Welcome to LasVegas360.com

July 3, 2011
Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Nevada Sign

Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign -photo taken: 2011. photo by: LasVegas360.com

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to walk down the world famous Las Vegas Strip? Now is your chance to take a virtual stroll down Las Vegas Boulevard, one of the most exciting streets in the world. Start at the famous Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign and continue down the entire length of the Strip with complete 360 degree panoramic views. Be sure to stop at some of the newest and best hotels in Las Vegas including Bellagio, Wynn, Encore, Paris, Mandalay Bay and The Venetian. if you like gambling, try your luck at the various gambling establishments across the valley. From the video poker machines in the local 7-11’s to the High Roller tables at Caesars Palace. Smaller places have all slots casino catering to the slot machine crowds. There are local joints, like my favorite PT’s Pub to the glamorous Bellagio, Paris and Wynn, Resorts, there is something for everyone. At Las Vegas, casinos provide limitless entertainment with Vegas slots and games. A new trend is bringing Las Vegas to casinos online such as Royal Vegas which are now offering world-class games straight from Vegas as explained on casino canuck’s guide to royal Vegas and NZ online pokies royal Vegas impression

Continue to the downtown area of Las Vegas, and don’t miss our 360 degree tour of Fremont Street. This street was where it all began, from a small railroad stop at the turn of the century to one of the brightest streets in the world. Fremont street was one of the best places to cruise in a convertible car for decades but now the street has been closed off to traffic and it is a pedestrian paradise lined with kiosks, souvenir shops and of course plenty of casinos. Up above an arched steel canopy lights up the night sky with an animated, electronic show that spans the entire four blocks of Fremont Street. Further down Fremont Street is the newly developing non-gaming sector of  “Fremont East District” lined with Bars, Coffee shops and places to eat, including newly opened Container Park.

Want to see Harrah’s, Caesar’s and all the famous casinos? Then take a virtual stroll down Boulevard South.

Las Vegas Strip Virtual 360° Las Vegas Strip Tour: Part I (Welcome Sign – Bellagio)

Virtual 360° Las Vegas Strip Tour: Part II (Caesar’s – Treasure Island) 

Virtual 360° Las Vegas  Strip Tour: Part III (Fashion Show Mall – Stratosphere)

Downtown Virtual 360° Downtown Las Vegas Tour here

Mount Charleston / Lee Canyon Virtual 360° Lee Canyon Tour

Google Map of the Strip with VR Photos

Las Vegas History

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If you want to see what there is to do away from the casinos and bright lights take a panoramic peek at recreational areas like Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Mt. Charleston and the quaint little town of Boulder City, the only town in the state where gambling remains illegal.  Las Vegas has something for everyone, shopping, food, entertainment, recreation at Lake Mead, Red Rock Canyon, and to get away from the heat, Mount Charleston offers hiking, camping, picnicking. There truly is something for everyone in Las Vegas from the glitz and glamor to the serene beauty of the Spring Mountains.

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Stardust International Raceway in Spring Valley, Nevada

June 24, 2017
Stardust International Raceway

Stardust International Raceway

In the 60s, racing circuits popped up all over the United States to fill the high demand for racing entertainment. Before long, more tracks could be built than sustained by the industry many closed the gates and fell into neglect, later being developed into shopping centers and housing developments.

Stardust International Raceway

Stardust International Raceway

The Stardust International Raceway was opened in 1965 in the Spring Valley of Las Vegas, Nevada. The facility included a 3-mile, 13-turn road course and a quarter-mile drag strip. Owned by the Stardust Hotel and Casino, the track was built to attract high rollers to the hotel. When the hotel was sold in 1969, the track was abandoned with drag racing events finally ceasing in 1970. Later, the land was bought by Pardee Homes and the Spring Valley community was built in the track’s place. The area is now know as Spring Valley and with the old track boarding Tropicana Avenue, Rainbow Blvd and Flamingo Road.

Topo map of Spring Valley

1970’s Topo map of Spring Valley showing parts of the Racetrack

Stardust hosted Can-Am races from 1966 through 1968 with John Surtees winning the first two and Denny Hulme taking the last. A Trans-Am race was held in 1967, won by Mark Donohue.

Stardust International Raceway

Stardust International Raceway

Stardust International Raceway

Stardust International Raceway

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Where to Meet People in Las Vegas That Aren’t Obvious

June 22, 2017
The Peppermill on Las Vegas Blvd.

The Peppermill on Las Vegas Blvd.

Most people think of Las Vegas and all of the debauchery that goes down in what they refer to as “Sin City.”  Sure, there is no shortage of bars, strip clubs, and casinos of all sorts that allow people to find other inebriated souls who are looking for a good time.

But what about the people who are into relationships and meeting people that aren’t just casual encounters?  Where can you meet real people and strike up meaningful conversation that may lead to more?  Does that actually happen in Las Vegas?

According to this article, it does.   Reading that article prompted an Internet search to see just what the locals and experts do to accomplish the goal of having a social life that isn’t just about partying.  Today we’ll break down the places that aren’t obvious to the general public in order to shed a positive light on the Las Vegas dating and social scene.

Here are Five Places You Probably Didn’t Think Of

#5:  Bond Bar
Located in the Cosmopolitan, this may seem quite commercial and like a tourist trap.  However, you’ll meet all types of people in this sheik lounge featuring go-go dancers (obviously locals), good looking bartenders and cocktail waitresses,  and vibrant music.  Located by the entrance off Las Vegas BLVD, you can easily access this bar.

