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Las Vegas photos come alive in the magic hour

Las Vegas photos come alive in the magic hour

Sunrise, sunset. It’s not just a moving song from a hit Broadway musical. It’s also the ideal times to take beautiful photos to help commemorate your Vegas vacation. In the words of the late, great Galen Rowell “There are only two parts of the day for the landscape photographer, early morning and evening light.” Las [...]

The Great Vegas Festival of Beer is hopping along

The Great Vegas Festival of Beer is hopping along

Craft beer culture will be on full display Saturday, April 26, in downtown Las Vegas for the fourth annual Great Vegas Festival of Beer. Held for the first time in the Fremont East Entertainment District, this highly spirited event is featuring more than 80 breweries that will offer attendees more than 250 different brews to [...]

Linq Las Vegas shops have you covered from head to toe

Linq Las Vegas shops have you covered from head to toe

You may enter The Linq empty handed, but don’t plan on leaving that way. Stylish hats, funky frames, Italian shoes, drinking games, cell phone accessories and risque toys … those are just some of the hip items you could end up bagging during a stroll through the Las Vegas Strip’s newest open-air retail, dining and [...]

You can bet on these sports books for March basketball in Vegas

You can bet on these sports books for March basketball in Vegas

It’s March and that means college basketball fans will be heading to Vegas in droves to wager on and watch all of the action on the courts. If you’re a sports bettor there are many choices when it comes to sports books around town. Here are 10 of our favorites where you can watch the [...]

Fasten your seat belt for NASCAR fun in Vegas

Fasten your seat belt for NASCAR fun in Vegas

From helicopter transportation to parties on the Strip, VEGAS.com has you covered for NASCAR 2014. Approximately 200,000 fans will be off to the races at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Thursday, March 6 through Sunday, March 9. With numbers like that, traffic can sometimes be an issue. So why not leave the driving to the [...]

Top bathrooms in Las Vegas

Top bathrooms in Las Vegas

If you’ve been reading the news or social media lately you’ve seen the stories from the Sochi Olympics about some of the city’s less-than-stellar restrooms. Non-existent plumbing, signs warning not to flush the toilet paper and bathrooms sporting two toilets in a single stall are just some of the odd things people are experiencing. A U.S. [...]

50 years later, Beatles still rockin’ Vegas Strip

50 years later, Beatles still rockin’ Vegas Strip

Fifty years after Beatlemania washed ashore on U.S. soil, The Beatles’ musical influence has not waned. Even some of the most youthful artists today credit the Beatles for being a major influence on their work. A few of the acrobats from Cirque du Soleil’s LOVE show performed Sunday night during a 50th anniversary special honoring The [...]

Shopping centers popping up all over the Las Vegas Strip

Shopping centers popping up all over the Las Vegas Strip

The Las Vegas Strip is quickly becoming a one stop shop for … shopping. Here’s a look at some of the new retail destinations that will open on the Strip over the next year or so: 1. TI “retail-tainment” center Target opening date: Fall 2014 Treasure Island Hotel & Casino attracted quite a bit of attention [...]

Tie the knot in Las Vegas on Valentine’s Day

Tie the knot in Las Vegas on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and a lot of lovestruck couples are headed to Las Vegas — the marriage capital of the world. We have hotel chapels, non-hotel chapels,  romantic weddings, outdoor weddings and even themed weddings. In Vegas there really is a wedding for everyone. The possibilities are as endless as your future [...]

Craft beer festival moving to downtown Las Vegas

Craft beer festival moving to downtown Las Vegas

The Great Vegas Festival of Beer is moving to downtown Las Vegas’ Fremont East Entertainment District April 26. According to festival organizer Motley Brews, the craft beer event is expanding to accommodate the local beer scene and to attract more breweries and beer-loving tourists. Last year’s event was held at Sunset Park in southeast Las [...]

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