Photo of the Day: The Neon Museum Las Vegas

2Backpackers: Backpacking, Hiking & Adventure Travel Blog – Photo of the Day: The Neon Museum Las Vegas Subscribe Now -> http://feeds.feedburner.com/TwoBackpackers An Old Ornate Golden Nugget Sign from 'The Neon Museum Las Vegas Boneyard' A lot of people think that Las Vegas has little history or culture, which is understandable given the fact that the city is often about the…

How to spend 24 hours in a Las Vegas resort without leaving it (infographic)

Can’t face Sin City in the light of day? You don’t have to! The post How to spend 24 hours in a Las Vegas resort without leaving it (infographic) appeared first on Orbitz.

5 Must-Visit James Beard Restaurants and Chefs in Las Vegas

Patio/Lago Las Vegas is about so much more than gambling. Over the years, it has evolved into a haven for foodies who love big names, and big flash in the dining room. In Vegas, it’s not uncommon to see 24-carat gold flake on a grapefruit-sized macron, eat truffles flown in from Italy that same day, and drink Bordeaux served by a French master sommelier. The emphasis on the international is deliberate, as Vegas is constantly borrowing from the best of global cuisine — with over-the-top flare. Here are five restaurants with James Beard Award ties to …

Lesbian Travel: Vegas’s Fremont Street

Most people travel to Las Vegas for the infamous strip and glittering nightlife that never ends. But what about Downtown Las Vegas? That tiny little core city where the story all began? I travel to Vegas twice a year for business and while I’ve stayed at a lot of hotels on the Strip (Trump, Vdara, Wynn, Caesar’s), I always make a trip downtown. It’s seedy, a little ugly around the edges and just being there can make you feel…

My action-packed 3-day weekend in Las Vegas!

This past weekend Sam and I traded -30? weather for a fun-filled weekend in sunny Las Vegas! With Canadian winter still brewing, the desert seemed like the perfect escape, so we hopped on an Air Canada flight and 4.5 hours later we were sporting jeans and light sweaters – practically summer! We only had 3 days in town, but I don’t think we’ve ever packed so much into such a short amount of time. While my weekends at home consist of sipping hot tea and watching travel documentaries in my …

VIDEO: Las Vegas at Night

If you have trouble viewing this video click here:  http://youtu.be/5EcP5kO1tXw When you visit Vegas and get fully immersed in all it has to offer – gambling, nightlife, food, shopping, sightseeing and day trips – it seems as though your trip has merely just started by the time you have to leave. With just one night to make the most of last few hours in …

A Side of Las Vegas You Never Knew

In the decades that have passed since Las Vegas sprung up, seemingly from nowhere, the name of the city has become synonymous with the neon-charged Las Vegas Strip and, more than that, its glitzy, glamorous casinos. Whether you stay at the MGM Grand, Wynn Resort, or any of the other hundreds of Las Vegas hotels, it seems impossible to conceive of visiting fabulous Las Vegas without setting foot onto the Strip. What you might not know is …

Las Vegas Pride – 2014

This 5-6 September, this city is going to live up to its sinful reputation as Las Vegas Pride rolls into town. There is not one place on the planet that is more synonymous with partying and good times than Vegas and this Pride party will be sure to keep proving that reputation all too true. Mapped …

MapQuest Unveils 10 Top Destinations of 2013

Filed under: North America, United States Alamy Las Vegas, Nashville and Orlando were the top three searched for cities on MapQuest in 2013. The results are a compilation of destinations searched for on both MapQuest’s website and its recently updated-and critically acclaimed-iPhone and Android apps. [Full disclosure: AOL owns both MapQuest and Gadling.] Texas was the only state with two cities in MapQuest’s top 10 list: Houston was eighth and Dallas was ninth. Feel free to criticize…

Here’s the thing about Las Vegas…

Las Vegas… Baby? Las Vegas is one of the most interesting and unusual cities on the planet. It’s a playground built for adults who want to act like rock stars for the weekend. It’s a place where high rollers strut with a misguided sense of purpose and common folk lose their hard earned…