Las Vegas

Everything You Need to Do in Las Vegas Over the Holidays

Rooftop ice skating, light shows, and bar crawls to see off the season.

Photo by Anthony Mair for Laundry Room
Photo by Anthony Mair for Laundry Room
Photo by Anthony Mair for Laundry Room

The best thing about the winter holiday season is that it means 2020 is almost-finally-over. Yet that’s not the only reason to celebrate. Las Vegas is as resilient as they come and while the festivities aren’t as busy as usual, there’s still plenty of fun stuff to do this winter to make the season merry and bright. So check out what to do between holiday shopping, snacking on candy canes, and getting stuck in holiday traffic.

Photo courtesy of Fremont Street Experience
Photo courtesy of Fremont Street Experience
Photo courtesy of Fremont Street Experience

Get lit at the Fremont Street Experience

Thursday, December 10–Tuesday December 15
Downtown
The Fremont Street Experience has a double-shot of holiday cheer within a five-day span. The lighting of a 20-foot-tall menorah on December 10 will celebrate the first day of Hanukkah and remain on display throughout the Jewish holiday. Less than a week later on December 15, Santa will help flip the switch on a 50-foot tall Christmas tree, which will remain up through the rest of the month. Both events are a good excuse to get a look at the Viva Vision overhead video-screen canopy, which was renovated late last year with more than 12 million LED lights. 
Cost: Free
 

Eat out at a steakhouse for Christmas

Thursday, December 24–Friday, December 25
The Strip
Nothing beats a Las Vegas steakhouse for an over-the-top holiday dinner. Bazaar Meat by Jose Andres at the Sahara has a Christmas Eve dinner for $95 per person. The spread includes suckling lamb cordero asado and josper-roasted monkfish. STK at the Cosmopolitan is serving a Linz Prime Rib dinner for $69 per person on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with confit fingerling potatoes and port wine shallots with black truffle madeira sauce. Add shaved truffles for $15 or foie gras butter for $10. Old Homestead at Caesars Palace has a three-course Christmas dinner for $120 per person with a choice of dover sole or rosemary-crusted prime rib as the main course. No matter what you get, go with the eggnog cheesecake for dessert.  
Cost: See above  

Dream of a “White Christmas” at the Vegas Room

Ongoing until Monday, December 28
Off the Strip
The Vegas Room celebrates the music of Irving Berlin with a holiday show featuring a rotating lineup of singers and dancers. In true supper club style, the evening includes a six-course holiday feast with winter cocktails available and a choice of roast beef, turkey, or a vegan mushroom bourguignon as the main entree. Save room for a dessert that “snows.” 
Cost: Tickets begin at $109

Photo courtesy of The LINQ
Photo courtesy of The LINQ
Photo courtesy of The LINQ

Enjoy the lights and sights at The LINQ promenade

Ongoing until Monday, December 28
The LINQ
The 550-foot-tall High Roller observation wheel illuminates in holiday colors for “Lights at The LINQ” performances every hour on the half hour from 5:30-11:30 pm with synchronized music throughout the promenade. Locals can also get 50% off standard tickets for a spin on the High Roller and $10 off the FLY LINQ zipline with Nevada ID. Stick around and try the Hot Chocolate (with the option to add a little booze) at Icebar.
Cost: High Roller tickets begin at $20.50 (kids $7.50), FLY LINQ tickets begin at $21.75
 

Have a holly, jolly bar crawl on Fremont Street

Ongoing until Thursday, December 31
Downtown
Take your choice of two Downtown bars for a “Holly Jolly on Fremont” holiday pop-up celebration. The outdoor patio at Park on Fremont is being transformed into Santa’s Workshop while the Laundry Room continues its takeover of Commonwealth as an engaging Winter Wonderland with live piano performances, roasted chestnuts, and a DJ on the rooftop deck. Both venues will have full holiday menus with complex winter-themed cocktails. Make a reservation at either one-or both!
Cost: Prices vary

Slurp on a boozy holiday shake

Ongoing until Thursday, December 31
The Strip
The Sugar Factory knows how to mix a dessert and cocktail into one delicious holiday treat. ‘Tis The Season blends vanilla ice cream with peppermint sticks into a long candy-coated white chocolate ganache mug with a mini-gingerbread house as garnish. Two straws are included for sharing. The shake is available all month long. 
Cost: $21

