Return of our weekly barbecue means you’ll be chowing like a competitive eater all summer long!

The resumption of our weekly summer barbecue presents the perfect opportunity to return to your ancestral caveman roots (or mimic your favorite competitive eater) and chow down, carnivore style, with us every Wednesday.

Starting Memorial Day weekend and running through Labor Day, our summer poolside barbecue features juicy hamburgers, plump hotdogs with all the fixins – don’t cha just love saying fixins? – potato salad, potato chips, and lemonade.

Pricing is as follows:

Hotdogs or hamburgers: $5
Hotdog-hamburger combo: $7

We think you’ll agree ours is the best little barbecue ever held on West Tropicana Avenue between the hours of noon and 1 p.m. on a Wednesday.

Rejoice! The barbecue is back!

How to Have Fun with Your Tax Return in Vegas

You’ve tallied your deductions, completed your 1040, and your tax return has just landed in your bank account. Now it’s time to take that cash and create memories in Las Vegas. It’s easy to spend money in Las Vegas. You can burn through a hefty chunk of change in an hour at the card tables. Or, drop hundreds on a couple rounds of drinks at any bar in the city. But what about doing something that will create memories that’ll last a lifetime – or at least a story or two to tell your buddies back home? Let’s look at several ways to have fun with your tax return in Vegas this year.

Food: Vegas is home to the $5000 hamburger (the FleurBurger 5000 – available at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino), but there are ways to have fun and experience incredible food without having to take out a second mortgage on your home. Enjoy dinner at the Strip House, select one of their incredible steaks, then prepare to splurge on their famous 24-layer chocolate cake. It will easily feed ten people, and costs $120. It’s something that dreams are made of for die-hard chocolate fans and worth the money.

Or, visit Bazaar Meat at the SLS and order roasted pig for the entire table for about $520. It’s incredible. For the sushi lover out there, Sushi Roko is the sushi destination in Vegas – where you can order the High-Roller Roll, a Bluefin tuna, caviar, and tempura lobster concoction that is a once-in-a-lifetime order for $250. There is no shortage of incredible food options, so be thankful you itemized those deductions so carefully and planned your trip around your tax return.

Adventure: You can work up a real adrenaline high at the poker tables, but consider this – Vegas is home to a wide array of exhilarating attractions and activities that guarantee a return on your investment. Try getting that at the casino. First, embark on a helicopter tour of the Vegas Strip or the surrounding areas. This isn’t as expensive as you might think, and the skilled pilots are adept at showing you all the area has to offer. Maverick Helicopters is a local favorite. They’ll even fly you to valley of Fire State Park for an ethereal yoga class on top of the Red Rock cliffs.

If you’re looking to stay close to Vegas, head down to Fremont Street and ride the Slotzilla Zip Line. For just $20, each member of your party can glide 114 feet above the street across 850 feet of zip line. We recommend reserving a spot at night when the area is lit up. Vegas is about adventure – so allocate those tax return dollars appropriately and create memories that will last a lifetime!

The Resorts: There is no shortage of fabulous places to stay in Las Vegas, but consider using some of your tax return dollars to stay at a relaxing resort that’ll rejuvenate your soul. Club de Soleil is a sunny, French-Mediterranean-themed oasis just three miles from the Strip. Our spacious suites come with numerous convenient amenities and are the perfect choice for a quick weekend getaway or an extended visit.

Get your Irish on this St. Patrick’s Day by celebrating with your whole family in Las Vegas

When you think of St. Patrick’s Day, what comes to mind? Shamrocks? Maybe. The color green? Possibly. Good music? Could be. Ask most people what they think of when St. Patrick’s Day is mentioned and they’ll likely circle around to plenty of adult beverages, lots of raucous action, and a good chance of calling in “sick” to work the next day.

Here’s a sign that Las Vegas is going green for St. Paddy’s Day!

But keep in mind that while this version of St. Paddy’s Day may be right up your alley, there is a huge contingent of people who are interested in having a good time, while simultaneously including their family members (old and young) in the festivities. If you’re looking for a way to celebrate this light-hearted holiday in Vegas and want to party with everyone in the family, here are some of our top ideas for 2017.

BLOQ Party Fun

If you don’t want to take the family to Henderson, consider visiting The LINQ Hotel & Casino and check out O’Sheas BLOQ Party this year. The festivities start at noon on March 17th and are packed full of St. Patrick’s Day-themed entertainment options like bag pipers and live bands, a famous beer pong challenge, leprechauns, stilt walkers, and more. Drink specials will appeal to the adults in your crowd, while the green-tinted High Roller Observation Wheel, Vortex at the LINQ, and LINQ fountains will keep the younger members of your group engaged.

