Rail Explorers Celebrates Valentine’s Day With Special Tours

RAIL EXPLORERS CELEBRATES VALENTINE’S DAY WITH SPECIAL TOURS FOR SWEETHEARTS

WHAT:
For the first time, Rail Explorers Las Vegas, the outdoor-adventure attraction featuring pedal-powered rail bikes, offers two specialty Valentine’s Day tours: “The Southwest Sweetheart Tour” at 5 p.m. and an “After-Dark Valentine’s Lantern Tour” at 7 p.m. Couples will ride the rails under the stars and enjoy sparkling wine and gourmet chocolates at the Rail Explorers picnic area. Nevada State Railroad Museum’s historic train will then take guests back to the train station. Guests purchasing packages with wine must be 21 or older. Non-alcoholic packages are available upon request. Book online today at www.railexplorers.net, or by phone at (877) 833-8588.

WHEN:
Friday, Feb. 14
5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

COST:
A tandem rail bike for two guests is $100. ($50 per person)
A quad rail bike for four guests is $180. ($45 per person)
Nevada locals receive 15 percent off any tour with a valid Nevada ID.

ABOUT:
Located in historic Boulder City, Nevada—just minutes from the Las Vegas Strip en route to Hoover Dam—Rail Explorers offers exhilarating, guided excursions in two- or four-seat rail bikes along the same tracks used during construction of the dam.
Rail Explorers Las Vegas tours include three memorable options, including the Southwest Ramble, a four-mile downhill pedal-powered daytime ride; the Sunset Tour, a picturesque downhill ride in the evening as the sun sets behind the River Mountains; and the Evening Lantern Ride, a one-of-a-kind experience illuminated by the glow from the moon and stars. All rides start at the Nevada State Railroad Museum and continue downhill to Railroad Pass. Each tour also includes a nostalgic ride back to the top of the hill in one of the museum’s historic trains, along with free museum entry. Knowledgeable guides lead every Rail Explorers tour, ensuring guests enjoy not only the majestic desert scenery, but also learn fascinating insights along the way. Rail bikes provide a truly distinctive way to explore this extraordinarily scenic and historic area.

RAIL EXPLORERS CELEBRATES NEW YEAR’S EVE WITH A FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENT

 

RAIL EXPLORERS CELEBRATES NEW YEAR’S EVE WITH A
FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENT

WHAT:
For the first time, Rail Explorers, the all-ages, outdoor-adventure attraction featuring pedal-powered rail bikes, offers a family-friendly, fun and unique New Year’s Eve with a ride under the stars. The experience makes an exhilarating activity for families with children, a date night, or anyone seeking to establish a new New Year’s Eve tradition. Guests will begin the evening with hot apple cider and snacks on the platform, then ride the rails under the stars. Nevada State Railroad Museum’s historic train will then take guests back to the train station and watch the ball drop from New York City’s Times Square with fireside s’mores. Book online today at www.railexplorers.net.

WHEN:
Tuesday, Dec. 31
7 p.m.

COST:
A tandem rail bike for two starts at $85.
A quad rail bike for four guests starts at $150.

ABOUT:
Located in historic Boulder City, Nevada—just minutes from the Las Vegas Strip en route to Hoover Dam—Rail Explorers offers exhilarating, guided excursions in two- or four-seat rail bikes along the same tracks used during construction of the dam.
Rail Explorers Las Vegas tours include three memorable options, including the Southwest Ramble, a four-mile downhill pedal-powered daytime ride; the Sunset Tour, a picturesque downhill ride in the evening as the sun sets behind the River Mountains; and the Evening Lantern Ride, a one-of-a-kind experience illuminated by the glow from the moon and stars. All rides start at the Nevada State Railroad Museum and continue downhill to Railroad Pass. Each tour also includes a nostalgic ride back to the top of the hill in one of the museum’s historic trains, along with free museum entry. Knowledgeable guides lead every Rail Explorers tour, ensuring guests enjoy not only the majestic desert scenery, but also learn fascinating insights along the way. Rail bikes provide a truly distinctive way to explore this extraordinarily scenic and historic area.

