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Experience Exciting Summer Events in Las Vegas, NV

As the summer sun begins to shine over Las Vegas, the city comes alive with a vibrant array of events and festivities. From music festivals to sporting spectacles, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Here’s a lineup of the hottest summer events happening in Las Vegas, along with the perfect place to stay for an unforgettable summer getaway. 

May: EDC 2024 

  • What: Electric Daisy Carnival – North America’s largest dance music festival. 
  • When: May 17th – May 19th, 2024. 
  • Where: Las Vegas Speedway. 
  • Details: Immerse yourself in the electrifying atmosphere of EDC as top DJs and performers take the stage for three days of non-stop music and entertainment. 

May: Memorial Day Weekend 

  • What: Various nightclub events at popular venues such as Tao Beach Dayclub, Drai’s Nightclub, and Zouk Nightclub. 
  • When: Memorial Day Weekend. 
  • Details: Celebrate the holiday weekend in style with exclusive parties and events at Las Vegas’s hottest nightclubs. 

June: UFC International Fight Week 

  • What: UFC International Fight Week – a week-long celebration of mixed martial arts. 
  • When: June 24 – 30, 2024. 
  • Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas. 
  • Details: Join UFC fans from around the world for a series of exciting events, including UFC 303 and the UFC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. 

July: Fourth of July 

  • What: Independence Day celebrations. 
  • When: July 4th. 
  • Details: Experience the magic of July 4th in Las Vegas with spectacular fireworks displays visible from various locations across the city. Catch a world-class performance by Cirque du Soleil or the Blue Man Group to round off your evening. 

August: DEFCON 2024 las vegas convention center sign

  • What: DEFCON – the world’s largest hacker convention. 
  • When: August 8 – 11, 2024. 
  • Where: Las Vegas Convention Center. 
  • Details: Dive into the fascinating world of cybersecurity at DEFCON, where hackers and security experts gather to discuss the latest trends and technologies in the field. 

Make Your Stay Unforgettable at Club de Soleil 

Nestled just minutes away from the Las Vegas Strip, Club de Soleil offers a taste of European elegance in the heart of Sin City. Our resort-style amenities include a sparkling pool and spa, tennis courts, and outdoor BBQ areas. Whether you club de soleil resort in las vegas nevada outdoor area poolchoose a studio, one-bedroom, or two-bedroom suite, you’ll enjoy spacious accommodations with all the comforts of home. 

Book Your Summer Getaway Today 

Experience the excitement of Las Vegas’s summer events while enjoying the comfort and convenience of Club de Soleil. Book your stay now and take advantage of our special offers. Visit our website or call our Reservations Team at 1-855-386-4658 to reserve your summer escape. 

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Best Breweries in Las Vegas

When the Natufians concocted an alcoholic gruel for ritualistic feasting, it is clear, 13,000 years later, they were on to something… For an amalgam of eons and millennia, humanity has found its great equalizer: Beer. The history of this beverage is expansive; robust, to say the least. Spanning every continent, every civilization, every celebration, every stadium, every milestone, and every heartbreak at a pub conceived by man. Any rabbit hole google search will reveal to any drunk pseudo anthropologist the true depth of this fermented alchemy’s biblical history on earth, but since National Beer Day is coming upon us on April 7th, let’s just say for all intents and purposes, there is more to learn about beer from drinking than reading. Don’t worry; we will vouch for you.

It’s no coincidence that Sin City houses one of the nation’s most comprehensive communities of craft beer aficionados. With the deep concentration of globally acclaimed chefs, sommeliers, and world-class drunks who’ve anchored business and pleasure in Las Vegas.

Amongst the city’s epic homage-laden soirées celebrating the foamy hop, such as the Water Street Oktoberfest, Motley Brew’s Downtown Brew Festival, and the great Nevada Beer Bash, National Beer Day is the only one Nevadans share with the nation. And as guests of Club de Soleil and honorary representatives of Sin City, you have an immense obligation to participate. After all, isn’t it worth celebrating perhaps the only thing all Americans can agree on at this point?

Below is a list we’ve compiled of some of the best breweries in town… so do the hop!