Photo courtesy of Plaza Las Vegas
Photo courtesy of Plaza Las Vegas
Photo courtesy of Plaza Las Vegas

Say goodbye to 2020 once and for all

Thursday, December 31
The Strip & Downtown
As we continue to grapple with the limits of social distancing, plans for New Year’s Eve are still being sorted out in Las Vegas. The annual fireworks show on the Strip has been cancelled this year, although the usual block party on Las Vegas Boulevard (with the tourist corridor closed to traffic), hasn’t been ruled out. You can definitely still see midnight fireworks at the west end of the Fremont Street Experience, where The Plaza is promising to continue its annual spectacle. Expect VIP viewing from the pool deck and part of Main Street to be closed off to give revellers a little more space and breathing room.  
Cost: Free

Photo courtesy of The Venetian Cocktail Collective
Photo courtesy of The Venetian Cocktail Collective
Photo courtesy of The Venetian Cocktail Collective

Sip on festive cocktails at The Dorsey and Electra

Ongoing until Thursday, December 31
Venetian
Vegas has no shortage of top-notch craft cocktail bars, but if you need another option, visit The Dorsey and Electra at the Venetian. Both bars are featuring a killer lineup of holiday-themed creations, including the Lion’s Tale Fix (an allspice Old Fashioned with a candy cane), minty Alpine Negroni, and the Roman Holiday (which mixes rye with pine liqueur). Ask about the specialty punchbowl to share (only available at The Dorsey).  
Cost: Cocktails $18, punch bowl $90
 

Sip on drink at a holiday pop-up cocktail bar

Ongoing until Thursday, December 31
Chinatown
The historic Sand Dollar Lounge is once again transforming into “Miracle on Spring Mountain” to serve holiday-themed craft cocktails. Everything is served in festive mugs and glassware that even the Grinch would appreciate. Think of it as the ultimate Christmas office party with over-the-top decorations, stiff drinks, and a loose social atmosphere. (Just behave yourself and wear a mask when not drinking… even under the mistletoe.) The Sand Dollar now has table reservations to ensure social distancing and will host live music and guest chef pizza pop-ups throughout the season.  
Cost: Free admission
 

Ride the rails and enjoy holiday treats

Ongoing until Thursday, December 31
Boulder City
One of the coolest things to do in Vegas is only getting better during the winter season. Rail Explorers now has holiday-themed tours with elves providing cookies, candy canes, hot chocolate, and apple cider during evening hours. Maintain social distance while pedaling your own way down a historic Boulder City railroad track.  
Cost: Tandem rail bike for two starts at $85, quad rail bike for four starts at $150

Photo by Boyd Gaming for Mystic Falls
Photo by Boyd Gaming for Mystic Falls
Photo by Boyd Gaming for Mystic Falls

Walk among the trees at Mystic Falls

Ongoing until Friday, January 1
Sam’s Town
After a quiet period this year, Mystic Falls roars back to life with a new holiday display. Located underneath a towering atrium, the indoor park is shining bright with thousands of lights, an 18-foot Christmas tree, and lamp posts wrapped in garland. New this year-animatronic teddy bears handmade in Italy. Drop off letters to Santa at a mailbox near the gazebo. 
Cost: Free admission

Take a “Holiday in Paradise” at the Trop

Ongoing until Sunday, January 3
The Tropicana
Holiday in Paradise is an outdoor winter garden with 25,000 lights, 25 trees, and a wall of poinsettias for the ultimate photo spot. There will be a themed bar for adults and hot cocoa for kids (including limited free giveaways December 4-5 and December 18-19). Showgirls, magicians, and tribute artists will perform throughout the season from a socially distant stage. If you want to make a staycation out of the experience, the Tropicana has winter rates as low as $29 per night. 
Cost: Free admission

Photo courtesy of Red Rock Resort
Photo courtesy of Red Rock Resort
Photo courtesy of Red Rock Resort

Have Yourself a “Merry Crimson” in Summerlin

Ongoing until Sunday, January 3
Red Rock Resort
The Crimson poolside lounge is introducing “Merry Crimson” Thursday through Sunday nights. The indoor seating area is nice and warm with endless decorations, including a mirrored front entrance tunnel, oversized gingerbread house, and a selfie station based on “A Christmas Story.” The outside pool deck can get chilly, but warm up by roasting marshmallows at one of several fire pits. Festive cocktails include the Drunken Cocoa Bomb (basically a spiked gingerbread hot chocolate) and Reindeer Room (similar to a vanilla-pear Old Fashioned). A few of the drinks have fun, interactive presentations. Table reservations are recommended. (Ask for a cabana if you’re feeling fancy.) 
Cost: Cocktails $16-19

