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Inaugural Las Vegas Whiskey Affair at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts

Inaugural Las Vegas Whiskey Affair at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts

We’ve talked about whiskey before (see: Where to wet your whistle with whiskey in Las Vegas). And we’re pretty sure it’ll come up again in the future. It’s one of those spirits that haunts us in the best of ways. Vegas has some of the finest spots in the world to sample rare and expensive [...]

Tips for getting a tattoo in Vegas that you won’t regret

Tips for getting a tattoo in Vegas that you won’t regret

“Dude! You should so get a tattoo while you’re in Vegas!” It’s a rally cry we’ve heard so many times. Most of those scenarios work out just fine. But when they don’t, we can usually trace the problems back to the client. Poor planning, poor impulse control or poor patience can lead to something less [...]

Las Vegas tattoo artist Cleen Rock One competes on “Ink Master”

Las Vegas tattoo artist Cleen Rock One competes on “Ink Master”

Most people don’t know a lot about their tattoo artist. They’re just the mysterious person who sits beside you for an hour or 10 and presses the needle to your skin, leaving you with a (hopefully) beautiful addition to your body. But thanks to the show “Ink Master” on Spike TV, we can get an [...]

Las Vegas marriage for everyone!

Las Vegas marriage for everyone!

For decades, Las Vegas was considered the marriage capital of the world – and rightfully so. But there always seemed to be something missing. Now, thanks to the dedicated efforts of groups like Lambda Legal, Freedom Nevada, Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada, the Stonewall Democrats of Southern Nevada and many, many more, everyone is finally [...]

It’s always sunny in Las Vegas

It’s always sunny in Las Vegas

You’ve booked your trip to Las Vegas. You’ve got your show tickets lined up and your clubbing strategy all plotted out. Now it’s time to pack. One of the biggest factors in prepping for any trip is the weather at your destination. “What’s the weather like in Las Vegas?” is one of the most frequent [...]

How to save money when you fly to Vegas

How to save money when you fly to Vegas

It’s not rocket science, but to understand price fluctuations in airfares you’d probably have to get a Ph.D. in something convoluted like aviation capacity management. Although we’re not bookish academics at Vegas.com, we do consider ourselves the top intellectuals in the field of all things Vegas. And that means we know a lot about getting [...]

We’re your new good-looking friend that can hook you up in Vegas

We’re your new good-looking friend that can hook you up in Vegas

Don’t you wish travel sites would talk to you like you’re a person instead of a credit card number? And aren’t you the kind of person who appreciates a little hot sass? (We said “Sass” not… You’re dirty.) The new Vegas.com is stripping away the stuffy side of travel and replacing it with the slick [...]

How to celebrate Mexican Independence Day in Las Vegas

How to celebrate Mexican Independence Day in Las Vegas

If you hear people talking about El Grito this week, don’t worry — it’s not some strange new weather phenomenon caused by global warming — it’s just time for Mexican Independence Day. El Grito refers to a famous speech made by Father Miguel Hidalgo on the night of Sept. 15, 1810, rallying the Mexican people [...]

From marathon drinking to marathon running, stay in shape in Vegas

From marathon drinking to marathon running, stay in shape in Vegas

Wages to be made. Drinks to slam. Strippers to ogle. We get it. There isn’t always time (or motivation) for regimented exercise during your Vegas visit. But here’s a little known Las Vegas fact: Thanks to our Top 10 Tips, one-of-a-kind exercise classes, upcoming runs and awesome hiking trails, you can have your Vegas buffet [...]

Our top Labor Day weekend picks

Our top Labor Day weekend picks

Labor Day weekend can make you feel kind of melancholy. You have to go back to school. You have to say goodbye to summer…and wearing white clothing. But don’t shed too many tears. Labor Day also means you can have that one last weekend hurrah in Vegas — and you get a bonus day to [...]

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