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Your First Time in Las Vegas

Your First Time in Las Vegas
Destination(s): Las Vegas

Las Vegas is known world-wide for one five-mile stretch of road, the Strip. On your first visit to Las Vegas, you'll want to see its erupting volcanoes, pirate battles, and elaborately designed hotel casinos. Walking is the easiest way to see the sights inside and outside the hotels. Regular bus service is available along the Strip from Downtown to the southern portion of Las Vegas Boulevard (the Strip's official name), and the Las Vegas Monorail will give you traffic-free transportation just off the Strip. Beyond the non-stop activity of the Strip, you'll find quirky museums, the historic Hoover Dam, and spectacular desert scenery. To see the sights away from the Las Vegas Strip, you'll need to rent a car. No matter where you are in Las Vegas, you can gamble. Check into the player's club cards at any casino to find out what kind of discounts and special deals come with membership. . --Photo by Brett Mathews-- read more about Your First Time in Las Vegas... Read More

Best Vegas Budget Attractions

Best Vegas Budget Attractions
Destination(s): Las Vegas

Las Vegas has plenty of low-cost things to see and do, which means visitors can still see an interesting selection of museums, exhibits, and shows for little or no money. For nature lovers, the Mojave Desert (try Lake Mead or Red Rock) provides beauty for next to nothing. Learn about Las Vegas history for only $1.00 at the Clark County Heritage Museum. The tour at Ethel M's will satisfy your sweet tooth, and the IP's car collection displays one-of-a-kind vehicles. Visit Downtown for low-limits table and machines, and while you're there, enjoy the Fremont Street Experience and Neon Museum. read more about Best Vegas Budget Attractions ... Read More

Business Travel to Las Vegas: Around the Corner from the Convention Center

Business Travel to Las Vegas: Around the Corner from the Convention Center
Destination(s): Las Vegas

Thousands of conventions are held in Las Vegas every year, and it’s for good reasons. Facilities for conventions and amenities for business travelers are abundant, and who can resist a trip to Vegas? Even if your committments leave you with only a few hours to spare, Las Vegas has plenty of attractions to satisfy those on a schedule. Every hotel has several bars and restaurants to choose from when you’re off the clock, and since you’re in Vegas, a slot machine is never far away. ~Picture by Paul Little~ read more about Business Travel to Las Vegas: Around the Corner from the Convention Center... Read More

Top Las Vegas Spas

Top Las Vegas Spas
Destination(s): Las Vegas

Looking for some soothing relaxation while you’re in Las Vegas? A spa might be your best bet. The Venetian’s Canyon Ranch Spa is one of Las Vegas’ most acclaimed spas. The Bellagio’s spa takes reservations three months in advance—but you have to be a hotel guest to use it. At the Mandalay Bay, they’re just one step away from assigning you a masseuse at check in; the Four Seasons spa, THEhotel’s Bathhouse spa, and the Mandalay Bay’s beach-side spa await your tired muscles. Off the Strip, the Red Rock Resort and Green Valley Resort offer their guests a full array of treatments. ~Picture by Dominik Gwarek~ read more about Top Las Vegas Spas... Read More

Labor Day 2010 In Las Vegas

Labor Day 2010 In Las Vegas
Destination(s): Las Vegas

Labor Day is a holiday to honor America’s working men and women, and in Las Vegas, the best way to honor anything is with a great party. This summer, Las Vegas’ best parties have all been next to the pool. Labor Day weekend is a good time to put on your bathing suit and investigate the Vegas pool scene. Once you’re next to the water with a cool drink in your hand, you may not want to move for the rest of the weekend. If you can pull yourself away from the water, try one of Las Vegas’ fabulous restaurants or nightclubs. Rooms are still available, although you can expect to pay a premium rate over this popular weekend. Get busy booking a room, and remember to pack your best bathing suit. ~Photo courtesy of Evil Vegeta at Flickr~ read more about Labor Day 2010 In Las Vegas... Read More

