How to Save During The Holidays In Las Vegas

Friday, 19 December 2014 by Blog Category: Everything Vegas.

The holidays are all about giving. The gift of giving doesn’t have to end if you’re spending the holidays in Las Vegas. Since there are a so many ways to save money in Las Vegas you can take a some of that savings and use the money on a gift for someone else.

Our gift to you for the holidays is two fold.

  1. Below are some tips on free activities in Vegas to do over the holidays to save money. Some of the best things in life are free. That might be a song.
  2. There are some money saving discounts in Las Vegas that you may not have thought about or be familiar with.

 

Save on Taxis – Make sure you don’t get the run around when you take taxis in Vegas. Here are some money saving taxi tips sure to save you a few bucks.

Sign up for Casino Players Clubs – You might as well take the discount if all the casino wants your information for their marketing list. Here are details on some popular Las Vegas players clubs.

Use MyVegas Rewards – Free or discounted rooms, meals, drinks, transportation is a great way to save money in Vegas. If you have some accumulated points this is a great time to use them.

Visit the “Welcome To Las Vegas” Sign – This may be the most touristy thing you can do in Las Vegas. If you’re from the midwest or east coast this is a chance to make your friends jealous. Take a picture wearing shorts outside…in December…with no snow.

Spend an Afternoon Watching Football – You may be used to watching football in a bar/restaurant where you have to spend money on food or drink. Head to one of these Las Vegas sportsbooks and watch football for free.

Hang Out With Santa and the Fishes – The aquarium at the Silverton is great during the holidays. Its location inside the casino is unique and during the holiday season you may see Santa in the aquarium hanging out with the fish.

Check Out The Wildlife Habitat at Flamingo – The lush grounds at the Flamingo offer one of the most relaxing places on the Vegas Strip. Check out waterfalls, swans, ducks, giant koi and of course pink flamingo’s for free.

Spend a night on Fremont Street – There are many places on Fremont Street where food, drinks and entertainment are less expensive than the Vegas Strip. You can even see free concerts on Fremont Street.

Get Cultured – Head to Aria, Cosmopolitan and the Downtown Arts District and take in some free art on display.

Read This Blog Post – Here are 4 free things to do on the Vegas Strip. You can scratch the Fall of Atlantis show at Caesars Palace from the original list and still fill up an afternoon with freebies on the Vegas Strip.

Visit Bellagio – Between the famed Fountain Show and Conservatory you have two of the best free attractions anywhere in the world. The best thing is that neither gets old.

Go (Window) Shopping – There are more places to shop in Las Vegas than ever before. Take a walk through The Linq, Crystals Mall at Aria and the Downtown Container Park and see what’s around. If you’ve saved enough money from other tip here maybe you can swing some extra presents.

New Las Vegas Shows in 2015

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 by Blog Category: Entertainment.

It seems as though there has been a major shift in Las Vegas shows recently. Shows in Las Vegas are always opening, closing and moving but it seem as though there have been more show announcements lately than normal. Maybe that’s because New Year’s Eve is right around the corner but that’s definitely not entirely the case.

Showstoppers – Wynn at the Encore Theater

Showstoppers is probably the biggest new show coming to the Vegas Strip. Why? Because it’s a huge Broadway style show featuring 28 dancers and a 30 piece orchestra that is being written by Steve Wynn, himself. Tickets are on sale now and the show opens on December 16.

 

Raiding The Rock Vault moves from LVH/Westgate to Tropicana

Raiding the Rock Vault is a 2 hour classic rock concert experience that had great response in its initial run at the LVH/Westgate. The show recently moved to Tropicana where you will still hear famous musicians performing classic rock songs from the 1960’s to the 1980’s.

 

Purple Reign moves from The D to Westgate

Just when “Raiding The Rock Vault” left Westgate Purple Reign, the Prince tribute act, moved into Westgate. Purple Reign has bounced around Las Vegas for years and was most recently at The D, in Downtown Vegas. You can now catch the show at Westgate nightly at 10:15pm except on Tuesday and Saturday.

