89119 Travel Guide

/ / / /

LOOKing Into A New Beauty Experience Not Far From The Strip

Where: 6539 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89119
April 14, 2014 at 1:24 PM | by | Comment (1)

The newest addition to the Las Vegas beauty scene isn’t located in a swanky Strip spa, it’s in Town Square, the outdoor mall south of Mandalay Bay. LOOK Style Society touts itself as “the most comprehensive beauty venue in Las Vegas” and it very well may be. When its Medspa opens in the coming months, it will truly be a full-service beauty bar.

Dr. Orna Fisher is a local plastic surgeon who won’t be doing full surgical procedures at LOOK but rather doing fillers and other non-surgical procedures to improve the look and texture of your skin. Located on the second floor of the venue, there will be a private elevator to allow guests privacy as they have their procedures done because nobody wants the world to know they’ve had work done.

The other components of the beauty smorgasbord are already open for business. The beautiful facility makes you feel like you’re at a trendy boutique and not a salon. Fun white leather furniture just begs for selfies to be taken. High fashion art on the walls gives inspiration for makeover looks.

more ›

/ / / /

New Service, Expanded Routes Set To Take Off At McCarran

Where: 5757 Wayne Newton Blvd [map], 89119
February 11, 2014 at 5:29 PM | by | Comment (1)

Getting here to there via McCarran may become a lot easier for you by year's end.

LAS will open a TSA Pre✓ Application Center in Terminal 1 later this month. Travelers who go through the rigorous pre-screening process are allowed to skip the security steps other fliers typically face before boarding, like removing their shoes and taking out their laptops.

more ›

/ / / /

There's A New Way To Rent A Car At McCarran

Where: 220 Warm Springs Road [map], 89119
January 28, 2014 at 1:17 PM | by | Comments (7)

Another new car rental agency has landed at McCarran Airport.

Sixt, one of the biggest car rental companies in the world but known best to Europeans, has now added Las Vegas to its family of more than 4,000 locations worldwide.

more ›

/ / / / / /

There's A New Push To Stop Long-Hauling At McCarran

Where: 5757 Wayne Newton Blvd [map], 89119
January 17, 2014 at 12:27 PM | by | Comments (20)

Most Vegas visitors know to beware the long haul. But, it can still happen to the most seasoned pro. Last summer, we recounted how being preoccupied led us to being long-hauled (when a taxi driver takes the long route to your destination) from McCarran Airport. That July post resonated with so many readers that it became our most commented on article for 2013.

Now, Vegas Inc reports that a new long-hauling crackdown launches today. And, it hinges on the hope that McCarran travelers will see the sign.

more ›

/ / / /

Why Doughnuts Should Be On Your Vegas List

Where: 6605 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89119
January 6, 2014 at 4:48 PM | by | Comments (2)

Every kind of food nowadays is “gourmet,” “handmade” or “artisan.” If a hot dog can be gourmet, there isn’t a type of food that can’t be branded that way. Sometimes being gourmet is just a name, but Pink Box Doughnuts is truly a gourmet doughnut shop in the best way possible.

Pink Box Doughnuts offers 35 varieties on any given day, all made with the freshest ingredients and unique flavor profiles. You'll even find the much sought after cronut! If you’re foodie that looks for random types of gourmet eats, you may be familiar with gourmet doughnuts from Voodoo Doughnuts in Portland, OR. Voodoo Doughnuts may not be where gourmet doughnuts began but it’s where they became popular.

more ›

/ / / / /

GameWorks Won't Be In Play Again Until 2014

Where: 6605 Las Vegas Blvd South [map], 89119
November 1, 2013 at 1:39 PM | by | Comment (1)

If you were hoping to score a bit of extra fun for the holidays with the Vegas return of GameWorks, we've bad news. Yep, another Vegas delay to report. But, this one almost seems as if it were destined to happen.

more ›

/ / / / / / / / / / /

Goodbye, Goretorium... Hello, Sin City Scare Fair

Where: 121 E Sunset Road [map], 89119
October 22, 2013 at 2:04 PM | by | Comment (1)

We’re still scratching our heads over Goretorium’s decision to close up shop just before the Halloween season kicked off. Fortunately, a new player has emerged in the Las Vegas haunted attraction scene to fill the void. At first glance, Sin City Scare Fair sounds a lot like Goretorium. Walk-through haunted attraction? Check. Celebrities from popular TV horror shows? In attendance. Zombie-themed vodka? They’re a sponsor. That’s, however, where the similarities end.

