Posted on Thursday, December 12th, 2013 by Brendon
The Chelsea, the new multi-purpose (mostly) music venue at the Cosmopolitan, opens later this month and pictures of this beautiful venue are starting to surface. Daily Fiasco has pictures of the entrance, main staircase and chandelier. It’s one of the most beautiful music venues I’ve seen.
The Chelsea opens on December 29 with a concert by Bruno Mars. Bruno will have a mini-residency at The Chelsea next year. Country singer Eric Church will be opening his show on April 26 and rapper Childish Gambino (AKA Donald Glover) will appear on the May 2 show.
Mario Batali’s B&B Burger & Beer opened this week at The Venetian. Gourmet burgers cost anywhere in between $9 and $16 while beers cost between $6 and $11. Check out the menu chock full of original burger concepts. I’m earmarking the Nutella shake for my first visit. (more…)
Posted on Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 by Marc
Managing your budget in Las Vegas isn’t as difficult as you might think. Earlier this year Tripadvisor.com named Las Vegas as one of the least expensive vacation destinations in America. If you pay the listed price for everything you’ll surely end up with an expensive vacation in Las Vegas. With a little work and time you can get discounted hotel rooms, show tickets, activities and meals.
One of the best ways to save money on dining is by going to Happy Hour at restaurants instead of having traditional dinner. Not only is this a great way to save money on the most expensive meal of the day but it’s also a way to try food that might normally be above your budget. (more…)
Posted on Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 by Marc
Winter brings a chill to the air – even in Las Vegas. The 120 degree temperatures of the summer are long gone. While people that are born and raised in Las Vegas are bundled up for their 50 degree winter days you’ll see tourists treating the same weather almost like its spring break. Spring Break and the holidays sounds good to me! A handful of casinos on the Vegas Strip have turned to ice skating as a way to turn Las Vegas into a more traditional winter wonderland.
All month long you can strap on a pair of skates and take to the ice at Caesars Palace, Cosmopolitan and Venetian. The Cosmo and Venetian have each had ice skating in the past while this is a new offering from Caesars Palace. Ice skating is becoming so popular that the Gold Spike bar in Downtown Vegas recently announced that they’re jumping into the game with a 4,000 square foot rink. Here are details on how and when you can ice skate this month in Las Vegas. (more…)
Posted on Monday, December 9th, 2013 by Brendon
When you think of a Las Vegas vacation, the first things that come to mind probably include the gambling and the nightlife. While Vegas has become famous throughout the world for its casinos, bars, and clubs, however, it also happens to be a top family vacation destination. Many parents take their kids to see the glitz of the Strip, and they can actually have a blast staying there, as long as you try to find a hotel with amenities that cater to the younger crowd. Luckily, there are several hotels in Las Vegas that can be considered kid-friendly. Here is a look at six of them and the attractions they feature. (more…)
Posted on Saturday, December 7th, 2013 by Brendon
Does the word “magic” makes you think of your annoying uncle saying “Pick a card, any card” or pulling endless coins from your ear? Then you’ve definitely never seen a magic act in Las Vegas. Magic shows are one of the most enduringly popular types of entertainment in the city, and while they’ve been around for eons, they’ve certainly changed with the times. From comic to creepy, these are some of the best acts in the biz, and you can find them all in Las Vegas, on or near The Strip. One thing’s for sure: the art of magic is not about to disappear.
If you can only name one magician, it’s probably Copperfield. He’s as well known today as Houdini was in his lifetime, and has received more awards than any other illusionist. Forbes magazine calls him “the most commercially successful magician in history,” and with over 40 million tickets sold, that’s no exaggeration. Copperfield’s show doesn’t hold back on spectacle–this is, after all, the man who made the Statue of Liberty disappear on live TV. Copperfield’s show at the Hollywood Theater is a chance to see a living legend in action.
Big, goofy, smooth-talker Penn Jillette and his ever-silent partner Teller have become as popular for their humor as for their magic, and their show has plenty of both. While the acts features lots of sleight-of-hand tricks, expect the unexpected. Even when the eccentric duo appear to “explain” their tricks, there’s almost always a twist. Stick around after the show: Penn & Teller always come out to meet the audience and sign autographs. (more…)
Posted on Friday, December 6th, 2013 by Marc
We took a break from news updates to enjoy Thanksgiving and Black Friday and it was awesome. Hopefully you were able to enjoy the time as well. With that brief break we’re stocked full of new in Las Vegas. Hold on to your seat because by the time you get halfway through this update the Vegas Strip won’t look the same. Seriously.
