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2900 S Valley View Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89102, USA
CATCH Week1: On a road trip from Texas to California, I stopped in Arizona for a sleep. While driving though the lonely and isolated desert roads, headed towards Nevada, I spotted these cactus that reminded me of the Caribbean coral species the...
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3570 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
Visiting the Strip? Save time for its spas. One of my favorites: Qua, at Caesars Palace. The Roman baths make you feel like you've left Las Vegas behind, and the snow room is worth a (quick -- it's cold!) stop. Then the treatments are out of this...
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900 E Karen Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
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For 20 years now, the Spring Mountain corridor north of the Las Vegas Strip has been a hotbed of hot pots—and every other Asian dish under the desert sun. When celebs such as Anthony Bourdain and Penn Jillette raved about the real-deal...
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9480 S Eastern Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89123, USA
The fresh and local food movement has hit Vegas in recent years, and the fresh52 farmers and artisan market is a great way to discover the best that Vegas has to offer. Also, the Sunday markets often feature live entertainment, chef's...
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3950 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119, USA
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Happy hours (and reverse happy hours after about 10:00 p.m.) are one of Vegas’s best kept secrets. Belly up to the bar of gourmet restaurants like Aria’s American Fish for excellent deals on drinks and bites such as lobster rolls and mac ‘n’...
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29450 Valley of Fire Hwy, Overton, NV 89040, USA
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Valley of Fire is the oldest state park in Nevada, and a great place to see 3,000-year-old Indian petroglyphs and explore the red sandstone formations created during the age of the dinosaurs. Bring your camera to photograph the landscape while...
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7800 N Tenaya Way, Las Vegas, NV 89131, USA
Las Vegas may be seated in the heart of the Desert Southwest, but there are still a few places to pluck apples from trees and choose the biggest pumpkins from right off the vine. Gilcrease Orchard is one of those places. The orchard is only open...
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3131 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
Le Rêve (the dream) show at the Wynn in Las Vegas is a must-see show. Not only the special effect with the water, but also the beautiful stage design. The VIP seats can have an extra view of what's going on under the water...
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3355 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
We had the fabulous opportunity to spend a week at the Venetian and here are my findings. I loved it the minute I got out of the taxi. It has an opulent front entrance, with a massive ceiling adorned with frescoes. Inside you are greeted with more...
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Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV, USA
Yeah Baby! The Strip might get all the attention, but if you want the real Vegas the only place to go is Fremont St. With its enclosed light show of a ceiling, freak show of people watching, and rock 'n' roll show of live entertainers you could be...
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4455 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169, USA
Even spa skeptics can't refuse Vegas's five-star saunas, Roman baths, beautiful treatment rooms, and world renowned therapies. Hard Rock hotel’s Reliquary Spa has a mixed-sex hammam, so twosomes can steam together before heading into their joint...
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3570 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
Intimate. Hilarious. Impressive. Less expensive than the others. Just go!
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You can drop your dollar bills on the poker table, or you can take them to the Pinball Hall of Fame, where Las Vegas visitors of all ages can enjoy playing classic arcade games (namely pinball machines). Encompassing 10,000 square feet, the...
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Rocky Gap Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89161, USA
I have the pleasure of hiking in the beautiful Redrock Canyon area north of Las Vegas at least twice a year, but I have always been limited to the summer months for these treks. However, last winter, I had the chance to see the Mojave in winter....
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3900 Las Vegas Blvd S, Luxor Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
Strip clubs and burlesque shows abound in Las Vegas, so if you're looking simply for flesh, the options are everywhere. Fantasy, one of these burlesque shows, rises to the top of the list of good entertainment far beyond the lure of skin....
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4810 W Spring Mountain Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89102, USA
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One show that you must spend the money to see is Love by Cirque du Soleil at The Mirage. A spectacular show with great music, fantastic stunts and gorgeous visuals that represent the evolution of The Beatles and their music while woven into a...
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3752 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89158, USA
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If you go to Vegas and want to enjoy a drink or two before or after dinner with an amazing view, Mandarin's bar is absolutely the place! The drink menu features a lemongrass mojito, a lychee smash, as well as a cucumber & cilantro margarita—among...
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3131 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
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There is no shortage of bars in Las Vegas, but if I am going to relax from all the craziness that is Vegas and have a drink, my preference is to do it in a beautiful location like the Parasol Up at the Winn. There is a beautiful view of the Lake...
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2000 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89104, USA
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You can see all of Las Vegas from the city’s highest watering hole, 800 feet above the Strip. The scene is hectic, but a Jet Fuel cocktail will take the edge off. (702) 380-7777. Read Bob Guccione Jr.'s Spin the Globe story on Las Vegas. This...
