Hello From Las Vegas! Pools are open, everyone is talking March Madness, and cold weather (highs below 70F) appear to be done. Let’s dig into the latest “must know” for Vegas:
Fly Now Or Fly Later? – In a fairly recent issue, I suggested that if you had the option regarding a Las Vegas visit this year, coming later in the year might be a good idea. Staffing should be much closer to normal. The pent-up demand will have started to fade. We’re still looking at 2023 before conventions really start to return to normal.
This column, breaking down:
– Should You Be Using Airline Miles And Hotel Points Now, Or Hold On To Them?
– Yes, The Ride Around Downtown And The Arts District Is Free. How, When, And Where!
– The Latest Las Vegas Hotel Opens, Without Gaming. We Have What You Need To Know.
– Whats Next For The “Soon To Open” Palms.
…and Much More, continues for our Members HERE.
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Ted is a noted and quoted Las Vegas analyst, having been quoted and sourced multiple times in 2020 along in publications ranging from the Las Vegas Review-Journal (Nevada’s largest newspaper) to U.S. News and World Report.
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Las Vegas Shows
What does Las Vegas look like? The images that spring to mind to answer that question are probably much different than they would have been 20, 10 or even five years ago, but it goes without saying that this city has an iconography all its own. It’s a place built on entertainment, and the way entertainment looks here evolves faster all the time.
Las Vegas Dining
Top of Binion’s Steakhouse reopens March 10, 2022 and our taste buds are already on high alert. Binion’s Steakhouse is a true throwback, and lots of visitors have been champing at the bit to get back inside this classic Las Vegas meatery.
Las Vegas Gambling
A visitor from California hit a massive jackpot while at Las Vegas’ Harry Reid International Airport on Thurday. According to a tweet from the airport, the lucky winner, identified as William J. from Van Nuys, California, was playing a Wheel of Fortune slot machine in the B Concourse when he hit the jackpot.
Note from Ted: Some time ago, we talked about the Grand Canyon West, which is home of the Skywalk (glass walk that juts you 4000+ feet over the bottom of the canyon). We too also suggest using Maverick Helicopter Tours whether you want to visit the Grand Canyon West, or enjoy just a flight over the canyon. They have (by far) the highest standards in town, and I’m 100% comfortable putting both family and friends on their flights.
As with the airlines, Maverick is requiring masking until the federal government ceases that rule for traveling on planes, trains, and similar.
Just a little FYI for those who are considering going – please be aware of their rules. You’re not allowed to take your cameras, binoculars out on the sidewalk for instance. They have “photo” package deals if you’re interested. There are various ways to get there… by rental car, bus tour trip, and (my fave) helicopter tour (which I did through Maverick Helicopters – highly recommend them)!
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Las Vegas Tours & Attractions
The horticultural wizards at Bellagio consistently deliver eye candy that is supremely “Grammable,” and people from around the world visit to enjoy the hotel’s flights of imagination. “Flight” is especially relevant with the new spring display, as it features balloons and other things that fly (like hummingbirds and butterflies).
Las Vegas Sports
When it comes to big events in Vegas, there might not be a busier two-week stretch than the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament, also dubbed March Madness. With the pandemic affecting both the tournament and Las Vegas over the past two years, the annual event might see its biggest year yet. Combine the higher-than-ever interest in sports betting and what seems like a full return to pre-pandemic occupancy, and it’s a perfect storm of excitement in Vegas for March Madness in 2022.
Las Vegas Real Estate
Ranging from a cool $6,895,000 to an icy $24,500,000, these monolithic mansions come equipped with astounding amenities that match their sky-high price tags.
Other Las Vegas News
Artist Renderings were released by Matt O. on Twitter of the Fontainebleau Las Vegas that has restarted construction. He also released other renderings. It looks great. Fontainebleau Las Vegas is a vertically integrated, luxury 67-story hotel, gaming, entertainment, and meeting destination scheduled to open fourth quarter of 2023. It will feature more than 3,700 uniquely designed hotel rooms, more than 550,000 square feet of convention space, and a world-class collection of restaurants and shops, pool experiences, vibrant nightlife options, and coveted spa and wellness offerings.
What We’re Watching!
Vegas Videos You’ll Enjoy
(Video Publishers Notes) In this video we visit the 10 best restaurants in Las Vegas for 2022. These are my favorite spots to dine both on the Las Vegas strip and downtown. If you are planning a trip I highly recommend trying all of them!
(Video Publishers Notes Quick update on what to expect on your next Vegas Pool experience! Also, check out our playlist where review a bunch of pools on the Las Vegas Strip!
Play list here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLprbS3T_Kd46xa_F7O2l35rvrK-ypFCh5
(Video Publishers Notes) On my last night in Vegas, I got a chance to explore and decided to visit another top Vegas Buffet. I’ve always found that the Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars and the Buffet at the Wynn are always the contenders for the top buffets on the Vegas Strip. I have visited the Bacchanal buffet on this visit, but have not yet tried the Wynn buffet. I’m curious to know if it’s just as good as before or maybe even better! …is the Wynn better than the Bacchanal? There’s only one way to fine out.
I made a trip over to the Wynn to attend their weekend seafood dinner buffet. Generally, I choose the weekend dinner as they tend to have the most item and selections to showcase, and this was certainly the case! Along with the array of roasted meats with luscious prime rib and bbq, seafood selections with crab and whole fish, it was their specials stations stood out! Freshly made tacos and warm comforting made to order noodles were very satisfying.
I recall in the past that the Wynn came in a close second to the Bacchanal, and that has remained unchanged. Still and amazing buffet and you won’t be disappointed; it looks like the Wynn and Vegas are up and running, better than ever!
(Video Publishers Notes) In this video I share my experience at the newest hotel in Las Vegas, the English Hotel!
VIP Grand Canyon Skywalk Tour via helicopter trip to and from the Skywalk. Stunning views! Expedited and exclusive arrangements available.
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