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Gobble up a great Thanksgiving weekend of fun 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 in Vegas are offering Thanksgiving specials.    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.

     Start at Town Square Las Vegas with its 150 shops and specialty stores, or head downtown to Las Vegas Premium Outlets North. Great deals are in store everywhere you look!

     Stuff yourself with great food, sports and shopping this Thanksgiving weekend in Vegas!

 

Treat yourself this holiday season to great shows, shopping and more!

     '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!

 

Oversharing can be costly

     When you're in Vegas, it's important to #knowthecode and Protect the Moment. Take the oath and let it be known by all that you're an honest and trustworthy Las Vegas traveling companion.

     Besides, oversharing can be costly. Just ask supermodel Vanessa Hessler, whose recent comments about her relationship with a member of the Gadhafi family got her fired from her job as a spokesmodel for for Telefonica Germany.

     Oversharing was also costly for Miami Heat owner Micky Arison - to the tune of $500,000, the fine he was levied by the NBA for replying to a fan's tweet about the lockout.

     Sometimes, it's best to keep things to yourself. Especially in Vegas. Otherwise, your friends might try to avoid you. Remember: What Happens Here, Stays Here.

 

 

Guys! Before you take the plunge, dive into Vegas for your bachelor party.

   Lagasse's Stadium  You're about to take the plunge into marriage. You've got one last chance to enjoy your bachelorhood. Is there any place you'd rather be than Las Vegas?

     No destination on earth does bachelor parties like Vegas. Get your group together and plan to say goodbye to the single life with a soiree you'll never forget.

     Start with an afternoon enjoying some sports and great food at Lagasse's Stadium at The Palazzo. Scarf down some of Emeril Lagasse's signature cuisine and check out every game on more than 100 HD TVs with luxury boxes, plush stadium-style seating, billiard tables, and an outdoor patio just steps from the Strip.

     Then it's time for a show, and you've got plenty to choose from, including the Crazy Girls topless revue at the Riviera, the new Raack N Roll at Hooters, X Burlesque at Flamingo Las Vegas or the girls of Fantasy at the Luxor.

     After a show, it's time to experience Vegas' sizzling nightlife! Check out Gallery at Planet Hollywood, Vanity at the Hard Rock Hotel, Marquee at the Cosmopolitan or the new Ghostbar Dayclub at the Palms for a Vegas club experience that is befitting any bachelor event!   

Saddle up for the world's best bull riders

     Bushwacker. Bones. I'm a Gangster. Code Blue.

     Those probably sound like the names of prime time TV dramas to some people, but to PBR fans, there is no mistaking what they refer to -- some of the sport's biggest, baddest stars -- the bulls.

The PBR Built Tough World Finals are Oct. 26-30 at Thomas & Mack Center.     The 2011 PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals features the top bull riders in the world competing for more than $1 million in the ultimate man-vs.-beast showdown. This year's signature event takes place at Thomas & Mack Center Oct. 26-30.

     The event concludes with the PBR World Finals Awards Show on Oct. 30 at MGM Grand, where you can watch the sport's top stars receive their year-end awards at this special presentation ceremony.

     While you're in Vegas, be sure to swing by the PBR Rock Bar & Grill at the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood. It's a great place to grab a bite and enjoy  spectacular views of CityCenter, Bellagio and the Las Vegas Strip.

     So saddle up and make your plans now to catch the PBR's season finale in Vegas!

Football is back – and Vegas is the place to catch all of the action

       Football season is under way and there's no better place to catch all of the exciting action than in 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!

Catch all the big games inside The Palazzo at Lagasse's Stadium - Book, Bar and Bam!      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!

Get into the swing of things with a round on Vegas’ championship golf courses

       The fall weather is perfect for hitting the links and enjoying some of Las Vegas' renowned championship golf courses. From the first tee to the clubhouse, you'll have a great time getting into the swing of things in Vegas!
TPC Summerlin is the site of the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open     It's not often you get to experience a true PGA golf course - but September 25th the gates to TPC Summerlin open to the public as music superstar Justin Timberlake hosts the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.  Enjoy a fairway view of the best pro and celebrity golfers during this week-long tournament - and support a great cause at the same time. Be-FORE you plan your trip, book a room at Suncoast Hotel, J.W. Marriott, or Red Rock Resort, and you'll be just blocks from all the action!

     Staying on the Las Vegas Strip? Then be sure to tee off there too! There are a number of Vegas courses that are truly unique to the destination, including the Wynn Golf and Country Club, nestled amongst pine trees behind the spectacular resort. This 18-hole on-site championship golf course, designed by Tom Fazio and Steve Wynn, includes a 35-foot waterfall and a man-made mountain that provides the ultimate in privacy.

     Celebrated as one of the finest designed courses in the world and located just 30 minutes from the Strip, Cascata Golf Club was created by renowned architect Rees Jones. The par 72 course offers a spectacular landscape and stunning vistas at every turn, including the 3,600-foot peak at Red Mountain, lush fairways, lakes and streams. It's a sister golf course to the Rio Secco Golf Course - both part of the Caesars Entertainment family!

     Bear's Best Las Vegas, designed by Jack Nicklaus, offers 18 replicas of the golf legend's finest holes found in courses from Montana to Mexico. The clubhouse at the course, Jack's Place, is home to photos, plaques and other memorabilia from the player's extraordinary career. In the foothills of West Las Vegas, enjoy a unique opportunity to play "The Bear's" favorite holes!    

     Hit the links and you'll see why in Las Vegas - with more than 60 championship courses - a great round of golf is always par for the course!

GAME ON! Football, pro bull riders, golf -- it's all in Vegas

     Great sports are always synonymous with Vegas, and there's plenty on the horizon for every sports fan, so make your plans to be a part of the action!

     Football is back, and Vegas is a great place to catch every big game, whether it's watching in our luxurious sportsbooks all season long, or catching the Las Vegas Locos of the UFL.

PBR     The 2011 PBR World Finals takes place at the Thomas & Mack Center from Oct. 26-30. The top 40 bull riders in the world take on the meanest bucking bulls in PBR's championship event. After the event, saddle up at PBR Rock Bar & Grill at Planet Hollywood for some great food and an awesome view of the Las Vegas Strip.

     Some of the world's top golfers will put their talents on display at the Justin Timberlake Hospital for Shriners Open at TPC Summerlin. Watch the pros, then tee off on some of Las Vegas' championship courses yourself!

     Great sports are always in season in Las Vegas!

 

Treat Dad to some Vegas excitement

Please, not another pair of socks. Or a snakeskin-made anything. What Dad really wants is a memory -- so show him your appreciation with a trip to Vegas for Father's Day (then tag along ... you know, just to make sure he has a good time and all that. If you have some fun in the process, well -- bonus!)

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.

Charlie Palmer Steak 

Once he's dressed to kill, it's time to fuel up. First, dinner -- most Dad love to eat, and Las Vegas has some of the most decorated 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.

Vegas Minute: Marquee attraction

 In this week's Vegas Minute, check out Marquee dayclub at the Cosmopolitan with its unique bungalows each featuring a cabana, a roofdeck with a hot tub, and a hotel room all rolled into one. You'll also feel the "Love" with Cirque du Soleil's show at The Mirage, and get ready for UFC 130 at MGM Grand and Joan Rivers at the Venetian. Plan your trip at http://www.lasvegas.com/. Vegas Minute produced by http://vegas.com. You can catch all of the Vegas Minute videos as well as other great Las Vegas commercial spots on our official YouTube channel.

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