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3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
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Hyde in Las Vegas-Hands down best view in Vegas!! Enjoy drinks and dancing all while watching the fountains go off outside the Bellagio. This club is located inside the Bellagio near The Bank. It has a great atmosphere and wonderful view.
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3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
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Bellagio's newest restaurant, LAGO by celebrity chef Julian Serrano, overlooks the resort's popular fountains. It's a view to be remembered, especially when paired with one or many of the small plates on the menu. A lot of thought has been put...
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3790 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
New York New York Hotel and Casino, which opened in early January, 1997, is located at the popular intersection of Tropicana and Las Vegas Blvd. It has a large casino with all of the typical offerings along with many restaurants, bars, stores, and...
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3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
My favorite part of the Bellagio hotel is the lovely Conservatory & Botanical Gardens that features a range of exhibits throughout the year. Holland was the theme of this exhibit, packed with tulips and brightly colored poppies. The Conservatory &...
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3708 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
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Forget any notions you have about boring vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry milkshakes. At Holsteins in The Cosmopolitan, milkshakes are given an innovative twist, and many of them have a spirited, high-proof kick. At its roots, this is a...
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3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
Famous since its 1998 opening as the place with the dancing fountains (further immortalized in the final scene of the 2001 film Ocean’s Eleven), the 3,933-room Italian-themed Bellagio is a Las Vegas icon. There is a fantasy feel about it,...
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3730 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
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In recent years, there has been an awesome pizza trend in Las Vegas. Gone are the days when the average toss-it-in-the-oven pie was the only option; today, there are fun local pizza eateries, high-end gourmet pies and even hidden alcoves housing...
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200 S 3rd St, Las Vegas, NV 89101, USA
At the Polaroid Fotobar at The Linq, you can easily turn your digital memories into real, true images that can be held in your hands. Instead of letting more photos run right to your camera roll or get lost on Facebook or Instagram, stop by the...
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3752 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
With a level of service that the huge hotels cannot come close to, the 392-room Mandarin Oriental is one of the rare, non-casino luxury hotels that provide an almost residence-like respite within steps of all that makes Las Vegas Las Vegas....
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3960 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119, USA
For families who want a full-service hotel and non-partiers who can afford it, the Four Seasons Hotel is, at 424 rooms, one of the few moderately-sized (by Las Vegas standards) upscale accommodations on the Las Vegas Strip. Without a casino and...
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3327 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
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I fell in love with SushiSamba while living in NYC and was excited when they opened another location at the Shoppes at the Palazzo. I love traditional sushi, but SushiSamba has fun with their menu, which features a variety of creative rolls; their...
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10740 S Eastern Ave #155, Henderson, NV 89052, USA
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Quirky, stunning, local celebrity Carla Pellegrino’s neighborhood hang-out offers a bit of everything, starting with her famous Italian dishes. Good luck picking a favorite—her menu is so extensive that it’s hard to read in the ambient lighting....
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3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
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I've eaten at Yellowtail more times than I can count. It is my absolute favorite food (and it's extremely close to Bellagio's north valet, so I can wear my very highest heels). Before you even look at a menu, order the tuna pizza—trust me. Then...
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3355 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
Bouchon Bakery, with its origins in Yountville, California, and under the aegis of world renowned chef Thomas Keller of the French Laundry, now has three locations—and, lucky enough for Vegas, one of them is on the Strip. The menu is classic...
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3131 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
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America’s second-largest desert is an unlikely place to find some of the world’s freshest seafood. But anything is possible in Las Vegas, and when chef Paul Bartolotta opened Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare in the Wynn hotel in 2005, he was...
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3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
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Art isn't the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Vegas unless you're familiar with the term kitsch. However, Sin City has always looked to please almost every palate and many impressive art exhibitions and theatre are proving to be a...
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3799 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
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Similar to the original L'Atelier in Paris and the other "workshop" in Tokyo, L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon at the MGM Casino is a must-try spot for anyone who admires this Michelin-starred, Chef-of-the-Century-titled French master Joel Robuchon. You...
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3570 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
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Dinner at Guy Savoy is such an event that it has its own valet entrance on the south side of Caesars Palace. Settle in for a long, special evening -- nothing about this magical night is to be rushed. Start off with some champagne and perfectly...
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Las Vegas, NV, USA
Due to the heat of Vegas and our limited time, we decided to take the Grand Canyon Celebration 4-hour tour with Papillon Tours. Other tours we looked at consisted of bus and helicopter with a combination of boat rides or rafting—but it would have...
