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Upcoming events in Las Vegas this summer.

Your Guide to Summer 2018 in Vegas

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Summer officially arrived on June 21st and the season brings an abundance of visitors looking for the hottest upcoming events in Las Vegas. While it comes as no surprise that the Entertainment Capital of the World hosts endless activities to keep visitors and locals busy year round, summer in Las Vegas is unlike any other season. As the temperatures heat up, so do its events.

Whether you are looking for summer concerts, pool parties, or a sporting event, we’ll share the best events in Las Vegas this summer.

Upcoming Events in Las Vegas: July

Temperatures peak in July, with an average high of 106°. The good news is foot traffic tends to slow down, other than during the 4th of July weekend (if you’re coming to Vegas then, book your room now!). The bad news is that July is monsoon season and flash floods can occur, although The Strip and Downtown are usually unaffected.

Concerts:

-July 4: Billy Ray Cyrus
“Achy Breaky Heart” singer and country music icon Billy Ray Cyrus joins Fremont Street’s free concert series at 7:30 p.m. Did we mention that it’s free?

-July 14: The Cult
See the ‘80s British rock band perform for free at the Fremont Street free concert series at 9 p.m.

-July 21: Eddie Money and Jefferson Starship
Belt out your old favorites! These two concerts take place on two different stages: Jefferson Starship takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. on the 1st Street stage, Eddie Money starts at 9 p.m. on the 3rd Street stage.

-July 25, 27 & 28: Bruno Mars
R&B sensation Bruno Mars returns to MGM’s new Park Theater.

Comedy Shows:

-July 20: Jim Gaffigan
Stand up comedian Jim Gaffigan cracks jokes about fatherhood and food at Caesar’s Palace.

-July 28: Tim Allen
Sitcom legend Tim Allen is dealing out laughs at the Mirage’s Terry Fator Theater.

Nightclubs and Dayclubs:

With summer on everyone’s mind, all nightclubs and dayclubs fill up quick. Skip the line and get a VIP table or on a guest list for access to the summer’s best parties. Check out the Las Vegas club calendar and ticket prices to see what DJs are performing. Save time (and money) by purchasing ahead of time.

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Sporting Events:

-The World Series of Poker: If you’re a poker enthusiast or are interested in watching some of the best gamblers in the world test their luck, then head to​ Rio ​for ​The World Series of Poker. ​ The top players come to the WSOP in pursuit of winning a gold bracelet, so pack your bags and put your poker face on from July 2-14.

NBA Summer League: The brightest young talent in professional basketball heads to Las Vegas this summer from July 6-16 to compete in a championship tournament.  If you’re an​ NBA fan, head to the Thomas & Mack Center to get a closer look at the younger players you don’t usually get to watch during the regular season.

Upcoming Events in Las Vegas: August

While temperatures may only slightly cool down in August (with an average high of 104°), it’s a good time to head to Sin City before the Labor Day weekend crowds and cooler days begin. August can be a great time to score Las Vegas flight and hotel deals.

Concerts:

-August 4: Shania Twain
90s country music artist, Shania Twain sings for one night only at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

-August 15, 17, 18, 22, 24, 25: Reba and Brooks & Dunn
Country music legends Reba and Brooks & Dunn return to Vegas to perform for five nights at Caesar’s Palace.

-August 12: Charlie Puth & Hailee Steinfeld
Live at the Pearl Concert Theater, pop artists Charlie Puth and Hailee Steinfeld perform their favorite hits.

-August 15, 17, 18, 21, 24, 25, 28:  Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie performs “All Night Long” in Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood.

For more concert options in August, click here.

Comedy Shows:

-August 10,11:  Amy Schumer
Actress/comedian Amy Schumer performs at the The Chelsea in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

-August 10, 11: Jim Jefferies
Australian stand up comedian and host of The Jim Jefferies Show, Jim Jefferies, makes you laugh until you can’t breathe at Terry Fator Theatre at the Mirage.

