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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)
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.
For an economical way to your hotel, hop on a shuttle from the airport for as low as $7. Check with your hotel for schedules.
If you want the convenience of having your own ride during your stay, or want to take a short road trip to the Hoover Dam, Red Rock National Conservation Area, Lake Mead or other surrounding scenic spots, consider renting a car. The average price for an economy car in Las Vegas is around $30 per day, but the sky's the limit if you want something a bit more extravagant.
If you have a large group or are in town for a special occasion, a limo might be the best way to travel in style for as low as $55 an hour. Limos are also great for cruising the Strip after the sun goes down. Check out a list of transportation companies here.
Party buses are the ultimate Strip cruising and barhopping machines! Let them bus you and 28 of your closest friends from one property to the next for as little as $60 an hour.
Free parking is abundant. Virtually every major hotel offers free valet parking (Don't forget to tip!).
Public Transportation - Regional Transportation Commission
Catch a bus to roll down the Strip, check out the Las Vegas Premium Outlets or head up to Fremont Street. Tickets are $2 for a single ride, $3 for a two-hour pass or $5 for a 24-hour pass. Purchase tickets on board the bus upon arrival. Check out the routes here.
Shuttle to Fashion Outlet Mall
Want to shop until you drop? The Fashion Outlets operate a daily shopping tour with departures from MGM Grand, Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood, Fashion Show Mall and LVH - Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. The round-trip fare is $15 and includes a savings card with more than $800 in savings at participating stores. Check out the shuttle schedule here.
Las Vegas Monorail
Get from one end of the Strip to the next in just 15 minutes, or stop at each property in between! The monorail travels from Sahara Avenue to MGM Grand seven days a week from 7-2 a.m. Monday - Thursday and until 3 a.m. Friday - Sunday. The monorail is also convenient for guests traveling to and from the Las Vegas Convention Center. This summer, you can get an unlimited day pass for just $9. Visit the website for bus stops and ticket prices.
Connecting ARIA, Bellagio, Vdara, Monte Carlo and Crystals, this elevated electric track has the capability to move up to 6,400 passengers each hour. It is available from 8-4 a.m. daily. The tram is free.
Mirage-Treasure Island Tram
The tram arrives every 15 minutes from 7-2 a.m. daily. The tram is free.
Mandalay Bay-Excalibur Tram
Fares start with $3.30 on the meter, and $2.60 is then added for every additional mile. There is an additional $1.80 charge for McCarran Airport passengers. For example, riding from the airport to Caesars Palace would cost you around $19, plus tip.
Vegas on Foot
You can still cover a lot of the city on foot. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and carry a bottle of water, especially during summer months. The Strip is approximately 4.8 miles long.
He's starred in a Vegas commercial, and has an upcoming monthlong residency at Planet Hollywood later this summer, but this Friday night at The Mirage's 1 OAK, catch The Voice star Cee Lo Green performing live. For more live music, catch Fantasy lead vocalist Lorena Peril performing at LAX on Saturday. There are plenty of top-make music producers in town this weekend as well, including Tiesto, Sander van Doorn, Avicii, Hardwell, Lil Jon, DJ Vice and Kaskade. The complete rundown:
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Downtown Las Vegas always has a rockin' weekend schedule. Free shows occur on the First and Third Street stages on Fremont Street, in addition to the overhead VivaVision shows. And the new Fremont East Entertainment district offers a variety of unique bars and clubs, including piano bars, bands, arts, arcades and more! For the latest in Vegas nightlife, go to VisitLasVegas.com.
Flowers, chocolates and cards are nice, but this Mother's Day, give your mom something that will last forever - memories of an amazing trip to Las Vegas!
Remember all those times she cooked and did the dishes? It's mom's turn to enjoy some great food. Fortunately, there's still time to take part in the culinary event of the year - Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appétit! This event features the world's greatest chefs and sommeliers, as well as 60 of Vegas' finest restaurants. Spoil her with an unforgettable Sparkling Brunch with Guy Savoy, or Italian Brunch with The Pellegrino's in Caesars Palace!
