Results tagged “Las Vegas”

Based on the millions of reviews and opinions submitted by travelers to its website, TripAdvisor on Monday announced the winners its sixth annual Traveler's Choice awards for destinations. Among the list of top worldwide destinations, no U.S. city placed in the top 10 and only three placed in the top 25. New York City dropped 10 spots from last ... [Read]

Las Vegas hasn't given up on its budget-friendly shrimp cocktails and steak dinners but it is upping the ante on its culinary appeal. Some of Sin City's best chefs and sommeliers will be showing off their skills as part of Food & Wine All-Star Weekend, Oct. 4 to 6. Produced by MGM Resorts and returning for its fourth year, the ... [Read]

Las Vegas: Gay Days offers a jackpot of fun

By Troy Petenbrink
August 19, 2013 8:14 AM |
Gay Days has long been associated with Orlando, Fla. However, in 2012, the wildly popular party expanded to Las Vegas. It will make its return this year, starting Sept. 3, with a week of special Sin City-inspired events, including pool and dance parties and a four-day expo.  The newly remodeled Tropicana will serve as the Gay Days 2013 headquarters ... [Read]

Warhol goes to Sin City

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
March 15, 2013 10:00 AM |
In April 2012, a British businessman made headlines when he claimed that during a 2010 visit to Las Vegas he unknowingly purchased an early Andy Warhol drawing for just $5 at a garage sale. There was early speculation that the artwork could fetch as much as $2 million; however, multiple experts have since called the discovery a hoax. What is ... [Read]

Looking to surpise your significant other with a Valentine's Day getaway?  Here are five gay-friendly hotels that also offer full-spa services:  THE OUT NYC, the self-described straight-friendly urban resort that is steps from Times Square, offers a romantic Spa Rejuvenation Package that is ideal for couples. The Out NYC has one of the only spas in the city to offer an ... [Read]

The Las Vegas Strip - including the ‘Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas’ sign - will go purple for Spirit Day on Friday, Oct. 19, joining other iconic landmarks, celebrities and millions of Americans in a stand against bullying and to show support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth. This historic display of support was announced today by GLAAD and ... [Read]

Halloween is a gay High Holy Day. LGBT travels have a plethora of opportunities to don costumes, seek a scare and party like a rock star zombie.  Here are Elsewhere's 2012 Halloween travel picks: Las Vegas - Sin City was practically made for Halloween. It is an excuse for every over the top bar, nightclub and entertainment to be even more over the ... [Read]

Labor Day weekend signals the unofficial end of summer but there is still a month left to take advantage of Aria's Summer of Seduction packages. One of Las Vegas's newer properties, Aria has teamed a two night stays in a Deluxe King Room with special Sin City goodies including: VIP passes to Liquid Pool Lounge 2 for 1 cocktail certificates ... [Read]

It will be a celebration of food and libations on the The Strip in Las Vegas from October 5 to 7 for MGM Resorts' Food & Wine All-Star Weekend. Following two successful years at ARIA and Bellagio, this year’s roster of resorts has expanded to include MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage.  The culinary weekend will be hosted by NBC's "Top ... [Read]

Destination: Las Vegas

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
June 20, 2012 11:46 AM |
Las Vegas is the land of big casino resorts, amazing eats and decadent nightlife. It is also ranked as one of the top destinations for gay travelers. The inaugural Gay Days Las Vegas will hit the Las Vegas Strip September 4 to 10 and Gay Vegas Travel is offering a chance to win an all expense paid trip to be a part ... [Read]

Stories are swirling around a possible $20 million contribution by billionaire Sheldon Adelson to support Newt Gingrich's presidential bid. Adelson, is the chairman and chief executive officer of the Las Vegas Sands Corp., the parent company of The Venetian and The Palazzo, luxury resorts in Las Vegas.  In the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 2012 Corporate Equality Index, the Las Vegas Sands earned a ... [Read]

The pop of a Champagne cork might sound the same no matter where you are doing New Years Eve but not all destinations are created equal.  Here are Elsewhere's top three LGBT-friendly picks for celebrating the arrival of 2012: New York City -- Time Square is synonymous with New Year's Eve. The first Ball Lowering celebration occurred in 1907, and the ... [Read]

World-renowned singer and gay-icon Elton John is no stranger to Las Vegas. And for the next three years, John will be in residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The new show, “The Million Dollar Piano,” is currently running through Oct. 23, and additional dates will be announced soon. At the centerpiece of John's performance is the show's namesake piano, an ... [Read]

Winter in Las Vegas for $99 a night

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
September 22, 2011 8:37 PM |
Any opportunity to visit Sin City on the cheap is a good thing. Vdara Hotel & Spa, one of Las Vegas' newest properties, is offering rooms starting at $99 a night, including a complimentary view upgrade, for travel November 20, 2011 through January 7, 2012. In addition, on select "bonus" nights guest can receive a daily $50 resort credit. A gay-friendly TAG ... [Read]

Las Vegas' MGM Resorts has announced that it will hold a special extended-weekend of events for LGBT visitors this summer, August 4-7: From the press release: The LGBT community will own Las Vegas once again as Gay Nights Las Vegas, presented by MGM Resorts International, raises the neon rainbow flag for an indulgent four-day party weekend August 4-7. Gay Nights ... [Read]

Las Vegas: Until we meet again

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
April 20, 2011 1:28 PM |
DAY 4 My last day in Las Vegas came too quickly; however, I was determined to make the most of the few hours I had available before my flight home. Keeping with my routine, I heading to Qua at Caesars Palace. To simply call this a spa is an understatement. Qua is an amazing retreat where all the pressures of ... [Read]

Las Vegas: Food, fun and fantasy

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
April 16, 2011 10:34 PM |
DAY 3 For my final full day in Sin City, I started with another spa treatment. This time I headed to the bathhouse at THEhotel, sister property to Mandalay Bay and an MGM Resorts property. It features uniquely European styling with slate walls, marble floors and breathtaking water features throughout. I had a very relaxing warm stone and aromapothecary ... [Read]

DAY 2 I started my second day in Las Vegas by going to The Spa at Encore. I hit the fitness center first (I was feeling inspired after watching the ripped men of Le Reve perform the prior night), and then I had the Encore Escape treatment. It is described in the brochure as the "ultimate indulgence" and let's ... [Read]

Las Vegas: Encore! Encore!

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
April 13, 2011 9:43 AM |
DAY 1 Stepping off the plane at Las Vegas' McCarran International airport you are immediately greeted by Sin City's famed one-armed bandits. This city has perfected the art of separating you from your money and having you say thank you (at least most of the time) afterwards. According to Community Marketing Inc., a research marketing firm specializing in LGBT travel, Las Vegas ... [Read]