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Spending the holidays in all-out Vegas glitters and sparkles

Las Vegas goes big, and the holidays are no exception. The city's signature events vary wildly, but are heavy with wonder. Where else can you find a massive gingerbread village or a Christmas cactus wonderland? Desert ice skating or a drive-thru light show at a famed racetrack? Just 10 minutes...

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  • Encore, Encore! Vegas' Wynn hosts music legends in intimate venue

    Encore, Encore! Vegas' Wynn hosts music legends in intimate venue

    Like Wynn Las Vegas itself, the resort’s luxurious and intimate Encore Theater reflects decades of sophisticated hospitality and entertainment experience. Wynn’s ability to attract A-list performers to this 1,500-seat, state-of-art venue for multi-night “mini residencies” means a rare chance for...

  • 'Prost up' at these Fall Vegas beer celebrations

    'Prost up' at these Fall Vegas beer celebrations

    Las Vegas has a long history of adopting international celebrations, from St. Patrick's Day to Chinese New Year, and doing them proud in the heart of the Nevada desert. The annual German Oktoberfest - the world's largest Volksfest (part beer festival, part traveling fun fair), held in Munich- is...

  • It's okay, Dad, Vegas has music acts you'll like too

    It's okay, Dad, Vegas has music acts you'll like too

    Let's face it - Vegas' entertainment options can seem a little ... Millennial. Whether it's Britney Spears, the Backstreet Boys or Ricky Martin residencies, or long, half-naked lines at the ultra lounge, the focus seems less and lesson classic acts that made music legendary prior to 1990. But fear...

  • Ask a local: Oh jeez, what are we gonna eat?

    Ask a local: Oh jeez, what are we gonna eat?

    Las Vegas may be the Entertainment Capital of the World, but in between shows, nightlife and drinks, visitors have to eat. Unsurprisingly, the one question I get asked the most by those planning a trip to Las Vegas is where they should eat. I always ask for more information: What are you in the...

  • The Hot List: Vegas by land (bus), air (show) or 'see' (an axe throwing)

    The Hot List: Vegas by land (bus), air (show) or 'see' (an axe throwing)

    Desert skies: Nellis Air Force Base will present Nevada’s largest free outdoor event,Aviation Nation 2017,on Nov.11and 12from 10:30 a.m. to 5p.m. Families can enjoy an open house featuring an array of both static displays and aerial acts, including an flight by U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds at their...

  • Get in 'textual contact with Vegas' new sassy robot concierge

    Get in 'textual contact with Vegas' new sassy robot concierge

    Meet the newest addition to the staff at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas: Rose. A uniquely designed robot concierge, Rose is on hand to answer any questions guests staying at the hotel have, via text message 24 hours a day. Here's how it works. Upon check in, guests are given a mysterious card in...

  • L.A. sports, ice hockey and more in the desert at Vegas' T-Mobile Arena

    L.A. sports, ice hockey and more in the desert at Vegas' T-Mobile Arena

    With Vegas only a five-hour drive, (or approximately a five-minute flight) away, Angelenos can justify taking a quick trip to Sin City for just about any occasion. Halloween? Legitimate. National Pickle Day? (Tuesday, Nov. 14, for those wondering.) Sure, why not. That said, L.A. sports fans will...

  • 'Miss Behave' brings wild, strange and wonderful act to Vegas Strip

    'Miss Behave' brings wild, strange and wonderful act to Vegas Strip

    Oh behave! Hot off an international tour covering Europe, Asia and Australia, the Miss Behave Game show has found a new home at the recently-converted Back Room at Bally's Las Vegas. The concept is simple. Audience members are pitted against one another to win at a series of challenges, and sometimes...

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  • Independent comedy in Vegas lives! Look for it downtown, off-strip

    Independent comedy in Vegas lives! Look for it downtown, off-strip

    Everyone loves a good laugh, right? Vegas has its share - you've got legends like Jerry Seinfeld at Caesars Palace and the Aces of Comedy series regularly features the likes of Jay Leno and George Lopez. But if you're looking for fresh standup, you should explore the low-key spots where the next...

