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St. Patrick's Day in Vegas

Erin Go Bragh! The luck of the Irish is always with you in Las Vegas, where you'll find St. Patrick's Day events at the end of every rainbow. Here are places to enjoy traditional fare, authentic brews, or just to hang out and make your friends green with envy:

Hennessey's Tavern

Craving some good ol' Irish grub? Head to Hennessey's Tavern on Fremont Street for a ramekin of shepherd's pie, an order of the pub's famous tavern fries and finish up with homemade Irish pudding. Afterward, head upstairs for live music in the world's largest pint glass! It's a St. Patrick's Day party waiting to happen!

There's plenty more to do while you're downtown. Check out the drink specials and giveaways at The D Las Vegas and Golden Gate while enjoying live music and more, and don't miss the Downtown St. Patrick's Day Pub Crawl from 2 p.m. to midnight on March 17. Main Street Station, the Fremont and California hotels also are hosting weekend pub crawls. 

Nine Fine Irishmen

If a traditional Irish bar setting is what you crave, Nine Fine Irishmen at New York-New York Hotel and Casino lives up to its name. This Victorian-style bar has two levels of outdoor patio seating with spectacular views of the Strip, sumptuous food, fine spirits, and live music nightly, and this weekend is celebrating with its annual Celtic Feis festival with entertainment all weekend.

Also on the south end of the Strip, you can enjoy a three-course prix fixe meal at Sundance Grill or an Irish-themed buffet inside the Silverton, while both Minus 5 Ice Bar locations (Mandalay Bay and Monte Carlo) are offering guests wearing green a free shot with entry on St. Patrick's Day.

At the South Point, choose from two Irish-themed menus. From 7-11 a.m., say "top o' the morning" with a Guinness Marinated Sirloin Steak, served with two eggs, Boxty potato cakes and Irish soda bread. From 11 a.m.-10 p.m., dine on O’Flaherty’s Split Pea Soup or dinner salad with traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage with broiled potatoes and carrots. 


Brendan's Irish Pub

Take a seat at Brendan's Irish Pub at The Orleans, fashioned after an authentic Irish pub, for a tall glass of your favorite beer on tap, or spring for an old-fashioned Irish whiskey. The Irish Rhythm of the Dance, a richly costumed production featuring a live band, three tenors and more than 20 step dancers performing traditional Irish tunes, will run throughout the resort during St. Patrick’s Day weekend.

Also off of the Strip, Hard Rock Hotel's bars will have Irish drink specials, while Mr. Lucky's Cafe will offer $3 green beer. From March 15-17, Pink Taco will feature complimentary green tortilla chips, $2 street tacos and more.

At the Palms, Ghostbar will host a St. Patrick's Day party with Shamrock Shakes, Irish Martinis and the Green Lady cocktails. Guests wearing green will receive complimentary admission.

Silver Sevens will offer drink specials all weekend and the Sterling Spoon Café will also feature a prix fixe three-course from 2 to 11 p.m.

Aliante will host a St. Patrick's Day party from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. on March 15 in its ETA Lounge, which includes a $16 Guinness beer bucket complete with complimentary T-shirt.


Grab your lucky charm and head over to the new O'Sheas on Las Vegas Boulevard by the Linq. They'll be hosting a block party March 15-17 from noon to midnight that will feel like a St. Patrick's Day parade on the Strip!

Nearby, Casa Fuente cigar lounge inside the Forum Shops at Caesars will offer all-day drink specials on March 17 and Trevi is celebrating the "luck of the Italians" with food & drink specials. And you'll find drink specials aplenty at Margaritaville in the Flamingo, the Rockhouse between The Venetian and The Palazzo and Rhumbar at The Mirage

At the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood, enjoy St. Patrick’s Day drink specials at PBR Rock Bar & Grill and Cabo Wabo Cantina

Ri Ra Las Vegas

Ri Ra is a must-see pub inside Mandalay Place - home to the GUINNESS Store featuring the largest collection of memorabilia and gifts outside of Ireland!

