Traveling to Las Vegas to ring in 2019 has never been easier. This year, Allegiant will offer 60% more flights for travelers wanting to celebrate in Las Vegas! Allegiant expects to welcome more than 24,000 travelers on 170 nonstop, ultra-low-cost flights leading up to and on New Year’s Eve.
Here are some fun facts about Allegiant’s nonstop flights to Las Vegas for New Year’s Eve celebrations:
Allegiant expects to transport more than 10,400 pieces of baggage
More than 2,700 bottles of liquor, 880 cans of beer and 590 bottles of wine are expected to be sold on Las Vegas-bound flights to New Year’s travelers
Cities with the most traffic to Las Vegas, include: Bellingham, Washington; Fresno, California; Stockton, California; McAllen, Texas; Austin, Texas; Grand Rapids, Michigan; Reno, Nevada; and Cincinnati
We hope everyone enjoys their time in Las Vegas. If you are still looking for New Year’s Eve plans, visit Allegiant.com and book yourself a vacation to Las Vegas!
Hungry for a taste of Las Vegas? Many restaurants on the Strip offer palate- and pocketbook-pleasing happy hours where guests can savor some of the city’s tastiest cuisine at a discounted price. It’s a great way to dine at several delectable restaurants without breaking the bank.
CENTER CUT STEAKHOUSE AT FLAMINGO LAS VEGAS
This retro steakhouse offers a happy hour menu daily in its bar and lounge from 5 to 7 p.m. and again from 9 to 10 p.m. Guests can enjoy an array of luscious dishes ranging from $5 to $9 as well as select specialty cocktails, draught beers and house wines by the glass for only $5. Mouthwatering options include the Charred Beef Carpaccio wrapped around a crisp cheese twinkie with dukkah spice and arugula, the Wagyu Sliders topped with aged white cheddar cheese and caramelized shallots and the Dirty-Spiced Fries topped with BBQ brisket, jalapeños, queso and a fried egg. A selection of seafood items is available as well, including Oysters on the Half-Shell. For more information go here.
HOUSE OF BLUES AT MANDALAY BAY
Enjoy $8 Moscow Mules during House of Blues’ new happy hour. Credit: Photo courtesy of House of Blues
Known for its made-from-scratch, Southern-inspired cuisine, this rock-and-blues-themed restaurant recently updated its happy hour menu to better showcase its flavorful Creole fare. Available at the bar Sunday through Thursday from 2 to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m., guests can enjoy such delicious items as the Voodoo Eggrolls stuffed with crawfish, andouille sausage, corn, cheese and Cajun spices and the jambalaya and cheese blend Bayou Fritters, alongside more traditional happy hour fare like the Pork Sliders, with prices ranging from just $5 to $8. There are even Gator Bites on the menu for those curious about the dish. A variety of drink specials ranging from $5 to $8 are available, too. For more information go here.
KATSUYA AT SLS LAS VEGAS
Indulge in a menu of innovative Japanese dishes during this chic restaurant’s Social Hour, offered at the bar Tuesday through Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. In addition to such sumptuous sushi selections as the Corn Crunch Roll—garlic butter-sautéed shrimp and avocado rolled with crispy corn tempura and drizzled with sweet soy—guests can enjoy an assortment of easily shareable signature dishes, snacks and salads ranging from $4 to $11. Crowd-pleasing options include the Crispy Rice with Spicy Tuna, “Karaage” Japanese Fried Chicken and Cucumber Sunomono. Drink deals priced from $6 to $8 are also available, including $7 Hot or Cold Sake. For more information go here.
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An international getaway may not be in the budget for you and your sweetheart, but Las Vegas brings the most romantic destinations from around the world all to one place. Plan a long weekend away with your significant other and show them the romantic side of Sin City. Gaze upon the Eiffel Tower, the Pyramids of Egypt and indulge in Vegas’ world-class dining all in one night.
Gaze Upon Romantic Monuments
From New York City to Paris, some of the world’s most iconic monuments are replicated along the Las Vegas Strip, making it easy for you to see them all in an afternoon walk. Stop by the Paris Hotel and Casino to see the Eiffel Tower from the observatory deck; reserve a romantic gondola ride through the Grand Canal at The Venetian; stroll New York, New York Hotel’s Time Square replica; and end your sightseeing tour at the Luxor’s Egyptian Pyramid. Your photos will look as if you toured the world, but you did it all in just a few miles.
