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.
This month, three lucky travelers will each win 2 free tickets to a MGM Grand Hotel Show in Las Vegas! Read on to find out more…
Before there were flashing marquee lights and showgirls, celebrity chefs and party buses roaming the length of Las Vegas Boulevard, there was only a desert. It was dry and hot, deserted and quiet, but to the first people who tried to settle Las Vegas, it was a place of promise.
Las Vegas means “the meadows” in Spanish, a name that referred to an underground spring that was meant to provide sustenance to early settlers. The city of Las Vegas began to take root when, in the 1840s, John C. Fremont (forever memorialized by the Fremont Street Experience) happened upon this spot in the desert. The rest, as they say, is history.
Things have changed, however, and now downtown Las Vegas is a destination worth seeking out in and of itself. Venture this way during your next vacation and you’ll find plenty of interesting things to do in downtown Las Vegas.
It’s been dubbed the City of Sin, but don’t let the moniker fool you – Las Vegas is really about catering to all tastes, and though you’ll find planet of excess around, there’s still an easy way to stay healthy and stay fit while here in the middle of the Mojave Desert – all you have to do is look.