Join tens of thousands of people for the ultimate LEGO® fan experience. From September 9th until the 10th, Brickfest Live, one of the biggest and most exciting Las Vegas events of the fall, takes place in the Las Vegas Convention Center. The event has been featured on major broadcasting networks, including NBC, ABC, CBS and more, and it’s no wonder why — last year’s event saw more than ten thousand visitors.
These two days include more fun events than you can imagine. Try out The Glow Zone, a glow-in-the-dark mysterious world filled with intricate LEGO®. For something a little faster, check out the Brick Fest Derby, where you can build and race your own custom car made entirely from LEGO® pieces down a 35-foot track. Still not convinced? For group fun check out the miniature golf course! There are also plenty of activities where you can let your imagination run wild, including inspiration stations, collaborative building activities, and a mosaic where visitors can create their own tile and be a part of the show.
The cost of admission is $20-39 per person. Kids two and under are free, but this event is truly for LEGO® fans of all ages. Make sure to book your shuttle transportation to and from the event and McCarran International Airport well ahead of time. Enjoy your stay in Las Vegas, and be sure to check out other sightseeing tour and luxury transportation experiences that Showtime Tours has to offer.
Las Vegas Convention Center
3150 Paradise Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Are you in Sin City for the summer and are unsure of what to do? Showtime has come up with a short guide to the best outdoor activities that will keep you occupied during your visit.
Take a trip to the Grand Canyon
Summer is hot in the valley, but it’s still an ideal time to hit one of the world’s most famous natural landmarks. Gather friends, family or business colleagues to take in this breathtaking marvel. But first, there are some things you should know. First of all, don’t make the mistake of stopping at every rest stop to take photos. Most will give you the same view – you’re far better off exploring off the beaten track and away from the crowds to find your perfect photo. Furthermore, why not turn your visit into a hike? Bring your gear, pack water and apply sunscreen, and try a short hike below the rim to get a whole new perspective. There are many hidden spots, such as the Havasu Falls, which are worth the trek. For photographs, while taking a few big pictures of the canyon are nice, try focusing on the smaller details. The desert has many beautiful plants and animals — focusing on these will set your photos apart from the rest. Finally, plan ahead your trip, or better yet, have someone plan it for you. Showtime Tours offers a number of engaging and informative sightseeing tours around the canyon that are great for all ages.
Participate in a scavenger hunt
If you’re in town with a group, a scavenger hunt could be the perfect bonding activity for birthday parties, bachelorette parties, or corporate bonding excursions. There are several companies that offer scavenger hunts for special occasions and events, such as The Hunt Las Vegas, which will personalize it for you. If it’s your first time in Las Vegas, having an experienced company plan the day’s activities for you is a good idea. But if you know Las Vegas like the back of your hand, try setting up the scavenger hunt yourself — you know your group of friends best!
To beat the heat, staying indoors might be best — but that doesn’t mean staying in your hotel room. Grab some friends and hit the town for a good, old-fashioned bar crawl. Downtown Las Vegas has plenty of pubs to choose from, including Beauty Bar, Downtown Cocktail Room, The Griffin, and Atomic Liquors to name a few local favorites. Las Vegas is a big city, so, as always, drink responsibly and plan your transportation well in advance. You don’t want to leave these things until the last minute, so hiring a shuttle for the night will ensure you and your party get to and from the bars safely.
When you think of Las Vegas entertainment, golf might not be the first thing to come to mind. But Sin City has some of the finest courses in the country – be sure to schedule a tee time while you’re in town!
One of the country’s best is located in Vegas – Shadow Creek was ranked at #17 in Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Courses You Can Play. Designed in 2008 by architect Tom Fazio, this course is just a 15-minute shuttle ride from the Strip. Open to guests of the Bellagio, Mandalay Bay and New York, New York hotels from Monday through Thursday, and high rollers only on the weekends, this course doesn’t come cheap. Green fees are around $500, making this a luxurious option.
A cheaper, but no less elegant option, is the Wynn Las Vegas course. Guests of the hotel rejoice – the first tee is just steps away from the lobby, making this a highly convenient experience. This oasis course is $300 on weekdays and $375 on weekends, and was ranked at #66 on Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Courses You Can Play.