Guests can enjoy a ride aboard an authentic Venetian gondola at Grand Canal Shoppes Photo courtesy of The Venetian Las Vegas.
Romantic Dinner with a View
After working up an appetite touring the monuments, head to the Eiffel Tower Restaurant for a romantic dinner. Voted as USA Today’s Most Romantic Restaurant, this fine-dining, Parisian restaurant sits more than 100 feet above the Las Vegas Strip, providing breathtaking views of the Bellagio Fountains. Enjoy delicious, traditional French entrees such as roasted lamb or ratatouille and end the meal with a classic Crème Brulée. eiffeltowerrestaurant.com
Cirque du Soleil’s Zumanity
After dinner, head over to Cirque du Soleil to see Zumanity, an adult-only, steamy production that features breathtaking acrobatics performed in an intimate cabaret setting. The provocative show is unlike any other in the Cirque family. It’s the sexiest show on The Strip and sure to add a spark to your romantic evening.
Sticking to your fitness goals can be challenging, especially when on vacation. Sleeping in late, indulging in all your favorite treats and skipping those routine workouts are a typical part of your vacation itinerary. However, we also know how hard it is to get back on schedule once we’re back home. So, why not make it easy on yourself and find fun and healthy ways to stay on track while vacationing. Better yet, we will do the planning for you, and you can just enjoy! Here are our recommendations for the healthy eats and activities for you to do when visiting fabulous Las Vegas.
EATT As the name suggests, this is a place you can EATT and eat well! This gourmet bistro offers healthy recipes creatively designed by the establishment’s French chefs, with a delicious selection of soups, salads, sandwiches and French entrees. Plus, you can indulge in a guilt-free treat with one of their many drool-worthy desserts like their Vegan Chocolate Cake or Passion Fruit Ganache. With so many flavor-filled options, you’re likely to forget you’re staying on track with your diet. eattfood.com
PROTEINHOUSE PROTEINHOUSE is a modern eatery, striving to provide a fast-casual environment that supports those working to sustain a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle. The menu offers a wide variety of signature shakes, salad bowls and burgers, and most items can be modified to be gluten-free or vegan. At PROTEINHOUSE they believe you shouldn’t have to compromise delicious and healthy options due to a busy schedule, instead you should be able to relax and rejuvenate in a comfortable atmosphere. Well look no further, PROTEINHOUSE is your place. protein-house.com
This laid-back and trendy eatery offers the best of both worlds, to appeal to everyone in your group. With four different locations throughout Las Vegas, the restaurant features a two-part American fare menu, with a ‘Healthy’ options side and ‘Happy’ options side. The healthy side of their menu offers lower calorie options, without any loss of flavor. Choose from all-day breakfast items, cold-pressed juices, tacos, sandwiches and bowls. skinnyfats.com
Lake Mead National Recreation Area Whether you’re planning a day trip or a full weekend, there is plenty to keep you moving at beautiful Lake Mead. The natural playground stretches across 1.5 million acres, offering breathtaking views of mountains, canyons, valleys and two vast lakes. The area offers a long list of activities from boating, hiking, cycling, camping and fishing- it’s considered one of the most diverse national recreation areas. This is a spot that proves there is a lot of life to the Mojave Desert. But don’t take our word for it, plan your own trip and see for yourself! nps.gov/lake/index.htm
Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat Do we need to say more? In case you’re not already convinced, this is the ultimate way to add some creativity to your normal workout routine. Located at the beautiful Mirage Hotel and Casino, you can dive right in to a peaceful and relaxing day, by participating in a morning yoga session with dolphins. The 1-hour session guides you through stretching, breathing and poses in the underwater viewing area of the Mirage’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. Participants are provided with use of a secure locker, yoga mat and exercise towel. Sign us up! mirage.com
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Just a few miles west of the hustle and bustle of the Las Vegas Strip, is the beautiful Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Encompassing 195,819 acres within the Mojave Desert, people from around the world come to explore this natural beauty, filled with a diverse mix of plants and animals. The area offers 26 different hikes and trails, taking you deep into the canyons or to the area’s highest points to gaze out on the landscape. Red Rock Canyon is also a popular destination for climbing and biking enthusiasts as well. Whether you visit for an afternoon, or plan a weekend camping trip, you’re sure to find something for everyone to enjoy! redrockcanyonlv.org
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There are tons of ways to get into the holiday spirit in downtown Las Vegas. Below is a list of holiday happenings that you don’t want to miss!
