Category Archives: Behind the Scene

Adventure Off the Las Vegas Strip

The array of brightly lit neon signs and luxurious hotels and casinos attract millions of visitors each year for the chance to try their luck at the gaming tables and slot machines. Many people come to Las Vegas to see elaborate live shows that often feature celebrity entertainment. However, beyond the glitz and glamor of Fremont Street, the Strip, and luxurious hotel suites in Las Vegas are many equally interesting attractions waiting to be explored.

Play Retro Games

Reminisce about yesteryear while visiting the Pinball Hall of Fame. Part museum, part game room, this facility contains hundreds of iconic games on arcade and pinball machines from the ’50s to the ’90s. There is no cover charge to get in on the fun. However, playing costs a quarter for the oldest games and up to $0.50 for the newer ones.

Explore the Dark Side of Vegas

A trip to the downtown Mob Museum provides visitors with little-known information concerning the criminal activity that not only occurred in Sin City but across the planet. The compelling destination has three floors of fascinating history boasting personal items that once belonged to gangsters and relics from historic events. Tours include virtual guides provided by celebrity actors who portray mobsters along with costumed staff who, together, bring the iconic era to life. Guests also have the chance to test their shooting skills and relax while enjoying classic gangster films.

Eldorado Canyon

The canyon is situated a mere 45 minutes from the Strip. Along with the nearby Black Canyon and Colorado River, this destination was once part of the gold rush. The area was also notorious for feuds and battles. The Techatticup Mine offers tours of a site that was active from 1861 to 1942. While walking through the mine, guests have the chance to see how miners determined the locations that held the precious metal and labor-intensive equipment and methods used to extract the mineral. The site additionally features authentic movie backdrops, which provide the chance to take amusing selfies. Consider renting a canoe or kayak to see the spectacular scenery from the perspective of the Colorado River.

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Downtown Las Vegas Travel Tips

Las Vegas has so much to offer; it’s hard to know where to start. Here’s a few pointers for your next trip to downtown Vegas!

Get a Players Club Card

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“Players club cards offer you an exclusive property experience with access to tournaments giveaways and more. The 24K Select Players Club at the Golden Nugget offers discounts at retail, priority dinning and even additional points on  your birthday. Signing up is easy. Head to the players club desk when you arrive at the casino and show them your ID.

Hunt for Happy Hour

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If your a first time Vegas visitor, you may suffer from sticker shock when ordering a drink. However, most downtown properties have killer happy hours. Red Sushi and Cadillac Mexican Kitchen and Tequila Bar at the Golden Nugget offer more than half off sake, sushi, blended and mixed tequilas and Mexican bites.

Discounts to Downtown Attractions

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Whether it’s the 200,00 gallon shark tank at the Golden Nugget, Slotzilla Zipline, Mob Museum or Smith’s Center, downtown has everything you’re looking for and your property has discounts for visitors! At check-in, ask for downtown and hotel coupons.

Explore in Style

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Don’t stick to the same boring cab transportation. Checkout the entire city with a Big Bus Tour. Receive a guided tour inside the best spots in Vegas and ride on a double decker bus!

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Downtown Las Vegas Nightlife – Best Bars

Downtown Las Vegas is best known for it’s live concerts and epic meal times. But the bar scene is what keeps the city alive at night. Here’s a list of the best bars in downtown Las Vegas.

The Laundry RoomCommon Wealth

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Located in the heart of Fremont East, Common Wealth offers more than the average cocktail experience. With two stories of 1940’s glam, it’s the best kept secret downtown.

The Laundry Room is a hidden speakeasy coined from it’s history as the original laundry facility of the El Cortez Hotel and Casino. This exclusive bar is invitation only and comes with it’s own set of house rules: no texting, no photos and no PDA.

How to get in: Text a secret number for instructions on how to enter.

Cadillac Mexican Kitchen and Tequila Bar – Golden Nugget Las Vegas

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Located at the Golden Nugget Las Vegas, Cadillac Mexican Kitchen and Tequila Bar offers over 70 different Tequilas. Cadillac is also known for their delectable bites and tapas.

