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10 Things We Are Thankful for in Vegas

Last updated: March 22, 2017 at 5:29 pm. Posted by in Las Vegas Hotels, Las Vegas Shows, Things to Do in Las Vegas. Comments Off on 10 Things We Are Thankful for in Vegas.

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we wanted to take a moment and share 10 reasons why we’re so thankful for fabulous Las Vegas. The city has a lot to offer, and it’s no wonder why it’s such a world-famous travel destination. After our list, you’ll want to dust off your suitcase and join in all the fun.

Flavorful selections

Ian Ziering Debuts In Chippendales At The Rio All-Suite Hotel And Casino in Las Vegas

Mmm mmm. And we’re not talking about roasted turkey or honey ham, either. If you haven’t had the pleasure of seeing Chippendales at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino yet, now’s the time to plan a gals’ night out. This hot Las Vegas show also features celebrity hosts. Past guest stars have included Antonio Sábato Jr., Tyson Beckford and Ian Ziering (a.k.a. Steve Sanders), to name a few. But don’t forget about X Burlesque at Flamingo or X Rocks at the Rio — These girls are smokin’ hot, wowing us with their stunning costumes and sensual dance numbers. Plus both have been named Best of Las Vegas.

Las Vegas Buffets

Las Vegas Buffet as Caesars Palace - Bacchanal Buffet

OK, now we’re talking about food. We’re thankful for all the buffets Vegas has to offer. Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace will never, ever disappoint. The buffet offers 500 dishes served fresh daily in almost every cuisine imaginable. Harrah’s Flavors buffet is another fun bet too. How many buffets do you know that have a fresh cotton candy stand? Forget the carnival!

Eye candy


Nope — not that eye candy. We’ve already talked about Chippendales and X Burlesque. This one goes out to all the over-the-top features that make the Las Vegas Strip so gorgeous. The 550-foot-tall High Roller wheel, the 46-story Eiffel Tower replica and both Flamingo Las Vegas and Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino’s bright neon marquees are just a few that make the Strip light up the night.

The Entertainment Capital of the World

Britney Spears Piece of Me at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas

Vegas is called this for a reason. Billboard Magazine even named Caesars Entertainment the third largest entertainment promoter in the nation. Planet Hollywood has resident superstars like Britney Spears, Lionel Richie, Jennifer Lopez and larger-than-life pop stars Backstreet Boys starting in March. The big-name list continues at Caesars Palace, where you can enjoy live performances by legends like Celine Dion, Elton John, Mariah Carey, Reba, Brooks & Dunn or Rod Stewart.

Celebrity-owned restaurants

Las Vegas Celebrity Chefs featuring Gordon Ramsay

Hmm… Guy Fieri or Guy Savoy? Giada or Gordon Ramsay? Who says you have to choose? You can hit up all of these celebrity chef-owned destinations in one Vegas weekend. Gordon Ramsay has four Las Vegas restaurants  – a steakhouse at Paris Las Vegas, a burger spot inside Planet Hollywood, a fish & chips joint at The LINQ Promenade and a pub and grill at Caesars Palace. Ready to stuff your face where you’ll be guaranteed a massive food hangover? That’s exactly what Guy Fieri’s restaurants El Burro Borracho at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino and Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen and Bar at The LINQ Hotel & Casino will do. (Have you seen the Trash Can Nachos at El Burro Borracho yet? Craziness!)

Check out our celebrity dining page to learn more about other famed chefs like Giada, Bobby Flay, Nobu Matsuhisa and more.

Lady Luck

Qui Nguyen has won the 2016 Main Event for $8,005,310 and the bracelet.

Qui Nguyen has won the 2016 Main Event for $8,005,310 and the bracelet.

Want to be a millionaire? Join the club. We’re thankful in Vegas that we could have that fairy-tale ending. And you just might hit the jackpot. Or if you play your cards right, you can win big by playing poker. Earlier this month, James O. won $1 million dollars playing 3 Card Poker at O’Sheas. And we’re proud to announce Las Vegas resident Qui Nguyen placed first in this year’s World Series of Poker Main Event, raking in a whopping total of $8,005,310. Way to put Vegas on the map!

Hotel deals

Forget the long lines and chaos of Black Friday. We’re all about the Cyber Monday sales. If you’re planning a Vegas trip, make sure to check our site for Cyber Monday Las Vegas hotel deals on Monday, Nov.28. Save on your room and you can spend more money on everything we just talked about — poker tables, headlining acts and celebrity restaurants.

Designer cocktails

Las Vegas Happy Hour on the Strip

At least that’s what we like to call them. We can’t get over all the tasty drinks in Vegas. We’re thankful for the bars on the Strip, along with Caesars Palace’s newest one, Alto Bar. The bar includes fun drinks like the Crown of the Gods, made with blood orange liquor and lime. Bound at The Cromwell offers a Breakfast Martini, which includes the finest orange marmalade and Bunny Bubbles, champagne with raspberry and pomegranate. We’re also thankful we can create our own cocktails during the High Roller’s Happy Half Hour, where you’ll sip on drinks in a cabin while admiring dashing views of the Strip.

Something for everyone

Caesars Palace Forum Shops for holiday shopping

We’re so thankful for all the many things to do in Vegas. Whether you’re a gambler, foodie or show lover (or all of the above), there’s always something on the itinerary. Shoppers can enjoy The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino and Grand Bazaar Shops at Bally’s Las Vegas. Looking to unwind after a crazy weekend? Look no further than Qua Baths & Spa at Caesars Palace. With winter right around the corner, the Arctic ice room is perfect. Snowfall isn’t always guaranteed in Vegas, but you can enjoy this refreshing retreat after your Roman bathing experience.


Last and most certainly not least, we want give a special shout out to you. Yes, we love you. Vegas wouldn’t be complete without all your fun stories, adventures and experiences. (Just avoid the temptation of jumping into the Caesars Palace fountains — not a good look!) Some of the craziest, and not to mention, most romantic stories come from Vegas. And we have you to thank for that.

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I live for a crazy Vegas adventure, but not in ways you may think. Sure, our nightlife scene is all fun and dandy, but I love hitting up all the city's vegan spots, having staycations and catching shows by my favorite musical acts. Since I've ditched rainy Seattle 20+ years ago, I graduated from UNLV and covered Las Vegas hotel and entertainment articles for, the LA Times, Frommer's and our very own Total Vegas Blog. When I'm not writing, you'll find me hanging with my two girls, along with our shih-tzu and tiger cat.

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