RAIL EXPLORERS CELEBRATES NEW YEAR’S EVE WITH A FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENT

 

RAIL EXPLORERS CELEBRATES NEW YEAR’S EVE WITH A
FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENT

WHAT:
For the first time, Rail Explorers, the all-ages, outdoor-adventure attraction featuring pedal-powered rail bikes, offers a family-friendly, fun and unique New Year’s Eve with a ride under the stars. The experience makes an exhilarating activity for families with children, a date night, or anyone seeking to establish a new New Year’s Eve tradition. Guests will begin the evening with hot apple cider and snacks on the platform, then ride the rails under the stars. Nevada State Railroad Museum’s historic train will then take guests back to the train station and watch the ball drop from New York City’s Times Square with fireside s’mores. Book online today at www.railexplorers.net.

WHEN:
Tuesday, Dec. 31
7 p.m.

COST:
A tandem rail bike for two starts at $85.
A quad rail bike for four guests starts at $150.

ABOUT:
Located in historic Boulder City, Nevada—just minutes from the Las Vegas Strip en route to Hoover Dam—Rail Explorers offers exhilarating, guided excursions in two- or four-seat rail bikes along the same tracks used during construction of the dam.
Rail Explorers Las Vegas tours include three memorable options, including the Southwest Ramble, a four-mile downhill pedal-powered daytime ride; the Sunset Tour, a picturesque downhill ride in the evening as the sun sets behind the River Mountains; and the Evening Lantern Ride, a one-of-a-kind experience illuminated by the glow from the moon and stars. All rides start at the Nevada State Railroad Museum and continue downhill to Railroad Pass. Each tour also includes a nostalgic ride back to the top of the hill in one of the museum’s historic trains, along with free museum entry. Knowledgeable guides lead every Rail Explorers tour, ensuring guests enjoy not only the majestic desert scenery, but also learn fascinating insights along the way. Rail bikes provide a truly distinctive way to explore this extraordinarily scenic and historic area.

 

RAIL EXPLORERS, PEDAL-POWERED RAIL BIKE EXPERIENCE ANNOUNCES 2019 OPENING

(Photo Courtesy of Rail Explorers USA)

RAIL EXPLORERS, PEDAL-POWERED RAIL BIKE EXPERIENCE MINUTES FROM
LAS VEGAS, ANNOUNCES 2019 OPENING

After several successful seasons of springtime operations, Rail Explorers, the family-friendly, outdoor-adventure attraction featuring pedal-powered rail bikes, will begin year-round tours in Southern Nevada on Oct. 11. Located in historic Boulder City, Nevada—just minutes from the Las Vegas Strip en route to Hoover Dam—Rail Explorers offers exhilarating, guided excursions in two- or four-seat rail bikes along the same tracks used during construction of the dam.

Las Vegas tours include three memorable options, including the Southwest Ramble, a four-mile downhill pedal-powered daytime ride; the Sunset Tour, a picturesque downhill ride in the evening as the sun sets behind the River Mountains; and the Evening Lantern Ride, a one-of-a-kind experience illuminated by the glow from the moon and stars. All rides start at the Nevada State Railroad Museum and continue downhill to Railroad Pass. Each tour also includes a nostalgic ride back to the top of the hill in one of the museum’s historic trains, along with free museum entry.

“Our charismatic, knowledgeable guides lead every Rail Explorers tour, ensuring guests enjoy not only the majestic desert scenery, but also learn fascinating insights along the way,” explained Mary Joy Lu, chief executive officer, Rail Explorers. “Rail bikes provide a truly distinctive way to explore this extraordinarily scenic and historic area.”

Rail Explorer rail bikes have four steel wheels, hydraulic disc brakes, pedals for each seat and are comfortable, fun and easy to ride for guests of any age or ability. Although rail bikes require pedaling, the magic of steel wheels on steel rails makes the experience distinctive from riding a regular bicycle.

Tandem Rail Explorer (up to two riders) or Quad Rail Explorer rail bikes (up to four riders) are available on each tour offered. Tandem Explorer tours are $85 and Quad Explorers are $150; a single rider is $45. Groups of ten or more people receive a 10 percent discount. All Nevada residents receive a 15 percent “locals” discount off the standard tour price. Group, private, team building, educational and special-topic tours are available.

