Articles by thmeeks

Finding the Best Pizza In Vegas

Finding the Best Pizza In Vegas August 31, 2011 | Food | Read More
Trying to pick the best pizza in Las Vegas is difficult—but not because the city doesn’t have good pizza places. Defining good pizza is very subjective, no matter where you live. New York style or Chicago style? Thin crust or thick crust? The variables are numerous, and that’s before you...

Oktoberfest in Las Vegas

Oktoberfest in Las Vegas August 31, 2011 | Events | Read More
Oktoberfest in Las Vegas? How can you have a German beer festival in the Mojave Desert? Las Vegas simply hasn’t met a holiday it doesn’t like—and bonus points for any celebration that centers itself around drinking beer (or drinking at all, honestly).  While not celebrated as widely or...

Halloween in Las Vegas

Halloween in Las Vegas August 30, 2011 | Events | Read More
School children in Las Vegas grow up believing that Halloween in an official holiday because Nevada shares its official day of statehood with the October 31 celebration–but kids don’t care about “Nevada Day.” They just know that they get Halloween off. Considering how popular...

Find Fall Color Near Las Vegas

Find Fall Color Near Las Vegas August 30, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
I have a confession: until last month, I had never heard the term “leaf peeping.” Maybe it’s because I’m a long-time Las Vegas resident. During the fall, while other parts of the United States are ablaze with the colors of changing leaves, in Las Vegas we are simply happy that...

Seeing Las Vegas In Just One Day

Seeing Las Vegas In Just One Day August 29, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
How do you see Vegas in only one day? Focus on the Strip and Downtown, working your way along Las Vegas Boulevard, and you’ll see the city’s most visited areas. You’ll have to wait for a longer trip to see things farther out of town like Hoover Dam or Red Rock Canyon, but one day will give you...

What To Do During a Layover In Las Vegas

What To Do During a Layover In Las Vegas August 28, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
If you’re passing through McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, you can’t help but notice that the Strip is only about a mile away. A long layover in Vegas might mean you’ve got enough time to grab a taxi and see a few sights. But even if you don’t have enough time to leave...

Five Free Things To Do In Las Vegas

Five Free Things To Do In Las Vegas August 27, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Looking for ways to keep your Vegas vacation budget on track? The first step is to stick to your gambling limit (you do have one, right?), but a good second step is to take advantage of all the free things you can do in town. Here are five budget-friendly things to do in Las Vegas: 1.   Check out...

Seeing Wild Animals in Las Vegas

Seeing Wild Animals in Las Vegas June 30, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
National Zookeeper Week is the third week in July — in 2011, it will fall between July 17 and 23. If you want to celebrate with a trip to the zoo, you’ll have one small difficulty if you’re in Las Vegas that week: there is no zoo in Las Vegas. If you’d like to see some wild animals,...

Cool Camping Near Las Vegas

Cool Camping Near Las Vegas June 30, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Camping near Las Vegas presents a dilemma in summer. In the desert, the heat makes summer the worst time of year to camp. Campgrounds in places like Red Rock and Lake Mead are way too hot to pitch a tent until fall. Even if you’re in an RV, the triple-digit heat isn’t any fun. What’s...

Best Las Vegas Summer Road Trips

Best Las Vegas Summer Road Trips June 30, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Planning a Las Vegas road trip requires some extra preparation if you are traveling in summer. Vegas is within easy driving distance from many beautiful places, but summertime temperatures in areas like Death Valley and the Valley of Fire — both a short drive from Vegas — can really detract from...