  • College Ball Vegas Style

    College Ball Vegas Style

    Experience the euphoria, the mayhem and the madness of college basketball’s biggest event — the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournaments — Vegas style at over-the-top Hoops on the Strip viewing parties at Caesars Palace, Planet Hollywood and Flamingo. Live it up March 16 to 19 with Full Court packages...

  • Great Vegas Festival of Beer returns to downtown

    Great Vegas Festival of Beer returns to downtown

    Taking up three blocks of Downtown Las Vegas April 7 and 8, the Great Vegas Festival of Beer has something to offer even the most discerning beer palate. This is Nevada’s largest beer festival and there will be something for everyone. Here are three things you can expect at festival.  The Saturday...

  • Ask a Local

    Ask a Local

    Being a kid at heart, one of the questions I get asked most from visitors is “What’s there to do on the Las Vegas Strip when you have kids in tow?” Naturally, my first response is one of my personal favorites: the Adventuredome at Circus Circus. The closest thing we Las Vegans have to Six Flags,...

  • Get Your Day Drinking On

    Get Your Day Drinking On

    The action doesn't just happen after dark in Las Vegas. The city has a vibrant day drinking scene long before the nightlife awakens from its weary slumber. Here are two options, located within The Venetian and The Palazzo resorts, and one that's well worth the trip off the Strip. Miami-import Yardbird...

  • Caesars has a history of iconic performers

    Caesars has a history of iconic performers

    Andy Williams was the first to headline the 1,200-seat Circus Maximus theater when it opened on Aug. 5, 1966, making national news. Since then, Caesars Palace has hosted the world’s most legendary performers — from Wayne Newton, Liberace, Judy Garland, Bette Midler, Liza Minnelli and Ike and Tina...

  • Caesars Palace celebrates 50 years, looks ahead to hot new ventures

    Caesars Palace celebrates 50 years, looks ahead to hot new ventures

    It’s been 50 years since Caesars Palace opened its gilded doors, ushering in the Vegas of themed decadence we’ve come to know and love. Back in 1966, guests of the Roman Tower were greeted with super-chic shag carpeting, floor-to-ceiling windows, round beds and whirlpools — at a whopping $14 a...

  • Park Theater to feature A-list artists in a cutting-edge environment

    Park Theater to feature A-list artists in a cutting-edge environment

    Though there’s never been a shortage of entertainment options in the Entertainment Capital of the World, Vegas visitors will soon have even more A-list acts to choose from, thanks to the Strip’s newest entertainment venue: Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino.   Located just steps away...

  • Sydell Group partners with MGM Resorts on Park MGM and NoMad Las Vegas

    Sydell Group partners with MGM Resorts on Park MGM and NoMad Las Vegas

    Vegas has a long history of importing top talent. Can’t visit the original Carbone restaurant in New York City? Reserve a table at Aria Las Vegas’ outpost of the chic Italian-American eatery. Want to say you stayed at a legendary beach hotel but don’t have plans to hit Miami anytime soon? Book...

  • Rev up your engines with the American Muscle Car Challenge

    Rev up your engines with the American Muscle Car Challenge

    The Richard Petty Driving Experience’s American Muscle Car Challenge invites thrill seekers to get behind the wheel of iconic muscle cars to drive around the famed Las Vegas Motor Speedway at speeds up to 140 mph. Drivers up for the exhilaration will get the opportunity to man up to three models...

  • Treat yourself to a holiday-themed gift of Vegas-style relaxation

    Treat yourself to a holiday-themed gift of Vegas-style relaxation

    When you get to the bottom of your gift list this winter, don't forget yourself! Carve out some time in your schedule to de-stress, recharge and start your new year at one of the many full-service oases in the city. First stop this December: the Canyon Ranch Spaclub (canyonranchdestinations.com)....

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