Category Archives: Best of Las Vegas

Staying Cool in Las Vegas

Being in the middle of one of the country’s largest deserts means that the summer heat in Las Vegas is sweltering. Triple-digit temperatures are common and often do not dip below 110 until school starts again. In addition to dressing appropriately, hydrating and staying out of the direct sunlight, there are a number of activities and locations throughout the area that offer some relief.

Frozen Treat Indulgences

With respect to the heat, ice cream shops abound in the city. Ice cream cones, fancy sundaes and other frozen confections are plentiful, and different locations all boast specialties. Forget about the calories and visit one of the many spots that offer custard, gelato, ice cream or shaved ice. One location along iconic Fremont Street creates sundaes containing up to six scoops of ice cream. The expansive canopy along the avenue also provides welcome shade.

Venture to the Arctic

One popular casino provides guests with a chance to imagine being in Russia or Scandinavia in the midst of winter. After donning a parka and gloves, guests enter the bar where everything is crafted from blocks of ice and the temperature remains around zero degrees Fahrenheit year-round. The walls, bar, bar stools and artistic carvings are all made from frozen H2O. While the location serves any number of cocktails, the popular drink by the glass or bottle is vodka.

Take a Dip

Many hotels in Las Vegas feature inviting and refreshing swimming pools. Some are located outdoors while some are indoors, and each boasts special attractions that include exotic aquariums, infinity pools, tropical destinations or water park themes. Lounge and daybed seating are readily available along with poolside wait service. Perhaps relax and cool off in style in one of the private and sheltered cabanas that additionally include flat-screen TVs, refrigerators, expansive seating and a personal waiter. Visitors need merely choose The Tank as the best pool in downtown Las Vegas.

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The Ultimate Guide to downtown Las Vegas Restaurants

Unleash the foodie in you and experience the best dinning in Las Vegas. Downtown has everything your taste buds are hoping for.


Lilies Asian Cuisine – Golden Nugget Las Vegas


Open: 5 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Enjoy Chinese and Japanese appetizers, soups, salads, stir-fry and traditional Asian noodle dishes. Or dine at the hibachi table.

Red Sushi Golden Nugget Las Vegas


Open: 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Happy Hour: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. daily

Most popular appetizers include Ahi Poke on Lotus Chips, Spicy Tuna And Avocado Stack, and Tuna Tataki with citrus ponzu sauce.


Vic and Anthony’s – Golden Nugget Las Vegas

Vic & Anthony's Entrance

Open: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Voted Best Steak, Best Food and Best Service in Las Vegas by Open Table.

Oscar’s Steak House – Plaza


The restaurant’s entrées and appetizers are inspired by form Mayor Oscar B. Goodman’s family recipes and tailored to meet the tastes of even the most discerning diners.


Cadillac Mexican Kitchen and Tequila Bar –  Golden Nugget Las Vegas

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Open: 11 a.m. – 1 a.m. Mon. – Fri., 9 a.m. – 1 a.m. Sat., 9 a.m. – 12 a.m. Sun.

Happy Hour: 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Mon. – Fri.

Enjoy mouth-watering Mexican food and over 70 boutique Tequilas.

La Comida

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Enjoy Mexican favorites with and American rock twist.


Grotto – Golden Nugget Las Vegas


Open: 11:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. Sun.  – Thurs., 11:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. Fri. – Sat.

Happy Hour: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. Mon. – Fri. and 10:30 p.m. – 12 a.m. Sun. – Thurs.

Voted Best Italian by Casino Player’s Best Dining & Nightlife.

Andiamo Italian SteakhouseThe D Las Vegas


Open: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. Daily

Indulge in premium American steaks and irresistible Italian favorites


Chart House –  Golden Nugget Las Vegas

Chart House Las Vegas-1

Open: 11:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. Sun., 11:30 a.m. – 11 p.m. Mon. – Thurs., 11:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. Fri. – Sat.

Happy Hour: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Mon. – Fri.

Voted Best Seafood & Happy Hour by Casino Player’s Best Dining and Nightlife.

