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On the cheap: Vegas tours for under $100

On the cheap: Vegas tours for under $100

Just because you can spend a mortgage payment on tours while you’re in Vegas, doesn’t mean you have to. Consider us your fiscally responsible friends who always watch your back. Here are 18 tours that you can actually afford to check out, all for under $100. The Strip Cost: $37-$99 Think you…
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.…

Father’s Day the Vegas way

Step away from the grill, this will NOT be another typical day with your dad. Vegas has just about anything you could ever want to try, see, or eat. So on this Father’s Day, you should treat dad like the man he was before he had to change diapers and…

Off-the-Strip fun for the whole family

Vegas is a lot like a zoo, filled to the brim with strutting exotic beauties, the supremely loud and sometimes ugly, and things that will just plain leave you scratching your head. Since we’ve spent all this time showing you what you actually can do with your kids in town,…
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,…

The Boulder Dam Hotel to mark its 80th birthday

The Boulder Dam Hotel opened its doors with a two-day celebration on Dec. 15 – 16, 1933. The Colonial Revival hostelry is located at 1305 Arizona St. in Boulder City, near the town’s business district. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982, the Boulder Dam Hotel is of…

The best dam cameos in film

Just a short drive from Las Vegas, the Hoover Dam is a tried and true national treasure attracting more than one million visitors a year. Named one of the Top 10 Construction Achievements of the 20th Century and a National Historic Landmark, the Hoover Dam also makes a great backdrop for movies, television shows and commercials.…

Vegas Experts: An Inside Look at Hoover Dam

VEGAS.com Expert Aleza Freeman goes behind the scenes at one of the Top 10 construction achievements of the 20th Century, the Hoover Dam, and discusses this National Historic Landmark’s contributions to the environment and popular culture with Rose Davis of the Bureau of Reclamation.

Grand Canyon South Rim re-opens

Under a deal between state and federal governments, limited areas of national parks have re-opened including portions of the Grand Canyon. President Obama’s administration has OK’d the re-opening with the caveat that the states must pay for the operation of the parks. Arizona has agreed to pay $651,000 to re-open…

Ten historic spots in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is a city where everything appears shiny and new — where old hotels regularly make way for megaresorts and implosions aren’t out of the ordinary (though it’s actually been more than five years since our last implosion — that’s like 35 in Vegas years). Believe it or not,…

The 10 best places to snap photos in Vegas

Do you want to impress your family and friends with unforgettable pictures from your trip to Las Vegas? You know they’re going to ask to see them! So here’s a list of 10 of the most iconic spots in and around the city. These are must-visit places that should be…

Architecture and art at The Smith Center in downtown Las Vegas

Innovation, craftsmanship and sustainability are key to the new performing arts center By Renée LiButti VEGAS.com A unique facility that boasts unrivaled presentation capabilities, The Smith Center is a showcase work of both architecture and art. The $470 million complex opening on March 10 is the result of a harmonious…

Hoover Dam: Then and Now

When we acquired a roll of photos from 1936 that included photos of a visit to Hoover Dam, we knew we had to try to re-create as many as we could or try to get the most similar vantage point available, just to see how much (or how little) things…

A Dam Good Hike

For history’s sake, take the route less traveled by   By Renée LiButti VEGAS.com Planning a visit to Hoover Dam? Well, of course you are! Each year more than five million people check out the awe-inspiring concrete behemoth that is a testament to man’s engineering abilities. Most of them will…

Come see a Dam good view

I’ll be honest. I’m not really a sightseeing type of girl, especially when it comes to old buildings, structures, monuments, statues and the like. But when I was told that I should check out the Hoover Dam, I didn’t realize I was going to have such a “dam” good time.…

Top 10 Vegas Must-dos

When you visit Las Vegas, the choices can be overwhelming. The city offers some of the best restaurants, shops, nightclubs, entertainment and sightseeing in the world. Everywhere you look there’s something new and exciting to do, so where do you start? To make it easier for you, our staff has…

Vegas gambles on public art

By Jorge Labrador VEGAS.com There is a new wave of headliners in Las Vegas. You won’t see their names on the Las Vegas Strip’s big marquees, even though some of them are known around the world. You won’t find them in the city’s showrooms, theaters or lounges. Instead, you can…

New bypass makes for a great dam view

By Jorge Labrador Vegas.com On Sept. 30, 1935, 10,000 spectators came to Black Canyon to see President Franklin Roosevelt speak at the dedication ceremony for the project that was then known as Boulder Dam. Now known as Hoover Dam, this impressive structure has become a symbol of American ingenuity and…