It must be hard coming up with new and original themes, especially in Las Vegas. Take, for instance, the new nightclub opening up at the Palazzo:
Lavo (latin for “to bathe or cleanse”) is a “bi-level restaurant and club that balances Mediterranean dining against Vegas-style performance art — most notably, in both stairwell wall nooks and a $5000 copper tub in the dining room, you’ll witness barely clothed stripper/Cleopatra hybrids engaged in bathing rituals while enjoying grapes and wash-towels served by bald midgets.”
However, it doesn’t end there. Taking a glass bridge lined with worn tile walls and stone wash basins to …read more
We’re in the last several weeks of (official) summer and while I’ve written about public pools in Vegas for families and kids, several hotels on the Strip (or just off) also offer deals and specific swim times for adults only:
The Tropicana hosts a “Mint Mondays” pool party with food, live music, a DJ, pool volleyball, swimming and dancing from noon to 11:00 p.m. on Mondays. Admission is free. (3801 Las Vegas Blvd. South)
The Hard Rock offers a relaxing adults-only swim from 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Mondays. It’s $20 for men and $10 for women, and local women get in free …read more
If you’re tired of walking up and down the Strip and need a break and a pick-me-up, stop by the New York New York’s Roller Coaster!
Formerly called the Manhattan Express, The Roller Coaster is nearly 5000 feet of drops, lifts and a “heartline” twist, shuttling you along in taxicab-themed cars at 67 miles per hour. The Roller Coaster runs around the hotel’s perimeter and lasts about 2 minutes and 45 seconds. Souvenir pictures are taken during the ride and can be purchased afterward.
The ride is open Sunday to Thursday from 11am to 11pm, and Friday and Saturday from 10:30am …read more
The Las Vegas Monorail (technically the Robert N. Broadbent Las Vegas Monorail) was finally completed and opened to the public in July 2004. It was then plagued by several problems, the largest being parts falling from the monorail to the ground below. After several starts and stops, so to speak, it opened without further issues in early 2005.
The monorail currently spans 3.9 miles and takes approximately 15 minutes from end to end. The majority runs just about a block east of and roughtly parallel to the Strip and actually has no direct presence on the Strip itself. Though the …read more
The Citizens Area Transit, or CAT bus (no, not that one!), of Las Vegas and Henderson is one of the most affordable ways to make your way around the city!
The route that runs the Strip features a double decker (pictured above) called The Deuce, and runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is $2 each way. One way residential fares are $1.25, and extended passes can even be purchased online and mailed to you, or you can purchase them in person at a Ticket Vending Machine.
There are 360 vehicles that run 36 routes, with three dedicated to …read more
We had a wonderful break in our weather last week – it actually got pretty chilly again! But now we’re back up where we’re supposed to be this time of year and many locals and visitors are starting to think of ways to keep cool.
One popular destination is Lake Mead, located just 30 miles southeast of the Las Vegas valley. Lake Mead is the reservoir created by the Hoover Dam and is the largest man-made lake in the US! It straddles both Nevada and Arizona and extends over 100 miles behind the dam.
Lake Mead has made the news over the …read more