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International Soccer in Las Vegas Best Places to Watch.

By at January 15, 2018 | 12:36 am | 0 Comment

Best places to watch International Soccer in Las Vegas

FIFA World Championship is right in front of us. This is one of the most interesting Championships for every soccer fan, no matter where he is located. Since Las Vegas is filled with people all over the world it is good to know some places you can watch International Soccer in Las Vegas and be a part of the FIFA World Championship madness.

Now, the real question is; where can you go to truly enjoy a good soccer atmosphere in Las Vegas? Don’t worry; I have got you covered. The list of those bars is the list every soccer fan should know when he is coming to Las Vegas:

Crown and Anchor
Crown and Anchor is a truly British bar in a heart of Las Vegas. If you are from the UK and you are starting to feel homesick, you don’t have to travel across the ocean to feel like home. There you can eat and drink like British people, only the weather is nicer. Just like every other British pub, this one offers you a chance to enjoy ultimate English Premier League Games. But, why stop there? They offer you a chance to enjoy another popular British sport and that is rugby. Now they may be a British pub, but they are in America and due to that, you can also watch US soccer team on their screens.

McMullan’s Irish Pub
Just like the Crown and Anchor above, McMullan’s Irish Pub is a place to go for every soccer fan. Not only they are watching soccer and rugby, they are also cheering and enjoying some good old hockey! If you aren’t sure when you are visiting Las Vegas, you can plan your trip by the match of your favorite Premier League club. They have a schedule made in advance so you can see when every match is going on. Now, I believe those are real soccer and hockey fans!

Shakespeare’s Grille & Pub
Shakespeare has a pretty relaxed atmosphere and their entire menu is made from British food and beer. One thing that this Pub has and others on the list don’t, is the fact that you can enjoy craft beer which is pretty interesting. If you are a beer enthusiast and soccer fan, you can definitely visit Shakespeare’s Grille & Pub because there you will find everything you want. All you have to do is sit close to the screen; enjoy some soccer and craft beer. There is no special schedule for the soccer, whenever you enter the pub, you will find people watching it, whether it is 8 a.m. or 8 p.m.

You don’t have to look hard to find a good old pub for you to enjoy soccer in Las Vegas. All you need to do is find your favorite bar among those 3 above I have mentioned for you. Now, enough with the talking, let’s enjoy some soccer!

Author bio:
Mark is a Foosball player and a huge soccer fan. He has a blog about Foosball where he writes tips and tricks every Foosball player needs to know. If you are one of those people who is looking for good source of Foosball information, you can start exploring with his post about Foosball Balls | Foosball Zone

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Top Winter Activities to do in Las Vegas for 2018

By at December 18, 2017 | 3:55 am | 0 Comment

Are you planning to visit Las Vegas this Winter? You must be thinking, it is Winter time and the days are short and cool, pools are closed, and so, you ask yourself, what are the best activities for Winter fun in Las Vegas.

Well you are in luck. Las Vegas is considered the base camp for some of the most exciting activities and natural wonders on the planet! Within a few hours’ drive from Las Vegas, you can visit the following National Park:

1. Death Valley National Park (2.5 hour drive from Las Vegas)
2. Grand Canyon National Park chose between West and South Rims
3. Zion National Park (2 hour drive from Las Vegas)

Did you know that Las Vegas offers snow skiing and snowboarding with in 1 hour drive from Las Vegas? Check out Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort. The snow is light and you are skiing over 8000 feet. Their are two high tech ski lifts that really move fast, so don’t worry about having to wait for the lifts.

One of our favorite sightseeing activities is Hoover Dam in Boulder City, Nevada. (It takes about 35 minutes to drive from the Las Vegas Strip.) Make sure you stop and check out the Hoover Dam Lodge, it offers great views of Lake Mead, offers a nice restaurant and cafe and has a wonderful Hoover Dam, no charge Hoover Dam exhibit, and movie. You won’t be disappointed.

So, here is our “insider hiking tip for hikers in Las Vegas.” Go to Red Rock Canyon. It’s directly west of the Las Vegas Strip and less than 30 minutes’ drive away. In Red Rock Canyon, you will find excellent hiking, outstanding rock-climbing, sightseeing and views of the Mojave Desert at the Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center.

Looking for a wonderful Christmas gift from Las Vegas? Consider strongly buying a helicopter tour of The Grand Canyon. We recommend Papillon Helicopter’s Grand Celebration Tour, cost approximately $349.00.

