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Incidental Tourist

Somehow, among giants like the Linq, High Roller and Cromwell, this little slice of strange still belongs.

Surrounded by development, Battista’s and Stage Door Casino stay the same

July 23rd, 2014

Somehow, among giants like the Linq, High Roller and Cromwell, this little slice of strange still belongs.

  • The hotel-within-a-hotel concept hasn’t exactly changed the game on the Strip. Could Delano change that?

  • "It’s all very pretty, embellished and ornate, but I can’t shake how Barbary Coast it still feels."

  • MGM Grand just finished refurbishing its 254-foot-tall, 94-foot-wide sign on Las Vegas Boulevard, retrofitting the big “MGM” letters with more than 13,000 custom-made LED pucks ...

  • In lieu of the tourist attractions of yesteryear (think: Sirens of Ti, the Bellagio Fountains), several properties are building shopping centers close to the Boulevard.

  • With its spiffy new look, the property's renovation is on par with those at the Tropicana and Downtown's Plaza and the D.

  • Much more than a renovation of the Sahara, SLS could have a larger impact on the Strip.

  • Robbed by the recession, we didn’t get to see what Las Vegas was supposed to be in 2013. The Incidental Tourist explores what the Strip ...

  • News

    In honor of National Aviation Day on Aug. 17, millions voted on the top ten airports in the U.S. with the hottest travelers.

  • Dining

    Not since the Cosmopolitan has a Strip arrival brought a stable of high-profile restaurants like what SLS promises.

  • Dining

    Also, Sprouts is opening its fifth local market this month.

  • A&E

    Plans for a new museum? The restoration of his Vegas home? The famously flamboyant showman is back in the spotlight.

  • Music

    Little Dragon, Baauer, Kimbra among latest batch of LIB names.

  • Features

    “I am not surprised you ended up there,” she says, and I know she’s not kidding. “You always were kind of a Vegas guy.”

  • Entertainment

    When Maren Wade gets to play the showgirl inside the cake, it's not quite the sweet experience she expects.

  • Dining

    You’ll need multiple trips to adequately explore the fun food and drinks at Red Rock's new restaurant.

  • As We See It

    Somehow, among giants like the Linq, High Roller and Cromwell, this little slice of strange still belongs.

  • Nightlife

    "I find most promoters and VIP hosts are professional and courteous—and I’m no bottle customer."

  • A&E

    The crowd felt restrained, as if holding out for a moment to really let loose. For some, it never came.

  • A&E

    Also, a Phish pre-sale and an EDM bash at Brooklyn Bowl.

  • As We See It

    Ever notice that drivers can’t access the parking lot from the welcome side? Yeah.

  • As We See It

    Despite early struggles, the local boozery is growing.

  • A&E

    The space where Little Buddha once thrived finally gets filled.

  • Music

    The last time the Vermonters played Halloween here, they covered The Velvet Underground's 'Loaded.'

  • Dining

    The Chicago original is known for a very loud style of customer service. At the local version, it's straight-up Vegas hospitality.

  • Politics

    While Congress works to to pass a VA reform bill, the House Veterans Affairs Committee has ramped up, going from once-a-week hearings on various veterans ...

  • Nightlife

    The performance troupe brings its interactive production to House of Blues this weekend.