Photo courtesy of AREA15
Photo courtesy of AREA15
Photo courtesy of AREA15

Wander an intergalactic holiday park at AREA15

Ongoing until Sunday, January 3
Off the Strip
AREA15 is transforming its A-Lot outdoor space into Wanderland, a trippy tree-lined village with rentable igloos, fire pits, pop-up treats, and shops, and plenty of selfie spots for your Instagram feed. Snap pics in front of a Mad Max-inspired kinetic art car and a 30-foot illuminated art sleigh, which is something Santa might use to travel from planet to planet. Visit The Portal next door, where “Holiday 360: The Dream Before,” a 30-minute wraparound sound-and-projection show, runs regularly (with a drink included for every adult ticket).     
Cost: Wanderland is $20 for adults, $15 for kids ages three to ten, free for children under two, and $60 for a four-ticket bundle; “Holiday 360: The Dream Before” is $20 for adults and $12 for kids ages 3-11

Photo courtesy of The Cosmopolitan
Photo courtesy of The Cosmopolitan
Photo courtesy of The Cosmopolitan

Ice skate on a rooftop pool deck

Ongoing until Sunday, January 3
The Cosmopolitan
This annual holiday tradition never gets old, especially with a cocktail in hand. The Boulevard Pool rooftop deck mixes Vegas Strip views with the fun of a skating rink. Admission on the ice is limited with capacity updated on a TV monitor. When not slipping and falling on the ice, roast s’mores by socially distanced fire pits and pick out libations from a holiday drink menu. Campfire snacks include tomato soup with grilled cheese and a hot dog topped with BBQ beef brisket. Stop by on Mondays and Tuesday for holiday movies on the Cosmopolitan’s giant digital marquee at 6:30pm. 
Cost: Free admission (all day skating begins at $30 with discounts for locals, hotel guests, and military)
 

Drink and dine at the Sugar Palace

Ongoing until Tuesday, January 5
Aria
The Aria debuts an immersive Winter Wonderland display in the lobby, featuring a 15-foot-tall white and silver Sugar Palace made of sugar bricks and tile and designed by Pastry Chef Mathieu Lavalle (who recently won an episode of “Sugar Rush” on Netflix). Browse a selection of snacks and chocolate stocking stuffers or grab a cocktail in the nearby lounge with nightly piano music. 
Cost: Free admission (prices vary for food and cocktails)
 

Let the holidays shine with the Festival of Lights

Ongoing until Saturday, January 9
North Las Vegas
Craig Ranch Regional Park welcomes the Festival of Lights 5:30-10:30 pm daily. Social distancing protocols will be in place while wandering among more than a million lights that synchronize to holiday music three times an hour. Snowfall is every 30 minutes. Hop on carnival rides, enjoy festive treats, and say hello to Santa (from a distance, of course). 
Cost: Daily passes begin at $15, Santa photos $14

Photo courtesy of Gabe Ginsberg
Photo courtesy of Gabe Ginsberg
Photo courtesy of Gabe Ginsberg

Drive your car through a racetrack of holiday lights

Ongoing until Sunday, January 10
North Las Vegas
The annual Glittering Lights display is back, celebrating 20 years at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Drive your car through exhibits of more than 3 million lights covering nearly three miles. Highlights include the Neon Forest of glowing trees and Sports Alley, which pays tribute to local teams. A living nativity scene performs on select evenings.  
Cost: Admission begins at $25 per vehicle

Photo courtesy of Downtown Summerlin
Photo courtesy of Downtown Summerlin
Photo courtesy of Downtown Summerlin

Ice skate and ride a train in Downtown Summerlin

Ongoing until Wednesday, January 20
Summerlin
Downtown Summerlin is toning down its holiday celebration this year-but just a little bit. You can still lace up your skates by a 40-foot holiday tree and take a spin on the Rock Rink on The Lawn with reservations required. The train rides are back and the Lane of Lights (near H&M and Hollister) promises to be a colorful selfie station. No parades and no Santa this year, but kids can drop off a letter to the Jolly One at a red mailbox until December 22. Carolers will perform on Fridays and Saturdays until December 19 and you can marvel at a second 30-foot tree in the Dining Grotto. The lighting of the menorah for Hanukkah is December 14. 
Cost: Ice skate rentals start at $16, train rides are $4Sign up here for our daily Vegas email and be the first to get all the food/drink/fun in town.

