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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.  …

Make Las Vegas your goaaalll for World Cup soccer

Rio De Janeiro isn’t the only city preparing for World Cup madness. Here in Las Vegas hotels, restaurants and bars will be showing all the games and offering specials to welcome fans during the 2014 FIFA World Cup (June 12 – July 13, 2014). In Las Vegas, World Cup matches…

Do Dad’s Day right in Las Vegas

Looking for a unique way to show dad just how much you love him on Father’s Day? Bring him to the city of excess. From over-the-top attractions to a plethora of food specials, you’ll find plenty of ways to do Dad’s Day right in Las Vegas. Show pops he’s tops.…

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…

Las Vegas Convention Survival Guide

“Yeeeeaaaahh, I’m gonna need you to represent the company at this convention.” Dreaded words that immediately conjure visions of trudging around a convention floor networking and schmoozing all day, a boring business dinner at a bad chain restaurant packed with flair and then head back to the hotel room where…

A guide to getting around Las Vegas

Las Vegas boasts a variety of transport services – everything from taxis, airport shuttles, limousines, the Las Vegas Monorail, buses and open-top sightseeing tours to rental motorcycles, bikes and scooters. How do you plan to get around town during your visit? Here are the basics on almost every way possible…

Hot happenings in May at Las Vegas’ pool clubs

Sure Las Vegas is synonymous with the dry desert, but you’ll quickly discover – thanks to the city’s pool clubs – that it also runneth over with water. So forget sleeping in…you’ll want to spend your afternoons getting oiled up with girls in itsy-bitsy bikinis and guys in tight swim…

The Las Vegas shopping list keeps getting longer

Yet another retail project has been added to the city’s growing shopping list. Earlier this week, Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino announced it will redevelop a 60,000 square-foot area on Harmon Avenue into a dining and entertainment destination. Located on the property’s south end, the new development will…

MGM Resorts, AEG break ground on arena project

In two years time, a 20,000-seat indoor arena is expected to open just off the Las Vegas Strip, between New York-New York and Monte Carlo. The $375-million privately-funded project is expected to house 100 to 150 events per year — about two shows every weekend. The 650,000-square foot arena is…

Lego Store opens at Fashion Show Mall Las Vegas

A store that sells blocks for kids (and the kid-at-heart) is the newest kid on the block at the Fashion Show Mall. The Lego Store opened last week on the mall’s lower level, across from the Apple Store. A colorful, one-stop shop for all things Lego features tons of Lego…

Enhance your Vegas spa visit for ultimate relaxation

Have you ever stepped inside a Vegas spa? It’s as if your nagging obligations melt away the second you walk through that door. Your everyday clothes come off and are stuffed out of sight as you slip into the unofficial wardrobe of zen masters everywhere: a fluffy robe and slippers.…

Las Vegas photos come alive in the magic hour

Sunrise, sunset. It’s not just a moving song from a hit Broadway musical. It’s also the ideal times to take beautiful photos to help commemorate your Vegas vacation. In the words of the late, great Galen Rowell “There are only two parts of the day for the landscape photographer, early…

The Great Vegas Festival of Beer is hopping along

Craft beer culture will be on full display Saturday, April 26, in downtown Las Vegas for the fourth annual Great Vegas Festival of Beer. Held for the first time in the Fremont East Entertainment District, this highly spirited event is featuring more than 80 breweries that will offer attendees more…