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Las Vegas is often thought of as a city of excess, but that excess also allows for plenty of options - which makes it the perfect place to help you stay on track with your New Year's resolutions.
Face your fears: The freefall Skyjump at the Stratosphere is a great attraction both for thrill-seekers and for acrophobics looking to face their fears. To enjoy the ride, you simply jump off the 108th floor of the tower and land at the resort's second level - in a controlled freefall using a descender machine and cable, of course. If you like roller-coasters, take on the Desperado at Buffalo Bill's in nearby Primm, one of the world's tallest and fastest coasters.
Eat Healthier: The Canyon Ranch Grill at the Canyon Ranch Spa Club in The Venetian serves fresh, healthy gourmet options from a Warm Roasted Vegetable Salad to a vegetarian Southwest Black Bean Chili for lunch or a breakfast of Whole-Wheat Fresh Berry Pancakes or a "Healthy Elvis" grilled peanut butter and banana sandwich. Hearty sandwiches and healthy salads are also in abundance at Cafe du Parc inside Paris Las Vegas.
Get some exercise: Minutes from the Las Vegas Strip on the West side of town you'll find the spectacular cliffs of Red Rock Canyon. The national recreation area boasts 13 miles of ruby red rock formations, rolling hills and winding roads. Hiking trails of varying difficulty lead to Ice Box Canyon, La Madre Springs, Keystone Thrust or Turtlehead Peak. For year-round fun including hiking, camping, and picnicking as well as amazing scenery, head up to Mount Charleston Recreation Area, where the peak reaches 11,900 feet!
Get your culture on: The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is the home of the Las Vegas Philharmonic and the Nevada Ballet Theater. Its lineup of Broadway shows in
2013 includes West Side Story, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Anything Goes and Shrek the Musical. The center also houses a more intimate cabaret theater for Jazz and small concerts. Enjoy a celebration of art and music every month downtown during First Friday, where you'll find painting, ceramics, mixed media, photography, jewelry, textile arts and sculptures from more than 100 artists.
Learn something: Las Vegas is home to a variety of museums that are uniquely Nevadan. The Neon
Museum is home to more than 150 neon signs dating back to the 1930s. Housed in a former federal courthouse and U.S. Post Office building, the Mob Museum, officially the National Museum of Organized Crime & Law Enforcement, includes high-tech theater presentations, iconic one-of-a-kind artifacts. The National Atomic Testing Museum provides multiple viewpoints on the work conducted at the Nevada Test Site known as Area 51 and its impact on the
Some of the biggest names in music will converge on Las Vegas for a weeklong celebration of Latin recording artists, culture and more leading up to the 13th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards at Mandalay Bay on Nov. 15.
Several Las Vegas restaurants are offering special deals all week long. Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse features flavors from Southern Brazil prepared "The Gaucho Way," with meats roasted over pits of open fire for delicious barbecues. From Nov. 12 - 18, you can complement any meal with a bottle of Fogo wine for only $13.
Then you'll be ready for a signature Las Vegas show. Latin guitar legend Santana takes the stage at the House of Blues on Nov. 7, 9 - 11, 13 and 15 - 17. Spend an
intimate evening listening to the greatest hits from this true musical icon.
There's some fabulous free entertainment all week long as well, including the Claudine Castro Band performing two free shows - on Nov. 12 at Eastside Cannery and as part of Latin Night on Nov. 18 at The Palms. For some traditional Mexican rancheras-style music, catch Paquita la del Barrio at Buffalo Bill's Star of the Desert Arena in nearby Primm.
Las Vegas nightclubs will be sizzling, too, with several special Latin-themed nights throughout the week at Club Tequila inside Fiesta Rancho resort and don't miss Caliente Noche Latina Nights on Nov. 18 at Aliante Station, featuring salsa, reggaeton and merengue dancing!
Celebrate Latin music and culture all week long during Latin GRAMMY Week in Las Vegas!