Hugo’s Cellar – Four Queens Hotel

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Open: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Daily

Voted Best Gourmet Room by Las Vegas Review Journal.


Claim Jumper –  Golden Nugget Las Vegas

Claim Jumpers

Open: 24 Hours Daily

The menu features a medley of homemade dishes, including burgers, sandwiches, fresh-baked pot pie, specialty salads, pasta, baby back pork ribs, seafood, Certified Angus Beef, USDA Choice steaks and more.

Therapy Las Vegas


Open: 11:30 a.m. – 11 p.m. Sun. – Thurs., 11:30 a.m. – 12 a.m. Fri. – Sat.

Therapy offers progressive, yet approachable American cuisine and hand-crafted cocktails

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Las Vegas: A Hub of International Experiences

If you are having a hard time deciding on where to take your next vacation, maybe you should consider taking a world tour of Las Vegas. Las Vegas is the one place where you can travel from Europe to Asia without having to get a passport or wait in line at customs. A tour of the downtown casinos in Las Vegas is a lot like traveling the world. Not only can you visit recreations of famous landmarks from New York to Paris to Cairo, you can even travel backward, and forward, in time.

Appeal to Your Senses

Hungry yet? #happyhour starts at 4 at #redsushi #vegas #dtlv #gnlv

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Las Vegas prides itself on appealing to all of our senses. Renowned for its excellent cuisine at affordable prices, every imaginable culinary delight is available to be sampled and savored. One of our favorites is Red Sushi in the Golden Nugget downtown. And with Las Vegas being a photographer’s paradise, you can capture photos from the times of the ancient Pharaohs to the American Old West at the height of the gold rush to the final frontier of space and beyond.

Strike Gold

Congratulations to this beautiful couple! Book your big day with us!

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Even the lucky few who struck gold in the Old West could not have imagined the degree of modern comfort and luxury available today. Hotels provide visiting guests to their desert oasis with an astonishing variety of amenities, from catering to deep-tissue massage. That is one reason that an estimated 120,000 weddings are hosted there each year. To satisfy your sense of sound, musical entertainment is often provided for guests free of charge.

Enjoy the Architecture

Even our smallest guests know how to enjoy a day in #vegas #humpday #midweektemptation #thetank @hideoutpoolclub

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While Las Vegas architecture is an art form itself, art lovers can also enjoy some of the world’s most amazing street art without even paying the price of admission to a museum. Offering the opportunity for budget-conscious vacationers to experience the luxury of gourmet dining, relaxing poolside and enjoying top-rate musical entertainment is what made Fremont Street famous.

Get Back What You Put In

A trip to Las Vegas can be your own personal reward program like those offered by the casinos. The more activities you participate in, the greater the rewards. Letting hotel staff worry about the cooking and cleaning while you take the time to appreciate the wonders of the world is one of the most rejuvenating experiences that life has to offer.

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Fun Ways to Spend Your Time While in Las Vegas

While most people envision gambling when they think of Las Vegas, many family-friendly things are available in the city that you may not have considered. You can easily entertain your entire family with these unique visitor attraction ideas.

Get Back to Nature

red rock canyon las vegas

There are many sightseeing tours to partake in while you are in Las Vegas. First is the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. A gorgeous and jaw-dropping view of the canyon awaits you. For your convenience, both hiking and driving tours are available.

Cool off at the Mob Museum

After spending the day in the desert, you can come back to the city and visit the Mob Museum. This museum focuses not only on the Mafia but also on the history of Las Vegas and how it came to be a city. The award-winning exhibits will keep you entertained for hours.

Wet and Wild

water slide at wet and wild las vegas

When you are ready to dip into the pool and relax after a long day, many options of hotel pools available are open to the public even if you are not a guest at that particular establishment. Each hotel has a uniquely themed pool area whether it be a beachfront design or filled with exotic creatures, you are sure to find the best pool downtown Las Vegas has to offer.

