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Vegas’ icy attractions will give you chills

 

    Minus5 at Mandalay Bay No matter what the temperature is outside, Las Vegas keeps you cool all year-round.

     Your drinks are sure to stay ice cold when you enjoy some libations at either Minus5 location in Las Vegas. Mandalay Place and Monte Carlo - each offers you the chance to bundle up and enjoy spirits that are kept at, well, minus 5 degrees Celsius. How often do you get to enjoy 30 minutes of arctic drinking and mingling while donning a heavy winter parka and fur-lined hat indoors? Enjoy frozen cocktails from ice glasses while surrounded by tons of ice, frozen bars, walls, statues, tables, chairs and lamps.

    Dine at Red Square at Mandalay Bay and enjoy an impressive caviar selection, and such perestroika-inspired Russian and internationally influenced favorites, such as Siberian nachos, seared foie gras and duck confit, Strozapretti stroganof and Adzhika-spiced pork tenderloin. Before or after, however, you can really feel the chill: Experience the exclusive, private vodka vault and famous frozen ice bar featuring more than 200 frozen vodkas and infusions, martinis and Russian-inspired cocktails.

     In the mood for some relaxing snow? You can enjoy that year-round at Qua Baths & Spa as you watch "snow" fall from the ceiling in the one-of-a-kind Arctic Ice Room. It's a spa experience you'll only get in Vegas and a great way to stay cool!

    For those of you who really need to get some real snow-filled excitement, take a quick drive to the Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort - downhill skiing and terrain parks are all the rage up there. You may not expect snow near Vegas, but this ski park had snow earlier than most West Coast ski resorts! Stay a day or two and spend the night at the scenic Resort on Mount Charleston or the Mt. Charleston Lodge! Skiing in Vegas - how's that for cool?

 

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!

Model citizens: Join SI Swimsuit launch party in Vegas!

Vegas has always been a place for beauty, but that's particularly true this week as the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition supermodels are in Las Vegas to celebrate the launch of the magazine's annual best-selling issue.

Here's your chance to get up close and personal with the SI Swimsuit models, during two days of events that are open to the public:

On Wednesday, "Dining With SI Swimsuit" includes lunch from noon-2 at STK at The Cosmopolitan. A DJ will spin while fans taste some of the steakhouse's signature dishes and meet 2011 SI Swimsuit models.

From 3-5pm, head over to Diablo's Mexican Cantina  at Monte Carlo for "Jabbawockeez & the SI Swimsuit Models," with photos and autographs, and a performance by the Jabbawockeez.

On Thursday, you'll have three more chances to mingle with the models, beginning from noon-2 p.m. at Fashion Show Mall for  "Swimsuit Talks: Fashion & Beauty." The Fashion Show will host a roundtable with SI Swimsuit models and editors, followed by autographs and photos with fans.

Another autograph session is set for 1-3 p.m. at Hard Rock Hotel's Hard Rock Store to sign autographs and pose for complimentary photos with fans. Then close out the day from 3-5 p.m. with a meet and greet event featuring Human Nature and the SI Swimsuit models at Caesars Palace. The festivities include a performance by the group, as well as autographs with fans in front of Rao's.

The world's most beautiful women in the world's most exciting destination. Come join us for the SI Swimsuit Launch party in Las Vegas!

People Watching, Patio Dining -- Only in Vegas!

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.

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