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So Many Natural Wonders Around L.V.!

When planning a trip to Las Vegas, most people don't think of nature or natural settings, but after going there at least two times a year for many years I began to spend some of my time exploring the other things to see and do while in Nevada and so close to Arizona.

Las Vegas offers more than gambling, inexpensive buffets and live floor shows.

There are plenty of things to do and see outside of the casinos and one thing I found that was not too far away was Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area located just seventeen miles west of Vegas. Great for camping, fishing, hiking and viewing some beautiful natural land formations created by thousands of years of geological activity, moving one componate of earth through another and then there are the brilliant colors of the earth in this area to marvel at. Don't miss the beauty or the awesome history in this part of the country.

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Nov 23, 2013

City where construction industry never sleeps

This is something that you will see a lot in Las Vegas but never in a brochure - there were at least 4 hotels in May 2008 under construction, no one ever has a vacant lot or building site on their literature for their hotel-casino though.

No nuisance value from noise due to the amazing scale of the hotels on the strip and the amount of land means there is no danger of awakening to a pneumatic drill or piling underway - just surprising to see, at first, when it shouldn't be!

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May 04, 2009

Always keep in mind

As many, many people will tell you, no matter where you go and what you do on your Vegas trip, the unofficial motto here, used so much it has become cliche, is that "what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas."

Repeat this as often as necessary, especially after your trip.

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Jun 15, 2004

Steve Wynn's new joint

I'm not sure where this tip goes, so I will make it fit into here.
One custom that Las Vegas has is admiring Steve Winn, a creative businessman who started the trend of "classing up" Las Vegas, with the likes of such casinos as Golden Nugget (his first) downtown, then Mirage, and most recently Bellagio, now considered the classiest joint in town. However he sold Bellagio and is now in the process of creating a new joint, Wynn Las Vegas, at the site of the former Desert Inn (a upper echelon casino in its own right).
The latest word is that the new Wynn creation will open on April 28, 2005. At a cost of $2.5 billion and with Wynn at the helm, Las Vegas insiders are expecting previous "class" to be completely overshawdowed.

Most of my info comes from paying attention to Las Vegas Talk and from my latest addition of newsletter.

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Apr 30, 2004
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Carry your ID.

My sister was questioned more than 3 times for her age at the gambling table. She hit the roof when we bought tickets together for a show only to be denied entry at the door.

Forget about feeling flattered. Looking young in LV is a liability. So remember carry an ID with you if happen to look say like my sis?

You be the judge.

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Jul 09, 2003


Epicurean Awards honor Las Vegas' finest:

Best Brunch: Bellagio.

Best Chef de Cuisine (must live in Las Vegas): Alessandro Stratta (Renoir at the Mirage).

Best Chinese: Royal Star at the Venetian*.

Best Desserts: Circo at Bellagio.

Best French: Andre's.

Best Fusion: Spago*.

Best Italian: Valentino at the Venetian.

Best Japanese: Nobu at the Hard Rock Hotel.

Best Lounge: Fontana at Bellagio*.

Best Margarita: Z'Tejas.

Best Mexican: Pink Taco at the Hard Rock Hotel.

Best Microbrew, Gordon Biersch*.

Best New Restaurant off the Strip: Wild Sage.

Best New Restaurant on the Strip: Commander's Palace.

Best Restaurant off the Strip: Rosemary's*.

Best Restaurant on the Strip: Renoir.

Best Restaurant Overall: Renoir.

Best Steak House: Prime at Bellagio.

Best Wine List: Aureole*.

Restaurant and food winners receive a 10-inch engraved silver platter from Tiffany & Company; lounge and beverage winners receive an engraved silver cocktail shaker from Neiman Marcus.

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Sep 12, 2002

Prostitution is illegal in Las...

Prostitution is illegal in Las Vegas, but legal in most of the rest of the state. Most of those flyers you see for 'exotic dancers right in your hotel room!' are really ads for prostitutes. Fascinating info like this can be found in 'The Unofficial Guide to Las Vegas' by Bob Sehlinger, available at your local book store.

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Aug 26, 2002

In Las Vegas, you can go to...

In Las Vegas, you can go to Venice (Venetian Hotel)
Paris, Monte Carlo, Eygpt and get a little bit of many countries all in one place.
Make sure you do not miss NEW YORK, NEW YORK!

This is a picture of the ceiling inside the Venetian Hotel and Casino.

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Aug 25, 2002

Top 5 Las Vegas Writers

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"Las Vegas - Always Updating!"
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"What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas!"
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"A tourists view of Las Vegas"
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"Vegas - City with a sleeping disorder"
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"las vegas"
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Clark County Crazy LawsAn...

Clark County Crazy Laws
An ordinance makes bringing a concealable fire arm into the county illegal unless it is registered with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. In order to register a handgun, however, it must be brought in to the police station. Furthermore, you may not register a gun on the weekends, but the police may prosecute you at that time.

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Aug 25, 2002

In Vegas you can get a hotel...

In Vegas you can get a hotel room for twenty five bucks IF you know how to do it. First book your room at least 3 months in advance, second plan your trip on the weekday. In vegas hotel rooms hit an all time high on the weekend. For example if your room is fourty bucks during the week, that same room is a hundred and fourty bucks on the weekend. Also don't forget to book online but be sure to check the hotel prices on their website before making any decisions, those booking place can be a real rip off when it comes to Vegas. Vegas gets really expensive, so saving money on your room is absolutely a plus. You may also want to keep in mind that hotels center strip are considerably more expensive than others. SO if you are planning a winter trip stay at one or the other ends. The end locations ARE NOT suggested during the summer, all of the REAL attractions are center strip and walking will be the death of you.

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Aug 25, 2002

I don't know if this is...

I don't know if this is everywhere in the States, or just where I've been, but the portions that restaurants give you in the U.S. are massive by Canadian standards. It took us a while to figure this out, but it really cuts costs down if you share these huge meals between 2 people. Or if you're really hungry, 2 meals for 3 people.

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Aug 25, 2002

Here in Las Vegas we like to...

Here in Las Vegas we like to blow things up, or should I say implode? Either way, it's a cultural event in Las Vegas to destroy old things and make bigger, better, and newer things. An example of that is the Aladdin.

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Aug 24, 2002

Things To Do Near Las Vegas

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The Neon Sign Museum

The Neon Musuem doesn't just consist of historical neon signs, but there is something else that is very special. The visitor center once was the La Concha Motel lobby, Mid-Century modern design...
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Las Vegas Natural History Museum

Also in Las Vegas you can see some very interestings Museums.This is a picture taken at Natural History Museum. Others good museums are: Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art. Houdini's Museum. The Tomb and...
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Fremont Street Experience

I went here twice when I was staying in Vegas, I found it so much better then the main vegas strip. The drinks are cheaper, the pubs had more "alternative" music playing. Two pubs had a cover band...
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The Golden Gate Hotel

I love to head to The Golden Gate for their $.99 shrimp cocktail, which they have been serving since 1959. By 1991 they served a whopping total of 25 million! -OR- You could really splurge and...
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After 20 years of marriage we decided to get our vows renewed on our holiday to Vegas in July. We chose the Elvis - Burning Love package at the Wee Kirk and we chose well! It was such a lovely...
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Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower

We went during late June in 2014, myself and my family. I will say that overall I was pleased with the experience and the view from up above will make you forget about the costs and the inconvenience...
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