Have Fun

If you’re only in town for a short amount of time and want to have some fun in your hotel, The Golden Nugget offers gaming lessons for those who want to learn how to play like a professional! The most important thing to remember while you are visiting is just to have fun. Because there are so many fun things to do in the city, you will want to come back year after year. 

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Fun Casino Games You Walk By, But Don’t Play

Casinos in downtown Las Vegas are filled with awe and wonder. From wall to wall, you’ll find the best slot machines, video poker machines and table games. At the Golden Nugget, the below games attract the most attention. Beware – you could just take home a huge jackpot!

Game of Thrones

This slot machine may be just as popular at the hit TV show.

Colossal Diamonds

One of the newest editions to our casino floor is this giant red slot machine.

Wonder 4 Jackpots

If your hoping to cash in on this visit, give Wonder 4 Jackpots a try. This game was designed with jackpot winners in mind.

Fu Dao Le

Your good fortune has arrived. Celebrate the year of the monkey with a pocket full of winnings!

Buffalo Grand

“Buffalo!” You’ve probably heard this anthem several times walking through the casino but have never stopped to play. This is one you don’t want to miss.


Throw back to your childhood with this animated favorite. Discover Bed Rock and hit a huge bonus in the Yabba Dabba Do round!

Wheel of Fortune

Who can say no to a game show favorite? This is one of the most popular games world wide, and for good reason. You can’t find a more realistic Wheel of Fortune experience on any other game!

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Golden Nugget Introduces the Sip and Stroll Bar Crawl

Pack your bags and get ready for an alcoholic trip around the world in the most luxurious hotel in downtown Las Vegas.


The Golden Nugget introduces the Sip and Stroll self guided bar crawl featuring eight cocktails from the most popular locations on property.

Cadillac Mexican Kitchen and Tequila Bar

Sip your favorite house margarita on your stop in Mexico.

Grotto Italian Ristorante

Bellini Grotto
Discover the Peach Bellini from Italy.

Vic and Anthony’s Steakhouse

Celebrate the night with a glass of house champagne from the best steakhouse in Vegas.

Bar 46

Get the party started with a Makers Mark Manhattan.

Ice Bar

Liven up your taste buds with a Sapphire Martini.

Red Sushi

Transport to Japan with the finest glass of Hot Sake.

Chart House

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Get carried away to sea with the Mango Mojito.

Rush Lounge

Finish the night right with the perfect dessert, a Chocolate Martini.

Grab your passport and spend and evening (or weekend) discovering the art of Las Vegas mixology. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at the Box Office, Front Desk and VIP Services.

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Golden Nugget Voted #1 in Casino Player Awards

Golden Nugget Las Vegas and Golden Nugget Laughlin took home several awards in Casino Player Magazine’s 2016 Best of Dining and Nightlife.

Golden Nugget Las Vegas


Best Overall Dining – Best Overall Entertainment – Best Place to See a Concert

Chart House Restaurant

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Best Happy Hour – Best Seafood

Gold Diggers Nightclub Las Vegas

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Best Nightclub

Gold Diggers Nightclub Laughlin


Best After Hours Spot – Best Nightclub

H20 Bar at the Tank


Best Pool/Beach Bar – Best Place to People Watch

Lillie’s Asian Cuisine


Best Asian

Rush Lounge


Best Lounge

The Buffet


Best Buffet

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.


Best Happy Hour – Best Outdoor Dining – Best Seafoood

Claim Jumper


Best Desserts

Saltgrass Steakhouse


Best Place to Celebrate

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Best Deli


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Convenient Luxury, Downtown Las Vegas Hotel Suites

Looking for the best choices in Las Vegas hotel suites? Downtown Las Vegas has everything you need. Jacuzzi tubs, steam showers and even spiral staircase, choose from the best luxury suites Las Vegas has to offer.

Spa Tower Suite – Golden Nugget Las Vegas

Penthouse Suites – Golden Nugget Las Vegas

Chairman Suite
Presidential Penthouse
Roger Thomas
Roger Thomas

Rush Tower Junior Suite – Golden Nugget Las Vegas

Rush Tower East End Suite – Golden Nugget Las Vegas



Parlor Suite – Golden Nugget Las Vegas



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From East To West | Fremont Street Bar Guide

Whether you’re looking to wet your whistle at a free standing bar or sip your cocktail and play a few slots at casinos in downtown Las Vegas, Fremont street bars have exactly what you’re looking for.

