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Forget socks or a tie -- Vegas is a much better Father's Day gift!

Golf in Las VegasLet's face it -- your dad has socks. And probably a tie. This Father's Day, get him something he really needs. A trip to Las Vegas! And hey, just to make sure he has a good time and all that, maybe you should join him, to make up for all those times he helped chaperon you.

Start with a relaxing round on the links. Las Vegas has more than 55 championship golf courses crafted by some of the game's greats, such as Jack Nicklaus, Raymond Floyd, Tom Weiskopf and Arnold Palmer.

Then, help Dad update his wardrobe with some stylish threads. You'll find everything you need to get Dad decked out in Las Vegas' amazing shopping centers.

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Once he's dressed to kill, it's time to fuel up. First, dinner -- most Dads love to eat, and Las Vegas has some of the most award-winning restaurants anywhere on the globe. Treat him to a memorable steak dinner at Charlie Palmer Steak at the Four Seasons, or Cut by Wolfgang Puck at The Palazzo. If he's a seafood lover, American Fish by Michael Mina at ARIA Resort has dishes ranging from Copper River salmon to Great Lakes walleye, or treat him to fresh steamers, shrimp, lobster, crab, clam chowder and calamari at the Oyster Bar at Harrah's.

Finally, treat Dad to any of Las Vegas' unbeatable shows and you've got the perfect Father's Day gift -- a Las Vegas excursion that he'll think about fondly all year long.

Treat Mom to some Vegas

Give your mom something that will last forever this Mother's Day, give her a lifetime of memories and treat her to a Las Vegas adventure!

Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical GardensInstead of giving her a few flowers, taker her to the breathtaking displays at the Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. It's a kaleidoscope for the senses! If she wants a flower to keep, treat her to dinner at Hugo's Cellar at the Four Queens, an intimate and elegant setting where every female patron is handed a red rose upon arrival.

And why settle for a box of chocolates when you can take Mom to Chocolat Bistro at the Palms. Chocolat is a stylishly chic fusion of traditional European gelateria, creperie and cremerie featuring delectable crepes, handcrafted chocolates, a palette of bright, fruity gelatos and an array of mouthwatering desserts.

Mom deserves to be pampered, too, so set her up with a treatment from any of Las Vegas' unique, invigorating and refreshing spas.

Sahra Spa & HammamHelp her escape to Qua Baths and Spa's Arctic Ice Room at Caesars Palace, where she can relax in snowfall-like conditions in the form of mint-infused air falling from a domed ceiling at 55 degrees Fahrenheit. It's the coolest spa treatment she'll ever enjoy, and it's only in Vegas. The Sahra Spa & Hammam at The Cosmopolitan offers multiple treatments inspired by traditional Turkish baths.

Other refreshing and invigorating signature treatments that Mom will love can be found at The Spa at Red Rock, the Canyon Ranch SpaClub at The Venetian, Oleksandra Spa at Treasure Island and the Aquae Sulis Spa at the J.W. Marriott, to name a few.

Then, it's time to treat her to a real Vegas show! For a magical experience, enjoy champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries in your VIP seats at Le Rêve - The Dream at Wynn.

Treat Mom to the experience of a lifetime in Vegas!

Vegas Uncork'd returns with nine new events

The food event of the year is back and bigger than ever! Grab your seat at the table and get ready for Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appétit, May 9-12 in Las Vegas!

Vegas Uncork'dThe culinary spectacle features nine brand-new events. Guests will have the chance to be among the first to step inside the new Hakkasan Las Vegas at MGM Grand, as well as visit the outdoor Beer Garden at Mandalay Bay, enjoy the Block Party at Bellagio, and sample the most delectable dishes from around the world at the signature showcase, the Grand Tasting at Caesars Palace.

In all, 50 celebrity and master chefs and 30 sommeliers will come together for 25 events at four extraordinary resorts for a world-class weekend of delightful cuisine. Tickets to this annual culinary extravaganza are available at, so join fellow food lovers at this premier foodie event. It's the boldest Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appétit yet, so don't miss out! Book your trip today at

7th heaven: Vegas Uncork'd is back and bigger than ever

Grab your seat at the table for the food event of the year - the seventh annual Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appétit, May 9-12 in Las Vegas! Tickets for this annual culinary showcase are available at, so join fellow food lovers at this premier foodie event.

Vegas Uncork'dFifty celebrity and master chefs and 30 sommeliers will come together for 25 events at four extraordinary resorts. Mingle with Nobu Matsuhisa, who recently opened his
latest restaurant in Caesars Palace, and Gordon Ramsay, who has opened three Vegas eateries in the past year.

You'll step inside the new Hakkasan Las Vegas at MGM Grand, visit the outdoor Beer Garden at Mandalay Bay,
enjoy the Block Party at Bellagio, and sample the best cuisine from around the world at the Grand Tasting at Caesars Palace.

It's the boldest Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appétit yet, so don't miss out! Book your trip today at and get tickets at

Spark some romance with an intimate meal in 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 and share an intimate meal with your special someone.

Hugo's CellarSay it with a rose! Experience exquisite service in a casual setting at Hugo's Cellar at the Four Queens, where every lady is presented with a red rose when they arrive. 

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 the restaurant revolves 360 degrees in one hour and 20 minutes.

AlizeFor more inspiring views, dine at Alize at the top of the Palms, overlooking the Las Vegas Strip while you enjoy world-class cuisine or watch the magnificent Fountains of Bellagio as you dine across the street at the charming French Bistro, Mon Ami Gabi inside Paris Las Vegas.

For the finest Italian cuisine in a cozy setting, try Valentino at Venetian or enjoy seasonal dishes and progressive American cuisine at Aureole inside Mandalay Bay.

When it comes to romantic dining options, Las Vegas has everything you need for the perfect intimate meal. Book your trip and make your reservation today at

Resolutions worth keeping in Vegas

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. 

CanyonRanchGrillEat 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!

SmithCenterGet 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
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

Celebrate the best in Latin music in Vegas!

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.

FogoSeveral 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.

SantanaThere'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!

Finding treats isn't tricky in 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.

JeanSatisfy 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.

If you'd rather see tricks, you'll find those in Vegas, too. See masterful magic and mystery at Illusions starring Jan Rouven at the Riviera or Penn & Teller at the Rio All-Suite Hotel.

HowlPrefer 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!

Foster the People, Ginuwine and Bingo Players take over the club scene

Foster the PeopleHead 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:

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GinuwineIf 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!

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Buffets and special menus will have you feasting all Thanksgiving weekend in Vegas

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!

Tgiving buffetLas 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!

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