Located on the historic water street in Henderson, Nevada 20 minutes to the east of Las Vegas there’s a new Casino in town! Formerly the Eldorado a Henderson staple sitting directly across from the Rainbow Club Casino and Next door to the Brand new Henderson Lifeguard arena will soon reopen as The Pass Casino; things seem to be moving in a positive way for one of the safest cities in the country. It’s not a total renovation but there will be two brand new bars, a new banquet room, a renovated cafe, and new Italian restaurant. What we are most excited about is the sports book which will actually be from Circa hotel & casino and I am totally digging the downtown Las Vegas/Henderson connection so smart! Also the new fine dining restaurant located inside, if you remember Spiedini that was previously located in the Marriott with the famous master chef Gustav will be writing the menu, it’s sure to be tasty! Looking to give Henderson a bit of an upgrade is an understatement and we are here for it!
If you have not been to the beautiful desert oasis of 180 acres attraction located on the south side of Las Vegas now is the perfect time. It’s not only family friendly, it’s a great place to go alone or just with your significant other with tons of outdoor & indoor fun for just about anyone. The Preserves have been closed since March last year and will reopen March 19th. The state museum which is located at the preserve will also be opening on March 20th. There are timed entry tickets that start at 9am – 3pm with members having an hour early access to tickets at 8am. Indoor areas, including the Origen Museum, Gift Shop and Nature Exchange, remain temporarily closed. Masks are mandatory and capacity rules apply so you have must make a reservation. Tickets are just $5.00 it’s worth the trip!
NBA All Star weekend was held in Atlanta this weekend. Here’s all the coolest places to check out on your next visit!! And some tips from locals to keep your vacation stress free.
WHERE TO STAY:
Westin Atlanta – location makes this the number 1 choice, right beside the sky view Ferris wheel and tons of nightlife and great food.
The American – location, location, location… and an amazingly beautiful modern architectural masterpiece.
The W – all you need to know is the pool is on the roof, and if you don’t know then you just don’t know.
BIGGEST TIP: park in your hotels garage, make sure it is secure. Try not to park on the street or in an area that is not watched. UBER!!! Clubs cost $5-30 dollars on a regular night. If you are COVID nervous this is NOT the city for you, very little mask mandating indoors.
THINGS TO DO:
Georgia Aquarium – they have sharks, sea lions and penguins just to name a few and it’s gigantic! If your looking for something fun for your girls or your family this is the perfect spot. Right outside is Olympic Park (which is closed right now) and the Coca-Cola museum, perfect for a stroll outdoors.
Atlanta Zoo – the perfect place to enjoy the Georgia weather!! Great exhibits just make sure to get there early most days it closes at 330 because of covid.
Martin Luther King Jr church – historic and an amazing area to reflect.
College Football Hall of Fame – lots to do, and very interactive! I got to throw footballs and i had a blast!
Escobar – 2 chains restaurant, get there early. It’s more like a club on the weekends and after 5.
Breakfast at Barney’s- beautiful small brunch spot, make a reservation and if you can’t get in head down the street to Graffiti Lounge – they have great food!
2 Licks- Grab you some Salmon chips if you like capers you will nose definitely love it
It’s happening!!! Things are opening up in Las Vegas and we are ecstatic! This weekend marked the beginning of pool season and our pools our open! Shows and entertainment are back with Life is beautiful slated for September and numerous live shows having audiences. Even the Golden Knights have let in fans for the first time in a year. Here are all the things you can get into right now in Vegas, Oh and March 1 we moved to 50% occupancy everywhere, it’s almost official we are OPEN!
POOLS – Hakkasan (Wet Republic, Liquid), Cosmo Pool, Encore Beach Club – go to my previous post for specifics.
SHOWS – Live Shows can now have 100 guests and/or 50% occupancy
Jabawokees, Carrot Top, brad Garrett comedy club, Thunder down under, Fantasy, MJ Live, Life is Beautiful (Festival)
SPORTS – they are allowing guests
NHL Golden Knights, Aviators (Baseball opens May)
ENJOY!!! Have fun and be safe!
We can’t really call them dayclubs anymore more like day-lounging. Here are the top pools you have to see even in a pandemic. Most dayclubs are Friday – Sunday and are under some capacity restrictions until further notice.
- Stadium Swim (Crica) – the newest kid on the block boasts the biggest and baddest pool around. With gigantic televisions screens on all sides you can’t miss this soon to be favorite spot for all Las Vegas pool goers.