For more authentic Irish ambiance, check out the deals and atmosphere at Quinn’s Irish Pub at Green Valley Ranch, incliuding $5 pints of Irish beer on draft: Kilkenny, Smithwicks, Harp and Guinness. 

J.C. Wooloughan's Irish Pub inside JW Marriott will feature offer live entertainment March 14-17, capped by a "blowout" party March 17 with food and drink specials, beer pong and more. 

Vegas Weekend: Zac Brown, 3 Doors Down and Mamma Mia!

From country to rock and pop to production shows, you’ll find it all in Las Vegas this weekend, along with the biggest celebrities and hottest club scene. Here’s a rundown of what you’ll find this weekend:

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Take a trip downtown and check out the new Downtown Container Park. This family-friendly outdoor shopping, dining, and entertainment attraction is made completely of shipping containers stacked upon each other and is just blocks away from Fremont Street and Las Vegas Boulevard.

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14 ways to kick off 2014 in Las Vegas

Happy New Year! Here are 14 great ways to get your 2014 started in Las Vegas this weekend:
Garth Brooks
1. See a show you can only find in Las Vegas -- such as Garth Brooks performing at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas
Venetian ice rink
2. Lace up your skates at any of the outdoor ice rinks, including at The Venetian
Hugo's Cellar
3. Enjoy an intimate meal for two at Hugo's Cellar inside the Four Queens (also a great idea for Valentine's Day!)
4. Stroll through the Fremont East District (thanks to Sherri K. Simmons for the pic above) and check out the new Container Park.
5. Enjoy outdoor activities, such as hiking, zip lining, or taking a spin through Springs Preserve
6. Shop at any of Las Vegas' amazing venues (Forum Shops pic from Las Vegas Facebook fan Brandon Grass). Don't forget to redeem your shopping passport for great gifts and discounts!
7. Pamper yourself with a treatement at any of Las Vegas' luxury spas, including The Spa at Red Rock
8. Treat yourself! Check out the tasty treats at either Las Vegas Sugar Factory location, at Paris Las Vegas or Town Square. (thanks to the Sugar Factory Facebook page for the picture above)
9. Test your putting skills ... indoors, at KISS by Monster Mini Golf.
10. Catch the excitement of the pro football playoffs at a Las Vegas sports book.
11. Get your heart racing with a thrill ride at the Stratosphere.
12. Laugh it up at the new Beacher's Madhouse at MGM Grand
13. Explore new dining and shopping at the Linq at The Quad.
14. Pay a visit to the Lion Habitat Ranch
You'll always find great ideas on how to spend your Vegas weekend, plus find special offers on hotels and shows, at

Vegas Weekend: It’s all here, from Aaron Lewis to Jay-Z

No matter what genre of music you’re looking for on stage or in nightclubs, you’ll find it all in Las Vegas, from Aaron Lewis to Jay-Z.

Need some holiday spirit? Check out a classic performance of The Nutcracker at The Smith Center.

No place matches Las Vegas for New Year's Eve excitement! Say goodbye to 2013 in style in the city that knows a thing or two about throwing a party. Book your New Year's Eve trip here.

You'll always find the best concerts, comedy, celebrities and more in Las Vegas! Here’s who you can see when and where this weekend:

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Montgomery Gentry 

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Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington

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Top Chinese New Year celebrations in Vegas


There are plenty of ways to commemorate the Year of the Horse in Las Vegas! Here's a quick glance at some popular Chinese New Year's events in the Entertainment Capital of the World:

Lion Dances

1. Lion Dances: Yau Kung Moon will perform the traditional Chinese lion dances at Bellagio, ARIA and MGM Grand!

Yau Kung Moon, which translates to “Style of Flexible Power,” is considered one of the most-respected martial arts, dragon and lion dance organizations in the world.  It is a traditional Southern Shaolin Kung Fu system with more than 1,000 years of history.

