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Vegas Weekend: Daniel Tosh, Sheena Easton and more!

It's the weekend, which means the biggest names is music, comedy, celebrities and more are descending on Las Vegas. Check out who's in town this weekend below, or scroll through our full weekend lineup.

Frankie Moreno

Friday, March 27




Daniel Tosh

Saturday, March 28





Not your typical dining experience. http://bit.ly/1EJNJUcPic by Al Powers

Posted by Visit Las Vegas on Monday, March 23, 2015

Sunday, March 29




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5 Ways to Experience Las Vegas through Food and Drink

Expedia Viewfinder and LasVegas.com partnered up to highlight ways to get the full Sin City experience with a culinary vacation.

With Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit food festival coming up on the horizon in April, we’re salivating just thinking of the culinary bang that will take place on The Strip. To keep our taste buds satisfied until the gourmet event, we wanted to get a taste of Las Vegas. Our team at Expedia Viewfinder joined forces with LasVegas.com to showcase the best ways to eat and drink your way through Sin City:

Ridiculous Extravagance

As a recipient of the Chef of the Century Award, Joël Robuchon is considered royalty in the world of French cuisine. His namesake restaurant, Joël Robuchon, in the MGM Grand is the first and only Vegas eatery to earn three Michelin stars. With just 12 tables, the upscale restaurant presents the height of exclusivity. While dining a la carte is possible, true culinary enthusiasts dive into the Prix Fixe Menu. This gourmet collection includes to-die-for courses that range from a lobster dish to a mascarpone masterpiece.


Las Vegas is all about the buffet scene. We’re not talking cafeteria-style eateries with slops of mashed potatoes and gravy, but rather high-end restaurants with endless gourmet cuisine. The Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace is a feast for your eyes and stomach as it serves up more than 500 dishes. Make yourself comfortable in one of the three elegant dining rooms before taking a culinary tour of the global fare, from the made-to-order Japanese sushi to the Italian samplings. Pile up your plate, and don’t miss out on the exquisite red velvet pancakes and the divine oak-grilled lamb chops.

Enticing Entertainment

For those looking for a spin on the ordinary nightlife scene, enter Rose. Rabbit. Lie. at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, and experience the Modern Supper Club. This show seamlessly combines a restaurant and club ambience with live entertainment, where anything can happen and anything goes. Visitors are invited to come in and dine or grab a drink at the bar, and then watch as the magic naturally unfolds. Every night is different, so expect the unexpected at this alternative venue.

Extreme Cuisine

When it comes to dining in captivating Las Vegas, the menu should be as alluring as the city itself. Bazaar Meat by José Andrés at SLS Las Vegas will certainly do the trick when visitors are looking for extraordinary cuisine. Caviar flights, suckling pig crispy skin, and s'mores foie gras are just a few of the decadent treats offered. With menu categories like “More Than Meats the Eye” and “Meat from the Sea,” diners can prep their palates for protein overload at this unrivaled steakhouse.


Heightened Nightlife

Hakkasan Las Vegas is a five-story restaurant and night club where the choice is yours. The first floor boasts the main dining room, where guests can eat in an intimate space among strategically placed woodwork, while the second floor is reserved as the Private Dining Room. This secluded area overlooks the first floor and includes a private lounge with plush chairs that evoke a VIP-worthy ambience. Floors three through five are devoted to the club scene: Ling Ling Lounge, Ling Ling Club, Pavilion, Main Room, and Mezzanine. Each of these hot spots embody Hakkasan’s signature charm, but they’re all unique in that they create different vibes, with trendy cocktail lounges, energetic dance floors, lush garden bars, and more.

From decadent fare whipped up by celebrity chefs to five-story clubs and restaurants, Las Vegas pairs extraordinary food and drinks with out-of-this-world entertainment. When you’re hungry for a good time, plan a trip to Vegas and don’t forget your appetite.

Want to see more of what you can do on your next trip to Las Vegas? Check out the Expedia Viewfinder Image Library for more images of what Vegas has to offer.

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Grab your swimwear ... Vegas pool season is here!

Pool season is here, so grab your hottest swimwear and experience poolside parties, concerts and luxury like you won't find anywhere on Earth.

TAO Beach


It starts with incredible pool parties hosted by some of the world’s best DJs spinning in the sun all day long. Catch some tunes and tans at Wet Republic at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Liquid Day Club & Lounge at ARIA Resort & Casino and Tao Beach (above) at The Venetian Las Vegas.