The Grand Celebration Helicopter Tour is considered the best and most popular helicopter tour in the world. This helicopter flight provides stunning aerial views of Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, Colorado River, Mojave Desert, Colorado Plateau and Grand Canyon West. What makes this tour outstanding, passenger will experience an exhilarating landing at the bottom of the canyon on a private plateau overlooking the mighty Colorado River. After landing, guests will enjoy a champagne picnic with refreshments and have ample time to explore the awe-inspiring grandeur that is the Grand Canyon. Papillon’s Grand Celebration is a Christmas gift unlike any other! Book it today! The tour sells out quickly.

What’s included in the Grand Celebration Helicopter Tour:

Breathtaking panoramic views of the Hoover Dam, Grand Wash Cliffs, Grapevine Mesa, and Grand Canyon West Canyon landing 4,000 feet below the rim of the Grand Canyon

An unforgettable champagne picnic with time to explore

EC130 Eurocoptor helicopter with luxurious comfort and wraparound windows
Multilingual narration

Hotel pick-up and drop-off

All fees and taxes, transportation Hotel to Hotel.
Call to check availability: 702.638.3295 or book online at Book here!

Here are the most popular tours to the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas.

There are three ways to do a Grand Canyon Tour:

1. Helicopter
2. Airplane
3. Bus or Small Group Van

BUS and Small Group Van Tours for Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam

Pink Jeep’s Small Group Tour, $289.00

Pink Jeep, leader in guided, narrative, small group tours for over 50 years, offers an outstanding Grand Canyon experience from Las Vegas. This tour features full service hotel to hotel with a full three hours in the Grand Canyon National Park and the option to walk the South Rim Trail, “the most beautiful walk in the world”, where you can romantically picnic and stroll along the 2½ mile paved trail from Mather Point to Yavapai Point and then to Bright Angel Point.

Learn more about Pink Jeep Tours and book online here: Pink Jeep online booking here!

Greyline Bus South Rim Bus Tour, $150.00

Includes:
All fees, lunch, Stop at Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge, 3 hours at Grand Canyon
Entrance fees to Grand Canyon National Park.
Call to check availability: 702.739.1758

Greyline Bus – Hoover Dam Bus Tour, $72.00
Includes:
All fees and taxes, tour in the power plant at Hoover Dam and Bypass Bridge scenic photo shots.
Call to check availability: 702.739.1758

Airplane Tours to South Rim Grand Canyon

Papillon Airplane (Scenic Airlines) South Rim Airplane Tour, $375.00

Grand Canyon Explorer

Flight to Grand Canyon South Rim NO Landing at Colorado River; Full tour of the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park after landing for at Grand Canyon Airport. Approximately 3 hours National Park tour included.

Upon arrival, your tour continues with transportation to the Grand Canyon National Park. Here you’ll witness the awe-inspiring vistas, panoramic overlooks and trails that can only be accessed from inside the park. End your trip in style with a flight back to Las Vegas. Tour length: 420 minutes; Air time: Approximately 40 minutes each way; enjoy a gourmet box lunch while admiring the magnificence of the Grand Canyon.

Tour includes:
All fees and taxes, tour by Shuttle Bus of Grand Canyon National Park, transportation Hotel to Hotel. Entrance fees to Grand Canyon National Park.

Call to check availability: 702.638.3295

Happy Holidays from Vegas Active Travel Guide!

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Top Shows to see in Las Vegas for 2018

By at November 17, 2017 | 5:05 pm | 0 Comment

So, you did the Grand Canyon day tour from Las Vegas and now want some good old Vegas entertainment. When in Vegas, you must do a Show! You are in luck, Vegas offers a show for everyone. There are sexy shows to family shows in Las Vegas.

Here is our top 10 most popular Las Vegas Show list. Book today and have a great time in Vegas.

#1. Cirque du Soleil “O” at Bellagio

All the world is water and the stage is all the world.” Welcome to the world of “O.” With a production that has never been attempted or imagined until now, this leading Las Vegas show is sure to amaze you in the same way it has for more than 10 years.

#2. Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil

If you like Micheal Jackson’s music, this is the show for you. A night of Micheal’s music, with acrobatics, dancing artistry and a very creative display of his achievements is in the show during Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil at Mandalay Bay.

#3. LE RÊVE at Wynn

Let your subconscious take flight while you’re wide awake when you experience LE RÊVE. You’ll quickly see LE RÊVE is a show unlike anything you’ve witnessed before. This show has been very popular with our audiences and Best of Vegas has some great ticket offers.