Nightclubs and Dayclubs:

From Tiesto and Calvin Harris at Hakkasan to David Guetta and The Chainsmokers at XS, Las Vegas resident DJs continue their performances this summer. Take a peek at Las Vegas’ August club calendar to see who is spinning.

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Conventions:

-MAGIC Convention: The world’s largest fashion marketplace, MAGIC, takes place August 13-15. 85,000 attendees are expected to be in town to see the latest trends in apparel, footwear, accessories, and manufacturing. Trendsetters from all over the country head to Las Vegas to fuel the business of fashion.

-Def Con 26: Calling all coders, techies, and hackers! One of the oldest continuously running and largest hacker conventions, Def Con 26​, takes place August 9-12. Geek out over the latest and greatest at Caesar’s Palace & Flamingo Las Vegas.

Upcoming Events in Las Vegas: September

Las Vegas starts to cool down in September but prices tend to go back up. We suggest booking early for travel to Las Vegas in September, especially if you’re coming over Labor Day weekend. Here are some event highlights for what’s going on in Vegas this September.

Concerts:

-September 1: Shakira
MGM Grand Garden Arena is the Colombian pop star’s Las Vegas stop on her El Dorado World Tour.

-September 8: Journey & Def Leppard
Rock out to some of your favorites at T-Mobile Arena at 7pm.

For more concerts in Las Vegas in September, click here.

Comedy Shows:

-September 28 & 29:  Daniel Tosh
The Tosh.0 host comes to the Terry Fator Theatre at the Mirage to make you laugh, cringe, and wonder how anyone comes up with this stuff. Don’t miss out on this evening of stand up comedy!

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Festivals:

-September 21-23: Life is Beautiful Festival
Life Is Beautiful is an annual music, culinary, and art festival held in Downtown Las Vegas. Year after year the festival features unforgettable headlining musicians, visual artists who add installations to Downtown Las Vegas’ collection of murals, and thought-provoking speakers. The 2018 lineup includes Arcade Fire, Florence and the Machine, The Weeknd, and many more!

-September 21-22: The iHeartRadio Music Festival
iHeartRadio Music Festival closes out the Las Vegas summer and hosts the biggest names in music across the globe. This two-day event features iconic performances from artists at the top of the pop, country, dance, rock and hip hop charts across two stages.

Sports Events:

-NASCAR Camping World Truck Series takes place September 14 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is a pickup truck racing series owned and operated by the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, and is the only series in all of NASCAR to race modified production pickup trucks.

-Las Vegas 51s Baseball: Let’s play ball September 1-3! The Las Vegas 51s is a minor league baseball team which holds its games at Cashman Field, located just minutes from Fremont Street in Downtown Las Vegas and only a few miles north of the Strip.

Pool Parties:

Don’t miss out on the summer’s last pool parties in Las Vegas. September is a busy time in Vegas so be sure to book ahead to keep prices low. For more information on who is performing where, looking at the September’s nightclub and pool party schedule.

With all of the upcoming events in Las Vegas this summer, you don’t want to miss a second. Book your room at The Golden Gate now for amazing hospitality and affordable rates.

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8 of the Most Iconic Vegas Bars

Looking for Vegas bars with unique flair? While there’s certainly no shortage of fun bars in Las Vegas, there are plenty with especially distinctive atmospheres and unique concepts. Some Vegas bars flaunt their quirky and silly sides and others capture historical elements of Las Vegas culture.

Transport yourself to a different country. Drink your way through opposing climates. Whatever you do, be sure not to miss these eight iconic Vegas bars!

1. Commonwealth

525 E. Fremont St.
Las Vegas, NV 89101

Inside Commonwealth, a Pre-Prohibition era cocktail bar.Attribute: The Travel Joint

This swanky 6,000-square-foot cocktail bar features decor and libations inspired by the pre-Prohibition era. The dark wood interior walls are covered with exposed brick and the space is incandescently light with pendant lights and elegant chandeliers hanging from exposed rafters. A white peacock greets visitors at the bar of this bi-level Downtown hangout. The movie-inspired cocktail list and carefully curated selection of microbrews can be enjoyed while socializing at the 20-foot-long communal bar or with a little privacy in the alcove hidden booths.

