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- Absinthe starlet Melody Sweets’ Top 10 Favorite Things to Do in Las Vegas
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- Behind-the-scenes of Rock of Ages with just a small-town girl Becca Kotte
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Dining, Drinking, and Dancing
The 910-square-foot, garden-style rooftop patio expands upon the vibrant vibe of the main dining room below, inviting guests to socialize and celebrate with skyline views of Las Vegas’ burgeoning downtown area. The patio offers seating for up to 30 guests at fully-waited tables along with an additional 10 seats at the expansive granite bar. Carson Kitchen’s full food menu is available for purchase on the patio to accompany an array of signature cocktails, small-batch American beers and globally-inspired wines.
- White Castle just part of a bigger plan
- Behind the Scenes at DB Brasserie restaurant
- Old Sinatra favorite, Italian American Club, making a comeback
- Nevada has no signature dish ù yet
- æChampagne lounge’ bubbles with opulence
- Q&A: Las Vegas Distillery’s George Racz talks moonshine and a future Booze District
- Bar-Hopping Around Vegas
Las Vegas Tours And Attractions
Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino invites guests to abandon their day jobs and get their feet (or in this case, hands) wet as a guest Aquarist with three new experiential programs. Aptly titled Animal Encounters, the program takes participants behind-the-scenes to assist in feeding the Aquarium’s most-admired residents including stingrays, green sea turtles and zebra sharks.
The Batman Laser Challenge at The Adventuredome at Circus Circus Las Vegas invites guests to test their inner Super Hero with a fun, physical and mental workout. Using speed and strategy to beat the clock, would-be crime fighters can choose between two experiences, each brought to life with radiating wall-to-wall lasers, fog and themed audio tracks to guide or hinder the racer as they attempt to complete the mission. The five-acre theme park has teamed up with SimEx-Iwerks which, in partnership with Warner Bros. and DC Comics, has created this first-ever Batman themed laser maze.
- æPawn Stars’ star proposes Vegas plaza
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- Mob Museum celebrating Cuba’s impact on Las Vegas
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- Experience The Grand Canyon Like They Did Back In The Day, On A Train
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- With plans for a new museum and the restoration of Liberace’s Vegas home, the shimmering showman is back in the spotlight
- Paving the way: Bumpy road to Grand Canyon Skywalk ‘an absolute joy’ now that it is fixed up
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Las Vegas Hotels, Motels, And Casinos
- SLS Las Vegas Reveals Details Behind The Property’s Vintage Meets Modern Aesthetic (with photos)
- Surrounded by development, Battista’s and Stage Door Casino stay the same
- New plans proposed for rundown Fremont Street motel
- Six Eye-Popping Free Things to See at Wynn Las Vegas
- Step Inside JosÚ AndrÚs’ New SLS Las Vegas Restaurant
The Linq Las Vegas
Tourists and locals alike will continue to have Tuesday nights to look forward to at The LINQ BLOQ Party. Every Tuesday locals with a Nevada ID receive 30% off High Roller tickets, plus a complimentary drink at the Sky Lounge. Everyone is invited to the best locals party on the Strip to celebrate, taste, shop, wander, explore and take advantage of great deals at many of the popular venues located at The LINQ, Caesars Entertainment’s open-air shopping, dining and entertainment promenade.
More Las Vegas News
- You need a scorecard to track Las Vegas arenas
- The World according to Bob Stupak
- Vegas on a roll with 8,500-home development
- Police facing bigger crowds on streets downtown, on the Strip
- Six still wanted by Gaming Control Board
- Camping in Vegas? You can hitch up yourRV near the Strip û for now
- Towering above the ærenaissance of downtown’
Latest Concerts Added This Week!
There is no better place to see your favorite acts then in Las Vegas! You’re relaxed, can enjoy a fine meal, have some cocktails without the worry of driving, and no alarm is going to jar you awake all too early the next morning.
- Brad Paisley August 27 click for Tickets
- Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival September 17 Click for Tickets
- Figure, 212 Showdown & Mr. Olympia Finals September 20 Click for Tickets
- America’s Got Talent Live September 26-27 Click for Tickets
- Route 91 Harvest Festival October 3-5 Click for Tickets
- Diana Krall November 8 Click for Tickets
Las Vegas Holidays And Events
- Labor Day Weekend Las Vegas 2014 (August 29 – September 1)
- Mexican Independence Day Las Vegas 2014 (September 16)
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What We’re Watching! Vegas Videos You’ll Enjoy
Popeye By Renowned Artist Jeff Koons – Wynn Las Vegas welcomes Popeye by acclaimed American artist Jeff Koons, as part of the resort’s continued appreciation and commitment to public art. At 6 feet 5 inches tall and more than 2,000-pounds, the mirror-polished stainless steel Popeye stands proudly in the Wynn Esplanade. Viewing is free to the public and the display is indefinite.
Britney Spears Costume Designer Marco Marco – Interviewed backstage at her show at Planet Hollywood. Plenty of highlights and features from the show for those wondering if they’d like to check it out!
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Red Rock Serenade August 2014 On PBS – Take a cinematic journey through the breathtaking scenery of the American West’s red rock country. From Zion to Canyonlands, Capitol Reef to Grand Canyon National Parks, take a cinematic journey through the American West’s breathtaking red rock country. Video is an excerpt of a PBS special airing this month.
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