 

Le Reve – Wynn

Le Reve hasn’t moved but it has added a $3 million scene which changes the show. The new segment involves fire shooters and water scrims that become projection surfaces. If you haven’t seen Le Reve in a while this might give you an excuse to see the show again.

 

Rascal Flatts Residency – Hard Rock

Rascal Flatts will be doing a 9 show residency at the Hard Rock in February and March 2015. The country music group is sonically different than other recent residencies at the Hard Rock like KISS, Guns N Roses and Def Leppard but the short series of shows is similar. Two of the shows (March 6 & 7) coincide with the NASCAR race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Now it makes a little more sense why the Hard Rock would have a country music act performing.

 

Duck Dynasty The Musical – Rio

Because, why not? This is Vegas…baby! The New York Times is reporting that the Duck Dynasty family is hoping to have the show ready for February 2015.

 

Murray Sawchuck – Planet Hollywood

Murray Sawchuck is a dying breed of Las Vegas performer. He’s keeping the tradition of comedian/magician from the 70’s and 80’s alive. His show was most recently at Tropicana but is moving to the Sin City Theater at Planet Hollywood beginning December 20.

 

Dirk Arthur – Riviera

Dirk Arthur is another performer keeping the Las Vegas magic show alive. He brings his “Wild Illusions!” show to The Riviera beginning December 1. You may remember Dirk Arthur from his shows at O’Sheas and Tropicana where his magic shows included tigers. Have no fear that tradition will continue at the Riviera.

 

Huge list of New Years Eve 2015 Parties in Las Vegas

Thursday, 11 December 2014 by Blog Category: Entertainment.

There are a lot of great performers in Las Vegas for New Year’s Eve but there are even more parties. We probably left some out but here’s a huge list of New Years Eve parties in Vegas. Heads up that all party prices are before tax and any added fees.

(Updated 12-12-2014 to include headliners)

 

Aria

ALIBI Lounge
Unforgettable NYE party w/ DJ Kid Conrad, A Champagne Toast with a Twist. 9pm – 4am
Price: VIP tables start at $640.50

Gold Boutique Nightclub and Lounge
NYE party w/ DJ Cobra The ultimate in electronic music. Open bar 9pm- midnight. Party til 4am
Price: Ladies $50, guys $75 & VIP tables available

The Deuce Lounge
NYE party w/live performance by Jeremy Cornwell & Friends. Party 9pm – 4am
Price: GA $55.00 & VIP tables available

 

Bally’s

Liaison
NYE 2015 presents 1947 – Birth year of Victor Drai with Dueling DJs Nick Ayler & Brynn Taylor playing Dance/Hiphop. Party 9pm-5am
Price: $50.00

 

Bellagio

Baccarat Bar
NYE 2014/15 w/performances
- Ray Glover – 2pm-6:15pm
-Larry Walker – 6:30pm-10:45pm
-Frank Salerno – 11pm-3am
Price: Free

Lily Bar & Lounge
NYE 2015 with Daniel Park   9pm – 4am
Partygoers may celebrate the most extravagant night of the year at Lily with local musical sensation Daniel Park performing live. Guests will enjoy a complimentary champagne toast at midnight complete with great music in Lily’s distinctive setting.
Price: Ladies $55, Guys $82.50, VIP Tables available

Petrossian Bar
NYE 2014/15 with performances
- Marta – 10am-2:45pm
- Norman Vito – 2:45pm-7:30pm
- David Osborne – 7:30pm-12:15am
- Whitney Phoenix – 12:15am-3am
Price: Free

The Bank Nightclub
New Year’s Eve 2015 with Trey Songz Live!  Champagne midnight toast, open bar 9pm-10pm  Party from 9pm – 4am
Price: $165.00 Guys & $55.00 Ladies, VIP tables available

 

Caesars Palace

Fizz Las Vegas
Sparkle in the New Year in style and gorgeous ambiance from Creative Director, David Furnish. Drink and dance includes 3-hour premium open bar, passed Hors D’oeuvres, and Champagne Midnight Toast. Party from 9p-4a.
Price: $125 per person, VIP Package’s from $500

Carmine’s at the Forum Shops
Carmine’s in the Forum Shops at Caesars will host a New Year’s celebration complete with live entertainment, Italian buffet, open bar and fireworks viewing.
Prices:
- $149, includes an open bar from 9p-1a, Carmine’s Italian buffet from 9:30p-11p. Dessert bar from 11p-1a. Guests will have access to the outdoor balcony for fireworks viewing.
- $249, includes a Strip fireworks viewing area, champagne toast at midnight, premium open bar from 9p-1a, dessert bar & Carmine’s VIP buffet with a carving station.