The Holiday Express train with Santa
All aboard at the Springs Preserve! Hop on a train bound for Santa’s magical village at this 180-acre attraction situated three miles west of downtown at 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Enjoy a cup of cocoa, crafts and cookie decorating along with winter-themed activities. springspreserve.org
THE MOB MUSEUM
Make Christmas a “family” affair at the national museum of organized crime and law enforcement located at 300 Stewart Ave. Not only is this popular attraction open on Christmas Day, but its retail store also boasts lots of humorous gift ideas. From Christmas ornaments to T-shirts, books and fun kitchen items, you’ll find lots to inspire you here. shop.themobmuseum.org
NEVADA BALLET THEATRE’S THE NUTCRACKER
Choreographed by James Canfield, there’s nothing better than going on a magical journey with Clara at NBT’s “The Nutcracker.” One of Las Vegas’ most popular holiday traditions, NBT’s “The Nutcracker” runs for 12 performances from December 9-24 in Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts at 361 Symphony Park Ave. nevadaballet.org
“LEGENDS IN CONCERT” AT FLAMINGO LAS VEGAS
Bill Cherry as Elvis Presley performing in “Legends in Concert’s” annual holiday show.
Running until late December, this year’s lineup will feature uncanny tribute artists performing as Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and many more. Ticket holders can expect to hear each tribute artist performing their legend’s greatest hits as well as popular holiday songs. For the finale, the whole cast will perform “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” and the Legends Band will perform a tribute to Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s “Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24.” legendsinconcert.com
Home to the country’s premier equestrian facility—the South Point Arena and Equestrian Center and Priefert Pavilion—off-Strip rodeo favorite South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa will host several complimentary events during the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR).
In fact, the NFR excitement begins a couple of days earlier at South Point when Michael Gaughan, ProRodeo Hall of Famer and owner and operator of South Point, will be honored as the 2017 ProRodeo Legend at the 10th annual Wrangler Gold Buckle Gala on December 4. On December 5 the resort will host the Gold Carpet “Walk of Champions.” The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association’s welcome reception celebrates the start of the 2017 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and features appearances by competitors from this year’s event.
World Champion Tie-Down Roper Caleb Smidt and family at the 2016 Gold Carpet “Walk of Champions”
South Point will then welcome back the best of the best following each day’s competitions for the National Finals Rodeo Buckle Ceremonies. Taking place December 7 through 15 at 11 p.m., fans can watch the nightly go-round winner in each of the seven NFR events receive their prized buckle and review the night’s action with hosts Flint Rasmussen and Randy Corley.
For those eager to see some rodeo action live, the third richest equestrian event and the richest team roping event in the world returns to the South Point Arena and Equestrian Center and Priefert Pavilion December 10 through 17: The Priefert World Series of Team Roping. Audiences can watch as some of the best team ropers from across the country compete for more than $10 million in purse money.
South Point Exhibit Hall will be showcasing the CINCH Western Gift Show, December 7 through 17, where rodeo fans can find vendors from around the country selling their Western-style goods. Perfect for last-minute holiday shopping, visitors will discover everything from apparel and jewelry to art and decorations.
The Showroom at South Point will be hosting free nightly entertainment during the rodeo as well, starting with the NFR Kick Off Party on December 6 with Sierra Black. The country singer will return for another can’t-miss performance on December 12. Other country artists scheduled to perform include Aaron Watson December 7 through 11 and Cody Johnson December 13 through 16.
In addition to all of the rodeo-themed entertainment, South Point’s Italian restaurant, Don Vito’s, will convert into a steakhouse during NFR to cure any cowboy-sized hunger pangs. Guests can enjoy Silverado Steak House’s full menu as well as a few of Don Vito’s signature Italian dishes.
Are you looking to travel to Las Vegas to attend the rodeo? Book your trip now at allegiant.com! For more information on everything South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa has to offer during NFR, visit vegascowboycentral.com.
CINCH Boyd Gaming Chute-Out – Given that Boyd Gaming’s co-founder, Sam Boyd, helped bring the National Finals Rodeo (NFR) to Las Vegas in 1985, it’s no surprise that Boyd Gaming has been a proud sponsor of the event ever since. In fact, Boyd Gaming’s Las Vegas properties have become some of the most popular places for rodeo fans to go after watching all of the NFR action at Thomas & Mack Center, thanks to such annual events as the Legendary Buck’N Ball and the “National Finals Tonight Show.”
