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.

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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.

Shopping

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.

Nearby

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.




 

Main Street Station Hotel, Casino and Brewery



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Fremont Hotel & Casino



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The Venetian Resort Las Vegas



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The Mirage Hotel & Casino



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Extended Stay America - Las Vegas - East Flamingo



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Santa Fe Station Hotel & Casino



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Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino



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Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas



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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino



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Hilton Grand Vacations on Paradise (Convention Center)



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Suncoast Hotel and Casino



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Super 8 by Wyndham Las Vegas Nellis AFB Area



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Mardi Gras Hotel & Casino



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El Cortez Hotel and Casino



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Silver Sevens Hotel & Casino



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The Palms Casino Resort



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Royal Resort



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Tuscany Suites & Casino



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Arizona Charlie's Decatur - Casino Hotel & Suites



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Ellis Island Hotel



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Artisan Hotel Boutique - Adults Only



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Super 8 by Wyndham Las Vegas North Strip/Fremont St. Area



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Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel



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Grandview at Las Vegas



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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.
Did we get your attention yet?



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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Heading to Vegas on summer vacation? Here’s where to “cool off”

It’s a given that Las Vegas is still one of the “best bets” for summer vacation. Anyone who has ever visited Vegas will tell you that while gambling in the casinos, there’s excellent air-conditioning to keep you plenty cool. But what do you do if you are looking for something out of the casino to stay cool. We have the answers for you.
No doubt you have heard of the excitement around the many pools on tee gas strip.
It won’t take much on your part to locate a fantastic pool to cool of in, as there are more than twenty super awesome pools to choose from. Take for instance the ever-popular Caesar’s Palace where you can choose from seven pools.
At Planet Hollywood they just opened their new pool bar, which includes a DJ live music and cabanas. But that’s not the only attraction at the Planet, their new Flowrider Wave –in-a-box Double is the real draw, especially to the younger crown. Show off your surfing and skateboard skills to the always-popular crowd, and cool off at the same time.


If you are on a family vacation with smaller children, you might want to experience the Delano Beach Club, where the pools are float tube friendly, offer small-bite poolside services and the largest “life size” chess set you have ever played.
A couple suggestions for families looking for more water activities for their youngsters would be Wet ‘n’ Wild or Cowabunga Bay.
Over the past few years Las Vegas has become not only “sin city” on the strip, but also poolside. In fact, for adults, the best parties are poolside this summer is at some of the most exciting “adults only” pools. These private “European-style” sunbathing adult pools are perfect for the adults looking to relax and enhance their “no tan line” bodies. Keep in mind that to enter one of these exclusive domains, it will cost you, and you will need to check your inhibitions at the entrance.
One of the most popular is “Bare” at the Mirage, with a runner up the Moorea Beach Club at the Mandalay Bay Resort. These adult pool clubs are over 21 only, and offer not only pool “viewing” but in the case of Moorea Beach Club, and actual beach. Just an excellent opportunity for anyone to relax and get a poolside massage.
Of all the adult pools, I find the smaller venue at the Artisan Resort with its appropriately named, “Naked Pool” the most relaxing. Beware, when the sun goes down this pool becomes one of the hottest and best-kept secrets in Vegas, and packs out.
Cooling off with the kids can be accomplished with a visit to the local ice-crème shop. For adults we highly suggest a visit to Carlos ‘n Charlie’s for their totally chillin and may we say, famously delicious frozen margarita. We guarantee you there’s nothing better than cooling off with one of these cocktails after a day at the pool.
If outdoor pools are out and you need a break from the tables, why not head over to Circus Circus and experience the super air-conditioned Adventuredome with or without kids. It provides indoor roller coasters, water rides and much more.
And then there’s always Minus5 Degree’s at Mandalay Bay, where you will instantly chill out when you walk through the door. This entire indoor bar, including tables, chairs and cocktail glasses, are made of Canadian Ice. If you can’t cool off here, you’re just to hit to handle.
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When vacationing in Las Vegas, why not gamble where locals do?