Taking its famed nightlife headliners outside, Marquee Dayclub at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas offers three-story bungalow lofts, poolside cabanas with infinity pools and a massive party deck. In Downtown Las Vegas, high above the award-winning Tank pool at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino, guests can relax with signature cocktails while mingling with friends and family in a luxurious private cabana or daybed.

Foxtail Pool Club

Looking for an all-new pool experience? The Foxtail Pool Club at SLS Las Vegas features 26 cabanas and 31 daybeds and blends sophistication with a real party atmosphere. Do you prefer your daytime fun at night? XS, the sophisticated nightclub within Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, combines the alluring elements of daylife parties with the energy of the nightlife scene at Night Swim. Guests are encouraged to shed their evening attire and don their best swimwear while taking a dip in the pool and dancing under the stars at the Sunday after-dark soiree. No matter where you go, each Las Vegas pool offers a slightly different experience, though all will offer an electric dance music line-up and lush, refreshing surroundings.

Palms Pool

Several resort pools also have popular themed parties throughout the summer. Touted as the original dayclub in Las Vegas, REHAB at Hard Rock Hotel on Sundays continue to be one of the hottest summer parties on the Strip, with chic cabanas, lively music and gorgeous people. Palms Pool (above) at Palms Casino Resort is heating things up with the return of Las Vegas’ ultimate pool party, Ditch Fridays. 

Looking to relax and catch some rays in a more tranquil atmosphere? Get treated like a deity at the Caesars Palace Garden of the Gods Oasis. You'll love the spacious, luxurious and stately collection of exclusive pools, decadent cabanas and palatial sunbathing spots. The Bacchus pool overlooks the expanded Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis, boasting imperial views of the  Jupiter and Apollo pools and upscale amenities by attentive cabanas servers.

Mandalay Beach

     Or if you're just looking to sink your toes in the sand – real sand, as in 2,700 tons of it – head to Mandalay Beach. This lush, 11-acre tropical water environment is comprised of a sand-and-surf beach, lazy river ride, four pools and a jogging track, provides a remarkable recreation and relaxation experience. The wave pool is capable of waves up to six feet.

     Stay cool all summer long with a Las Vegas pool experience you'll never forget! 

Chris Brown, Tim Allen, NASCAR Weekend and more!

Get your engine running this weekend with the excitement of NASCAR coupled with the concerts, comedy, celebrities and club scene that only Vegas can deliver, and you're sure to end up in the winner's circle. Check out who's in town this weekend below, or scroll through our full weekend lineup.

NASCAR Weekend

Friday, March 6




Chris Brown with Trey Songz ft. Tyga

Saturday, March 7





Sunday, March 8




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Vegas Weekend: Rascal Flatts, Pentatonix, Wayne Brady and more

It's the weekend, which means the biggest names is music, comedy, celebrities and more are descending on Las Vegas. Check out who's in town this weekend below, or scroll through our full weekend lineup.

Rascal Flatts

Friday, Feb. 27




Saturday, Feb. 28




Sunday, March 1



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Las Vegas will satisfy your appetite for the ultimate culinary experience

If you have an appetite for mouthwatering meals with breathtaking views, Las Vegas is ready to serve up a dining experience like you've never had before.

Carson Kitchen

Head downtown and dine on the rooftop patio at Carson Kitchen, featuring the signature tastes of chef Kerry Simon. the California Noodle House at the California hotel features the best in Asian Fusion cuisine.

The world's top celebrity chefs have got things cookin' in Las Vegas, with several new restaurant experiences just waiting for you to enjoy. Michael Mina's new Bardot Brasserie at ARIA pays homage to the café culture of Paris. Also on the Las Vegas Strip, the Yardbird Southern Table & Bar at The Venetian is home to farm-fresh ingredients, classic Southern cooking, culture and hospitality.

Vegas Uncork'd

If you're a true foodie, be sure to grab your seat at the table for the ultimate culinary experience, Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit, April 23–26.

Vegas Uncork'd is your chance to rub elbows with the world's most celebrated chefs, sommeliers and mixologists, as well as sample gourmet cuisine at special events hosted by true industry giants. There's something for every appetite with events at Bellagio, Aria and MGM Grand as well as the Grand Tasting at Caesars Palace, featuring Gordon Ramsay, Giada De Laurentiis, Susan Fenniger, Mary Sue Milliken and more than 50 of the world's top chefs serving samplings from their Las Vegas restaurants.

Plan your next trip to Las Vegas today and enjoy delicious meals and intimate dining experiences you won't find anywhere else!

Vegas Weekend: Billy Idol, LeAnn Rimes, Bob Seger and more

It's the weekend, which means the biggest names is music, comedy, celebrities and more are descending on Las Vegas. Check out who's in town this weekend below, or scroll through our full weekend lineup.