 

Cosmopolitan

Ice Arena
New Year’s Eve Ice Skating  Take in fantastic winter fun and ice skate away 2014! Price: $15 all day pass, $10 Nevada locals, $5 skate rentals.

Marquee Nightclub
NYE 2014/15 Party w/ Drake & DJ Politik from 9:00p-5a. Party includes 2-hour premium open bar from 9pm and 3-hours of passed around Hors D’Oeuvres, midnight champagne toast
Price: $100 ladies, $150.00 guys.

Lady Gaga & Tony Bennet

 

Cromwell

Iggy Azalea

 

Delano

MiX Lounge
NYE 2015 w/ DJ Clinton Sparks sets the evening vibe dancing into the New Year with the very best views of the fireworks on top of the amazing Las Vegas skies!  Doors at 9pm and open bar 12a-2a.
Price: $145.00 & w/open bar $195.00, tables available

 

Fremont Street Experience

Cover Bands  (A lot of cover bands)

 

Flamingo

Carlos N Charlies
Ring in the new year at Carlos’n Charlie’s with all you can drink open bar until close. (open bar liquors are limited) party from 10:00p-3a.
Price: $35.00

Margaritaville
Includes admission to main floor of Margaritaville for NYE Event, Open Bar from 9p-midnight (Call Brand Cocktails, Domestic & Import Beer, Wine & Soft Drinks), appetizers, live entertainment, champagne toast at midnight, and party favors.
Price: $150

 

Gold Coast

Nevada Ballroom
NYE Dance Party with Music by DJ Eddy. Party starts at 10pm and includes open bar, snacks, party favors and midnight champagne toast.
Price: $50.00 per person

 

Linq

The Roots

 

Mandalay Bay

1923 Bourbon & Burlesque
Party from 9:00pm – 2:00am with 4-hour open bar until 1am.
Price: $75.00, VIP tables available

Foundation Room
Release Your Inner DEITY NYE 2015  Fabulous firework views on the 63rd floor with dinner and lounge packages available.

Mizuya Lounge
Ring in the New Year with this inviting atmosphere featuring gold LED lighting, glittered bottles, balloons, giveaways and a Gold Grey Goose Portable Bar with a specialty menu. 5pm-3am Live entertainment with tableside bottle service available.

Maroon 5

 

MGM Grand

Justin Timberlake (Jan 1-2)

 

Mirage

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

 

Monte Carlo

Diablo’s Cantina
Be a part of the best outdoor party from Diablo Cantina’s balcony and dance the night away at the wildest New Year’s Eve blowout in Las Vegas. Offering the best view of The Strip, the Cantina at Monte Carlo will be the ultimate fiesta-like party atmosphere with DJ Dilemma behind the turntables upstairs and DJ Epic One spinning downstairs. Partygoers will ring in 2015 with a tequila toast at midnight.
Price: $50.00 per person

The Pub
Dance to the driving beats of House, Electric and Top 40 club mix. The evening’s entertainment will include a live band, DJ and dancers and includes open bar til 3am & midnight champagne toast.
Price: $90 per person +tax & fee with VIP tables available

 

New York-New York

Center Bar
All You Can Drink Champagne starts at 6 pm at Center Bar, Lobby Bar, The Chocolate Bar and Pour24 and goes until 4 am
Price: Wristbands are $40 per person.

Bridge Bash
NYE 2015   Times Square drops the ball and New York-New York drops the beat. Open to the public from 9 pm – 1am, guests will enjoy a live DJ, dancing, drinks, fireworks and all the legendary excitement of New Year’s Eve on the Las Vegas Strip.
Price: Free but guests must be 21 years of age or older.