#4. The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil at Mirage Las Vegas

Honor the band that changed pop music forever in the Cirque du Soleil performance, LOVE. Set to the fast-paced and youthful energy created by the dancers, jaw-dropping Cirque Du Soleil aerial acts and more, this performance recreates the excitement that surrounded this legendary band in their hay-day.

#5. Absinthe at Caesars Palace

Absinthe is taking Las Vegas by storm, stripside at Caesars Palace. Described by The New York Times as “Cirque channeled through The Rocky Horror Show”, Absinthe is an intoxicating collision of circus, burlesque and vaudeville featuring curious creatures, heavenly bodies and outrageous comedy.

#6. David Copperfield at MGM Grand

Hailed by audiences and critics alike as the greatest illusionist of our time, David Copperfield has elevated the ancient art of magic to new heights and redefined it over the past few decades. And now he is bringing his magic back to Vegas for a special show at the MGM Grand.

#7. Criss Angel MINDFREAK by Cirque du Soleil

You won’t know what’s in store as Criss Angel takes you on a mind warping adventure with co-star Chloe Crawford. MINDFREAK is a wildly entertaining show that seamlessly weaves ground-breaking mysterious illusions with 3-D immersive effect, pyrotechnic landscape, live DJs, performers and musicians that come together to chart Angel’s life and career path as a young magician to a Las Vegas headliner!

#8. KA by Cirque du Soleil at the MGM Grand

This show is an unforgettable acrobatic adventure featuring a rotating stage, which allows the combination of fierce combat with perfectly executed sequences. With innovative storytelling techniques, it’s a thrilling Cirque du Soleil ® journey with love, loss, and conflict.

#9. Blue Man Group at Luxor

Blue Man Group at the Luxor will treat you to an awesome theatrical party where creativity and technology blend.

#10. Stratosphere Casino, Hotel and Tower

Catch the best views of the Las Vegas Strip from the Observation Deck of the Stratosphere with the Tower Admission. Stratosphere is the tallest structure in Vegas and has amazing 360 degree views of the Las Vegas skyline, but if that’s not enough; get an extreme adrenaline rush with the rides at the top of the Stratosphere with the Tower Admission & Unlimited Rides Pass.

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LAS EXCURSIONES POPULARES AL CANON DEL COLORADO DESDE LAS VEGAS

By at November 15, 2017 | 8:43 pm | 0 Comment

LAS EXCURSIONES POPULARES AL CANON DEL COLORADO
DESDE LAS VEGAS 2018

Usted puede encontrar tres diferentes formas de llegar al Canon del Colorado.

1. Helicoptero
2. Avion
3. Autobus (Camion)

Hoy usted puede encontrar una mejor oferta en cada paquete de tour que nosotros le ofrecemos en en esta lista de precios.
**Usted disfrutara su viaje en espanol cuando toma el tour en Helicoptero y en Avion.

Viaje en Helicoptero

Serenity Helicopter – Sky Dancer Tour USD $389.00
Vuela hasta el Grand Canyon West, aterrice cerca del río y disfruta de bebidas y aperitivos.

Vuelo sobre el Canon y El Rio Colorado con Champana abordo, y oportunidad de tomar fotos. Este recorrido vuela sobre Lago Mead, presa Hoover y The Grand Wash Cliffs. Usted se quedara con la boca abierta al ver este escenario , nosotros volamos atravez del Canon del Colorado, el viaje es aproximadamente de 10 millas(16 km) ! a una altura de 4000 pies y aterrizara en el aeropuerto privado del serenity.
La excursion consta:
• Viaje de ida y vuelta en helicoptero desde nuestra terminal al Canon del Colorado, usted tendra una experiencia inolvidable.
• Narracion en espanol del piloto.
• Incluye almuerzo en el Canon.
• Incluye:
• Todos los impuestos y cargos adiccionales, transporte, translados de ida y vuelta a su hotel , en una limosina de lujo.

Sundance Helicoptero – All American Freedom USD $445.00

Vuelo sobre el Canon y aterrizar en tierras del Rio Colorado con champana incluida. El helicoptero vuela sobre el canon del Colorado, Tierras de las tribus Indias , ademas gozara de un picnic con champana o vino en un incredible vista cerca del Rio Colorado.
Incluye:
• Todos los impuestos y cargos adicionales, transporte, almuerzo , ademas ofrece servicios de traslado de ida y vuelta a su hotel, en una limonina de lujo.
• VIP limosina de lujo sientase excitado y seguro en su viaje desde el centro de la ciudad y acompanado por nuestro conductor, al llegar le espera un ejecutivo helicoptero de un millon de dolares para su gran Aventura al Canon del Colorado.