Beer Glasses

Crafthaus

197 E California Ave #130
Las Vegas NV 89104
Crafthausbrewery.com
702-888-1026

Featuring 24 taps of their own brewed craft beers, plus an arsenal of guest beers, cider, wine, and cold brews, it’s clear the owners Wyndee and David Forrest’s passion about building a community around quality driven beers is as authentic as their dizzying selection of ales. And this isn’t just our opinion- this brewery is both a crowd and critic pleaser garnering such accolades as Favorite Local Brewery and Readers Choice by Las Vegas Weekly.

Bad Beat

7380 Eastgate Rd #110
Henderson, NV 89011
Badbeatbrewing.com
702-463-4199

The only thing Henderson’s Booze District is more famous for than its many sordid nights is Bad Beat- an idea its owners say was ‘born out of our love for poker and craft beer.’ Check out their taproom, where they offer four of their own batches on tap year-round as well as eight rotating specialties and some gold ole classic board games to play. But pace yourself, or you may fold before sampling their wide array of foam tops.

Astronomy Aleworks

7350 Eastgate Rd #170
Henderson, NV 89011
Astronomyaleworks.com

‘We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars’ said a boozy Oscar Wilde, and Astronomy Aleworks, also in the Henderson Booze District, can attest to that. This place is cosmic with it’s ultra galactic science fiction theme whetting the palates of many Star Trek and Star Wars fans. But don’t let it be fantasy, any tour of this brewhouse’s 12 beers on tap will leave more stars in your eyes than Carl Sagan.

Lovelady Brewing Company

20 S Water Street
Henderson, NV 89015
Loveladybrewing.com
702-564-3030

Luck be a Lovelady tonight at Lovelady brewing. And after 20 years in business, you know she’s on your side. If 16 tap handles aren’t enough to entice you, this brewhouse’s unique rustic atmosphere allows guests to bring your own food.

Hudl Brewing Company

1327 South Main Street Suite 100
Las Vegas, NV 89104
Hudlbrewing.com
702-445-7100
Taking nods from the San Diego craft beer movement, this eclectic brewery’s cool Brooklyn vibes gives a lovely ambiance for a group of friends to HUDL while drinking… or while pulling one’s hair back as she vomits quality IPA. With 22 beers on tap spanning a diverse flavor spectrum, make sure to check out their signature Vanilla Oak Cream Ale or High Hatter Pineapple, which are both crowd favorites.

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Your Guide To What Is Open In Las Vegas!

Are you unsure what to expect on your next trip to Las Vegas? Is everything you love about Vegas still open? We got you covered with, what is open as of July 28, 2020. Please note this is an ever developing situation and the below can and most likely change. The list is just meant to be used as a guide. We strongly encourage you to check directly with the attraction, restaurant or casino for the most up to date opening protocols. Vegas is still here waiting for you!

Vegas

Being entertained is the name of the game in Vegas. People are always looking for something to ‘Wow’ them, laugh with, or capture their attention. During this pandemic, Vegas is striving to give you the same level of amusement that you have grown to expect.

Entertainment:

  • The Mob Museum encourages people to buy tickets ahead of time and has limited entry for visitors.
  • The Neon Museum encourages people to buy tickets ahead of time and has limited entry for visitors.
  • Kenny Davidsen’s Celebrity Piano Bar at the Tuscany Hotel and Casino, there is fitted plexiglass that will separate the audience from the stage. Shows start at 8:45 PM on Friday’s.
  • Big Elvis is back at Harrah’s . Performing Thursday through Saturday at 2, 3:30 and 5 PM and it’s free!
  • The High Roller at the Linq Promenade is open with a limit of 10 people per cabin for social distancing.
  • Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood is partly re-opened with limited hours (11 AM to 7 PM)
  • Topgolf at MGM Grand
  • The Bellagio Fountains are dancing once again.
  • Minus5 Ice Experience located on a skywalk linking Luxor and Mandalay Bay is open.
  • Luxor’s and Mandalay Bay’s Shoppes are open, including Luxor’s HyperX Esports Arena.
  • Shark Reef Aquarium
  • Fly Linq Zip Line
  • The Eiffel Tower

 

Casinos:

The dice are rolling once again at some of your favorite gambling spots.  Your health and safety are the top priority at the casinos, all have been equipped with Plexiglass screens, increase sanitation protocols, social distancing and have strict enforcement of wearing masks on the casino floor at all times.