Rob Kachelriess has been writing about Las Vegas in Thrillist for more than six years. He’s still digging coal out of his stocking from last year. Follow him on Twitter @rkachelriess.

Las Vegas

Actually Cool Things to Do in Reno Right Now

Thrift shops, street art, bakeries, and beer are just a few things Reno does very well.

Courtesy of VisitRenoTahoe.‚Äčcom
Courtesy of VisitRenoTahoe.‚Äčcom
Courtesy of VisitRenoTahoe.‚Äčcom

Reno’s charm lies in its pretense-free attitude. The “Biggest Little City in the World” has¬†a relaxed, Old West vibe that persists even as a bevy of tech giants like Tesla and Google have set up shop there in recent years, expanding the local economy and population.¬†Artists, chefs, brewers, and entrepreneurs have all benefited from the boom, sprouting a food and booze renaissance fueled by a collective creative spirit. Add to that the surrounding natural beauty-including imposing Mt. Rose and nearby¬†Lake Tahoe-and you’ve got yourself a required stop on any trip through Northern Nevada. Here are the best things to while you’re in town.

Courtesy of VisitRenoTahoe.com
Courtesy of VisitRenoTahoe.com
Courtesy of VisitRenoTahoe.com

Tour the city’s magnificent street art

Multiple locations
There are dozens of street murals in the¬†Reno¬†area, showcasing the city’s lively art scene and creative spirit. Much of it is curated by Art Spot Reno, a local nonprofit that leads a downtown gallery tour,¬†Art Walk Reno, on the first Thursday of every month. You can also follow their free interactive map for a self-guided tour of these colorful, captivating street pieces.

The renowned¬†Nevada Museum of Art¬†(more on that later) features sculptures once featured in Burning Man’s Black Rock City. But you’ll find evidence of Burning Man’s eccentric influence all over town, with public art installations like the iconic 50-foot Space Whale in City Plaza, and the imposing Desert Guard warrior who looms 49 feet above the city’s new billion-dollar downtown development, Neon Line.

Courtesy of VisitRenoTahoe.com
Courtesy of VisitRenoTahoe.com
Courtesy of VisitRenoTahoe.com

Go rock climbing above the Reno Arch

Downtown
Basecamp at the Whitney Peak Hotel has the world’s tallest artificial rock-climbing wall-and the Guinness Book of World Records is more than happy to back up that claim. The wall stretches 164 feet high and affords a one-of-a-kind view of the famous Reno Arch below. Open until 9 or 10pm, the experience is especially cool after dark, when your climb is¬†illuminated by the glow of the Arch and nearby casino marquees. The wall is suitable for beginners, and experienced climbers can also check out the 15-meter certified speed wall and indoor harness-free bouldering on large artificial rocks.

Courtesy of VisitRenoTahoe.com
Courtesy of VisitRenoTahoe.com
Courtesy of VisitRenoTahoe.com

What’s your winter style? Checking double black diamonds off your list or sipping a double espresso? Either way, Reno Tahoe has what you’re looking for-lake views and city vibes within 30 minutes of each other. Spend the day on the slopes, exploring a winter wonderland, then kick back in the Biggest Little City in the World, filled with top-tier restaurants, luxurious resorts and plenty of craft breweries and coffee shops. Start planning your next getaway at VisitRenoTahoe.com.

Inclined Burgers + Brews
Inclined Burgers + Brews
Inclined Burgers + Brews

Detour to Incline Village

One of the largest towns on Lake Tahoe, Incline Village will set you up for a full day of eating, drinking, and exploring the lake’s beautiful northern shores. The village-named for the Great Incline Tramway, built by loggers in the 1870s-provides quick access to a ton of trails and activities at Lake Tahoe State Park, as well as Sand Harbor and Diamond Peak, where you can take in panoramic lake views from the slopes. From there you can hop on the Tahoe East Shore Trail or hike to Monkey Rock, grab a beer at Alibi Brewing, and get lunch at Inclined Burgers.

