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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 [...]

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 [...]

10 historic hotels in and around Vegas

10 historic hotels in and around Vegas

Okay, we admit it. When compared to cities like New York or Chicago, Las Vegas isn’t that old – and, unfortunately, our hotels of yesteryear are more likely to be imploded than restored. However, if you want to get a glimpse of Sin City before it became the high-tech wonder it is today, there are [...]

Ten historic spots in Las Vegas

Ten historic spots in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is a city where everything appears shiny and new — where old hotels regularly make way for megaresorts and implosions aren’t out of the ordinary (though it’s actually been more than five years since our last implosion — that’s like 35 in Vegas years). Believe it or not, this shimmering city does offer [...]

10 great suites in Vegas that you can actually book

10 great suites in Vegas that you can actually book

Las Vegas is known for its fantastic, over-the-top suites. Of course, many of these are reserved solely for high rollers and VIP guests. So we’ve gone in search of some suites in Sin City that an average visitor can book. Interested in pampering yourself with decadent accommodations? Desire a romantic retreat to celebrate a marriage [...]

Downtown’s El Cortez is put on the National Register of Historic Places

Downtown’s El Cortez is put on the National Register of Historic Places

El Cortez Hotel & Casino, located in downtown Las Vegas, was added to the National Register of Historic Places on Feb. 13, 2013. Made up of buildings, sites, structures and objects in the U.S. that are worthy of preservation, the National Register of Historic Places includes more than 88,000 listings. “We are thrilled to become one of [...]

See what it’s about: Rediscover Downtown Las Vegas Day

See what it’s about: Rediscover Downtown Las Vegas Day

On Saturday, Oct. 13, it’s time to see what all this downtown Las Vegas talk is about. Rediscover Downtown Las Vegas Day is a series of events that hopes to not only draw locals to catch up on all the goings-on in this part of the city, but also bring in people who may not [...]

Some of our Fremont Street bar crawl favorites

Some of our Fremont Street bar crawl favorites

From the trendy Fremont East District to the bars facing out onto the Fremont Street Experience light and sound show, Fremont Street and the surrounding area is a perfect spot for a bar crawl at some one-of-a-kind Vegas bars. World’s Largest Pint Glass: With this suggestion, you might ask: “Wait a sec, aren’t all pint [...]

It’s March Madness in Vegas, baby!

It’s March Madness in Vegas, baby!

So, you’ve been diagnosed with a case of March Madness, where side effects include a distinct change in wardrobe color choices in and a bad case of bracketology. Aside from catching the action at the plethora of sports books in this town, the only known cure is to come down and enjoy some games and specials [...]

The Sweetest Suites in Las Vegas for Valentine’s Day

The Sweetest Suites in Las Vegas for Valentine’s Day

Visiting Las Vegas for Valentine’s Day? There’s no better time to book a luxurious room or suite for your beloved. It’s sure to make your whispered sweet nothings sound even sweeter. And Las Vegas knows how to turn up the heat when it comes to amore. The city is home to some of the most [...]

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