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Raise your shot glass for National Tequila Day in Las Vegas

Raise your shot glass for National Tequila Day in Las Vegas

We never need an excuse to indulge in a cocktail during the week but if you’re looking for one, we’ve got one for you on July 24. It’s National Tequila Day, time to honor the distinct distilled beverage made from the blue agave plant. In Las Vegas you can celebrate all things tequila, from shots [...]

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 [...]

The newest downtown Las Vegas dining spots

The newest downtown Las Vegas dining spots

There’s been a lot of development going on in downtown Las Vegas over the past few years and it’s not showing any signs of slowing down. That means new restaurants are cropping up all the time. The latest batch features everything from breakfast doughnuts and smoothies to hot dogs and bites from a celebrity chef. [...]

10 must-visit lobby bars in Las Vegas

10 must-visit lobby bars in Las Vegas

It might be hard to believe that some of the best places to spend an evening in Las Vegas are just steps away from your hotel’s front desk. Unlike other cities, the lobby bars here are not necessarily reserved for quiet conversation…nor are they always the precursors to other more hyped bars and nightclubs. Boasting [...]

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 [...]

New Monte Carlo Plaza boasts restaurants, entertainment on the Strip

New Monte Carlo Plaza boasts restaurants, entertainment on the Strip

Pedestrians walking along the Strip in front of the Monte Carlo Hotel & Casino have some new dining options. The resort recently completed a multimillion dollar outdoor dining plaza with new restaurants and live entertainment including a rotating roster of live bands, artists and street performers. Five new restaurants joined the existing Diablo’s Cantina on the [...]

Cathedral Gorge State Park: Hidden gem, breathtaking sights

Cathedral Gorge State Park: Hidden gem, breathtaking sights

When it comes to geological wonders near Las Vegas, you’ve probably heard of Red Rock Canyon, the Valley of Fire and, of course, the Grand Canyon. But did you know there are several more natural attractions in the not so far off distance? Approximately two-and-a-half hours north of Las Vegas via Hwy. 93, you’ll discover [...]

The Quad in Las Vegas is getting a new name and a $223 million facelift

The Quad in Las Vegas is getting a new name and a $223 million facelift

Yesterday afternoon Caesars Entertainment announced that $223 million in renovations along with a complete rebranding are slated for The Quad. On Oct. 30, 2014, the property will officially become The LINQ Hotel & Casino. The Quad, which is located near the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, has already been undergoing a major makeover. Formerly known [...]

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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