If you’re planning a vacation in “sin city” Las Vegas, and the thought of jumping into the middle of the crowded Las Vegas Strip turns you off, you may be a local. Most people who live in Las Vegas avoid the strip like the plague if at all possible. If you ask the lovely lady serving you a cocktail in Caesar’s Palace where she plays and parties, most often she will say off the strip. Let’s take a look at how locals handle gambling and what they play when they “get the itch”.
Locals know that the strip is all about entertainment and making money, for the casinos we mean. Odds are against you, and the video poker machines were developed to lure you into spending more. Who doesn’t sit at a new machine and pray that you enter the “bonus” site? Just one more quarter, right?



The great thing about the Las Vegas Valley is the fact that there are bars/casinos spread out everywhere that cater to the local population. They don’t offer exciting video games that lure your money out of you wallet and into the slot. Instead they offer basic video poker, bingo and sports betting. High stakes poker games just aren’t that popular with most local crowds.
These outlying bar/casinos offer video poker games right there at the bar, and in fact will often comp you your drinks if you play, and maybe your meal too.
Venture out of the strip environment, and you can get the same treatment, and save some bucks too.
One of the most popular casino hotels for locals is The Orleans located on Tropicana Blvd. They will even put up visiting friends and relatives there because of the cheaper rooms and services. The Orleans offers more video poker games with more chance of winning, as well as an awesome 5-cuisine buffet for $13.95 that’s excellent.
The Palms Casino is located just about a mile from the Las Vegas Strip, but is very popular locals haunt as well. Don’t get us wrong about the Palms; it is getting popular with the younger visitors, and especially celebrities, mainly for the Playboy Club there.
Across the street you will find the Gold Coast, which has none of the glitz of most casinos, but locals love it more for the bingo than anything else.
Some of the other ever-popular local favorites include Sam’s Town, the Suncoast Casino, Green Valley Ranch and Red Rock Casino Resort. They all offer better odds, no crowds and a chance to mingle and get advice from those who live in sin city.
If you tally the votes of most local residents about where they choose to gamble and have a good time, most will tell you look to the small restaurants, corner stores, bowling alleys, bars and nightclubs. Because they are located in most neighborhoods, there’s no travel involved, no crowds and they see all their friends there. It might just be the best experience you can have “off strip”, to take a bus or taxi to a neighborhood off the strip and mingle with the locals.
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Top exciting things to do in Las Vegas you might not be aware of

If you were asked what the most popular tourist attractions in the U.S. was, you probably would choose the Washington Monument, Niagara Falls or one of Disney’s theme parks in California or Florida. The fact is, there is one destination that blows them all away, and that’s the Las Vegas Strip! Surly if you have visited or plan to, its almost mandatory to stroll the strip, dodging masses of other visitors, and donating funds to the gambling gods. Sure you will get a selfie in front of the Bellagio fountains, or visit the white tigers, but if you really want a unique experience in “Sin City” read on.
Have you ever dreamed of being NASCAR driver, flying around a track at 200+ mph? Welcome to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, where you can choose to drive or be driven in a classic “muscle car”, or exotic like a Lamborghini or Maserati. You might want to call your agent at “Allstate” before hitting the gas of your over 200K exotic, but the thrill is well worth it, even for the few minutes it takes to get up to that 200+mph.


If you are a certified Scuba Diver and on your bucket list is a shark experience, have we got the deal for you! You can jump in the aquarium’s Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay if a guest there, and fulfill that goal. Think of the awesome photo op for friends and family while the watch you swim in the tank with Tiger Sharks! There aren’t many resorts in the U.S. that offer that experience, and who would have thought of Vegas as that place?
Maybe you have worked in an office all your life, but on the shelf behind you desk sits that now dull yellow metal bulldozer you have had since your sandbox days as a kid. Obviously there is a dream hidden somewhere there, and we can offer you the opportunity to visit that dream. Enter the world of real “big boy toys”, Dig This Vegas, where you can jump up into that Caterpillar Excavator or Dozer for an hour and a half, and actually dig or move stuff.
Maybe you are a duffer that enjoys the game of golf, and would love to take a lesson from Phil Mickelson or Fred Couples instructor. You have definitely come to the right place in Vegas, because their instructor, world-renowned golf pro Butch Harmon is at your service. All you need to do is book an appointment at his golf school at the Rio Secco Golf Club, and bring that bundle of cash you won at the tables last night!
Now most visitors are aware of Circus Circus, and the shows there but how many of you know that you can actually take trapeze lessons or attend a training camp in Las Vegas? Yep! It’s true, at Trapeze Las Vegas, located close to the Vegas Strip. Whether traveling as a couple of wit kids, you can all jump up on the flying trapeze, let go and flip in the air to be caught by awaiting hands. Of course, that’s after a lesson or two.
Perhaps your buddies are taking you to Sin City for your “bachelor party”, and certainly they have some exciting pleasures planned for you. Something you might want to check out for your group “sing along”, should be the rooftop of the Paris Resort, and its new beer garden serving those 100 types of beer for the song.
Have a few and then enjoy a barbequed burger or steak on the outside grill, while looking down below at the Bellagio fountain and light show.
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Tips for family vacation in Las Vegas with smaller kids