Nine Fine Irishmen
Ri-Ra performs along with DJ party tunes and spectacular fireworks views on the Patio! Party from 9pm – 1am includes open bar with an available limited food menu.
Price: $175.00

 

Palazzo

Dal Toro
6th Annual Midnight in Venice New Years Eve 2014-15  Dance and drink away with a very special world renowned DJ spinning music all night long. 7pm-5am w/open 6-hour bar from 8pm Tickets $80.00 – $2000.00 +tax & fee

LAVO Nightclub
Music by DJ Khaled from 9pm to 4am.
Price: Men $75, Women $50.00

 

Palms

Moon Nightclub
Party with 4 Hour Premium Open Bar, entrance to both Moon & View Nightclubs from 9pm to 4am.
Price: $100.00 & $125.00.

Ghost Bar

 

Paris

Chateau Nightclub
Rooftop Party w/ 3 Hour Premium Open Bar includes access to all 3 Rooms and Champagne Toast at Midnight. Great view of fireworks show at midnight.
Price: $99.00

 

Planet Hollywood

Gallery Nightclub at Planet Hollywood
Come as you are or dress as your favorite movie star. Top DJs will keep the dance floor crowded and the party includes a 4 hour open bar from 9pm-1am.
Price: From $69

Koi Lounge
A Bottomless New Years Eve with open bar all night. Open 9:00pm to 5:00am. Admission: Guys: $75, Ladies $50

Britney Spears

 

SLS Las Vegas

The Sayers Club
The ultimate fireworks viewing experience on the Sayers patio includes open bar from 9PM – Midnight, Champagne toast at midnight, Access to LiFE Nightclub and Foxtail Nightclub after 12:30AM 9:00pm to 6:00am.
Price: Ladies $50, Guys $75

 

Stratosphere

Level 107 Lounge
The tower stands 1149 feet above Las Vegas and you’ll be dancing with the from the highest point in Las Vegas and toast in the New Year. Party includes 3-hour premium open bar, appetizers, Midnight Champagne Toast while watching the fireworks show.
Price: From $199.00 per person

Level 108
Hang with Playboy Playmate Claire Sinclair and start the night with 4 hours of premium brand bar and delicious food stations. DJ Mac spins dance tunes along with Go-Go dancers and performing artists.
Price: From $249.00

 

The Mirage

Rhumbar
Party with music by Rhumbar’s resident DJ and get a front row seat to the Las Vegas Strip firework show beginning at 9 pm.
Price: Unlimited bar packages include well drinks, wine and beer, party favors and a champagne toast at midnight, priced at $125 per person. The VIP package includes reserved patio seating, a choice of Moët & Chandon Imperial champagne or Belvedere Vodka, party favors and a champagne toast at midnight, priced at $250 per person.

Revolution Lounge
Love Me Do NYE 2015 Party includes 4 Hour Premium Open Bar, Complimentary Party Favor, Vegas’ Top 40 / Open Format DJ from 9p-3a.
Price: Singles $119.00, Couples $199.00.

 

The Orleans

Mardi Gras Ballroom
Ring in NYE 2015 featuring Disco Inferno 60′s & 70′s Dance Party Celebration with party favors, appetizers & open bar from 10pm
Price: $75 per person

Prime Rib Loft
NYE 2014 Celebration with DJ Dave “The Human Box includes gourmet meal, open bar, dancing, and midnight champagne toast beginning 7pm
Price: $100.00 per person.

 

Treasure Island

Gilley’s Las Vegas
Gilley’s NYE Hoedown includes 3 Hour Open Bar, live country rock band Austin Law, complimentary carty favors, $5 bull rides from 9pm to 3:am.
Price: Single $115

 

Tropicana

Cohiba Ballroom
New Year’s Eve Gala – Dress to impress in black tie or ball gowns for an evening complete with a gourmet epicurean-style dinner, a live band, open bar, dancing and party favors from 9pm-12:30am
Price: $300.00.

