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How to spend 24 hours (or less) in Sin City

How to spend 24 hours (or less) in Sin City

You’re traveling to West Virginia for the Annual Roadkill Cook Off (yes, that’s a thing) when your flight gets delayed in Las Vegas. Or perhaps you’re driving through Vegas on your way to your cousin’s Bar Mitzvah in Scottsdale, and you pull off for an extended “bathroom break.” Whatever the case — layover or quick [...]

Marvel’s Hulk looks smashing at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas

Marvel’s Hulk looks smashing at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas

A superhero who rips through pants faster than a Chippendales dancer is showing off his impressive green physique at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas. In honor of the Incredible Hulk’s smashing arrival, children who dress as their favorite superhero or say “Hulk Smash!” at the Madame Tussauds box office between now and Sep. 24 will receive [...]

Sin City Exclusives: Only in Las Vegas

Sin City Exclusives: Only in Las Vegas

You’re a globe trotting, fun seeking party animal with an eye for time management. There’s a city for that. An Egyptian pyramid, Statue of Liberty, Eiffel Tower, canals of Venice — dining, nightlife and attractions included — all in the span of one shiny street. With all the world at your fingertips (and possibly liver), [...]

‘Do’ Feed the Animals at Shark Reef in Las Vegas

‘Do’ Feed the Animals at Shark Reef in Las Vegas

This is Las Vegas, not the Discovery Channel. We’re home to Shark Reef, not Shark Week. But participating in the Animal Encounters program at Shark Reef Aquarium really isn’t that different from watching Rob Lowe riding on the back of two sharks. Fine. I made that up. It’s actually nothing like watching Rob Lowe riding on the [...]

No purrs for you: Grumpy Cat appears at LINQ in Las Vegas

No purrs for you: Grumpy Cat appears at LINQ in Las Vegas

A curmudgeonly cat with way more Twitter followers and Facebook friends than your cat (or you, for that matter) is headed to Vegas. Famously frowning feline, Grumpy Cat, will appear at Kitson at The LINQ tonight at 6 p.m. to promote her new book, “The Grumpy Guide to Life: Observations by Grumpy Cat.” The demotivational [...]

Join the feeding frenzy at Shark Reef in Las Vegas

Join the feeding frenzy at Shark Reef in Las Vegas

Shark Week  doesn’t start until August 10, but you can get into the spirit now with the new Animal Encounter program at Shark Reef Aquarium. Three different feeding experiences give you a chance to get up close and personal with the attraction’s aquatic residents including zebra sharks, stingrays and everyone’s favorite globetrotting sea turtle, OD. [...]

These Las Vegas water attractions are the coolest, man

These Las Vegas water attractions are the coolest, man

When you visit Vegas in the summertime, keeping cool isn’t a philosophy, it’s a necessity. This is the desert and it can get pretty hot. We’re talking triple digits, baby. Fortunately, we have plenty of water attractions to help keep you hydrated during your stay. A wet and wild ride As the name and photo [...]

Elvis spotting: Festival to celebrate the King

Elvis spotting: Festival to celebrate the King

The spirit of Elvis returns to Las Vegas — and the very hotel where he performed more than 800 shows — during the Las Vegas Elvis Fest at the Westgate Las Vegas Thursday, July 10 through Sunday, July 14. The four-day festival, sanctioned by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc., is a celebration of all things Elvis. [...]

Wet and Wildlife in Vegas: Rafting the Black Canyon Water Trail

Wet and Wildlife in Vegas: Rafting the Black Canyon Water Trail

Nestled between sandy beaches, colorful caves, coves and active hot springs, the shimmering waters of the Black Canyon Water Trail are as brilliant as the lights on the Las Vegas Strip. In one secluded spot, called the Emerald Cave, the water actually glows green like neon. Starting at the base of the Hoover Dam, the [...]

Gaughan (but not forgotten): Exhibit pays tribute to Vegas gaming legend

Gaughan (but not forgotten): Exhibit pays tribute to Vegas gaming legend

Before he passed away at age 93 earlier this year, the El Cortez’s patriarch Jackie Gaughan was a regular player in the hotel’s poker room and dined with guests every day. Even today the downtown gaming legend’s presence can be felt in the historic casino’s air, in the memories of longtime players and of course, through [...]

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