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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!
Ready for a rockin' meal? Try out a handful of restaurants around town that offer live music while you dine, leaving you movin' and groovin' while you munch. So, grab a drink from the bar, load up your plate and sit back to enjoy the show!
BB King offers music seven nights a week from funky and fast to soulful and smooth.
PBR Rock Bar & Grill offers live country music performances and DJs.
Enjoy Caribbean tunes at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville.
Rock & Rita's brings its "Great American Party" to Circus Circus with flair bartending, live music and festive signature dishes in this low-key party spot.
Toby Keith's I Love This Bar features live country music and a true "down-home" atmosphere.
Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ & Beer features classic hits and Texas-style BBQ.
Check out Diablo's Cantina for live music and sin-sational Mexican food.
New York-New York:
Grab an ale or lager and jiggy with live music featuring Irish bands at Nine Fine Irishmen.
Check out the singing wait staff and yummy American food at Roxy's Diner.
Also, check out the Hard Rock Café on Las Vegas Boulevard. This 950-seat restaurant doubles as a live concert venue and has the world's largest Rock Shop complete with Hard Rock's limited-edition merchandise. Hennessey's Tavern, located in the "World's Largest Pint Glass" in the heart of downtown Las Vegas, is open all day and night offering gaming and live entertainment.
Yum, yum! If you're going out to eat, you might as well enjoy some live entertainment too. Let the dance party begin!
Head down to the Las Vegas Strip on Cinco de Mayo for the best margaritas and tequila this side of the border!
Diego at MGM Grand boasts an unsurpassed selection of tequilas, with 125 different 100 percent Agave Tequila labels, while Tacos & Tequila at Luxor incorporates traditional elements of Mexican style and Las Vegas flair. Mix it up with a new concept from Chef Jose Andres at Cosmopolitan's China Poblano for a Chinese and Mexican melting pot dish, or, relax in the vibrant Border Grill at Mandalay Bay for a great view of the Lazy River just off Mandalay Bay Beach.
Grab a mid-afternoon drink at Sammy Hagar's Cabo Wabo Cantina at the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood or Taqueria Canonita at The Venetian, also close by, for a true "south of the border" taste. The restaurant's centerpiece boasts a lively exhibition kitchen, featuring sculpted steel and wrought-iron gates, colorful Mexican tiles and authentic Mexican folk art.
Spin the Wheel o' Sin at Monte Carlo's Diablo's Cantina for great deals on shots, beers and margaritas during happy hour, then grab a seat on their outdoor patio to enjoy the sights. Settle in at El Segundo Sol outside of the Fashion Show Mall for made-to-order margaritas with funky flavors like cucumber-mint and prickly pear.
Hussong's Cantina and Taqueria at Mandalay Place claims one of their bartenders, Don Carlos Orozco, from the original location, created the first margarita in 1941. By mixing equal parts tequila, Damiana and lime, he served the concoction over ice in a salt-rimmed glass for Margarita Henkel, daughter of the German Ambassador to Mexico. Order one of Hussong's specially crafted tequilas or, if you have a sweet tooth, a Bloodtini or a Mexican Lemon Drop margarita.
If you want to head off the Strip, the hip Pink Taco at the Hard Rock Hotel features authentic Mexican craftwork and drinks and the Coasta Cantina at The Orleans on Tropicana Avenue will have your mouth watering with tequila shrimp and 99-cent margaritas during happy hour. Just a few stops on the Monorail, Vince Neil's Tres Rios at the LVH - Las Vegas Hotel features 18-month aged barreled tequilas; and downtown at Casa Don Juan's, homemade tortilla chips, fresh salsa and an expansive tequila collection add to the unique Arts District vibe. Happy hour specials are great, but why not treat your friends to 24 hour $.99 margaritas at any bar at the historic downtown Fremont Hotel! 5 friends - 5 drinks - 5 dollars!
So, grab a few amigos, head to your favorite Vegas Mexican restaurant, and have a drink (or two or three) to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Vegas!