MGM Grand Resort, including four levels to hit off of including some VIP booths. What’s new and exciting about that? All the balls will have microchips in them so you can see exactly how far you have hit.
Visitors this year will see construction start on the newest and largest Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Resorts World Las Vegas. This Asian inspired resort/casino will cost in the neighborhood of $7 Billion dollars, and will include a 4,000-seat showroom and yes, the largest casino on the strip. Look for it going up at the site across from the Wynn Las Vegas. It will take a couple years to complete, but look out Vegas, mega sushi has been ordered.

For the music lovers out there, especially those who love the tunes of Lionel Richie, you can hear them live in Planet Hollywood beginning this April. Lionel plans to perform at least twenty live concerts throughout the year.
For those that actually try to keep normal hours in Vegas, and can recognize “after hours”, there’s some news about three of Vegas’s popular nightclubs. A brand new nightclub will replace Body English at the Hard Rock, so you might want to check it out. Also Tryst at the Wynn is being revamped and re-named and opening by Fall. Lastly, the Aria Las Vegas nightclub “Haze” will be replaced by a new upscale club called “Jewel”, so check it out while you are there.
Scheduled to open and “drive business”, “Speed Vegas” will open its car doors in spring of 2016. This 85 –acre facility will put you in the driver’s seat of high performance cars that dreams are made of. Mercedes, Aston Martin, Porsche, Ferrari and more will be available for you to get strapped into and race around the track. This is your chance to become a high-performance race driver for an hour or so, and cross off another thrilling adventure from your bucket list.
The ever-popular Ling Promenade where food is plentiful will be adding two very well known and delicious restaurants to the list of fast take out. For the California In ‘n Out burgers, have no fear, they will be here in early 2016. Also, probably the very best Fish & Chips you will ever taste will be available also in Gordon Ramsey’s new shop appropriately names, Gordon Ramsey’s Fish.
Worth a look, and definitely appropriate for “Sin Cities” reputation, Eggslut will also open sometime this spring in the Cosmopolitan Resort. The restaurant will feature, as no surprise, everything eggs, from breakfast to diner.

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More to Vegas than gambling, with these big events to plan around!

Everyone knows that Las Vegas is the “Adult Playground” of the U.S. with fine food, free booze and gambling everywhere. That being said, it can get kind of old after a while, so why not plan an outing or two that has nothing to do with all that? There are always events going on in Vegas, and we will explore some of the best tat may interest you.
The first is the 2016 Las Vegas Car Stars that runs May 12th – May 14 and will be happening on Freemont Street downtown Las Vegas. Visiting the Freemont Street Experience should already be on your target list, especially after dark with its awesome light show and Zip Line experience. But this car show is something else, and definitely a “must experience” event. You will have the opportunity to see add watch in action many of the iconic Television and Movie vehicles ever gathered, driving the streets. There is also a planned parade down the Las Vegas Strip of these cars driven by celebrities, so grab your camera and or iPhone and get ready. From the famous Bat mobile to the Dukes of Hazards iconic orange muscle car and more, you won’t be disappointed.

The next major event is the Vegas Pet Expo that runs from May 21-May 22 at the Cashman Center. Although we all may not admit that our pets are very important to us, it’s so true. This very popular event is all about pets, featuring vendors from all over the U.S. and presenting the latest and greatest things on the market for our little friends.
Now we all probably remember times way back when, that have great memories of the days as children when the circus coma to town. Even as adults you have to admit, you can still be thrilled, and if you have booked a room in Circus Circus, you are primed and ready for this next big event. June 16-19 the Thomas & Mack Center presents the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. They will be presenting Circus XTREME, which is a blend of traditional circus elements along with "edge of your seat" spectacles. With a mix of high-wire acts, trampoline daredevils, bungee aerial skydiving display along with amazing animals is a great show for the whole family and will certainly be a highlight to your adventure.
If you plan to be in Las Vegas the first part of December, or are a cowboy or cowgirl at heart, you need to start planning your visit now. From December 1-10th, Las Vegas turns into a major Cowboy Town during the famous Wrangler National Finals Rodeo at the MGM Grand. The rodeo finals themselves are awesome with some of the best riders competing, like Trevor Brazile, Tuf Cooper and Luke Branquinho the Champ Steer Wrestler. But even with all the excitement of the rodeo, there’s so much more happening in town because of it. Major Country Western music stars in concerts, many performing at the various casino clubs, and some of the wildest parties imaginable. Also every day of the Rodeo Finals, you can experience some awesome western shopping at the Stetson Country Christmas located in the Sands Expo and Convention Center.
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Las Vegas “must do list” even on “spur of moment” visit

These days a “quickie” vacation can be a lifesaver to many a busy professional, giving a chance to re-vitalize oneself. As you scan Facebook and Twitter, you can always find tempting offers on discount trips, flights and hotels at some of the most popular U.S. destinations. Getting a great “short list” of popular things to do ahead of time, when you suddenly find yourself on a plane can be moneysaving and key.
There are a ton of things to do in Las Vegas, a very popular escape destination, but what do you do when you have only 2-3 days and nights?
One of the most popular spots, especially at night is a visit to the top of the Stratosphere Tower, for dinner or just a cocktail. It gives you a spectacular view of the entire strip and Las Vegas, that you just can’t get anywhere else. The advantage of dinner in the Top of the World Restaurant is that every eighty minutes it completes a 360-degree turn, affording a complete view. Even the view from the Level 107 for Happy Hour isn’t bad, but there’s no spin.
While on the subject of the Stratosphere Tower, for all you “Thrill-seekers” out there visiting Vegas, how would you like to jump off the top of the tower? That’s right; SkyJump Las Vegas will strap you up in a harness and jumpsuit to the 108 floor, where you get to walk off their platform, some 855 feet above the strip.
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For adults that truly believe what you see and hear in Vegas, stays in Vegas, another must do of all Vegas shows is Absinthe at Caesar’s Palace. A true “adult show” there are showgirls, raunchy skits and language, comedy and oh so entertaining fun. A great way to relax with a cocktail, and watch your stress fly out the door.
Another icon of Las Vegas is its High Roller Ferris wheel, located in the Linq Promenade, the tallest of its kind in the world. They advertise this ride as the “Happiest Half Hour in Las Vegas”, for many reasons. It’s also a spectacular way to see the city, again especially after dark. It is truly a half hour ride, so bring your camera and or GoPro for some spectacular shots. Recently a couple took this ride to a whole new level, choosing to join the “mile high club” on the half hour ride. This of course led to their arrest for various expected charges, so beware, not everything that happens in Las Vegas, stays there.
Here’s something to do not many are aware of, buts it’s awesome! For those who visit and are Certified Scuba Divers, and find a great room rate at Mandalay Bay, you get a special bonus with that room. You get to dive in their Shark Reef Tank and swim with Sand Tiger sharks, not your average docile shark. Will make quite the “selfie “if you can get someone to take a photo of you in the tank.
Finally you just have to spend some time downtown and enjoy the Fremont Street Experience. From free concerts, vintage hotels, mega digital screens and and super sound system, this is party heaven. And did we tell you about Zip-lining over the crowds below?
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