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By: Staff

Let Us Help You With Your Gift This Year

Looking to take your Valentine to a show or romantic ride, but haven’t a clue where to start? Let us break it down and provide you with discounts.

 

The High Roller observation wheel at The Linq Las Vegas

High Roller Observation Wheel at The Linq

High Roller at The Linq
Take a ride 550 feet high on the tallest observation wheel in the world. Each cabin is large enough to hold up to 40 people. The glass wall cabins provide a breathtaking 360° view of Las Vegas. High Roller is open day and night. If you are looking for a very special experience, rent out the entire cabin along with private bar & bartender for the ultimate romantic rendezvous. If you really want to go all out this Valentine’s Day, purchase the Wedding Package. Click here to save $5 off Day or Night Rides.
Daytime Prices: $24.95 | Evening Prices: $34.95 | Happy Hour Prices: Starting from $29.95

 

Olivia Newton-John at Flamingo Las Vegas

Olivia Newton-John at Flamingo Las Vegas

Olivia Newton-John: Summer Nights at Flamingo
Sadly Ms. Newton-John will not performing on Valentine’s weekend. However, tickets for a future visit would be a wonderful gift and something to look forward to. You and your honey will enjoy all of her hit songs including “Physical”, “I Honestly Love You”, “Have You Never Be Mellow” and many more. To our thrill, she is also including many favorite songs from her hit movies “Grease” and “Xanadu”. To keep her show current, she is also is including songs from her new album “Grace and Gratitude”. This is a fun show that will have you on your feet dancing up a storm. Click here to save 20% off Main Floor tickets.
Show Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 7:30pm
Prices starting from $80

 

Jubilee at Bally's Las Vegas
Jubilee at Bally’s
Nothing sets the mood for a romantic date better than a night at this sexy showgirl revue. This Vintage Vegas show has graced Bally’s stage for more than 30 years. Last year Jubilee went through a modernizing transformation. The new choreography, costumes, set and music gives the revue an updated twist. It will be impossible not to find yourself mesmerized by the glamorous feather headdresses, barely-there sequin costumes, impossibly high leg kicks, and of course, the many stunning showgirls. Click here to save $20 off all price level tickets.
Show Days: Sunday (7:00pm & 9:30pm), Monday (7:00), Tuesday (7:00pm & 9:30pm), Wednesday (7:00pm & 9:30pm), Thursday (7:00pm & 9:30pm) and Saturday (9:30pm)
Prices from $62.50 – $122.50

 

Million Dollar Quartet at Harrah's Las Vegas

Million Dollar Quartet at Harrah’s is a show about Elvis, Jerry Lee, Cash and Perkins

Million Dollar Quartet at Harrah’s
Turn back time back with the music of 1956. Million Dollar Quartet is a Tony Award-winning musical about the rock ‘n’ roll greats: Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins. This show focuses around a historical musical event on December 4, 1956. On this date fate brought together four music legends in one room at Sun Records in Memphis. The result was an unbelievable jam session filled with unique talent, heart and good old fashion rock ’n’ roll. Follow the story of these four friends as well as memorable hits like , “Hound Dog”, “Great Balls of Fire”, “Walk the Line”, “Blue Suede Shoes” and much more. The impersonators are impeccable at looking, singing and performing just like their counterpart. The live guitar, piano, harmonica and banjo brings the fantastic score to life. Between the great tunes and Elvis’ hips gyrating, romance will be in the air. Click here to save $20 off all price levels.
Show Days: Sunday (7:00pm), Monday (5:30pm & 8:00), Tuesday (7:00pm), Wednesday (6:30pm), Thursday (5:30pm & 8:00) and Friday (7:00pm)
Prices from starting from $55

 

Donny & Marie at Flamingo Las Vegas

See siblings Donny & Marie Osmond live at Flamingo Las Vegas

Donny & Marie at Flamingo
If you’re a little bit country and your better half is a little bit rock ‘n’ roll, then this is a perfect show for you both. These famous siblings are generally remembered by their “Donny & Marie” variety show in the 70’s. However, the younger generation may know them best from each of their appearances on ABC’s popular show “Dancing with the Stars”. Donny was even named the champion on the ninth season. While sister Marie had an impressive 3rd place finish on season five. With Donny & Marie Osmond in the music business for five decades, they fit a lot of music into the 90-minute show. Enjoy their hits which include “Puppy Love”, “Paper Roses”, “Soldier of Love” and many more. Click here to save $30 off all price levels.
Show Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm
Prices starting from $104.50