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 Palms Place Drift Spa & Hamman and the Sahra Spa & Hammam at The Cosmopolitan offer 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.
Then, it's time to treat her to a real Vegas show! If Mom loves music, there are plenty of performers who will help bring back memories, like Donny & Marie at the Flamingo and Liza Minnelli for one night only at LVH - Las Vegas Hotel & Castino. For a magical experience, enjoy champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries in your VIP seats at Le Rêve - The Dream at Wynn, or surround yourself in fantasy at one of six Cirque du Soleil productions.
So many ways to express your gratitude, so give Mom the Mother's Day experience of a lifetime in Vegas!
Enjoy the view from the two-story outdoor rooftop deck at VooDoo Lounge at the Rio (51 stories above the action of the Strip), or experience one of three open-air clubs at Wynn/Encore Las Vegas; Surrender at Encore offers plush banquettes and go-go dancers, while XS turns up the heat poolside! Whether you're hanging out on the North or South Patio, or dancing on the outdoor dance floor, at Tryst you'll be just feet from your own private waterfall - exclusively for nightclub patrons!
Join A-list celebs at the Palms' Ghostbar and have a drink on the outdoor sky deck offering a 360-degree view of the city and a see-thru floor (not for the faint of heart)! Palms' Moon Nightclub has color-changing glass tiles and eye-catching imagery and a retractable roof designed specifically for our clear summer nights! Step outside TAO Nightclub at The Venetian's 40-foot-long, European-style terrace for outstanding views of the Strip.
Downtown's Gold Diggers Nightclub at the Golden Nugget has an outdoor terrace perched high above the Fremont Street Experience and its million lights of Viva Vision - the most spectacular light show in the world! And under the Eiffel Tower and the lights of Paris, check out the exclusive Butterfly hidden high above Chateau Nightclub.
If someone tells you to meet them at the Foundation Room - don't think twice! Join them high atop Mandalay Bay for a private club experience with an unprecedented view of the city! With so many options, it's hard to choose just one. Just make sure to include celebrity-owned PURE Nightclub at Caesars Palace. With an outdoor patio overlooking the center of the city, and celebrity hosted birthdays almost nightly, it's a hot spot that always draws the A crowd!
See you on the dance floor - in Vegas!
April Fools' Day is this Sunday, but the lineup of celebrities and top musicians in Las Vegas this weekend is nothing to joke about. From birthday celebrations for Fergie and Perez Hilton to performances by Tyga, Trey Songz and Tiesto, there's no shortage of nightclub excitement. Toss in some pool parties and Sunday's 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand, and you've got a recipe for an amazing weekend in Vegas!
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Sunday, April 1
St. Patrick's Day is upon us and at the end of the rainbow lies ... Las Vegas, where Irish-themed celebrations and celebrities and nightlife collide all weekend long!
For some Vegas-style St. Patrick's Day revelry, head to O'Sheas on the Las Vegas Strip for an all-day party led by Lucky the Leprechaun from noon till 2 a.m., with food and drink specials and live entertainment. Or say one last goodbye to Fitzgerald's as the downtown hotel has become The D Las Vegas.
You can also celebrate the one-year anniversary of Irish pub Rí Rá Las Vegas inside The Shoppes at Mandalay Place with live music, giveaways and even a parade through the resort featuring bagpipers and Irish dancers beginning at 11 a.m.
There's plenty more to enjoy all weekend long, so check out our recent blog for more ideas.
When the sun sets, you'll have plenty of celebrity-hosted parties, such as Rob Kardashian's birthday bash, and amazing musical acts to choose from, including Akon and LMFAO.
Here's the lineup of unparalleled nightlife. Erin Go Bragh!
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Everyone knows about the celebrity-filled nightclubs, exotic cuisine and top-notch hotels in Las Vegas, but do you know about all the activities you can do during the day?