Schedule and locations:

  • MGM Grand – Friday, Jan. 31 at 6 p.m. at the main lobby and through the casino
  • Bellagio – Saturday, Feb. 1 at 4:00 p.m. at the main porte cochere and through the casino
  • ARIA – Monday, Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the main porte cochere/valet and through the casino


CNY in the Desert

2. CNY in the Desert: Head downtown to the Fremont Street Experience from Feb. 7-9 and take part in events ranging from a Zumba world record attempt to an international vendor village, with a nightly concert series throughout the weekend.

Dragon Noodle Co.

3. Special menus: Dragon Noodle Co. and Sushi Bar inside the Monte Carlo is featuring a special Chinese New Year menu, with Gong Hei Fat Choy (braised dried oyster and blass moss with oyster sauce), Ha Ha Smile (Manila claim with black bean sauce), and Budda Delight (choice of: Chinese napa; bean thread; black funfus; black moss; snow peas and Chinese mushroom).

Bellagio Conservatory4. Festive displays: Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens ushers in the Chinese New Year with a spectacular new exhibit from January 11 through March 1. The magnificent centerpiece will be a fabricated three tier mountain featuring eight massive stallions - as the number eight represents good luck. The East Garden will feature an 18-foot-tall prosperous Chinese money tree flourishing with oversized gold-leafed coins. Nearby, six “lucky” children, each embellished in 1,800 flowers, bring life to the display as they play and dance near the Chinese-style pavilion. 

Live performances of traditional folk and pop music with authentic Chinese instruments including the erhu, ruan and pipa will take place on the serene stage in the South Garden from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m., daily, for the duration of the exhibit. The Conservatory’s design will be guided by the ancient practice of Feng Shui – the art of using surroundings to attract harmony, balance and positive life energy.

There are so many Chinese restaurants in Vegas to choose from for your holiday celebration – make your reservation in advance to ensure a great experience in Vegas.

Mane attraction: Take a horse-drawn sleigh ride at Gilcrease Orchard

Looking for the perfect and unique holiday experience in Las Vegas? Take a horse-drawn sleigh ride ... straight to Santa's workshop! DoubleTree Carriage Co. will take the reins and guide you on a memorable 20-minute carriage ride through historic Gilcrease Orchard

Whether you're looking for fun for the whole family or a cozy, intimate ride for a couple, the relaxing ride is sure to fill your group with holiday spirit. Get more information and book your sleigh ride here.

After your journey through the 60-acre orchard, you'll land at the "North Pole," where you can visit with St. Nick, and enjoy a few holiday treats, including delicious apple cider donuts.

Make sure to plan your ride soon, however ... the experience ends on Christmas Eve (Santa gets kind of busy that night, we hear). 

After the holidays, the Gilcrease Orchard will open again for fresh fruit and vegetable picking in February and stays open through Thanksgiving. Established in 1920, the non-profit orchard offers visitors and locals alike a chance to pick their own seasonal produce. For more on what's in season, check their website


Vegas Weekend: Beyoncé, Bentley, Bocelli and more take the stage

The Wranglers National Finals Rodeo kicks off this weekend, and with it, Las Vegas has lassoed some of the top names in country music, including Dierks Bentley, Clay Walker, Shania Twain, Gretchen Wilson and Wynonna.

Pop superstar Beyoncé also takes the stage in Las Vegas this weekend, and you’ll also find celebrity appearances and the world’s biggest spinmasters rocking the club scene. The details:


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It’s not often you get to see thousands of people in white beards and red suits running through downtown Las Vegas. This weekend, be sure to check out the Las Vegas Great Santa Run to benefit Opportunity Village.

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You're in charge this President's Day in Las Vegas!

We can't all be commander-in-chief ... but you'll feel like you're in charge when you spend Presidents Day Weekend in Las Vegas!

Let’s start small – penny slots. You can win big even when playing with just a penny in Vegas. Check out Penny Lane at Boyd Gaming properties (Orleans, Gold Coast, Suncoast, Sam’s Town, California, Fremont and Main Street Station) -- where you can earn more bonuses, more often! Don’t take our word for it – hear what Lincoln has to say:

Then, rent a stretch "Lincoln" limo and cruise the Strip before heading to Sugar Factory American Brasserie for some goodies. With locations at Paris Las Vegas and the new sweet spot at Town Square, you'll find plenty of tasty treats. May we suggest a handful of jelly beans? Ronald Reagan would be proud!

