|0||by Sarah Vernetti||Art + Culture, Museums, National Parks, Nature Appreciation, Public Art, State Parks, Theater, Walking Tours, Wildlife Appreciation, Las Vegas, Trip Ideas, Family Travel|
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Yup, cheap airfares and hotel rates make Las Vegas a perennially attainable indulgence. Once on the ground, the city rolls out entertainment, food, and drink 24/7 any day of the year. But in December, the desert oasis may shine brighter than ever, with a merry mix of grown-up, kid-friendly, and downright quirky holiday traditions. Here, some of our favorites.
|0||by Robert Firpo-Cappiello||Carnivals and Fairs, Charming Hotels, Festivals, Food + Drink, Gaming, Las Vegas, Hotels, Family Travel, Food + Drink|
Article by Jennifer Gilligan.
The Run Down: Dubbed the city of sin, Las Vegas is an adult's playground. Between the drinking and the gambling, though, you may find yourself with a few hours to burn. During your downtime, check out the Bodies exhibit, Madame Tussauds, the Blue Man Group, Cirque du Soleil, and CSI: The Experience. You should check out the Miracle Mile shops as well. There's plenty of fun to be had in Las Vegas without drinking or gambling.
|0||by Jennifer Gilligan||Castles and Palaces, Art + Culture, Food + Drink, Historical Travel, Landmarks and Monuments, Literary Travel, Museums, Nature Appreciation, Pop Culture and Travel, Romance, Shopping, Temples and Churches, Urban Parks, Prague, Paris, Dublin, Venice, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Orlando, Maui, Chicago, Las Vegas, Trip Ideas, Family Travel, Food + Drink, Girlfriend Getaways, Solo, Women's Travel|
Sure, when you think Nevada, you think Las Vegas. After all, it's one of the most popular tourist destinations in the U.S. But of course you know there's more to Nevada than casinos, cocktails, and kick lines, right?
The Nevada Commission on Tourism launched a new campaign (Nevada: A World Within. A State Apart.) to raise awareness of the state's natural beauty and culture. With a new website, travel app, and advertising campaign, the state is targeting two demographics you don't typically associate with glitz and glam: families with young children and people for whom the word vacation means outdoor activities and adventures.
|0||by Robert Firpo-Cappiello||Adventure, Gaming, Mountains, Road Trips, Nevada, Las Vegas, Family Travel|
One of the reasons people like to visit Las Vegas—and 40 million of them do each year—is that the city has the aura of recklessness, even mild danger, that seems to come with casinos. But a recent spate of violent crimes may cause some to have second thoughts about visiting Sin City.
|0||by Robert Firpo-Cappiello||Art + Culture, Food + Drink, Gaming, Las Vegas, Girlfriend Getaways|
|0||by Laura Michonski||Charming Hotels, Las Vegas|
Last week at Los Angeles International, Alaska Air moved to a fully renovated Terminal 6 The new airport is a big improvement over Terminal 3, and it's the first of several fresh designs in terminals being unveiled this year, including a new terminal in Atlanta in May and a new one in Las Vegas in June.
|0||by Sean O'Neill||Atlanta, Las Vegas, Airfares & Flying, Airlines, Airport Check-in|
Americans will continue to travel this summer, despite the dire predictions of some overheated "experts" on cable TV news.
After all, we've been through this before: In July 2008, America faced record high gas prices of $4.11 a gallon. Official surveys after-the-fact found that Americans still hit the road and took to the skies throughout that summer.
|0||by Sean O'Neill||China, Belize, Costa Rica, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Hawaii, Las Vegas|
Las Vegas is so many different things to so many different people. It can be a gambler's Eden, the ultimate family getaway, or a party-goer's paradise. Whatever Vegas is to its hoards of visitors, it's nothing if not constantly reinventing itself.
And now, one of its original hotels is reinventing itself too. The Flamingo Las Vegas is working on refurbishing 2,307 hotel rooms into what the hotel is calling "stylish and contemporary accommodations."
|0||by Michelle Baran||Wildlife Appreciation, Las Vegas|
|0||by Sean O'Neill||Jamaica, Las Vegas, Innovations, Questions and Opinions|