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Tweet us your best #GoneToVegas “out of office” message and you could win a trip!

It's always the fastest email response you ever get from a co-worker - so fast, that you instantly know what three words will accompany it.

TBYSOut of office.

Sure, it stops short of saying, "Ha ha, you're stuck at work," but the out-of-office message is always more fun when you're the one sending it.

Here's your chance to create a clever out-of-office message via Twitter that could actually get you out of the office - and help you Take Back Your Summer with a trip for two to Las Vegas!

It's simple. First, hop onto your Twitter account (sign up if you don't have one - it's free) and make sure you're following @Vegas, the official Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority feed.

Then, tweet a clever, original out-of-office message stating that you've gone to Vegas, using the hashtag #GoneToVegas and @Vegas somewhere in your post.

Some examples (but remember, you have to come up with your own!):

  • "Please leave a message ... and maybe I'll get it from the concierge at my @Vegas hotel. #GoneToVegas"

  • "Traded the car pool and cubbyhole for a pool party and cabana - in @Vegas. #GoneToVegas"

  • "#GoneToVegas with limited access to anything I'll likely be able to share with you. If you need immediate assistance, join me in @Vegas."

You can enter once a day and three winners will be chosen - one each on June 30, July 31 and Sept. 4 - so get social and Take Back Your Summer with our #GoneToVegas contest! For more, check out the full rules and regulations.

Kick off your summer in Vegas this Memorial Day Weekend

  Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial kickoff Memorial Day Weekendof summer, but in  Las Vegas, summer celebrations are already in full swing!

     Las Vegas is home to the most lavish pool parties on the planet, so take advantage of the holiday and the ideal weather to show off your summer swimwear while swaying to the sounds of top spin masters.

     There's plenty of outdoor recreation to enjoy, too. Grab a foursome and tee off at one of more than 65 championship golf courses, set sail and go boating on Lake Mead, or discover a nature trail or hidden waterfall at Icebox Canyon and go hiking through Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

     Of course, the Entertainment Capital of the World always lives up to its billing with amazing concerts to appease every musical taste. Catch an intimate evening of hits with Santana at Mandalay Bay, rock out to Incubus at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel or catch a rising hip-hop star when Childish Gambino takes the stage poolside at The Cosmopolitan.

     Legendary comics will leave you rolling in the isles this Memorial Day Weekend, including Mr. Heathcliff Huxstable himself Bill Cosby at Treasure Island, ‘Rules of Engagement' star David Spade at The Venetian and venerable TV host Jay Leno at The Mirage.

     Follow that up with the best beats in the world at one of Vegas' hottest nightclubs! Check our official blog the week of Memorial Day to see what celebrities, recording artists and music producers will be appearing in Vegas clubs during the holiday.

     Make it a memorable Memorial Day Weekend and get your summer started in Vegas!

Vegas Minute: Gallery

 

In this week's Vegas Minute, which you can see below or on our official YouTube channel, it's time to see the chic and unique Gallery Nightclub at Planet Hollywood, inspired by villas and chateaus in Italy and France. The Pussycat Dolls perform nightly at this new addition to the Vegas nightclub scene.

 

For more entertainment, check out the Gipsy Kings at Red Rock Resort on Aug. 12 and the 9th Annual Hoodie Awards at Mandalay Bay on Aug. 13.

 

 

 

Plan your trip at http://www.lasvegas.com/. Vegas Minute produced by http://www.vegas.com/.

Vegas Weekend -- Setting the scene: Stars, shows & spinmasters abound

Las Vegas is closing out July with celebrating celebrities, cast parties, concerts and star spinmasters, so spend your weekend in the most exciting destination on the planet and get your party on!

Surrender NightclubStart on Friday with Randy Boyer out by the pool at Marquee Dayclub at the Cosmopolitan. When the sun sets, you've got plenty of options -- Lifehouse goes 'All-In' at Red Rock Resort, Wynter Gordon performs at Bellagio's The Bank, the Bingo Players do a DJ set at Surrender at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, Xzibit spins at Vanity at the Hard Rock; catch Jazzy Jeff at CLASH Fridays at Rain inside the Palms; and you can flash back to the '80s with Eddie MacDonald and Justin Hoffman at ARIA's Gold Lounge.

You can hit the pool scene on Saturday with LA Riots at ARIA's Liquid, Chris Lake at Marquee, Ivano Bellini at Encore Beach Club and Xzibit at the Hard Rock's Rehab.

