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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…
Inside scoop on ‘Rock in Rio’

Inside scoop on ‘Rock in Rio’

For the first time, Rock in Rio USA has set up its infamous “City of Rock” in Las Vegas for two epic weekends of music, food and fun on 40-acres of optimized festival grounds. After partying through the first weekend, we’ve got your Vegas Insider look at what makes Rock In Rio USA…
10 wild and crazy ways to get married in Vegas

10 wild and crazy ways to get married in Vegas

Vegas is all about being unconventional. Nobody knows this better than marriage-minded visitors. More than 80,000 couples come to Sin City to get hitched each year – in part because it’s so easy to do. As long as both of you are at least 18 years old, a marriage license…

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: Where you can watch the fight

Editorial note (updated at 2:09 p.m., May 1, 2015): • We’ve added several new closed-circuit viewing parties to the list below. Click here to see them. Faster than the speed of light or sound or whatever your favorite physics-related energy or vibration or wavelength is…well, that’s how quickly the tickets…

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: The lowdown on the showdown in Vegas

Editorial note: Updated at 4:45 p.m., April 24, 2015, after the on-sale times for the fight tickets, closed-circuit viewing parties and weigh-in hit. Tickets to all of these events have sold out. The welterweight world championship unification bout between Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. and Manny “Pac-man” Pacquiao is being hyped…

SJP: One woman, three initials and lots of shoe porn

There’s not a single self-respecting shoe fanatic that doesn’t know who Carrie Bradshaw is. She is solely responsible (just had to do it) for bringing high-end designer names like Manolo Blahnik into the homes of middle-America on HBO’s hit series “Sex and the City.” Thank goodness for the rest of…

Five ways Vegas pours on the romance

What? You thought Las Vegas was just filled with boozy bachelor / bachelorette parties, guys handing out flyers for “in-room dancers” and women in g-strings posing for pictures on the Strip. Sure, that’s why we got the moniker “Sin City.” But underneath our rhinestones and makeup beats a romantic heart…

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…

Vegas Weekender: Vegas heats up as weather cools

November in Vegas is the perfect time of year to enjoy the cooler weather as well as a few things that make the Las Vegas Strip sizzle. Whether it’s a balloon ride floating above the Strip, or a poker competition that’s heating up, it’s all happening this weekend in Vegas.…

Fall fairy tale at the Palazzo

During  your next shopping trip in Vegas, stop by and see the gorgeous garden at The Shoppes at The Palazzo. When I first saw this enchanting, brilliantly-colored display, I felt I was in the middle of a fairy tale. Perhaps it’s the swirling, hand-sculpted 80-foot vine with copper leaves and hand-painted pumpkin blossoms. Or…

Vegas Weekender: Halloween, headliners, heartthrobs

For many, autumn is considered the best time of the year in Las Vegas. With cooler temperatures, fun outdoor activities, Halloween festivities and non-stop headliners, we can understand why. Shows Theater, music and comedy front stage in Vegas From Oct. 7 – 18, Academy Award-nominated actor Chazz Palminteri acts out…

A weekend of good causes

Las Vegas isn’t all about helping others to get drunk. Sometimes its just about helping others. This weekend in particular, several events will benefit important causes. Hit the links with Justin Timberlake and help children Fore! Grammy and Emmy award-winning artist Justin Timberlake brings sexy back to the PGA tour as he hosts The Justin…

Vegas is ready for some football

Football season is in full swing and if you can’t be at your favorite stadium in person, there’s no better place than Las Vegas to watch a game. Not only can you put a wager down on your team, but we have some of the best bars, sports books and…

Watching the Vegas Strip on web cams

Maybe you already have your plane tickets to Vegas, or maybe you are still thinking about whether or not to take the trip at all (what are you waiting for?).  In any case, you can get a real-time glimpse of the Strip at any time on the following web cams: MGM Grand…

Vegas Weekender: Visit Vegas and bring home a T-Rex

Can you believe it’s already October? Neither can we. But even with summer officially behind us, Vegas continues to sizzle with hot events, concerts and parties this weekend. Attractions Autumn means colorful gardens and Halloween fun Celebrate the fall by taking a trip to the Bellagio Conservatory. Accented with gold, scarlet…

Vegas Weekender: Festival, football and Phantom fans

Although it’s not until Wednesday, the Mexican Independence Day celebration is already making its mark on Las Vegas. With more than a few Latin headliners in town this weekend, Sin City is the perfect place to kick off the party. And if you’re not current on the latest in Latin…

Knock down some pins in Vegas

Despite all of the glamour and razzle dazzle in Vegas, there is also plenty of down-to-earth entertainment like stock car races and bowling.  On your visit you’ll never be far away from a bowling alley.  However, unlike the ones you may go to back at home, some bowling alleys here…

Chocolate: All grown up

Whoever thought of combining peanut butter and jelly was a genius. But beer and chocolate? Now that’s just taking flavor mixing to a whole different level! Beer chocolates, ethel’s newest collection, combine two of our longtime favorites.  The beer chocolates come in three distinct flavors: The first piece is a dark ale ganache…

Vegas Weekender: No work, all play for Labor Day

Labor Day means no work and all play all weekend long in Vegas. With one extra day to party, Sin City is busting at the seams with potential. Party non-stop with some of the world’s hottest DJs spinning beats poolside and in the clubs . On the live music circuit,…