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Our daily look at deals and getaways
Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 2:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Vegas New: SLS Debut, Neon Nights, Offbeat Sweets

Vegas New: SLS Debut, Neon Nights, Offbeat Sweets

The art-luxe property opens on Labor Day; reservations are now open. Read »

Saturday, Apr 5, 2014 at 9:40 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sin City's Star Sips: UNLVino

Sin City's Star Sips: UNLVino

The mega Vegas wine event marks its 40th year. Read »

Saturday, Mar 15, 2014 at 2:25 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Vegas Exhibit: Da Vinci at the Venetian

Vegas Exhibit: Da Vinci at the Venetian

An ode to the master debuts in all of its art-nice, science-wonder glory. Read »

Thursday, Feb 27, 2014 at 1:42 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sin Swanky: Vegas Welcomes The Cromwell

Sin Swanky: Vegas Welcomes The Cromwell

The Strip's "first stand-alone boutique hotel" will soon bow. Read »

Saturday, Jan 18, 2014 at 8:07 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Vegas Beauty: A Flowery Chinese New Year

Vegas Beauty: A Flowery Chinese New Year

The horse is the powerful theme at the Bellagio Conservatory & Botantical Gardens. Read »

Sunday, Dec 22, 2013 at 12:57 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Next Year's Holiday Card: Vegas Neon at Night

Next Year's Holiday Card: Vegas Neon at Night

The Neon Museum opens up to evening shutterbugs on the day after New Year's. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 4, 2013 at 5:04 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Santas, Penguins, and Neon: Las Vegas Holiday

Santas, Penguins, and Neon: Las Vegas Holiday

The thousands-strong Santa Run is just the start of Sin City's big season. Read »

Saturday, Nov 23, 2013 at 3:44 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Avengers Take Sin City

The Avengers Take Sin City

A "fully immersive Marvel 4D theater" debuts at Madame Tussauds. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013 at 1:20 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Meet Sin City's Newest Star: A Rare White Truffle

Meet Sin City's Newest Star: A Rare White Truffle

The near-two-pounder will be served at Ferraro's Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013 at 1:23 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Vegas VaVoom: Elvis, Your Wedding, Burgers, and Bally's

Vegas VaVoom: Elvis, Your Wedding, Burgers, and Bally's

Planning on Sin City nuptials soon? There's a colorful contest on. Read »

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Travel Kit

GET A ROOM

Hotel deals around the Golden State that don't nab all your gold.

ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS

Giant drive-through donuts? We got your giant drive-through donuts right here.

SPOTLIGHT SAN DIEGO

Attractions, eateries and secret spots that we won't tell the tourists about.

LA GETAWAY

Unique hotels, ethnic festivals -- yes, there are reasons to drive north.

WAKE UP IN VEGAS

Pools and glow-in-the-dark margaritas and dice and nice suites. Oh yeah. You're going.

LOAD THE CAR SEAT

When you have to/want to take the kids along.

Authors
Alysia Gray Painter Alysia Gray Painter has served as the West Coast Managing Editor for AOL CityGuide, as well as the Los Angeles editor; she has also written for Bark magazine, McSweeney's, Modern Humorist, and PBS programs and publications.
Becky Stickney Becky Stickney is an editor for NBCSanDiego.com and has been a San Diego resident for more than 12 years. She's a mom who loves to travel around the Southwest, looking for interesting places to visit and photograph.
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