Courtesy of VisitRenoTahoe.com
Courtesy of VisitRenoTahoe.com
Courtesy of VisitRenoTahoe.com

Sip and sample the craft brewery scene

Multiple Locations
Reno loves beer. And it’s got enough local producers to help put a boozy spin on the character of the city. Revision Brewing¬†in Sparks seems to be getting the most attention these days, with a heavy IPA selection and a whimsical attitude reflected in labels designed by local artists. Great Basin Brewing Company, with locations in South Reno and Sparks, is credited for putting the craft brew scene on the map here with its best-selling Great Basin Icky IPA.

The Depot, Nevada’s first combined brewery and distillery, is a historic three-story former train station. It’s within blocks of Pigeon Head (known for its German-style lagers and pilsners), Lead Dog (with a diverse lineup of recipes), and IMBń™B¬†Custom Brews (try the barrel-aged sours), which together make up the Brewery District.

Courtesy of VisitRenoTahoe.com
Courtesy of VisitRenoTahoe.com
Courtesy of VisitRenoTahoe.com

Check out the Riverwalk District

Riverwalk District
The Truckee River runs through the heart of downtown, providing a welcome splash of nature in the heart of the city. The parks and walkways that surround it are known collectively as the Reno Riverwalk District-all close to plenty of great restaurants, including Campo and Wild River Grille, whose large patios overlook the water. Head to Liberty Food & Wine Exchange for shareable plates and fantastic cocktails-or even better, grab it to-go for a picnic on the grass at Wingfield Park and watch kayakers paddle by.

Courtesy of VisitRenoTahoe.com
Courtesy of VisitRenoTahoe.com
Courtesy of VisitRenoTahoe.com

Explore Reno’s casino culture

Multiple locations
Gambling is legal in Nevada, but you won’t find any mega-casinos a la Vegas. Downtown you’ll find¬†THE ROW, home to¬†Circus Circus, Silver Legacy, and Eldorado, which are¬†connected by a nifty pedestrian overpass that allows you to carry booze between the casinos. THE ROW also rocks excellent martinis at Roxy’s, bottomless whiskey deals at Novi, and a unique atmosphere at¬†Rum Bullions Island Bar.

Further south, you’ll find Reno’s largest casino resort, the Peppermill, as well as Atlantis, which boasts an overachieving restaurant lineup. East of downtown, the Grand Sierra Resort¬†offers a great package overall: clean, modern, and fully renovated. Perks include a lakeside driving range, nightclub, and the Ultimate Rush slingshot that propels riders 180 feet in the air.

Liberty Food & Wine Exchange
Liberty Food & Wine Exchange
Liberty Food & Wine Exchange

Take a bite out of some of Reno’s best restaurants

Multiple locations
Much like the city itself, Reno’s dining scene has some serious momentum at the moment, featuring a combination of classic favorites-like Louie’s Basque,¬†Casale’s Halfway Club, and¬†LuLou’s-and inventive new concepts, like Churrasco Brazilian Steakhouse and¬†Von Bismarck. In Midtown,¬†S√ľp (which specializes in homemade soups) and Midtown Eats¬†draw loyal crowds. And Mark Estee, the most well-known chef in town, earned national acclaim and a James Beard nomination after founding Campo by the river. He later moved on to Liberty Food & Wine Exchange a block north in downtown Reno.

Photo courtesy of VisitRenoTahoe.com
Photo courtesy of VisitRenoTahoe.com
Photo courtesy of VisitRenoTahoe.com

Bike the Tahoe-Pyramid Trail

North Lake Tahoe and Reno
The Tahoe-Pyramid Trail follows the Truckee River from Tahoe City in California to Pyramid Lake, north of Reno. The trail is divided into five sections with ranging degrees of difficulty, but you can also tackle the scenic trails on foot. The whole concept was founded by Janet Phillips, a retired Reno-Sparks city official, who spent nearly two decades promoting and implementing the 114-mile trail.

Old World Coffee
Old World Coffee
Old World Coffee

Wake up to Reno’s¬†coffee shops and bakeries

Reno packs a hard caffeine punch with multiple high-quality local roasters and cafes throughout the city. Hub Coffee Roasters has a few different locations, but the one you want is located just off the Reno Riverwalk in a charmingly renovated old home from 1932. This location is also home to Hub Coffee’s Tea Bar, where they serve teas from around the world.