Here’s a few of our favorites.

Fremont East

Downtown Cocktail Room

Courtesy of Downtown Cocktail Room
Courtesy of Downtown Cocktail Room

Park on Fremont

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Photo Courtesy of Park on Fremont


Photo Courtesy of Commonwealth
Photo Courtesy of Commonwealth

Fremont West

Gold Diggers

Balcony from FSE

Bar 46


Rush Lounge


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Downtown Las Vegas Dining

Looking for the perfect Vegas dining experience and want more than plates from buffets in downtown Las Vegas? Here’s our top picks for the best restaurants in and out of casinos in  downtown Las Vegas.

Best Sushi Downtown

When thinking of sushi, only two places come to mind, Red Sushi and Bocho Downtown Sushi.

Golden Nugget Food-044

Red Sushi is located at Golden Nugget and offers a killer happy hour daily from 4 – 6 p.m. Get all of your favorite rolls, sashimi, sake and more half off!


Located on the corner of 6th and Carson, Bocho Downtown Sushi is the newest edition to the downtown family. Happy hours runs 3 – 6 p.m. Monday – Fridays and the restaurant even includes private karaoke rooms!

Best Teppanyaki

Lillie's Hibachi

If you love flaming onion volcano and extensive cooking tricks, Lillie’s Asian Cuisine at the Golden Nugget is your spot for dinner. Enjoy Pan-Asian specialties including Teppanyaki, sushi, Chinese and Japanese appetizers, soups and more!

Best Seafood

Savory Scallops and Cucumber Vinaigrette

Some may say fresh seafood is impossible in a landlocked city, but they have never been to Chart House at the Golden Nugget. Home to a 75,000 gallon fish tank, Chart House is a Landry’s, Inc. favorite bringing fish specialties, succulent steak, slow roasted prime rib and a happy to die for. Voted Best Power Lunch, Chart House opens daily at 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. with happy hour running Mon – Frid. 4 – 6 p.m.

Best Steak

When is comes to great steak, there’s only two places to try downtown, Oscar’s and Vic and Anthony’s Steakhouse.


Located in the Golden Nugget Las Vegas, Vic and Anthony’s offers an exceptional dinning experience noted for succulent beef and lobster, unique appetizers, eclectic wine and impeccable service. Vic and Anthony’s has received multiple accolades including Wine Spectators Excellence Award, Trip Advisor’s Best of Award, Open Table’s Best Steak, Best Food and Best Service award and more!


Opened by former Mayor Oscar B. Goodman, Oscar’s is located at the Plaza and known for it’s Beef, Booze and Broads experience. Opening daily at 5 p.m., Oscar’s offers ladies night every Thursday and a daily happy hour from 4 – 7 p.m.

Best Mexican

When you’re craving shots of tequila and the best tacos in downtown, choose Cadillac Mexican Kitchen and Tequila Bar or La Comida.


Cadillac Mexican Kitchen and Tequila Bar is located at the Golden Nugget and his home to over 70 Tequila’s and numerous high def flat screens. Happy hour runs 4 – 7 p.m. M-F and features the best Mexican bites and drinks for half off the menu price. Breakfast is also served  ranchero style Saturday and Sunday!

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If your searching for that home grown authentic Mexican food with an American rock feel, look no further than La Comida located on the corner of Fremont Street and 6th Street.  With plates perfect fort he occasional taco lover to the mexican cuisine conosour, La Comida has you covered and even adds a kick from their stock of 100+ Tequilas.

Best Comfort Food


Want food as good as Mom makes? Satisfy your comfort food cravings at Claim Jumper. From pot pies to motherload chocolate cake, their menu has everything your looking for. Located at Golden Nugget, Claim Jumper is open 24 hours and even served breakfast all day.

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