5-Star Helicopter – Indian Adventure Tour (ST-8) USD $449.00
Canon del colorado en helicoptero y Aventura al Este de las tierras de las tribus indigenas Americanas. Vuela al Gran Cañón Oeste, aterriza en la parte superior del Gran Cañón. Incluye Almuerzo, Skywalk y visita a Guano Point. 2 horas en el Gran Cañón.

La excursion consta:
• Increible vista aerea sobre Hoover Dam, pase para entrar al Puente de vidrio y al Desierto de Mojave.
• Vuelo sobre el borde del Canon del Colorado y vista sobre el rio Colorado.
• Durante el vuelo el piloto le narrara en espanol toda la historia y accecdotas de la zona.
• Dos horas volando sobre la parte Oeste del Canon del Colorado.
• Recordatorio de Hualapai.
• Tour en buses de Hop-On-Hop hacia los ranchos de Hualapai, Eagle point y Guano Point.
• Gran oportunidad de tomar fotos en la parte Oeste de este maravilloso lugar.
• Autobus Mercedes los trasladara de ida y vuelta a su hotel
• Refrescos en la elegance terminal aerea.
• Opcional usted puede adquirir pase para el Puente colgante (skywalk) este lo puede pagar en el borde Oeste del Canon del Colorado.

Duracion del tour: aproximadamente 5 hrs. translado de ida y vuelta a su hotel.

Duracion del vuelo, 70 minutos aproximadamente.
Vuelo sobre el El Canon del Colorado, Strip, aterrizando en las tierras del Rio Colorado con un picnic con champana.

Papillon Helicopter – Echos Tour USD $324.00

Vuelo sobre el Oeste del Canon del Colorado, No sobre el Rio Colorado, se vuela sobre Hoover Dam. Mojave Desert, y se ve lo plateado del Colorado, el recorrido del vuelo es de 10 millas, (16 km) aproximadamente.
Incluye:
Impuestos y todos los cargos adiccionales, translado de ida y vuelta a su hotel

Tour en bus al canon del Colorado y Hoover Dam.

Greyline Bus Tours – West Rim Bus Tour USD $119.00

**Este tour se ofrece en espanol los dias Martes y Sabados.

Incluye:
Impuestos, Desayuno caliente, parada en Hoover Dam, con vista desde el puente , el bus para en todos los miradores de la ruta del Oeste del Canon del Colorado.
Deposito por persona: $ USD 54.00

Greyline Bus – South Rim Bus Tour USD $109.00

Incluye:
Impuestos, Almuerzo, parada en Hoover Dam, 3 horas de viaje al Canon del Colorado.

Greyline Bus – Hoover Dam Tour en Bus USD $ 72.00

Incluye:
Impuestos, excursion en la planta de Hoover Dam y vista desde el Puente, y usted encontrara un buen punto para toma de fotos.

Tour en avioneta por el sur del Canon del Colorado

Este Tour se recomienda a las personas que quieran tener una experiencia inolvidable en el parque nacional del Canon del Colorado, hacienda una gran caminata aproximadamente de 3 o 4 horas y Bright Angel trail ( camino)

Papillon Airplane South Rim Airplane Tour USD $375.00

Vuelo sobre la parte Sur del Canon del Colorado, NO sobre el Rio Colorado. La excursion se completa al llegar al Parque por el lado sur del Canon del Colorado ,usted durara 3 horas aproximadamente en el parque nacional, donde usted puede hacer una gran caminata y ser testigo de una vista maravillosa que le ofrece este lugar, y se sentira inspirado y relajado en este paraiso. Finalizara su viaje con vuelo de regreso a la Vegas.

Tiempo estimado: 420 minutos
Tiempo de vuelo: aproximadamente 40 minuto cada vuelo.
• Disfrute de una maravillosa caja de comida Gourmet mientras admira lo maravilloso del Canon del Colorado.
Incluye:
Impuestos y todos los cargos adiccionales, translado de ida y vuelta a su hotel.

5 Star Helicopter – Las Vegas VIP Night Tour USD $135.00

¡EL MEJOR Y MÁS LARGO VUELO DE HELICÓPTERO DE LA BANDA DE LA VEGAS DE LAS VEGAS!

