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All month long, we’ve been giving you the chance to be a high roller on a $10,000 getaway to Las Vegas. True, only 1 lucky winner will get VIP access to Vegas’ red-hot culinary scene or a bird’s-eye view of the Strip from a hot-air balloon, but there’s nothing stopping you from planning a last-minute trip to Sin City. Already picturing yourself lounging in a poolside cabana or testing your luck at the craps tables? Mentally add these Vegas weekend must-haves to your packing list.

The Weekender: Las Vegas

Clockwise from top left: Classic Panama hat to shield the sun | Thong sandal that’s as easy on the eyes as it is to slip on and off | Colorful carry-on that will stand out from the crowd | Abstract pouch for packing or poolside essentials | Metallic cat-eye shades to make a statement

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Anyone who’s ever been to Las Vegas has a story — whether it’s one you want to share with others can be a story in itself. This time, however, what happens in Vegas … is perfectly planned for you, by you!

On this once-in-a-lifetime adventure to the “Entertainment Capital of the World,” 1 lucky winner and a guest will have the opportunity to plan their own $10,000 excursion from a wide variety of first-class entertainment options. READ MORE

International Travel Goods Show (Photo Courtesy of Troy Petenbrink)

Talking about weight is usually not polite conversation, but it has been a hot topic this week at the International Travel Goods Show in Las Vegas. Hosted by the Travel Goods Association, the show lets manufacturers link up with retail buyers in hopes of getting their goods to consumers.

In this day and age, when an extra pound can be the difference between a $25 or $100 check-baggage fee, it is no surprise that luggage manufacturers have put themselves on major diets. Nearly all of the 300 exhibitors were touting new, lighter products.
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Book by Nov. 20.

As the weather cools off, travel is starting to wind down in destinations across the US. That’s not the case for Las Vegas. This party and entertainment city keeps going strong — and arguably is at its strongest — through winter, and it’s offering some great deals to boot.

This getaway package from Delta Vacations, is one of them. It offers round-trip flights; a 3-night stay at the 4-star Monte Carlo Resort and Casino; 2 complimentary tickets to Blue Man Group; and all taxes and fees for $314 per person.
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Book by Oct. 31.

One of the most anticipated new hotels on the famed Las Vegas Strip is now open, and you get to stay there for 25% off. The 4-star SLS Las Vegas only recently opened its doors to the public in late August after a multimillion-dollar renovation of the iconic Sahara Hotel and Casino. Now, it’s confirmed as one of the hottest spots to stay during your time in Sin City.
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Over the years, Las Vegas has evolved into a mecca for gambling, parties and entertainment. And since 1959, the iconic “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign has been a symbol for the city, greeting travelers as they arrive, and providing them with a memorable photo op.

This week, we’re throwing it back to the 1970s when a Vegas showgirl posed in front of the historic landmark on Las Vegas Boulevard.

Don’t forget to check back every week this month for our Vintage Summer Throwback Thursdays.

 

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Last week, TravelChannel.com Interactive Producer Ben Breslerman traveled to Las Vegas to film 3 original features for TravelChannel.com.  It wasn’t Ben’s first time traveling to Las Vegas, so what better way to get the inside scoop on the best places to stay, eat and “let loose” in Vegas!

Here’s what Ben had to say:
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Wide-eyed. A little overwhelmed. And, admittedly, a bit dazzled. That sums up how I felt my first few hours in Las Vegas, on my first ever trip to Vegas. “You haven’t been to Vegas?!” most people exclaimed when I told them this was my first trip. It seems no one could believe that I’d reached my 30s without at least 1 rite-of-passage, wild weekend in Vegas. And maybe that’s why I hadn’t felt a need to check this city off my list before now – I felt I could go without visiting a city full of Hangover-style debauchery laced with cheesy tourist traps. While I did find these things in Vegas, I surprisingly learned that it’s also possible to have a sophisticated and unexpected weekend here, too.

So if you want a mix of class and whimsy and OK, a few adventurous drinks, follow my first-timer’s 48-hour itinerary for Vegas.

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Whether you’re enjoying the bright lights of the big city or taking a family adventure to the city limits, Las Vegas has something for everyone.

Las Vegas vacations are hotter than ever. Popular shows and hotels, like Aria, make the famed Vegas Strip the place to get your party on. From trying your luck in the casino or hitting the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace to seeing Cirque de Soleil or scuba diving inside Mandalay Bay, there isn’t anything you can’t find on the Strip.

Don’t worry if casinos aren’t your thing –there is still plenty to do outside of the Strip that is sure to get your adrenaline rushing. From horseback riding through Red Rocks to checking out one of the US’s 7 wonders at the Hoover Dam, you definitely won’t find yourself with nothing to do in the Entertainment Capital of the World.

And tonight at 9|8c, on an all-new episode of Toy Hunter, Jordan and his assistant Julia head to Sin City in hopes of tracking down several vintage toys from the popular 1979 TV series, Buck Rodgers in the 25th Century.

Need inspiration for your perfect family getaway? Take a cue from travel expert and fun enthusiast, Trip Flip host Bert Kreischer, who will be giving away a trip of a lifetime to a lucky family during the 8 o’clock hour of Good Morning America, today, March 22.

One lucky family will have the opportunity to pick among 3 all-expenses-paid trips to various locations around the world. The first trip is a 7-day adventure to Hilton Head, SC, that includes golfing on pristine courses, a trip to the island’s largest arcade, a tour of the Harbour Town Lighthouse and much more.

The second of the 3 family getaways is a trip to sunny Anaheim, CA, where the ultimate family experience is almost guaranteed. With tickets to Disneyland, SeaWorld San Diego and Universal Studios Hollywood, what more could any young kid ask for? See the winning trip itinerary for Anaheim chosen by our lucky family.

The final trip being offered by Bert is to one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Paris. Take a trip to Musee du Louvre, France’s original royal palace and now home to the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo, just to name a few. Not only does this adventure include a trip to the Louvre, but it also lets you check out the Notre Dame Cathedral, offers a sightseeing cruise of the Seine River and so much more.

Feeling inspired to book your own trip yet? Find out which vacation that lucky family chooses tomorrow on Good Morning America.

Plus, don’t miss Trip Flip on Sunday @ 8|7c. In this all-new episode, Bert finds a young, engaged couple biking around a mall in Denver and convinces them to let him change their plans by taking them on an all-expenses-paid trip to Las Vegas. Seriously, how much convincing could that really take?

Check out exclusive behind-the-scenes photos from this Sunday’s episode.

Plus, make sure you take a look at Bert’s best travel tips for bidding, booking and buying.

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