Xtra News

Must dos this weekend in Vegas: Jan. 9 – 11, 2015

The cheesy, unwanted gifts have been returned, the festive decorations have been put away and the New Year’s fireworks have faded. Yes, the holidays are officially over, but don’t worry, there’s still fun to be had. Start out 2015 strong with a weekend in Las Vegas. We’ve got a convention…

Must dos this weekend in Vegas: Dec. 19 – 21, 2014

It’s the last weekend before the holidays are officially upon us. If you’re like most people, you’re probably all stressed out and frantically trying to buy last minute gifts. We suggest you relax, come to Vegas and just have some holiday fun. We’ve got four suggestions to put you in…

Put some Vegas in your stocking this holiday season

If you’re like us you have a love/hate relationship with this time of year. You love giving and receiving gifts but hate fighting the crowds at the mall and searching high and low for the perfect presents for friends and family. So we’re here to help. We’ve put together the…

Las Vegas marriage for everyone!

For decades, Las Vegas was considered the marriage capital of the world – and rightfully so. But there always seemed to be something missing. Now, thanks to the dedicated efforts of groups like Lambda Legal, Freedom Nevada, Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada, the Stonewall Democrats of Southern Nevada and many,…

It’s always sunny in Las Vegas

You’ve booked your trip to Las Vegas. You’ve got your show tickets lined up and your clubbing strategy all plotted out. Now it’s time to pack. One of the biggest factors in prepping for any trip is the weather at your destination. “What’s the weather like in Las Vegas?” is…

How to save money when you fly to Vegas

It’s not rocket science, but to understand price fluctuations in airfares you’d probably have to get a Ph.D. in something convoluted like aviation capacity management. Although we’re not bookish academics at Vegas.com, we do consider ourselves the top intellectuals in the field of all things Vegas. And that means we…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

What you missed in Vegas, June 15 – 21, 2014

This past week was all about the Electric Daisy Carnival music festival in Vegas. EDC welcomed a sold-out crowd of 400,000 crazed EDM fans over three nights inside the Las Vegas Speedway. More than 200 of today’s hottest electronic artists were there including Tiesto, Calvin Harris, Avicii, and Kaskade.  …