Professional barrel racer Christine Laughlin at the 2016 CINCH Boyd Gaming Chute-Out.
In 2015, Boyd Gaming added another can’t-miss rodeo event to its entertainment lineup: the CINCH Boyd Gaming Chute-Out. Returning to the Orleans Arena for its third year December 7 through 9, this action-packed event welcomes past, present and future stars of rodeo as they compete on 60,000 cubic feet of dirt in various events for their share of a $200,000 purse. Previous CINCH Boyd Gaming Chute-Outs have seen world champion riders and ropers such as Cody Ohl, Fred Whitfield, J.W. Harris, Cody Wright, Luke Branquinho and Wade Sundell competing in the days’ events.
The 2016 CINCH Boyd Gaming Chute-Out attracted approximately 10,000 fans to witness all of the action, and attendees never know what to expect from each day’s contests. Last year, ticket holders saw history in the making when saddle bronc rider Wade Sundell made the first-ever “contestant challenge,” disagreeing with a call made by a rodeo judge for his ride. The judge watched a replay of Sundell’s ride, and upon review, actually reversed the decision!
Saddle bronc rider Cole Elshere competing at the 2016 CINCH Boyd Gaming Chute-Out.
In addition to watching some of the biggest rodeo names compete in bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, barrel racing, bull riding, saddle bronc riding and tie-down roping, fans will have the opportunity to interact with the competitors as well as the rodeo itself in a variety of ways. Guests can download the free Boyd Gaming Chute-Out app, which was introduced during the event’s inaugural year, to receive live scoring results, contestant bios, exclusive videos, information on events and instant access to the latest Chute-Out news. The CINCH Boyd Gaming Chute-Out will once again be the only rodeo event listed in Boyd Gaming’s sportsbooks during rodeo week, so adult fans can wager on their favorite riders.
The 2017 CINCH Boyd Gaming Chute-Out begins each day at 2 p.m. Tickets start at just $30. For more information, visit boydchuteout.com. Book your trip to Las Vegas to see the CINCH Boyd Gaming Chute-Out at allegiant.com.
Offering 20,000-square-feet of honky-tonk fun on Las Vegas Boulevard, Stoney’s Rockin’ Country is sure to be one of Las Vegas’ hottest destinations during the 2017 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR).
Stoney’s Rockin’ Country has two full-service bars.
Not only does the rockin’ country venue feature a 2,500-square-foot hardwood dance floor, a state-of-the-art sound system and regularly hosts live bands and a house DJ, but it also boasts two full-service bars, coin-operated pool tables, a mechanical bull and beer pong. There’s even a VIP lounge area complete with bottle service, private tables and couches for those who really want to live it up in Las Vegas.
For rodeo fans looking for a place to kick back after the day’s events, Stoney’s will host autograph and meet-and-greet sessions with select NFR riders December 6-9 and 13-16, and feature appearances by the Jack Daniel’s Girls. There’s no cover on Wednesday nights and guests can enjoy $2 well drinks, glasses of house wine and draft beers, in addition to Stoney’s daily $25 all-you-can-drink draft beer special. Thursday is Ladies Night where cowgirls can enjoy $1 well drinks, glasses of house wine and draft beers, as well as participate in a little bikini bull riding at midnight with $500 up for grabs. Don’t have a bikini with you? No worries—Stoney’s has got you covered (literally), as it has bikinis for contestants to wear.
Test your bull riding skills on the mechanical bull.
Stoney’s will also offer free line dancing lessons December 6-9, and 13 and 14 at 7:30 and 8:30 p.m., as well as December 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. Guests can then show off what they learned on the dance floor when Stoney’s features live music by Southern rockers Brodie Stewart and CJ Solar on December 8, Morgan Wallen and CJ Solar on December 9, CJ Solar and Alex Williams on December 15 and Darryl Worley and Alex Williams on December 16. While Stoney’s is typically only open to guests ages 21 and older, country music fans ages 18 and older are always welcome to enjoy the venue whenever there’s live music. Doors open at 7 p.m. and all concerts start at 9 p.m.
Stoney’s Rockin’ Country is located at Town Square Las Vegas. It is open four nights a week, Wednesday through Saturday, starting at 7 p.m., as well as on New Year’s Eve. For more information or to purchase your tickets to one of its upcoming concert events, visit stoneys.com.