Hosting one of the best Happy Hours on property, Cadillac offers an extensive discounted menu from 4 – 7 p.m. Monday – Friday. Their selection includes fruitful concoctions such as the Guava frozen margarita and traditional Mexican Street Tacos.

365 Tokyo Inspire

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Looking for an unforgettable downtown experience? 365 Tokyo, located at Inspire, was created with you in mind.

It’s secret location, glass box hovering over Fremont East, features an award-winning mixologist, SeongHa Lee. Lee creates custom-made cocktails personalized for the taste and mood of each guest.

How to get in: This exclusive experience is reserved for members of Inspire.

 

Downtown Cocktail Room – Fremont East

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Courtesy of Downtown Cocktail Room

If your looking for ambiance and mystery, you have to visit Downtown Cocktail Room. This bar challenges the average bar definition offering unique seating and doors.

This bar is more than unforgettable drinks. Downtown Cocktail Room created to be a word-of-mouth destination offering a secluded speakeasy-style room perfect for an intimate get together, bathroom stalls featuring trick mirrors and a hidden entry.

How to get in: There’s no handle or door knob on the glass panels underneath the entry sign. Look for the one that’s actually made of steel and push it to get inside.

Mingo Kitchen & Lounge – Arts District

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Courtesy of Mingo Kitchen and Lounge

Located in the heart of the Arts District, Mingo Kitchen & Lounge is downtown’s hipster cousin. Mingo pushed the limits of average cocktails serving daring mixes like #BeAbducted, which substitutes vodka for Alien Tequila.

The joint hasn’t forgotten about basic needs of this generation. There are also chargers for both iPhones and Androids built into the bar. Guests can even order a pet friendly “Bowser Beer” perfect for man’s best friend.

Park On Fremont – Fremont East

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With the DIY consumer in mind, Park On Fremont offers the only gallery themed bar downtown. From the wall paper to the seating, every aspect of Park is sure to ignite your senses.

Park also offers a hidden private patio for well informed guests. There is no pass code or reservation. Most adventurous guests stumble upon this in exploration.

How to get in: Head straight through the back bar patio and look for the opening behind the wall of plates. There you will discover an intimate adult playground.

Bar Prohibition!Golden Gate

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Courtesy of Golden Gate Hotel and Casino

Looking for a location rich in downtown Las Vegas history? At Bar Prohibition!, you can sip on Frank Sinatra’s favorite cocktails and make history as as several musical legends did.

Bar Prohibition! will transport you to the original Las Vegas. The legendary Flaming Side Car is rumored to be named after an army captain in World War II, France who liked to drive to his favorite bar in a motorcycle sidecar.

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Las Vegas Luxury Suites at the Golden Nugget

Looking for the perfect getaway at a downtown Las Vegas hotel? Golden Nugget Las Vegas Hotel and Casino is your answer!

Golden Nugget offers dozens of Las Vegas luxury suites perfect for every occasion and budget.

Let’s break down Golden Nugget’s suites and discover which is perfect for your next Vegas vacation.

Rush Tower is home to several suites: Gold Rush, Junior Corner Suite, East End Suite, Parlor Suite and the San Francisco Suite.

Gold Rush Suite: This suite includes unlimited access to WIFI, gym, in room water and coffee, key accessed floor, snacks near elevators every morning, newspapers, complimentary boarding passes and parking and a waived resort fee.

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Gold Rush Suite

Junior Corner Suite: This suite comes with VIP check-in, turn down service, two sitting areas and an oversized soaking tub.

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Junior Corner Suite

East End Suite:This suite comes with VIP check-in, turn down service, two sitting areas, walk-in rain shower, oversized soaking tub, walk-in closet and leather sofa.

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East End Suite

San Francisco Suite: This suite includes VIP check-in, turn down service, leather sofa, oversized soaking tub, walk-in rain tree shower, two sitting areas and walk-in closet.

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San Francisco Suite

Gold Tower is home to: Gold Club, Junior Suite, Parlor Suite, Scarlet Suite, Vegas Baby and Penthouse Suites.

