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Las Vegas is home to some of the most spectacular shopping in the world. Here's a look at some of the most popular hot spots to get your shop on:
Hundreds of stores. Thousands of great deals. Find something for everyone on your list and treat yourself to a little shopping in 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!
Instead 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.
Help 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.
Treat Mom to the experience of a lifetime in Vegas!
You'll enjoy the gift of giving this holiday season even more when you do your holiday shopping in Vegas! Find
something for everyone on your holiday list in the city's spacious and lavish couture flagships, discount outlet malls, specialty stores, souvenir shops, trendy boutiques and more.
Plus, with the exclusive Shopping Passport, you'll be rewarded with gifts and discounts just for showing up to shop.
Choose from the exclusive retailers such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Ermenegildo Zegna, Tiffany & Co. and Prada when you shop at Crystals, the 500,000-square-foot retail and dining district at CityCenter.
The Fashion Show Mall has nearly 2 million square feet of holiday shopping heaven, including Neiman
Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom. Town Square, south of the Las Vegas Strip, is a 1.5 million-square-foot open-air shopping, dining and entertainment center
including such shops as H&M, Abercrombie & Fitch, Juicy Couture, Lucky Brand Jeans, bebe, Robb & Stucky and more.
For great deals, head over to the Las Vegas Premium Outlets downtown, which hosts A|X Armani Exchange, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Calvin Klein, Coach, Dolce & Gabbana, Elie Tahari, Kenneth Cole, Lacoste, Polo Ralph Lauren, St. John, Theory, and many more.
Great buys are in store this holiday season, no matter where you shop in Vegas!
With amazing holiday menus all over town, great places to watch football on the holiday and glorious shopping options to kick off the season, Las Vegas is the perfect place to spend your Thanksgiving weekend!
It all starts with an amazing meal. The signature restaurants at Wynn Las Vegas are all offering traditional Thanksgiving feasts but with innovative touches. Check out the four-course prix fixe holiday menu at Bartolotta or for late feasters, the special late night menu at Stratta from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Canal Street at The Orleans is offering a special four-course dinner beginning at 1 p.m. featuring traditional and surf and turf options and First Food & Bar at The Palazzo is offering its Thanksgiving Extravaganza beginning at 11 a.m.
All three Hash House a Go Go locations -- inside Imperial Palace on the Strip, the Plaza Hotel downtown and the M Resort south of the Strip -- are featuring holiday specials, also beginning at 11 a.m. No matter where you are in Vegas this Thanksgiving, you're sure to find a terrific meal!
There's also plenty of exciting pro football action on Thanksgiving and you can catch every big play at the Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, where the theater is converted to Football Central, or the split-level MGM Grand sportsbook complete with its own VIP booths.
Then, it's on to Black Friday, and some holiday bargains. With so many shopping options in Las Vegas, you're sure to find something for everyone on your list this holiday season.
Stuff yourself with great food, sports and shopping this Thanksgiving weekend in Vegas!
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!
You're ready for the ultimate commitment, but before you walk the aisle, there's one more thing you should vow to do -- enjoy a weekend of rowdy bachelorette fun in Vegas!
Get your group together and start your weekend with a little shopping -- or even a lot of shopping, because at the Fashion Show mall on the fabulous Las Vegas Strip, you'll have nearly 2 million square feet filled with more than 250 specialty shops to peruse to your heart's content.
Then, it's time to give yourself the pampering you deserve with a soothing and rejuvenating spa treatment at Canyon Ranch SpaClub inside The Venetian. Immerse yourself in 134,000 square feet of gracious, tranquil gathering places; a health and wellness center; massage, skin care and body treatment rooms; a three-story rock-climbing wall; Bridal and Barber Suites; and AquavanaTM, the most complete European-style thermal treatment suite.
Then, it's time to fuel up for an amazing night out. Head to the Cosmopolitan and enjoy some tapas and other tantalizing cuisine at Jaleo, where culinary mastermind Chef Jose Andres has brought the authentic flavor of Spain to Las Vegas!
Of course, you can't have a bachelorette party without some sizzling nightlife, and no place can match the club atmosphere of Las Vegas! Be sure to check out Ghostbar, the sultry and sophisticated indoor-outdoor lounge and sky deck on the 55th floor setting of the Palms.
Step up your bachelorette party with some interactive fun, where pole dancing is not just spectator sport -- come unleash your inner bombshell with Stripper 101 at Planet Hollywood. Master new moves in an erotic, sexy class.
Make the most of your bachelorette party with a Las Vegas weekend you'll never forget!
You'll find something for everyone on your list this holiday season in Las Vegas! The city has evolved into a true shopping mecca with lavish couture, outlet malls, specialty stores, souvenir shops, trendy boutiques and more. With our exclusive Shopping Passport, you'll be rewarded with gifts and discounts just for showing up to shop!
The Fashion Show mall has nearly 2 million square feet of holiday shopping heaven, including Neiman Marcus, Dillard's, Macy's, Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom. Town Square, south of the Las Vegas Strip, a 1.5 million-square-foot open-air shopping, dining and entertainment center includes such shops as H&M, Abercrombie & Fitch, Juicy Couture, Lucky Brand Jeans, bebe, and more.
Stop in and see Christian, Harry, Roberto, and Gianni (as in Dior, Winston, Cavalli and Versaci) at the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace or stroll the Wynn Las Vegas Esplanade to shop at Chanel or Dior. Crystals offers 500,000 square feet of sophisticated retail and dining including Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Tom Ford, and more!