- Wet Republic (MGM) – with no Rehab this year we are calling it a WAP summer with a Wet And Republic Vegas all summer long.
- Boulevard pool (Cosmo) – cosmopolitan rooftop experience that’s been a staple in years past with its dome or no dome depending on the season.. it’s sure to give you the thrills your looking for with a beautiful view of the city. They also have dive in movies.
- Encore Beach Club (Wynn/Encore) – a pool paradise that is a favorite to a who’s who in town. Probably the best location and the easiest to social distance if your into that!
- Daylight (Mandalay Bay) – head to the beginning of the strip to this Lux pool and lounge in style.
- Go Pool (flamingo)- Actually open on Mondays!!! Head to margarita Monday’s from the original mobster casino.
- Citrus Pool (the D) – 2020 gold winner for best hotel pool downtown it’s bright and Instagram worthy.
Break out your quarentini’s Las Vegas is open for Memorial Day weekend. If you thought the beach club wouldn’t survive your wrong; they have pivoted into more of lounges. Safety being the number 1 priority in this new world, new Vegas has virtual menus, masked bikini cocktail waitresses, virtual pool tours if you want to see before you go and limited capacity cabanas. Yes we are sad to see the packed cabanas with people standing on couches but for now you will be limited to 6 guests per cabana. You can no longer walk up to the bar and order, but relax you wanted to stay by the pool anyway. As of now there are no big name DJ’s scheduled as dancing is not encouraged. The distinguished “guest list” may also be extinct as reservations are required and general admission will be an exception rather than a rule. If you have hit up your usual promoter you might find out they have left Vegas for greener pastures, or had a recent career change. Prices range from $400 for a day bed to $2000 for a grand cabana.
Daylight Beach – March 5
EBC Pool- March 5
The Pool Marquee – March 5
Wet Republic – March 5 ($250 daybeds & saltwater pool)
Tao Beach – Closed for renovations
Citrus Pool – TBD
Sahara Pool – TBD
We won’t be putting some of your old favorites on here, just the ones that the experience is fun without leaving you feeling like you need a hot shower to hop into the hotel bed because it was so packed or not socially distant.
1- Sahara – a local favorite it has all the experience of social distance fun! The way the games are spaced leaves you feeling very safe while being one of the few places they don’t have plexiglass around the table games.
2- the Wynn – they have the highest standard of service on the strip hands down! Great shopping and dining, they do a great job at making you feel welcome and good energy. Not only that but it’s the only casino that has paid its employees thru the entire quarantine.
3- Caesar’s – ok so we did put one old favorite on here. Can’t go wrong with one of the originals. But mostly there is a ton of things to do at this casino and it’s gorgeous so that’s why they made the list. You constantly see people wiping down machines, which is a good thing!
4- Vdara – just looking for a cool hotel without having the responsibility or pressure of gambling. Directly in the middle of town location is great! Not packed with a million people (probably because no gambling) and it’s location is great for places to eat and shop.
occupancy has just increased! And we are getting ready for an awesome Memorial Day weekend safely!!!
Finally something positive to say about COVID restrictions, Las Vegas has made it a little easier to enjoy the strip. Firstly Thanks to the people of Las Vegas for getting the COVID rate down enough to make these changes. The governor announced last week that guests will no longer need reservations to visit a restaurant. Also uping the capacity in general from 25% to 35%. Private events have moved from 10 to 50 guests. March 1 private events will be allowed for up to 125 guests. Finally! Not only that but the Golden Knights will be trying to open its games up to fans! That means jobs for Nevada! Things are going on the right direction! Omnia And Wet Republic open in March! No dancing, no more than 6 guests at a table, reservations required, and virtual menus are the changes I have seen. So head on to Vegas for Memorial Day weekend!!! We Are Open! I will have your Las Vegas Memorial Day Guide out this week and don’t forget to visit Letzgitit.com for more Las Vegas Info
Here’s some dopely (if that’s a word) romantic breakfast spots in Vegas that will give you all the Valentine vibes and lots of Instagram worthy photos, which is what us women really want these days anyway.
Eat LV – I snuck this one in because the fooooood is mouth watering! Forget the scenery this little nook is located in downtown Vegas. For tourist – no, not the strip, downtown to us is anything past Fremont. The menu changes daily and no you can’t get what you had that one day, says so on the menu.
