Girls’ Weekend: Bet On Vegas

Visiting Las vegas this summer could be a budget friendly alternative to those wanting to vacation closer to home, but be prepared for the temperatures; it is after all the middle of a desert. While the temperature can soar to well over 100 degrees during the day, nights get very cool, often a shock of cold after the earlier heat. Swimming pools are a wonderful way for those who want a tan to spend a day in Vegas, but arm yourself with sunscreen and water, so you don’t spend your night looking like a lobster in steaming misery.

The other alternative is to sleep in and get in at the breakfast-priced buffet just before lunch items are set out. “Roll-overs” apply to all the buffets with the exception of two in Planet Hollywood, Todai and Spice Market.

On Thursday, the fashion show mall is hosting a panel with the Swimsuit supermodels focusing on Fashion and beauty. The panel runs from noon-2:00 p.m. and afterwards the ladies will be signing autographs and taking photos. Another group of ladies will be signing autographs at the hard Rock Hotel from 1:00-3:00 p.m. The final event is from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at Caesars Palace. Human nature will be performing with another meet and greet with the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit models following the performance.

For those Vegas visitors who might prefer more offbeat / politically incorrect options, check out the Extreme Midget Wrestling at the Riviera, the Beach Bunny model search event at Encore, or the Punk Rock Bowling music bash at Fremont East.

The World of Coca-Cola is also available in the mall. It features history of the soft drink depicted through signs and slogans. Colorful murals define the journey of world renowned soft drink. You can choose from variety of souvenirs such as bottles, clothing and home accessories. Families booking Cheap Las Vegas Flights should not miss out on visiting Town Square. This family-friendly mall is home to a movie theater, multi cuisine restaurants and several entertainment options for kids.

Just two blocks east of the strip is a small hotel casino called Greek Isles, home of the Haunted Vegas Tour. Anyone interested in the paranormal, crime, and the general darker side of history will find this tour delightful. All information on the web describes a pre-tour viewing of a show called Haunted Vegas, but luckily, that is no more. If i want to watch TV, I’ll turn on History Channel in my hotel room for free, thank you. Instead, the pre-tour event was a somewhat cheeky yet atmospheric magic show demonstrating Victorian era spiritualism techniques.

One thing is for sure: in Vegas there is no lack of hotels, hotels to fit any budget and all your needs. Consider your plans for the weekend. Will you be in your room much? Perhaps splurging on activities rather than the room should be your plan. Are you planning on spending a lot of time poolside? Putting a little more into your accommodation budget can boost the quality of your poolside retreat. If you are looking for a watery wonderland consider staying at The Mandalay Bay.

Our tastes are up there, but our budgets were not, but we did find some get places! For breakfast, we took the advice of Penn Gillette (the quiet half of Penn and Teller). He suggested “the Hash House”. A cute family run place in strip mall with great service, great food and even better prices. Oh yes, and my son-in-law and i fell in love with their homemade jalapeno jelly and jam. Their berry preserves were terrific as well. Penn said not to confuse this place with “Hash House a go-go”. We had found that place last year and took “the kids” there our first morning. It’s also quite good. Huge portions, more upscale and prices were about double. We actually loved Penn’s suggestion and will probably make it a destination spot next winter.