 

Venetian

Snoop Dogg

 

Westgate

Ballroom
Partygoers will enjoy live music by the Rat Pack inspired band, Night Shift, buffet-style dining, midnight balloon drop,champagne toast and party favors. Doors at 8pm
Price: $104.95 singles or 2-person tickets for $171.00.

 

 

Dining – New And Coming Soon In Vegas

Thursday, 04 December 2014 by Blog Category: Food.

The slowest time in Las Vegas is usually around the holiday season. In between Thanksgiving and Christmas hotels in Las Vegas are often much less than half full. Years ago I was told that capacity in the hotels was around 20% but that has to be higher with the increased number of visitors over the years. Since there aren’t as many visitors at this time of the year there’s a break in major news item happening. That’s not to say that nothing is happening in Las Vegas but a lot of the news is more forward looking. With that in mind let’s take a look forward to restaurants that will be opening soon or have recently opened in Las Vegas.

 

Restaurants are the most volatile businesses in Las Vegas. There’s always something new happening on the dining front. The Linq shopping promenade (mall) hasn’t been open a year yet but they’re already getting a couple of new restaurants. Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips will a small quick serve restaurant opening sometime next spring. Off The Strip, which will be a 24 hour diner style restaurant is said to be opening as soon as the end of the year.

 

Border Grill just opened its second location in Las Vegas inside the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. You may be familiar with Border Grill from its original Las Vegas location at Mandalay Bay. Restaurants inside casinos come and go but the original Border Grill location has flourished. The new location will bring the same great Mexican food and it’s infamous brunch. Pound for pound I’d say Border Grill offers the best value for brunch in Las Vegas. It’s great to have it available at a second location.

 

Next year Searsucker will be opening at Caesars Palace in the restaurant space formerly called Munchbar. This restaurant will serve a twist on classic American comfort foods. Searsucker restaurants already operate in Austin, TX, Del Mar, CA and San Diego, CA. The concept seems more appropriate for a space less than 8,000 square feet. You can find more information here.

 

Harrah’s recently opened Fulton Street Food Hall. This is a different take on a food court. Fulton Street Food Hall combines a food court with the function of a cafeteria but with a bar and a sit down restaurant. Early word is that the food is better than a traditional food court.

 

If you haven’t been out to Red Rock Resort in a while you may find a few new restaurants on your next visit. Lucille’s BBQ opened last year and that began their refreshment of dining options at the resort. Hearthstone Kitchen just opened with it’s hand crafted, artisanal, <buzz word> take on American dining. Mercadito opened a few weeks earlier and offers the same kind of high quality Mexican fare you’ll find in their Chicago location. A noodle bar will be opening sometime soon offering a variety of Asian dishes.

Restaurants are always coming and going in Las Vegas. Even if you visit Las Vegas a few times a year you’re bound to find something new.

Players Club – Maximize Your Rewards

Monday, 01 December 2014 by Blog Category: Gaming.

Players clubs have been a part of casino culture in Las Vegas for years. If you’re staying or playing in a hotel-casino you’ll often sign up for the players club to get discounts or possibly complementary items from the property. If you’re a casino hopper you might do this everywhere you spend money. Why not?

 

Players clubs in the past were more concerned with spending in the casino but that’s no longer the case. Players clubs have changed a lot in recent years. They’re still concerned with spending in the casino but have evolved include all of your spending with the property (or “properties” in the case of Caesars and MGM Resorts). Casino players clubs are still different but much more similar to loyalty clubs for traditional businesses. This hybrid makes players clubs more valuable than ever before.

 

Many casino players clubs will reward you for all spending during your trip from your room to meals to show tickets, etc. It’s easier to accumulate reward points and tier points than ever before and that’s necessary. Reward points are the points that you can use similar to dollars at casino businesses while the tier level is what allows you status. Both are important and valuable for your visits to Las Vegas.

 

Spending reward points is simple. You’ll just hand your players club card to the cashier or server and pay for the bill using the points. Sometimes you’ll be eligible for a discount just by being a players club member. You should check with the cashier or server since not all businesses treat players clubs the same. Earning reward points is similar, you’ll just hand your players club card over to the cashier and they’ll credit your players club account with the appropriate amount based on the purchase.