For even greater values, head over to the Las Vegas Premium Outlets downtown, which hosts A|X Armani Exchange, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Calvin Klein, Coach, Dolce & Gabbana, Elie Tahari, Kenneth Cole, Polo Ralph Lauren, and many more. Great buys are in store, no matter where you shop in Vegas!
Hundreds of stores. Thousands of great deals. Find something for everyone on your list this holiday season in Vegas!
Not everyone can be a world traveler, but when you take a trip to Las Vegas, you can see the world all within a few blocks!
You'll feel like you're in the City of Lights when you visit Paris Las Vegas. The resort has detailed replicas of the Arc de Triomphe, Louvre façade, Paris Opera House and Hotel de Ville. And you certainly can't miss the 50-story, half-scale replica of the Eiffel Tower, now one of Las Vegas' most visible landmarks.
Take a guided tour on an authentic gondola through the Venetian's Grand Canal Shoppes in this re-creation of the Italian city of Venice. Famous landmarks including St. Marks Square and winding canals add to the experience. For more Italian elegance, celebrate the glory of Rome at Caesars Palace with its famous fountains, dramatic gabled pediments and Corinthian columns. Catch the stars of stage and screen with a performance at the Caesars Colosseum.
Step inside the world's largest open atrium as the Luxor takes you back to ancient Egypt with its identifiable pyramid. The illuminating spotlight emanating from its apex makes the Luxor one of the few man-made structures visible from space. Relax at the luxurious Monte Carlo Resort, where you'll feel as though you just pulled up to the famed Casino de Monte Carlo in the South of France. Experience the cool breezes and tropical atmosphere of the South Pacific with a weekend at Mandalay Bay resort.
Life is short. Summer is shorter. The season will be over before you know it, so make the most of it with a memorable getaway to the world's most exciting destination ?? Las Vegas.
If you love the music of the 1980s, you can relive it with Nina Blackwood's Absolutely '80s summer concert series and festival. This 100-day Fremont Street Experience promotion kicks off Memorial Day weekend and will run through Labor Day. Hosted by original MTV VJ Nina Blackwood, this series of free headliner concerts Downtown features several acts that helped define the decade in music, including Terri Nunn & Berlin, Dale Bozzio & Missing Persons, Loverboy, Howard Jones and more!
Summer is also the perfect season to do some shopping, and no place does shopping like Vegas! Great deals are waiting at the Fashion Show Las Vegas, The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian and Las Vegas Premium Outlets.
Stay cool this summer with some unique beverage and dessert options. Start with a Pomegranate Lemonade at the Tropicana or see if the Witch Doctor is the perfect potion for you at the Rio's Voodoo Lounge. Try some gelato from Jean Philippe Patisserie locations at Bellagio and ARIA, or grab a shake at Roxy's Diner in the Stratosphere or Holstein's at The Cosmopolitan.
Seize the summer before it's too late - plan the perfect trip to Las Vegas and enjoy amazing music, shopping, food and more!
Note: This is the sixth and final in a series of blogs leading up to the Miss USA 2011 competition on June 19 at Planet Hollywood. In this entry, reigning Miss USA Rima Fakih gives us her views on Las Vegas.
Q: What are you most excited about seeing and doing in Las Vegas?
A: I'm mostly excited to go back to Planet Hollywood where my dreams came true. I'm also excited to see all the hot contestants.
Q: If you had to pick five things to pack in your suitcase for a trip to Vegas, what would they be?
A: Five things I would pack for Vegas: three swimsuits, my iPod and sunglasses.
Q: What is the first thing you want to do when you get off the plane in Vegas?
A: First thing I want to do when I get off the plane in Vegas is run to the nearest slot machine at the airport. I hit $500 one time before I boarded a plane home to Michigan!
Q: What might you wear in Vegas that you wouldn't wear back home?
A: I have a sparkly hot-pink tube top that I only wear in Vegas. It would be way too much anywhere else!
Q: If you had only one night in Vegas, which nightclub would you choose?
A: I haven't really experienced Vegas nightclubs, YET! When I do I would love to go to XS Nightclub at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas and reserve a cabana.
Q: Who would be your dream date(s) for a night out in Vegas?
A: My dream date in Vegas would be Frank Sinatra and I would ask him to sing me my favorite song, "New York, New York." My second choice would be Robert De Niro because one of my favorite movies is "Casino."
Q: What's the best pool in Vegas?
A: I haven't been there yet, but I would love to go to Hard Rock Hotel's pool and hang out in one of their Tahitian-style cabanas.
Q: What's the most unique experience you've had in Las Vegas?
A: Oh this question is easy! The most unique experience I've had in Vegas is the night I won Miss USA 2010!
Q: What's the one thing in Las Vegas you can't miss?
A: I would not want to miss a Cirque du Soleil show. It always leaves me breathless!
Q: What is the best advice you can give to a first-timer in Las Vegas?
A: The best advice I could give a first-timer in Las Vegas would be to BRING sunblock lotion because the sun is shining all day. Also, 5-hour ENERGY shots because you want to stay up all night and enjoy the Vegas Strip.
Q: If you could live at any Las Vegas resort, which one would you choose?
A: If I could choose one resort to live in, it would be the Palms. It is beautiful and exotic!
Images courtesy of Miss Universe Organization