The four-star Hard Rock Hotel & Casino exudes entertainment with 17 floors of rooms, on-site attractions, and a central location two miles from the Strip. The moodily lit, modernly decorated standard double-queen and king rooms come preinstalled with plasma TVs, a view of either the pool or the mountains, and a bed that must be defeated in a game of seven-sheet stud before allowing guests to enter. Two miles from McCarran International Airport, the hotel can be the first hop or last stop of a day or night spent traversing the closely packed attractions, including the ever-glowing Strip, the Liberace Museum, and the vibrant downtown area. Guests can call boredom’s bluff with on-site attractions that include a casino, live music, restaurants, a nightclub, a full-service spa, a fitness center, and an outdoor swimming pool.
The friendly staff at Power Sports Packages shuttles sports fiends to games and special events with all-inclusive sports travel packages. Departing from a base in Las Vegas, motorcoaches rumble through southern California, Arizona, and the surrounding areas to drop off passengers at horse races, ski resorts, and live mascot births for one-day trips or weekend getaways. Soon, Power Sports Packages plans to offer trips to other events such as baseball, football, and basketball games, as well as car races and hockey matches. Great for incentivizing employee behavior, bonding with friends, or proving to a skeptical child that Santa played quarterback in college, these upscale sporting experiences allow fans to relax and enjoy the game as Power Sports Packages handles the rest.
In her 2006 memoir, Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert recounts her soul-searching journey after a divorce. She learns about pleasure while dining across Italy and explores devotion while meditating in India, but she learns how to balance these two qualities in Bali, where she ends up falling in love. An island with steep mountain slopes and rich, sanctified culture, Bali is the focus of Spirit Quest Tours‘ seven-day themed excursion inspired by Gilbert's journeys. Along the way, sojourners will stay at Pertiwi Resort—which is located right down the street from where Gilbert stayed—and they’ll meet her Balinese healers, Ketut and Wayan. Spirit Quests Tours' co-founder and experienced Bali traveler, American-born Halle Eavelyn, leads travelers accompanied by a local guide to all destinations in Bali.Days 1–2: After arriving in Ubud—one of Bali's major art and culture centers—visitors can unwind and dine at the resort's garden restaurant, which serves macrobiotic Pan-Asian fare. In the morning, everyone will get a chance to meet fellow travelers and discuss what they love about Gilbert's book in a post-breakfast orientation. Then it's off to learn Balinese praying rituals and enjoy a spa day, in which skilled specialists perform massages and facials using locally blended aromatherapy oils.Days 3–4: Early meditation and yoga sessions begin each day of the trip, which will also be interspersed with excerpt readings from Eat, Pray, Love and optional debates about Gilbert’s favorite pronoun. On this leg, the trek bounds from Ubud's outdoor markets into Ubud Monkey Forest, a sanctuary where humans coexist with nearly 350 Balinese long-tailed macaques. Temples surround the forest, but even the trees are considered sacred here—some of them are used exclusively for making ritual masks or building shrines. Along the way, groups will join shaman Wayan for a vitamin lunch and later enjoy a private buffet amid rice paddies in the small Gulgingan village.Days 5–6: During the last leg of the journey, visitors can barter with local artisans for handcrafted jewelry, art, and wood carvings. Everyone has the option of getting their palm read by Ketut Liyer, the friendly healer who spent many days with Gilbert during her travels. Later, Balinese guides lead the group to Tirta Empul, a sacred site more than 1,000 years old. It’s said that the 13 holy springs here have curative powers. To celebrate the last night in Bali and the invention of Gutenberg's printing press, guests will then join a torch-lit, farewell dinner of fresh seafood with a backdrop of live music and dancing.Day 7: Visitors are free to spend the last day shopping in Ubud or relaxing in the resort's spa before a private transfer whisks them to the airport with plenty of time to catch their flights.Please check the itinerary and details pages for more information about the tour.
The Grand Canyon. The Hoover Dam. Death Valley. The American Southwest is filled with marvels both natural and man-made, and the professional tour guides at Sweetours know all of their secrets. Whether they're venturing onto the Skywalk on the West Rim of the Grand Canyon, exploring the art of hydroelectric power at the Hoover Dam, or gazing at the series of colorful Navajo-sandstone cliffs that make up Zion National Park’s Grand Staircase, tour groups shuttle between their hotels and their eventual destinations via comfortable coaches. At the helm of each trip is a knowledgeable guide capable of answering questions and deflecting circling vultures with a single withering glance.
With designated drivers at the helm of luxury tour buses and knowledgeable party hosts schmoozing with bouncers, Maxim Travel’s groups of guests travel up and down the Strip to partake of Vegas’ top nightclubs. Partygoers select one of Maxim Travel’s party packages, some of which include transportation on an elegant party bus, and commence the revelries at A-list clubs such as LAX, SHe and Chateau Nightclub and Lounge at Paris Las Vegas. Thanks to the company’s many connections, their clients glean VIP status and admission to the clubs without waiting in long lines, paying costly covers, or performing mandatory Macarenas.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Eli Roth's Goretorium didn't start out as a $10 million project. "I kept adding stuff," he said. Roth's Hostel and Cabin Fever movie franchises, among others, have earned him a spot in the notoriously gruesome "Splat Pack" of filmmakers. He meticulously designed each detail of the fictional Delmont Hotel—a rundown establishment rumored to be run by murderous proprietors—to keep visitors screaming 365 days a year, and he continues to add frightening new elements.
Actor-victims scream as they fall to a giant meat grinder and other atrocities, prompting guests to hasten their self-guided journey through winding, dungeon-like hallways lined with mangled body parts. From the film-worthy costumes and sound effects to the carefully chosen slot machines in the lobby's casino, the site is "a stew of horror tropes mixed with an eye for decade-crossing design," according to CNN. The place, says EW.com, "may just be the kind of gruesome, bloody year-round destination horror fans have been salivating for."
Visitors emerging from their frightful tour stumble toward the outdoor, '60s-themed Baby Dolls Lounge overlooking The Strip. There, they can soothe their nerves with spooky cocktails, be entertained by go-go dancers dressed like zombies, and possibly catch a glimpse of celebrities such as Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber or Marilyn Manson. Hardcore gore enthusiasts even get married on the premises by a vampire or zombie minister, conveniently satisfying the "something borrowed" requirements with a plate of fresh brains.
In an event inspired by The Amazing Race, teams of two contestants trek through various locations throughout their city, guided by 10 brainteasing clues that either direct participants to a new locale, or demand chasers perform a creative task. Each chase consists of 10–25 teams, who bolt from their starting location to scour city streets for one to four hours. The first team to dash across the finish line wins a trophy and free entry into a championship version of the Great Chase, whose winner takes home $10,000.