• Outdoors

    Las Vegas Outdoors – Red Rock Canyon

    If you tire of the casinos one day on your visit to Las Vegas, you may be surprised by the excitement that can be had on a desert excursion. Red Rock canyon is a well-maintained and popular destination about 45 minutes from the strip.  There visitors can find activities ranging from a casual stroll beneath the canyon to rock climbing to a strenuous hike up Turtle Head peak where a beautiful view of the surrounding desert as well as a view of the strip can be enjoyed. Be sure to stop by the visitor center for exhibits on desert wildlife and flora as well as the info on how this…

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  • Misc,  Sightseeing

    Forum Shops Curved Escalators

    After a walk through the Forum Shops at Caesar’s Palace, you may notice something strange – you are riding an escalator that is not going straight down, it is in fact, taking you on a spiral journey down the middle of the 2004 addition to the mall. Curved Escalators were a new technology with this addition.  Since then, many have sprung up around the world, including another set in the lobby of the Wynn Resort in Las Vegas. They can be reached at the Forum Shops by walking the length of the Shops from the casino floor at Caesar’s Palace (turn right at the intersection), or they can be reached…

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  • Thrills

    Slotzilla Zoomline

    Downtown Las Vegas offers a little bit for the thrill seeker in you when you are finished at the crap table! The SlotZilla offers two ziplines that soar high above the crowds on the Fremont Street Experience from the Blvd on one end all the way to the Golden Gate Hotel at the other end. The Zoomline is $40 and launches from 10 stories high and flyers are launched in “superhero-style’’” for the best view of the action below. The cheaper zipline is $20 and runs half the length. While we would recommend to experience it first hand, here is a youtube video from the Slotzilla official site to get…

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  • Events

    New Years in Las Vegas

    Originally published 2007… irrelevant info since removed. This is what the Las Vegas strip will look like minutes before the New Year.  At midnight, you will be thrilled by one of the best orchestrated fireworks shows in the world.  Multiple hotels will launch fireworks from their rooftops in a stunning display only Las Vegas can manage. A good spot for seeing multiple displays is near the bend in the strip close to the Mirage and Harrahs.  From this point, with a little luck, you can see displays south to Bally’s and north to the Stratosphere. Fear not for your safety in Las Vegas.  The Las Vegas police force is one…