Please know that when they are open (times, days of the week, unexpected closures, etc.) could change rapidly so we encourage you to go to their website for more detailed information!

  • The Strat- AKA the Stratosphere
  • Sahara
  • Circus Circus
  • Treasure Island
  • The Venetian
  • Harrah’s
  • Caesars Palace
  • Bellagio
  • The Cosmopolitan
  • MGM Grand
  • New York-New York
  • Tuscany Suites and Casino
  • Excalibur
  • Plaza Hotel and Casino
  • Paris
  • Westgate
  • Aria
  • Mandalay Bay
  • Bally’s
  • Golden Nugget Las Vegas
  • Luxor

 

Restaurants:

We all look forward to good food and Las Vegas has no shortage of restaurants that have just that! Famous Chefs such as Gordon Ramsay and Bobby Flay have places here and then there are hidden gems like Secret Pizza inside the Cosmopolitan that make the choices absolutely endless! Here are a few examples of what is open currently (please visit their website for reservations and open times).

  • Hash House A Go Go
  • Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen and Bar
  • Restaurant Guy Savoy
  • Oscar’s Steakhouse
  • Wolfgang Punk’s Spago
  • Elio at Wynn
  • The Buffet at Wynn
  • Gordon Ramsay Steak
  • Diablo’s Catina
  • Catch at Aria
  • Jean Georges Steakhouse
  • Salt and Ivy
  • Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen
  • Gordon Ramsay Pub and Grill
  • Mesa Grill by Bobby Flay

 

Please know that for more information on anything mentioned above, our Concierge staff is always available to help you in any way they can! Especially when it comes to making reservations at some of these wonderful places to eat, they will be able to assist you and your family make that happen.

We are so excited to see you and your loved one’s back in Vegas for more memorable vacations and experiences!

We hope to see you soon!

Unusual Vegas activities for the adventurous

Finding fun things to do on your Las Vegas vacation doesn’t take a lot of effort or imagination. Just point yourself in the direction of the nearest casino, showroom, shopping mall or celebrity chef restaurant and you’re all but guaranteed a great time.

However …

What if you’re the type whose tastes run towards the unconventional, the unpredictable, the unapologetically offbeat? Can you still have a good time in Vegas?

The answer is a resounding yes. You just have to know where to look. Don’t worry about knowing where to start. Here at Club de Soleil, a sunny French Mediterranean vacation ownership property just three miles from the world famous Las Vegas Strip, we’ve done the research for you. Enjoy!

DIG THIS

Described as a giant sandbox for grown-ups, Dig This lets you live out your heavy equipment-operating fantasies in bulldozers and excavators. Following a 30-minute training and orientation session, guests can dig trenches or build large earthen mounds. There are also skill tests, like moving humongous tires or deftly plucking basketballs from their resting place on top of safety cones. Feel what it’s like to be a real construction worker!

SPEED VEGAS

Tired of living life in the slow lane? Get behind the wheel of a Ferrari, Lamborghini or Corvette at Speed Vegas and put the pedal to the metal. Feel the raw power and precise handling of a fire breathing supercar with a thrilling driving experience on one of Las Vegas’s longest racetracks. What a rush!

SIGNA DERBY MACHINE

Mechanical horse racing machines were once a common site at Las Vegas’ free standing race book gambling emporiums, but now there is only one left in the city. Found on the second floor of the D Las Vegas on Fremont Street, the quarter-operated Sigma Derby Machine allows bettors to book action on five mechanical horses. Betting odds range from 2-1 to 200-1. Once you’ve selected your horse, you have 30 seconds to put in your quarter. Then it’s off to the races!

ZAK BAGANS’ THE HAUNTED MUSEUM

Housed in a Tudor-style home built in 1938 for a prominent Las Vegas businessman and his family, Zak Bagans’ The Haunted Museum is a storehouse of the weird and macabre the Ghost Adventures personality has acquired traveling the world for his popular Travel Channel show. Take the mandatory guided tour and see Zak’s “possessions,” some of which are allegedly haunted. The collection even includes personal effects once belonging to infamous serial killers. Visitors beware: The once-abandoned house may still harbor evil spirits and was allegedly the site of satanic rituals in the basement. How many times do we have to say it? Don’t go in the basement!