 

Earning tier points to climb to higher status levels in a players club will sometimes offer you greater discounts. For example, an entry level member may receive a 10% discount while a top level member received a 30% discount. That’s a fairly hefty difference and more casinos are opting to reward their biggest spender more than ever before.

 

This week Caesars Entertainment announced that they’re increasing their Las Vegas hotel resort fees to $25 for all of their properties. Resort fees are tacked on to your nightly hotel fee so this can add up each trip. Caesars used to waive resort fees for their Platinum players club members (2nd tier). Now you have to be a Diamond or Seven Stars players club member to receive this $25 per night discount. Does it make sense to spend money to reach Diamond just to save on resort fees? That’s not the only benefit but spending the money for higher status really matters on your goals.

 

The bottom line with players club cards is that you should always sign up and use your card. At bare minimum you should receive some form of discount just by being a member. As you spend more and earn higher status levels you’ll receive greater discounts. Players club discounts used to be $1 here and $1 there and seem inconsequential. That’s no longer the case as casino hotels look to reward their bigger spender more than ever. Players club discounts can reach upwards of $25 per day plus all of those little amounts. That’s not shabby at all.

 

Pro Tip: Concentrate your spending with players clubs that you want to earn higher status. Eating an extra meal or two at your base hotel may lead to higher status and greater discounts in the future.

 

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals 2014

Friday, 28 November 2014 by Blog Category: Everything Vegas.

It’s that time of year again when everyone including Las Vegas is advertising the lowest prices of the year.  Like anything else not every “deal” is a DEAL but we have found many hotels and shows actually do offer their best rates this week.  Below you will find the best Black Friday & Cyber Monday discounts available. We will also continue to update this page as new offers are found and old ones expire.

If you happen to find a discount that is not listed below feel free to add it to the comments section so that everyone can save!

 

Hotels:

Las Vegas Resorts:
Bally’s – 25% Off
Caesars Palace – 25% Off
The Cromwell – 10% Off
Flamingo – 25% Off
Harrah’s – 25% Off
The Linq – 25% Off
NOBU @ Caesars – 10% Off
Paris – 25% Off
Planet Hollywod – 25% Off
Rio – 25% Off
Bally’s – 25% Off

Atlantic City Resorts up to 35% Off. Other Caesars Entertainment Resorts up to 40% Off.

  • Palms – Black Friday -Cyber Monday Rates From $39/night
  • Tropicana – Cyber Monday Sale 40% Off + Tickets
  • Vdara – Cyber Monday 15% Off Hotel Rates – from $87/night
  • SLS Hotel & Casino – 50% OFF Hotel Rates – from $50/night

Packages:

  • Southwest Vacations – Cyber Week – Up to $200 Off!
    Eight days of incredible savings with Southwest Vacations. Book a flight + hotel vacation package to any destination we offer, and save up to $200 per reservation ($25 per night, up to eight nights) when using the promotion code SAVENOW200 at the time of booking.

Shows:

  • Jubilee – 50% Off Tickets – from $39/ticket
    Save up to 50% off for Director’s Choice, VIP & Celebrity seats with this Black Friday – Cyber Monday Offer. Must Enter Offer Code 20JUB before selecting your seats to apply the discounted rates.

 

  • Rock of Ages – 2 for 1 Tickets – from $54/ticket
    2 for 1 tickets for Black Friday – Cyber Monday to see Rock of Ages. Rates start at $54/ticket before taxes/fees. Must select number of seats desired. MUST ENTER Offer Code 241CYBER before selecting seats.

 

 

 

 
Attractions:

 

  
Rates listed above do not include taxes/fees and are subject to change. See individual promotion for redemption details.

Cool Vegas Holiday Season Activities 2014

Sunday, 23 November 2014 by Blog Category: Everything Vegas.

Experiencing the holidays in Las Vegas are unlike being anywhere else in the world. There’s nothing traditional about the holidays in Las Vegas and there’s always something a little off beat happening. The temperature might have something to do with it but beyond that Las Vegas is never really like any other city in America. There’s just always something different in the desert air. Here are some of the most popular ways to celebrate winter and the holiday season on and off the Vegas Strip.

