Rock of Ages Las Vegas | Las Vegas, United States | Following my four reports on the shows I saw during my last visit to Las Vegas, Rock of Ages ranked second as my favorite production along the Vegas Strip. Fun, engaging, well performed, and entertaining, although being the longest show I’ve seen ever in Las Vegas. Rock of Ages plays at The Venetion Resort & Casino. For those of you not familiar with the story, Rock of Ages tells the story of Drew, a boy from South Detroit and Sherrie, a small-town girl, both in L.A. to chase their dreams of making it big and falling in love. Rock of Ages takes you back to the times of big bands with big egos playing big guitar solos and sporting even bigger hair! See my reviews on the other shows: Michael Jackson ONE, ZARKANA and ANSINTHE. Just a little warning and constructive criticism to all Las Vegas Strip shows, in particular to Cirque du Soleil. Sometimes having seven OK shows at the same time, does not equal to having one that is GREAT. And to the rest in general, well I felt most shows lacked of energy, and they all felt over-rehearsed, where you could tell the cast had to perform twice a day, at least 6 days a week. You know like when you go horseback ridding, and the horse walks knowing by hard the way to go, and you are just there pretending…. well that is how I felt. But hey shaded me right. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
ABSINTHE | Las Vegas, United States | I must say after having seen four shows along the strip during my stay in Las Vegas, last week, I must say this was the one with the least production, and the one with the most excitement and entertaining of them all. Naughty, fun, exotic, erotic, wild and wacky are just a few words to describe this acro-Burlesque cabaret show, recommended only for adults over 18+. Sassy and debauching comedy, sexy cast and wild acts happening merely feet away from the audience. I will let the videos say the rest. TIP is you are black, asian or white, gay or straight…. regardless what you are, be ready to be the center of the jokes, and they are ruthless with a very sharp but funny sense of humor. ABSINTHE plays in front of Caesars Palace in the Roman Plaza. For more information visit their website – www.absinthevegas.com. Enjoy the show. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour by Maverick | Las Vegas, Nevada | Do you want to WOW yourself and have an unique experience of Las Vegas ? Like a friend of mine told me last night “…OH you were in Vegas, that doesn’t count as a trip…”. Well guess WHAT, the Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour by Maverick Helicopters made it worth it indeed.
An over 3 hours tour of the Grand Canyon with the added value of Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, Mojave Desert, the Valley of Las Vegas and the sunset overview of The Strip (aka. Las Vegas Boulevard). My TIP, instead of taking only the sunset Helicopter Tour of The Strip, which I did the day before (see here), I suggest taking the Grand Canyon Tour which at the end includes also the Night Tour of The Strip. From USD 409 x person on.
Descend and land 3,500 feet into the Grand Canyon in Hualapai Indian Territory. Champagne, beverages and light snack on an exclusive panoramic bluff some 300 feet above the mighty Colorado River in one of the greatest natural wonders of the world.
Fly back and conclude your adventure with an exciting flight over Downtown Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Strip. Duration: approximately 4 hours (hotel to hotel). Departure Point: Las Vegas terminal (includes complimentary transportation to and from hotels within five miles of the Strip). Items To Bring: Camera, sunscreen, photo ID (for anyone 18 yrs or older) and if you should forget anything visit our gift shop.
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Rumor Boutique Hotel | Las Vegas, Nevada | If you are looking for a great alternative boutique option on a budget, close to The Strip and with a fair balance of quality, design, spacious rooms and fantastic outdoors pool area then Rumor Boutique Hotel might be your option. Just accross the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, over Harmon Avenue, and only a few minutes walk from Las Vegas Boulevard and The Strip. Is it GRAND, no is not. Is it LUXURIOUS, not is not. Is it TYPICAL VEGAS EXPERIENCE, probably not…. but it is 100% Gay-Friendly, has a great style, all new and full renovated suites and an unbeatable price. Locally is known as the small version of The Cosmopolitan. RUMOR is Las Vegas’ newest all-suite boutique hotel. Enjoy a cocktail at the bar or tapas at Addiction Restaurant. Stroll out to the pool and unwind in a palm-covered hammock or simply relax in your brand new suite. Modern chic boutique hotel, whether your Las Vegas trip is for business or pleasure you’ll enjoy exceptional accommodations close to the Las Vegas Strip action, McCarran International Airport, and the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Boutique suites have clean, modern design details with a choice of cool amenities like private balconies and elevated, in-room soaking tubs. Choose a poolside suite and open the floor-to-ceiling glass terrace doors and you’re steps away from the pool and cabana scene. Or choose an upper level balcony and kick back with a drink from the RUMOR bar or tapas fromAddiction Restaurant while you enjoy the pool view discreetly from above! Helmed by notorious chef Vic Vegas this sleek modern venue serves classic dishes with a twist for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Dine indoors or out on signature dishes like the Cuban Reuben, sea bass satay, or Kurobutakarmal pork. The Rumor Las Vegas pool is perfect for relaxed lounging or enjoying the pool party scene. Hide out in a seductive private cabana or be seen sunning on a poolside chaise with a cocktail from the bar. By day, the sun and sparkling water sooth and energize just steps from your Rumor suite. By night, it transforms into a happening hideaway with DJ’s spinning under shimmering lights. Rooms range from USD 79 on. Yes you read right. The PERKS of staying at Rumor… Dog/Pet Friendly, WiFi and guess what In-Room Free Porn Movies (classy ha ha). Also during the summer, Rumor Boutique Hotel plans to launch their new every Sunday Gay Pool Parties.
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Las Vegas Helicopter Tour | Las Vegas, Nevada | What a better way to see Las Vegas and the world famous renown Las Vegas Strip that from the air. Well that is exactly what I did this afternoon, courtesy of Maverick Helicopter Tours. A fantastic 12 minutes helicopter ride over the most iconic hotels and attractions of the Sin City.
A very brief safety introduction by one of their most handsome pilots, after having checked in and welcomed with a glass of champagne. Maverick is located only a few minutes away from The Strip and the main hotels. Not only they offer this Las Vegas and The Strip tours, but also half or full day tours to Hoover Dam and Grand Canyon.
Trust me, I have done helicopter tours and rides at the most impressive places in this world, but the Glitz and Glamour of the night neon flashing lights of Las Vegas, cannot be compared or matched. So I would suggest taking this tour, and if possible once the sun is down and the moon high up. This tour is very accessible, running from USD 114 on per person. (**) For bookings or inquiries do not hesitate to Contact Me. email@example.com | 646.460.6045 | Toll Free US. 800.729.7472 ext 205