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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 […]

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 […]

Five reasons we love AFAN’s annual Black & White Party

Five reasons we love AFAN’s annual Black & White Party

Girls, put on your shopping shoes. Guys, dig through the back of your closet. It’s time for one of Vegas’ favorite and most fabulous annual parties. The Aid for AIDS of Nevada’s (AFAN) Black & White Party will celebrate its 28th year Aug. 23 at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel. Black and white […]

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), […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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