Cafe Lola – with beautiful floral decor the place sparkles of Instagram gimmick. They have cool things like house made cotton candy teddy bears and champagne tea brunch’s. Very, very cool events like daddy and daughter princess teas, and grinch high tea for the holidays, they give you two locations to enjoy. They even have a pop up in Macy’s during the holiday.
Mrs coco – a pink paradise! This place is the Ultimate in Instagram Worthy, and beyond beautiful. This is located in Lake Las Vegas which makes it even more spectacular because the peace, the lake, and the calm. Oh and everything tastes amazing with that decor!
Le Cafe Du Val – cute French bistro with two locations in Henderson and Summerlin. The breads and pastries are great! They have mimosas, avocado toast, salmon lox and some decent coffee. Don’t forget pinky out!
Park on Freemont – super whimscal Alice and wonderland theme. The outdoor area is amazing especially in Las Vegas. Doesn’t look like much but it’s a show stopper and the drinks are delish. Head on down the rabbit hole and grab those whimsy vibes.
Catch LV – If your on this planet you have seen a catch IG post. The floral background is a standout on Instagram. This is a dinner spot but you can take the pictures at any time just can’t see the rest of the amazing greenery.
Public House – this is the place that has the tree coming through the tables. It was previously community seating so I am not sure how that is working now but the decor is super sustainable if you get me. Great, great, great coffee! Cozy and a great local spot to eat at.
Lavo – I am local I have to put Lavo on the list. Uhhh not quit sure how this works because I remember dancing on tables and being squished beyond belief by crowds but hey I’m sure they figured it out right? For reservations Letzgitit.com not many promoters left but this one has the direct link.
Don’t forget to make reservations or you won’t get in. We are still at 25% occupancy in Las Vegas and Henderson.
Here are the budget friendly places to go eat for Valentine’s Day in Las Vegas all under $100. Won’t be no $200 dollar date here! Don’t worry these places will make you look like you spent a ton.
Trevi – Italian restaurant, inside of the Forum Shops has a set menu for just $37 a piece. This is probably the number one place for bang for your buck seeing as you get some good scenery inside obeautiful Caesar’s Palace.
Buddy V’s Ristorante – This is the Cake Boss if you didn’t know located inside of the ultra fancy Venetian. He has a set three course menu for $47 and it comes with a glass of Prosecco.
Maggiano’s Little Italy – this one comes with starters, two salads, two entrees, two alcoholic beverages and one dessert for $80 bucks. Totally worth it if you ask me.
Oscars Steakhouse – The Las Vegas Former Mayor and Husband to the mayor of Las Vegas this is his steakhouse inside the plaza. with Main courses of SKUNA BAY SALMON And FILET MIGNON ‘ROSSINI’ with hudson valley foie gras, perigord sauce for just $80.
Botaglia – located inside of Green Valley Ranch the decor transports you to someplace by the water. Surrounded by crisp white shiplap they offer a $65 for two set menu but the big plus here is they also have a stay at home meal. So if you still want to stay home you can definitely eat good at home with this place.
Sugar Factory – If your girl is into pop culture she will love this Diamond Rose Goblet inspired by Lisa Vanderpump. It featuring a Vanderpump Rose, peach schnapps, raspberry vodka, and a splash of lemon-lime soda, garnished with sour watermelon bears, and candy ring pops, all that sugar for just $40 bucks.
Token Vegas Valentine Things To Do:
The Smith Center – is having a “romantic night in” a virtual concerts one with Brian McKnight it’s $30.
Honey Salt – having a Valentine bake and flower shop.
Las Vegas Craft Show – will be holding an in-person craft show.
Gondola Ride – in the Paris hotel go take a trip to the Eiffel Tower and ride the Gondolas through “Italy.”
Maverick Helicopter- helicopter ride… how can you go wrong???!!!!
China Town – head to China town and get an amazing massage experience that can not be matched! Get a reflexology massage with stones. I suggest heading to Groupon if your coins are low, it’s something once you start your not going to want to stop.
High roller – get on the worlds biggest Ferris Wheel and enjoy the Vegas view.
Balloons and Tunes Hot Air Balloon Festival- not exactly in Las Vegas but in Kanab Utah, feb 19 – 21st there will be balloon launching, vendors, bands and a lantern release. Looks fun if you want to take a trip away!