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March 22, 2019

Farewell to Donny & Marie

By: Staff

Donny & Marie's Farewell Shows at Flamingo Las Vegas

Get 25% off Donny & Marie’s Farewell Shows at Flamingo Las Vegas

Leaving Las Vegas

All good things must come to an end. Unfortunately, that rings true with Donny & Marie at Flamingo Las Vegas. After an amazing run, these Osmond siblings are bringing their show to a close. What first started as a brief six-week concert engagement bloomed into a permanent Flamingo residency that has lasted eleven years successful years. However, the time has come to say farewell. There are only a few shows left. If you are wanting a getaway to Las Vegas, now is the time to plan around the Osmond’s final show dates. March 22, 23, 26 – 30, are perfect for that spontaneous road trip. For those who can’t jet away at a moments notice can wait until November 5 – 9, 12 – 16, 2019. With the popularity of Donny & Marie, the remaining shows will sell out quickly. This is your chance to get tickets 25% off. This may be your last opportunity to hear “I’m a little bit country. I’m a little be rock ‘n roll.”

October 11, 2018

Fly Linq Zipline

By: Staff

Ready, Set,  FlyLing Zipliine. Coming November 2018 at The Linq Promenade Las Vegas

Take in Las Vegas from a different view and faster speed

Fly Through The Air Like Your Favorite Superhero

The Linq Promenade brings all the cool rides to The Strip. First it was the High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel. Since The Linq conquered tall heights, they decided their next goal was to take on high speeds. Mission accomplished! Next month will be the grand opening of Fly Linq Zipline. This will be the first zipline on the Las Vegas Strip. Riders will soar through the air 12-stories above the Promenade. Choose from two types of rides, Seated or Superhero. We highly suggest the Superhero position. If you are going for a ride you might as well soar through the sky and fly like your favorite superhero. Zip during both day and night for totally different experiences.

By: Staff
A woman in a hotel bed playing with her Dalmatian dog

Bring your furry best friend with you on vacation!


Say goodbye to the days of extremely sad puppy eyes looking back at you as you leave for Las Vegas. Times have changed! Several strip hotels are now Fido-friendly. That’s right, your dreams have come true. You can bring your fur baby on vacation with you. Individual resorts may have strict rules and additional room charges, but the upside is that you won’t have to leave your dog alone in a scary, noisy kennel anymore. Instead of whimpering all night long, your best friend will feel safe sleeping soundly next to you in bed.

To all those who are allergic to our furry friends, there is no need to panic. Most resorts have specially designated rooms that are only for dogs (and their owners). You can be confident knowing that you won’t be sneezing through your entire vacation.

Here is a list of these awesome dog-friendly resorts:

Caesars Palace
Planet Hollywood
The Linq

By: Staff
Pronto by Giada at Caesars Palace Las Vegas

Everything looks so tasty at Pronto by Giada. What to order first?

Visit Pronto by Giada for Lunch or a Glass of Wine

Chef and TV personality, Giada De Laurentiis has opened her second restaurant. Pronto by Giada is now open in Caesars Palace Las Vegas. Pronto offers Italian fare in a quick and casual setting. Whether you are looking for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even a coffee/wine break, Pronto has you covered. Giada offers savory dishes like lobster rolls and grilled cheese sandwiches. Cheat on that diet with decadent bake goods including cinnamon buns, chocolate cornetti’s, and danishes. Her dishes alone sound wonderful, but she has gone one step further by adding a Pronto Wine Bar. Peruse through the list of Californian and Italian wines. If the wine options are overwhelming, sample several with a wine flight. Try some of her personal favorites. Giada never fails to impress us.

April 18, 2018

Gamblit Gaming

By: Staff
Play Video Games - Win Cash / at Paris and Planet Hollywood

Move over slots, video poker and card tables, there are new games in town

New Casino Games at Planet Hollywood and Paris

Moveover slot machines, video poker, and table games. Gamblit Gaming are the hottest new games hitting the casinos. Planet Hollywood and Paris are just a couple of casinos to have these exciting new games. Poker and Cannonbeard’s Treasure are two of Gamblit games on these casino floors. Both are card games and are interactive for 2-4 players. Say goodbye to the dealer. This is a perfect game to play with your friends or meet new ones. Both games are based on the player’s speed and skill achieving that perfect hand. The first person who gets that winning hand, wins the table. Gamblit Poker has a goal of creating the highest traditional poker hand. Gamblit Cannonbeard’s Treasure aims to assemble cards that add up to the assigned target number (always changing) faster than everyone else. Consider it a modern take on Blackjack. Speed is the name of these games. Steal those desired cards before your opponents. As the saying goes, “You snooze, you lose”.

