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Some of the biggest names in music will converge on Las Vegas for a weeklong celebration of Latin recording artists, culture and more leading up to the 13th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards at Mandalay Bay on Nov. 15.
Several Las Vegas restaurants are offering special deals all week long. Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse features flavors from Southern Brazil prepared "The Gaucho Way," with meats roasted over pits of open fire for delicious barbecues. From Nov. 12 - 18, you can complement any meal with a bottle of Fogo wine for only $13.
Then you'll be ready for a signature Las Vegas show. Latin guitar legend Santana takes the stage at the House of Blues on Nov. 7, 9 - 11, 13 and 15 - 17. Spend an
intimate evening listening to the greatest hits from this true musical icon.
There's some fabulous free entertainment all week long as well, including the Claudine Castro Band performing two free shows - on Nov. 12 at Eastside Cannery and as part of Latin Night on Nov. 18 at The Palms. For some traditional Mexican rancheras-style music, catch Paquita la del Barrio at Buffalo Bill's Star of the Desert Arena in nearby Primm.
Las Vegas nightclubs will be sizzling, too, with several special Latin-themed nights throughout the week at Club Tequila inside Fiesta Rancho resort and don't miss Caliente Noche Latina Nights on Nov. 18 at Aliante Station, featuring salsa, reggaeton and merengue dancing!
Celebrate Latin music and culture all week long during Latin GRAMMY Week in Las Vegas!
This kind of raw energy only comes to town once a year, so shift into high gear and get revved up for the fast-paced excitement of 2012 NASCAR Weekend at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway from March 9 - 11.
Life in the fast lane, Vegas-style, includes the Stratosphere Pole Day, the Sam's Town 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race and the Kobalt Tools 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.
Special weekend packages are available where you'll enjoy the finest view of the competition as it unfolds on the 20-degree banking. The Dale Earnhardt Terrace and Richard Petty Terrace feature wide, flip-down seats with cup holders and a private concourse with restrooms, concessions and elevator access.
The main grandstand offers seating along the front stretch with terrific views of all the pit road and racing action. Seats in sections 1, 2 and 3 are benches with back support, and they provide easy access to concessions and restrooms.
No trip to the speedway would be complete without checking out the Neon Garage. You'll have unprecedented access to NASCAR's stars and teams, enjoy specialty concessions and be part of the winner's circle celebration. Neon Garage access also allows you in the pit area on Friday, Saturday and during prerace on Sunday.
In Vegas, you can do more than just watch the action - you can be a part of it. At the speedway complex, you can drive or ride along in a 600-horsepower NASCAR-style stock car at the Richard Petty Driving Experience. You and your heart will be racing like never before.
Make Las Vegas the ultimate pit stop when NASCAR comes to town March 9 - 11!
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The pro football championship game - you know the one, with the Roman numeral at the end - is approaching and other than 50-yard line seats, the best place to watch the game is Las Vegas, where you'll always have a great seat for exciting sports action!
Catch every big play throughout the postseason at Las Vegas' luxurious sports lounges. You can also kick your sports viewing experience up a notch at Lagasse's Stadium at The Palazzo. Combine the signature cuisine of Emeril Lagasse with more than 100 HD TVs, luxury boxes, stadium-style seating, billiard tables and an outdoor patio just a few steps from the Strip. Bam! The remodeled sports book at Bally's Las Vegas offers great viewing and plenty of food choices to make the experience as memorable as the game itself.
If you enjoy hunting, fishing and other outdoor sports, the Las Vegas International Sportsmen's Expo, from Feb. 2 - 4, is an event you won't want to miss. Vendors will showcase the hottest products on the market for outdoor enthusiasts at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Watch the world's top Sevens Rugby players get down and dirty Feb. 10 - 12 at the 2012 USA Sevens International Rugby tournament at Sam Boyd Stadium. From the opening ceremonies at the Fremont Street Experience to the International Fan Fest to the fast-paced action, it's the biggest Sevens Rugby action in the U.S. Afterward, head downtown for a night out on East Fremont Street and book a stay at a vintage hotel including The Plaza, Golden Gate, Golden Nugget or, if you're lucky, the popular D Hotel.
The clown princes of basketball are bringing their unique brand of skills and humor to Vegas on Feb. 15 - catch the one and only Harlem Globetrotters at The Orleans. More hoops excitement follows in the coming weeks with the men's and women's college basketball championship tournaments, so make your plans now to be a part of the sports madness in Vegas!
Tapas. Whether you like them warm or cold, you'll find a tasty variety of Spanish appetizers at restaurants all over Las Vegas.
Enjoy tapas and more than 50 other shareable dishes at Johnny Smalls inside the Hard Rock Hotel. Or head over to ARIA Resort & Casino at CityCenter and grab some authentic tapas at Julian Serrano. The renowned chef is a native of Madrid and dishes out great tapas along with signature shellfish, ceviche, paellas and more.
For an intimate setting, try La Cave at Wynn Las Vegas, the perfect retreat for indulging in savory small plates. At Jaleo inside the new Cosmopolitan, chef Jose Andres brings the flavors of one of the country's first successful tapas restaurants to Las Vegas.
Clear skies and beautiful weather are upon us in Las Vegas. Spend your nights at the impressive neon lit casinos in our fabulous resorts, and spend your days outside at various national parks and hidden treasures. There are special offers of every kind, so make an excuse then find your way to Las Vegas.
Just minutes from the Las Vegas Strip on the West side of town, you can find yourself among the spectacular majestic cliffs of Red Rock Canyon. This national recreation area is a photographers dream with ruby red rock formations, rolling hills, and winding roads throughout the 13 mile journey. For the adventurous check out various challenging hiking trails to Ice Box Canyon, La Madre Springs, Keystone Thrust, or Turtlehead Peak. Red Rock Resort and the Suncoast Hotel are great jumping off points for a day of outdoor adventure, and an even better place to come back to relax!
From the mountainside to the water's edge, Vegas has it all. Pack a day trip and head to Lake Mead Recreation area, where you and your fiends can enjoy a day out on the serene lake! Rent a speed boat, fishing boat or deluxe house boat and cruise the scenic coastline of Lake Mead. Head south on the lake and experience a one-of-a-kind view of Hoover Dam from behind! And if you spend the night at Lake Las Vegas, you'll be home in no time ?? enjoying a relaxing evening at the Loews Lake Las Vegas Spa Resort. or the new Ravella at Lake Las Vegas.