Let’s look at the new Vegas Strip beginning at the south side. The Tropicana announced that they will completely renovating the casino closest to the strip. They will be moving the valet area and adding a shopping area called The Shops at The Tropicana. Daily Fiasco has a photo rendering of what the Tropicana will look like when the renovations are complete.
Heading north on the Strip to Bally’s get’s a little bazaar. Bally’s Grand Bazaar will place 150 small shops (some might call them kiosks) in front of the casino and hotel entrance next year. The people mover that never works and the fountains will all be taken away to make room for the two acres of shopping in front of the hotel. Good luck getting to your room in a hurry. The Las Vegas Sun has more details and renderings of this strange looking addition to the Vegas Strip. (more…)
Posted on Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 by Marc
It seems as if saving money in Las Vegas is an industry unto its own. Websites like Travel Vegas offer discounts for just about anything you’d want to do when you’re in Las Vegas. Apps like Groupon offer discounts from businesses looking for customers. Technology has brought a lot of discounting in Las Vegas online but it hasn’t brought all discounting to your mobile phone, iPad or computer. Not all customers are ready to make the move online just yet.
Coupons still exist and can save you a lot of money when you come to Las Vegas. Many of the casinos still rely on snail mail and physical couponing as a major part of their marketing. You may get free play or multiplier postcards in the mail if you gamble. The only way to activate these is by bringing the offer into the casino. The same can be said for dining coupons, many of which, that are only mailed to you. These discounts are great reasons to sign up for casino players club cards.
Las Vegas Advisor has one of the most famous coupon offerings in all of Las Vegas. You can read Las Vegas Advisor online for free to keep in the loop on what’s happening in Las Vegas but in order to get the good stuff you’ll have to spend a little to save a lot. You can sign up for under $40 and receive hundreds (if not thousands) of dollars in valuable coupons and more. (more…)
Posted on Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 by Marc
Las Vegas is one of the best places for vacation in America because of its diversity. You can do Vegas on a budget (almost $20 a day) or you can flip the script and go big with a variety of luxury spas, restaurants and so forth. If you’re feeling really fancy you can go bigger than big and have the meal of your life at a 5 Diamond restaurant. Las Vegas has more AAA 5 Diamond restaurants than any city in the country besides New York City.
Joel Robuchon at MGM Grand, Le Cirque at Bellagio, Picasso at Bellagio and Restaurant Guy Savoy at Caesars Palace are a notch above any restaurant that considers itself fine dining. These are expensive restaurants – the kind of restaurant if you have to ask how much dinner will cost than it’s too expensive. That said, each restaurant will provide a dinner experience of a lifetime for most people.
Before looking deeper into each restaurant you may notice that each of these restaurants are tied together with their French inspiration. That inspiration can be felt in the food and environment of each restaurant. (more…)
Posted on Monday, December 2nd, 2013 by Brendon
If there ever was a city perfect for shopping until you drop, it’s Las Vegas. No matter where you go for your retail therapy, once you start to slow down, you’re never very far from a luxury spa or an exotic cocktail. The only problem is knowing where to start. With so many shopping centers to choose from, how do you know which ones to target? Use this list as your game plan, and choose one or more of these prime shopping areas, each with enough retailers to keep you busy for a whole day.
Canal Shoppes at the Venetian
3377 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV
Anyone who’s ever dreamed of shopping in Italy can experience virtually the same thing at the Canal Shoppes. Amid a recreation of the streets of Venice, the cobblestone walkways lead to upscale designer boutiques with names any fashion maven will recognize: Fendi, Christian Louboutin, Herve Leger. Take a lunch break in Italian style too, by grabbing a bite at Mario Batali and Joe Bastianach’s B&B Ristorante, or power up with an espresso at Café Presse. (more…)
Posted on Friday, November 29th, 2013 by KerryV
While we hope you had a great Thanksgiving, we are excited to announce that the 2013 Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals are officially here. We have put together a list of all the best deals just for you. We’ll keep this list updated as more are released so keep checking back. After all the holiday madness, who doesn’t need a vacation?
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