Green Waters and Irish Celebrations

Think you have to visit Chicago to see the famous “green-dyed Chicago river” on St. Patrick’s Day? Think again. Each year on this festive holiday, the merrymakers at Vegas’ New York-New York Casino dye their famous fountains green in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, and also host a wild two-day party with a decidedly Irish flair (Friday, March 17 and Saturday March 18). Nine Fine Irishmen provide tasty treats, cocktails are never-ending for the adults in your group, and live entertainment is available to suit the tastes of anyone in your group. The parade is free, but the admission to the main event is just $10 for guests 21 and over only.

St. Patrick’s Day in Las Vegas promises to be a blast for you and your entire family. Click here for a comprehensive guide to all the fun!

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Save lots of Washingtons and Lincolns during our Presidents’ Day Sale!

In recognition of our nation’s highest office, and in particular those great men who grace our one- and five-dollar bills, we as a country celebrate Presidents’ Day by participating in one of our great traditions: taking the day off.

Here at Club de Soleil, we’re going it one further by offering you 30 percent off each night of a three-night visit over Presidents’ Day weekend!

That means you’ll save a bundle of Washingtons and Lincolns. If you ask us, there’s no better way to recognize them than that!

To book your Presidents’ Day weekend visit, please call (855) 386-4659. That’s (855) FUN-IN-LV. Please consult the flyer for travel and book dates. You may also book online. We hope to see you here!

Preparing for the Big Game: A foodie’s guide to goodness

You'll enjoy the Big Game that much more if you a little advance food planning.
You’ll enjoy the Big Game that much more if you a little advance food planning.

You have made the wise choice to watch the Big Game this Sunday during your stay at Club de Soleil, so let’s talk about how to best prepare for this classic gridiron match-up.

Luxury suite – check. Full kitchen in the suite – check. Crystal clear, flat-screen TV in the room with cozy couch aimed right at the action – check. And the countdown to game time is just hours away. What should you do at this point to prepare for the Big Game in style, all while realizing that you’re still trying to relax in the heart of Las Vegas?

Turns out, it won’t take too much effort to pull off the ultimate football-themed event, with plenty of time left over before kickoff. Here are some quick and easy food ideas to help you prep for the game without a lot of fuss:

  1. Pepperoni Cheesy Bread: This incredibly simply recipe is easy to prep and cooks in the oven in just 20 minutes. Don’t worry about overloaded pizza delivery guys this coming Sunday. Cook your own fresh and savory cheesy bread right in your suite.
  1. Buffalo/BBQ Chicken Tenders: Cook quality store bought chicken tenders in the oven, toss with your favorite hot sauce or BBQ sauce, put out a bowl of chilled ranch or blue cheese dressing, and watch as your companions dive right in during the game.
  1. Everything Bagel Dogs: Bagels + hot dogs + cream cheese creates a match made in sports food heaven. Trust us, this recipe is so simple you’ll wonder why you never made it at home before. And, it is a wildly popular game day treat for kids and adults, alike. See for yourself how easy it is to make these pigs in a blanket-like snacks!
  1. Loaded BBQ Fries: Imagine French fries smothered in tomatoes, onion, BBQ sauce, pulled pork, cheese, and more. It’s incredibly easy to make, too, so you won’t miss any of the pre-game action while preparing this dish. Grab all the ingredients at the store, combine, and bake. Once done it will smell heavenly and you may have to make a second batch to keep hungry game fans happy.
  1. Chicken and Waffle Sliders: We suggest keeping things simple and buying the mini waffles from the store, cooking a bag of chicken tenders, drizzling on a little syrup, and calling it good to go. Keep it simple so you’re not spending all day in the kitchen!
  1. French Dip Sliders: Meat, bread, dipping sauce. Need we say more? Ensure you create the ultimate French Dip sliders for your Big Game table spread.

Get ready for football this weekend by hosting your own in-suite party. Regardless of who you and your guests are cheering for, it’s never a bad game when the food is tasty and it keeps on coming.

 

Things to do in Vegas during Christmas

When you think of a festive Christmas destination, does Las Vegas immediately come to mind? If it doesn’t, take a look at our list of things to do during your time in Vegas this Christmas. And then, see if a jaunt around the city doesn’t sound like the perfect way to spend time with friends or family during the holidays.

Cactus Garden Lighting

Las Vegas is in the desert. Cacti live in the desert. Therefore, it makes sense to decorate cactus groves with Christmas lights, right? The folks over at the legendary Ethel M Chocolate factory sure think so, and they deliver a fun and whimsical take on the traditional Christmas decoration philosophy. Check out the lights, then stick around and try some of their handmade chocolates.

 Ride The High Roller

The iconic High Roller Ferris wheel, the largest in the world, gets the full holiday treatment during the Christmas season as it is embellished with almost 2,000 vivid LED lights. See all of Las Vegas from 55 stories high, and take in the vistas from comfortable pods instead of open air seats. Located right on the Strip, you can’t beat the views.