Birthday celebrations are in order on Saturday night as former "Baywatch" beauty Pamela Anderson (Chateau Nightclub and Gardens at Paris Las Vegas) and "Chuck" and "Killer Elite" star Yvonne Strahovski (Gallery Nightclub at Planet Hollywood) blow out the candles, Vegas style.  

You can also hang out with the cast of Absinthe at Blush, witness the Playmate Takeover at the Palms' Playboy Club, dance the night away at Perfecto with Ronski Speed at Rain, or Morten Breum at Surrender and ATB at Marquee.

Close out the weekend by the pool Sunday with Anjunabeats at the Venetian's TAO Beach, Calvin Harris at Encore Beach Club and The Captains of Industry at Marquee.

Las Vegas is the place for great pool parties and nightlife all summer long, so seize the summer in Vegas!

Seize the summer before it's too late

Everyone knows Las Vegas is famous for its poolside parties and summertime entertainment, but there are plenty of other ways to seize the summer in Vegas before it's gone.

Minus 5 Ice Bar at Monte Carlo & Mandalay BayLas Vegas is home to some of the most acclaimed and talked about restaurants in the world. From diners and buffets to one-of-a-kind Michelin-rated eateries, Vegas caters to every dining desire. The Country Club at Wynn Las Vegas offers an innovative update to the classic steakhouse menu. For a rockin' good time, check out Roxy's Diner inside the Stratosphere Hotel, Casino and Tower. The 1950s-themed diner boasts a singing staff and a menu offering hearty items like juicy burgers, crispy onion rings and delicious milkshakes. For those looking for an unforgettable experience, Tao Asian Bistro at The Venetian features Hong Kong Chinese, Japanese and Thai cuisines.

Here are a couple of great ways to stay cool this summer - try the Qua Baths and Spa's Arctic Ice Room at Caesars Palace, where you can relax in the "snow" - in the form of mint-infused air falling from a domed ceiling at 55 degrees. It's the coolest spa treatment you'll ever enjoy, and it's only in Vegas. Or hang out at the Minus 5 at Mandalay Bay and Monte Carlo Resort, where the drinks - and everything else - are chilled. Same goes for the frozen ice bar at Red Square.

Life is short. Summer is shorter. Seize the summer in Vegas!

Vegas Weekend: Setting the scene -- Cee Lo, Neon Trees, Ashley Tisdale, Jamie Chung and more

Celebrities, big-name music acts, and some of the world's top DJs/producers -- must mean the weekend is near. Here's a sneak peak at some of the sights and sounds you can experience this weekend, only in Vegas:

Neon Trees performs at Red Rock ResortThere's something for every musical taste on Friday, ranging from the outrageous Cee-Lo Green at MGM Grand's Wet Republic to synth pop sensations Neon Trees performing an outdoor show at the Red Rock Resort's Sandbar. Ben Folds brings his piano-driven pop sound to the Boulevard Pool at the Cosmopolitan and Taylor Dayne will perform her '80s hits at Gold Lounge at ARIA Resort

You can also help Ashley Tisdale celebrate her birthday at Pure inside Caesars Palace on Friday, or party with model/TV personality Jessa Hinton at Vanity Nightclub at the Hard Rock. Chanel from MTV's Fantasy Factory is hosting Ditch Fridays at the Palms Pool. Emanuelle Vaugier of "Covert Affair" and "Two and a Half Men" celebrates her birthday at Chateau Nightclub & Gardens at Paris Las Vegas. Actor Michael Madsen is pulling double-duty, appearing at the Las Vegas Film Festival afterparty at The Bank inside Bellagio and hosting an event at Gallery Nightclub at Planet Hollywood.

Andy Moor (dayclub) and DJ Chuckie (nightclub) bring their signature sounds to Marquee at Cosmopolitan on Friday, Too Short performs at 1OAK at The Mirage and Wolfgang Gartner spins at Surrender inside Encore at Wynn Las Vegas

On Saturday, actress Jamie Chung hosts an event at Pure, and Madsen checks out Chateau Nightclub & Gardens. For some great music, Chamillionaire performs live at LAX inside Luxor and Ray J takes the stage at Gallery Nightclub.

Moon Nightclub at Palms HotelThere's plenty of house music available Saturday night in Vegas, too, including Klass (day) & DJ Kaskade (night) at Marquee, Diplo at Surrender, a DJ set by Scooter & Lavelle at Liquid Pool Lounge at ARIA and the Palms features DJ Jazzy Jeff at Moon and Perfecto with Zen Freeman at Rain.

