Las Vegas Travel Guide

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How to Get Tickets to the Hard Rock Halloween Ball in Las Vegas

September 3, 2014 at 11:09 AM | by | Comments (0)

Today is the last day to get discounted tickets to the annual Fetish and Fantasy Halloween Ball at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

This year's party, which has been called "The Mother Lode of Sexy Soirees", includes 3 rooms and 3 floors of Halloween craziness like the Zombie Wasteland, the Electric Forrest, and the Red Room of Pleasure, complete with a Human Petting Zoo. Mark Lewis, DJ Reza, Scooter & Lavelle are among the DJs scheduled to perform, too.

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Vegas Sets the Scene for Another 'The Hangover'-Inspired Movie

July 11, 2014 at 10:23 AM | by | Comments (0)

It's no coincidence that, at times, Think Like A Man Too feels like a 105-minute commercial for Caesars Palace Las Vegas.

As part of a unique deal between Caesars and Screen Gems, the sequel's script was specifically written to include 17 locations at the hotel and casino. Among the most prominently featured are the swanky Constantine villa, the Forum Shops, the Eiffel Tower Restaurant, the Venus Pool Club, Nobu Restaurant and Planet Hollywood.

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Video Interlude: A Lip-Synced Layover at Las Vegas Airport

June 11, 2014 at 1:35 PM | by | Comments (0)

All by myself from Richard Dunn on Vimeo.

A long layover at Las Vegas' McCarran International Airport is a common occurrence, but far less common is making a mini-film out of it. Traveler Richard Dunn recently found himself passing a night at LAS, and decided to have a little fun with his iPhone, shooting a lip-synced version of Celine Dion's "All By Myself."

The 5-minute, 20-second video is something of a de facto ode to Las Vegas, in that it features Celine Dion, McCarran Airport, and the thrill of entertainment in Sin City. Of course "anything," in this case, involves turning an average passenger into a music video superstar, which is what is happening on the internet as the video has been trending in popularity since yesterday.

Alas, frolicking in a nearly empty airport during the late hours isn't an original idea; a duo made a brief video (below) inside Dallas-Ft Worth Airport during a similarly boring stretch of pre-flight waiting.

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Sin City 'Celebs' Star in New Airport Security Videos

May 21, 2014 at 9:30 AM | by | Comment (1)

You might just be smiling on your next trip out of Las Vegas, and it will have nothing to do with all the money you won — ‘cause we all know that’s unlikely. Some of the city's most well known celebrities, entertainers, and performers have teamed up to make a few cutesy little videos, as it’s all in the spirit of getting travelers through airport security quickly and efficiently.

Folks like Louie Armstrong, Carrot Top, and the Blue Man Group are all some of the featured acts, as airport officials hope that this kind of “Only in Vegas” approach will speed things up while at the same time having a little bit of fun.

Check out the video above, have yourself a chuckle, and remember not to make jokes when in the line to meet and greet the TSA—it’s not funny.

[Photo/Video: YouTube]

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See 'A Bronx Tale' Live, with Access to Vegas' Mob Museum

April 25, 2014 at 4:31 PM | by | Comments (0)

Fans of the classic 1993 film A Bronx Tale can see the movie brought to life on stage in by its writer and star, Chazz Palminteri, for one night only in Las Vegas next month.

In this one man show, Palminteri will tell the story of Calogero Anello, a young boy from a working class family who gets involved in the world of organized crime.

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Delta's Secret Las Vegas Project is Some Sort of Theft Prevention Thing

January 2, 2014 at 12:19 PM | by | Comments (0)

Delta is doing something new when it comes to how they handle the whole baggage carrousel thing, as they want to ensure that you go home with the same bag that you brought to the airport.

We guess there must be a baggage theft problem—or other issue—over in Las Vegas, as that’s where Delta is in the middle of a two-month pilot program aimed at cracking down on stolen baggage.