If you're a little too old to go door-to-door in costume asking for candy this Halloween, don't worry - Las Vegas has plenty of adult "treats" awaiting you during Howl-O-Weekend.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with a bevy of tasty desserts - the famed junk food platter at Simon Restaurant and Lounge inside Palms Place features the celebrity chef's miniature takes on cupcakes, snowballs and krispy treats, and caramel popcorn, tiny sundaes, milkshakes and cotton candy. You can also get yummy gourmet chocolates at Ethel M Chocolates and indulge in savory desserts at Jean Philippe Patisserie inside ARIA and Bellagio, as well as the Sugar Factory at Paris Las Vegas.
But there's much more to Howl-O-Weekend in Vegas than tasty treats. How about a little eye candy? Catch the seductive sensuousness of Fantasy at Luxor or enjoy the buff beefcakes of Thunder From Down Under at Excalibur. Then, join in on any of the sexy Halloween costume parties at Vegas nightclubs.
Prefer some good ol' Halloween scares? Have no fear - Eli Roth's Goretorium is one of Las Vegas' newest happy haunts. Other Howl-O-Weekend experiences include Oktober FrightFest downtown at the Fremont Street Experience, Will You Make It Out Alive at Madame Tussauds "After Dark?" inside The Venetian and more. This Halloween, treat yourself to a great time in Las Vegas!
Head for Las Vegas this weekend for some amazing nightlife, and don't stop until you've heard Foster the People perform a DJ set at 1 OAK. Help Ginuwine blow out birthday candles at LAX and cap the weekend with Bingo Players at XS. There's plenty more to see this weekend, too, including:
Friday, Oct. 12
Saturday, Oct. 13
Sunday, Oct. 14
If you love the lounge scene, Las Vegas has numerous venues that are ideal for enjoying a cocktail and great entertainment. Grab a private booth at Ovation Lounge inside Green Valley Ranch or slide downtown and check out Vanguard Lounge or the Downtown Cocktail Lounge! While you're downtown, see Bret Michaels perform a free concert at the Fremont Street Experience and be sure to stroll through the Fremont East Entertainment District!
Treat yourself to a great meal with all the fixins when you celebrate Thanksgiving with a Vegas feast!
Forget hours in the kitchen this year - just make your pilgrimage to Las Vegas and let the city's amazing celebrity chefs handle the cooking, so you can focus on the feast!
Las Vegas is known for its bountiful buffets and many will feature special holiday offerings. Dine in decadence at the new Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace or the aptly named "Feast" at Red Rock Resort.
Celebrity-chef owned restaurants also feature unique holiday creations. Kick your Thanksgiving up a notch at Table 10 by Emeril Lagasse at The Palazzo, or enjoy the inventive cuisine at Simon Restaurant and Lounge at Palms Place.
Many restaurants will offer special multi-course prix fixe menus, so call ahead to your favorite Vegas restaurant, make your reservation and enjoy a fulfilling Thanksgiving meal in Vegas!
Spice up your next Vegas vacation with a little Latin-inspired entertainment during El Grito September 13 - 17! See some of the most popular Mexican and Latino entertainers, such as legendary musicians Luis Miguel at Caesars Palace and Maná at the MGM Grand. There are endless ways to celebrate Mexican Independence Day in the most exciting city on earth.
Check out the fantastic El Grito-inspired entertainment lineup September 13 - 17:
Also, take advantage of these great discounts. (Contact the specific property for more information.)
The Mirage (Sept. 13 - 17)
Terry Fator: 30% discount
LOVE: 30% discountStack Bar and Lounge
LVH (Sept. 14 - 15)
(From 2-5 p.m.)
(From 9-11 p.m.)
(From 6-9 p.m.)
(From 9 p.m.-2 a.m.)
Third-floor Pool Deck
(From 4-8 p.m.)
(From 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.)
Univision Radio's Party (Sept. 16) 1-8 p.m.
Stratosphere (Sept. 14 - 17)
Level 8 Pool Bar:
At Level 8 Pool Café:
Festival at Boulevard Mall (Sept. 15)
There's still time to Take Back Your Summer and enjoy the amazing pool parties, nightlife and concerts that only Las Vegas can deliver!