By: Staff
SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker at Bellagio Las Vegas

Sarah Jessica Parker has her own shoe line at Bellagio Las Vegas

Sexy Shoes And The City (of Las Vegas)

What do Sarah Jessica Parker and Carrie Bradshaw have in common? SHOES, SHOES, AND MORE SHOES! For this reason, that’s how SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker shoes were born. These handcrafted Italian shoes are inspired by Sarah’s childhood memories and bold colors as neutrals. SJP’s shoes are made for everyone’s heel preference: stilettos, wedges, short heels, and flats. This is your chance to walk in shoes Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda would die for. SJP boutique is part of the Bellagio Las Vegas family.

By: Staff
Chef Gordon Ramsay at Hell's Kitchen at Caesars Palace Las Vegas

Now you can experience Hell’s Kitchen first hand.


If you are a fan of Chef Gordon Ramsay’s food competition TV show, Hell’s Kitchen, you are about to be one very happy camper. Next time you are in Las Vegas, head to Caesars Palace and dine at Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen restaurant. That’s right, it’s a physical restaurant! Now you can actually taste the perfection of his infamous Beef Wellington, instead of just watching your TV screen and drooling all over your sofa. Guests will feel as if they are actually dining on the studio set. Rumor has it that it fills up extremely quick, so we recommend you make reservations sooner rather than later. If dinner is all booked, lunch offers most of the same dishes. If you are eager to sample as much as possible, try the HK Express Three-Course Lunch or HK Signature Prix Fixe Dinner Menus. Should you be super lucky, you may hear that familiar British voice berating the kitchen as you relish your spoonful of decadent sticky toffee pudding.

April 18, 2018

Farewell to Monte Carlo

By: Staff


If you haven’t already heard, Monte Carlo, as we know and love it, are closing their doors. Okay, we are being a tad melodramatic. A more accurate description is that it’s being rebranded. In April 2018, Monte Carlo will transition to Park MGM. Along with a change of name this resort will have all new rooms, casino, restaurants, theater, park, and overall look. Those of us who love Las Vegas, we are always eager explore a new hotel and casino. However, today could be your last chance to take advantage of Monte Carlo’s low room rates. The Monte Carlo sales are quickly disappearing.

By: Staff

A couple enjoying a romantic mealRomance on The Strip

Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching. The pressure to find the perfect dining spot can weigh heavily on one’s shoulders. With time being an issue for everyone, we at VHS have found restaurants that have special Valentine’s Day menus. Make your reservations today.

BLT Steak Steak House at Bally’s

LAVO Italian Restaurant and Lounge at The Venetian

Mercato della Pescheria Italian Seafood Restaurant at The Venetian

Tao Asian Bistro at The Venetian

Phil’s Italian Steak House at Treasure Island

Seafood Shack Seafood Restaurant at Treasure Island

Restaurant Guy Savoy French Restaurant at Caesars Palace

Harvest by Roy Ellamar Sustainable and Seasonable Dining at Bellagio

Fix Restaurant and Bar American Fare at Bellagio

Prime Steakhouse at Bellagio

Michael Mina Contemporary Seafood and American Cuisine at Bellagio

Picasso French and Spanish-Influenced Cuisine at Bellagio

Le Cirque French Dining at Bellagio

Bardot French Comfort Cuisine at Aria – Live Entertainment: Ellen Masri

Jean Georges Steakhouse at Aria

Julian Serrano Tapas Spanish Restaurant at Aria – Live Entertainment: Flamenco Dancers and Toreador

Herringbone California-Inspired Coastal Cuisine at Aria

Sage Worldwide Cuisine at Aria – Live Entertainment: Bridge Duo

Tetsu Teppan Grill Japanese Grill at Aria – Live Entertainment: Origami Artist

By: Staff
An artist rendering of the future Resorts World Chinese-themed Las Vegas resort

An artist rendering of the future Resorts World Chinese-themed Las Vegas resort

WORD ON THE STRIP: If all goes according to plan, the Las Vegas skyline will look different in a few years. There is talk that Resorts World will be building a Chinese-themed resort where the Stardust Hotel once stood. With a planned opening in 2019, it looks as if we have a wait ahead of us.

By: Staff
The Lazy River at the MGM Grand Pool Complex

The Lazy River at the MGM Grand Pool Complex

POOL ALERT! Monte Carlo’s pool is being renovated ALL season long. Wait, there still is hope. Guests will be granted free admission to MGM Grand Pool Complex or Mandalay Bay Beach.

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 is a classic showgirl revue 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 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

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

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.
Read the rest of this article »

Fremont Street Experience in Downtown Las Vegas

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 »

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