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See the Best of Old and New Las Vegas in 'Last Vegas'

November 1, 2013 at 2:14 PM | by | Comments (0)

As Last Vegas hits theaters this weekend, moviegoers will get a look at the best of the old and new in Las Vegas.

The story follows Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline as four old friends who reunite in Las Vegas for a bachelor party. And, since the guys are both moving forward and reminiscing about past trips to the Vegas strip, the movie is set at two very different casinos - Aria, representing the new and Binion's, representing the old.

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Forget Chevy Aveos; Las Vegas' Idea of a Rental Car is a Motorcycle

October 30, 2013 at 9:16 AM | by | Comments (0)

Renting a motorcycle isn’t exactly a new concept, as Harley-Davidson and other dealerships have been renting out bikes for quite some time—assuming you know how to ride one. However, this week things are a little different, as one national rental car company is getting in on the motorcycle renting business.

Enterprise—known for their ability to pick you up—is breaking the mold and will be offering up more than just compact and economy cars. In case you couldn’t figure it out on your own based off our hints, they’re now renting out motorcycles as well.

Of course the perfect place to test things out is Las Vegas, so now you can enjoy all things motorcycle while making your way down the Strip—or riding out to the Hoover Dam. For now this is their only spot renting out two-wheeled vehicles, as they’re doing it from the existing Enterprise location at 4517 W Flamingo Road—kind of near the Palms.

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How to Get Tickets to Las Vegas' Fetish & Fantasy Halloween Ball

September 24, 2013 at 1:25 PM | by | Comments (0)

The Fetish & Fantasy Halloween Ball returns to Las Vegas on October 26 with plenty of adult-only tricks and treats.

This year the party moves back to the Joint at the Hard Rock, where attendees can explore 3 rooms and 2 levels of "all out insanity." Each room will feature different DJs and performers - like Fire Breathers, Aerialists, Contortionists - courtesy of WildChild World.

Festivities start at 10:00 p.m. and last until 4:00 a.m. General admission tickets are $77 plus fees. VIP Tickets, including a pre-party, VIP entrance, unlimited drinks, separate bar, separate bathrooms, and admission to the after-party for $250.

Tickets can be purchased at halloweenball.com.

[Photo: flickr]

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British Airways Launches DIY Baggage Tagging at Las Vegas Airport

August 2, 2013 at 10:43 AM | by | Comments (0)

Self-service baggage tagging is far from breaking news—we told you about Alaskan Airlines leading the charge last year—but the TSA has just granted the privilege to its first international carrier, British Airways.

The airline has chosen Las Vegas-McCarren International Airport (of all places) as "the first airport in the US to conduct its trial." Self tagging your bags is a breeze, but we do find a bit of humor in Sin City being selected as the pilot location. We guess BA figures that if the blurry-eyed tourists leaving Las Vegas can figure out the procedure, the rest of the nation shouldn't have much a problem.

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How To Get Tickets To The 2013 iHeartRadio Music Festival in Vegas

July 16, 2013 at 3:06 PM | by | Comments (0)

Yesterday the line-up of this year's iHeartRadio Music Festival and the new iHeartRadio Village were announced.

The fest will take place on Friday, September 20 and Saturday, September 21 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and include performances by some of today's biggest acts including Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, J. Cole, Elton John, Muse, fun., Bruno Mars, Tim McGraw, Thirty Seconds to Mars and more.

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See 'Burt Wonderstone' in Theaters, Then See the Real Thing in Vegas

March 15, 2013 at 2:50 PM | by | Comments (0)

The protagonist of the new Vegas-set movie The Incredible Burt Wonderstone may be a fictional character, but he got plenty of help from the real deal for the film.

Many scenes in The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, the new Steve Carrell/Jim Carrey movie about an up and coming street magician who makes the more established acts look stale, were filmed on the Las Vegas Strip, including the now famous suspended, see-through box stunt that was filmed above Las Vegas Boulevard outside of Bally’s last year.

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