Spend a day at any of Las Vegas luxury pools and enjoy a scene like nowhere else, with the world's top DJs spinning all day long.
Afterward, grab a meal at any of Las Vegas' outdoor dining venues. Here are some of the places you can enjoy a tantalizing meal with a view:
Then it's time to experience some of Las Vegas' sizzling nightlife. The Vegas club scene is like no place on the planet.
So put your vacation days to good use before it's too late and Take Back Your Summer in Las Vegas!
How big is Oktoberfest in Las Vegas? So big, it spills over into September.
There are celebrations all over town, but perhaps none bigger than the nightly specials at Hofbrauhaus Las Vegas. The traditional celebrity keg tapping at Hofbrauhaus is set for Sept. 15, and celebrities will tap the keg nightly throughout Oktoberfest. Past keg-tappers include everyone from Siegfried & Roy to Holly Madison, so make your plans to enjoy a cold one -- you never know who will be there to celebrate with you!
Get ready for beer, brats and Oktoberfest fun that only Vegas can deliver!
From traditional off-Broadway plays to unrivaled edgy comedy like "Cannibal: The Musical", the Insurgo Theatre at the Plaza Hotel is an intimate venue for independent productions. It's music to your ears as the English heartthrob Matt Goss performs in the elegant Gossy Room at Cleopatra's Barge at Caesars Palace. Enjoy music with a view from the private Foundation Room high atop Mandalay Bay. Cirque du Soleil presents an intimate and ultra-sexy variety show with Zumanity at New York-New York Hotel. Enjoy this sensual show with your partner in a unique two-person love seat.
Forget the big chain restaurants while vacationing in Vegas! Bring out the culinary god or goddess for the ultimate in fine dining at MGM Grand's Joël Robuchon restaurant. Take in the breathtaking view at Mandalay Bay's MiX, where hostesses will direct you to your own private cocoon booth, surrounding you and your guest on three sides for a more intimate dining experience. Downtown Vegas is home to two legendary and cozy restaurants - Hugo's Cellar at Four Queens, and Binion's Ranch Steakhouse at Binion's Casino.
Leave the crazy pool parties beyond and allow yourself to be kissed by the sun at Vdara's private retreats or Wynn Las Vegas' exclusive cabanas; or lounge the afternoon away in the private cabana and pool area at The Palazzo's pool.
Bathe in luxury at some of Vegas' more intimate spas for an afternoon of complete relaxation such as the Westin Hibiscus Spa; reserve a Swedish massage at the Bathhouse at THEhotel at Mandalay Bay, or whisk your troubles away in one of 17 treatment rooms at The Spa at Mandarin Oriental.
Vegas has it all, big and small.
Fourth of July Weekend is the perfect opportunity to show your independence. You call the shots, so Take Back Your Summer in Las Vegas and put your hard-earned vacation days to good use.
Join the largest collection of UFC fighters to ever appear in one location at UFC Fan Expo July 6 - 7 at Mandalay Bay as part of International Fight Week in Vegas. Attend meet-and-greets, interactive Q&A sessions, autograph sessions and much more. Cap off the excitement with UFC 148 at MGM Grand.
If you're feeling patriotic, enjoy a meal at America inside New York-New York or the All-American Bar and Grill at the Rio All-Suite Hotel. Or, show your true colors with a relaxing treatment at The Spa at Red Rock, followed by a trip to check out the White Lions and Royal White Tigers at Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage, and then cap off the night with a performance of the Blue Man Group at The Venetian.
For more traditional Independence Day revelry, take a quick ride to Boulder City for the July Fourth Damboree! You can enjoy everything from a pancake breakfast to a parade and midway booths, and of course, an evening fireworks show. Check out the fireworks at any of Station Casinos' resorts. Shot from their rooftops, the display is always a highlight of their week's activities!
They're your days. Use them wisely. Take Back Your Summer this Fourth of July in Vegas!