Take a walk upstairs to experience a different cocktail menu and live music on the rooftop terrace overlooking Fremont Street. But what pre-Prohibition themed bar would be complete without a speakeasy and a secret entrance? The Laundry Room, the bar’s semi-secret back room, is accessible via a hidden door, but only by those with a reservation. Plus, Commonwealth is less than a 10-minute walk from Golden Gate Hotel and Casino, making it the perfect stop on your Las Vegas bar hop.

2. Atomic Liquors

917 Fremont St.
Las Vegas, NV 89101

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Built in 1945 and originally called Virginia’s Cafe, Atomic Liquors is Vegas’ oldest freestanding bar. The name of this Fremont Street bar was inspired by customers watching atomic bombs at a nearby test site from the roof. It was the go-to watering hole for The Rat Pack, the Smothers Brothers, and many more. Barbra Streisand and Clint Eastwood were also known to frequent this historical hotspot. The walls are adorned with newspaper clippings, signs, and artwork from the era of the mushroom cloud. There are 20 microbrews on tap, ranging from $3 to $7, and an assortment of bottled beers and house wines. Don’t leave without trying one of Atomic Liquors’ unique, signature concoctions!

3. Frankie’s Tiki Room

1712 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89102

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Frankie’s Tiki Room is one of the most iconic Downtown Las Vegas bars and is known for their cheap drinks, tropical island décor, tiki statues, wood carvings, and kitschy artwork. Bamboo Ben, the well known tiki bar designer and grandson of Eli Hedley, designed the interior.  Fun Fact: Eli is remembered as the original beachcomber and created Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room. Deeply rooted in tiki tradition, guests can escape to their wildest tropical fantasies at Frankie’s any hour of the day or night.  Choose from the menu of tropical rum drinks in the tiki lounge or enjoy traditional cocktails while gambling at the bar.

4. Hofbräuhaus

4510 Paradise Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89169

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It’s Oktoberfest all year long at Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas. The building itself is a replica of Munich’s original Hofbräuhaus, which may be an everyday sight in Germany, but is quite the sight in the middle of the desert. With traditional German music and a lively atmosphere, Hofbräuhaus is a great place to feast on Bavarian sausages and pretzels and wash it all down with a giant stein of beer! The bar features long, communal tables for you to seat your whole party or meet a new drinking bud. If you want to combine fitness and beer, try out Hofbräuhaus’ monthly beer yoga class to get your zen on.

5. Minus 5 Ice Bar

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3950 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

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Minus 5 Ice Bar is quite literally the coolest Vegas bar. If you need a drastic change from the triple-digit heat of Las Vegas, stop by Minus 5, where the whole bar is made entirely of ice. This includes the walls, chandeliers, seats and glassware! Once you decide on your package, you’ll be outfitted with gloves and a parka before you’re transported into a winter wonderland of interactive and ever-changing ice architecture. Enjoy the LED light show and fun tunes as you chill out (literally) in this unique bar.

6. Millennium Fandom

900 S Las Vegas Blvd, Ste 140
Las Vegas, NV 89101

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Millennium Fandom is a clever Downtown Las Vegas bar where your fandom fantasies come to life! Created specially for cosplay fanatics to grab a cocktail and discuss all things Star Wars and comic books, Millennium Fandom is a hub for all kinds of nerds (and we mean that in the best way possible). Have you been looking for a place to dress up as your favorite sci-fi and fantasy characters? Head to Millennium Fandom to indulge in all of your sci-fi guilty pleasures. The most popular nights feature trivia competitions and Game of Thrones viewing parties.

7. Pioneer Saloon Goodsprings

310 NV-161
Goodsprings, NV 89019

Historic saloon turned Hollywood set offering brews, cocktails & American bites with a Texas twist.Attribute: Daytrippen

This iconic Las Vegas bar is the oldest bar in Southern Nevada and has been open for 100 years. Pioneer Saloon was actually purchased through a Sears catalog and is where Clark Gable received word of the death of his wife, Carole Lombard, whose plane crashed into a nearby mountain in 1942. The Pioneer Saloon features decor and memorabilia dedicated to this tragedy. The cozy atmosphere at this Las Vegas landmark contains a rich history of the old mining towns, old world Hollywood, and the Wild West! Be sure to search the walls for bullet holes before you leave.

