The Pass Casino a New Henderson (Las Vegas) Casino

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!

Spring Preserves Re-Opens: a Las Vegas Treasure

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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!

Las Vegas Re-Opening: What you can do now

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!

Las Vegas Day Pools – Memorial Day Weekend

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.

Opening Dates:

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

Top 4 Casinos/Hotels to Visit and feel Safe at in Las Vegas

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!!!

Lee Canyon brining snow fun to Las Vegas

Most people don’t know that just an hour and 30 minutes away from Las Vegas there’s a small ski resort that will give u all the winter feels from the safety of 60 degree heat. Lee Canyon is an amazing little spot to get ur winter on. Here’s some travel tips to help you make the most of your trip!

I’m on the right with the black overalls from Dicks.

WHAT TO DO: First thing is book parking in advance. You can buy tickets at the ticket counter for everything else. Rental equipment is $49. Lift tickets which everyone will need if you get on the lift is $79. If you have never been skiing or snowboarding I would suggest getting lessons, they are $79 for up to four people. Totally worth it. I love Aaron but I’m sure all the other teachers are great. Tips are appreciated for them!

SAVE MONEY TIP: if you can’t tell it’s a little expensive. I know it’s a pandemic and a lot of us need free options, so here ya go. There is a small park just before you reach the canyon. You can bring chairs and inflatable tubes and set up shop. Bring your dog, some snacks and just hang.

FOOD & DRINK : They have a cafe and restaurant that are decent however my favorite spot was the second floor bar and not just because it was the only place you could get an actual alcoholic mixed drink not in a can. You can actually watch people ski down the slope from the bar. Amazing view and indoors. The food well. Don’t expect gourmet but it’s good.

WHAT TO WEAR: if you have never been just so you know you will get wet! Here’s what to wear to stay warm and dry. Wool socks is a must, if you don’t have them just double up. Snow pants, you can get black overalls at Dicks for just $35 bucks, as seen in the picture above. If you want to use what you have anything that is water proof will work. Make sure to put tights underneath yoga tights work great! A hoodie and a light jacket will work also. Gloves is a must! Remember you can strip off clothes but you can not go back home and bring more clothes.
PRO TIP: Perfect trip to bring that Fanny pack you never used for Id, money, sanitizer, and etc.

It’s a great escape from the crazy Las Vegas streets. If you go let me know what you thought!

5 Eats Near Vegas that Make you Say YUM

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As some of my favorite dining spots try to figure out how to survive, I have noticed some newbies in town that have made me pretty Happy. Since my favorite foodie places are bakeries and lunch spots, heres a few that will make you a foodie fan. Most are located in Henderson and Summerlin; I can only vouch for Henderson locations if your a local count on making these some staples in your everyday life; if your a tourist give them a try and help out our local community.

Hella Bakery – This is a Greek restaurant and although it says its a bakery, the best meal is Lunch. They have Lamb Chops, Meditarranean Kabobs and Gyros. The food is fresh and flavorfull; the environment is charming. The owner is usually around and he loves to talk so don’t be afraid to go chit chat with him.

Vegas Wine & Cheese – Ok so its not a restaurant. However, if your a Charcuterie fan or just love cheese like I do this is the place to go. They make custom Charcuteries starting at $35 for two people and $50 dollar option for 4 – 6 guests. They can do as much or as little as you want. I highly recommend the Fontina Meat and they have a goat Brie that is AMAZING!!! Kinda expensive think luxury.

The Butchers Block – In the same complex as Vegas Wine & Cheese there is this great butcher, that also has a location in the Summerlin area. If you want some fresh salmon, or a nice sized lobster, this is the place. Take home a burger for the night, they definitely got you with the “Best Burger” in town.

Harvest Bread Company – If you have never been here, you probably dont live in or just moved to Vegas. Fresh baked bread daily, and not just white or wheat. This is actually my favorite place during Halloween the Pumkin Bread is beyond! Try it out!