Close out your weekend with some great pool parties, including Dada Life at Encore Beach Club, Gareth Emery and Blake Jarrell at Venetian's TAO Beach and Ghostbar Sundays at the Palms featuring Trevor Simpson.

Who's ready for some Vegas this weekend? Seize the summer!

Vegas Weekend: Setting the scene -- Keri Hilson, Clinton Sparks and More

Keri Hilson is part of the Vegas weekend scene, as the hip-hop diva is performing Saturday night at Gallery inside Planet Hollywood.

Hilson recently took us behind the scenes prior to the Billboard Music Awards (which was held at MGM Grand in May) to talk about performing in Vegas, shopping and much more. In case you missed it, check out the video below, or view it on our official YouTube channel


This weekend also marks the beginning of Clinton Sparks' Vegas residency at the Palms. Catch him Saturday night at Moon nightclub.

Encore Beach Club plays host to internationally renowned DJ/producer Kaskade on Sunday for some fun by the pool.

Seize the summer with celebrity parties, amazing music and entertainment in Vegas!

Celebrate your independence with a Vegas getaway!

Independence Day -- the ultimate celebration of freedom. No place shouts freedom quite like Las Vegas, so take advantage of the holiday weekend and plan a summer getaway to the Entertainment Capital of the World.

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals are performing a poolside show at Red Rock Resort on July 1,  Rihanna gets loud on July 2 at Mandalay Bay and it's always a free for all when Ted Nugent rocks at Sunset Station. Also on July 2, watch some fireworks from inside the Octagon at UFC 132 at MGM Grand.

On July 3, the New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys perform at Mandalay Bay Events Center, while over at House of Blues, Natasha Bedingfield takes the stage.

If you like comedy, you'll be laughing all weekend with Carlos Mencia at Treasure Island, Joe Rogan at Mandalay Bay, Mike Epps and The Anti-Social Network at the Palms and Bill Maher at the Orleans.

There are also several fireworks displays planned for the Fourth in Vegas, so stick around and enjoy the festivities. Life is Short. Summer is Shorter. Seize the summer this Fourth of July in Vegas!!!

Vegas Weekend: Setting the scene -- Electronic music galore!

As you might expect with the Electronic Daisy Carnival at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Vegas this weekend -- top DJs and producers are all the rave. Here's a look at who you can see and where:

Encore Beach ClubThe EDC is an all-night event, but you still need something to do during the day, so check out the official EDC Weekend pool parties with Boyz Noise on Saturday at Aria's Liquid Pool Lounge and Avicii at Marquee at Cosmopolitan on Sunday. And for those who really want to cap off an amazing weekend, hit the official EDC After Party with Laidback Luke at XS at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas on Monday night.

There's also plenty to do in between all around town. Steve Aoki, Sidney Samson, Calvin Harris and Afrojack are part of the DJ Magazine 20-year anniversary weekend parties at Surrender and Encore Beach Club. On Friday night, Samantha Ronson provides the sound at Chateau at Paris Las Vegas, Armand Van Helden is on the turntables at Gallery inside Planet Hollywood, Twista performs at 1OAK at The Mirage and Alexandra Richards spins at The Bank at Bellagio. DJ Chuckie is also celebrating his birthday with a performance at Marquee.

Jay Sean is at Pure inside Caesars Palace Friday for a live performance, and Gavin DeGraw is at Red Rock Resort for an outdoor show. You can also party the night away with Solange Knowles as she celebrates her birthday at Lavo at The Palazzo.

You can also pump your fists all day as DJ Pauly D launches his residency at Ditch Fridays at the Palms pool and later that evening at Rain for Clash Fridays. He'll also be at Moon on Saturday night.

Benny Banassi is the special guest DJ at TAO Beach on Saturday for Lo Bosworth hosting her sister's bachelorette weekend, and over at Bare pool at The Mirage DJ Erra is doing a live set. Martin Solveig is at MGM Grand's Wet Republic and Yolanda Be Cool is at Encore Beach Club.

The celebrities come out on Saturday night as Nicki Minaj heads to the Gallery, Taio Cruz performs at Chateau, Nicole Scherzinger of Pussycat Dolls fame celebrates her birthday at Tao at the Venetian and Shaq holds his retirement party at Moon.

Seize the summer like never before. The party is on all over Vegas this weekend!

Summertime is the right time for music, shopping and more

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!

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