Hot Spots in Vegas for 2013

"It's something that will never be finished. Something that I can keep developing...and adding to."—Walt Disney 

Las Vegas is just like Disneyland. It will never be completed either - the constantly evolving city is what makes the appeal of Las Vegas so exciting!  With it's ever changing culture of chef-run restaurants, hotel updates, and world class entertainment, Vegas happily reinvents itself on a continuous basis.

So let's check out the Hot Spots in Vegas for 2013!  

Tropicana Las Vegas

Well, it's not just the Tropicana anymore, this property has officially been rebranded as the Tropicana Las Vegas - A DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel.  For guests, this means they'll have the chance to redeem/earn Hilton HHonors points (and airline miles) and to enjoy resort amenities like luxurious 300-thread count bed linens, spacious poolside lounge area, and pampering treatments at Glow, a Mandara Spa.  Nightly rates from $49.


Having just completed a $40 million refurbishment of all it's 928 guest rooms and suites, the Bellagio is also showcasing more than 50 works of art by Andy Warhol at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, now through October 27, 2013.  Nightly rates from USD $149.

Vegas, Gordon Ramsay Style

Award-winning British Chef Gordon Ramsay has opened no less than 3 Vegas restaurants in the last year where you'll find genuine UK bar food at Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill in Caesars Palace; American fare at Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas; and gourmet cuisine Gordon Ramsay BurGR at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

The Palms Casino Resort

With nightly rates from only $79, the Palms Casino Resort just completed a $50 million renovation of all it's guest rooms and suites.  They're sporting a new sports bar (pardon the pun) called Heraea; XISHI, a new Asian restaurant; and a revamped Cantor Gaming race & sports book center plus a new TONIC sports bar.

Mob Museum

There's no doubt that the history of Vegas deeply involved unscrupulous mob activity.  In order for Sin City to embrace it's true inner self, the National Museum of Organized Crime & Law Enforcement - better known as the Mob Museum - opened in 2012.  This already popular interactive attraction includes photographs, weapons (eek!!), and a new exhibit for 2013, entitled Fabulous Downtown, showcasing Las Vegas from the 1950s.  Adults USD $19.95, $13.95 for children ages 5-17.


Another award winning chef, Michel Richard, has opened a new dining venture called Central at Caesars Palace.  This casual 24-hour restaurant offers traditional American dishes with a French twist.

Nobu Hotel, Restaurant & Lounge

How about an 181-room luxury boutique hotel within a hotel?  Only in Vegas!  Opening February 2013, the Nobu Hotel, Restaurant & Lounge is located within Caesars Palace Las Vegas.  A stay at the Nobu Hotel comes with extras including complimentary valet and complimentary access to both PURE Nightclub and Qua Fitness Center.  Rates from USD $249.

Neon Lights at the Fremont Street Experience

Showcasing another icon in Las Vegas history, a fabulous collection of neon signs dating back to the 1930s are on display in three venues at the Fremont Street Experience: Las Vegas Signs Project, Downtown Gallery, and the Neon Boneyard.  Admission $18.

Project LINQ

As Vegas is also known for its fabulous shopping, Caesars Entertainment is opening the LINQ, a new retail dining/shopping/entertainment complex on the Strip in the fall of 2013.  LINQ will also be home to the High Roller, the tallest observation wheel in the world at 550 feet (150 meters).  Rates are scheduled to be approximately $25 for a 30-minute ride.


Set to be part of the Fremont Street Experience, SlotZilla is a slot machine-themed zip line that will transport riders along a series of cables while reaching speeds up to 35 mph (56 km).  

For more information, visit Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority and be sure to read Vintage Las Vegas, Rat Pack Style!

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Tropicana Las Vegas
The Palms Casino Resort
Nobu Hotel, Restaurant & Lounge
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