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Las Vegas’ Latest, Greatest Dining Destinations

Year after year Las Vegas breaks its own tourism records, counting close to 43 million visitors in 2016. Many come for the food scene, which is amazingly diverse, at all price points and available around the clock. Sin City remains one of the world’s most popular dining destinations, with travelers always looking for advice on where to eat. Great American Bites has visited many times over the years, and put together this updated guide to the Las Vegas dining spots we have reviewed. Read More

WSOP Signs New 4-Year Deal, Scraps November Nine Format

The World Series of Poker has signed a new four-year broadcast and digital agreement that will provide start-to-finish coverage of the July event and ditch the November Nine format that had final table players competing months after the main tournament. Read More

Vegas Hotel Bathrooms To Get Ready For A Girls’ Night Out

Every lady knows there’s no night out in Sin City like a night out with your #GirlSquad. Luckily, there’s plenty of Vegas hotel bathrooms for all of your GNO needs, whether you’re a local or a tourist. Here, where to pamper and prep in style this season. Read More

Las Vegas Foreclosure Rate Dropping, Still Higher Than Most Cities, Report Says

Las Vegas’ foreclosure rate has dropped sharply from a year ago but remains higher than in most cities, a new report shows. One in every 304 homes in the Las Vegas area received a foreclosure-related filing in the first quarter, down 29.5 percent from the same period last year, according to a new report from housing tracker Attom Data Solutions. Read More

In New Book, Architect Explores The Las Vegas Strip’s Multiple Transformations

Love at first sight. Many first-time Vegas visitors know the feeling. But after his first mesmerizing Vegas visit, Stefan Al decided to write a book about it. Now, a dozen years after his initial encounter, Al’s “The Strip: Las Vegas and the Architecture of the American Dream” (due Friday from MIT Press) explores the history, and impact, of the quintessential street of dreams. Read More

Golfing World Destination: Topgolf Las Vegas

Golfing World tours Topgolf Las Vegas, a lively place where golfers of all abilities take part in a wide range of golf games and challenges. Read More

The History Of The Las Vegas Strip Is The History Of How We Vacation

The buildings on the Last Vegas Strip have changed a lot over the years. But according to architect Stefan Al, if you look past the crap tables and slot machines to the architecture of the Strip, you can see the history of U.S. recreation and social change. Al is a professor of urban design at the University of Pennsylvania and the author of “The Strip: Las Vegas and the Architecture of the American Dream.” Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal spoke with Al about his book; an edited transcript of their interview is below. Read More

Kelso Dune Complex Near Las Vegas Is Among North America’s Largest

Most people who did not grow up in the Mojave Desert were probably surprised to learn how few sand dunes are found here. The vast, flat landscapes of desert pavement and creosote were not remotely what we had envisioned. Read More

Those Pesky Airline Fees And How To Avoid Them

What’s a blanket on a cold airplane worth? Not $12, at least not for one passenger on a recent Hawaiian Airlines flight from Las Vegas to Hawaii. A 66-year-old man was charged $12 for the blanket, but not with anything else, despite causing the flight to be diverted to Los Angeles. According to news reports, the passenger was deemed “unruly” by airport police after saying he “would like to take someone behind the woodshed for this” and was removed from the flight. Read More

Drink, Drank, Drunk. Here’s How To Drink And Stay Healthy In Vegas

Vacation can be a drag when you’re trying to keep that waistline in check. You don’t want to throw away those countless hours at the gym and the hundreds of meals you prepped to live a healthier lifestyle. So, we’re here to lend a helping hand to those who want to keep it up and have fun at the same time. It might seem impossible with the endless temptations in Sin City, but anything is possible if you know where to look. You might have to work a little harder, but when you slip into your trunks or bikini everyone is going to be envious of your hot bod– plus you won’t look like a bloaty blowfish. Read More