For a far more affordable option, make sure to check out the Las Vegas Paiute. With green fees at $99-$169, this course is just a short shuttle ride from northwest Las Vegas. The Wolf Course is the facility’s largest and fastest, with multiple blind tee shots – perfect for the golfer looking for a challenge! The course also boasts of a 50,000 square-foot clubhouse, with floor-to-ceiling windows allowing for gorgeous views of the desert and surrounding mountains.
If you’re in Sin City for Independence Day, there are plenty of events to keep you occupied and patriotic. Join hundreds of thousands in the valley to celebrate 241 years of the Declaration of Independence.
Hopefully you like fireworks, because Vegas has plenty! Around 9pm for about 10 minutes, the Strip will light up with red, white and blue with firecrackers set off from the Red Rock Resort and the Green Valley Ranch, hosted by Stations Casino.
If you’re looking to get out of the city, there are plenty of other options just a short shuttle ride away. One place to catch the display is over Cashman Field, the Minor League Baseball team. After the Las Vegas 51s game at 7pm, the sky over the diamond will light up. Another place to catch a fireworks show is Henderson’s Heritage Park, just a shuttle ride from the Strip. Concessions and games begin at 6pm, and the fireworks begin at 9pm. Boulder City also has a fireworks show as a part of their annual Damboree Celebration. Located at Veteran’s Memorial Park, the water park, food and games are perfect to keep children occupied until the fireworks show begin at 9pm.
Las Vegas is always a great place to party, and Independence Day is no different. Make sure to check out your favorite local venues for 4th of July parties, and buy your tickets in advance. Remember, hundreds of thousands of visitors will come to Sin City for the holiday, so don’t leave your plans to chance – make reservations, plan your night and book your transportation ahead of time!
Las Vegas is an expensive city, but it doesn’t have to be. There are all kinds of free things to do in Las Vegas. If you’re looking for something fun and to save a little money in Vegas, check out guide of free things to do in Las Vegas:
The Fountains of Bellagio
The Fountains of Bellagio have become one of the staples of the Strip. The Bellagio put on an electronically orchestrated water show set to the likes of Celine Dion and Tony Bennett. Special programs are also created for the holidays.
The Volcano at the Mirage
Like the Fountains of the Bellagio, the volcano at the Mirage is another can’t miss sight on the Strip. The volcano erupts every half hour—shooting flames and lightning effects, all set to a heart-pounding soundtrack.
Art in Las Vegas
You may not realize it, but Las Vegas is one of the greatest cities to view free art in the world! From the CityCenter campus which includes work by Nancy Rubin, Claes Oldernburg and Coosje van Bruggen to Jeff Koons statues at the Wynn.
Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
Bellagio’s botanical garden is another can’t miss Las Vegas tourist spot that is totally free. The garden is 14,000-square-foot with seasonal and holiday displays throughout the year.
The Flamingo's Wildlife Habitat
The Flamingo's Wildlife Habitat is home to swans, ducks, koi, turtles, two rescued pelicans, and, of course, flamingos. The habitat costs nothing and is very family friendly. It’s the perfect escape from the neon Strip with easy walking paths to wander through with your kids.
While the rides aren’t free at Circus-Circus, you can catch the world’s largest permanent Circus for free. Watch highflying acrobats, above the casino floor, every half hour at completely no charge.
Ethel M Chocolate Factory
Ethel M Chocolate Factory is a sweet place to check out in Las Vegas. Ethel M Chocolates is located in the Botanical Cactus Garden, the largest cactus garden in Nevada! Take a leisurely stroll through the cactus garden and a factory tour of Ethel M’s (with free samples, of course).
Forum Shops at Caesars Palace
While it may cost a lot of money to shop at the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, it costs nothing to check it out. The area includes the Fall of Atlantic show with huge talking statues and pyrotechnics. The show is free and fun to watch.
Downtown Container Park
The Downtown Container Park is a retail, dining, and play space built from shipping containers. Free entertainment events and outdoor movies are held through the year. Check Container Park’s calendar for special events.
