21 Ideas Under $21

Forget the ever-present "Go see the Mirage volcano" (tho the new volcano is probably worth a gander) when someone asks you what to do that's interesting and cheap in Vegas.

The LA Times has a story, "In Las Vegas, 21 Ideas -- all under $21" that is rip-roaring great fun and has handy ideas. Written by the wonderfully articulate and Vegas-wise Steve Friess, blogger and podcaster of Vegas Happens Here, the article is culled from the tips that close the weekly podcast Friess does with his husband Miles Smith.

Among other tidbits the article tells you where to hear Bette Midler's band free - where to go for cheap Vegas collectibles, and the best free sunset view of the Strip.

Vegas Search, Gaming Search Added

See in the right side strip that little custom search box? It's for folks who are thinking about Vegas and want only Vegas-based results - so try it out with "comps" or "craps strategy" or "nightclubs" or "promo codes" or "airfare" - whatever. If it's about Vegas, we want you to find it.

If you have a site we should add to the searches, or a site that comes up with bad results, let us know. It's a work in progress.

While you're here at the blog, check out the other posts - There's more than you see on this page. Click the "older posts" link further down the page. Or if you're lazy, here are some of our favorites:

Your Good Luck Guardian Angel
Las Vegas Sun - History of Sin City
Las Vegas Special Collections - History in Images
Get Your Brain in Gear
Las Vegas - Not All Glory and Fun
Play Some Blackjack
Thinking of Historic Vegas
Win a Trip to Las Vegas

Great Contest - Ultimate Vegas Escape

Yet another first-class Vegas sweepstakes from one of our favorite Vegas sites - the official site from the Convention & Visitors Authority, Visit Las Vegas. Enter this Ultimate Vegas Escape before September 30 and you could win
  • A limousine and concierge to meet you at the airport.
  • Four nights' accommodations in a suite at one of Las Vegas' world-class resorts.
Here's some of the other highlights:

Tickets to see Bette Midler "The Showgirl Must Go On" at Caesars Palace, Cirque du Soleil's LOVE at The Mirage and a $2,500 shopping spree at the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort. You'll get behind the wheel for some unmatched excitement at the Spring Mountain Motorsports Advanced Driving School, and you'll also get to enjoy some tantalizing cuisine at some of Las Vegas' premier restaurants, including Dos Caminos at the Palazzo.