8. Mandarin Bar

3752 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89158

Sleek lounge offering creative cocktails, light bites & floor-to-ceiling windows with Strip views.Attribute: Mandarin Oriental

Mandarin Bar is where beauty meets sophistication. This iconic lounge keeps things classy with an impressive space and expansive views of the Las Vegas Strip. The bar’s floor-to-ceiling windows, live jazz music, and delectable cocktails transport you to Vegas heaven. Property mixologist William Perbellini has even created unique cocktails to fit the personality of each of the twelve signs of the Zodiac. Guests can enjoy a complimentary cocktail on their birthday, or at any time during the dates of their Zodiac sign.

Las Vegas knows bars and these iconic favorites can’t be missed. During your next trip to Vegas, visit both Downtown and the Strip to experience some of the country’s most unique bars and lounges!

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Las Vegas Trip Planner: Crafting the Best Summer Vacation in Vegas

Sunshine, one-of-a-kind attractions, poolside fun, world-class dining – these are the things a Summer in Vegas is made of. The end of Spring brings a level of excitement that can be felt throughout the city. The pools come to life, the shorts and sandals come out, and the sun shines on the city a little longer each day. If you’re spending some Summer days in the city, read on for a Las Vegas trip planner that will help you masterfully craft your vacation.

What to Pack:

Packing for a Las Vegas Summer trip may be easier than you think. The trick is to balance out the air conditioned interiors with the outside heat by bringing light layers. Sundresses, shorts, tanks, and skirts will keep you cool outside while light cardigans and sweaters will keep you from getting an AC-induced chill inside.

Of course, no Las Vegas trip planner would be complete without a pool attire guide. Since poolside fun is a Las Vegas Summer essential, remember to pack your favorite bathing suits and a couple sarongs and cover ups. Don’t forget the sunglasses, sunscreen, and beach totes! Comfortable shoes, flip flops, and sandals for the pool will help keep you cool and comfy as you walk around town.

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What to Eat:

When it comes to eating in Vegas, there’s a lot to be discovered. Making reservations ahead of time will help ease your mind so you don’t have to worry about long waits. This city is a foodie’s paradise with renowned restaurants in all genres and categories. Popular Summer dishes have a refreshing quality and include sushi, seafood, salads, and other delicate plates.

For sushi and fresh seafood, a favorite among both locals and visitors is Kabuto-Edomae. A menu full of delectable, refreshing dishes makes this place a Las Vegas Summer must-visit. Another heavily patronized spot in the Summertime is Therapy on Fremont Street. With specialty dishes like Filet Tartare and Scottish Salmon, it’s no wonder why people flock here when the heat turns up.

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Where to Stay:

There are plenty of great options when it comes to staying in Vegas. But nothing comes close to the rich history and warm character of Fremont Street. Staying in the downtown Las Vegas area comes with many perks including immersion in the city’s history and unmatched walkability. There’s never a dull moment on Fremont Street – especially in the Summer months.

Test your luck at the Golden Gate Hotel and Casino, which offers the latest in slots and video poker as well as traditional craps, blackjack, and other table games. With a legacy spanning the birth of Las Vegas, Golden Gate offers the best on Fremont Street and blends historic charm with modern fun.

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Where to Play:

Vegas is a Summer-lover’s paradise. From pool parties to shows to al fresco bars, this is the place to be during the warmer months. The Strip is home to a world of offerings when it comes to unique, over-the-top bars and clubs. Visit famous Vegas attractions like the New York New York roller coaster or simply walk along the Strip taking in the sights.

