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Posted on October 29, 2012 by advisemedia
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If there’s one thing Vegas doesn’t lack, it’s ghost sightings. With all of the tourists and celebrities who come through Sin City, it’s no wonder there are hundreds of ghosts sightings. On your Halloween trip to Vegas this year, include visits to some of these spooky destinations in your plans.
If you’re planning a haunted trip, don’t forget to book your extended stay hotel in Las Vegas. Call Siena Suites at 702-648-2100 for help.
Posted on October 23, 2012 by advisemedia
1. The Hangover (2009)
This raunchy comedy about a bachelor party gone awry features Mike Tyson, a missing baby and a tiger inside of a hotel suite. Scenes from the movies were shot inside the lobby of Caesars Palace, the casino floor of the Bellagio and the Little White Wedding Chapel.
2. Honey, I Blew Up the Kid (1992)
The sequel to the popular film Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, flips the script by showing a giant kid who terrorizes Las Vegas. Featuring locations like the defunct Wet ‘n Wild water park and the Mirage Hotel and Casino, this movie is known for a famous scene where a giant child roams Fremont Street, wrecking havoc and scaring onlookers.
3. Swingers (1996)
Prominently featuring the Fremont Hotel and Casino, Swingers is a comedy about unemployed actors who frequent Las Vegas. Cementing the terms “money” and “Vegas, baby!” into tourist terminology, this movie also features scenes shot at the former Stardust Hotel and Casino.
4. Con Air (1997)
A movie about transporting criminals by plane showcases one of the most iconic scenes in Las Vegas movie history. After the prisoners take control, they attempt to land the plane, but instead crash it into the Fender Stratocaster sign of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. The Sands Hotel is also seen in the movie.
5. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
Hunter S. Thompson’s vision of Sin City is the ultimate Las Vegas freak-out movie. Filmed at the Riviera and the Stardust, Fear and Loathing is a true “trip” to Las Vegas, with its characters taking every kind of drug imaginable. Exterior shots were filmed at Red Rock Canyon, just outside of Las Vegas.
6. Rain Man (1988)
One of the most memorable scenes in this Oscar-winning drama takes place on the casino floor of Caesars Palace. Dustin Hoffman plays an autistic man who has a knack for counting cards, which he uses to his advantage at the blackjack tables.
7. Vegas Vacation (1997)
The Griswold family takes its hilarious antics to Las Vegas in this comedy about a family trip gone wrong in the Entertainment Capitol of the World. With scenes shot at the Mirage, the MGM Grand, the Sands and Wayne Newton’s Shenandoah home, Chevy Chase and company visit a lot of famous landmarks during their stay in Las Vegas.
8. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
Mike Meyers stars in the ultimate spoof of James Bond films. With scenes shot inside the Riviera, the Stardust and the Imperial Palace, Austin Powers’ bad teeth and hairy stomach made this film one of the funniest movies of the 1990′s.
Las Vegas makes for great scenes on camera, and these movies use them to great effect.
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Tyler Wogalter is writer from Las Vegas who currently studies journalism at UNLV.
Posted on October 23, 2012 by advisemedia
Get spooky at Sam Boyd Stadium this Halloween (10/31/12) as the Las Vegas Locos take on the Omaha Nighthawks. This United Football League showdown is the third time these teams face off this season, with the Locos winning their first two meetings.
With Jim Fassel as their coach, the Locos are two-time UFL champions seeking their third title in four years. Quarterback Chase Clement and running back DeDe Dorsey make the Locos once again a favorite for the UFL championship this season.
Beat the game day and Halloween traffic by staying at a hotel near Sam Boyd, such as the Siena Suites. For more information, contact (702) 648-2100.
Posted on October 16, 2012 by advisemedia
For fans of supercross and motorcross, the Monster Energy Cup is like a muddy paradise. Held on October 20, 2012, at Sam Boyd Stadium, this display of dirty bike riding brings the best racers into Las Vegas.
These guys are no joke. This year, the Monster Energy Cup will be led by Champoin Ryan Villopoto, and the line-up includes superstars like Ryan Dungey, Chad Reed and Kevin Windham. The track this year is completely new and extremely demanding. Riders won’t be expecting any of the curves and turns this year!
And the best part? You can avoid traffic, and just walk back to your hotel room from the race if you stay at a hotel near Sam Boyd, like Siena Suites!