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6075 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119, USA
One of the most striking geological phenomena in the world is the Grand Canyon, and, thanks to Maverick Helicopter Tours, it's also within striking distance of Las Vegas. Maverick offers a large number of tour options, flying high above the Strip,...
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3629 W Hacienda Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89118, USA
Las Vegas is teeming with tour operators eager to take visitors to the far corners of the city and beyond. One of the best and most consistent is Pink Jeep Tours, which offers a number of excursions to Nevada state parks and natural attractions as...
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N Kaibab Trail, Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023, USA
It may look a little like the summer camp where you stayed in as a kid, but Phantom Ranch will feel like the Paris Ritz by the time you make it down to the bottom of the Grand Canyon—whether by foot (down a steep 7.5-10 mile hike), by mule,...
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North Rim, AZ 86052, USA
If you know your flight path is going to go over the Grand Canyon, get a window seat. Even from thirty-some-thousand feet above, the chasms within chasms stretch on to the horizon...
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This six-mile round trip hike is located south of Hoover Dam about five miles into Arizona. It passes through a rocky slot canyon and ends at a natural hot spring near the Colorado River. The conditions are rough, and in the summer, it can be...
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Chloride, AZ 86431, USA
Located between Boulder City, Nevada, and Kingman, Arizona, off of US 93, Chloride is the home to a massive rock mural painted by Roy Purcell. The mural is painted across several rocks that are located on the far side of the town. The entire...
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3325 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
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Celebrity restaurateurs Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich serve the finest steaks in town. They match their spectacular all-beef tasting menu with a vast wine list. (701) 789-4141. Read Bob Guccione Jr.'s Spin the Globe story on Las Vegas. This...
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3708 S Las Vegas Blvd, Downtown, NV 89109, USA
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STK is a steakhouse worth dropping a few extra dollars--splurge some of your winnings on an exquisite meal with unbeatable atmosphere & stellar service. Try the sweet corn pudding or the truffle mac n cheese on the side.
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1 S Main St, Las Vegas, NV 89101, USA
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Oscar's Steakhouse boasts one of the best views in Las Vegas -- at 1 S Main Street at the Plaza Hotel, it overlooks bustling Fremont Street downtown. Named after our famous mob attorney-turned mayor Oscar Goodman (after he was term limited-out,...
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Carnivores are in meat heaven at Fogo de Chao, a Brazilian steakhouse that knows how to feed the hungry. At Fogo de Chao, gaucho chefs continuously grill, cut and serve 16 different cuts of meat directly to the table so there's never a shortage of...
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3570 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
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I'm sure everyone has discovered what they believe to be the best dining experience in Vegas and I'm no exception. I've had some delicious experiences in Las Vegas -- Bouchon, Stripsteak, Jaleo, etc. -- but there's one place that has reserved a...
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2880 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
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Hidden behind the circus acts and arcade games is one of the most popular and oldest steakhouses in all of Las Vegas. The Steak House at Circus Circus has done it right from the very beginning, and it doesn't try to fix something that isn't...
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301 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101, USA
The D's Italian steakhouse, Andiamo, is the number one place to go for an old-school vibe that offers five-star food -- and doesn't require going off the beaten path. Located on Fremont Street in the heart of downtown (with easy parking), Andiamo...
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3799 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
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One of the many great luxury restaurants on offer at the MGM Casino in Las Vegas, Shibuya serves exquisite Japanese cuisine and excellent sushi. If you enjoy all aspects of Japanese food, I highly recommend the Omakase menu which will give you a...
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3799 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
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In the spirit of going big or going home, Hakkasan Las Vegas is a nightclub that basically outdoes all other when it comes to size and entertainment. To begin with, there is a two-story restaurant, which has a contemporary design and offers the...
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3570 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
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Maybe it’s left over from the mob days. Maybe it just goes well with Las Vegas's reputation for indulgence. Whatever the reason, Vegas loves its Italian food. Frank Sr. and his son Frankie (Pellegrino) opened an outpost of their popular East...
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3730 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
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All of my visits to Las Vegas must include a stop at Blossom in the Aria Hotel. It's classic Chinese cuisine in a lush environment that makes you feel as if you've entered into an enchanting Chinese Garden. Designed to evoke serenity, the modern...
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5030 Spring Mountain Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89146, USA
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Of course there is no shortage of great food in Las Vegas, but this place is different. First of all it is not on The Strip, so it is not accessible unless you know about it. It's in a strip mall in an area with a lot of other Asian restaurants,...