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Vegas starts its engine

By Jamie Helmick Vegas.com Unless you’re Kyle Busch, you’re probably not ever going to experience the thrill of breakneck speeds, fast-paced action and the checkered flag waving on the horizon from the driver’s seat of your very own stock car. But, with NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Shelby American and Nationwide Series…

Saving a buck in Sin City

We often get asked how to do Vegas on the cheap and there’s no better time for that than right now. We usually answer with some variation of the following links, but here, for posterity’s sake (and easier posting on Facebook and Twitter) are links to some of the most…

Club Do’s and Don’ts

(Our easy-to-follow guide to the rules of partying hard in a Vegas nightclub) We know, you came to Vegas to get away from the massive list of rules you have to play by every day — don’t stand here, don’t park there, don’t put that cat there — and Sin…

Your Vegas Club Resolutions

It’s 2010, a whole, brand new year in which you can make questionable decisions and do slightly iffy things. Because we’re five days into it already, we’re going to go ahead and assume that you’ve already broken most of your resolutions. (How’s the gym membership working out? Quit smoking yet?)…

Nightclub quiz: pass the time in line!

So, you got stuck waiting in line at a club, eh? Don’t worry, we’ve all been there. And sometimes you don’t want to talk to the people you’re with or they don’t want to talk to you or you’re having really bad luck with BrickBreaker that day or you really…

Hot off the presses: New clubs!

And so it begins. A new era in Sin City nightlife has taken hold, with not one, not two, not three, but FOUR new nightclubs open or opening within a month of each other. In a city with so many clubs, this may seem like a drop in the bucket,…

How to NOT ruin New Year’s

With any luck, you’re already counting down the days until you count down the seconds in Vegas (’til 2010, we mean). If you’re among the masses that’ll ring in the new year in Sin City, there are a few things you should know, some common sense, some — not as…

Vegas All Over the Web

Can’t get enough of VEGAS.com? Not satisfied with just this blog and our actual site? Have no fear! You can get your Vegas fix (and up-to-the-minute news, more importantly) in a few more places. Check out the following links to make sure you never miss a moment of Sin City…

New Year’s: It’s closer than you think.

Here they come, faster than you can keep up with — end-of-the-year holidays! Thanksgiving is here, Christmas is around the corner and then — bam! — it’s New Year’s Eve. If you don’t get a jump on it now, you’ll probably spend it sitting on your old couch, swilling from…

Name that…Seasonal Stripper!

Do you enjoy being creative, coming up with clever puns and/or making other people laugh? No? Do you like strippers then? There it is. To give our poor, moniker-less “Seasonal Strippers” a name and maybe win a prize while you’re at it, head over to VEGAS.com’s Facebook. Four prizes will…

Vegas Experts Exposed (and a free trip to Vegas)

Night after night, some of the most talented performers in the world entertain Vegas audiences — but what do they do during the day? Up until now those activities were a closely guarded VEGAS.com secret, but, well, something happened. The secrets were exposed. Get the inside scoop over at Vegas…

YEEHAW!

PBR World Finals come to Vegas By Jamie Helmick Vegas.com It’s like something out of a movie – a pool of the top 40 bull riders on the planet, 12 of them statistically in reach of the world title, all gearing up for a showdown in Las Vegas. But this…

Inside the VEGAS.com Offices

The offices at VEGAS.com see more than their fair share of wackiness. From time to time, we remember to take a break from the action and snap a picture to share with you. Here’s Carrot Top visiting our offices with his giant backpack for…well, we can’t tell you what for…

Sin City Brewing Co. opens up (another) shop

There’s something that gets glossed over a lot in this town. It falls by the wayside for more glamorous things, more stereotypically “Vegas” stuff. It becomes an afterthought, a fourth choice when you’ve exhausted all the other things you know how to order. It’s beer. And although it’s not at…

Mac King attendance at one million

It’s no small accomplishment to amass a million of anything — baseball cards, Twitter followers, dates — but packing one million people into a showroom in Vegas is exceptionally tough. Shows open and close, resorts are blown up — basically there’s a lot working against a performer. Which is why…

Mac and cheese in Sin City

It’s hard out there for a picky (ahem, “selective”) eater. People make fun, people get frustrated, people…well, people have a lot of feelings about what other people put on their plates and into their stomachs. It’s even harder for a picky eater in Vegas where there are so many good…

A little bit country in Las Vegas

Everybody’s family has that one thing that stirs up trouble. One person thinks one thing, another thinks something else and dinner time devolves into a high school debate practice gone wrong. For my family, that thing is country music. This might not sound like a divisive thing, but, oh, how…

Steak-ing it out with Strip House chef

There comes a time in every young, grill-using person’s life when they fish their steaks off the rack only to find that what they’ve created is no longer food. It’s a horrible, charred, shoe-leather disaster and it’s not even deserving of the cheapest paper plate, let alone the stomachs of…

NBA Summer League dribbles back into town

Remember the NBA finals this year? And it was the Cavs against the Lakers and then the Cavs took it all? No? You don’t remember it that way? All right, fine, I don’t remember it that way either, but as a Cleveland native and lifetime member of the Sports Heartbreak…

Don’t Forget The Floaties

If you’re in Vegas right now, you may have realized temperatures have already reached hot-enough-to-complain-about-them levels. If you’re not in Vegas right now, well, that’s your loss. Kidding, kidding. You’re not here yet, but you will be. And for locals and visitors alike the logical (and “logical” here means “pretty…