ABOUT RAIL EXPLORERS
Just 20 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip is an exhilarating four-mile downhill ride where guests can experience the beauty of the Nevada desert, the River Mountains and the Eldorado Valley on a 1.5 hour scenic journey through Boulder City, Nevada. Adventurers of all ages ride the rails on custom-built bikes with stops at the Nevada State Railroad Museum and Railroad Pass. For more information about Rail Explorers visit www.railexplorers.net or call (877) 833-8588. Rail Explorers also operates in Rhode Island and The Catskills.

 

Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines Offers Exclusive Non-Stop to Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend from Las Vegas

GRAND CANYON SCENIC AIRLINES BECOMES EXCLUSIVE TOUR OPERATOR
TO FLY NON-STOP TO ANTELOPE CANYON, HORSESHOE BEND 
FROM LAS VEGAS

Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines (GCSA) is the first and only tour operator to now offer non-stop flights to Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend from Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon. GCSA’s new tour, Antelope Canyon Expedition, is now available for both individual passengers and groups.

 

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File Photo of a Slot Canyon at Antelope Canyon

(Photo Courtesy of Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines)

Guests begin the adventure by checking into the Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines Terminal in Boulder City, Nevada. Guests will then fly to Page where they will experience a guided tour of Antelope Canyon, one of the most spectacular slot canyons in the world featuring Navajo Sandstone rock deposits that were formed millions of years ago.

 

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Horseshoe Bend (Photo Courtesy of Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines)

 

Next, the tour continues with a visit to the famous Horseshoe Bend where guests can peer off the edge of the Colorado River. Highlights include photo opportunities where guests will spend approximately one hour on the rim enjoying one of the most spectacular natural wonders. A light, yet satisfying, picnic lunch* will be served before departing Page and returning to Las Vegas and transferring back to their hotel.

 

The adventure lasts approximately 11 hours, including transportation, flights and time in the canyon. Complimentary round-trip transfers are available from nearly every Southern Nevada resort and casino.

 

The price for non-stop service for individual guests is $499 per person and $479 for passengers age 11 and under. Individual guests will fly to Antelope Canyon with the experience to include transportation and a picnic lunch.

 

For groups – the price begins at $3,500 for the Cessna Caravan seating up to nine passengers. The Twin Otter/Vistaliner, which seats up to 16 passengers, is priced at $6,000.

 

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Tower Butte (Photo Courtesy of Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines)

 

Finally, for travelers interested in adding a helicopter, at the end of the airplane flight in Page, guests can fly to the top of Tower Butte. This incredible sandstone pinnacle rises 5,000 feet above sea level and can only be accessed via helicopter. Tower Butte is in Lake Powell Navajo Tribal Park, which is also located in Page. With the helicopter ride, the tour takes 60 minutes and costs an additional $299 per person.

 

The Antelope Canyon Expedition Tour is available year-round.

 

*Special dietary requests must be made at the time of booking.

 

ABOUT GRAND CANYON SCENIC AIRLINES

Founded in 1927, Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines (GCSA) is the world’s largest and most experienced aerial tour operator. GCSA sets the industry standard for its fixed wing tours of Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon and Page, Arizona. The company carries approximately 300,000 passengers annually on sightseeing tours which offer narration in 16 languages. The company is family-owned and operated by Papillon Group. For more information, go to www.Scenic.com or call (800) 634-6801.

Raft with Santa on the Colorado River this Christmas Eve

RAFT THE COLORADO RIVER WITH SANTA THIS CHRISTMAS EVE

Bring the Family for this One-Day-Only Experience with Black Canyon River Adventures, Sunday, Dec. 24

 A festive new tradition has charted its course on the Colorado River: Black Canyon River Adventures’ annual Rafting with Santa experience returns Christmas Eve, Sunday, Dec. 24. The 12-mile journey along the mighty Colorado River makes an extraordinary way for families to enjoy the excitement of the holiday season in a raft piloted by jolly old St. Nick or his helpers.