Once you're stocked up on sweet treats, head to The Range 702 in honor of our 2nd amendment supporters, such as George Bush. You'll find products for the sportsman, the history buff, the gamer and even the first-time shooter. Visitors to The Range 702 can shoot automatic and semi-automatic weapons, handguns and specialty equipment. 

By now you've probably worked up an appetite - head west to Bonnie Springs Ranch restaurant in Red Rock Canyon where the cinematic bar is decorated with thousands of one-dollar bills from customers all around the world. Be sure to sign and date your George Washington before hanging it on the ceiling where it will stay for at least a full term.

Speaking of dollar bills, use them wisely during Presidents Day Weekend by checking out all the free shows in Vegas that will keep you from pulling presidents from your wallet! 

If you're willing to throw down a few Andrew Jacksons, check out Downtown Gordie Brown - the talented entertainer impersonates President Bill Clinton, among others, in his act at the Golden Nugget. Regardless of which party you support come election time, presidential parodies always make for a great laugh!

No "presidential"-themed visit to Vegas would be complete without taking the Hoover Dam Top to Bottom Tour. It offers an in-depth look at this engineering wonder of the world located just outside Las Vegas as well as a peaceful ride down the Colorado River.

You'll run a great weekend campaign here in Vegas - and there's always room for a second term, so come on back (but don't wait 4 years please). Book your trip at and spend Presidents Day weekend in the Entertainment Capital of the World - it's a landslide victory!

Share a romantic Valentine's Day meal in Las Vegas!

Las Vegas is always fun for everyone, but sometimes, you just want it to be special for two -- get cozy this Valentine's Day Weekend and share an intimate meal with your special someone.

Say it with a rose! Experience exquisite service in a hidden romantic setting at Hugo's Cellar at the Four Queens, where every lady is presented with a red rose when they arrive. If you prefer a higher level of dining, check out Binion’s Ranch Steakhouse atop Binion’s Casino. Every seat in this romantic gem offers a mix of old school charm with a view of the new Downtown skyline.

Don't just feel like you're on Top of the World -- eat there, too, at the restaurant more than 800 feet above the city at Stratosphere Tower. See unparalleled views of Las Vegas as this one-of-a-kind restaurant revolves 360 degrees in one hour and 20 minutes.

For more inspiring views, dine at Alize at the top of the Palms' Ivory Tower, overlooking the Las Vegas Strip while you enjoy world-class cuisine or watch the magnificent Fountains of Bellagio as you savor award-winning cuisine across the street at the charming Strip-side French Bistro, Mon Ami Gabi at Paris Las Vegas.

For the finest in Italian cuisine with a spectacular city view, reserve a table for two at Scarpetta at The Cosmopolitan or enjoy seasonal dishes and progressive American cuisine at Aureole inside Mandalay Bay.

After the perfect meal, cap off your Valentine's Day celebrating with an intimate gondola ride through the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian and The Palazzo.

There are plenty of other great deals all weekend in Vegas! Visit Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat inside The Mirage Feb. 14-16 and take advantage of a special Valentine’s Day package, which includes interaction with bottlenose dolphins.

Lovebirds can take flight at JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa with the Valentine’s Day Spa Couple’s Package. The hotel package features a deluxe guestroom, red rose turndown, Champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries.

Looking to tie the knot? (It's happened more than a few times in Vegas on Valentine's Day, you know). Wynn Las Vegas is offering the Eternally Yours Valentine’s Day Wedding Ceremony Package, which includes everything from a professional photo session to a Champagne toast to commemorate the special day. Caesars Palace is also offering special perks to couples who book a Roman Wedding Package.