The most important difference between Goretorium and Scare Fair? People don’t leave Scare Fair feeling like they were ripped off. And, with lower ticket prices and more to offer, this new seasonal attraction seems much more likely to succeed. We were invited to attend the Sin City Scare Fair this past weekend to see just what kind of horrors they had in store. A quick glance at their website left us impressed. Two haunted houses, a burial simulator, some type of go-kart race against the dead, a pumpkin patch, and celebrities from both The Walking Dead and American Horror Story. Not bad, not bad, at all.

more ›

/ / / /

No More Airport Check-Ins For MGM Grand

Where: 5757 Wayne Newton Blvd. [map], 89119
October 21, 2013 at 9:14 PM | by | Comments (5)

We've loved it so much that, sometimes, we've booked a room at MGM Grand just to use it. Sadly, however, our days of an easy, breezy, beautiful Covergirl Vegas check in are gone.

Yes, MGM Grand has closed its handy airport check-in desk at McCarran. Our @sammasseur stumbled upon the sad Vegas news today. We're not quite sure when off-site reps handed out their last room key, but we were able to confirm that it's gone for good. We may have to pay someone to stand in line for us in the main lobby now, while we rest on those new benches way over by the gift shop.

If you have something you want to share about Vegas, here's how to fill us in:

more ›

/ / /

New Shuttle Option Lands At McCarran

Where: 5757 Wayne Newton Blvd. [map], 89119
September 27, 2013 at 9:28 PM | by | Comments (10)

If you've been wishing for a new way to get from McCarran Airport to your hotel, it's now waiting for you (close to) curbside.

SuperShuttle has locations all over the US as well as in France and Mexico but, until recently, Las Vegas wasn't one of them. That changed earlier this month when McCarran execs officially welcomed the shuttle service to the family.

SuperShuttle suggests advance reservations so they can group you together with others headed in your general area with minimal fuss. You can make them by phone (800-BLUE-VAN), web, or via their Android or iPhone apps. Right now, SuperShuttle currently facilitates runs to The Strip and downtown. (Although, from playing around on the site, other areas seem to be available, too.)

more ›

/ / / / / /

Bali Hai Golf is Low(er) on Price, High on Convenience

Where: 5160 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89119
August 16, 2013 at 4:02 PM | by | Comment (1)

“An escalator can never break: it can only become stairs. You should never see an Escalator Temporarily Out Of Order sign, just Escalator Temporarily Stairs. Sorry for the convenience.” -- Mitch Hedberg

Ours is a society fixated on the innovations and concepts aimed at making life more convenient. We order room service instead of dining out, text instead of call, hail a taxi rather than walk. Our time — especially while on vacation — is a precious commodity. We want to achieve certain goals and we want to do so while burning as little clock as possible.

more ›

/ / / / /

McFadden's Splashes Back Onto Vegas Bar Scene

Where: 6593 Las Vegas Blvd South, Suite 222 [map], 89119
July 31, 2013 at 4:14 PM | by | Comments (0)

When McFadden’s -- the popular Irish bar once located inside the Rio -- abruptly shut its doors in December 2011, we hinted that it might come back sometime in the future at a different location. That time has come. McFadden's recently reopened inside the former Ranch House and Cadillac Ranch space at Town Square. (That's the outdoor mall on Las Vegas Boulevard just down the street from the Welcome to Las Vegas sign.)

VegasChatter was invited to attend the grand opening party and, since turning down free drinks goes against all laws of Internet journalism, this writer happily accepted. Once I got there, I were less enthusiastic. In a time when casinos are dropping themes, it seems that our bars are embracing them. In Town Square alone you have McFadden's (Irish), Stoney’s (Cowboy), and Blue Martini (Drunk Cougar). I hail from Chicago and have logged thousands of hours inside Irish bars. McFadden's may be Irish in name and by tap list, but the familiarity ends there. This is not an Irish bar.

more ›

/ / /

How To Raise A Glass (Or More) To National Tequila Day

Where: 3900 South Las Vegas Blvd [map], 89119
July 22, 2013 at 7:22 PM | by | Comments (0)

Ah, tequila. The cause of — and solution to — many of life's problems. Liberator of both inhibitions and affectations, purveyor of wild nights, catalyst for a next morning hangover for which no remedy has yet been devised. There are exactly two responses capable of being elicited from the mere mention of Mexico's most popular libation: Blood-curdling fear and unbridled enthusiasm.

Tequila has been simplifying (complicating?) our lives since the 16th century and will be honored nationwide this Wednesday, July 24, or what is now known as National Tequila Day. In honor of the latest mid-week excuse to shun responsibility and embrace our true human nature, we recently sat down for a two-hour crash course on Wednesday's liquor of choice with Gaston Martinez, a Las Vegas resident who serves as the West Coast Ambassador for Milagro Tequila.

more ›