When most people think of Las Vegas, the Strip is usually the first thing to come to mind, but look beyond Las Vegas Boulevard for your next stay.
One of Las Vegas’ most popular food and wine festivals celebrates the best of the culinary scene. It’s only a bonus that this long-standing event also benefits students attending college at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
In this guide, we’ve handpicked the very best of what makes the Grand Canyon so special — both on and off the beaten path — so you can travel like an insider in the Grand Canyon!
Las Vegas is one of those places where you can see it all … literally.
There is no shortage of shows in the City of Sin, but if you want to take Las Vegas’ nickname at face value, check out one of the many 18+ burlesque performances.
Between the Chinese New Year and Spring Break, there’s a bit of a lull in Las Vegas. The city starts to shed it’s winter coat but isn’t ready to don its swimwear quite yet. It’s during this break in the action that March 17 comes rolling around, and it’s perfect excuse to grab a few friends, hunt down some green garb and embrace the annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration.
When in Vegas, there are a multitude of shows to take in. The shows come in all flavors and varieties ranging from the G-rated family fun, to the more “adult themes”. While in fabulous Las Vegas with a group of twenty-somethings in early January, we needed a show that would satiate all of our tastes. Several of us have already seen the Beatles LOVE show, so that was off the table. The girls all wanted to see a male revue show, whereas the gentlemen of the group were not terribly excited about that idea. Then we came across an entirely unique spectacle, something we could only find in Vegas, the Zombie Burlesque at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.
If this is the city of sin, then it only makes sense that speakeasy bars – clandestine, underground lounges – are alive and well in Las Vegas. Though imbibing in cocktails hardly requires going under the radar anymore, there’s something about that Prohibition era vibe held over from the Roaring 20s that is a bit romantic and risque. As always, Las Vegas delivers on that mystique.
No one travels to Las Vegas to play in the snow, and, in fact, in the scorching hot summer months, many people seek out a place to stay cool. It’s a desert out there with temperatures soaring well above 100F degrees May through September, but there are plenty of places to cool off, regardless of when you visit Las Vegas.
Cirque du Soleil—the elevated, circus-like performance company out of Montreal, Canada—has become so popular it has traveling and permanent shows on multiple continents in many cities at any given time. Perhaps it’s little surprise that Las Vegas, the Entertainment Capital of the World, is home to eight of those permanent shows, each a bit different from the others.