The Super Bowl game may never be played in Las Vegas, but that doesn’t mean all that much to the hotels, casinos, bars, and restaurants. Super Bowl weekend is one the busiest weekends of the year in Las Vegas. More than 300,000 people will be in Las Vegas for Super Bowl weekend. The city is
It’s safe to say that I’m addicted to social media. If it’s not on my main screen it’s on a 2nd, 3rd or 4th screen. Most of my obsession with social media is to be on top of everything in Las Vegas (my job) and to keep up with friends (my personal life). There’s a
I heard a lot of chatter over the past year from people fed up with the changing Vegas Strip. There are still plenty of people who love the Vegas Strip, but we can discuss that another day. Today is about those who are looking for a new Las Vegas experience. It’s probably easiest to start
Our eyes are always open for free entertainment. I’m happy to report that in the past year there has been an increase in venues offering free entertainment. Last year we had new free entertainment at El Cortez, Mandarin Oriental, and Topgolf while the Palms continued their free entertainment offerings.
Las Vegas is changing every day. Sometimes we all have a desire to hold onto the past. Most casino operators don’t make that very easy as they try to keep up with current customer preferences. The hotel and resort sections of most Las Vegas properties have been renovated over the years to become more modern.
Las Vegas is known for it’s warm to hot temperatures all year round. When I moved to Las Vegas from the east coast, I donated my winter coats and purchased a new hoodie. That sweet heather gray sweatshirt has been my “winter coat” for the past 5 years. Las Vegas itself may get cold, but
Part of what makes Las Vegas so great is that there isn’t just one way to experience Las Vegas. The variety of attractions is a large part of what makes Las Vegas so attractive to so many people. You can experience the height of luxury at The Venetian and Palazzo and walk next door to
We’re always looking for ways to save money when visiting Las Vegas. Most of the tips we share involve cheap or free things to do once you’re in Las Vegas. However, there are more than a few times a year when you’ll want to stay away from Las Vegas. Prices for hotel rooms skyrocket when
The World Series of Poker (WSOP) is the most popular poker tournament of the year. This is a great event for both poker players and fans of the game. Caesars Entertainment, the owner of WSOP, recently announced dates for the poker tournament(s) in 2017. Once again the WSOP returns to the Rio All-Suites hotel and
United Airlines recently announced that they would begin charging for use of overhead bins on their flights. This would mean that both checked baggage and carry-on bags would cost passengers money in addition to their airplane tickets. I flew out of Newark Airport (EWR) more often than any other airport when I lived on
You don’t need an excuse to visit Las Vegas. However, it helps to have one. I’ve always found that building a vacation around an event (or events) to be the best way to maximize my time away. I’ve often used to my sports fandom as an excuse to visit various cities around North America that
New Year’s Eve is the busiest time of year in Las Vegas. There will be over 300,000 people visiting just for the events surrounding the day. Add these visitors to the 2 million plus people who live in Las Vegas and want to party and you have chaos. It’s the best kind of chaos but
There’s something you can do at just about every casino on the Vegas Strip that won’t cost any money at all. Sometimes it’s a fabulous activity like taking a slow walk and admiring the botanical goodness of the conservatory at Bellagio and other times it can be as simple as taking a picture in a
Last night Caesars Entertainment announced that their Vegas Stip resorts would begin charging for parking on December 19. They are the first Vegas Strip casino operator to announce that they would charge for parking since MGM Resorts International began charging for parking earlier this year. Caesars Entertainment’s lone off-strip resort, the Rio, won’t have any
The most wonderful time of the year is even more wonderful in Las Vegas. Why? Because everything in Las Vegas is just better. Las Vegas is a warm climate which makes the holiday season different for most people visiting. The holidays season can seem strange if you’re not used to the sight of palm
It feels as though Las Vegas has been working on having a professional sports team to call its own forever. Those dreams became a reality when the NHL awarded Las Vegas an expansion team earlier this year. However, the expansion team was granted before a name was hatched. Well, the team now has a name.
Almost everything in my Vegas life is a “one and done” situation. I enjoy a lot of things in Las Vegas but it doesn’t mean that there’s a need to return to them over and over. There are so many new things to see and do in Las Vegas that it’s easy not to get
We’re always looking for ways to enjoy Las Vegas on the cheap. Freebies for your birthday, happy hour deals, and super low priced meals go a long way to extend your budget. I recently came across a Facebook post wondering if Las Vegas could be enjoyed on a $100 per day budget excluding hotels. It’s
More Americans are expected to travel beyond 50 miles from home to celebrate Thanksgiving this year. This year will have more people traveling an hour or so away from home than at any year since 2007. AAA estimates that somewhere around 48.7 million travelers will fly, drive or take a train somewhere during the
Station Casinos is having a banner year. This year the casino company added a new property to their roster, announced a potential major renovation, took the company public and most recently upgraded their players club. Red Rock Casino is my local casino and it’s always fun to observe how the parent company is doing.