Red Rock National Conservation Area
Located away from the city, the Red Rock National Conservation Area is a great spot for picnics, hiking, sightseeing, and has no entry fee. Summer temperatures may get a little extreme, so check ahead before taking a hike yourself.
Las Vegas is known as Sin City, but while this adult playground may seem no place to bring the family there are actually many activities to do for all ages.
If your kids are a bit older, the Adventuredome Theme Park is not to be missed. Located at Circus Circus, this indoor theme park has plenty of rides and games for children and adults alike. Admission is free, so watching your kids enjoy the rides won’t cost you an arm and a leg.
For outside fun, check out the Wet ‘n’ Wild water park. Perfect for a hot day, your family members will all love the more than 25 slides and attractions. For young children, there is a Kiddie Cove, and many more thrill rides for older kids and adults.
If your family wants to see more of Vegas than the amusement parks, taking a tour is the way to go. Showtime Tours has many great options for families. Your kids will love the Pink Jeep tours of the Hoover Dam, Las Vegas strip or Grand Canyon.
Ever wanted to go skydiving too afraid of heights? Luckily Vegas Indoor Skydiving is a short shuttle ride from the Strip. Kids and adults alike will love the thrill of learning how to float in a vertical wind tunnel of 120 mph winds.
If you’re thinking you’ll have a hard time finding family friendly restaurants in Vegas, you couldn’t be more wrong. These restaurant options are kid tested and approved. Rollin Smoke Barbeque is a cult classic. This casual spot is just a short shuttle ride from the Strip, and has some of the best BBQ in town. For delicious food on the go, Shake Shack has opened a Las Vegas location. This is a convenient spot on the Strip, and while the food is fast it’s hardly fast food.If you’re looking for a less meaty option, Giordano’s Chicago pizzeria is a great option for the family. Located at the Grand Bazaar Shops in Cally’s, their deep dish stuffed pizzas are not to be missed.
Showtime wishes you and your family have a fantastic stay in Las Vegas!
Due to popular demand, major professional sports teams are finally headed to Las Vegas. An issue with professional sports coming to Las Vegas has traditionally been centered on gambling and the strict anti-gambling policies of most major sports leagues. However, the door was first open with the NHL expansion team, the Vegas Golden Knights! Then later with the approved relocation of the Oakland Raiders (with the axtual Las Vegas franchise relocation slated for either 2019 or 2020).
The Vegas Golden Knights will begin play in the 2017-18 NHL season at the T-Mobile Arena located on the Las Vegas Strip. The Las Vegas Raiders’s timeline is a little less clear. Plans for a Las Vegas Stadium have been submited and approved, and are expected to be completed in by 2020. The Las Vegas Stadium is expected to replace UNLV’s Sam Boyd Stadium and will be located west of Interstate 15.
There are currently no plans for expansion or relocation of either MLB or NBA teams in Las Vegas. However, the NBA’s Summer League is held in Las Vegas, as well as, training for past Olympic basketball teams.
Will more sports team take a roll of the dice on Vegas?
Las Vegas has events every night of the week, all year round, and summer is no different. Sin City is the capital of the country for entertainment. Here’s a short guide to the must-see events for the summer months.
Las Vegas entertainment is world class, and this summer is no exception. The month of May has famous acts visiting such as Britney Spears, Chris Brown, Celine Dion, Fergie and David Guetta. Other kinds of performances include several by world-class Cirque Du Soleil. Their performances include Le Rêve, KÀ, Mystère, 'O' and Love among others. If you’re looking for something more “magical”, David Copperfield will be hosting shows in the MGM Grand and Penn & Teller have taken up residency in Rio.
For something far more adventurous, Las Vegas has a number of helicopter tours available. See the Strip by night and 220 miles in the air. This tour offers a champagne toast, and then breathtaking views of the Venetian, Bellagio fountains and more. For more natural views, there is a 45-minute Grand Canyon helicopter tour that takes you over one of the most famous natural monuments in the world. If you want something more romantic, the VIP tour option flies at sunset before touching down on the Grand Canyon’s West Rim for a beautiful dinner.
