The best new restaurant in Las Vegas isn't housed in a gaudy hotel on the Strip. Nor is it adorned with the first name of its celebrity chef or a menu with prices that equate to the cost of one of the city's pricey theatre shows. It is on East Fremont Street, a downtown district with a sketchy reputation that is the epicentre of a revitalization project.
Canadians just can't seem to get enough of Las Vegas. According to the Conference Board of Canada, between January and July 2014 the number of arrivals from Canada increased by 12 per cent compared to the same time 2013. Here are a few unique itineraries, as curated by Expedia.ca and our Sin City Insiders.
Claiming to find uniqueness within one of the most unique places in the world is a conundrum in itself. Therefore during a recent media trip to Las Vegas, I was not sure what to expect. Turns out, most visitors, especially first timers, are so enchanted by the Strip, where the famed themed hotels and casinos are located, that they miss out on other attractions located on and beyond the Strip. This list showcases some of the unique experiences that visitors may not be aware of.
Calgary and Edmonton also benefit from greater concentration of people per square mile than Las Vegas. This is the reason why the Alberta model of revitalization works well up here. However, it would be interesting to see if the Las Vegas model can be imported north of the border. In the end, a successful model of downtown revitalization requires residential densification no matter how well the commercial component is developed.
Kenny Wizz was like every other normal kid growing up in Los Angeles during this decade. Well, almost. The peculiarity of having the aforementioned hair style and break dancing skills led many to remind him often of his uncanny resemblance to the Gloved One. Obviously, MJ's breakthrough meant a massive change in trajectory of the destiny of this normal kid.
According to TripAdvisor users, there are two types of people: those who love Las Vegas and those who don't. I thought I was firmly in the second camp, until my partner suggested we go to Vegas for my first Travelzoo Experience. These tips should help gamblers and non-gamblers, luxury lovers and deal hunters alike to plan the perfect Vegas vacation.
Sure, you can just grab a chaise longue at the main hotel pool, but if you're craving your own private space with staff dedicated to making sure your cocktail and food needs are met, splurge and book a cabana at any one of these hotels. We put in the research and soaked up some sun, enjoyed some nibbles (and a few cocktails), and found three of our favourite spots for cabana living, Vegas-style.
M.S. Shadlock's controversial sexual thriller, The Inferno, is about a "sex hotel and casino" in Las Vegas where you gamble with sex, not money. It explores -- among other things -- what happens when couples push the limits of their sexuality in an effort to spice-up their marriages. Would couples really go to a place like this?