When dreaming of that Las Vegas Vacation, not many of us see kids in the picture, and if you do, you might need some friendly assistance. Yes, Vegas is more than just gambling, drinking and scantily clad showgirls, much more. In fact, for those who know, it’s an excellent vacation spot for children too.
Plan on taking the little ones to the Silverton Hotel located about five miles from the Vegas Strip for something truly amazing. Inside this hotel you’ll find their aquarium, but not just any aquarium. This one contains over 117,000 gallons of water with more than 5,000 species of exotic fish. Add to that stingrays and sharks, and the youngster fascination level should explode. Dads, you’re in luck too because you’ll notice right away, that there are real life mermaids swimming in there too. That’s right, fins and bikini tops, doing synchronized swimming with the fish.


Fun fact: If Scuba Certified, the hotel allows couples to get married in the tank.
The next destination for both young and
adult kids” is the roller coaster at New York-New York on the strip. This isn’t your standard roller coaster; in fact even the trains themselves are replicas of taxicabs. The coaster shoots around turns and drops at 67 mph, reaches 203 feet in the air, and drops up to 144 feet. If you aren’t “white-knuckled”, you can get great shots below of the surrounding strip, as well as the re-created New York harbor and Statue of Liberty. Be prepared for excitement, especially during the 180-degree spiral guaranteed to make your heart skip a bit.
Another thrill ride not to be missed if you can take it is the Big Shot in The Stratosphere Tower. Take off in the tower some 1,049 feet in the air, and for 2.5 seconds be hurled at 45 mph some 160 feet in the air. You’ll actually experience 4 G’s and weightlessness, which will lift you out of your seat. Now aren’t you glad they always check that safety harness?
For hours of fun you need to head to the Adventuredome Theme Park located under its pink dome behind Circus Circus. There’s five acres of rides and games for kids of all ages, plus miniature golf, 4-D movie theater. There’s no admission, so plan to pay for rides and games as you go. You can save a bundle especially with a few kids, by purchasing an all day ride pass.
Circus Circus is also home to free circus acts that start every day on the center stage starting at 11 AM. And before or after they can play the many arcade games in the Carnival midway.
If the little ones are in need of a “sugar boost” you’re in luck with a visit to M&M World, located next to the MGM Grand. You won’t believe the fascination in your children’s eyes as they investigate the many forms and colors made into M&M’s. You can even get your own “personalized” m&m’s.
If its waterpark time in your family, and time to cool off, you can head over to Wet “n” Wild Las Vegas, about 15 minutes south of the Vegas Strip. With over 25 different slides, a lazy river over 1,000 feet long, and a sweet wave pool, if you can’t find it here, you don’t need it.
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Las Vegas Winter Adventures excluding gambling and the “Strip”

Not everyone comes to Las Vegas for the gambling and shows, and if you can believe that, we would like to introduce you to some fun adventures outside of the strip. Of course, there’s no way to completely escape the sounds and sights of Vegas’s #1 sport, even in the airport there are lines of video games. Lets check out the “out of towners”.
No far from Vegas lies the Red Rock Canyon with its bright red terracotta geological formations, rock faces that make any climber drool, and personal exploration for “Dino tracks” and petroglyphs galore. The cooler winter months are perfect for this outdoor adventure, especially when hitting the trails in your search. Some of the most popular routes for hiking are Sour Mash and the famous Juniper Canyon Rainbow Wall. The bright colors really make a stunning background for those photo’s so don’t forget your camera.