JOHNSON J-BAR-B STABLES

This private horse ranch and equestrian center offers a whimsical visual feast just 20 minutes northwest of downtown Las Vegas. Sheet metal cowboys and cowgirls sit atop various structures, bombs and cutout metal flowers decorate the side gate, silhouettes of horses and sunflowers dot the fences and interior buildings, and old farm implements and horseshoes have been repurposed for maximum esthetic appeal. Built in 1961, the once far-flung stables have been reeled in and overtaken by the city. They are a reminder of a time when Las Vegas was not the runaway metropolis it has become, but an open desert with a patchwork population.

SEVEN MAGIC MOUNTAINS

Art to some, painted rocks to others, Seven Magic Mountains is a series of stacked neon boulders that rise some 35 feet above the desert floor 20 minutes south of Las Vegas. Like all public works of art, Seven Magic Mountains is in the eye of the boulder – er, beholder.

KISS MONSTER MINI-GOLF COURSE

Located inside the Rio Hotel and Casino, this KISS-themed mini golf course gives duffers the opportunity to roll a putt up the 15-foot tongue and into the gaping maw of Gene Simmons. Added bonus: a live DJ playing KISS music while you play.

MERMAID SWIM SHOW

If swimming with the fishes isn’t high on your bucket list, perhaps you’d prefer to watch lovely mermaids cavort with our gilled friends in the 117,000 gallon aquarium of the Silverton Hotel’s Mermaid Lounge. The effect is mesmeric and the price is right – free!

CLUB DE SOLEIL

If you’ve never been to Club de Soleil, you simply must experience a getaway to Las Vegas’ French Mediterranean-themed property. Club de Soleil evokes the warmth and charm of the Riviera just three miles from the world famous Las Vegas Strip. Divided into two distinct properties, Club’s 162 suites offer uncommon space, convenience and privacy. Guests can enjoy two 24-hour pools and hot tubs, two putting greens, a tennis court, a fitness center and complimentary shuttle to the Strip.

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NFL Draft is coming to Vegas! Book your Club de Soleil hotel room now!

With the conclusion of the Big Game we can now turn our football attention to the NFL Draft, which, like the former Raiders of Oakland, is coming to Las Vegas in 2020.

More than 400,000 people are expected in town April 23-25 to witness the annual rite of passage for college players into the pros. If you’re planning to be among the nearly half million visitors in attendance, please consider that there are 150,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas. So unless you have Vegas friends with a spare room or couch, it is therefore advisable to book your Club de Soleil visit now or risk getting locked out of all the fun.

Don’t wait. Book a visit to sunny and charming Club de Soleil today and ensure you’ll have comfortable accommodations for the NFL draft.

If you’ve never been to Club de Soleil, you simply must experience a getaway to Las Vegas’ French Mediterranean-themed property. Club de Soleil evokes the warmth and charm of the Riviera just three miles from the world famous Las Vegas Strip. Divided into two distinct properties, Club’s 162 suites offer uncommon space, convenience and privacy. Guests can enjoy two 24-hour pools and hot tubs, two putting greens, a tennis court, a fitness center and complimentary shuttle to the Strip.

Book your Club de Soleil visit today!

According to news reports, the NFL Draft will be worthy of a Las Vegas production. Draft prospects will be ferried by boat to a stage at the Fountains of Bellagio and introduced one by one.

The celebration — at the NFL Draft red carpet, main stage and NFL Draft Experience — will include immersive activities, live entertainment and performances, the league said. All events are free and open to the public.

The main stage will be next to the Caesars Forum conference center, where fans can watch the draft selections. The Las Vegas Raiders – how does that sound? – have seven picks in the draft, including picks No. 12 and 19 in the first round and five in the initial three rounds. This is the NFL as only Las Vegas can do it!

How to bet the Big Game in Las Vegas

The biggest sporting event of the year is upon us.

For fans of the two teams playing for the championship of professional football on Feb. 2, the Big Game is a culmination of a season’s or lifetime’s worth of devotion. Hopes and dreams of vicarious glory are fulfilled or dashed depending on which side of the scoreboard your rooting interest falls.

For everyone else, it’s all about the money.