Locals and visitors flock to downtown Vegas for the Viva Vision Light Show, a captivating display of thousands of LED lights and a 550,000-watt speaker system. Downtown is a great place to take advantage of the quirky nature and glamourous history of Vegas. Take a walk through time on Fremont East by walking from medallion  to medallion picking up tidbits of information as you go. Or, enjoy a newer installment by taking a ride on the thrilling Slotzilla Zipline. Whatever you’re in the mood for, a Summer trip to Las Vegas is sure to deliver.

Summer in Vegas brings has a palpable sense of celebration and you can join the party by planning your trip early and securing your spot in the fun.

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The Best Las Vegas Activities for Each Personality Type

Las Vegas is a melting pot with a rich past and a colorful culture. Such a diverse city caters to every personality type – from pampered divas to health enthusiasts to sports fanatics. An array of Las Vegas activities and attractions means that every member of your group can find something they enjoy while visiting Sin City. From peaceful gardens to thrilling rides, Vegas is home to the best of every world.

Whether you’re visiting to relax or go wild, see what the best things to do in Las Vegas are based on your personality type!

What’s Your Las Vegas Personality?

The Social Partier

Vegas is one of the best places to be if you love nothing more than to go out with your friends and have a good time. Home to an impressive collection of world-famous clubs, bars, and lounges, this city has something for every party style. Party it up poolside at one of Vegas’ famous pool parties or dance the night away under glittering lights at some of the top-rated clubs in the country. There are Las Vegas activities for you no matter what kind of party scene you seek.

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The Introvert

If you’re the kind of person who prioritizes “me” time over social hour, you’ll find everything you’re looking for in Vegas. From tranquil private suites to intimate lounges, your Vegas experience can be made as private as you’d like. Favorite Las Vegas activities among introverts include the Mob Museum, the Springs Preserve Botanical Garden, and the Neon Museum. Whether you enjoy exploring quiet natural landscapes or meandering through history-rich Vegas relics, this city has plenty for you to enjoy as a party of one.

The Sports Fanatic

Vegas is a sports fan’s paradise – especially if you’re a fan of both sports and gaming. The new ESports Arena at the Luxor takes sports entertainment to the next level with video game competitions and interactive experiences. Even if you don’t get to pay a visit to the ESports Arena, most casinos have state-of-the-art sports books where you can bet on your favorites while enjoying a beverage and meal. The city takes team spirit to the next level. Cheer on the Vegas Golden Knights as they skate their way to victory or make some noise for the Raiders as they charge the field.

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The Adrenaline Junkie

The Entertainment Capital of the World is an adrenaline junkie’s paradise. Some of the best things to do in Vegas involve taking risks and living life a bit on the edge. The Slotzilla Zipline on Fremont Street stands 12 stories tall and sends you flying over the crowds. For even more thrills, head to the High Roller at Linq Promenade, which is the tallest observation wheel in the world. Or, venture to the top of the Stratosphere to experience some of the most heart-racing rides in the world.

The Health Enthusiast

Health enthusiasts will be pleased to know that the number of health food stores and restaurants in the city is growing exponentially. Spend your day meandering through the diverse Vegas farmers markets or treating yourself to a few hours at one of the many wellness spas. When mealtime rolls around, health enthusiasts will find plenty of options when it comes to farm-fresh dishes and vegan and vegetarian options. A favorite among locals and visitors alike is Veganation, a vegetarian eatery with a global, plant-based menu. If you’re looking to get your workout on while visiting Vegas, the city is home to a plethora of fitness clubs and scenic trails so you can sweat to your heart’s content.

Woman Getting Massage Treatment at Las Vegas Spa

The Pampered Diva

If your motto is “treat yourself”, you’ll be delighted to know that mindset is built into the Vegas lifestyle. Some of the world’s most luxurious spas are peppered along the Las Vegas Strip and Downtown, including some treatments exclusive to the desert. Nourish your skin and relax your muscles with facials and massages or rejuvenate your mind at the many diva-approved Vegas spa facilities.

The beauty of Vegas lies in its variance. The city has something for everyone, making it a destination for the diverse. No matter what your perfect trip looks like, Vegas has offerings that will not only meet, but exceed your expectations.