#4:  Chandelier Bar
As long as you are here in the Cosmo, check out this local favorite that also attracts a lot of tourism.  Gorgeous women line this establishment for it’s décor and classy atmosphere.  Drinks are eclectic, just like the atmosphere.

#3:  The Pepper Mill
Think Denny’s with a vibrant crowd after hours.  There are men, women, old people, and young bucks alike, all gathering their thoughts or re-grouping after a long night on the strip, or some of them perhaps just starting out their day.  Sit by the fire on the left hand side,  and allow the people watching to carry your experience.  You’ll meet many locals here, especially service industry people who just got off of work who are looking to wind down.  Strippers love it, so why wouldn’t you?

#2:  Minus 5 Ice Bar at Mandalay Bay
Ice bars don’t usually lend themselves to being singles scenes, but let’s think about how adventurous people are who frequent them.  Not to mention, the ease of opening up a conversation with something basic like “are you cold?”

#1:  B Bar at Wynn Casino
This bar has eclectic cocktails and a serious crowd due to the size of the casino and location right at the entrance to the gaming floor.  Many people come through for a quick drink, which can lead to many interesting situations.  The best time is after midnight.

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On This Date: June 21, 1996 The Monte Carlo Opened on the Las Vegas Strip

June 21, 2017
Monte Carlo Resort

Monte Carlo Resort and Casino fire broke out on January 25, 2008

The Monte Carlo opened on June 21, 1996 and is a megaresort hotel and casino on the Famous Las Vegas Strip. The hotel has a  102,000-square-foot casino floor with 1,400 slot machines, 60 table games, and 15 poker tables. It is owned and operated by MGM Resorts International. The hotel offers 2,992 guest rooms, including 259 luxury suites.

Recently added is the new T-mobile Arena (650,000 square feet up to 20,000 seats) and The Park occupying space between the Monte Carlo and the New-York New-York Hotel.

MGM said it will redesign the Monte Carlo to create two hotels. The Park MGM hotel will have 2,700 rooms and incorporate some of the Monte Carlo’s European design influences.

The other hotel will be known as The NoMad Las Vegas, which will occupy the top three floors of the existing hotel tower.

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Summer Vacation in Las Vegas

June 20, 2017
Las Vegas Sign

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The warm weather is here, and so are holidays, so if Las Vegas is on your mind for the summer then you might want to check out the places we have brought together so that your visit to this thrilling city is as varied and as exciting as it should be.

Take, for instance, the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino. The first thing that might come to your mind is the World Series of Poker, which is celebrated here and will be taking place until July 17 if you happen to drop by Las Vegas around that time. However, the reason why we include it as part of an idyllic summer getaway full of surprises is because behind the doors of this hotel hides one of the best-kept secrets of the city: The Rio Wine Cellar and Tasting Room. Here, you will find a unique collection of wines to taste in a relaxing and secluded atmosphere as you take a break from the exciting energy of America’s Playground. The collection of wines at this cellar is so exclusive that altogether they add up to 10 million dollars. Not many know about this charming spot, where you can even find – not drink- a bottle of Portuguese wine from Jefferson’s private reserve.

Next on our list is the Neon Museum. At this singular spot you will be able to contemplate some of the most emblematic neon signs that turned this city into that of the lights. All of these neon relics come with a story that will guide you through the history of Las Vegas and times past. This museum, which works as a non-profit organization, has taken on the very important task of preserving this artistic heritage and the best option is to book a tour when visiting it.

During your trip, you should also make sure that one night you go to see the Bellagio Fountains, which have close to 1,214 spritzers that turn this watery enclave into a true spectacle. Although you can choose to avoid casinos by playing with the best online poker bonuses without the need to even set a foot in Las Vegas, let’s not forget that if you’re there, you must visit at least one room to understand the magic of these venues. And the reason why we say this is because the Bellagio is just the perfect choice, so following the cascading show you might want to step into this legendary casino, where you are also likely to run into more than one famous card player.

Once you’re done at the tables, don’t forget to try some of the best-grilled meat in the country. Las Vegas is famous for its steakhouses, and you can choose from a long list that includes Bazaar Meat by José Andrés, located right on The Strip, to Delmonico Steakhouse, Cut, Craftsteak or Prime. But if you want to try other things, remember that Vegas is also great for foodies as its gourmet offer has grown over the years to suit every palate.

Finally, on a warm day during your visit, you might find it refreshing to escape from the urban context and the best place to go to is the emblematic Hoover Dam, where you can enjoy the fantastic views from the bridge or a boat. Either way, make sure that you read about this monumental architectural and engineering landmark that is part of the US history.

So if this summer your plans take you the most famous city of Nevada, make sure to follow our tips to make the best of your trip to this memorable spot that is not all about casinos and resorts, but also wine, art and architecture.

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On This Date: June 20, 2017 The Hottest Temperature Recorded in Las Vegas 117° F

Las Vegas Strip

Las Vegas Strip as seen from Henderson – click to view high-res

June 20, 2017, marks the official hottest temperature recorded in Las Vegas at McCarran International Airport was 117 degrees Fahrenheit. Official records date back to 1937 and this was the forth time that Las Vegas has reached this sizzling temperature along with

July 24, 1942
July 19, 2005
June 30, 2013
June 20, 2017

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