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Hot Air Balloons Fill Mesquite Skies for Annual Festival, Jan. 23 – 24

04-Jan-2016 MESQUITE, Nev. — Brilliant displays of colored hot air balloons will fill the Mesquite skies during the Hot Air Balloon Festival. The annual festival, held from Jan. 23–24, is... Read the full article ›
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Japanese Kabuki Spectacle Premieres at Fountains of Bellagio

15-Aug-2015 LAS VEGAS — The traditional Japanese art form of Kabuki debuted on the Las Vegas Strip tonight in a never-before-seen spectacle at Bellagio that will run Aug. 14-16. Larger-than-life... Read the full article ›

Spectacular Floral Exhibitions Celebrate Summer at the Palazzo & Bellagio Resorts

Summer is in full bloom in Las Vegas as two resorts create magnificient installations featuring thousands of fresh-cut flowers. Photography by Glenn Pinkerton and Sam Morris of the Las Vegas... Read the full article ›

Calico Hills Ridgeline, Red Rock National Park

Want a cool Red Rock hike that avoids the crowds and long loop through Red Rock? Calico Hills Ridgeline. You can access it through Calico Basin, a mile before the... Read the full article ›
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A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Complete Text

A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens. Please enjoy the complete unabridged text with original illustrations.  Happy Holidays from Las Vegas Top Picks! Preface: I have endeavoured in this Ghostly little... Read the full article ›

Christmas Exhibit, Bellagio Conservatory

Some of the merriest, brightest faces you’ll find are those strolling through the Bellagio Conservatory during the Christmas holiday. No bah-humbugs in here! Their 2014 Christmas Exhibit enchants young and... Read the full article ›
Lamborghini, Siena Italian Sports Car Day

Siena Italian Sports Car Day

Yesterday Siena Italian held its 5th Annual Italian Sports Car Day. Millions of dollars in luxury cars lined the restaurant, with passersby perusing, dreaming, and snapping pictures! Watch an HD video... Read the full article ›
Tree House, Horse & Flowers, Summer Celebration 2014, Bellagio Conservatory Vegas

2014 Summer Celebration, Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

The Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens recently opened their 2014 “Summer Celebration” theme. As usual, it’s a free 24-hour feast for the senses — especially sight and smell — and children love it even... Read the full article ›
LINQ Retail District, Fountain & High Roller, Las Vegas

LINQ District, Daytime

The LINQ Retail District is another cool new area on the strip, brimming with artsy shops, restaurants, and nightlife. Plus the High Roller observation wheel (tallest in the world), which I will cover... Read the full article ›
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Planks – Core Exercise

Picture Credit, Jeromie Williams, CrossFit Planks are a fantastic body-weight exercise that can be done nearly anywhere. And by nearly anyone. Planks improve your core, namely your stomach and lower back.... Read the full article ›
Bighorn Sheep on Pine Creek Trail, Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas

Pine Creek Trail, Red Rock Canyon

Pine Creek Trail is another cool walkabout or hike in Red Rock Canyon. Located near the end of the one-way loop. The unusual appearance of Ponderosa Pines, a meandering creek with shadowed pools, and the... Read the full article ›
Playground in Container Park, Downtown Las Vegas

Container Park, Downtown District

Container Park is a children’s mini-wonderland mixed with adult attractions, including eateries, shopping, boutiques, and comfortable patio furniture from which to watch your little ones. Free, fun, and sustainable. (After 9pm no... Read the full article ›
Town Square Fountain and Park

Town Square, Shopping & Park

Another lovely activity for both tourists and locals. Las Vegas Town Square. Close to the strip but feels away from strip. A little south of Mandalay Bay. Lots of room... Read the full article ›
Palazzo Atrium, Chinese New Year, Las Vegas

Palazzo Waterfall, Atrium & Gardens

The Palazzo Waterfall, Atrium & Gardens put on vibrant, artistic themes throughout the year. It’s the area between the Palazzo and Venetian, open 24hrs. I’ve walked through the Palazzo Atrium over 40... Read the full article ›
Valley of Fire, Rock Formations, State Park Nevada

Valley of Fire, State Park

48 miles from Las Vegas, open year-round. Fun family-friendly day trip for walkabouts, hiking, picknicking, and photography. Last weekend’s weather was perfect; best avoid the summers. (If you want to get... Read the full article ›
Red Flowers, Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Las Vegas

Bellagio Conservatory – Spring Celebration

The Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens are blooming again, now with their Spring Celebration. Family-friendly, refreshing, and always free, I encourage you to take a stroll through all they’ve created and... Read the full article ›

Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, Summer Garden Party

The Bellagio Conservatory offers free exhibits every season plus Chinese New Year. Splendid for solo travelers, couples, and families. Each bright, sun-filled, flower-intoxicating display invigorates the body and inspires the... Read the full article ›

Mount Charleston Area, Mary Jane Falls Hike

The Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, also known as Mount Charleston, provides a variety of outdoor activities only 40 minutes north of Las Vegas. Temperatures measure 20 to 30 degrees... Read the full article ›

Freemont Street Experience

Here’s one of the top free activities in Las Vegas—walking around Freemont Street in the original downtown. You’ll see the biggest big screen on the planet offering shows every 30... Read the full article ›

Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens – Spring Celebration 2013

March 9th – May 11th; Open 24hrs, 7 days a week Herein lies one of the top free activities in Las Vegas — families included. The Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens... Read the full article ›