Ray Romano

Friday, Feb. 20



Billy Idol

Saturday, Feb. 21




Sunday, Feb. 22



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Las Vegas is your home for tournament hoop heaven

You've got your brackets ready. Now it's time to pick the one sure winner - head to Las Vegas to watch every buzzer beater all tournament long!

Head downtown to the Fremont Street Experience for the 6th annual Downtown Hoopstown. Enjoy nightly entertainment by the Hardwood Hotties, the world's largest tournament bracket, fan shoot-outs and hoop-themed Viva Vision productions. While you're there, give the High Hoops Zone your best shot.

D Las Vegas

During the opening weekend, the D Las Vegas' 12th floor ballroom will transform into the hottest venue to catch every game. These viewing parties, free and open-to-the-public, will feature every game broadcast on jumbo-screen TVs, game day fare, including hot-off-the-grill American Coney Dogs, and a full-service bar stocked with specially priced drinks. You'll also find free viewing parties at the Fremont and California hotels downtown. 

Westgate Superbook

Almost every resort is hosting viewing parties for all of the opening-weekend tournament games. The Westgate theater becomes Hoops Central with seating for more than 1,500 and Treasure Island is converting its ballroom into an all-day hoops haven. The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel will offer slam-dunk views of each action-packed game during its opening weekend viewing parties, with bottomless Bud Light drafts.

At Caesars Palace, enjoy the "Hoops on the Strip" party featuring 5 for $30 Beer Buckets of Miller Lite or Coors Light along with numerous other drink specials. On March 21 at the outdoor Spanish Steps, you can even challenge Basketball Hall-of-Famers Moses Malone and Gary Payton to a game of HORSE.

Hungry for more? Check out Holstein’s at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, where you'll try to bust The Bracket Burger. The 8 oz dry-aged beef patty is topped with American cheese, a fried egg, firecracker onions, lettuce, tomato, avocado, spicy mustard and BBQ sauce, and is served with a choice of shoestring or steak fries.  

Lagasse's Stadium

You'll feel like you're courtside at multiple venues inside The Venetian/The Palazzo, including The Bourbon Room, the Rockhouse, B&B Burger & Beer and Lagasse's Stadium, where they're serving up some tournament-only specials such as Tomahawk Bone-In 32 oz. Ribeye with Mashed Potatoes with a surf 'n' turf option that includes Grilled Shrimp with Garlic Herb Butter. 

PBR Rock Bar inside the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood is a slam dunk with all-day open bar options and an amazing 105-screen sports viewing experience. Also in the Miracle Mile, Blondie's Sports Bar and Grill and Cabo Wabo Cantina will have drink specials and premium viewing options throughout the tournament.

Looking to sweeten up your experience? Head over to Sprinkles cupcakes at the LINQ and order customize cupcake message boxes with stickers, player/coach names, etc., from your favorite basketball team.

Catch every big shot throughout the college postseason in Las Vegas!




Vegas Weekend: From concerts to comedy to clubs, it's all here

No place compares to Las Vegas on the weekend, with concerts, comedy, celebrities and club performances. Check out who's in town this weekend below, or scroll through our full weekend lineup.

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Fore! Great golf is par for the course in Las Vegas

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It’s not surprising that Las Vegas, a vacation destination known for its sunny weather and recreation, would boast more than 50 golf courses — some of them among America’s most praised. But visitors might be more surprised by how easy it can be to access these plush greens. Here’s a look at a few of the many courses to consider, and tips for how to get in on the golf action.

Where to go

Golf in Las Vegas isn’t about dropping greens into the middle of the desert. Courses tend to be carefully crafted to take advantage of their sites. With the top courses setting a high bar for quality, it would be hard to find one that wasn’t worth recommending. Many are open to the public and cater to golfers of varying abilities and goals, and all are open year-round.

Rio Secco

Rio Secco Golf Club takes advantage of its location in the shadows of the Black Mountain Range southeast of town. Its varied terrain of desert, plateau, and canyon keeps the golf interesting and the views ever-changing. Although the Rees Jones design can be a tough course of up to 7,400 yards, it also offers flexibility with lots of teeing options.

Greens at Desert Pines Golf Club, northeast of the Strip and not far from Downtown Las Vegas, is modeled after Augusta, which means you might find yourself forgetting where you really are as you watch your ball soar above pine trees or land on bent grass. The course is also designed to mix fun and competition, with generous fairways, creative bunkers and challenging greens. 

Royal Links gives visitors a taste of golf’s roots from the other side of the Atlantic. Its 18 holes are modeled after British Open courses, including Carnoustie and the Old Course at St. Andrews. A call box at the ninth tee lets golfers order a mid-round snack delivered to the course. 