This special trip is being offered for one day only this year and will include:

  • Santa Claus and his helpers will pilot the rafts on this smooth-water river adventure
  • Ground transportation provided by one of Santa’s elves
  • Gifts for each passenger
  • Boxed lunch and bottled water for a picnic stop on a sandy beach along the way
  • Complimentary cookies, hot chocolate and Christmas music at Willow Beach Marina, where the river trip ends

This unique excursion takes approximately 4.5 hours (6.5 hours including transportation to and from Las Vegas) and departs from the base of Hoover Dam aboard a motor-assisted raft. Guests will enjoy and learn about the history, desert wildlife and beauty in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River. The tour meets at the Lake Mead RV Village in Boulder City; out-of-town guests may arrange for round-trip transportation from their hotel.

The “Rafting with Santa” tour departs at 10 a.m. Guests are asked to check in by 9:30 a.m. at the Lake Mead RV Village, located at 268 Lakeshore Road, Boulder City, NV 89005. The cost for adults (16 years and older) is $97; for children 13 to 15 years, $87, and for children 5 to 12 years, $58. Children under 5 are free. Round-trip transportation to and from a Las Vegas-area hotel is $49 per person.

To make reservations for this tour, go to www.BlackCanyonAdventures.com or call (800) 455-3490.

ABOUT BLACK CANYON RIVER ADVENTURES
This unique excursion takes place aboard a motor-assisted raft that allows guests to leisurely enjoy and learn about the history, desert wildlife and beauty in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River. The tour takes place along the portion of the Colorado River designated as the Black Canyon National Water Trail by the National Park Service in 2014.

Both full-day (6.5 hour) and “postcard” tours (1.5 hours) are available. The full-day trip covers 12 miles of the Colorado River and culminates at Willow Beach Marina on Lake Mohave in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. A boxed lunch and transportation back to the departure point is included.  Transportation back to your hotel is also available. The postcard tour stays within ½ mile of Hoover Dam and offers spectacular photographic opportunities of the dam and the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial (bypass) bridge completed in October 2010.

ABOUT WILLOW BEACH RESORT AND MARINA
Willow Beach Harbor is located approximately 45 minutes from Las Vegas and is the culmination point for Forever Resorts’ Black Canyon River Adventure flat-water rafting trips. From here, visitors may explore the Colorado River’s 235 miles of shoreline and the myriad opportunities the region offers for hiking, boating and fishing. Its marina offers a variety of power boat rentals, as well as canoe and kayak rentals, a fishing pier and boat launch ramp. Camp sites (tent and RV) are also available.

ABOUT FOREVER RESORTS
Forever Resorts is an exceptional collection of destinations providing hospitality services throughout the world. The company focuses on properties with access to nature and one-of-a-kind surroundings for vacations, including houseboating adventures. For more information, go to www.ForeverResorts.com, www.Facebook.com/ForeverResorts or follow on Twitter: @ForeverResorts.

Las Vegas Outdoor Adventures Launches All-American Experiences for Adrenaline Seekers

LAS VEGAS OUTDOOR ADVENTURES OFFERS ALL-AMERICAN EXPERIENCES

TO ADRENALINE SEEKERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

-Custom tour packages can include any combination of:
– Exclusive ATV, Razor and Jeep tours to the Colorado Riverbunkers to choose from
– Outdoor, military-style shooting range—gun options range from handguns to the Barrett .50 Cal—with six custom

– Rides in the World’s Longest Monster Truckburger and fresh-cut fries serviced in the Last Stop Burger Bar
– Lunch featuring World-Famous All-American Hamburger—a classic, handmade, half-poundAngus beef all-American  burger and fresh-cut fries serviced in the Last Stop
 Burger Bar

 

Las Vegas visitors have a new all-encompassing way to make the most of the exhilarating outdoor recreational experiences the desert Southwest offers—Las Vegas Outdoor Adventures (LVOA). This new adventure-tour company offers convenient access to a variety of all-American outdoor experiences, with activities suitable for all ages and areas of interest.

What started as a quick stop restaurant and gas station on U.S. 93 just outside of Boulder City, Nevada—the route that takes travelers from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon—has grown into a hub for exhilarating adventures. Options include ATV, Razor and Jeep tours to the Colorado River—the only tour through the Lake Mead National Recreation Area of its kind; an outdoor, military-style shooting range and thrill-inducing rides in a monster truck that holds the Guinness World Record for its truly monstrous length.

