Not so very long ago, Nevada used to be a flyover state for both musicians and fans following the festival circuit. Despite its hype as an awesome vacation destination, it was never a known home to something like Lollapalooza, Coachella, Bonaroo or any other big-name music festival that served as a destination in and of itself.
Las Vegas’ mega-resorts are universally big, bright and bold, but not every visitor is interested in a busy casino floor and the overabundance of choices these properties have to offer. Luckily, there are properties like Delano, one of the newest and most low-key hotels on Las Vegas Boulevard.
Whether you’ve planned a bachelor party in Las Vegas or you want a weekend away with your fraternity brothers or closest guy friends, there are plenty of things designed specifically for your manly itinerary. Stay for a day or make it a long weekend, bring just a of couple buddies or pack a dozen guys with you.
As a born and raised East Coast liberal, the only guns I ever saw were holstered in a police officer’s belt, and I didn’t know a single civilian that owned one. I never had the desire to shoot one before, but was intrigued by a family member’s tales of relieving stress at a firing range. And what is Vegas, if not a place to leave your inhibitions and preconceptions behind? So off I went to experience the Viator Exclusive: Las Vegas Gun Store and Firing Range Package.
When the legendary Sahara Hotel left the Las Vegas scene a couple years ago, it left a gaping hole in the north end of the Strip. When SLS Las Vegas opened its doors in the former Sahara footprint in August 2014, it not only added an interesting new casino resort to the Strip mix, but the property is also breathing new life into the northern part of the Strip.
Halloween in Las Vegas combines two of the things the city does best: Party hard and stage over-the-top events celebrating the holiday. Though Halloween is generally considered a kids’ celebration, it is definitely a legitimate adults’ holiday in Las Vegas.
Summer may be a popular time for the average visitor to vacation in Las Vegas, but it can be so brutally hot out that few people want to emerge from the air conditioning to spend time outdoors.
Once Labor Day passes and the temperature starts to drop, however, the weather in Las Vegas can be very pleasant. Because of this reason, Las Vegas locals enjoy a number of fall festivals throughout September, October and November, and visitors are welcome to enjoy the weather, hang out with the locals and get a taste for the non-traditional Vegas experience as well.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Las Vegas’ art scene is a little unconventional and less obvious than it might be elsewhere, but the city actually has plenty to offer to visitors who are looking for classic art exhibits and those who are interested in more out-of-the-box artistic pursuits.
As mesmerizing as all those neon lights may be, sometimes, you’ve just got to get off the Strip. But you don’t have to go far to see another side of the Silver State – adrenaline and adventure are awaiting just thirty minutes away on a Bootleg Canyon Zipline Tour.
Though Las Vegas hotels still have buffets, the days of dining cafeteria-style are passé. The new dining craze in Las Vegas revolves around celebrities, and many of the celebrity chef restaurants in the city are on the Las Vegas Strip. Many of the people associated with these restaurants are actual chefs, but many others are television personalities who venture deeply into the world of food.