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What Las Vegas homeowners need to know about installing solar panels in their homes

A home solar electric system may seem a bit daunting for many homeowners due to its upfront cost, but the tax incentives and long-term power savings it offers more than offsets the investment after a fair amount of time. In the larger scheme of things, the decrease in a household's carbon footprint becomes a significant contribution to help the planet's problem with climate change. An Ideal City for Solar Panels Since the Las Vegas weather allows residents to enjoy sunlight at an average of 300 days per year, the solar panels' photovoltaic (PV) cells, the special batteries that harness sunlight and transform it into

First Friday Las Vegas: The artsy side of the city

Every first Friday of the month, gallery lamps and artsy music dominate the Las Vegas Arts District, the home of the monthly arts event First Friday Las Vegas. A Vegas tradition now running for more than a decade, First Friday helps integrate local artists and their works with the community. It generally caters to people of all ages and admission is free. This underrated arts and culture gathering situated in between the Strip and the Downtown area is popular to local artists and art patrons — but it actually deserves more mileage from Las Vegas tourists and the larger Vegas population

Spa indulgence at Sahra Spa and Hammam Las Vegas

Sahra Spa and Hammam, the 43,000-square-foot tranquil oasis at The Cosmopolitan, exudes a certain form of oneness with Las Vegas' natural beauty. This premier Turkish-style spa destination draws inspiration from the elements of the region's surrounding canyons and desert lands. Mood and Atmosphere From the reception area, a long earthy entryway filled with 420 tons of sandstone lining mimics the beauty of the Red Rock Canyon in a small indoor scale. Glimpses of silver around the sophisticated facility showcases the naturally occurring precious metal and mineral deposits Nevada is known for. The sound of bubbling water running through artesian wells echo a

The D Las Vegas: A bride-to-be’s destination

Girls looking for a memorable evening of drinks, dares, and debauchery to celebrate a woman's "final night of freedom” can check out the special deals available at The D Las Vegas. A bachelorette party hotspot, this sleek casino hotel makes it a breeze to plan out an awesome, yet affordable treat through a personalized itinerary that includes delectable meals, show tickets, sinful adventure treats, among other Las Vegas-style offerings. Reservations Anyone who wants to make initial inquiries about The D's more detailed offerings for a bachelorette‘s last hurrah can contact (702)388-2200 or sales@thed.com. Upon finalizing the package, a VIP concierge readily coordinates the

Las Vegas hotels near McCarran International Airport

If you're looking for Las Vegas hotels near McCarran International Airport, here's a diverse selection meant for tourists' varying tastes and preferences. Excalibur Hotel and Casino Excalibur Hotel and Casino is 2.95 miles away from McCarran. Travel time from the airport is only 10 minutes. Set in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, Excalibur lives up to its royalty theme with its top-notch accommodation and round-the-clock entertainment offers. At the castle, you'll enjoy classy slot and table games, an action-packed poker room, a full-service race and sports book, and live keno. You can also take advantage of best values for sexy production

Popular Las Vegas hotels off the Strip

If the hustle and bustle of the Las Vegas Strip is not your thing for your next Vegas stay, or maybe you want to experience what Las Vegas outside the Strip has to offer, you’re in for a treat. Aside from avoiding the Strip traffic congestion, you get to save money without skimping on quality stay. Not to mention experiencing authentic valley culture with the locals around. As a world-class tourist destination, Las Vegas promotes competitive hotel accommodations all over the city. The more famous and clearly more expensive ones may be along the Strip, but many others outside the popular

Best microbreweries in Las Vegas

Microbrews in Las Vegas are all over the hotels, casinos, and just about any of the prime spots where commercial establishments stand tall. A number of microbreweries around invite locals and tourists alike for a dose of fun, food, and drinks. For those looking for freshly brewed beer of the best quality, here's a shortlist of some of the best Las Vegas microbreweries where beer drinkers can splurge and indulge. Triple 7 Restaurant and Microbrewery 200 N. Main St. Las Vegas, NV 89101; 702-387-1896 Triple 7 Restaurant and Microbrewery located at the Main Street Station Hotel in Downtown Las Vegas boasts of award-winning microbrews

The 2010 list of best hotel pools in Las Vegas

Las Vegas pools showcase incredible tropical amenities in the many fabulous resorts within the city. They attract visitors coming to Vegas all year round. The best pools here feature inventive expanses of sandy beaches, pounding waterfalls and bubbly hot tubs, along with lush foliage and well-groomed trees. These are all fancily created for a splashing escape from the hustle and bustle of the fast-paced city. And for those willing to further indulge in luxury can splurge their ways through VIP uses of cabanas, jacuzzis and other special benefits. Grand Pool Complex at the MGM Grand Aptly located at the biggest hotel in

‘Lucky You’ Film Review: A poker life

A romantic drama set in the gambling world of Las Vegas, "Lucky You" tells the story of Huck Cheever (Eric Bana), a happy-go-lucky bachelor whose life revolves around the green felt poker tables. In between his games, he also confronts his personal conflicts including his problematic relationship with his father. The film gives a gist of how poker works. It makes the game look generally interesting and less "sinful." However, it is worth noting that this is not the type of movie to offer informative poker basics for the uninitiated. For somebody not knowledgeable in playing poker at all, it would be hard

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