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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 [...]

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 [...]

Where to watch Fourth of July fireworks in Las Vegas

Where to watch Fourth of July fireworks in Las Vegas

Fireworks will light up the Las Vegas skyline and beyond this Fourth of July. Several Strip hotels are offering patriotic parties (for a price). But many of Sin City’s fireworks shows will also be viewable for free from spots throughout the valley (all you have to do is look up). Our favorite spot for watching [...]

What you missed in Vegas, June 15 – 21, 2014

What you missed in Vegas, June 15 – 21, 2014

This past week was all about the Electric Daisy Carnival music festival in Vegas. EDC welcomed a sold-out crowd of 400,000 crazed EDM fans over three nights inside the Las Vegas Speedway. More than 200 of today’s hottest electronic artists were there including Tiesto, Calvin Harris, Avicii, and Kaskade.   Thousands of people wearing next [...]

Free gaming lessons are a good bet for casino newbies in Las Vegas

Free gaming lessons are a good bet for casino newbies in Las Vegas

Wanna bet? There’s nothing like taking part in a live table game during a visit to Las Vegas. Thanks to Hollywood’s great gambling movies, everyone has romanticized visions of heart-pounding casino action. Remember Charlie Babbitt and his autistic brother Raymond, played by Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman? In “Rain Man,” they win big at the [...]

Seven interesting things about the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas

Seven interesting things about the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas

While the 2014 FIFA World Cup has just gotten underway in its host country of Brazil, a tournament of a different kind – but with equally high stakes in terms of world prestige – is in full swing at Rio Las Vegas. The 2014 World Series of Poker began at the end of May and [...]

Make Las Vegas your goaaalll for World Cup soccer

Make Las Vegas your goaaalll for World Cup soccer

Rio De Janeiro isn’t the only city preparing for World Cup madness. Here in Las Vegas hotels, restaurants and bars will be showing all the games and offering specials to welcome fans during the 2014 FIFA World Cup (June 12 – July 13, 2014). In Las Vegas, World Cup matches take place between 9 a.m. [...]

Do Dad’s Day right in Las Vegas

Do Dad’s Day right in Las Vegas

Looking for a unique way to show dad just how much you love him on Father’s Day? Bring him to the city of excess. From over-the-top attractions to a plethora of food specials, you’ll find plenty of ways to do Dad’s Day right in Las Vegas. Show pops he’s tops. Remind your dad how much [...]

That’s the spot! Where to park in downtown Las Vegas

That’s the spot! Where to park in downtown Las Vegas

Finding a place to park in downtown Las Vegas can be difficult if you don’t know where to look. In recent years, this area has experienced a dramatic revitalization. Once just an afterthought to visitors who were primarily focused on the Las Vegas Strip, downtown is rapidly becoming a first thought. New life has been breathed [...]

Get ready to geek out at the Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con

Get ready to geek out at the Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con

Comic book aficionados can let their inner fanboys and fangirls out over their favorite creators and celebrities at the Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con June 20 – 22 at the South Point.  The event is not just for die-hard fans though. Anyone can come and enjoy the video game arena, hundreds of people in costume, [...]

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