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According to Road & Travel Magazine, 78 percent of pet owners travel with their pet and Vegas has unique options for guests looking to bring Fido. Here are a couple of only Vegas standouts:
Canines receive the VIP treatment when they travel to any Caesars Entertainment resort in Las Vegas. Their popular program, PetStay Las Vegas, accommodates guests and their furry friends at Caesars Palace, Imperial Palace, Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Paris Las Vegas, Harrah's, Bally's and Flamingo Las Vegas - a total of eight resorts. As part of the PetStay Las Vegas program, guests and their pups receive in-room amenities including dog treats, food and water dishes, and a pet mat. Canines on the go are also presented with a map of dog-walking routes, on-property designated relief areas, and a variety of dog-friendly resources for pet walking, pet sitting, grooming services and veterinarian information. Sorry, no cats.
Trump International Hotel Las Vegas offers its guests
the Paws Massage Package, which includes a 30-minute Trump Classic Massage for guests and a 30-minute
massage for their pooch. The Las Vegas vacation package will allow pets and their parents to relax and unwind in the comfort of their own suite with dual treatments, both performed by a Spa at Trump massage therapist. In addition, Trump also donates a portion of the $200 cleaning fee for every dog that stays at the property to the Nevada SPCA No-Kill Animal Sanctuary. Cats are also welcome.
THEhotel at Mandalay Bay welcomes your four-legged friend with a special letter, doggie bag and a treat. The hotel also offers pet sitting and walking services for an extra fee. Amenities also include special meal options for man's best friend on the in-room dining menu, with items like the "Backyard Delight," which consists of hamburger, potatoes, zucchini, carrots, apples, parsley and ground turmeric. When Fido's ready for a little fresh air, "Barking Lot Lane" is just steps away. Owners are welcome to walk their dogs themselves or the concierge is available upon request, for an additional fee.
The Westin provides dog and cat owners with a pet bed, food and water bowls, and a mat, as well an official Westin "Pet in Room" sign, while the Riviera Hotel and Casino offers a mat, food dishes and dog treats along with a list of area pet-friendly service providers.
The Four Seasons also welcomes both dogs and cats under 25 pounds for a nominal fee.
Rumor Boutique Hotel even offers a Yappy Hour every Thursday that features games, prizes and yappatizers. Donations collected during the event go toward a local animal foundation.
For all you pet lovers out there, don't miss the Nevada Wild Fest Dock Dogs Competition, October 25-29 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino for a haunted maze, food plaza, beer garden and fun pet contests. For more information, visit http://nevadawildfest.com/
Book your next trip, and don't forget your favorite furry little friends for a GRRRReat time!
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.
From award-winning hotels, to first-class dining, and fashion-forward shopping, Las Vegas offers so many great opportunities to see and be seen. Sometimes the best option is to sit back and watch. People watching in Las Vegas just made the gossip columns with our newest patio dining options.
From a prime location just off the boulevard, grab a frozen margarita and hot salsa and enjoy the scene from Diablos Cantina two-story Mexican joint at Monte Carlo Resort, or down a cold Guinness from Nine Fine Irishmen at New York New York. Both give you plenty of time to socialize and scrutinize the frenzy of tourists below!
Planet Hollywood is center strip and offers two incredible views of the Fountains of Bellagio and the new City Center complex by MGM Resorts International. Grab a frosty Pina Colada at Hawaiian Tropic Zone while people watching from the outdoor patio - the servers are just as tantalizing as the view! Yes - they have it all!
Travel the world and relish the superb French cuisine at Mon Ami Gabi at Paris Las Vegas. Ah Sin prepares unique Pacific Rim creations and sits at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. The newest dining spot Serendipity 3, offers award-winning dining and scrumptious desserts and views of the glittering city from Caesars Palace.
If you're looking for a spectacular private dining experience, with outdoor patios and cascading waterfalls, look no further than Wynn Las Vegas (pictured). SW Steakhouse, Bartolotta, and Okada sit quietly along the private lake and feature award-winning cuisine and unmatched signature service. Nightlife follows suit in Vegas with the party scene outdoors at Wynn's Tryst and XS Nightclub, Tao at The Venetian, and PURE nightclub at Caesars Palace.
People watching, patio dining - voyeuristic fun in Las Vegas! Book your trip and take advantage of great summer offers.