 

Elvis Presley and Britney Spears in Legends in Concert at Flamingo Las Vegas

See all your favorites perform in Legends in Concert at Flamingo Las Vegas

Legends in Concert at Flamingo
This show brings all the music legends together on one stage. Okay, they may not be the actual superstars, but it is a great re-creation. Actually, this is your only opportunity to see the legends that are no longer with us to perform on stage. You will have the chance to see beloved lost performers such as Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Liberace, Marilyn Monroe, Whitney Houston and more. If your favorite performers are more in the present, the living legends also take the spotlight. See popular stars like Rod Stewart, Elton John, Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder, Cher, Madonna, Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Adele and more. Keep in mind that there is always a rotating lineup of performers, with only a select group of legends hitting the stage. Legends tickets will make an excellent Valentine’s Day gift for a future trip. Click here to save $20 off all price levels.
Show Days: Sunday (7:30pm & 9:30pm), Monday (7:30pm & 9:30pm), Tuesday (9:30pm , Wednesday (4:00pm & 9:30pm), Thursday (4:00pm & 9:30pm), Saturday (4:00pm & 9:30pm)
Prices starting from $49.95

 
September 25, 2014

Craft Beer Has Finally Arrived

By: Staff

Mandalay Bay now has Craft BeersAre you often accused of being a beer snob?
Do you crave beer with flavor?
Are you disappointed with the boring beer selection at casinos?

If you answered yes to one or all of these questions, you are definitely a beer connoisseur. As a beer lover you will be thrilled to hear about Sarah Johnson, the first female in Nevada to become a Certified Cicerone. Basically that means she’s officially a beer expert. This is quite a distinction, as there are only 700 Certified Cicerones worldwide. Sarah is the Director of Food & Beverage at Mandalay Bay. With her extensive knowledge and love of beer, she hopes to develop a more expansive beer list throughout the resort. Currently the featured craft beers include Firestone Walker Pivo Pils, Goose Island Sofie, New Belgium Fat Tire, Rogue Dead Guy, Lagunitas IPA and Brooklyn Brown Ale. Mandalay Bay may suddenly become your favorite casino and resort. Cheers!

Many Las Vegas Hotels Charge Daily Resort Fees
Many Las Vegas Hotels have started including mandatory daily fees. These can be called resort fees, amenity fees or even fuel surcharges. These fees can be fairly substantial – up tp $25 (plus tax) a day! Before booking a room, it is important to know what these fees are and what they include.

Here is a list of current resort fees for Las Vegas hotels: Read the rest of this article »

Las Vegas Tipping Etiquette Guide
This is a guide to standard tipping practices for your Las Vegas travel. What we have outlined below are the amounts that people typically will tip for each service. In most cases a tip is not mandatory, and it should be up to you whether or not you feel like tipping – these guidelines are for when you do leave a tip. Obviously, if you have outstanding service or someone went out of their way to help you, a larger tip is appropriate. Read the rest of this article »

Non Smokers in Las Vegas
Many visitors to Las Vegas are concerned about being overwhelmed by the smoke in the casinos and hotels. Whether it’s allergies, or you simply don’t like to smell like an ashtray at the end of the evening, there are ways to avoid smoke in Las Vegas.

Non Smoking Hotels in Las Vegas

Vdara, the brand new non-smoking, non-gaming hotel at CityCenter, is a great choice for people worried about smoke. It is a short walk to ARIA’s restaurants and amenities, and is also connected to Bellagio via a walkway. Most of ARIA’s and Bellagio’s restaurants are easily accessible without walking through the Casino.
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Fremont Street Experience in Downtown Las Vegas
The Fremont Street Experience in Downtown Las Vegas is hosting a series of concerts this summer called “The Rock of Vegas Concert Series”. They have lined up some of the biggest names from Rock for these free shows, along with tribute bands to fill downtown with the sounds of disco and classic rock. Read the rest of this article »

Sgt Pepper Live Featuring Cheap Trick
Cheap Trick plays The Beatles
Shows start June 11th