7 Must-Visit Destinations That Embrace Vegas’ Glamorous History

Vegas is a city steeped in history and teeming with stories from the past. While there are countless modern marvels to be enjoyed during a visit, the city’s nostalgic glamour makes it unique. Though many attractions of the past have been replaced and updated, there are a few spots to visit if you want to experience the Las Vegas of the past in the present.

1 – Bar Prohibition

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Located in downtown Vegas, Bar Prohibition in the Golden Gate Hotel & Casino is an escape to the past while also expressing the Las Vegas history. The original bar was the beloved hangout of thirsty pioneers of the last frontier, rebels of the roaring 20’s, and members of the Rat Pack like Frank, Sammy, and Dean. Since 1906, the bar (and Golden Gate Hotel & Casino) has served as a place to let loose and have fun. Transport yourself to the past as you’re immersed in a historic Vegas hangout.

2 – The Neon Museum

Signs included in the tour at the Neon Museum.

If you’re looking for an authentic, up-close view of the Vegas aesthetic through the years, The Neon Museum is your destination. The museum features various signage and other types of relics from Vegas’s flashy beginnings and knowledgeable tour guides have a plethora of stories and facts to go along with each piece. Visiting The Neon Museum is a great daytime activity that will give you a well-rounded perspective of Vegas.

3 – Jubilee

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This show is a Vegas classic. Even with its new makeover, Jubilee embodies everything Old Las Vegas is known for. This display of glamorous showmanship will transport you back to the 80’s when the show opened. The captivating costumes and nostalgic choreography keep the spirit of the original show and the history of Las Vegas alive.

4 – Golden Steer Steakhouse

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If you’re searching for an amazing steak and a Vegas historical experience, visit Golden Steer Steakhouse. Founded in 1958, this steakhouse was favorited by icons like Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley. Though some updates have been made to the restaurant decor, the principles of fine dining at Golden Steer have never wavered. If fact, some of the staff has been here for over 30 years, adding to the historical charm of this classic spot.

5 – Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign

Representation of Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign.

Erected in 1959, the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign has become an iconic symbol of the city. Seen in countless movies and in every souvenir shop, it’s safe to say the sign is one of the most recognizable landmarks. In 2008, the city added a small parking lot to accommodate the thousands of picture-taking visitors eager to snap their shot of the sign. It was added to the State Register of Historic Places in 2013 and has undergone minimal changes since its installation.

6 – Golden Gate Casino

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Palpable nostalgia greets you as you walk through the doors of the Golden Gate Hotel & Casino. The casino made its debut in 1906 and continues to facilitate classic Vegas fun. Modern updates adorn the expertly preserved space, making it easy to both appreciate the past and enjoy the present. While most original casinos and hotels have been replaced, Golden Gate’s authentic, classic feel helps maintain its status as a staple in the city’s downtown area.

7 – Battista’s Hole in the Wall

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Sit down to a delicious Italian dinner just like the Rat Pack used to do. Nestled in a modest building near the LINQ Promenade, Battista’s Hole in the Wall serves up some of the best Italian food in the city. This place trades glamour for gourmet, as each dish is prepared traditionally and with expert care. The full dinner experience includes a soup or salad, bread, an entree, all you can drink wine, and a hot beverage for dessert. This historical place in Las Vegas has pretty much remained consistent with its offerings since it’s opening in 1970 – so much so that the same accordion player, affectionately known as Gordy, will serenade you as you eat. This place is a must-visit.

Today’s Entertainment Capital of the World as we know it is the result of a long, rich history. Las Vegas was born out of the appreciation of the good life and its unapologetic glamour made the city a hot spot for A-listers and music legends alike. People from all over the world flocked to experience the flashing lights and buzzing energy of the city for themselves. These days, Vegas continues to thrive and although advancements and developments keep the city state-of-the-art, the original magic is still very much alive. A visit to historic destinations like Bar Prohibition or Battista’s Hole in the Wall will take you right back to Vegas’s not-so-humble beginnings.