Bourbon & Biscuits – Do you like barbecue? Well this is a bbq place with smoked meats. Now it is kinda expensive but its delicious. I cant vouch for it all nor the sides but the chicken is finger licking and the ribs are fall off the bone.

Pit Stop – If your up for a drive close to Boulder City is the best little burger place outside of the city. They also have an amazing Turkey Burger and this restaurant has been here for more than 15 years. Try the sauteed mushrooms with it.

Gabi Coffee & Bakery – This is the Hidden Cafe if you have ever heard of it. A heavy anachronistic wooden door and an open sign shows you the way. You will love the ambience as its set up with an atrium feel. The coffees and boboa teas are so pretty.

Sapparo Sushi – I only like this because of the rotating sushi. If your looking for a cool place to bring a date, its interactive and the sushi is fresh.

Mrs. Coco’s – Head down to Lake Las Vegas and jump into a different world. A pink palace with flowers and beautiful decor. A great place for a Galentine party or Bachelorette, maybe take your daughters. They have wonderful coffees and lattes, just enjoy the view.

If you cant tell I love bakeries and lunch spots! Enjoy.. and please let me know what you think.

New Years Eve in Vegas..How’s that work?

Things are quit different in Sin City these days and the same will be for New Years Eve. The days of the streets being filled with party animals and confetti are over. Here are some things you can do

Tip 1: TAO/MARQUEE/LAVO – I hesitate to write this because I try to be budget friendly, but it is an option if you are looking for that old Sin City feeling. Bottle Service starts for $2,000 Dollars. Unfortunatly you can only have 4/6 people at your table and you cant co-mingle with tables, and no dance floor.

Tip 2: Kiss Off 2020 (at Home) – Vegas will be having a virtual ceremony where a 2020 sign will be blown up (Thankfully right!). Check out the local news for more info! There will be a live stream set up. LVCVA Website has information.

Tip 3: Area 15 is having Illuminate 2021 which will be “out of this world.” It is a great way to get out and have some socially distant fun! Must buy Tickets to attend the event

Tip 4: Giada’s Restaurant in the Cromwell – they have Golden Osetra caviar. I mean that is just fabulous to do on NYE! Wagyu is also on the menu for the night. Id give it $$$ out of $$$$$ so it wont burst your pockets.

Tip 5: Freemont Street costs $25 to get a wristband to get into Freemont and party, if your not scared to get the virus head there for fireworks. There wont be any live music however.

If you want to know the newest COVID Restrictions please see my other Blog Posts.

Exploring Vegas

Hot Springs: Alkali Hot Springs is the closest but there are a ton to choose from. Some are hard to get to but this one is relatively easy and relaxing.

Boulder Beach: On the coast of Lake Mead, a man made beach great for most of the year! You can take your dog to a portion of the park; grill, camp and rent accommodations. Be prepared to back your car up into a rocky beach. You can also rent boats/jet ski’s, grab something to eat and drink at the restaurant.

Lake Las Vegas: Beautiful sights along the man made lake. Outdoor dining, light shopping along with lake activities like kayaking and paddle boating. There is a Hilton and Westin with decent restaurants inside.

Mission Hills Trail: Almost into Boulder City there is a trail called mission hills trail that you can walk, bring your animals, park in the parking lot and head on your way. Lots of traffic at this spot great place to meet up with a group.

Boulder City: Historic Boulder City is a must. The Pit Stop has the ultimate burger for any traveler, I suggest getting the turkey burger with sautéed mushrooms and fries. If your into breakfast you can go to the Tea Cup – a restaurant featured on the Food Networks Diners Drive-ins and Dives. Do some antiquing and then head back home.

Bars & Restaurants

Golden Tiki: Dive bar, but awesome drinks and a good atmosphere. Very different from the strip.

American Italian Club: Such a great atmosphere for dinner. You should dress up when going here. its the perfect old school place to have a wonderful dinner.

Gamers Paradise: This is actually a store, with old video games in it. Its really fun to look into the past if you get a chance might as well.

Hugos Cellar: Wonderful and expensive. Worth it if you hit a casino for an extra $200.