 Live Music Venues

There are several amazing places to enjoy live music in Las Vegas, but for the ultimate experience this Christmas, head down to Fremont Street and see why this area is quickly becoming the hub for entertainment in Vegas. Headline-worthy acts are on the roster throughout the Christmas week and New Year’s Eve brings even more opportunity to rock out to your favorite group. From big name acts to tribute bands, you’ll find an eclectic mix when you discover Fremont Street during the holidays.

Las Vegas is the place to be this Christmas, especially if you’re looking for new and exciting things to do to cap off 2016. From music to museums, dining to dancing, you’ll find it all this holiday season in Las Vegas.

Ladies’ Night Out in Las Vegas

Enjoy a girls' night out on the town in Vegas!
Enjoy a girls’ night out on the town in Vegas!

Las Vegas is known for its high energy and exciting night scene, making it the ultimate destination for a memorable ladies’ night out. With so much to see and do in this city, it might be difficult deciding exactly what you should put on your itinerary. Luckily, we’ve done the hard part for you. Check out this all-in-one guide on what to do for a fun ladies’ night out, from start to finish.

Indulge in a Gourmet Brunch at Wicked Spoon

After a refreshing spa session, you’ve probably worked up an appetite that only a brunch buffet can satisfy. That’s where Wicked Spoon comes in. Located in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Wicked Spoon is unlike any other Vegas buffet you’ve ever had before. From roasted bone marrow to asiago gnocchi in lamb ragout, this buffet offers mouthwatering, out-of-the-ordinary dishes you won’t find in other buffets. Another highlight of Wicked Spoon is its delectable gelato bar, featuring flavors such as strawberry balsamic and salted caramel peanut. The buffet also has a bottomless beverage option for brunch that includes mimosas, champagne, Bloody Marys, house red or white wine, or PBR draft.

Do Some Retail Therapy at Grand Canal Shoppes

It’s not considered a night out unless a little splurging is involved. The best place to do some retail therapy is the Grand Canal Shoppes inside The Venetian and The Palazzo. The 500,000 sq. ft. upscale shopping mall includes designer boutiques such as Burberry, Coach, Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors, and Kate Spade. With over 200 stores to choose from, it’s a shopaholic’s paradise. You’ll definitely find the perfect outfit and accessories for your night out. Need a brief break from shopping? Take a gondola ride inside the shopping mall to a scenic waterfall atrium and garden!

Keep it Light and Fresh for Dinner at Giada

If you’re looking for a light and refreshing dinner option, Giada at The Cromwell is the ideal choice for you. Owned by Emmy Award-winning celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis, the restaurant serves classic Italian cuisine with a modern, Californian twist. Some of the must-try dishes include Marsala herb chicken meatballs, chicken cacciatore, and vegetable Bolognese rigatoni. Giada is also the first Italian restaurant on the Strip that features an antipasto and pizzetta station. Guests can eat in the dining room, lounge or on the outdoor patio which offers incredible views of the Bellagio fountains and Caesars Palace.

 

Sing Your Heart Out with Celine Dion

Finally, your night out in Vegas wouldn’t be complete without seeing a live show of none other than the legend herself – Celine Dion. Performing at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Celine’s show features her biggest hits as well as a collection of timeless artists from all generations and genres. Some of these artists include Elvis, Billy Joel, Queen, and Prince. Celine performs with 31 onstage musicians including a five-piece horn section and a 16-piece string orchestra. It’s a show that you won’t soon forget!

Guide to Shopping for Your Halloween Costume in Vegas

Once you’ve experienced the energy and joy of a Las Vegas New Year’s or the relaxing vibes of Memorial Day weekend, you’ll never again want to celebrate another holiday anywhere else but Sin City. This month, Halloween provides the perfect excuse to dress up for this devilishly fun holiday.

If you’re staying at Club de Soleil over Halloween weekend, keep the following  stores in mind to help you find the perfect costume this year.

BLACK CAT COSTUMES & NOVELTIES

Located at 2350 S. Rainbow Blvd, Suite 1, this all-encompassing costume and accessory store has virtually anything you’d need to create a memorable and distinctive costume. From Superhero outfits to Star Wars-themed costumes, and all of the classics, Black Cat Costumes & Novelties truly has it all. And, it’s open year-round so you don’t have to worry about timing your visit!

 HALLOWEEN EXPRESS OF LAS VEGAS

This massive store is located at 9731 South Eastern Avenueright in Silverado Ranch. Home to more than 10,000 Halloween costumes and all necessary accessories, Halloween Express is the place to be, if you’re on the west side ofLas Vegas. They also carry a full assortment of decorations to help you throw a festive party or decorate your home.