Check out Old World Coffee Lab¬†near downtown for precision-roasted, small-batch, hand-brewed coffees. In Midtown,¬†Pangolin Caf√©¬†is a¬†beautiful caf√© and confectionary that specializes in Turkish teas and sweets, house-made toffees, and liege waffles. (They’ve also got an espresso bar for your Americanos and lattes.) And whatever you do, do not leave Reno without paying a visit to Perenn Bakery. This artisan bakery makes the most gorgeous breads, croissants, and other pastries and baked goods. The golden flake and airy crumb of their croissants is nothing short of art.

Courtesy of Nevada Museum of Art
Courtesy of Nevada Museum of Art
Courtesy of Nevada Museum of Art

Spend a day at the Nevada Museum of Art

Riverwalk District
The Nevada Museum of Art over-delivers as one of the most rewarding experiences in Reno. As the only accredited art museum in Nevada, the institution brings world-class exhibits to town such as¬†Living Modern, a tribute to Georgia O’Keeffe. City of Dust, NMA’s¬†exhibit dedicated to the 30-year history of Burning Man, is now touring the country. The museum is also responsible for the colorful Seven Magic Mountains¬†installation outside Las Vegas, and even launched an art satellite (!) into space. And as if the two gallery levels, sculpture garden, and rooftop space with killer city views weren’t enough to fill an afternoon, the property is also home to chez louie, a French bistro by famed local chef Mark Estee.

M. Vinuesa/Shutterstock
M. Vinuesa/Shutterstock
M. Vinuesa/Shutterstock

Take a quick day trip out of town

Virginia City
Taking the half-hour drive from Reno to Virginia City is like traveling through a time portal. The former mining community of just 1,200 people provides a snapshot of the late 1800s with wooden sidewalks, saloons, shops, and museums preserved in Old West architecture. Hop on board a vintage locomotive and tour the mines that once made Nevada rich with gold and silver. Other popular historical day trips from Reno include a visit to Carson City and Fort Churchill State Historic Park.

The Emerson Bar
The Emerson Bar
The Emerson Bar

Dive deep into the biggest little cocktail scene

Midtown’s cup runneth over with quality cocktail bars.¬†Death & Taxes is a dark, dramatic speakeasy with a multi-page menu full of classics and their own specialties (many with some mention of “death,” “devil,” or “demon” in the name), as well as a premium “Baller List.”¬†The Emerson is the aesthetic opposite: a bright, bubbly cocktail bar that puts a mid-century modern twist on its creative cocktail program and hosts drag brunch, drag bingo, and open-mic comedy nights.

Rum Sugar Lime brings a bit of Caribbean flair to Midtown with island vibes and a rum-based menu. Chapel Tavern is a stylish-but-casual neighborhood bar that takes its cocktails VERY seriously, and none of them are over $12. Then there are specialty spots like Amari, a small but gorgeous space where amaro takes center stage, and Whisky Lounge, with an extensive selection of brown spirits from around the world.

The Lucky Star Gallery
The Lucky Star Gallery
The Lucky Star Gallery

Find treasures at Reno’s many thrift shops

Turns out, Reno is a bit of a vintage thrifter’s paradise. At¬†Junkee Clothing Exchange in Midtown, you’ll find everything from outlandish second hand costumes to kitschy antiques. Bad Apple Vntg is a quirky spot with a particular fondness for the ’80s and ’90s. For mid-century modern furniture, check out¬†The Nest; for Western and Americana vibes, try the¬†Lucky Star Gallery at the Vassar House. And while the Melting Pot World Emporium is not a vintage store, it is a must-visit when in Reno. It bills itself as “Reno’s coolest counter-culture store” and is stuffed full of clothing, costumes, accessories, d√©cor, instruments, flasks, pipes, tarot cards, and pretty much everything a person needs for Burning Man and beyond. Know your customer-this place was actually the Burning Man ticket outlet for 14 years.

Rob Kachelriess has been contributing to Thrillist for more than five years. His work has also appeared in Travel + Leisure, Modern Luxury, Leafly, and Luxury Estates International‘s seasonal publication. He thinks Reno has a better airport than Las Vegas. Follow him on Twitter @rkachelriess.

Nicole Rupersburg lives in Las Vegas where you can find bottomless mimosa brunches every day of the week, A-list musicians in residency every night of the week, and snow still on the mountains in the middle of August when it’s 115 degrees outside. Follow her on Twitter @ruperstarski.

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