Top Las Vegas Outside Attractions

Top Las Vegas Outside Attractions
Destination(s): Las Vegas

Many Las Vegas visitors never make it out of a casino—there are all those flashing lights, free drinks, and the ever-elusive possibility of winning money—but Las Vegas has a wealth of outdoor activities. At Red Rock Canyon and the Valley of Fire, visitors can hike past petroglyphs and marvel at the otherwordly rock formations. Lake Mead offers fishing, boating, water skiing, and hiking along the shore. Mt. Charleston is a mountain oasis in the middle of the Mojave Desert. In town, the Springs Preserve has about two miles worth of hiking trails, which visitors can use without charge. ~Picture of Mt. Charleston.~ read more about Top Las Vegas Outside Attractions... Read More

Ten Great Places For Adventure in Las Vegas

Ten Great Places For Adventure in Las Vegas
Destination(s): Las Vegas

Las Vegas knows how to get your heart pounding, and not just in the casino. If you're in the mood for an adrenaline rush, you've got several options. You can definitely find adventure on one of the Strip's thrill rides--you'll find rollercoasters, controlled free-falls, and other things that spin, dangle, or drop you. Just off the Strip, you can try skydiving indoors, or racing go-carts at 50 m.p.h. If you want to drive really fast, you can learn how to drive a race car or take an ATV tour through remote areas of the Mojave Desert--but if you like your adventure a little quieter, go rock climbing, hike, or rent a boat. Mountain bikers can experience an "Epic" trail ride, but if you'd rather zoom through the air, try a zipline. ~Photo courtesy of Rob Lucas at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ultrarob/3947225828 ~ read more about Ten Great Places For Adventure in Las Vegas... Read More

Ten Free Things To Do In Las Vegas

Ten Free Things To Do In Las Vegas
Destination(s): Las Vegas

Some of Las Vegas’ best-known attractions are free, like the Bellagio’s fountains, the Mirage’s volcano, and the TI’s pirate/siren show. At the Venetian, stroll through Old World Venice and have fun figuring out which “statues” are alive. Downtown, enjoy the Neon Museum’s Old Vegas signs while waiting for the Fremont Street Experience’s light show. Inside Planet Hollywood’s Miracle Mile Shops, experience an indoor rain storm. Mystic Falls has both a wolf and a bear—but if you’d like to see real animals, stop at the MGM Grand’s Lion Habitat. For free chocolate, take the tour at Ethel M’s Chocolate Factory. read more about Ten Free Things To Do In Las Vegas... Read More

Ten Hidden Gems in Las Vegas

Ten Hidden Gems in Las Vegas
Destination(s): Las Vegas

The Desert National Wildlife Refuge is home to bighorn sheep, miles of dirt roads, remote camping spots, and springs. West of the DNWR, the Spring Mountains are an isolated patch of mountains in the Mojave Desert. Off-road enthusiasts will enjoy the 4WD Bitter Springs Trail outside the Valley of Fire. In town, stop at the Gambler’s Bookstore for gambling tips, or see Steve Wyrick, one of Las Vegas’ newer magicians. The Boulder Dam Hotel, in downtown Boulder City, has a restaurant and museum. Either the Swiss Café or Firefly are terrific, off-the-beaten path restaurants. And when was the last time you went to a drive-in movie theater? ~Picture of Spring Mt. NRA~ read more about Ten Hidden Gems in Las Vegas... Read More

Best Las Vegas Restaurants

Best Las Vegas Restaurants
Destination(s): Las Vegas

Whether you’re looking for critically acclaimed fare or an inexpensive place for lunch, you’ll easily find a Las Vegas restaurant to satisfy your taste buds. For a first-class epicurean experience, try Rosemary’s, Joel Robuchon’s, Hugo’s Cellar, or Mix. Spago, at Caesar’s Palace, combines great food with very interesting people watching from the patio. For seriously authentic Mexican fare (and the best tamales), visit Dona Maria’s. The Burger Bar at Mandalay Bay and Capriotti’s offer casual dining and make good stops for lunch. For the mandatory Las Vegas buffet, try Bally’s Sunday Brunch or the Mirage’s Cravings. read more about Best Las Vegas Restaurants... Read More