Gold Club Suite: This suite includes unlimited access to WIFI, gym, in room water and coffee, key accessed floor, snacks near elevators every morning, newspapers, complimentary boarding passes and parking and a waived resort fee.

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Gold Club

Junior Suite: This suite includes VIP check-in, turn down service and a wet bar. 

Gold Junior Suite
Gold Junior Suite

Parlor Suite: This suite includes VIP check-in, turn down service, a jetted bathtub and a wet bar.

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Gold Parlor Suite

Scarlet Suite: This suite includes a jetted tub, wet bar, VIP check-in and turn down service.

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Scarlet Suite

Vegas Baby: This suite includes a jetted tub, wet bar, VIP check-in and turn down service.

Chairman Penthouse: This suite has two bedrooms, a living room, balcony Jacuzzi, wet bar, piano, jetted tub, VIP check-in and turn down service.

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Chairman Penthouse
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Chairman Bedrooms

Roger Thomas Penthouse: This suite includes a jetted tub, a walk-in rain tree shower, a wet bar and VIP check-in.

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Roger Thomas Living Room
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Presidential Penthouse: This room comes custom with a Golden Nugget pool table, a jetted tub, a walk-in rain tree shower, a wet bar and VIP check-in.

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Presidential Bedroom
Presidential Penthouse
Presidential Penthouse

Lillie Langtry Penthouse: This suite includes a jetted tub, a walk-in rain tree shower, a wet bar and VIP check-in. 

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Lillie Langtry Bedroom
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Lillie Langtry Living room

Fremont Penthouse: This suite includes a jetted tub, a walk-in rain tree shower, a wet bar and VIP check-in. 

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Fremont Bedroom
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Fremont Living room

Empire Penthouse: This suite includes a jetted tub, a walk-in rain tree shower, a wet bar and VIP check-in.

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Empire Bathroom
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Empire Bedroom

Spa Tower is home to the most coveted of the hotels suites. Several rooms have options for a pool view and lanai.

Spa Tower – 1 bedroom: This suite comes with VIP check-in and turn down services, 2 stories, two bathrooms, a spiral staircase and a wet bar.

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1 Bedroom Spa
1 Bedroom Spa
1 Bedroom Spa

Spa Tower – 2 bedroom: This suite includes VIP check-in, turn down service, automatic drapes and lighting, three rooms (2 bedrooms and 1 living room), a whirlpool tub, a walk-in steam shower and a wet bar.

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2 Spa Bedroom
2 Spa Living Room
2 Spa Living Room

 

For more information on booking a room at the Golden Nugget, CLICK HERE or call 800-634-3454.

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Not your average players card

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For avid gamblers, a player’s card is the life line to winnings. For every hour spent building expertise, this tiny piece of plastic racks up the cash.

But what if you’re not a high roller? Is there really any benefit to snagging a player’s card?

When venturing to the Golden Nugget, the answer is always YES!

The start of 2015 marked many changes at the Golden Nugget Las Vegas including a brand new casino player system. No longer does the Nugget use the past 24K Club. They have officially upgrade to the 24K Select Players Club.

What makes this new system so much better than any other property? The answer is simple.

The 24K Select Player’s Club is based around a four tier system awarding players amenities through out the entire hotel.

Let’s break down each tiers benefits:

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24K: 0 – 3,999 Tier Credits

  • Invitation to Members-Only Events and Tournaments
  • Dining and Retail Select Benefits
  • Room Discounts
  • 5% Discount in Salon and Spa
  • 5% Discount at Retail Shops
  • Redeem Select Rewards at Landry’s Restaurants
  • Pre-Sale Tickets Access to Events
  • Exclusive Personalize Offers

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Premier: 4,000 – 23,999 Tier Credits

  • Invitation to Members-Only Events and Tournaments
  • Dining and Retail Select Benefits
  • Room Discounts
  • 10% Discount in Salon and Spa
  • 10% Discount at Retail Shops
  • Redeem Select Rewards at Landry’s Restaurants
  • Pre-Sale Tickets Access to Events
  • Exclusive Personalize Offers
  • Renewal/ Appreciation Gift