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Wrangler NFR week in Las Vegas is a celebration of Western lifestyle at every level, and the officially-sanctioned special events and parties are the best way to make your 10 days in Vegas perfect.
Official award presentations to the nightly rodeo winners, viewing parties at mega-resorts and after parties are where cowgirls and cowboys hit the town with their dancin’ boots and boogie until dawn, are just a few of the ways to enjoy Wrangler NFR After Dark.
The D in Downtown Las Vegas offers a nightly viewing party.
Some of the top spots to take in the after-hours action include Rodeo Vegas, the official Wrangler NFR after-party of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) at The Mirage. Here you can catch live entertainment nightly from country music’s biggest stars, indulge in rodeo drink specials and much more. For more live entertainment, head over to the MGM Grand where you’ll find country music nightly at the MGM Grand Gold Buckle Zone. The Orleans features the Legendary Buck’N Ball, along with the filming of the “National Finals Tonight Show” hosted by Don Gay, Joe Beaver and Dan Miller, and at South Point you can take in the nightly Go Round Buckle Presentations and the Ram Rodeo Tailgate parties. Las Vegas goes all out for rodeo fans, and this is just a sampling of the many events!
The MGM Gold Buckle Zone is a can’t miss stop during Wrangler NFR week in Las Vegas.
“How far the rodeo has come since it first started is the first thing that comes to my mind,” said Scott Sibella, MGM vice president and chief operating officer. “It’s such a great event for Las Vegas, during a period that was extremely slow many years ago. It’s been an honor being part of the planning team and making the rodeo what it is today. It’s much more than a rodeo; it’s become an event throughout the city. What I tell people is to enjoy all the events that are planned over the 10 days, from shopping, entertainment, viewing parties and the other great events that take place during the rodeo.”
In addition to all of this nightly action, be sure to visit Cowboy Christmas and the RMEF Hunter and Outdoor Christmas Expo. You had better start planning your daily and nightly goings on while you are in Las Vegas for rodeo’s biggest show!
There may be several country and western bars in Las Vegas, but there’s only one Gilley’s Saloon, Dance Hall & BBQ.
NFR fans can test their strength and stamina on Gilley’s mechanical bull
Home to the world-famous Gilley Girls—sexy servers donning bikinis, chaps, cowgirl boots and cowboy hats—Gilley’s Saloon, Dance Hall & BBQ at Treasure Island is one of the Strip’s most popular places for country fans to hang out, especially during the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR), when it hosts live entertainment throughout the 10-day event. In addition to hosting a free NFR bull riders autograph session on December 13 from noon to 2 p.m., rodeo fans can put the dance hall’s 1,000-square-foot dance floor to use every night starting at 10 p.m. when various country rock bands perform on Gilley’s stage. There’s no cover charge in the dance hall/saloon before 9 p.m. After 9 p.m. there is a $10 cover charge.
Visitors can also see how their strength and stamina compares to their favorite NFR bull rider by going for a ride on Gilley’s mechanical bull. Not only can guests purchase individual rides for $10, but they can also participate in a Toughest Cowboy Competition every Thursday at 10 p.m. or Bikini Bull Riding every Sunday at 11 p.m. and compete for a $200 cash prize. For those who might need a little liquid encouragement beforehand, Gilley’s will be featuring an assortment of drink specials throughout the rodeo.
Gilley’s Giant Bavarian Pretzel comes with sides of Crown Royal Maple mustard and cheese sauce for dipping
When it’s time to feed that cowboy-sized appetite, Gilley’s offers an extensive menu of barbecue fare and Southern specialties for lunch and dinner. Guests can dine inside of the Strip-front restaurant and watch passersby through the floor-to-ceiling windows, as they feast upon such delicious dishes as the tender apple-juice-braised Brisket “Filet” or the lip-smackin’ Baby Back Ribs. Be sure to start off your meal with a Giant Bavarian Pretzel to share with the table, and don’t forget a side of the tasty White Cheddar and Green Chili Grits to enjoy with your entrée.
For those who don’t have tickets to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, Gilley’s will be showing the event live via satellite each night starting at 6:45 p.m. Fans will then be right where they need to be to revel in all of Gilley’s post-rodeo entertainment following each day’s competitions! For more on everything Gilley’s Saloon, Dance Hall & BBQ has to offer NFR guests, visit gilleyslasvegas.com.
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