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Where to catch 4th of July fireworks in Vegas

So you’ve come to Vegas to celebrate the good ole U.S. of A, have you? Well get ready, because you came to the right place. There’s no such thing as red, white and gloom, and in this town we’ve already started celebrating. Big shock there, huh? We’ve got a list of…
Must dos this weekend in Vegas: July 1 – 5, 2015

Must dos this weekend in Vegas: July 1 – 5, 2015

Take a moment to imagine your perfect day. Where are you? What are you doing? Why are you doing it? If your perfect day is celebrating Independence Day in Vegas by drinking cold beers poolside while rocking out to your favorite DJ playing your favorite song then a) that was…

20 Things to do in Vegas for under 20 bucks

With a flood of flashy Vegas pics on newsfeeds everywhere, lots of people think you have to be a high roller to get the full experience. But there’s plenty of stuff to do in Vegas that doesn’t require an Amex Black Card. Here’s how to ball on a budget with…

Family fun on the Las Vegas Strip

School’s out for summer and you know what that means: Your kids are going to expect a vacation. We might be a playground for adults, but that doesn’t mean we don’t appeal to the underagers. Yeah, their eyes are probably going to pop out of their heads a couple times…

10 must dos while you’re in Sin City

We get it, it’s Vegas. The land of so much to do and so little time to do it in. Everywhere you turn, there’s going to be something bright and shiny that grabs your attention. We know how many distractions there are, so we’ve gone ahead and waded through the…
The best hotels in Vegas for: Bargain hunters

The best hotels in Vegas for: Bargain hunters

It’s time again to return to our series about finding the best hotels in Vegas for various types of visitors. This week’s topic strikes a personal chord with me because I like to make the most of my money whenever I travel. I’m not ashamed to admit it. I’m a…

Our 5 favorite adult shows in Las Vegas

What’s a visit to Las Vegas without a little bit of sin? If it’s naughty entertainment you’re looking for, Sin City offers much in the way to get your night off to a steamy start. The following are some of our favorites, in no particular order. Zumanity at New York-New…

Pin Up star Claire Sinclair visits the VEGAS.com office

Pin Up, starring Playboy 2011 Playmate of the Year Claire Sinclair and featuring music from Frankie Moreno, is a new Las Vegas show at the Stratosphere Hotel inspired by the classic pin-up calendars from the 1940s,’50s and ’60s. The 21 year old star stopped by the VEGAS.com office to meet…

Spooktacular shows for Halloween in Vegas

Halloween is right around the corner, and Vegas has plenty of sinsational ways to celebrate from costume parties to haunted attractions and even Halloween-themed shows. If you want to be entertained by sexy, topless vampires or singing zombies, Vegas is the place to be. Here’s a listing of spooktacular shows…

The best Strip views in Vegas

It’s the only place in the world where you can you see a pyramid, medieval castle, erupting volcano, pirate ship, the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower in the same place. Stretching out over four miles, the Las Vegas Strip is a greatest hits album in the form of…

Picture yourself here

Whether you’re an avid planker, or you want to get the perfect Facebook profile picture or just want to impress your friends and prove that “Yes, I was there,” there are many spots in Vegas for breathtaking, silly or otherwise unique portrait opportunities. Here is but a sampling of locations:…

Setting the bar high: Vegas bars with a view

When your city has one of the most recognizable skylines in the world, it’s easy to be the go-to backdrop for movies, television shows, advertisements and calendars. The bright lights and diverse structures make Las Vegas’ landscape undeniable. The picturesque views are part of the reason why Vegas is able…

The Ultimate Illusions in Vegas

  Everywhere you look on the Las Vegas Strip you’ll see something that isn’t what it seems. Hotels look like famous landmarks and everyday people can look like high rollers. Entertainers are in on it too. Show girls captivate audiences with sequins and feathers while magicians mystify by making cars…

Skyjump for joy from the Stratosphere

Today I jumped from the Stratosphere Tower – and survived! When I first heard that SkyJump – the vertical zip-line thrill ride – was making its way to Vegas, I knew I had to “jump” on the opportunity. This is the only SkyJump in North America, as well as the highest one…

City of romance

It’s Valentine’s Day weekend and you can just imagine the frenzy going on in Vegas. Historically, Valentine’s Day is the most popular day to get married in Vegas. According to the Las Vegas Marriage Bureau, 2,138 couples came to pick up their wedding license from Feb. 12 – 14, 2009.…

Bikini Blackjack

The weather is heating up in Las Vegas and that means more and more people want to hang out by the pool to soak up the sun. But what do you do if you’re torn between catching some rays and staying in the casino to try your luck at winning…

Not your typical bachelor party

Dude – instead of taking that groom-to-be and the buddies to a noisy bar or a sketchy strip club for his bachelor party, why not treat him (and yourselves) to a relaxing day at the spa instead? Yes, it may sound funny – the thought of a bunch of guys in robes…