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Chairman: 24,000 – 99,999 Tier Credits

  • Invitations to Members-Only Events and Tournaments
  • Dining and Retail Select Benefits
  • Priority Slot Service
  • Room Discounts
  • 15% Discount in Salon and Spa
  • Complimentary Room Upgrade
  • VIP Hotel Check-in
  • Priority Access to Cabanas
  • Spa/ Salon Priority Reservations
  • 15% Discount at Retail Shops
  • Redeem Select Rewards at Landry’s Restaurants
  • Priority Landry Restaurants Seating
  • Pre-Sale Tickets Access to Events
  • Exclusive Personalize Offers
  • Renewal/ Appreciation Gift
  • Access to Priority Reservation Lines
  • Priority Valet Service

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Elite: 100,000+ Tier Credits

  • Invitations to Members-Only Events and Tournaments
  • Priority Slot Services
  • Dining and Retail Select Benefits
  • Room Discounts
  • 20% Discount in Salon and Spa
  • Complimentary Room Upgrade
  • VIP Hotel Check-in
  • Priority Access to Cabanas
  • Spa/Salon Priority Reservations
  • Casino Host
  • Free Fitness Center Access
  • 20% Discount at Retail Shops
  • Redeem Select Rewards at Landry’s Restaurants
  • Free Valet
  • VIP Buffet and Claim Jumper Line
  • Priority Landry Restaurants Seating
  • Pre-Sale Tickets Access to Events
  • VIP Seating
  • Exclusive/ Personalized Offers
  • Renewal/ Appreciation Gift
  • Priority Reservation Lines
  • Guaranteed Parking
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The very best part about the 24K Select Players Club, aside from the awesome incentives, is even if you’ve never played on property, Golden Nugget offers match play from other casinos. The 24K Select Players Club awards new players their respective tier based on our point values.

So, if you call another casino you home, bring your play to the Golden Nugget and be treated like royalty.

Visit the 24K Select Players Club today!

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Sneak Peak of our Shark Tank Tours!

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Ever wonder what’s really going on behind the scenes of our famous Shark Tank? Well, here’s your opportunity!

The Golden Nugget’s Box Office is working with the Biology department to give guests an inside peak at the Shark Tank.

Every week, Thursday through Saturday, Golden Nugget Biologists take guests on a behind the scenes tour. Guests get a chance to go above the Shark Tank pool and learn about every fish inside!

You’ll get to see all the equipment that biologists have to use when maintaining the Tank, what types of food the fish eat and so much more.

At the end of the tour, guests leave with a souvenir shark tooth!

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Here’s a sneak peak of my adventure in one of the Shark Tank Tours!

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Our tour guide, Nicole, is a shark fanatic and knows just about everything there is to know about the amazing creatures in the Tank.

Nicole explained that the biologists dive into the Tank every day to keep is nice and clean. At first, this sounded extremely dangerous swimming around in a tank of sharks, but Nicole described the safety process in which the divers always follow including using diving signals and safety nets.

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We then moved on to eating habits. It’s strange to believe so many fish and the sharks live harmoniously within the Tank. According to Nicole, the sharks are pretty picky and your average fish just won’t cut it.

They are served restaurant quality foods twice a week including mullet, shrimp, salmon and squid. Talk about a gourmet meal. The sharks are kept so well fed that they’re too full to even think about bothering any of the other fish.

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My favorite part of the tour was learning about the sharks personalities. Nicole explained that they biologists do not name the sharks because they are not considered pets. However, a few of the sharks did already come with names.

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Monty, for example, is a nurse shark that has been trained to follow signals. He follows red dots placed in the water that direct him to his feeding area. He’s learned that touching the dot means food.

Saxon and Sierra are also an interesting pair. They are the only male and female Zebra sharks in the Tank.

And that was my shark tank tour! Book one for yourself and see what’s swimming around in the Golden Nugget Shark Tank.

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