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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!
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!
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!
Summer bargains are everywhere you look, and Las Vegas has no shortage of spots to get your shop on. When it comes to shopping, Las Vegas has become one of the premium, world-class shopping destinations in the U.S.
Designers such as Harry Winston, Manolo Blahnik, Juicy Couture, Jimmy Choo and Dolce & Gabbana now populate the Strip at Fashion Show, The Forum Shops at Caesars, Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian and Via Bellagio.
In addition to high-end shopping, Las Vegas offers several outlet shopping centers featuring designer names for bargain prices, such as Las Vegas Premium Outlets - North (downtown) and Las Vegas Premium Outlets - South (near Mandalay Bay), and the Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas in Primm.
Unique shopping experiences abound in Vegas. Town Square Las Vegas is an outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment venue located on the south end of Las Vegas Boulevard with more than 150 retail stores, 12 restaurants, a park and a movie theater. And recently opened, Tivoli Village offers outdoor dining and shopping for guests staying near Red Rock Resort, Suncoast, and the JW Marriott Resort.
Crystals at CityCenter is a 500,000-square-foot retail and dining district that features unique-to-the-market retailers like Tom Ford, Mikimoto, Assouline, Kiton and Paul Smith. For a more casual retail experience, cross over to Planet Hollywood's Miracle Mile Shops for dozens of stores, restaurants, and live entertainment at the popular V Theater.
So whether it's high-end luxury or affordable trends, you'll find something for everyone in Las Vegas. Book your trip now and begin your summer shopping spree!
Strap on your boots and see a side of Las Vegas you may never have known existed. The weather is perfect for a day of hiking in one of the magnificent state parks and recreational areas surrounding Las Vegas.
Start your journey from the comfort of your hotel suite at Red Rock Resort, Suncoast Hotel, or the JW Marriott Resort, all just minutes from our spectacular national parks! You can also get plenty of exercise in the 197,000-acre scenic loop of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, with more than 30 miles worth of hiking trails! Be sure to stop by the visitor center to see some historical and geological exhibits, a cactus garden and a souvenir bookstore.
The spectacular red sandstone of Valley of Fire State Park is the perfect backdrop for a day of hiking, picnicking and even camping.
There's also invigorating hiking at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, not to mention boating, fishing, wildlife and more! The Mojave, the Great Basin and the Sonoran Deserts come together for a unique landscape. While visiting, be sure to spend some time on the scenic grounds of the new Ravella Resort or stroll the Mediterranean-themed streets of the Village at Lake Las Vegas.
If you prefer higher elevations, the Mount Charleston Recreation Area includes numerous hiking trails and picnic areas, along with the natural beauty you'll find in the Spring Mountains of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. Relax after a long hike at the Mt. Charleston Lodge or The Resort on Mount Charleston.
Experience some of Las Vegas' outer beauty and enjoy a gratifying and scenic hike today! Then finish your night off with an award-winning restaurant, A-list entertainment, and the best nightlife in the world!
Memorial Day is the official start to grilling season and sunny skies -- and in Las Vegas you can head to the great outdoors for both! After a fun-filled evening in Las Vegas, plan some day trips to the national parks surrounding the city. There's something for the adventurous and the not-so-adventurous and it's all just miles from the center of town; so pack up the station wagon - Clark Griswold style - and head to Vegas!
Head due West and spend the day at Red Rock National Conservation Area. Just minutes from Red Rock Resort, The Suncoast, and JW Marriott, this outdoor wonderland spans 197,000 acres, has a 13-mile scenic loop drive, and over 30 miles of hiking trails. Picnic and grilling areas, cycling, hiking, climbing and horseback riding are available throughout! Further North, Mt. Charleston Recreation Area is a hiker's paradise with towering pine trees, rivers, waterfalls, trails and the scenic Resort at Mt. Charleston and Mt. Charleston Lodge.
For the adrenaline-junkies, rent a dune buggy from a huge fleet of custom off road vehicles at Sun Buggy Fun Rentals. Just miles from North Las Vegas, explore 15,000 acres of off-road desert terrain before heading back to Vegas where you can relax and rejuvenate in a world-class spa treatment.
If you're staying in the Southern part of the valley, near The M Resort, Fiesta Henderson, or the South Point Resort, it's just a short drive to the spectacular Hoover Dam. This national historic spot offers a dramatic view of the Colorado River, Lake Mead Recreation Area and the new Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge, towering 900ft above the canyon floor! It opens in November for driving traffic, but the view today of construction is fascinating in itself.
Enjoy a relaxing day boating at Lake Mead or spend a tranquil day at the lakeside beach at Lake Las Vegas. Aston Montelago Village is a Mediterranean-inspired walking neighborhood with boutique stores, unique restaurants and the spectacular Lowes Lake Las Vegas Resort. Aim for par on the Jack Nicklaus designed South Shore Golf Club or check out more than 60 top-rated championship golf courses city-wide.
You may not find Wally World here, but we do have Wally Eastwood - the world's fastest juggler. Catch him and the best variety acts in the country at "V The Ultimate Variety Show" at Planet Hollywood. And for the best in entertainment, check out the current lineup of A-list shows, or enjoy a pre-show dinner at an award-winning restaurant. It's all part of a spectacular Memorial Day Las Vegas weekend. And now you can plan your trip and check rates and availability online and ensure you get the best deals in town!
P.S. (don't forget Aunt Edna, I hear she loves our buffets)