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Viva Elvis

Viva Las Vegas Baby!

Viva Elvis is the featured show at the magnificent ARIA Resort & Casino Theater. It’s a tribute to the life of Elvis Presley and combines the magic of Cirque du Soleil with the timeless music of the King of Rock and Roll. The showroom itself is one of the nicest we have seen with large comfy sofa-like seating and plenty of legroom. As you enter you are seated by wide-eyed, giggling Elvis fans straight from the 50′s. Take a seat, cuddle up to your loved one and enjoy a cocktail while you watch an entertaining display of music, dance, live music and the always impressive acrobatics that Cirque du Soleil is famous for. Continue Reading »

The Fashion Show Mall has a little bit of everything. From high end names to everyday shopping this indoor mall provides a one stop shopping destination that everybody can enjoy. More like a regular mall, than the high end Casino malls like the Canal Shoppes and Forum Shops, the Fashion Show Mall still has it’s fair share of big names including: Saks Fifth Avenue, Nevada’s only Nordstrom, Dillard’s, Neiman Marcus, Macy’s, and Bloomingdale’s Home.

The Fashion Show Mall is more than great shopping. When you are ready to take a break, there are a variety of attractions and restaurants. California Pizza Kitchen, and Maggiano’s Little Italy are too great choices for Lunch although if you are just looking for a quick bite you can always visit the food court.

The closest hotels to the Fashion Show Mall are Treasure Island, Trump International, Wynn Las Vegas and The Venetion. If you are staying at any of these hotels, or want to enjoy some shopping during your Las Vegas Vacation, the Fashion Show Mall is a great choice.

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The 2006 Tony award winning production hits Vegas in style. Jersey Boys Las Vegas takes you behind the rags-to-tiches story of Frankie Valli and the 4 Seasons and features a string of hits from “Sherry” to “Can’t take my Eyes off of You”.

Oh what a night! Jersey Boys Las Vegas is an awesome show. I knew next to nothing about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons but while watching this show I was amazed by how many great songs I recognized. Continue Reading »

If you are a fan of burgers then a trip to the Burger Bay at Mandalay Bay may be just what the doctor ordered. It’s a great place for a quick, casual meal with only one drawback –expectations. If you glance through the reviews on Yelp most of the negative reviews come from customers that either had unrealistic expectations or ordered something crazy.

Rule Number 1: Keep it simple
A burger is a burger. The more crazy toppings you add, the more likely you are to screw it up.

Rule Number 2: Keep your expectations Reasonable
You are about to visit a burger restaurant located in a small mall. This is not supposed to be the highlight of your vacation.

I think if you follow these rules and you are in the mood for a burger, you’ll enjoy your trip to the Burger Bar. Black Angus Beef with Cheese and Bacon is fancy enough for me. The fact that the booths have small TV’s is awesome. If you want to watch the game whilst you eat then ask for a booth with a TV. Another big plus is the beer list. Burgers, Beer and TV –what more can you ask for?

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Isla Mexican Kitchen fits in with the growing trend of upscale/casual restaurants in Vegas. It’s a trend I enjoy and mixes good quality service, presentation and food without the stuffy atmosphere that formal upscale dining sometimes suffers from. Our party of two arrived on a Friday night without reservations and was seated within 15 minutes. The atmosphere was lively and fun and we were greated with salsa and chips that we enjoyed whilst looking over the menu.

The drinks menu features an extensive selection of tequilas, as well as Sangrias, Margaritas, and other Mexican cocktails. I ordered a Negro Modelo, an appetizer of Crunchy Corn Masa Cakes, and Fajitas for my main course. The Corn Masa Cakes were pretty good. There are three Cakes each with different toppings, one beef, one chicken and one pepper. My wife and I agreed that the one topped with peppers (at least I think they were peppers) had the best flavor although the chicken one was pretty good too. At over $25 the Fajitas were the most expensive Fajitas I have ever eaten. Luckily they were awesome. Beautifully presented the mixture of beef, chorizo sausage, peppers, onion, cheese rocked!!

Overall if you enjoy Mexican food I can definitely recommend Isla. We had a great time and the food was very good.

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LOVE

All you need LOVE…

Featuring reproduced music by the Beatles, LOVE combines the magic of Cirque du Soleil together with the music of The Beatles to create a show that everybody can enjoy. The theater doesn’t have a bad seat in the house so if money is tight don’t overly concern yourself with buying the best seat in the house. We sat at the front of the balcony (category 3 seating) and had a great time, although if I went again I would probably choose something a bit closer to the action (section 200s).

The show itself is a fantastic spectacle. The Cirque acrobats do a great job and the colorful costumes are wonderful. Undoubtedly though the star of the show is the music. Continue Reading »

Spamalot

Spamalot is a great show and, at least in our opinion, you don’t have to be a huge fan of Monty Python to enjoy it! Staged at the Grail Theatre inside the glorious Wynn Las Vegas the show is a wonderful comedic musical that is (lovingly) ripped off from the motion picture Monty Python and the Holy Grail. The Las Vegas Review Journal recently listed it at number one as part of their 2007 in review article so if you are in the mood for some crazy medieval antics and laughs then give it a try.

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Arguably the finest hotel on the strip, the Wynn Las Vegas is a must see. The only casino resort in Las Vegas that boasts a Mobil 5 Star and AAA 5 Diamond rating, the Wynn Las Vegas represents the finest in service, dining, entertainment and enjoyment.

Rooms at the Wynn Las Vegas range from Resort Rooms to Salon Suites. Resort Rooms offer an average of 640 square feet with great views from the floor-to-ceiling windows. Each room features the Wynn Dream Bed and each Dream Bed is furnished with luxurious Egyptian Cotton Linens. Combine this with a small seating area, high speed Internet access and a flat screen LCD television and you are sure to feel at home. Continue Reading »

Picasso restaurant at BellagioThe “Picasso” restaurant is a romantic restaurant located in the Bellagio Hotel. James Beard Award-winning chef Julian Serrano serves the finest dishes of the elegant French cuisine seasonally prepared with a Spanish influence. A good meal and a good glass of wine, that’s what’s the Picasso restaurant is al about. The restaurant has an incredible wine cellar of over 1,400 bottles of wine. Another interesting fact about this hotel is that there are some original Pablo Picasso’s paintings on the wall, together worth over $50 million. Continue Reading »

Bellagio HotelThe Bellagio is the most famous hotel in Las Vegas, not strange because it can be seen in many movies that have been filmed in Vegas. It’s known for its class, famous water fountain show… and its price. The Bellagio is located on the strip, next to the Caesar’s Palace hotel and right across the Paris hotel.

Your visit to Las Vegas isn’t complete without visiting the Bellagio Hotel & Casino. Housing the popular “O”-show by Cirque Du Soleil, the Bellagio attracts many visitors. Culture & Art lovers can also have a great day at the fabolous Botanical Garden or the wonderful Gallery of Fine Art. With the newly opened nightclub “The Bank” and the several bars such as the Baccarat Bar, the Pool Bar and the “caramel” bar. The Via Bellagio shopping mall is THE place for all your shopping with stores from Giorgio Armani to Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent. Continue Reading »

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