Hi From Amy In Vegas! – I’m newsletter Assistant Editor Amy Rayner-Cooley. Busy times here in Las Vegas. Last weekend was another big sports weekend with the big UFC 229 fight, Khabib vs. McGregor. Wow, what an ending! Crazy even by Vegas standards. VGK tickets continue to be super-hot. If you are going to be in town and want to catch a game, or if you are planning a trip to see your team play our team, we suggest you act sooner than later.
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– Get tickets to Celine Dion’s final Las Vegas performances
– Learn about the Newest Steakhouse in Las Vegas
– Find out where to go for Las Vegas’ Best Live Music
– Book your Vegas trip during the Extend Your Summer Sale for great prices on rooms
This Issue’s Comped Insider Tip – Every issue, we’re going to comp you one tip from the couple-of-hundred neatly organized for our paid members. Every issue, Publisher (and 25 year Las Vegas Expert) Ted Newkirk gives “must know” tips which will properly prep you for your next visit. Whether that is 3 weeks away, 3 months away, or “not yet sure when” away.
As we get into fall, I’d like to take a minute to remind you we’re looking at our four “coldest” months of the year. (Make sure to read this even if you are not visiting during this stretch as I have some Pro Tips that are good for other times of the year as well). Unlike some other areas where fall cools off and then the real cold hits in January and February, our dip generally follows a pattern of bottoming out right around Christmas and New Years. Temperatures have hovered right around freezing the past two New Years Eve’s. The past two years, we’ve had a number of December days that dipped into the 20’s F.
The average highs are as follows: November 66F, December 57F, January 58F, and February 62F. BUT (sound of screeching tires), keep in mind that our desert weather is drastic and dramatic. In Florida, a high of 65 might mean a low of 50 or 55. However, with the short winter days and clear desert nights (no cloud cover to hold in the heat), the temperature drops dramatically once the sun below the western mountains.
What does this mean to you during your visit the next four months? You can probably leave the swimsuit at home. Even if you want to brave the chilly weather (and our desert breezes), only a few hotels have pools which are open all year around. We’re not listing them because they are subject to change, but if you are coming and still want to possibly take a dip, CALL the hotels you usually stay at and ask about pool conditions before booking. If you are an MGM “Pay To Park” Resorts or Caesars Entertainment customer, you may want to ask which (if any) stay open and choose to book the properties that keep a pool open.
Don’t be fooled when you leave your hotel at 3:30 PM without a jacket because it seems so nice out and the sun is warming up your skin. If you are going to be out for a few hours, you’re going to start hating yourself as you brave the increasing chill throughout the evening. This is also important for of you who are from cold climates and wear shorts any time it is above 55: Ya… that won’t feel so good in front of Bellagio Fountains with the wind blowing the cold spray your way at 10 PM.
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Superstar Celine Dion announced the final performance dates for her iconic Las Vegas residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace on Monday. The international singer is scheduled to take the stage for the last time on June 8, 2019. Tickets for the final run of her residency in the spring go on sale Friday, Sept. 28 at 10 a.m. PST.
Nectaly Mendoza’s Cleaver – Butchered Meats, Seafood & Classic Cocktails made its debut over the weekend. Mendoza, perhaps best-known for his nine-year-old cocktail lounge and steakhouse on the westside, Herbs & Rye, now has a classic American steakhouse with pastas, meats, and seafood paired with a smaller cocktail menu and wine-forward drinks menu.
- 6 Tableside Presentations To Spice Up Your Night In Las Vegas – Members: Read Ted’s Take on this story, and add your own comment or question for us
- Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House Shows Off Its Fabulous Cuisine – Video – Members: Read Ted’s Take on this story, and add your own comment or question for us
- Palace Station Feast Buffet Launches Overnight Menu – Members: Read Ted’s Take on this story, and add your own comment or question for us
ARIA Resort & Casino has added two new lounges: the Resort Club Lounge and the Concierge Lounge. The Resort Club Lounge, accessible to all guests who reserve a Resort Club room, provides a host of amenities including a daily social hour with complimentary wine and champagne, gourmet bites throughout the day, pre-arrival concierge to assist with all those little details, high-floor accommodations and business services.
- Resorts World On Target For Opening By End Of 2020
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- Downtown Visionary Derek Stevens Shares His Plans For The Future – Members: Read Ted’s Take on this story, and add your own comment or question for us
Nashville may call itself “Music City,” but Las Vegas has a lock on the good stuff. Jennifer Lopez, Barry Manilow, Enrique Iglesias, Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men and Paul Shaffer all headline big casino resort shows this month, while the Backstreet Boys, Cher and Celine Dion return to the mix next month.
Our Vegas Golden Knights are in Los Angeles to take on the Kings in game three of the pre-season. However, it isn’t their stick handling or goaltending that caught the attention of the LA Times, this week.
Golden Gate has unveiled its new high limit room and guests can expect several surprises that highlight the casino’s colorful past. While the previous high limit room had only table games, now it boasts high limit slots as well. Note: Downtown, “high limit” is relative. Several of the slots are $1 machines.
- Skateboarding Dog Cruises Las Vegas Strip – Members: Read Ted’s Take on this story, and add your own comment or question for us
- More Bollards Going In On The Strip – Members: Read Ted’s Take on this story, and add your own comment or question for us
- New Company Acquires Rights To High-Speed Passenger Rail Project To California – Members: Read Ted’s Take on this story, and add your own comment or question for us
- Clark County Looking At Building A 2nd Airport – Members: Read Ted’s Take on this story, and add your own comment or question for us
- Best Airports? Las Vegas, Orlando And John Wayne Are Tops, Says J.D. Power – Members: Read Ted’s Take on this story, and add your own comment or question for us
- Burt Reynolds’ Movie Car Collection Headed To Auction In Las Vegas Following His Memorial – Members: Read Ted’s Take on this story, and add your own comment or question for us
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(Producers Notes) Today we took a short drive the iconic Pioneer Saloon. We also explore the historic Old West town of Goodsprings Nevada and learn a little about its history that states back to the early 1900’s. I got a lot of the information from the Pioneer Saloon website. Check it out!
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