Ryan's Guide to Vegas

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I have seriously always loved Vegas. My grandparents took me to Vegas when I was 7 years old and after that I was hooked. It's truly a great city...entirely man-made and artificial, however that's the best part of Vegas. You really can be whoever you want and experience a wide variety of foods as well as activities and shows. 

We have a lot of listeners coming to Las Vegas for the Photo Booth Expo in March, some returning and others for the very first time. 

HOTELS

Wynn

By far one of the best hotels on the strip, The Wynn represents all things elegant. In the main conservatory you'll see a custom floral installation by Preston Bailey. A moving carousel made entirely out of floral. One of the best free things to visit in Vegas.
 

Venetian/Palazzo

The Venetian/Palazzo Hotels are all suite properties. The Palazzo Hotel standard room is much larger than any other standard room in Las Vegas. This hotel would be less than a five minute UBER ride to the Westgate Hotel and Casino. 


The LINQ

One of the best values on the strip. This hotel has just recently been renovated and in the middle of all the action. You're across the street from Caesar's Palace, Bellagio, and the Flamingo. Situated on the east side of the strip, you're closer to the Westgate Hotel and Casino. While you're here, visit the High Roller, the best view of the strip 550 ft high! 


RESTAURANTS

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SECRET PIZZA

Secret Pizza is arguably one of the best pizza places in all of Las Vegas. It has no sign and not even listed as a restaurant on any of the hotel's directories. Truly a hidden gem, and you'll only find out about it from someone in the know. It's located at the Cosmopolitan Hotel! Go to the restaurant side, if you see a bunch of crystals from the Chandelier bar, you've found it. Go up to the third floor escalators. Whenever you get off the escalators, behind you will be STK. Directly in front of you will be Jaleo. To the immediately left of Jaleo there's a narrow hallway (narrow by Vegas standards), go to the end of the hallway and you'll be rewarded with the best pizza on the Strip!

SW Steakhouse


SW STEAKHOUSE

By far one of the best steakhouses in Vegas, Steve Wynn spares no expense in this very elegant dining room. Primarily a steakhouse, every cut of beef is the very best. If you win a little bit in the casino, its best to splurge here. When you make your reservation, try and make it way ahead of time. Whenever you arrive and you ask to be seated on one of the coveted patio tables, you'll have hit the jackpot. Anything you order off the menu is beyond perfect. Yes you'll spend a pretty penny, but that's alright! YOU'RE IN VEGAS. Every half hour the lagoon turns into a whimsical show that is different than the one before. It's one of the best dining experiences you'll have in your life. 

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STK
 

Yes, it's another steak place, what can I say? Thats where all the good places are. This very modern steakhouse is for the hip and young of Vegas. It's definitely a place to see and be seen. Make your reservation in advance, because tables here go quickly. It can be a very loud place, however the vibe is sure not to disappoint. 

ENTERTAINMENT
 

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LOVE Cirque du Soleil - The Mirage

If you love the Beatles this is the show for you! (even if you don't love the Beatles the visuals are just amazing)! It's a great show that takes you on a journey of their musical style. Amazing aerialists, acrobats, and some of the best dancers in Vegas. Vibrant colors and stunning lighting make this show one of the best in Vegas. PRO TIP- DO NOT get tickets in the upper level 300's, there is an effect that is best appreciate from 100 and 200 levels. 


Le Rȇve - The Wynn 

This theatre was built for this show. It is such a spectacular experience that's more than just a water show. This show has just gone under new choreography renovation, so if you've seen this show before...it's been entirely refreshed and like watching a new show! If you have the cash, spring for the Dream tickets. The most luxurious seats in the house with extended leg room. Dream seating also includes a private HD video monitor with backstage and behind-the-scenes views during the show.

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Seven Magic Mountains

About a 30 minute drive south on I-15 from the Strip, Seven Magic Mountains is a free location to take all the photos you want! Renowned Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone’s colorful large-scale, public artwork Seven Magic Mountains is a two-year exhibition located in the desert outside of Las Vegas, Nevada, featuring seven thirty to thirty-five-foot high dayglow totems comprised of painted, locally-sourced boulders. 

I hope all of this helps! If you have any more questions, ask it in the comments below! 

Ryan Salinas