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EDC pre-planning — to get to the party faster

EDC pre-planning — to get to the party faster

If you know our party style, you know we’re all about pre-planning and prep-work. Why are you laughing? It’s true. Just because we occasionally misplace our pants and, OK one time, tried to ride a mechanical bull all the way home, doesn’t mean we don’t put in the effort when necessary.…
Not your average Mother’s Day in Las Vegas

Not your average Mother’s Day in Las Vegas

Roses are red, violets are blue. We’re in Vegas for Mother’s Day, how about… you? We love Mom. She’s our everything. Who else scared away those monsters under our bed or the ones lurking in our closet? Who else made our science projects super awesome and comforted us after our first break up?…
Bellagio Fountains make a splash with celebrities

Bellagio Fountains make a splash with celebrities

Talk about a splashing impression: The Fountains at Bellagio is one of the most popular spots in Vegas to take video. You may have heard the buzz about Pitbull’s recent shoot for the NBA Playoffs commercial: Pitbull fans (we know a few personally) immediately shared it on social. Others… well, let’s just say they weren’t…
Laugh out loud: Our top picks for Vegas comedy movies

Laugh out loud: Our top picks for Vegas comedy movies

Last, but certainly not least, we bring you Las Vegas comedy movies. Honestly, filming a laugh-out-loud movie in Vegas is the best idea since all-you-can-eat buffets. Sure, bad decisions ensue after a wild night in Vegas. But along with that comes knee-slapping moments that’ll make you laugh ’til it hurts. Plus, after reading about…
Our top Vegas sci-fi action movies

Our top Vegas sci-fi action movies

Who doesn’t love a good science fiction movie – especially if it’s filmed or based in Vegas? From oversized toddlers and gigantic robots to super creepy aliens and zombies, you name it – they’ve visited Vegas. It’s time to fasten your seatbelts and check out our top Vegas sci-fi action…
Our top drama movies shot in Vegas

Our top drama movies shot in Vegas

Las Vegas is famous for its hotels, gaming, nightclubs, restaurants, attractions and just about everything. Is it really a surprise we’re deemed the Entertainment Capital of the World? It’s also no surprise that Vegas is a popular film location. From the iconic “Hangover” movie series to the old-school and new-school “Oceans…
What’s opening in Vegas in 2016

What’s opening in Vegas in 2016

One of the reasons Vegas is always so exciting is that it’s constantly changing. We’re continually adding new bars, clubs and restaurants and building bigger and better things. Every time you visit there’s something new for you to check out and it looks like 2016 will be no exception. There…
Must dos this weekend in Vegas: Dec. 11 – 13, 2015

Must dos this weekend in Vegas: Dec. 11 – 13, 2015

Whoa! We can’t believe Christmas and New Year’s Eve are both less than a month away. December in Vegas is always eventful with the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo events and many other festivities leading up to the holidays. So if you’re in Vegas this weekend, we got something for everyone. Boot-stompin’ fun with country shows This…
Las Vegas has gone country

Las Vegas has gone country

Well howdy, partners! How are y’all doin’? …It goes something like that, right? Well, regardless of if we have our country twang down to the dropped “g” or not, we definitely know how to throw one helluva country celebration when the right occasion strikes. For the next two weeks we…
Beyond the Strip: Unusual Las Vegas houses

Beyond the Strip: Unusual Las Vegas houses

We don’t all live in hotels (some do — but let’s save that for another blog) or cookie-cutter homes with yards thisclose together. Once you get past that notion, you’ll find that Vegas has some of the quirkiest houses you’ll ever see. Besides all of the celebrities living here in the desert, these Vegas…
Celebrate Mexican Independence Day in Vegas

Celebrate Mexican Independence Day in Vegas

Las Vegas is the place to party for pretty much any occasion. Birthdays, bachelor parties, weddings, New Year’s Eve, Halloween…you get the idea. It’s also one of the best places to celebrate Mexican Independence Day. The holiday is technically on Sept. 16, but since that falls on a Wednesday this…
Drone this way: Our favorite Las Vegas drone videos

Drone this way: Our favorite Las Vegas drone videos

Take it from this newbie who just got hip to the unique video-taking trend — these Las Vegas drone videos will blow your mind. These bird’s-eye views of Sin City got this blogger thinking, Wow — do I really live here? Let’s just call it out: Not everyone agrees with how drones operate.…
Vegas is a laughing matter

Vegas is a laughing matter

It’s National Tell a Joke Day today and here in Las Vegas we can not only dish it out (we’ve got multiple comedy clubs and shows), we can take it. To keep you laughing and make you seem like a comedic genius (because we know you’re going to repeat these jokes), we’ve…
10 places to see the wild side of Vegas

10 places to see the wild side of Vegas

Normally, when we talk about the wild side of Las Vegas, it’s a bunch of late-night stories laced together by an unspeakable amount of alcohol and a complete lack of moral compass. But this time, we’re talking about wildlife. There’s a pretty long list of places to see animals in…
10 of the Best Las Vegas Chandeliers

10 of the Best Las Vegas Chandeliers

They’re glittery. They’re glamorous. They’re excellent for staring at while you stroll through a casino right before you slam into a slot machine because you weren’t looking where you were going. In a city with this many lights, you’d better believe we know how to make a ceiling shine. These…
10 movies that destroy Vegas

10 movies that destroy Vegas

Hollywood loves to demolish Sin City. Last weekend the movie “San Andreas” opened and shook up the box office, earning more than $113.2 million globally. It proves that audiences flock to see the apocalyptic, over-the-top destruction of well-known cities – like Vegas – caused by an alien invasion, natural disaster,…
Top 10 slot jackpots hit in Vegas

Top 10 slot jackpots hit in Vegas

Admit it. You have the same dream we do. Everything conspires and you find yourself in the right place at the right time – seated in front of a Megabucks slot machine that’s primed and ready to hit. You push the button (of course, pulling a lever would be more…
David Letterman — Come to Vegas!

David Letterman — Come to Vegas!

Everyone will miss Dave. We’ll miss his humor and his wit. And we’ll miss all that he’s done for New York. But, we’ll say it, New York is no Vegas. That’s why we’d love to see Dave come to Vegas and take up a residency at, say, New York – New York…