The Big Game is the most heavily wagered sporting contest in the nation if not the world; people come to Las Vegas from all over to lay down their cash and hope for a bountiful return on investment. While bets on the point spread, money line and over/under commonly cross the sportsbook window, over the years prop bets have gained in popularity among the (especially low stakes) wagering public.

The appeal of prop bets lies in their ubiquity and quirky character. Bettors can wager on hundreds of propositions ranging from the game-centric (which team or player will score first?) to the exotic (will the national anthem take more or less than two minutes?). Please click here to see a comprehensive list of prop bets for this year’s Big Game.

What follows are some of our favorites (and some we would like to see offered). If you’re fuzzy on sports betting terminology and wondering what the plus and minus figures are, they are the money line totals. For instance, plus 300 means you have to bet $100 to win $300 (or $10 to win $30). Minus $500 means you have to bet $500 to win $100 (or $50 to win $10).

OUR FAVORITE BIG GAME PROP BETS

Will the coin toss be heads or tails?

Get your betting day off to a great start with a proposition that gives you a 50-50 chance of success.
Yes (Even)
No (Even)

Will the singer of the national anthem forget or omit a word?

In other words, will 28-year-old Demi Lovato have a senior moment in front 80,000 people at the game and millions around the world watching on television and streaming devices?
Yes (+300)
No (-500)

Jersey number of the first player to score a touchdown.

The two numerals before the decimal point in the 31.5 over-under figure below indicate a player number. Taking the over means you’re betting that a player wearing a jersey number higher than 31 scores the first touchdown. Taking the under means you’re betting that a player wearing jersey number 31 or less than 31 scores the first touchdown. The arbitrarily chosen figure comes at a steep price: The San Francisco player who wears No. 31, running back Raheem Mostert, is a touchdown machine who crossed the goal line four times in his last game.
Over 31.5 (+140)
Under 31.5 (-400)

Will both teams score in all four quarters?

A yes means you think the 49ers and Chiefs will score a touchdown, field goal or safety in every quarter. Even with offenses as explosive as Kansas City and San Francisco’s, this is a lot to ask.
Yes (+140)
No (-270)

Will there be overtime?

Only one previous Big Game has extended beyond four quarters.  That was in 2017, when Tom Brady famously led the Patriots back from a 28-3 third quarter deficit against the Falcons, tied the game in regulation, and won it in overtime.
Yes (+350)
No (-375)

Will San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan blow another 28-3 lead in the third quarter? Shanahan was offensive coordinator of the Falcons in their unprecedented Big Game meltdown against the Patriots. His play calling was widely criticized and largely blamed for Atlanta’s historic collapse.
(Yes +50)
(No -2000)

PROP BETS WE’D LIKE TO SEE

Will a player injure himself in celebration and be unable to continue?

This would be a first in Big Game history, which explains the low odds. Injury owing to excessive celebration, though rare, isn’t unheard of. In a regular season game in 2001, an excitable Arizona kicker injured himself when, after converting a field goal, he jumped for joy and blew out his knee on the landing.
Yes (-400)
No (+120)  

Will the referee tossing the coin to determine who gets the ball first mistakenly call tails if it lands heads or vice versa?

This actually happened during a regular season Thanksgiving Day game a number of years ago. What will it be next, reviewing the coin toss?
Yes (+500)
No (-400)

If you’re planning to spend the Big Game weekend in Las Vegas, book a spacious guest room at Club de Soleil. We’re a sunny French Mediterranean-style vacation property just three miles from the world famous Las Vegas Strip. Evoking the warmth and charm of the French Riviera, Club de Soleil’s 162 suites are divided across two properties and offer uncommon space, convenience and privacy.  You’ll enjoy two 24-hour pools and hot tubs, two putting greens, a tennis court, a fitness center, full kitchen in select units and a complimentary shuttle to the Las Vegas Strip.

Book your Big Game weekend visit to Las Vegas and Club de Soleil today. We’re an easy commute to dozens of Las Vegas Strip sportsbooks including the Tropicana and Mirage, where our free Strip shuttle stops every hour. Please remember: only bet what you can afford to win!

New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas

New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas comes with a license to party. Inhibitions, already in short supply on any garden variety visit to Vegas, are shed in even greater numbers when party animals of all stripes descend upon the city by the hundreds of thousands to celebrate the birth of another year. Resolutions? Those are for Jan. 1. On New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas it’s all about reveling in excess and wringing every last ounce of fun out of the remaining hours, minutes and seconds of the 365th day.