Vuelo nocturno más largo ofrecido en Las Vegas Vegas. Autobús de lujo de Mercedes del VIP con la tostada de Champán. In-Flight Music / y también Narración Piloto.
* 2 horas Hotel al Hotel!
Includes:
Todos los honorarios e impuestos, transporte Hotel al Hotel.

Call to check availability: 702.565.7827

Sundance Helicopter – TOUR DE LA CIUDAD DE CREPÚSCULO $200.00
Vea desde el aire: Las Vegas Strip, Hoover Dam, Desierto de Mojave, Lago Mead, Río Colorado y Vegas ¡Valle!!

Incluye:
• Todas las tarifas e impuestos, transporte, recolección y entrega de cortesía del hotel a través de una lujosa limusina
• Transporte de limusina VIP y sentir la emoción mientras viaja por Las Vegas Blvd y escoltado en su propia limusina con chofer conducido a su helicóptero ejecutivo esperando millones de dólares para la aventura de un tiempo de de vida!

Call to check availability: 702.736.0606

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Top Things to Do in Las Vegas 2018

By at July 15, 2017 | 12:04 am | 0 Comment

Las Vegas attractions 2018, Top 10 must see things in Las Vegas recommended by local tour guides. There is one activity that is an almost certainty, gambling. But what can you do when you’re either not being hypnotized by video poker machines or deciding whether to hit or stay on a blackjack hand?

You can do some sightseeing, both in town and out of town. It’s easy to spend an entire day exploring the sights along the Strip, from the impressive Stratosphere (extra points if you ride one of its thrill rides at the top of the tower. ) to the more sedate Bellagio Fountains. Take a drive out of town to see the historic Hoover Dam, or hike over the red sandstone in Red Rock Canyon. Las Vegas isn’t the only thing in the Mojave Desert, and you’ll find options to explore and discover the natural side of Vegas, where there are plenty of things to do during the daylight. Day trips and tours are some of the most popular ways to maximize your Vegas experience. We recommend a tour to Death Valley, Grand Canyon or Zion National Park. But, the most fun you could ever have is to take a helicopter tour from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon. Check out Papillon Helicopter tours on the Vegas Active Travel Guide webpage, you will have a thrill of a lifetime!



If those suggestions leave you cold, you can always book one of the many shows on the Las Vegas Strip.
Las Vegas attracts world-class entertainers and shows, giving visitors the chance to see comedians, singers, and production shows like one of the Cirque du Soleil shows.

The Fountains of Bellagio has become an iconic part of Las Vegas. Its dancing, swaying waters draw a crowd every time they go off. Streams of water shoot into the air dissipate into a mist and gracefully arch into curves and it is choreographed to music.

The most famous landmark of Las Vegas is the famous “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign” on the South entrance to the city, on the South Strip, once known as HWY 91. Known from countless films and TV series, the sign stands since 1959 on a median strip and attracts many daily visitors. It’s all about the neon lighting; the sign is illuminated by fluorescent tubes. This makes it one the oldest, still functioning luminous tube signs in Las Vegas.

Can’t make it to Venice, Italy, for an authentic gondola ride? Then head to Vegas for a stateside substitute at The Venetian. Travel down Venice’s recreated Grand Canal through streets past its well-known cafes and shops. When the weather is nice, visitors may prefer taking the outdoor gondola ride to get a different view of Las Vegas. Don’t go without your camera. Also live performances are regularly held at the Grand Canal. The shops within the canal are all held in the Venetian style. The Grand Canal can be visited for free. You have to pay for the gondola ride. Don’t forget to bring cash for tips!

The heart of the town is the so-called “Las Vegas Strip”. This is a road section of Las Vegas Boulevard where the most impressive hotels and attractions can be found. The approximately 6.8 km long Strip starts at Las Vegas Sign and ends at the Stratosphere Tower. World’s most famous hotels on the strip are including the Palazzo, Venetian, Mirage, Caesars Palace, Bellagio and New York – New York. Enjoy the Themed Hotels with their miniature landmarks from around the world, such as the Statue of Liberty, the pyramids or the Eiffel Tower. If only a stroll along the Strip is a unique experience in Las Vegas, especially at Night. Tip: Take the bus for a tour of the Las Vegas Strip, only costs $ 8 for a 24-hour pass.

Get out and go for either a hike or just a sightseeing drive at Red Rock Canyon. Amazing place to see, only 30 mins drive from the Las Vegas Strip. Directly west of it is Mount Charleston with a height of 3,632 m.
Smoke, fire, and the power of geological forces present themselves every 15 minutes after dusk, accompanied by an original, percussive soundtrack. Stop by and be entertained by the sheer magnitude of the spectacular display. The eruption features 119,000 gallons of water per minute and is situated on three water-covered acres. Don’t get too close or you could be consumed by the “lava” and “flames.” The display is so realistic and engrossing that you can easily lose sight of the fact that this is a man-made attraction, with no help given by Mother Nature whatsoever. Another great Las Vegas spectacle!

Here is a great place to see wonderful views of the Las Vegas Strip. It’s at the Paris Hotel and you can’t miss it, it’s the Eiffel Tower, looks the same as in Paris France. See the Eiffel Tower Experience on the Vegas Active Travel Guide for discount coupons.

It’s one of the tallest buildings west of the Mississippi, but the Stratosphere isn’t satisfied with just being amazingly tall. The Thrill Rides at the top give dare devils a chance to be dangled, dropped, spun, and shot into the air a thousand feet above the street. The view from here is incredible, a fact that the restaurant in the tower, Top of the World, makes good use of the spinning restaurant technology. In addition to a Sky Jump located in the tower three other rides, including a Roller coaster and a tower mast for a free fall, thrill ride only in Las Vegas.

The Fremont Street Experience is a 450 m long dome that completely covers Fremont Street. The entire street was blocked in this area for motorists. It is now a walking zone. The highlight of the Fremont Street Experience can be only really appreciated at night. The entire underside of the dome consists of countless LED’s screen, where in the evenings they offer free light show every hour on top of the hour. So 9 pm, 10 pm and so on. Also, make sure you visit the Container Park attraction on East Fremont Street. You will be surprised.

Visiting Vegas without doing a show when you visit Las Vegas would be just a half trip. There are so many great shows offered. Pick a show based on your interests; magic, music, comedy or a strip show, Vegas has it all. ? It’s all there for you! When buying tickets for the shows you should always buy in advance, you will get a discount if you do. We suggest buying it online to save time waiting in long lines. Depending on the show, tickets can cost on average of $50.00 up to $200.00 per show.
Las Vegas Insider Tips:

Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat

The Secret Garden houses absolutely gorgeous big cats, including panthers, white lions, leopards, and the white tigers that Siegfried and Roy have made famous. The habitat is festooned with tropical foliage, creating an inviting natural atmosphere for the felines. There’s also a 2 million gallon aquarium that’s home to several bottle-nose dolphins, an artificial coral reef, and numerous fish. This activity is perfect for families and animal lovers who like to interact with the animals.

Insider Tip: Free Circus Acts Flying through the air with the greatest of ease, these circus acts takes center ring over the main casino of Circus Circus. The ringmaster announces clowns, jugglers, and many others. Carnival games take place on the midway, which is on the mezzanine, every half hour. Bring the kids, they will love it.

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Self driving directions to Grand Canyon West from Las Vegas, NV!

By at January 23, 2017 | 11:33 pm | 0 Comment

Best Day trips to Grand Canyon from Las Vegas, Vegas Active Travel Guide recommends Grand Canyon West. Here are the self driving directions from Las Vegas, NV to Grand Canyon West, AZ.

Self driving directions to Grand Canyon West from Las Vegas, NV!

Best way to maximize your day trip from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon West.
(Hualapai Indian Reservation, West Rim Grand Canyon)

First tip of the day, skip breakfast and leave Las Vegas at Sunrise (dawn.)

1. Take Las Vegas Blvd (The Strip) direction south and stop at the famous “Welcome to Las Vegas Sign”
Why, early morning visit (perfect sun position) allows you to take best photos with very short or no wait times.

2. Continue on Las Vegas Blvd (The Strip) south and take the highway I215 East (Interstate) direction Boulder City.

3. Follow road signs to Boulder City (Hoover Dam)
After you reach Boulder City, follow road sign directions to the Hoover Dam

4. Now plan your next stop at Hoover Dam Lodge. You will see it when you see Lake Mead driving down entering Lake Mead National Recreation Park on hill left side of road. Here you should have your breakfast at the Hoover Dam Lodge. It offers a fantastic café with great prices. The Hoover Dam Lodge was built in 1932, but fully renovated in 2015. Here is the next insider tip for Hoover Dam; inside the lobby of Hoover Dam Lodge is the best free Hoover Dam exhibition in the area. Enjoy it, you, your friends and family will get a great sense of the enormous achievement the construction of the Hoover Dam accomplished.

5. Now drive to Hoover Dam. It should take about 10 minutes from the Hoover Dam Lodge parking lot. Drive across the Hoover Dam to the Arizona side and park. You should spend about 20-30 minutes walking on the dam, viewing the dam and talking photos.

6. Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Bridge overlook, next stop!
To get back on the road to Arizona, you must drive back the same way you came, but stop at the Mike O’Callaghan – Pat Tillman Bridge overlook parking lot. You will see the parking lot on your left side. Park and walk up the steps to get on the Bridge. You will have fantastic views of the Colorado River, Hoover Dam and more.

7. Next Stop Grand Canyon West. Now you need to drive back to HWY 93 and head east direction Kingman, AZ. From the Hoover Dam to Dolan Springs, AZ (turn off to Grand Canyon West) is about 40 mins. You will see a sign at the turn off to Grand Canyon West. Just follow the road until you get to the Grand Canyon. Insider-tip: obey the traffic speed limit signs. Traffic violations are expensive in Arizona, Mojave County. Driving time to the Grand Canyon is about 1 hour from Dolan Springs, AZ.

8. When you arrive at the Grand Canyon West, you need to buy an admission to the Grand Canyon to enter.

Here are the most popular Grand Canyon West Admission Packages:

1. Gold Package (Legacy/Meal/Skywalk) USD $75.00
2. Legacy Package Adult (Admission only) USD $50.00
3. Children get a 20% discount of the adult price.

For any questions or to inquire about children’s rates, please call 1-888-868-9378 or 928-769-2636. For groups of 10 or more please call 1-888-868-9378 or 928-769-2636.

Dress smart, warmer in summer than you may think, always wear a hat and sun glasses in winter and summer. Winter is cold and it can snow, so dress appropriately!
No PETS ALLOWED!
No Alcohol Allowed! After you visit the Grand Canyon West, and would like to have a beer or glass of wine, stop at the Grand Canyon Western Ranch, it is about 7 miles from Grand Canyon West. For more details and directions, search Vegas Active Travel Guide for Grand Canyon Western Ranch. It is a working dude ranch, with nice places to eat and even stay over night!

Enjoy and have fun!

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When it rains in Las Vegas, what to do?

By at April 10, 2016 | 2:37 am | 0 Comment

Yes, I know you came to Las Vegas for the sunny days and warm clear nights, but it is raining! No worries, Las Vegas being the one and only true 24/7 all season and all weather top destination in the world, has plenty of activities for you to have a great time indoors! Well, Las Vegas is in the middle of the Mojave Desert getting an average of 4 inches of rain a year. So far for 2016, we are well below our needed rainfall. We need the rain, sorry!!

Here are some Las Vegas locals’ insider tips for activities to do on a rainy day. Our favorite Las Vegas indoor activities are the following:

Go shoot a gun at the Gun Garage, see website for deals.
Play old school arcade games at the Circus Circus Midway Arcade or the Pinball Hall of Fame.
Bowling where you can get great drinks, food and live entertainment at the Brooklyn Bowl, at The Linq outside alley.

Well, you could find a nice casino, sit down and play video poker and watch basketball, but that might cost you more than you want to spend. Remember, if you gamble at casinos, drinks are on the house!!

Are you looking for a genuine Japanese Sushi restaurant in Las Vegas? Well Kabuto’s Edomae style sushi is something very exceptional. They serve the food traditional Tokyo street style sushi. Even most of their fish has been imported from Japan, so expect to pay decent prices for such quality sushi in Las Vegas.

To ensure your dining experience at Kubuto’s, they spent time on selecting the right sake that perfectly matches with sushi, and served with glasses that are imported from Japan which gives it an extra smooth after taste.
Beautiful, almost solemn, calm atmosphere allows you to focus on enjoying each delicate taste from the many fish options presented to you one piece at a time.
Kubuto’s offered everything we had hoped for in Sushi. Of course, the price of the meal was $$$$, so it will limit us visiting again soon, but we didn’t feel cheated at all.

If you really love sushi and see yourself as a sushi aficionado, it is a must-visit Sushi Restaurant in Las Vegas! Book a table now and go there. The place is small and always busy; you must make a dinner reservation.

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Hiking and Biking Trail finder App for Las Vegas

By at April 8, 2016 | 4:45 pm | 0 Comment

Neon to Nature, Escape, Explore, enjoy all Las Vegas has to offer outside for the active people.
Neon to Nature is an online tool that will help you find walking and bicycle trails throughout Southern Nevada. We have over 1,000 miles of trails here in the valley. Each trail listing includes trail information and photos, along with detailed map descriptions of the trail’s location, length, and various amenities.

Download the App here.

The Neon to Nature app is available for your Android device on Google Play and for your iPhone on the Apple App Store. Download the free app today for your mobile device to find trails near you!

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Death Valley’s Wildflower ‘Super Bloom’

By at February 27, 2016 | 4:52 pm | 0 Comment

Death Valley, California, about 2 hours drive from Las Vegas, one of the hottest places in the world, is in bloom with more than 20 species of colorful desert wildflowers.

In a statement, the National Park Service says that after unusually
strong storms and flash floods last October, “the current flower display is the best the park has experienced in a decade.”



Some visitors are calling it a “super bloom.”

“These areas that are normally just rock, just soil, just barren, not
even shrubs — they’re filled with life. Death Valley really does go from being a valley of death to a valley of life,” says Van Valkenburg.

That harsh landscape is covered in seeds, and “when you get the perfect conditions, the perfect storm, so to speak — those seeds could all sprout at once,” Van Valkenberg says.

The park notes previous “super blooms” in 1998 and 2005 happened during El Nino years like this one. Park officials explain: “El Nino can affect Death Valley by shifting the track of winter and spring storms into the area, increasing rainfall during flower season.”

Book a day tour from Las Vegas, you will be amazed!

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Grand Canyon South or West Rim?

By at November 2, 2015 | 9:39 pm | 0 Comment

Grand Canyon West or South Rims, which is better?

They’re completely different experiences. Some would say the West Rim really isn’t the Grand Canyon. Why? Because It’s a lot more narrow there. The West Rim is completely owned and operated by the Hualapai Indian tribe. The only way to see the West Rim is to buy a tour package when you arrive for $50 or more. Then, they scalp you another $30 to go out onto the Skywalk. For that price, you do get unlimited bus rides to several viewpoints and attractions like a western village, a recreated Indian village, and Indian dance performance, and you get lunch. It’s a good 1/2 day worth of entertainment. There are no guard rails or fences there, so you it’s more of a wide-open, natural experience. But, there really is no place or trails to hike down into the canyon. You can take a Helicopter Tour from the West Rim; the package includes flying down to the Rio Colorado River, exploring around and than taking a boat ride on the river. Gives you a great view and experience of being above and down below in the canyon on the river. Take a luxury, guided tour with Detours of Nevada. You get to see the Hoover Dam, Mojave Desert and Joshua Trees. At the same time, learn all about the area. You can book directly with Detours at www.detoursnv.com

The South Rim is a national park. So there are lots of guard rails at the main viewpoints, but still plenty of open canyons as well. There’s a lot more hiking, and places to drive around, more restaurants, gifts shops and galleries, tour buses, etc. Most of the Grand Canyon pictures you see are from the South Rim, or possibly the North Rim.

The Difference between West & South Rim Grand Canyon.

Millions of people visit the Grand Canyon each year, but most are unaware of the differences between the West and South Canyons Rim. Each rim is unique and display wonderful features for visitors each year.

Grand Canyon South Rim

Grand Canyon National Park is the jewel of the American Southwest. It is open year-round and regarded by many as the Grandest of the Canyons. Majestic forests of Ponderosa pines are among the stark differences the South Rim has to offer. Not to mention, most Grand Canyon photographs you have seen in your life time have been of none of other than the Grand Canyon South Rim. It is a sight to reckoned with and is home to Elk, mountain lion, rock squirrels, deer, mule, California condors and lizards. These are among the various species of wild animals that can be seen inside the park for those lucky enough.

Grand Canyon West Rim

Between the entertainment capitol of the world, Las Vegas, and Grand Canyon’s South Rim lies a place known simply as the Grand Canyon West Rim. Here, you’re surrounded by the Tribal Indian reservation of The Hualapai from the ground to the sky. Home of the world famous glass bridge, the Skywalk, the West Rim is not something to be looked down upon. It sees nearly 1 million travelers each year and is a humbling destination for those wanting to see where the Hualapai have called home for hundreds of years. While it’s not as lush as the South Rim, the colors of the West Rim are a sight to be reckoned with, showcasing the result of millions of years of weathering and erosion.

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