According to the folks at Rhodes Ranch, course designer Ted Robinson once said these were the best par-3s he ever designed. The course, nestled at the base of the Spring Mountains, plays off its location with lots of water features and rolling fairways. “No matter how good or bad you are, you’ll have fun there,” one local recently noted.

Bali Hai

With its entrance next to the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign on the south end of Las Vegas Boulevard, Bali Hai Golf Club is the only course with frontage on the Las Vegas Strip. It has a South Pacific vibe with more than 100,000 tropical plants and volcanic rock incorporated into the par-72 design. The course was designed to grow more challenging the further players get into the round, making them comfortable and then offering up new surprises.

For a taste of “old Vegas,” head to the city’s oldest course, Las Vegas Golf Club, established way back in 1938. Right outside Downtown Las Vegas, it’s a forgiving blend of challenging bunkers, traditional greens, and wide fairways. The mature cottonwood and pine trees add to both the forest-like atmosphere and the relaxing vibe. You can imagine the city’s early movers and shakers talking business in this exact spot, which also made a memorable appearance in the movie “Casino.”

Head west

Summerlin, a golf-centric planned community west of Downtown and not far from the foothills of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, is home to some of the valley’s best courses.

TPC Las Vegas

TPC (Tournament Players Club) Las Vegas is widely known as one of the must-do courses in town. That’s partly because of the quality of the play on this par 72, 7,080-yard layout and partly because here, golfers can “play where the pros play.” Views of Red Rock Canyon’s soaring crimson cliffs on one side and the glittering Las Vegas skyline on the other are also hard to beat. Golfers will likely see birds among the trees as TPC is a recognized Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary.

A 36-hole Arnold Palmer design, Angel Park Golf Club is divided into the tropical-themed par-70 Palm Course and the modern par-71 Mountain Course. Plus, Angel Park throws in the 12-hole Cloud Nine Short Course and a nine-hole putting course just for fun. It’s also got a 3,000-square-foot putting green, a practice chipping area and an event lawn, all lighted in the evening. At 3,000 feet, it sits above the valley with views all around.

The 18-hole Arnold Palmer-designed Arroyo Golf Club is part of Red Rock Country Club but open to the public. It’s known for challenging play and rugged scenery as well as great views of Vegas (especially at hole seven). It’s also easy to combine an outing at Siena with its sister course, the 18-hole Siena Golf Club, a serene oasis at the foot of the Spring Mountains. (Siena is also home to Las Vegas’s Foot Golf course — think soccer-golf mash-up.)

Golf Summerlin has three public courses: par-60 Eagle Crest, par-72 Highland Falls, and Palm Valley, each with its own challenges and views. The courses are home to family-friendly tournaments and events like the upcoming GlowBall Night Golf on Oct. 11 benefiting Three Square Food Bank. 

Tee-time tips

One option for satisfying a golf fix: Attend a tournament. Some visitors come to Las Vegas just for tournaments, but it’s also possible to buy tickets at the last minute. TPC Las Vegas’s sister course, TPC Summerlin, will host the 2014 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, part of the FedEx Cup series. Tickets start at $26.50. 

The Wendy’s 3-Tour Challenge comes to Rio Secco Nov. 11-12, pitting PGA, LPGA, and Champions Tour players against each other in a charity tournament raising money for adoption services. The Southern Nevada Golf Association has its own series of amateur tournaments. 

Your hotel or resort can facilitate rounds on regional courses. Check the property’s website for golf packages, or call to ask about help with a tee time. Many of the city’s casinos, resorts, and hotels have connections with golf courses and concierges will often set up tee times for you. Some will also arrange transportation to and from a course.


For example, Caesars Entertainment owns Rio Secco and its high-end sister property, Cascata. While anyone can play the courses, Caesars properties offer golf concierge services and transportation for guests. The luxurious Shadow Creek is only for high rollers, the rich and famous and select MGM Resorts guests, who have their own limousines and caddies for the day’s outing. 

JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort offers golf packages with TPC Las Vegas. The Venetian offers packages for Greens at Desert Pines Golf Club, and these are just two examples. Golf courses also often team up with other Vegas entities to offer special deals combining golf with, say, a helicopter tour or bachelor party package.

Most courses make it easy to reserve a tee time online. Consider golfing in the evening — some courses, including Angel Park Golf Club and the nine-hole Callaway Golf Center near the Strip — are lighted when the sun starts to go down. Final points: Be sure to stay hydrated, and, of course, always tip the drink attendant. 

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