How one chooses to celebrate is up to the individual, but whatever your preference – dining with friends in extravagant restaurants on the Strip, dancing till dawn in the ubiquitous casino nightclubs, attending one of the numerous hotel parties or concerts, or braving the cold to watch the midnight fireworks spectacular blazing from the hotel rooftops – Las Vegas has no shortage of options.

Las Vegas is where the world (or maybe just Los Angeles) goes to party on New Year’s Eve, and sunny French Mediterranean-property Club de Soleil just west of the world famous Las Vegas Strip is the lodging choice of many New Year’s Eve visitor to Vegas. Our condo-style accommodations, with their private bedrooms and full kitchens in select units, offer uncommon space, comfort and privacy you won’t typically find in a standard Strip hotel room.

And what could be better after a long night of celebrating New Year’s Eve on the Strip or downtown than returning to Club de Soleil and sinking into one of our two 24-hour hot tubs? Not much, we tell you. Think of it as a renewing baptismal of body, mind and soul, a relaxing ritual that cleanses you of previous night’s party patina and primes a born-again you  for the year to come.

If you’re staying at Club de Soleil in Las Vegas and planning to spend New Year’s Eve on the Strip, but wisely want to avoid the traffic and parking complications that come with driving yourself, be sure to hop aboard our Strip shuttle. It will be making deliveries to the Tropicana Hotel all night long, depositing you into the heart of the action for an evening of fun, celebration and an eight-minute midnight fireworks display that will ring in 2020 with a breathtaking blast of shock and awe. We will also be picking you up from the same location and returning you to Club de Soleil all night until 1:45 a.m.

Click here and here for a comprehensive list of Las Vegas’ New Year’s Eve events and activities, including featured parties at TAO nightclub and the Stratosphere, concerts by Third Eye Blind and Christina Aguilera, and the popular Fremont Street Experience block party in downtown Las Vegas.

And be sure to visit Club de Soleil, a charming French Mediterranean-style property in Las Vegas, in 2020. We wish you a happy and healthy new year.

Las Vegas holiday attractions

Christmas lights are almost redundant in a place like Las Vegas, the eternally glowing city whose preternatural radiance is visible even from outer space. Nevertheless, the holidays are a festive time in the Entertainment Capital of the World, and the city feverishly celebrates the occasion with seasonal events that are fun for the whole family.

If you’re spending Christmas with us at sunny Club de Soleil, a French Mediterranean-themed property just minutes from the world famous Las Vegas Strip, you should take the time to sample the many wondrous attractions throughout the city – attractions that belie the notion of Las Vegas as nothing but an adult playground.

LAS VEGAS STRIP

Bellagio Fountains and Conservatory

The dancing waters outside the Bellagio, just three miles from Club de Soleil on the Las Vegas Strip, put on a special holiday show featuring classic holiday tunes on the half and quarter hours throughout the Christmas season. While you’re there, step inside the hotel and marvel at the awe-inspiring Christmas display at the Bellagio Conservatory. It’s a spectacular winter wonderland that features abundant lights, poinsettias and a 40-foot Christmas tree!

Cosmo, Mandalay Bay, LINQ

While you’re on the Strip be sure to take in the holiday attractions at the Cosmopolitan, Mandalay Bay and the LINQ. Nothing is more emblematic of the holiday season than the Cosmopolitan’s rooftop ice skating rink overlooking the Las Vegas Strip. You’ll find fire pits, plenty of places to sit, and a menu of warm cocktails, comfort foods and hot chocolate. Snow showers fall every 30 minutes to complement the wintry holiday atmosphere. There is also a 65-foot digital marquee showing holiday movies while skaters navigate the 4,200-square foot rink.

ARIA

The sweetest holiday attraction on the Strip resides at Aria, in whose lobby resides a 15-foot tall gingerbread house. The three-tiered display is seven feet wide, 12 feet deep and is comprised of more than 400 pounds of gingerbread in addition to more than 60,000 peppermints, 200 pounds of icing, 80 pounds of chocolate and more than 1,000 pounds of candy. It is accompanied by a 5-foot-tall gingerbread man who tips the scales at a svelte 120 pounds. Please resist the temptation to sample. The gingerbread house is for viewing only.