Travel to Venice, Italy without ever stepping a foot out of the desert. The St Mark’s Square replica in Vegas has crystal clear aquamarine canals that wind around Venetian-inspired architecture in authentic wooden boats. The charming gondoliers will serenade you as you and your loved ones or friends tour Vegas by water.
Summer in Las Vegas is hot, but that won’t stop you from having a great time. Don’t forget to reserve all of your Las Vegas transportation reservations ahead of time with Showtime to save yourself stress.
Surprise, surprise… the best tours of Las Vegas are offered by Pink Jeep Tours! They offer fantastic experiences, whether you want something city-centric or out in nature, in our signature open air pink jeep Wranglers. Here are three tours that Showtime has to offer, no matter what your reason for being in Sin City.
Bright Light City Tour
Las Vegas is the gaming and entertainment capital of the world. This 2.5-3 hour evening-only tour takes you around the famous Strip, from the iconic Welcome to Las Vegas sign to Fremont. There’s no better way to see the bright lights than an open air Wrangler. The guides are knowledgeable and fun, taking you through the most exciting parts of Vegas without the hassle.
Hoover Dam Tour
This 4 hour tour is an exciting adventure through one of America’s architectural wonders. Get there in a custom Tour Trekker vehicle, and then enjoy the Dam, including live presentations, captivating films, a view from the observation deck and more. This tour is offered both in the morning and afternoon. There is also an upgraded tour option with an additional boat trip to the base of the Dam. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Bring a hat and extra sunscreen. This is also an excellent tour for children!
Grand Canyon National Park South Rim Tour
This epic 13 hour tour is a full-day trip around the South Rim. On this tour, you’ll experience the iconic Route 66 and Williams, Arizona an old railroad town. Our tour guides are knowledgeable about the natural wonders you’ll see on the way, including the mountains and Coconino Plateau ponderosa pine forests – all before you’ve even arrived at the Grand Canyon! This is a long tour, so probably not the best option for young children. Breakfast, snack, lunch and a bottle of water are included. Bring extra sunscreen and a hat.
Grand Canyon Classic West Rim Tour
The West Rim tour is an exhilarating ten to eleven hours, where you’ll experience close-up views and incredible photo opportunities. This tour takes you through the natural wonder that is the Mojave Desert, the Hoover Dam, the Joshua tree forest and the Colorado River. This tour is a must-do! Lunch and bottled water are included. Please make sure to dress comfortably, and pack a hat and extra sunscreen.
Whatever the purpose of your trip to Las Vegas is, the number of hotels to choose from is overwhelming. Showtime has a guide for you to choose the best one, at every price point.
The Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas is the choice for premium and glamorous hotels in Las Vegas.
With a calm atmosphere, this hotel is the place to go to escape the noise and chaos of the Strip while still staying on the Strip. The spa and gym are top of the line, and the pool is far more relaxed than the Mandarin’s neighbors. What makes this hotel most special is it’s top notch concierge service. There is also free parking and a complimentary house car. Each room is luxuriously equipped with everything you could need, or want. Oh, and there is also a champagne vending machine on the top floor.
Other hotels at this price point include The Four Seasons Las Vegas & Aria Sky Suites.
Located on the Strip, The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas is a well-known and reliable choice that is both beautifully decorated and conveniently located. While not the cheapest option, this flashy option has everything you could need. There is excellent and personalized customer service, happy to make your stay as comfortable as possible. There are also a number of numerous top of the line restaurants within the hotel. The Cosmopolitan is not ideal for families – it’s known for its crazy pool parties and the Marquee Dayclub and Nightclub which regularly attracts the top DJ’s.
The Mirage offers a more affordable Las Vegas experience. This hotel boasts a clean, friendly and accommodating atmosphere. There are numerous shopping and dining options, and the pool is busy but not overcrowded. The rooms are large and clean, and the spa and salon are equally accommodating. The front of the hotel’s iconic Volcano hosts an explosive display set to the soundtrack of The Grateful Dead drummer, Mickey Hart, and Zakir Hussain, Indian tabla sensation. Don’t miss the shows from 8pm to 10pm. At a lower price point, and more suitable for families, this hotel is a great way to still have the classic Las Vegas experience!