Sunday, October 19, 2014

Vegas Fun Facts

Written by Tiffany Milligan – A Vegas Local

Las Vegas fun facts are nothing more than…fun! Did you lose the last trivia event at you your local bar? Maybe you need to brush up on some not-so-important facts so that won’t happen again! Here are TEN Vegas fun facts that you could probably live without ;)

1 – When Howard Hughes stayed at the Desert Inn for so long that he was asked to leave, he bought the hotel. Problem solved.
2 – Want to drive a bulldozer or backhoe? Las Vegas has a Heavy Equipment Playground where you can do that!
3 - There is an intricate tunnel system meant for drainage, running under Las Vegas, where thousands of homeless have set up home. No really. They’ve dragged beds, bookcases, rugs, and d├ęcor down there and set up apartment type living!
4 - Sammy Davis Jr. took a dip in the pool at the New Frontier in 1952. This whites-only pool was drained when he was finished because, well, Sammy wasn’t white.
5 – The Harmon Hotel is being demolished. It’s beautiful, new and COMPLETELY deemed architecturally unsafe. Nobody will be staying there!
6 – The High Roller is the BIGGEST Ferris wheel in the world. Yes, the world.
7 – Las Vegas is the brightest spot on the earth when viewed from space. Talk about an electric bill :/
8 – While eating at the Heart Attack Grill, yep, you guessed it, a man had a heart attack! Holy fat clogging, artery damaging eating!
9 – Over 75% of the world’s top 25 largest hotels are located in Las Vegas.
10 – A 1910 law made it illegal to gamble in Las Vegas. Apparently the law didn’t stick ;)
11 – (Bonus Las Vegas fun fact) VegasDaze has the best staff in town where you can plan all of your Vegas activities and have a good time doing so. Yes, that was a shameless plug.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Vegas Attractions for Couples

Written by Tiffany Milligan – A Vegas Local

The LGBT Las Vegas community has a large and active presence here. In Sin City, anything goes which makes it whole lot easier to live here or visit here and not be judged. Oh ok, we judge… A LOT, but it’s all in good fun! Other than the LGBT visitors doing EVERYTHING everyone else does while in Vegas (duh), there are some places that cater to this niche and are quite good at what they do! LGBTs also flock to certain places – nothing wrong with that! Am I doing ok at staying PC on this topic?  ;) What should you do with your partner while in Vegas? Well, anything really BUT here are a few suggestions after talking to friends in the LGBT Las Vegas community - who only answered after they incessantly laughed at me!

LGBT Las Vegas
Photo Courtesy of odonata98
The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is a “newish” attraction to Las Vegas and has fairly priced stage performances. LGBT Las Vegas can be found working there, playing there, and performing there! The Philharmonic, ballets, Wicked, concerts... are all housed at this venue. Strong community ties with their educational programs and camps make this tops on the LGBT places to frequent.

Krave Massive Nightclub was closed by the state BUT rumor has it they’re planning a bigger and better nightclub ON the Strip. It will have hot go-go dancers and even hotter DJs. So yes, it’s closed but keep your eye out for its reopening! A great couples date to people watch or mingle and dance.

LGBT Las Vegas events are hosted by nearly every hotel throughout the year. Pool parties, club nights, mixes… they’re always popping up on the calendar at the last minute.

LGBT Las Vegas - Container Park
Photo Courtesy of Sheila Scarborough
Park at Fremont provides a hipster environment with an eclectic mix of restaurants, bars, and shops. Great for a date night of listening to live music and having a few drinks. Stacked containers replace stick built shops for a trendy environment and good time. Go early and check out all of the working artist studios!

Couples wanting to hit the bar scene without leaving the Strip are not limited in their options. Some favorites are Freedom at Marquee Nightclub, Temptation Sundays at Luxor, and Revo Sundays at Revolution Lounge

For the latest and greatest info on LGBT Las Vegas, call the Vegas Daze staff at 1.855.895.3293 or 702.851.3293. Couples night out in Las Vegas will be one you won’t forget if you leave the planning to VegasDaze!


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