Venetian and Palazzo

These center Strip sister properties celebrate the holidays with thousands of lights, towering Christmas trees and nightly shows.

The Venetian’s 65-foot-tall Christmas Tree is lit with 50,000 programmable LED lights, adorned with more than 5,000 ornaments and weighs more than 12,000 pounds. It takes approximately 12 people nearly three days to install.

The Palazzo’s  winter gardens feature white poinsettias, ice branches and glittering frosted trees courtesy of the resort’s horticulture team. Hand-crafted white and pearl peacock statues overlook the guests.

Wynn

Not to be outdone, the neighboring Wynn celebrates the season with festive activities and events throughout the resort.

CELEBRATE LIKE A LOCAL

Ethel M Chocolates Holiday Cactus Garden

Located in suburban Henderson, about 13 miles east of Club de Soleil, Ethel M Chocolates Holiday Cactus Garden is one of Las Vegas’ favorite holiday attractions. The three-acre Botanical Cactus Garden, adjacent to the Ethel M Chocolate Factory, is a sight to behold during the holiday season and features more than one million lights. Open through January 1, 2020, the annual event is free to attend. Visit us on select nights for choir performances in the garden and photos with Santa.

 

The Magical Forest at Opportunity Village

Celebrate the holidays with a cherished Southern Nevada tradition – the Magical Forest at Opportunity Village! The Magical Forest, approximately five miles north of Club de Soleil, is filled with sparkling lights, nightly entertainment, great food and endless holiday cheer. Every year through Dec. 31 Opportunity Village’s Las Vegas grounds are transformed into a winter wonderland, featuring hundreds of trees lit with millions of bright LED lights and fun activities. Don’t miss it!

 

Mystic Falls Park Light and Water Show

Every year Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall, approximately 12 miles east of the Strip on Boulder Highway, transforms its pioneer-themed Mystic Falls Park Light and Water Show into a Winter Wonderland experience. The holiday display gives visitors a peek inside Santa’s workshop, where the elves are busy making toys and loading the sleigh. A nine-minute holiday laser light show features classic holiday tunes and runs daily every hour.

Book a visit to sunny Club de Soleil, a French Mediterranean-themed timeshare property just three miles west of the world famous Las Vegas Strip.

Las Vegas on the cheap

How can you improve on a visit to Vegas and sunny Club de Soleil, a French Mediterranean-inspired property just three miles from the world famous Strip? By visiting Vegas – and taking home more than you spent! As the undisputed Entertainment Capital of the World, Las Vegas offers its 42 million annual visitors an abundance of activities unrivaled anywhere on the planet. Unsurprisingly, there is an upside and a downside to this cavalcade of entertainment opportunities. The downside? You can easily break your budget if you’re not paying attention. The good news is, you can enjoy all of Vegas’ infinite variety of treasures, often at a substantial discount, if you know where to look.

HOTEL ROOMS

Let’s start with ways to save on hotel room rates. There is no reason to pay full price if you’re willing to make a few simple concessions. First, consider a midweek visit when room rates are ridiculously affordable at even the high end Strip properties.

Next, consider sharing a room and splitting the cost. Also, make sure to investigate promotions on your hotel’s website. You can often find free buffet passes, show tickets and nightclub line passes in addition to other generous discounts.

You should also join a hotel’s gaming club for immediate access to discounted room rates and exclusive promotions.  If you live in Las Vegas, be sure take advantage of generous rates for local residents.

RESTAURANTS

You can score discount eats at many Las Vegas restaurants through GrouponTravelzoo and DestinationCoupons. Another way to save on food is to take advantage of pre-show dinner pricing. Many Las Vegas hotel restaurants offer a pre-show menu offering great food at a discount price. Patronizing restaurants during happy hour and reverse happy hour is another good way to save on meals.

Buffets, as emblematic of Las Vegas as showgirls and slot machines, can offer great value for the devious. For instance, if you want to attend a dinner buffet and not pay the higher asking price, go to the cheaper lunch buffet and intentionally slow-eat your way toward the dinner hour, when the buffet staff substitutes the lunch items for the high-end dinner fare. You’ll save yourself a lot of dough and give new meaning to the phrase “all you can eat.”

