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Archive for June, 2014

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The Ultimate Summer Relief: Lappert’s Shaved Ice at The California Las Vegas

June 30, 2014

Temps can get a little daunting during summer in Las Vegas, which means you’ll need some clever ways to cool off. There are always slushy drinks, of course, and some great pools. But one of our favorite ways to cool off is Hawaiian-style shaved ice (“shave ice” to people from Hawaii) at Lappert’s Ice Cream… Read More

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“Purple Reign” Prince Tribute Show Comes to The D Las Vegas

June 30, 2014

If your philosophy’s “Let’s Go Crazy” when you’re in Las Vegas, The D has a new show that’s right up your alley. “Purple Reign,” a popular Prince tribute show, opened at The D on June 26, 2014. “Purple Reign” runs Thursdays through Sundays at 10:30 p.m. The undeniable star of “Purple Reign” is talented tribute… Read More

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A Surprising, Obvious and Potentially Profitable Fact About the SlotZilla Zip Line

June 25, 2014

There’s no denying the SlotZilla zip line is an absolute blast. Ask anyone. Go ahead, we’ll wait. But SlotZilla isn’t just a great time, it’s also an excellent way to win a bet with a friend or loved one, if you know one surprising, but simultaneously obvious, fact. Here’s the bet: Wager your friend that… Read More

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Three Life-Altering Tips for Dealing With a Slushy Drink Brain Freeze

June 25, 2014

The slushy drinks in downtown Las Vegas are renowned for their epic. As with many great things, however, there’s also potential peril involved. In the case of slushy drinks, it’s brain freeze. The medical name for a brain freeze, often called an “ice cream headache,” is sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia. Try saying that five times fast. Brain… Read More

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Today’s Thing People Are Saying About Downtown Las Vegas

June 24, 2014

We’re big fans of the Five Hundy by Midnight podcast, a show with a seemingly inexhaustible supply of of Las Vegas news and opinion, featuring affable co-hosts Tim and Michele Dressen. On a recent installment of the show, Michele Dressen said something we thought was worth repeating. It sums up what many people feel about… Read More

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Caveat Emptor: Not All Free Slot Machine Pulls Are Created Equal

June 20, 2014

Everybody loves a little free when they visit Las Vegas. Free slot pulls are a blast because: 1) They’re free. Yeah, that’s the whole list. Oh, and you can also win stuff. On Fremont Street, there are a few free slot pulls, but they’re not all created equal. Here’s why. Just inside the door at… Read More

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11 Great Places to Sit and People-Watch at Fremont Street Experience

June 19, 2014

Typically, Fremont Street Experience isn’t for sitting. There’s a reason it’s called a “pedestrian mall” and not a “taking a load off mall.” Still, there are some great spots along Fremont Street Experience to sit, relax and people-watch. Let’s start at one end of Fremont Street Experience, the west end, and work our way toward… Read More

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Las Vegas Named Top Fourth of July Destination, Possibly Ever

June 19, 2014

Travel Web site Priceline.com has announced its annual list of top destinations for Independence Day. Not surprisingly, Las Vegas came out on top. Because it’s Vegas, baby. Priceline’s Top 50 list is based upon hotel room bookings. Here are the top 50 results: 1. Las Vegas 2-50. Everywhere Else Seriously, though, Las Vegas wins. If… Read More

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Melon-Smashing Comdey Icon, Gallagher, Comes to Golden Nugget

June 18, 2014

Gallagher has spent decades in the stand-up comedy world, but if you ask most people about his act, one thing springs to mind: “The sledgehammer.” But this seasoned comedian is anything but a one-hit wonder. The iconic comedian brings his “Gallagher’s Last Smash” tour to the Golden Nugget for a limited engagement, July 8-19, 2014…. Read More

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When SlotZilla’s Zoomline Opens, This Will Be the View

June 18, 2014

Las Vegas visitors are already loving the SlotZilla zip line, but there’s even more excitement coming soon. This summer, the SlotZilla Zoomline (or upper lines) will send flyers down the entire length of the Fremont Street Experience, or the equivalent of nearly five football fields, all the way down to the Golden Gate casino! The… Read More