Believe it or not, there are those with a fetish for places like airports, hotels, and other anonymous traveler-catering facilities such as convention centers. If you’re not among them, however, the Las Vegas Convention Center at 3150 Paradise Road—in the seeming No Man’s Land behind the Strip’s end and the not-quite-beginning of Downtown–can feel isolating and overwhelming. But fear not; you’re in Vegas, and it’s designed to come to you.
Las Vegas is hectic and fast-paced. From the moment you check in to your Las Vegas hotel until the cab ride back to McCarran, it’s a blur of casino tables, bar stools, golf carts and dance floors. That’s why it’s nice to take a moment, sit on the banks of this rushing river of human excess that is the Strip, and admire its inhabitants as they float by. Visit one or more of these top spots for people-watching in Las Vegas and soak in the city before it passes you by.
When it comes to planning a Valentine’s Day in Vegas, you could go the usual route: patio dining at Mon Ami Gabi, a trip to the top of the Eiffel Tower replica, maybe a show, followed by rose pedals and champagne back at the suite. In a city as unique as Las Vegas, why settle for the common Valentine’s Day. Read on for our suggestions for an off-the-beaten-path celebration with your Vegas Valentine. Continue reading “Celebrating Valentine’s Day in Vegas”
Vacations come and go all too fast. Make the most of every precious moment away by using these tips for having the best vacation with your family on your next trip to Vegas.
Here are the last 11 ways to have fun when you’re turning 21 in Vegas. (This is the second post in a two-part series. You can read the first post here.) Continue reading “21 Ways to Celebrate Your 21st Birthday Vegas Style (Part 2)”
Spending your 21st birthday in Vegas is an unforgettable experience (as long as you drink responsibly). From shows and games to pools and clubs, there’s a lot to do here. In this two-part series, we’ve compiled a list of 21 great ways to celebrate your 21st birthday in Las Vegas. Continue reading “21 Ways to Celebrate Your 21st Birthday, Vegas Style”
Do you like ghost stories? We’ve found five haunted tales about spirits who make Vegas their home. They creep while you sleep, ramble as you gamble and troll while you roll…
On November 21, 1980, disaster struck the MGM Grand Hotel, when a massive fire claimed the lives of 87 guests and destroyed the building. In 1985, Bally’s Hotel & Casino opened in its place. Almost immediately, guests began to notice strange occurrences, like the smell of smoke and panicked screams throughout the hallways. On the 7th floor, a boy’s voice is regularly heard calling out for his mother. The MGM had no sprinklers and guests desperately fought their way to the roof, but sadly many perished along the way. Perhaps their spirits are still searching for a way out.
- It’s pretty much impossible to go to Vegas and not see an Elvis impersonator, or two, or twenty. But if you stay at the Westgate, which used to be the Las Vegas Hilton, you may just run into the real King, or the ghost of Elvis anyway. Ghostly Elvis has been spotted in several areas of the hotel, most frequently in the greenroom, probably waiting to hit the stage again in the place he played to record-breaking crowds. Elvis has definitely not left the building.
- It makes sense that one of the oldest casinos in Vegas would be home to many visitors from “the other side”. Built in 1968, Circus Circus has seen its share of shady characters, like mobsters who mysteriously fell out of windows or met another perilous fate. Could it be one of those wise guys writing “help me” on the bathroom mirror of room 576? Or maybe it’s some hooligan’s last scream guests have heard in the halls.
- The Luxor, one of the largest hotel and casinos in Vegas, is said to have quite a few resident ghosts. Three construction workers killed while building the iconic structure have been seen together throughout the hotel. Some people claim to have felt the presence of two guests who tragically leapt to their death from the walkway to the casino floor. But the most active ghost is a woman who wanders around the 12th and 14th floors frightening guests by lightly pushing them or breathing down their neck.
- Opened in the late 1940’s, the Flamingo Hotel & Casino is the oldest resort still in operation on the Las Vegas Strip. The Flamingo has a violent history tied to infamous mobster, Bugsy Siegel. Bugsy had a permanent suite at the Flamingo and is said to have embezzled money from his mafia associates, which ultimately led to his demise. Even though Bugsy was assassinated in his Beverly Hills home, his ghost has been seen all over his beloved Flamingo, from the wedding chapel to lounging by the pool.
Want more Vegas ghost stories? Check out our blog on top haunted hotel rooms. If you’d like a ghostly guest to join you on your Vegas vacation, pack your Ouija Board and try inviting them over.
Las Vegas hotels have a rich history, so it’s only natural that some guests have reported seeing evidence of ghosts in particular rooms. If you’d like to catch a glimpse of the supernatural, try one of the following hotel rooms, where guests have reported some ghostly occurrences: