Things To Do in Las Vegas

Looks at things to do, restaurants, shopping, anything to do in and near Las Vegas.

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Visitors and locals have a lot of options to keep busy this month in Las Vegas.  On top of the usual lineup of shows, we have some great holiday events to check out. You'll find beautiful Christmas Trees and Displays up and down the Strip.  Check out the Conservatory at the Bellagio.  The Linq had Britney Spears turning their Christmas lights on.  For something with more of a neighborhood feel check out these Las Vegas holiday options.

Las Vegas' Lights Up For the Holidays

Las Vegas' Favorite Charity, Opportunity Village, offers one of our favorite holiday displays.  Opportunity Village raises funds for local residents with intellectual and related disabilities.  The Magical Forest is open until Jan. 3rd.  Take the Forest Express Train to view

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London Bridge at ChristmasLas Vegas is surrounded by so many great places to explore.  When it's time to take a break from the excitement of SinCity life, a favorite spot for many locals is Lake Havasu, AZ.  Lake Havasu has earned a reputation as a party town, and it can be.  College kids go for Spring break. 

Lake Havasu - Party Town on a Smaller Scale

If you avoid the heavy party holidays, it's a nice laidback little town on the water.  Lake Havasu is on the Colorado River.  One of the main tourist attractions is the London Bridge.  The bridge that spanned the Thames until 1968.  When it needed replacing, it was dissasembled and re-assembled one brick at a time. Now the London Bridge crosses the Channel connecting Lake Havasu to Thompson Bay.  Tourist enjoy walking over

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Things To Do In Las VegasSo why would you want to spend an hour in Las  Vegas touring a place where people work?

For starters, they have a great selection of artwork scattered about the place.  Add to that an interesting success story and a unique work environment.

The tours must be scheduled in advance. There is no cost for the Zappos Group tour experience. That's the one we took. They ask you to arrive half an hour early so everyone can get checked in and the tour can start on time. Photos of computer monitors and video are not allowed. Otherwise, you can snap away.

Parking is in the garage behind the building and is free. Our friends ran a little late. The parking lot was full when they arrived. They ended up having to use the public parking underneath the freeway.

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What to expect when living in the 24/7 town.

1) You will need a guest room.

Folks who move to Vegas find that long lost Aunt Grace and distant Cousin Joe miss them so much they just have to come for a visit. Add one to the number of bedrooms you thought you needed.   The extra room doesn't have to be too big. Don't make it too comfortable or they might never leave.

2) This is the real "City that never sleeps".

You can go to dinner, a show, stop into a lounge for music afterwards.  Maybe play a little.  Next thing you know you're in line at the Valet as the sun comes up.

It isn't only the Casinos that are open all night.  You'll find fast food restaurants stay open later. There's a 24 hour manicure/pedicure shop close to the Hard Rock.  Most

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Las Vegas Downtown Container Park with trendy boutiques and restaurants has now been open a few weeks.  We've stopped in a few times and it seems to be off to a great start.  As we walked out on Fremont St after our first visit, another couple asked what we thought.  Only problem we could see was that it might be a little too small.  They agreed.

The stores are not the big box deals that anchor most shopping malls.  The only "brand" we found was the Mickey Mouse store.   The park is built around a large play ground which seems to be attracting families.  We can understand why Mickey would sign a lease with the Park.

On the ground level, we find a variety of eateries.  We've tried Pinches Tacos and loved them, authentic, flavorful & healthy.  pork &

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As we're approaching our final week-end before the big day, you may be looking for Las Vegas Christmas Events 2013 to share with friends and family.  There is no shortage of options, both free and with tickets.  Here are some of our favorites:

Bellagio Hotel Conservatory - Bellagio changes their seasonal display several times throughout the year.  The Christmas display is always beautifully done and it's free to the public.  This year's display features Las Vegas' largest indoor Christmas tree, measuring 45' tall and 8000 lbs.  Grab a hot chocolate at Jean Phillippe Patisserie next-door and marvel at all the cakes and deserts that are decorated for the holiday.  After paying a visit to the huge Christmas tree in the Conservatory, venture out to see the

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This annual event has established itself as a "can't miss" event.  It's the perfect setting to enjoy a nice day of food, music and art.  This year's festival was held in the Summerlin Centre Park, surrounded by palm trees and views of the Red Rock Mountains.

This year's festival included performances by the Academy of Nevada Ballet Theatre on both days.   On Sunday, the Nevada School of the Arts NSA Chamber Music performed with members of the Las Vegas Philharmonic.  The editor of the Desert Companion Magazine shared the bandstand with one of the trampoline performers from Cirque du Soleil's new Michael Jackson show later in the afternoon.  Kids in the audience were able to hear first hand what it's like to be a Cirque performer.

 Many of the

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You may be wondering why in the world a Real Estate agent is writing a blog post about ice cream and gelato... It isn't unusual for folks to ask us for recommendations - restaurants, a car wash, health food store, etc.  One of our clients wanted to know where they could take the kids for some old fashioned ice cream.  The sort of thing you would love going out for on a still hot Summer evening.

When it comes to frozen deserts, the options in Vegas are pretty darned good.  On the Strip, especially, you have tons of choices, but we were asked to find the real old fashioned thing.  It's easy to go to Wynn,  Serendipity or the Gelato stand in the Square at Venetian for an incredible desert.  No, we had to explore the casual in the neighborhood spots where

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Las Vegas Top 20 Golf courses - in a town with over 50 courses to choose from, I asked my partner, Michael Petit, to give me a list of his top 20 favorite courses and the reason why they're his favorite.   For the golfer who has a few weeks to spend in Las Vegas or the new Las Vegas/Henderson local, this guide will help you start finding your way around the best courses in town.

Las Vegas Top 20 Golf courses:

1) Paiute Golf Course - Located 40 minutes from the Strip just NW of Las Vegas.  Paiute offers three 18 hole courses - Wolf, Snow and Sun Mountain.  Secluded golf heaven with great facilities.  Always in excellent condition.  No houses come into play here!  Three of the very best courses you can find in the Vegas Valley.  My favorite 18th hole

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Tips for Surviving Las Vegas Heatwave - As the old saying goes, "if you can't stand the heat, get out of the...."  There are some folks, myself included who truly love the hot weather.  I prefer it on days when I can work at home on the computer with occasional pool breaks.  Even if you enjoy the heat, it can still creep up on you.  The Las Vegas Review Journal, reports that the heat is already causing medical emergencies.

Here are some tips for surviving Las Vegas Heatwave that I've learned over my years of living in the desert:

1 - Number one on any list is to have lots of water on hand.  I routinely pack an ice chest with chilled water and the frozen ice packs to keep it chilled when I'm working with buyers in the heat.  While I do this for

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