Cheap Trick is bringing back it’s performances of The Beatles’ album “Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band” to Las Vegas. The band will perform a live version of the album, plus a few of their own songs all backed by a full orchestra. Fans of both the Beatles and of Cheap Trick will love these unique performances. Read the rest of this article »

The celebration of Mexican heritage and pride, Cinco de Mayo (5th of May), is right around the corner. If you are in Las Vegas on that day you will want to know where the festivities will be. Read the rest of this article »

Star Trek Auction in Las Vegas
Fans Trek to Las Vegas

Event Date: June 27, 2010

Since Star Trek: The Experience at the Las Vegas Hilton closed in September 2008, the Sci-fi’s franchise fans have had little reason to travel to Las Vegas. Now, however, we might see a influx of fans on June 27 – that’s when an auction of Star Trek memorabilia will take place at Planet Hollywood. Read the rest of this article »

Lance Burton at Monte Carlo
Lance Burton has been making magic at Monte Carlo since 1996, but his run is ending soon. Although he signed a six year contract last-year, MGM Mirage announced that Lance Burton’s last show at Monte Carlo will be September 4th of this year.

“Performing at Monte Carlo and introducing more than five million people to the world of magic has been a fantastic experience for me,” said Burton. “I have loved every minute of this historic run and look forward to turning my attention to new opportunities.” Read the rest of this article »

Hard Rock Hotel Pool Concert Series
Poolside tunes

It’s Friday Night Live at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino! This concert series, set against the backdrop of Hard Rock’s famous pool, is back for its fourth consecutive year. So whether you opt to show up in a man-thong or bikini, or nightclub attire that is equally as skimpy, you will not be discriminated against at this venue. Read the rest of this article »

Rockabilly Weekend at The Orleans in Las Vegas
Reviving musical roots

April 1-5

Las Vegas is known for its eclectic entertainment scene, so it’s fitting that the largest annual rockabilly event in the world takes place at The Orleans Hotel & Casino in Sin City. In its 13th year, the Viva Las Vegas! Rockabilly Weekend is a four-day event organized by rockabilly DJ, Tom Ingram. Read the rest of this article »

Criss Angel's Motorcycles at Luxor and Excalibur
Custom built for fun

Criss Angel does more than mystify audiences while shirtless—he also is an avid motorcycle enthusiast. But to see his multiple custom choppers, you need not necessarily attend his magic show BeLIEve by Cirque de Soleil. Those interested can venture to Octane, the classic rock bar in Excalibur or the Luxor where these magnificent spectacles of manhood are on display. Read the rest of this article »

Cheech and Chong in Las Vegas
“Get it Legal”

May 21 and 22 at 10 p.m.

It was surreal enough in 2008 when Cheech and Chong reunited after almost 25 years for their “Cheech and Chong Light Up America” reunion tour, but again? Alas, the answer is yes. The two have already hit the road for their “Cheech and Chong: Get it Legal” tour and will be performing in Las Vegas at the Terry Fator Theatre in The Mirage. Read the rest of this article »

John Mayer will perform at Mandalay Bay
Life is a battlefield

Saturday, March 27 at 8 p.m.

Singer/songwriter and contentious blogger, John Mayer, is on the road again with his “Battle Studies” tour, which includes special guests Michael Franti and Spearhead. The seven-time Grammy Award winner’s hit albums include “Room for Squares” and “Heavier Things” Read the rest of this article »

Academy of Country Music Awards
Down home celebration

April 18 at 8 p.m.

The Academy of Country Music Awards (ACMAs) is all about consistency. Not only is film, television and music diva Reba McEntire hosting it for the 12th time, this is the fifth consecutive year that it will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. McEntire has won 12 awards from the academy and this year she will be given the Home Depot Humanitarian Award for her outstanding philanthropic work. Read the rest of this article »

February 27, 2010

Jay-Z at Palms Casino Resort

Jay-Z Comes to Las Vegas
Rap it up

March 27 at 8 p.m.

Not long into the kickoff of the “Jay-Z: The BP3 Tour”, the singer/rapper will make an appearance at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. He is known by many names—Hova, Young Hov, Jigga, Hovito or more generically, Shawn Carter—but his most popular moniker and the one most familiar to his fans is Jay-Z. Read the rest of this article »

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