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onsitereview S E P T E M B E R 2 0 14 Las Vegas Here's a sprinkling of some of the goodies we experienced during a recent visit to Las Vegas. paloma villaverde de rico the cromwell (and swooning over Giada) Tell your clients to get to their ridiculously cool room at The Cromwell-think a steampunk-meets-boudoir style-put down their luggage and run down to the onsite Giada restaurant to feast on some of the best Italian food to be found on the Las Vegas Strip. There's a saying on the restaurant's lampshades that goes, "Eat a little of everything, but not a lot of anything," so our advice to your clients is to go for the tasting menu, which offers a bounty of Giada's specialties. Think a 3-hour meal and every morsel a bite of heaven. For our onsite review of The Cromwell, visit a "snapshot" of the LINQ promenade COURTESY OF CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT One of our favorite places at The LINQ Promenade is The Polaroid Museum and the Polaroid Fotobar. Your clients can find a multitude of items to make those hip Polaroids look even more sleek at the Fotobar (your client's teenage kids will love them for it), but more than just shopping, recommend clients take a detour to The Polaroid Museum. The history of the Polaroid is pretty fascinating and a self-guided tour of the museum makes for an interesting half-hour or so (a nice place to get away from Vegas' maddening crowds). Another sweet LINQ spot is Koto, with a bevy of fun "take-mehome-please" items. high roller Adventures by Disney takes families high...really high-it's It goes to New York City. a 550-ft. observation wheel-but what a great way to see Las Vegas. Your clients will definitely want to take the ride at sunset or once the sky is blanketed in black-getting a bird's-eye view of those neon lights is truly the reason for the ride, in our opinion. Visitors can grab a drink at the wheelhouse, or better yet, rent an entire cabin and have a bartender on board. downtown las vegas COURT ESY O F CA ESARS ENTERT AINMEN T Visit for the photo essay, Eye on the World: Las Vegas. Top to bottom: Giada; The LINQ; High Roller; and the Downtown Container Park. 97-98 NA Vegas.indd 97 december 2014 97 PALOMA VILLAVERDE DE RICO Leave the Strip behind in the desert dust and head on over to Downtown Las Vegas. This area certainly showcases the destination's hipper side (and it's not just about the Fremont Street Experience). The Downtown Container Park, for one, is a fun complex that's home to locally owned boutiques, as well as The Treehouse, with its 33-ft.-tall slide. As its name implies, the Container Park is made of shipping containers stacked upon each other-pretty cool concept. Right around the corner from this outdoor shopping area, there's O Face Doughnuts, with whimsically designed and named doughnuts: "orange Boston cream with Grand Marnier Choc Glaze"; "rosewater pistachio"; or "piña colada fritte." In fact, many of the establishments opening up in Downtown Las Vegas are businesses that offer some sort of twist-think locally owned with a cool vibe. and 12/19/14 8:53 AM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Recommend January 2015

Editor’s Notes
Hotel Desk Outrigger Resorts
Tour Talk Journeys by CH
The Unexplored Danube River, Explored
2015 Delta Air Lines Caribbean, Mexico and Latin America Guide
Hip & Traditional Japan
South Africa Shines
Las Vegas
Irpinia, Italy

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