Who can forget the early days of romance when you buy a ticket at your local fair and jump aboard the Ferris Wheel and, who knows – maybe get stuck up top for a chance at a kiss? While the local fair Ferris Wheel days might be in your past, a trip to Caesar’s in Las Vegas will bring them back – in vivid Technicolor. Search for recent advances in Ferris wheel development and you’ll likely find Las Vegas mentioned numerous times – Las Vegas has several current construction bids for largest Ferris wheel in the world.
Thanksgiving is one of the busiest times of year for Vegas, believe it or not. People brave airport lines, traffic delays and that miserable (but unique?) road food in order to be with loved ones again. Despite all this, it’s far-and-away one of the happiest times of the year because it puts us back in touch with those we love the most. One might then ask oneself why are there no good Thanksgiving songs. Am I alone on this? It seems as if we’d have a couple good Thanksgiving songs….
Las Vegas is excellently poised for a great mountain biking trip. Close to Red Rock Canyon National Preserve, Lake Mead, Henderson, Boulder City, the River Mountains, and the great Mojave Desert, mountain bikers have their fair share of choices when they want to go riding.
While Sin City might have mountains of mystique and miles of documentary film following it, the true history of Las Vegas is anything but obvious. From mob stories to corporate shake-downs and even government greed, what happened in Las Vegas definitely stayed in Las Vegas, as it takes a mild discovery team (or your own ultimate Las Vegas tour guide ) to figure out what the real history of Las Vegas is all about.
When the temperature start to dip (finally!) and the sun is just a wee bit forgiving, you know that Autumn is finally rolling around. In Las Vegas – the city of perpetual party and indulgence – the relief brings with it a special feeling. Arguably the nicest time to visit Las Vegas, an autumn visit means that it’s actually nice outside and is a great time to indulge in some Las Vegas outdoor activities.
Easily one of the most recognized chapels in the world, the Little White Wedding Chapel has been a Las Vegas icon for over 60 years now. Famous for its “Drive-Thru Tunnel of Vows” the Little White Wedding Chapel has married well over 800,000 couples in its long tenure. Seen around the world and made famous by celebrity weddings such as Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, Frank Sinatra and Mia Farrow, Britney Spears and Jason Allen Alexander, the Little White Wedding Chapel has had its fair share of “I Dos.”
As if Las Vegas wasn’t enough. There’s enough glitz, glamour, and gambling on the Las Vegas Strip to keep you occupied for a lifetime – enough that the electrical output demands its own medium-sized coal power-plant to power it all. If that isn’t enough, there’s downtown Las Vegas and the Fremont Experience with its led roof and hustle of old Las Vegas rat-pack days. Then pack in all the museums, the Mojave Desert escapes, the Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon at your doorstep, and you’d think you’ve had enough – but not yet.
Las Vegas is the Mecca for good times on and off the strip, so it’s only natural that a huge motorcycle rally should fall well within Las Vegas borders. Las Vegas’ BikeFest is the biggest bike rally this side of the Mississippi, and if you can’t make it to Sturgis, then you’ll probably want to come to Las Vegas for the rally.
Las Vegas has got some great shows – from Frank Sinatra to Garth Brooks, the amazing acts that fill the Las Vegas stages are part of what made Vegas the show-town it is today. Everyone should experience the excitement of a Vegas show – the suspense beforehand, the dimming of the lights, the splendor of a full Las Vegas production – it’s truly a remarkable thing. And if going to shows in Las Vegas is your thing, then you probably want to catch a show you haven’t seen before – hence the name of this post. Here’s a list of the newest shows to hit the Las Vegas spotlight that are sure to impress.
Well, we’ve all probably heard of things our friends have done in Vegas – for better or worse. And while there are a million +1 things to do in Vegas, there are also a million +1 things not to do in Vegas as well. Getting married to a chicken, say. As The Hangover made abundantly clear, Vegas is a town for a good time. Here’s how to make the most of the good times, and do away with the bad.