Another fun adventure without the heat of summer is doing a horseback trail ride in the world famous Mojave Desert, and not being worried about survival! Easily find trail ride companies that offer these rides through deep canyons with the Red Rocks bluffs high above. Again, be at the ready because you will probably see coyotes and perhaps wild burrows on your trail.
Hot Tip: No matter what time of year, adventures beyond the strip and in the desert surrounding Vegas require lots of drinking water.
If you have the time to drive out to the Hoover Dam, by all means, this is a spectacular site to visit. Take the elevator down and learn the history of this dam and its construction. It’s also a super destination for some selfies.
If you can plan a day with some “side-trips” we have some excellent suggestions, ghost towns in the area. One that is close by is the Chloride Mining Town just to the south of Highway 93. This mining town got its start back in the 1860’s and flourished into the early 1940’s when it basically died. The town came back to life again in the 60’s for health reasons, and has a handful of residents. It’s a fun little town and a super place to grab lunch and visit an old ghost town.
The Rhyolite Ghost Town is another great visit, with an entire 1904 town still standing and vacant for your viewing pleasure. At it’s peak of gold boom, this town had over fifty saloons! A great place for taking photos, and beware; there might be a ghost or two in them.
Then there’s the Pioneer Saloon that has appeared in many Hollywood movie, along with some exceptional “star” visits. The original saloon is open for a cold one and a bartender who will fill you in with history. In the winter months, the saloon is still heated by the original potbelly stove. Be sure to ask the barkeeper about the poker games that led to the bullet holes in the wall!
No matter where you vacation these days, you seem to fins a zip-line or two, and Vegas is no different. While visiting in cooler months especially, a visit to the top of the Red Mountain (you need to hike to the top, so be in shape and carry water), and zip down over 1800 ft. of line going up to 60 mph! If you desire adding a little more pizzazz to this ride, try hitting it on a “full-moon ride”.




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Top 5 “To Do’s” in Las Vegas during your vacation

It’s a given that most people visiting Las Vegas will spend time on the famous Vegas Strip, checking out some if not all the entertaining casinos. But after a while of this, you probably will want to see what else there is to Vegas besides gambling tables, slots and booze. We plan to give you a few of our top pics of things to see and do in this city that doesn’t recognize the term “day & night”.
The first to come to mind is a short trip downtown to “old Vegas” where it all started, and particularly, The Freemont Experience. Day or night, this highly popular destination is a must do, especially after dark when everything lights up. Load music, free light shows on the world’s largest video screen is just a start. This area rivals Bourbon Street in New Orleans for sure. And when you go, be sure to climb the tower, and do the zip-line over crowds below with your GoPro focused on the crowds, for your “viral video”.
Hot Tip: While visiting Freemont Street, stop into the Nacho Daddy Restaurant for your “Scorpion Shot”!


Of course you need to take a drive and check out Hoover Damn for some great shots and a tour of this magnificent sight. Take the elevator down and check out how massive this damn is as you walk across it. The nice thing about this area is that every day is bright and shining.
For the lovers visiting Las Vegas together for the first time, or tenth, there’s nothing that tells her or him that you love them than a gondola ride in Venice. Of course, you’re actually in Las Vegas, but can get the same effect, at the Venetian Resort, in a two-person gondola on the canals. Be sure to book your ride ahead, and make it at dusk for sure.
Now that you have a peaceful, quiet and relaxing ride, there’s something in Vegas to really get your heart pumping! The Stratosphere Tower enjoys the highest freestanding tower in the U.S., and in itself is a heart stopper. But that’s not all you get to experience. You need to get strapped into the open car and fly at 1,149 feet from the strip below. If this isn’t enough for you, you can also enjoy “Sky Jump”, where you actually get to jump off and free-fall some 800 feet. Whether on camera or just bragging rights, it’s well worth it to experience.
As Las Vegas really got where it is today from organized crime and the mob, you owe it to yourself to visit The Mob Museum. It’s located within the former courthouse near Freemont Street, and houses twelve different exhibits of different influence by the mob. You’ll learn about such notable people as Bugsy Malone, Al Capone, Eliot Ness and J. Edgar Hoover. A nice advantage to visiting the Mob Museum is that within walking distance, you can also explore the Neon Museum, and experience all the original neon Vegas signs within the outdoor park, and a awesome selfie experience.
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Top Tips for keeping on a budget during your 2017 Vegas Vacation


