Articles Tagged ‘Stratosphere’

Get a Birds-Eye Look at Las Vegas With These Great Views

Get a Birds-Eye Look at Las Vegas With These Great Views October 31, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Las Vegas likes her lights—and she likes those lights all over big, tall buildings that have big, flashing signs in front of them. Walk or drive down the Strip, and this is easy to see. But the best way to get a view of Las Vegas is from up high. You can always stay in a room in a high rise hotel on...

Five Places to Pop the Question in Las Vegas

Five Places to Pop the Question in Las Vegas October 31, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Planning on proposing to that special someone while you’re in Las Vegas? This is the perfect city for all things related to marriage. Vegas has some very romantic places to pop that big question—and a lot of wedding chapels so you can make it official in case you’re worried they might change...

Top Ten Things to Do in Las Vegas

Top Ten Things to Do in Las Vegas October 31, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
At a loss for what to do while you’re in Las Vegas? Try one of these ideas to round out your time in the city that truly never sleeps:  1. Walk the Strip Walking is the best way to get around on the Strip. If you have mobility issues, this is obviously something you’ll have to work around...

The Las Vegas Renovation Craze

The Las Vegas Renovation Craze February 11, 2011 | Hotels | Read More
Las Vegas hotels are facing a dilemma these days: how can they continue offering the newest and best facilities? Vegas is adapting to a harsh economy, and no brand-new hotels will be built any time soon, but the city still attracts over 37 million visitors a year. The answer? Renovations–and all...

4th of July in Las Vegas

4th of July in Las Vegas July 2, 2010 | Events, Nightlife | Read More
July 4 is Independence Day in America, and Las Vegas plans on celebrating with lots of pool parties, fireworks, and celebrities. Pool clubs and parties have been heating up all spring and summer, and they’re all planning parties for the Fourth. Holly Madison will be at MGM’s ultra pool, Wet...

Bert The Conqueror In Las Vegas

Bert The Conqueror In Las Vegas June 24, 2010 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Tonight’s episode of the Travel Channel’s new show, “Bert the Conqueror,” features Las Vegas (the show airs at 10 p.m. PST). Host Bert Kreischer tries all of the rides at the top of the Stratosphere, including the brand-new SkyJump, the world’s highest controlled free-fall....

Las Vegas Celebrates Cinco de Mayo

Las Vegas Celebrates Cinco de Mayo May 3, 2010 | Events, Food, Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
If you’re in Las Vegas on Wednesday, May 5, be sure to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Since Las Vegas is a great place for a party, the city would be remiss if it didn’t host plenty of Cinco de Mayo celebrations. The holiday is celebrated primarily in the United States as a day to honor Mexican...

SkyJump Ups the Ante in Thrills

SkyJump Ups the Ante in Thrills April 23, 2010 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Attention thrill-seekers and adrenaline junkies: if you’ve always wanted to free fall for 855 feet, the Stratosphere in Las Vegas has the ride for you. On April 20, the Stratosphere opened SkyJump, the highest controlled free fall in the world (certified by Guinness World Records). Riders get a...

Photo Friday in Las Vegas: The Stratosphere

Photo Friday in Las Vegas: The Stratosphere April 2, 2010 | Hotels, Things to Do | Read More
It’s Photo Friday here at NileGuide (a new trend started by Nick Rowlands, the Cairo expert), and today’s Las Vegas picture is of the Stratosphere. At 1,149 feet, the Strat is the tallest observation tower in the United States. Unlike more sedate observation towers, the Stratosphere features...

What You Must See In Las Vegas

What You Must See In Las Vegas March 23, 2010 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Narrowing down what to see and do in Las Vegas can be tough, but these ten places should be on your must-see list. From architectural wonders to spectacular light shows, these are sights you won’t want to miss. 1. Hoover Dam straddles the Nevada-Arizona border. It’s one of America’s...