You’re never more than a few minutes from a drink when you’re in Las Vegas. The time to find a drink can be reduced in downtown Las Vegas where just about everything is closer than the Vegas Strip. There’s a drink for everyone whether you’re grabbing a yard of red slushy booze or sitting down

This year the Life Is Beautiful festival takes place Friday, September 22 through Sunday, September 24 in downtown Las Vegas. Gorillaz, Muse, Lorde, Chance the Rapper, and Blink 182 will headline the music portion of the three-day festival. There are plenty more popular artists performing at the festival this year. Here’s the lineup announcement.  

Outdoor Breakfast on the Vegas Strip

Thursday, 27 April 2017 by

It seems as though the spring in Las Vegas only lasts for a few weeks. It’s my favorite time of the year but it’s the beginning of a great time of year. The next few months will be the best time of the year to enjoy the sun and warmth of the desert. Let’s get

A Deeper Look at Vegas Shows

Tuesday, 25 April 2017 by

A lot has changed in Las Vegas but there’s one constant. Visitors love seeing shows. Whether the shows are free or if the shows cost money more than half the people who visited Las Vegas in 2016 saw a show according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority Visitor Profile.   The survey shows

Skill Based Gaming in Vegas

Thursday, 20 April 2017 by

Casinos in Las Vegas look different today than they used to. You may have noticed some changes on your last visit to Las Vegas. Frankly, the casino floors all around Las Vegas have evolved a lot in the past five years. Casinos are no longer exclusively gigantic rooms of slot machines and table games that

Beyond the Vegas Strip

Tuesday, 18 April 2017 by

The Vegas Strip is the first place that comes to mind when most people think of Las Vegas. It’s understandable and in 2016 approximately three-quarters of all visitors to Las Vegas stayed in a hotel within the Strip Corridor. Much like all major cities that are vacation destinations, there’s more to Las Vegas than just

Downtown Grand Pool Scene

Thursday, 13 April 2017 by

Downtown Las Vegas hotels are getting better every year. There was a time where some of the properties were run down and beat up. Thankfully, that hasn’t been the case for a few years now. Many of the hotels have been renovated in the past 5 years or so. If you visit the California, you

Free Downtown Vegas Concerts

Tuesday, 11 April 2017 by

One of the very best free activities in Las Vegas is the free entertainment in downtown Las Vegas at the Fremont Street Experience. During most of the year, you’ll find local bands, tribute bands, DJ’s and other forms of entertainment on the three stages under the canopy of the Fremont Street Experience.   The quality

The Linq promenade has come a long way from its days as an alley for Imperial Palace, O’Sheas, and Flamingo to leave their trash. Since opening in 2014 the reformed alley has become a destination on the Vegas Strip for indoor and outdoor drinking, dining, and shopping.   Many people seem to be familiar with

It’s been less than a year since MGM Resorts International became the first Vegas Strip casino operator to charge parking fees at their various casinos. Well, those prices are old news. Effective April 12, both self-parking and valet fees at MGM Resorts International casinos will increase. Here are the new rates:        

Renovations at Palace Station

Tuesday, 04 April 2017 by

Last summer the news about renovation at Palace Station started to leak. Eater was first with the news and I was able to confirm that something was being planned with Station Casinos, owner of the Palace Station. At the time, Station Casinos wasn’t ready to reveal all details of the renovations.     Despite its

Going to a museum might not be the first thing that crosses your mind when planning a trip to Las Vegas. However, there are a couple of museums in Las Vegas receiving upgrades that might be worth your time.   The Neon Museum and Boneyard is a must see for anyone looking to see what

You may have heard by now that the Oakland Raiders received permission from the NFL to relocate to Las Vegas. The football team won’t become the Las Vegas Raiders until construction a new stadium is completed. The stadium isn’t expected to open until 2020. Yay?   Las Vegas is stoked to become a major league

I recently visited downtown Las Vegas at night for the first time this year and was, once again, reminded how much fun it can be. Downtown Las Vegas offers a very different kind of fun than the Vegas Strip. I’ve come to enjoy both equally for their differences since my first trip downtown.   The

Where to find tasting menus in Vegas

Wednesday, 22 March 2017 by

Salute at Red Rock casino recently welcomed a new chef, Luke Palladino, to the restaurant. I was lucky enough to be invited to a tasting of the new menu. Since I’m in this casino almost every day (I’m actually typing this at Red Rock casino), I figured that I would check it out.   Media

2017 Forbes Winners in Las Vegas

Monday, 20 March 2017 by

There are a lot of “Best Of” lists for Las Vegas, but few are as highly regarded as the Forbes Travel Guide. This is a list of the best of the best hotels and restaurants around the world. Many businesses use these awards as a milestone for service and quality.   Forbes Travel Guide’s scoring

Vegas Uncork’d 2017

Tuesday, 14 March 2017 by

Over the years Las Vegas has transformed from a city of cheap buffets to a city filled with the some of the best chefs and restaurants. Las Vegas is home to restaurants by just about every celebrity chef you can think of. Many of the people who do the cooking at the celebrity chef restaurants

Casino Rescue

Friday, 10 March 2017 by

I was immediately hooked when “Hotel Impossible” debuted on the Travel Channel in 2012. I’m a sucker for renovation shows. Between three rescue-style TV shows, “Bar Rescue,” “Restaurant Impossible,” and “Hotel Impossible,” we had the makings of an even better TV show.   Together these three TV shows could be the backbone of a mega

It was a sad day for many downtown Las Vegas visitors when DuPar’s abruptly closed at the Golden Gate Casino. The restaurant and bakery was one of the most popular breakfast joints under the Fremont Street Experience.   In my mind, there was only one dish worth eating at DuPar’s. Those fluffy pancakes covered with

According to the Farmer’s Almanac, it’s still Winter. The first day of Spring is technically March 20th. The first day of Summer isn’t until June 20! However, Las Vegas doesn’t wait for farmers or almanacs to decide what season it is. According to a handful of casinos and clubs, Summer is here!   Sure, there

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