Stray Boots is an interactive tour that sets friends and family members loose on an exhilarating, knowledge-fueled undertaking guided by clues, trivia, and riddles. They operate in cities across the country, dividing them into special themed tours that contain the historical sites, local areas of interest, or eccentric child mayors unique to each city. During the explorations, clues point the way to cultural hot spots, which Stray Boots communicates via their official mobile app. At least one player on the team will need an iPhone or Android phone to receive clues, and none of the self-guided tours require previous knowledge of the city. Adventurers play at their own pace—most tours take two to three hours to finish—which allows them to spend more time learning about the city and photographing vibrant fire hydrants for aquacentric scrapbooks.
Producer and V Theater owner David Saxe was born into Vegas show business, raised by a mother who danced at Les Folies Bergere and a father who led the band for the Rat Pack. The Saxe family’s entertainment legacy continues with the V Theater. The venue runs its 12 concurrent shows in a 40,000-square-foot space divided into four showrooms on multiple floors, each retaining an intimate feeling with seating that brings the audience closer to performers. The V Theater’s current shows range from a seven-act, family-friendly Ultimate Variety Show to Marc Savard’s Comedy Hypnosis, where Savard persuades audience members to hilariously dance, act like animals, and ghostwrite his autobiography.
From its inception in the 1980s performance-art scene in New York, the Blue Man Group’s shows have evolved from impromptu sets in Central Park to stages across the world. The eponymous blue-skinned trio, described by the Chicago Tribune as “ever-curious, ever-hopeful, ever-restless,” remains unchanged by its more than two-decade tenure, still bewildered by the telescoping tubes of PVC piping it uses as instruments and the appreciative applause of the audience. But the group's shows are nothing if not timely, deftly posing questions about technology and stardom.
The spectacle is equal parts aural and visual, with live rock bands accompanying the men as they tap out rhythms on tangled snarls of pipe and flail wobbly poles covered in neon lights. Videos provide context for the speechless drummers, as well as a constant stream of wry humor. Evenings with the Blue Man Group build to a festive conclusion, bathing the audience in brilliant bursts of light and cheery floods of color-changing balloons.
With a stay at The Palazzo Resort Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas (The Strip), you'll be minutes from The Shoppes at the Palazzo and Fashion Show Mall. This 5-star resort is within close proximity of Sands Expo Convention Center and The Auto Collections.
Make yourself at home in one of the 3066 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and CD players. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while 42-inch LCD televisions with cable programming provide entertainment. Bathrooms feature separate bathtubs and showers with handheld showerheads and televisions. Conveniences include safes and desks, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Take time to pamper yourself with a visit to the full-service spa. After enjoying recreational amenities such as a casino and a nightclub, a lucky night at the casino is the perfect end to the day. This resort also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.
Enjoy a meal at one of the resort's dining establishments, which include 17 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access 24-hour room service. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a business center, and limo/town car service. Event facilities at this resort consist of small meeting rooms, a ballroom, and banquet facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge, and free valet parking is available onsite.
A short walk takes visitors to the Strip's award-winning musicals and fantastical architecture, and Vegas-style gaming at the Hard Rock Casino is just steps away from the resort. At the same time, often-overlooked family-friendly attractions entertain parents and children alike. At the 180-acre Springs Preserve park, the Origen Museum exhibits gila monsters native to the Mojave Desert, and the Nevada State Museum chronicles local history through prehistoric skeletons and fossils of ancient Tamagotchis. For an outdoor day trip, families can hike the Mars-like crimson stone at Red Rock Canyon, located 15 miles west of Las Vegas.
The Trump International Hotel Las Vegas is only a stone’s throw from the strip and considering its location, it’s hard to believe how sedate and soothing The Trump can be. The level of service and sumptuousness should not surprise, and the rooms are truly among the most elegant and amenity-rich in the city. The pool deck offers private cabanas and daybeds to while away hours, while the adjacent spa offers unmatched restorative treatments. The lobby bar is an excellent spot for a serious meeting, and should the shopping bug bite, Fashion Show Mall's impressive array of names – including Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Macy's and Forever 21 – live directly across from the front entrance. Strip resorts including Wynn/Encore and Venetian/Palazzo are within reasonable walking distance.