The D Las Vegas

Weird & wacky: The statuesque side of Vegas

Weird & wacky: The statuesque side of Vegas

Vegas gets a bad rap for not having much culture, like wearing a yard-long version of the Eiffel Tower around your neck should be considered a faux pas or something. We have tons of culture, especially art. Just look at all the graffiti painted frescos, living sculptures, delicate cuisine and…
Manneken Pis: Public peeing on Fremont Street

Manneken Pis: Public peeing on Fremont Street

You no longer have to peruse the downtown alleyways to see someone relieving themselves. Las Vegas is now home to a bronze replica of a mischievous little boy “taking a leak” at the main entrance of The D Las Vegas. Manneken Pis, which is Flemish for “little man pee,” has…
Fun(ny) facts that we betcha didn’t know

Fun(ny) facts that we betcha didn’t know

They say laughter is the best medicine, right? Well, our initial thought on that is that “they” clearly have never indulged in a neat Macallan 18 on the rocks but perhaps “they” formulated their opinion after experiencing Vegas’ comedy circuit and, in that case, we can give them a pass…
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…

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…

How to drink up a storm in Vegas

Early this week a tornado touched down in Clark County, approximately 25 miles southeast of the Las Vegas Strip. Don’t worry. Nobody got hurt. As far as tornadoes go, this was a mellow one. It lasted about 30 seconds and it logged in at the lowest ranking possible on the…

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…

Five ways to be Irish in Vegas on St. Paddy’s Day

On March 17, everyone is Irish. Named in honor of the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day has always been celebrated with great enthusiasm. Although Las Vegas is not on the Emerald Isle, it’s still a fabulous city to be in for what is essentially one of the world’s largest…

10 great suites in Vegas that you can actually book

Las Vegas is known for its fantastic, over-the-top suites. Of course, many of these are reserved solely for high rollers and VIP guests. So we’ve gone in search of some suites in Sin City that an average visitor can book. Interested in pampering yourself with decadent accommodations? Desire a romantic…

Head to downtown Vegas for one last fling before the ring

Downtown Las Vegas takes the planning out of your bachelorette party as the D and Golden Gate hotels team up to bring you Downtown Fling Before The Ring. The non-traditional, affordable bachelorette party experience sends party goers on a scavenger hunt spanning the bright lights and colorful canopy of the Fremont Street Experience.…

A resort is reborn under new ownership in downtown Las Vegas

The D Las Vegas has been made over as the revitalization of downtown continues. All traces of the former Irish-themed Fitzgeralds are gone. Revamped and relaunched, the $20 million transformation of the longstanding hotel/casino on the corner of Third and Fremont streets is officially complete. “A year ago my brother…

Vegas Weekender: New beginnings for Blue Man Group and The D

This weekend in Vegas the Blue Man Group break in their new stomping grounds at the Monte Carlo Hotel & Casino. It’s also the official grand opening of The D Las Vegas, formerly Fitzgerald’s, located on Fremont Street. To celebrate the newly renovated and revamped hotel and casino, Poison frontmand…

Five Las Vegas hotels recently got new identities

Attention mapmakers and trivia buffs! This year has brought a metamorphosis to a handful of resorts in Las Vegas. At least five properties have gotten – or are in the process of getting – new names. Many of these moniker conversions result from new ownership, and several will also include…

Turning around downtown Las Vegas

The resorts in downtown Las Vegas are all racing to break ground on or put the finishing touches to various renovation projects. Once struggling and recession-battered, the area has become something of a boomtown, with everyone rallying to revitalize it. The benefits have been innumerable: New construction. New jobs. New…

The D Las Vegas is being positioned for success

Redesign. Renovate. Rebrand. All of these things are currently underway at the former Fitzgeralds hotel/casino, situated in the heart of downtown Las Vegas. A major $15 million overhaul of the Irish-themed property is scheduled for completion this fall and will elevate it to a new level. The Fitzgeralds was bought…