The brand New Year has started and its time to plan for your next vacation in exciting Las Vegas Nevada. However, part of your “New Year resolution” is being fiscally responsible and budget minded, and how will you do that in Sin City?
Ewe are going to give you some outstanding suggestions on how to enjoy a super hot Vegas Vacation, and still stay on a decent budget.
First of all, if you just plan to stay in Vegas proper, forget about that rental car! Take a shuttle from the airport directly to your hotel. Public transportation is always the way to go, both on the Las Vegas strip as well as when visiting “Old Town Vegas” and the Morgan Street Experience”. Taking the monorail that extends along the Vegas Strip is so easy, with multiple terminals at various Casino Resort Hotels along the way. Why walk in the heat when you can jump on the free air-conditioned monorail system, right?


If you want to hit a different area like old town, be smart and take a cab. If you add up the amount of bucks it would cost you for a daily rental car, gas and parking, you could take a Limo everywhere and still be cheaper than renting a vehicle.
You may already be aware of the “Player Club” concept at casinos, but never really thought of them as a “cost savings” option. In fact, they can be, not only for gathering points you can use for gambling dollars. These points can be used as dollars at restaurants, discount room rates and you may even get free tickets to a show because you are a member.
As Las Vegas is well known as a place to gamble in casinos, and alcohol flows freely as well, that’s another place to look at saving money. Smart vacationers realize that sitting at a casino bar paying for your cocktails can really suck up your vacation monies. The fact is, as long as you are actively gambling, your drinks are free. Well, sort of, because the house knows the more you spend the more they get. The “trick” is to sit at a machine long enough to get that drink, and then wander about looking for entertainment. If you plan to sit at a game for a while, you might want to tip that cocktail waitress with a $5 first to get her attention, and she will serve you well.
Hot gambling tip: Although I’m not an expert, I have been told that odds are much better at the video games located when you enter casino doors. There are always a group of them you almost walk into.
The Brunch buffets are still a great place to save money and get some great food. Most open at 11 AM, and depending on when you went to bed, can be either breakfast of lunch. For staying on budget for dinners, there are awesome awesome food courts around with “cheap eats”.
One very important suggestion for those who plan to hit the tables is your “gambling budget”. Its highly suggested to plan a daily budget of how much you can afford to loose for each day, and stop when that budget is empty. Probably the worst thing you can do is to visit an ATM with your debit card! Just don’t bring it to the gambling floors.
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Visiting Las Vegas and staying on budget, is it really possible?

For most people just the thought of visiting Las Vegas o vacation can induce nightmares of financial degradation, but does it have to? If you plan your visit ahead of time, including of course, and well-planned budget, with some flexibility, yes you can.
As with any large city vacation, unless you plan to visit other area sights forget about that rental car and use public transportation. Many of the Vegas hotels provide free shuttle services to and from your hotel. If you don’t have this service take an airport shuttle or taxi, and you will still same the car expense and parking fee’s.


Definitely plan to eat a couple meals in your picks of the fantastic restaurants in Vegas, but also plan to hit bargain food joints also, because food can really “eat away” that budget. There are still some excellent buffet choices in Las Vegas, and they offer super selections for brunch or lunch. Paris, Rio and Caesar’s are the three offering quality and quantity food selections at a terrific price.
You should also pick up some of those booklets in the hotel lobby that contains discount coupons for area restaurants. These discounts can really add up to savings to that budget.
Traveling the strip by Monorail is free between the Mirage to Excalibur, and a bonus is air-conditioned. There’s also the Deuce Bus line that runs the strip as well as Freemont Street, offering a day pass for only $8 a person. If you plan to travel around town for a few days, then the 3-day pass of $20 is a bargain.
All Vegas casinos have reward programs, which you sign up to for free. Many offer points gained when you gamble, as well as discounts at their restaurants. Do your research and you can easily find a full steak dinner for under $8.00,
Vegas “happy hours” are well known, but did you know that if you time your eating habits a bit differently, you could eat like a king and queen for half price? As the busiest dinnertime is between 8pm and 10 pm, most casino restaurants offer happy hour from 4-7 p.m. If you belly-up to the bar and order, you can order dinner at some excellent low prices. My top choices include Eiffel Tower in the Paris, and Jean-George Steakhouse in the Aria.
Hot Ladies Tip: If thinking about hitting one of the classy nightclubs in the evening, make sure when that “promoter” outside tries handing you a flyer, you take it. They usually will get you free into the club.
Before going into a hotel’s dance club, which usually carries a entry fee, check for a special line for hotel guests that get in for free. Also, because drinks inside are boosted up on price, get your on the casino floor before entering.
If you want to experience an awesome show for free, head down to Freemont Street and the “Experience”, after dark. This show features 550,000 watts of concert music, and over 12 million lights.
Hot gambling tip: Stay away from the slot machines if you have any hopes of a big win, because they have the worst odds. Instead, find a table game you like, and enjoy one of the free “learn to play” sessions. You just might get “Vegas Lucky”. If you must play a slot game, try playing one at the bar in the casino, because if you are actively playing, your drinks are free.
If you really want to see the top sights of Vegas, we suggest buying a Las Vegas Power Pass, offered for 1-5 day passes. Starting at $85 you get to experience the Stratosphere Observation deck, roller coaster in New York, New York, Bellagio Arts Museum and much more.
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What’s new and shaking in Sin City for adults?

