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Vegas Minute: A taste of Jean Philippe Patisserie

In this week's Vegas Minute, get a taste of Jean Philippe Patisserie at the Bellagio. Then, grab some sun at Bare pool at The Mirage and enjoy one of Las Vegas' premier hotspots for nightlife with a look at PURE inside Caesars Palace.  Plan your trip at http://www.lasvegas.com/. Vegas Minute produced by http://www.vegas.com. See the Vegas Minute and other great videos on our official YouTube page.

Vegas Minute: A look at Ravella

In this week's Vegas Minute, which you can see below and on our official YouTube channel, check out the European-inspired beauty of Ravella at Lake Las Vegas. Get ready for some music with Elvis Costello and the Impostors at the Palms on May 13, and Stevie Nicks at Caesars Palace on May 14.  Plan your trip at http://www.lasvegas.com/. Vegas Minute produced by http://www.vegas.com.

Vegas Minute: Feeling the beat with Recycled Percussion

In this week's Vegas Minute, which you can also watch on our official You Tube page, we celebrate Earth Day with a little recycling of our own - going behind the scenes with Recycled Percussion at the Tropicana. Afterward, we live large at Johnny Smalls inside the Hard Rock Hotel, enjoy the craziness of the new Absinthe at Caesars Palace and gear up for the Pacquiao-Mosley fight at MGM Grand. Plan your trip at http://www.LasVegas.com. Vegas Minute produced by http://www.vegas.com

Vegas Minute: Pool season is here!

In this week's Vegas Minute, which you can also watch along with other fun Vegas videos on our official YouTube page, we dive into pool season with a look at Wet Republic, the ultrapool at MGM Grand. Then, we take in some magic with Penn & Teller at the Rio All-Suite Hotel, live La Vida Loca with Ricky Martin at Caesars Palace and grab a seat at the table for the food event of the year, Vegas Uncork'd. Plan your trip at http://www.LasVegas.com. Vegas Minute produced by http://www.vegas.com/

Home, sweet Vegas celebrity home

     Las Vegas has always been a haven for spotting celebrities, with the rich and famous popping in and out of town for various events and just to have a good time.

     But many celebrities also call Vegas home. Virtually every sport has some star athlete that resides in Las Vegas. Baseball has Greg Maddux. Tennis has Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf. Boxing has Floyd "Money" Mayweather, and for MMA, UFC president Dana White calls Las Vegas home. NASCAR stars Kurt and Kyle Busch live in Las Vegas, too, as does BMX rider T.J. Lavin.

     Vegas is also home to legendary performers, including Brandon Flowers, Penn & Teller, Gladys Knight, Marie Osmond and of course, longtime Vegas icon Wayne Newton, whose home, "Shenandoah," will be open for tours soon.

     The next time you're in Vegas, keep an eye out, you never know who you'll see! Be sure to check 0ut the How To Vegas section of LasVegas.com for great ideas on how to create your perfect Vegas experience.

Vegas Minute: A

In this week's Vegas Minute, which you can also see on our official YouTube page, it's a "family" affair when you pay a visit to the Las Vegas Mob Experience at the Tropicana. Then, enjoy the aquatic acrobatics of Le Reve at Wynn Las Vegas, a night of No. 1 hits with Janet Jackson at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, and the star-studded Tiger Jam at Mandalay Bay. Plan your trip at http://LasVegas.com. Vegas Minute produced by http://www.vegas.com/.

Vegas Minute: Hot wheels

In this week's Vegas Minute, ride in style at the only Las Vegas Ferrari dealership, inside Wynn Las Vegas. Explore Ri Ra Las Vegas, the new authentic Irish pub at Mandalay Place. We have great shows and events on tap, too, including Plan your trip at http://www.LasVegas.com. Vegas Minute produced by http://www.vegas.com

Vegas: The ultimate thrill ride

Every trip to Las Vegas is exciting, but some people want more excitement than others. If you're a thrill-seeker, Las Vegas has plenty of ways for you to get your adrenaline rushing. How about swimming with the sharks? Inside the Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay, there are no cages -just you, 1.3 million gallons of underwater real estate, and more than 30 sharks, including Sandtiger, Sandbar and White Tip Reef sharks.

Prefer wind over water? Hook up to a harness at the new Fremont Street Flightlinez  cruise down a zip line right over the crowds on Fremont Street and under the giant video canopy. For some zip lining with a little less neon, head out to Boulder City for Bootleg Canyon Flightlines.

If you love roller-coasters, head down to Buffalo Bill's in Primm and see how you hold up against the Desperado's Turbo Drop, a 255-foot nosedive that highlights one of the world's tallest and fastest scream machines. Or twist, loop and dive around New York City with the Coney Island-style coaster at New York-New York.

In Las Vegas, the sky is the limit. Well, almost. The SkyJump at the Stratosphere is about as you can get for a thrill ride. At 108 stories, it's the highest controlled free fall in the world. It really is the best way to see the city, hurtling towards your face at a ridiculous speed.

Book your next adventure at LasVegas.com and get all the thrills you can handle in Vegas!

It's Friday afternoon. So yeah, we're thinking about beer.

It's Friday afternoon -- the perfect time to think about Happy Hour, and downing a cold one.

In Vegas, there are plenty of places to enjoy a variety of beers, including some where it's brewed on site. We'll tap into a few of them, but be sure to check out LasVegas.com for a lengthy list of places where you can find your favorites.

The Triple 7 Restaurant and Brewery at Main Street Station in downtown Las Vegas is a great place to start. This microbrewery offers five varieties to choose from (and you can get a sampler of all of them, too):  High Roller Gold, Royal Red Lager, Market Pale Ale, Blackchip Porter and Triple 7's featured brew of the month.

Also downtown, the Chicago Brewery and Cigar Lounge at the Four Queens offers handcrafted brews along with a unique selection of appetizers, pizzas and entrees, and of course a fine selection of cigars.

The Pub at Monte Carlo recently introduced new beer selections and a new menu to enhance your experience and Todd English P.U.B. at Crystals inside City Center has creative delicacies and a full raw bar showcasing the best of the sea and a selection of 30 premium beers.

The new Ri Ra Las Vegas inside Mandalay Bay features live music, a comprehensive drink list and Irish fare that defies pub standards, and while you are there, be sure to pop by the first official Guinness store in the United States next door at Mandalay Place.

For a cozy atmosphere, you can also check out the Tenaya Creek Brewery at La Quinta Inn and Suites Northwest Tech Center in Summerlin and off the strip, Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant has plenty to quench any thirst.

Ah, now we're ready for the weekend! Bottoms up!

Vegas Minute: Lions and magic and Garth, oh my!

Please note: The Lion King at Mandalay Bay has closed. 

In this week's Vegas Minute, which you can watch here or on our YouTube channel, see some of the magical transformation that results in the epic production show, Disney's The Lion King at Mandalay Bay. Also, you'll pay a quick visit to Hussong's Cantina and Taqueria. Don't miss Penn & Teller at the Rio All-Suite Hotel, Garth Brooks at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas and Jay Leno at The Mirage. Check back every week for a new Vegas Minute and keep up with everything going on in Las Vegas at LasVegas.com!

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