Joining a hotel’s gaming rewards program and eating in a hotel’s food court are two other good ways to save on food during your Las Vegas visit.

 SHOW TICKETS

You can’t come to Vegas and not see a show. Unfortunately, tickets for many of the popular shows can cost you more than $100 per person. Here are ways to save:

Photo source: Tix4Tonight

Stop by a Tix4Tonight booth the day of the show and receive a 50 percent discount! It is advisable to arrive early in order to avoid the typically long lines.

Book online at the show’s official website. It’s where you’ll typically find the cheapest prices. Also, be sure to click on the hotel’s “Offers” tab under its show listing for exclusive deals.

Hotel guests are also eligible for discounted show tickets, so be sure to check what’s playing at your resort.

NIGHTCLUBS

Nightclubs in Las Vegas are as ubiquitous as buffets, and harder to get into. Mile-long lines greet you at the door on any given weekend night, and you can spend a guilt-inducing fortune on admission and bottle service if you don’t know the ins and outs and the ways around. First things first: get a V Card nightlife pass. You’ll avoid the lines and the cover charge and receive VIP access to more than 30 of Las Vegas’ most popular nightclubs and day clubs.

Females are advised to seek out club promoters for free vouchers to Las Vegas nightclubs. Promoters are highly visible on the Strip and typically wear the club’s T-shirt for easy identification. Another savvy move is to Google VIP Hosts in Vegas on Instagram and Twitter. They will get you onto the wait list if you text or call them by 8 p.m. Another effective tack if you are a group of girls is to ask the host if a group of guys with a table is looking for female company. The host will either pair the girls and guys in line to expedite the wait or send the girls directly to the guys’ table. You can also gain free entry into the hotel’s nightclub by eating in the hotel’s restaurant.

ATTRACTIONS

Procuring a Las Vegas Explorer Pass allows you to visit up to seven of the most popular Las Vegas attractions for one low price. The Las Vegas Explorer Pass will grant you discount admission to the High Roller observation wheel, Madame Tussauds, Hoover Dam, the Stratosphere Hotel observation deck, and VEGAS! The Show, and many other popular attractions.

Book a visit to Club de Soleil in world famous Las Vegas. With spacious condo-style accommodations and a 24-hour pool and hot tub, you’ll love experiencing Las Vegas on a budget that much more.

Free things to do in Las Vegas!

It’s easy to lose your money in Vegas. All it takes to land in the red is a run of bad luck at the tables or a greedy machine. Fortunately, there are a lot of free things to do in Las Vegas. They may not compensate for your losses, but at least you’ll have something to do before boarding the plane back to boredom. We present our five favorite freebies for you here on the Club de Soleil blog.

OUR TOP 5 VEGAS FREEBIES!

  1. If you’ve lost your loot at Circus-Circus, just look up. You can watch acrobats flying through the air high above the casino floor at no charge every half hour.

2. Everything goes better with chocolate – even the bitter taste of bankruptcy – so take a tour of local chocolate maker Ethel M and enjoy the free samples. Also free? The 10-mile walk from the Strip to Ethel M’s suburban Henderson headquarters.

3. Made of chrome, the 9-foot-tall Lucky Cat at the Cosmopolitan spits out free fortunes to those who place their hand on his paw. On second thought, maybe you should have visited Lucky before you lost your money.

4. Hungry but short of cash after spending your last $95 getting married at the chapel inside the Fremont Street Denny’s? Free pancakes come with every wedding!

5. Take a rueful selfie at The Welcome to Las Vegas Sign, the iconic, double-backed sign that says hello and goodbye to visitors driving on either side of 5100 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Open 24 hours, the sign will help you remember the time you went to Las Vegas, bet it all on red, and spent the next three days looking for free things to do.

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CLUB DE SOLEIL

Club de Soleil evokes the warmth and charm of the French Mediterranean three miles from the world famous Las Vegas Strip. It is divided into two distinct properties, Club 1 and Club 2. Club’s 162 suites offer uncommon space, convenience and privacy. Guests can enjoy two 24-hour pools and hot tubs, two putting greens, a tennis court, a fitness center and numerous onsite activities. Book a visit today!