 

Ice Skating

Las Vegas is in the desert and it rarely snows here. On the rare occasion it does snow the temperatures usually warm up enough above freezing to that the snow disappears quickly. Even though the temperatures are relatively warm Las Vegas offers some cold weather charm. From November 21 through January 4 The Cosmopolitan will offer ice skating – on real ice. Real ice is a big deal as The Venetian used to ice skating on synthetic ice. The synthetic ice rink won’t be opening this year. This year the Cosmo appears as though it will be the only hotel on the Vegas Strip to offer ice skating. There is a charge to skate at the Cosmo. You can find prices, hours and more information on the Cosmo website.

 

Las Vegas Thanks Veterans With Deals

Monday, 10 November 2014 by Blog Category: Everything Vegas.

Tuesday, November 11 is Veterans Day. Over the past few years Las Vegas has come to embrace the day for than most people could imagine. Many casinos and restaurants will be offering discounts and freebies to current and former military men and women. It’s a great gesture by these businesses to thank the people who protect and serve(d) this country.

If you are a military person or military family in Las Vegas during Veterans Day you’re in luck. There are a lot of opportunities to save money in a variety of locations. If you’re not a military person these discounts give you a good excuse to pay it forward and take care of a military family’s drinks, meal or show ticket to thank them for their service. Here are a list of just some places located inside casinos in Las Vegas where you’ll find Veterans Day discounts.

The Linq Hotel Is Open For Business

Monday, 03 November 2014 by Blog Category: Everything Vegas.

I’ve written about The Linq Hotel and its predecessor, The Quad, often this year (here and here) but that’s with good reason. Its inexpensive prices and center of the Vegas Strip location is great for anyone visiting Las Vegas. The property was previously called Imperial Palace and changed to The Quad a couple of years ago. Renovations of The Quad were done in a half mannered way. Much of the casino floor was renovated but the hotel rooms were still old and unappealing. Those $29 a day room rates could only keep people staying at The Quad for so long. Well, that changes as the property has reopened as The Linq Hotel this month.

The Linq Hotel has removed just about everything that you might remember from Imperial Palace. Some of the casino floor renovations from The Quad remain but just about everything on site has been renovated or rebranded as The Linq Hotel. The name coincides with the shopping promenade outside. This make The Linq a more simple destination. The Quad name wasn’t around long enough for many people to know that it existed. When you told people you were at The Quad, it was often followed by “The hotel at The Linq, ya know the place with the big ferris wheel.” Now the destination is a little more streamlined.

While The Linq Hotel, like all Las Vegas hotels, is meant to appeal to many but there is a growing core target of younger visitors to Las Vegas. The Linq Hotel is being positioned as a socially minded resort for the Las Vegas customer, who is seeking authentic and social entertainment experiences that cannot be found elsewhere. In less corporate speak the hotel is hitting all of the notes that millennial travelers seek in a hotel.

Skip the Taxi for a Rental – Do More for Less!

Thursday, 30 October 2014 by Blog Category: Everything Vegas.

Before moving to Las Vegas I used to stick to the Vegas Strip and Downtown Vegas. That’s really what I wanted when I visited Las Vegas. I never rented a car until deciding to move here. I drove away from the touristy areas for the first time on my last visit as a tourist. It wasn’t as much of a great experience as much as it was an eye opening experience. I saw Las Vegas as a town for the first time. It became more than just hotels and casinos that I came to love so much.

I always heard about how inexpensive things were off the Vegas Strip but I didn’t care. I just wanted to drop my bags somewhere and hit the casino. Now that I’m older and more experienced I realize that I missed a great opportunity to save money.

The car rental process in Las Vegas is more streamlined than most other airports around the country. There’s one shuttle for all of the car rental companies and one building for all of those companies. You can get to the rental car desk as quickly for a smaller rental company as you can if you use the most popular companies. The shuttle times at most airports differ based on the size of the company. This streamlined process levels the playing field in a way for the discount rental companies.

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