With numerous packages available, LVOA tours include roundtrip transportation to and from most hotels in Las Vegas, a visit to the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge for a breathtaking view of Hoover Dam, as well as a stick-to-your-ribs meal in the Last Stop Burger Bar featuring the World Famous All-American Hamburger—8-ounces of Angus beef, accompanied by fresh-cut fries and soda.

Visitors can opt for single-activity tours or one that includes multiple experiences all in one day. For birthday parties, bachelor/bachelorette parties and corporate groups, LVOA offers a variety of group-friendly adrenaline activities, which can be capped off with an open bar package at the Last Stop Burger Bar. Outdoors-loving couples even opt to get married on an LVOA tour, and have their nuptials take place on a scenic bluff overlooking the beautiful Colorado River.

Highlights of LVOA activities include:

Exclusive Trail to the Colorado River: LVOA offers the only chance to take a guided scenic motorized tour on the El Dorado Jeep Trail inside the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Options include ATVs, Polaris Razor 1000, dune buggies, Viking all-terrain vehicles and jeeps. Enjoy the 22-mile guided, roundtrip trail ride through rugged desert scenery, which includes a chance to cool off with a splash in the majestic Colorado River. Tours include helmets, gloves, goggles, lunch and bottled water.

Outdoor Shooting Range: Set outdoors in the expansive Mojave Desert, LVOA’s private range offers a unique “Desert Storm” atmosphere and six military-style bunkers. Guests can shoot automatic machine guns and other specialty weapons, including the Barrett .50 Cal Sniper Rifle, and the largest machine gun in the world: the Browning BMG .50 Cal (“The Deuce”). Now available as an upgrade to any package, the much sought-after Tannerite exploding targets. LVOA’s Range Safety Officers—certified former-military firearms instructors provide guidance for each shooting experience.


Grand Canyon Helicopter Tours: Enjoy a luxurious flight to the Grand Canyon aboard a VIP sightseeing helicopter, outfitted with forward-facing seats and 180 degrees of unrestricted panoramic views. Soar over Hoover Dam, the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge and Black Canyon before descending below the rim of the majestic Grand Canyon. Passengers will be dazzled by the canyon’s monumental, multicolored geologic formations carved over millions of years by the Colorado River. Bus tours to the Grand Canyon are also available.

“Ride and Rifles” Harley-Davidson, Shooting Package: This package combines a shooting experience at Las Vegas Outdoor Adventures’ outdoor shooting range. Passengers are picked up from their Strip hotels and transferred to the Harley-Davidson store just minutes away. From there, they ride over the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge and pause for the spectacular photo op of Hoover Dam. They continue onto the shooting range, just past Boulder City, Nevada, for their shooting experience before embarking on a self-guided tour of the Grand Canyon, Valley of Fire, Red Rock Canyon or any other destination they desire.

“Monster Truck Mayhem”: Add a heart-stopping, shriek-inducing ride-along in the “Sin City Hustler,” which holds the Guinness World Record-winning entry for world’s longest monster truck—measuring 9.8 meters—to any adventure.

All activities may be combined with one another to create an unforgettable adventure itinerary. In addition, LVOA offers the chance to add on even more adrenaline to the agenda by combining a shooting experience or guided ATV ride with an American muscle car for 24 hours, a skydiving experience or a ride on a zipline.

New packages and activities will be announced later this spring.

Click here more information about Las Vegas Outdoor Adventures, visit, like on Facebook, follow on Twitter or Instagram or call (702) 825-1411.

Boulder City Transforms into Winter Wonderland with Array of Holiday Events

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BOULDER CITY TRANSFORMS INTO WINTER WONDERLAND
WITH ARRAY OF HOLIDAY EVENTS

The Magical Celebration Begins Dec. 2

The Boulder City streets will come to life with holiday events that are both merry and bright. Boasting several celebratory activities, the destination is the ultimate gathering place for residents and visitors alike. Guests will enjoy traditional events, including: the annual Christmas Tree Lighting, Santa’s Picture Party, Lake Mead’s Parade of Lights and more.