After breakfast and before dinner, there is plenty of fun to be had! Be adventurous by taking a ride atop the 1,149-foot Stratosphere Tower, zip line your way over Fremont Street on Flightlinez or take a thrilling ride on the 67 mph rollercoaster at New York-New York.
Take a break for lunch by dining outside for the best people-watching views (trust us, it's worth it!). Grab a seat on the patio at Serendipity 3 at Caesars Palace, catch a breathtaking view of the Bellagio fountains from Todd English's Olives, or enjoy lunch and a margarita on the patio at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville at Flamingo Las Vegas.
In the afternoon, wander over to the Luxor for an inside look at BODIES...The Exhibition, which showcases the human body and organs like you've never seen before; plus learn more about the epic story of the "ship of dreams" at Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition. Get ready to be mesmerized! America's Got Talent finalist, magician Nathan Burton, performs his grand illusions in the afternoons at Flamingo Las Vegas, while Harrah's magician Mac King provides a barrel of laughs with his unique comedy magic show.
If spending time in the great outdoors is on your must-do list, head out to Red Rock Canyon Conservation Area featuring more than 30 miles of hiking trails, rock climbing, horseback riding and picnic areas; or take a quick drive to Mt. Charleston in the scenic Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest for a cool afternoon hike. You could also hit a few balls at the new indoor glow-in-the-dark KISS-themed miniature golf course or challenge your friends to a quick par-3 round at the Callaway Golf Center across from Town Square on Las Vegas Boulevard.
For those who like to mix it up a bit, check out Dig This, America's first and only heavy equipment playground for some fun in the dirt. Or, grab a gun for some safe and supervised shooting practice at the new Guns and Ammo Garage. Featured machine guns include an authentic Tommy gun, Uzi, AK-47 and the new Secret Service P90 gun.
There's always plenty to do in Vegas, day or night!
Have you ever dreamed that you could travel around the world, taking photos in front of ancient architecture in Egypt or famous pieces of artwork in Europe? Do it all on the Las Vegas Strip and fill up your travel passport to capture your own piece of history.
From the iconic pyramid at Luxor to the daily explosion of The Mirage volcano, Las Vegas has it all. Spend the afternoon traveling across the world on one street - Las Vegas Boulevard. Take a ride up the Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas for amazing views of the Strip; then head over to Excalibur for a little medieval fun while you enjoy dinner and a show at Tournament of Kings where knights joust for the hands of fair maidens.
The Venetian's waterways are reminiscent of Venice. Take a gondola ride with your sweetheart for a romantic European getaway. Or catch a show at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, featuring superstars such as Rod Stewart, Celine Dion and Shania Twain. Grab a double-decker sightseeing bus to the New York-New York hotel for a view of the city's famed skyline and stop in for a beer and a slice of New York-style pizza in the quaint Greenwich Village neighborhood food court.
Journey into Irish country at J.C. Wooloughan's Irish Pub inside the JW Marriott Resort. Enjoy traditional Celtic food along with classic dark beers and whiskey inside this authentic pub. You're not just stepping into any Irish pub - this place is the real thing - they shipped the entire pub direct from the Emerald Isle!
Looking for a tropical getaway? Relax on the sun-drenched shores of Mandalay Bay, where tropical vegetation surrounds you and tidal waves crash on the white sand beaches! Enjoy a South Beach-style day in the sun at the Tropicana Las Vegas, one of Las Vegas' original expansive beaches, with poolside gaming too! A legendary hotel with a one-of-a-kind pool - the Flamingo Las Vegas features a spectacular 15-acre tropical retreat with pools interconnected by lagoons and surrounding a magnificent waterfall. Oh, and don't forget to visit the flock of Chilean flamingos and various feathered friends at the enchanting wildlife habitat!
Start traveling and stamping your way through your vacation passport, right here in Las Vegas!