No matter when you visited Las Vegas last, there’s always something new and exciting coming to town. The latest news is that the Oakland Raiders are coming to Las Vegas from California, and although there are mixed feelings, both in California and Las Vegas, it can only be good for business in this gambling town. It only means business for Vegas, especially during the football season. Can you just imagine attending the Super Bowl, Las Vegas?

Of course, one of the first businesses in the Las Vegas area announcing their excitement, and announcing a new business near the “strip”, has to do with the legalized prostitution in Nevada. That’s right, the infamous “Bunny Ranch brothel will be opening a “Raiders-themed brothel near Sin City.. One can only wonder how big the “sports bar” TV’s will be?
One of the hottest new additions to the Las Vegas pool scene is the strictly adult “Bare Pool” at the Mirage Resort and Casino. Everything about this fantastic pool and its associated cabana services emphasize VIP, and comes without additional charge, once you get past the “entry fee”. From fancy cocktail service to exotic frozen fruit, popsicles and smoothies, it’s all about chilling and just having fun. And as the name suggests, this is a private European-style sunbathing experience, so the only thing missing is clothes.
When you and your partner are looking for a sensual “Vegas style” show, we have the experience for you. Regretfully, many of the Vegas clubs have gotten rid of their showgirls and dance lines, everyone that is except the Luxor. In their sixteenth year, Luxor’s “Fantasy” is still going strong, awarded almost every year the “Best Showgirls” and “Best Topless” shows awards. They perform fifteen different numbers on stage and fear not, these shows are really great for both singles and couples alike.
Caesars Palace offers a quite excellent show also, especially as an “adults only” performance. Absinthe combines sensuality and semi-nudeness with a carnival atmosphere, aerial acrobatics and risqué burlesque. The comedy portion of the show will make you laugh till you cry, the burlesque wow you with the beauty of the human form, and the aerialist’s cause you to hold your breath.
Guys, if you and your buddies are hitting Vegas and looking for a little adult entertainment during the day, you might take a cab to the Sapphire Strip Club, a very popular men’s destination. If spending your bankroll along the stage isn’t your thing, bring your suit along and hit the new pool behind the club. Because it’s a function of the club, it has become one of the hottest new hangouts, mainly because the dancers rotate out to the pool during the day. As one might expect, it gets quite hot poolside.
How can we not talk about romantic dinner for two while investigating your Las Vegas experience? There are two fantastic and very romantic restaurants we want to suggest for you. The first is to take your partner to Paris, France, to the very top of the Eiffel Tower, and dine overlooking the city lights below. If you are true gentleman, you will have pre-ordered a fresh bright red rose and bottle of fine Champagne ahead of time when making reservations.
Our next suggestion is the complete opposite, with a dark romantic feel of the old Las Vegas, at Hugo’s Cellar at the Four Queens downtown Vegas. Here the restaurant presents a bright red rose to your lady, on the house. This is gourmet dining at its best, and the service is fantastic.
If you choose Hugo’s, you will already be downtown, and therefore can check out the Freemont Street Experience. This is now the ultimate adult playground, where anything goes, and spend some time, you’ll see just about everything imaginable.
Depending on what you had for dinner, you might try the Zipline over the crowd below, or not?
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