 STAR COSTUME & THEATRICAL SUPPLY

If you’re looking for something a few steps up from your standard Halloween costume this year, consider paying a visit to Star Costume & Theatrical Supply located at3230 South Valley View Blvd., Suite 120 in centralLas Vegas. This store is open year-round and features an assortment of costumes from just about every genre imaginable. Stage-quality makeup, wigs, accessories, and more are available to help you create the ultimate Halloween costume.

 AMERICAN COSTUMES OF LAS VEGAS

In business in Las Vegassince 1978, American Costumes is centrally located at390 West Sahara Avenue and features a wide variety of costumes and accessories. And if you’re planning a party or event around Halloween, they can even provide additional services like specialized balloons and singing telegrams. ThisLas Vegas institution is worth a visit any time of the year!

Still haven’t planned out your costume? Not to worry! These stores will help spark your creativity and have you headed in the right direction, if you decide to do a little last-minute shopping for Halloween. No need to stress about it for weeks in advance; we have you covered.

What to Know About Las Vegas’ Premium Outlet Malls

Las Vegas is famous for its towering casinos, 24/7 gambling, and glittery shows. With its bright lights, the extravagant entertainment, and never-ending cocktails, Las Vegas is certainly a “grown-up” amusement park filled with exotic and diverse attractions. However, another obsession is burning bright in the desert – one that pulls visitors in from around the world.  Shopping!

Home of two expansive premium outlet malls, Las Vegas represents an exciting pilgrimage for shoppers of every age and style. Here’s what you need to know about Las Vegas’ Premium Outlet Malls to maximize your shopping adventure the next time you’re at Club de Soleil!

Bringing Fashion to the Desert

In 2003, mega retail trust Simon Property Group unveiled their 435,000 sq. ft. Premium Outlet Mall, which is now known as North Premium Outlets. A thriving success and iconic Las Vegas tourist and local favorite, the outlet was expanded to 540,000 sq. ft. in 2008 and was then fully remodeled in 2011. Adding convenience for shoppers, the Premium Outlet Mall now has two locations in Las Vegas – offering a diverse experience with numerous unique brands.

North Premium Outlets

Las Vegas Premium Outlets North is located in the hot and newly revitalized Downtown Las Vegas area. Just minutes off the famed Strip, the North Outlet is easily accessible from I-15, Exit 41B – Charleston Boulevard. Near the trendy and bustling Fremont Street Experience, this hugely popular shopping destination is easily accessible by taxi and public transit. An outdoor mall – the North Premium Outlets feature misters to help combat the Vegas summer heat. A newly added Cheesecake Factory adds a delicious food stop, amidst the 40 acres of retailers and shops.

Shop till you drop at the North Outlets, which features 175 outlet stores – ranging from high-end brands like Kate Spade and Michael Kors to popular retailers like Ann Taylor and Hot Topic. Enjoy the leisurely vibe and close proximity to downtown Las Vegas.

South Premium Outlets

A mere eight miles from the North Premium Outlets is the second of Las Vegas’ famous outlets – the South Premium Outlets. Located less than three miles from the Strip, the South Outlets are easily accessible from I-15 and I-215. Slightly south of the center of Las Vegas, the South Premium Outlets serve vacationers, as well as the surrounding neighbors of Henderson.

This beautiful indoor, climate-controlled outlet features 140 stores and shops and a newly renovated outdoor walkway and retail center. Scattered throughout the indoor outlet are fast food and “food court” style offers – ensuring you keep up your energy and hydration for more hours of strolling and shopping.  

Las Vegas: Outlet Shopping Destination

Vegas offers so much more than gambling! Shop some of the most desired and renowned names in fashion – all at outlet prices. You might want to bring another suitcase to travel home with all of your amazing outlet finds!

Lobby Waiting Area

Vacation ownership at Club now an even greater value

Club 2’s gorgeous lobby

An increase in lodging rates in 2015 – up more than 18 percent over the previous year owing to a rise in travel frequency – now more than ever underscores the value of vacation ownership.

Consistency of cost is a timeshare hallmark, and while hotel room pricing rose to an average of $102.64 per night in 2015 from $86.55 in 2014, your vacation club remained unaffected by market trends and subsequent supply and demand economics.

Ownership means you are never subject to the unpredictable pricing practices of opportunistic Las Vegas hotels, whose rates rise exorbitantly with each UFC event, mega boxing match or New Year’s Eve weekend.

Conversely, the cost of timeshare ownership remains steady and affordable, with property upkeep through the responsible application of maintenance fees the primary objective – not the wringing of every last dime out of the consumer.

As you’ve discovered, timeshare ownership at Club de Soleil a great bet, and we are humbled and honored to count you among our vacation club members. We take seriously our responsibility to provide you with a beautifully maintained property and look forward to helping you make wonderful vacation memories year after year.