When it comes to romantic dining options, Las Vegas has everything you need. And since Valentine's Day falls on a Friday this year, surprise your significant other with a romantic weekend getaway to Vegas! Book your trip and make your reservation today at

10 ways to stuff your Thanksgiving weekend with some Vegas fun

Don't slave over the stove this Thanksgiving -- let Vegas serve up a heaping helping of fun all weekend long! Here are 10 things to be thankful that you can do in Vegas this weekend:

Twin Creeks1. FEAST. Hey, it is Thanksgiving, and many Las Vegas restaurants have special holiday menus to satisfy any appetite. Here are a few deals to chew on:

  • Twin Creeks Steakhouse at Silverton is offering a special three-course menu including Smoked Duck Breast Salad or Roasted Butternut Squash Soup; Free Range Roasted Turkey with a foie gras stuffing, sage giblet gravy, pureed Yukon gold potatoes, haricot verts, yams and cranberry pear relish; Pumpkin Cheesecake or a Linzer Torte for dessert.
  • The D Grill downtown inside the D Las Vegas features a full holiday spread with herb-roasted turkey and classic accompaniments including house-made garlic rolls, creamy buttermilk-whipped potatoes, flavorful sage bread dressing and green beans almandine. Pan gravy and fresh cranberry sauce complete the spread, and a dessert choice of pumpkin pie with pecan caramel glaze or apple pie topped with fresh whipped cream end the meal on a sweet note.
  • All three Hash House A Go Go locations -- the Quad, the Plaza and the M Resort -- have special Thanksgiving offerings to choose from: Pumpkin Bisque with sea salt toasted almonds; HH Wedge Salad with hardwood smoked bacon and blue cheese; Roasted Turkey Breast with homemade mashed potatoes, rosemary gravy, old school dressing, carrots, baby green beans and cranberry sauce; Stuffed Turkey Meatloaf with griddled mozzarella, grilled onions, spinach, charred tomato and griddled mashed potatoes topped with BBQ cream; Linguini Pasta in Pumpkin Cream with Grilled Big O’ Shrimp, asparagus and roasted pumpkin seeds; and for dessert, Homemade Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Vanilla Ice Cream.

2. FOOTBALL. There's plenty of it on Thanksgiving and throughout the weekend, and you'll have the best seat in the house at any of Vegas' spacious sports books or venues such as Lagasse's Stadium at The Palazzo or the Ainsworth at the Hard Rock.

3. NAP TIME: After a huge Thanksgiving feast, sometimes, hey, we all need a little nap. Fortunately, Las Vegas' hotel accommodations are second to none. 

4. AFTER-DINNER DRINKS: Try any of the hand-crafted delights on the cocktail menu at The Chandelier inside The Cosmopolitan or the brand-new Fizz Champagne Lounge at Caesars Palace.

XS5. WORKING OFF THAT BIG MEAL: Get your dance on at any of Las Vegas' signature nightclubs, such as XS at Encore Las Vegas, where Chris Lake spins Friday night and Sultan & Ned Shepard perform on Saturday.

6. SHOPPING ON BLACK FRIDAY: You'll find something for everyone on your holiday list, and on Black Friday, you're sure to find great deals at Las Vegas Premiums Outlets locations downtown and on the south end of the Las Vegas Strip. 

7. REJUVENATE: Give yourself a holiday gift, too, with a little pampering. Enjoy a Traditional Turkish Hammam treatment at the Drift Spa at Palms Place.

8. SHOWTIME: There's a reason Las Vegas is called The Entertainment Capital of the World. Check out the comedy, concert and production show lineup for this weekend!

9. SEEK YOUR THRILLS: Get your heart pumping and take on the Stratosphere Tower Thrill Rides. You'll be thankful for the controlled atmosphere while you plummet from 800 feet with SkyJump.

10. GET INTO THE SEASON: Check out some of Las Vegas' festive holiday displays, such as the Ethel M Chocolates and Cactus GardenGlittering Lights at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the Conservatory at the Bellagio and the Waterfall, Atrium & Gardens at The Palazzo, which feature hand-designed snowflakes suspended midair in the three-floor-high atrium. 

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