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Everybody knows about the excitement up and down the Las Vegas Strip, but did you know that there's plenty to see at the south end of famous Las Vegas Boulevard.
If you like shopping, you'll find great deals at more than 140 stores at Las Vegas Premium Outlets South. Or stroll through Town Square Las Vegas, an outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment center with a pedestrian-friendly street and walkways, an 18-screen movie theater and more than a dozen signature restaurants.
Grab your clubs and play a round at Bali Hai Golf Course. You'll be taken to a tropical island paradise and will see why Bali Hai has been recognized as one of the "Top 40 Resort Courses in America" by GolfWeek. Navigate through seven acres of water hazards and 4,000 trees. Or put in a quick nine at the Calloway Golf Center, with a spectacular view of departing planes!
There are some great hotels south of the Strip as well, including South Point and the M Resort. And if you really want to head south this winter, Primm Valley Resort is a great place to go for more shopping, dining and excitement.
Enjoy some southern Strip hospitality the next time you're in Vegas!
'Tis the season for a Vegas getaway! The holidays are a great time to check out special events that you'll only find in Vegas!
Start with a little holiday shopping. With everything from extravagant malls to specialty shops, you're sure to find something for everyone on your list. Bring along our shopping passport for even bigger savings!
Enjoy a little seasonal spirit at any of Las Vegas' holiday displays, including the Ethel M Chocolates and Cactus Garden, 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.
Ice branches and glittering birch and pine trees will transform the resort into a winter wonderland as part of The Venetian and The Palazzo's 49-day Winter n Venice Holiday Celebration. And this year, you can ice skate on the Las Vegas Strip, as a synthetic rink will be open day and night for the coolest experience in town!
If you're a sports fan, you can catch two of college football's top team at the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas on Dec. 22 or some spirited college hoops action at the iBN Sports Classic on Dec. 22-23 at the Orleans.
This holiday season, Vegas is the place to be jolly!
Las Vegas knows a thing or two about throwing a party, so make your plans to ring in 2012 with a night of revelry you'll remember all year long!
Start your New Year's Eve weekend with a Vegas show. Celine Dion performs her classic hits at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace on Dec. 30-31. You can also be mystified by David Copperfield at MGM Grand.
Cap the evening with a spectacular fireworks show that can be seen virtually anywhere in town, or head to the Fremont Street Experience for America's Party 2011!
Grab your favorite party hats and favors and celebrate the New Year in Vegas!
More than 15,000 have joined the movement to Protect the Moment. They #knowthecode and have sworn to uphold it by taking the oath. They know when you are in Vegas -- What Happens Here, Stay Here.
If you haven't done so, please join this elite group. Some people are definitely guilty of oversharing and need to be held accountable. Take performance artist Marni Kotak, for example. She's preparing to give birth to her first child, but not by traditional means -- she's planning to do so in a Brooklyn, N.Y., art gallery, for the whole world to see!
Another problem with sharing too much information is that you could be passing along bad information. Such as naming the wrong World Series winner.
Be careful what you share. Otherwise, you might be the subject of an intervention:
The result - tasty libations you won't find anywhere else. Check out a few of these creative cocktail concoctions:
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas has three resident mixologists that have created more than 100 new cocktails throughout the property. Try the Cynara (Old Raj Red Label gin, Cynar, Carpano Antica, orange aromatics) or the Mayan (rye, Amaro Meletti, cinnamon, fig vermouth, Angoustura bitters, Mayan spices) available at Vesper Bar, or head to the top level to the Chandelier Bar to indulge in a thin-mint cocktail with vanilla foam. Unique mixes can also be found at Bond, where you can get a spectacular view of the Strip while you sip.
For another liquid masterpiece, try the ‘Shock and Awe' at Sage inside ARIA Resort. It's a seriously hot infusion of absinthe, flames, root beer and even Pop Rocks. The Ford Cocktail at American Fish is another favorite - the ingredients are Navy Strength gin, house-made lime cordial and fresh lime juice, with a lime peel.
Over at the Palms Casino Resort, head out to the pool for the Coconut Colada. This signature drink includes Ciroc Coconut, fresh coconut water and Coco Lopez, and is even served in a fresh coconut shell!
Wherever you go in Las Vegas to enjoy some unique libations, you'll find heaven for your taste buds. No place mixes it up like Las Vegas!
Grab a seat in any of our spacious sports lounges or spend a Sunday at the 1,000-plus-seat Hilton Theater - seasonally known as Football Central at the Las Vegas Hilton. With food specials, radio giveaways, and prizes all day long, Sundays here just became your new home away from home. Watching a night game is more fun with like-minded football fans - spend your evening in the lounge-style VIP section at MGM Grand's split-level sports book viewing area, just above Centrifuge Lounge, where football and nightclubs converge for an unforgettable evening.
You can also enjoy some great food while you watch the games. ARIA's Skybox Sports Bar and Grill offers classic American cuisine in a casual, yet cutting-edge atmosphere. ELVIS may be in the building nightly, but on Monday nights football is the king here!
You can also kick it up a notch at Lagasse's Stadium - Bar, Book and Bam! This unique venue inside The Palazzo combines Emeril's signature cuisine with more than 100 high-definition TVs, luxury boxes, plush stadium-style seating and even an outdoor patio.
Blondies Sports Bar & Grill at the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood carries every big game on its 35 plasma and big-screen televisions and features a traditional bar menu of entreés, sandwiches, salads, pizzas and desserts. Over at the Rio All-Suite Hotel, Sports Deli gives football fans a place to get wood-fired pizzas, grilled burgers and bratwurst without missing a single play! But for the ultimate prize, watching football at the new Bally's Race & Sports Book is your chance to go see a game live. They are giving away trips to football games all season long, and all you need is your cell phone to enter!
Football is back, so make your plans to do your touchdown dances in Vegas!