Golden Nugget

The newly renovated rooms at Golden Nugget are as good as gold

With Christmas fast approaching, everyone’s thoughts are focused on gift giving…or, let’s be honest, gift getting. And what better thing to bestow or receive than a stay at a fine hotel in downtown Vegas? In early August, Golden Nugget (its name alone implies luxury) began a major undertaking – renovating…

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…

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…

Open, closed and under construction in Las Vegas

Downtown Las Vegas had a booming year in 2013, and 2014 looks to be no different. We recently visited downtown to check out the latest redevelopment in the tourist corridor and found plenty of construction underway. Slotzilla Construction update: Construction is nearing completion on Slotzilla, the $11.5 million zip line ride…

Bring on the beer: Oktoberfest 2012 in Las Vegas

Ready for Oktoberfest? The 16-day festival originating in Munich is celebrated all around the world with varying versions and in different parts of autumn. Some even take place in Las Vegas.  We’ve gathered some of the biggest celebrations, but you can always have your own Oktoberfest at any of these…

Turning around downtown Las Vegas

The resorts in downtown Las Vegas are all racing to break ground on or put the finishing touches to various renovation projects. Once struggling and recession-battered, the area has become something of a boomtown, with everyone rallying to revitalize it. The benefits have been innumerable: New construction. New jobs. New…

Vegas hotel rooms with a view

Every traveler yearns to stay in a room with a view. And in Las Vegas, the scenes from your window can be unforgettable. In addition to the city’s spectacular skyline and the majestic mountains surrounding the valley, you could behold dancing waters, a laser light and music show or a lava-spewing…

Vegas gets into the swim of things

Now that spring has sprung, you don’t have to worry about how to get into Las Vegas’ trendiest restaurants and nightclubs. They’re taking a back seat to the hottest places in town – the pools! Just imagine: You could be soaking up the sun in a chaise lounge, on a…