Friday, Dec 2

  • Christmas Tree Lighting

Kicking off this year’s festivities is the beloved Christmas Tree Lighting. Friends, family and the fun-loving Jingle Cat will come together to view the spectacular tree’s debut. Lights will be strung and hearts will be warmed, as the celebration is complete with hot chocolate and live entertainment.
When: 6 p.m.
Where: Frank Crowe Park, 640 Nevada Way Boulder City

Saturday, Dec 3

  • Santa’s Picture Party

The traditions continue as the Chamber of Commerce presents Santa’s Picture Party. Tiny tots from far and wide can climb onto Santa Claus’ lap and pose for photos. After sharing their holiday wish list with Jolly Old St. Nicholas, each child will be treated to a complimentary coloring book and goodie bag.
When: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Boulder City Recreation Center – Old Gymnasium Stage, 900 Arizona St. Boulder City

 

  • Santa’s Electric Night Parade

‘Tis the season to stroll through the festive streets of Boulder City. This epic parade transforms historic downtown into a holiday spectacle for all. Decorative floats, marching bands and musical groups will gather in good spirits and spread cheer throughout the city. The event serves as a perfect pre-party to the Lake Mead Parade of Lights.
When: 4:30 p.m.
Where: Boulder City’s Historic District, begins at Nevada Way and Colorado St.

 

  • Lake Mead Parade of Lights

The highly-anticipated Lake Mead Parade of Lights continues to be a community favorite. Hosted by the Lake Mead Boat Owners Association, the 40th annual parade will leave spectators in awe as themed boats depart the Marina and glide past Boulder Beach.
When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Lake Mead Marina

 

  • Holiday Train Rides at Nevada Southern Railway

The Santa Train

Santa and Mrs. Claus will join families on this festive holiday train ride, taking photos and listening to wish list items. Children who have also written letters to Santa can mail them directly to the North Pole from the station. Tickets are $6 per seat and seats are first come first serve. For more information, visit www.nevadasouthern.com.
When: Dec. 3, 4, 10, 11, 19 and 20
Departure Times: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

 

  • The Pajama Train

All aboard! Adorned in their favorite pajamas, guests will experience an enchanted holiday adventure on a nighttime train ride. In its 4th year, the special ride provides a visit from Santa Claus, storytelling and tasty hot chocolate and cookies. Ticket prices start at $20 for Coach Class. For more information, visit www.nevadasouthern.com.
When: Dec. 9, 17, 18, 21, 22 and 23

Departure Times: 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 10

  • Night of Lights

Holiday revelers may journey through “Who-ville” at the annual Night of Lights, presented by St. Jude’s Ranch. This event encourages guests to get into the holiday spirit with hay rides, scrumptious treats, live entertainment and more. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.stjudesranch.org.
When: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Where: St. Jude’s Ranch, 100 St. Jude’s St. Boulder City

 

 

About Boulder City
Boulder City is known as a green oasis in the desert. Located approximately 20 miles from the glitter and excitement of Las Vegas and just a few miles from the grandeur of Hoover Dam and Lake Mead, the destination offers a quiet, relaxed living environment. Boulder City takes pride in its quality recreational facilities such as Bootleg Canyon mountain bike trails, Boulder City Golf Course, and Boulder Creek Golf Club. For more information visit, www.visitbouldercity.com.

 

Premier Camping Sites 45 Minutes from Las Vegas at Lake Mead RV Village

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LAKE MEAD RV VILLAGE OFFERS PREMIER RV SITES, VIEW OF BEAUTIFUL
DESERT LAKE, JUST 45 MINUTES FROM LAS VEGAS

 In celebration of the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary, visitors traveling to Las Vegas via RV this year can explore one of the United States’ most visited national parks, the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Forever ResortsLake Mead RV Village, offers two locations: Boulder Beach, located just 45 minutes from Las Vegas, as well as Echo Bay, located 95 minutes from Las Vegas. Both offer RV travelers magnificent views of the beautiful lake and its varicolored surrounding landscape.

Lake Mead RV Village at Boulder Beach offers Wi-Fi at most sites, a Bocce ball court, horse shoe pits, picnic areas with barbecue grills, 24-hour laundry facility, onsite propane for purchase and a convenience and gift store. Nightly rates include cable TV service and begin at $30 ($45 for lakeview); weekly rates begin at $180 ($240 for lake view) and monthly rates begin at $575 (no lake view sites are available for monthly use and a six-month maximum length of stay applies). Well-behaved pets are welcome. Reservations at Boulder Beach may be made by calling +1 (702) 293-2540.

At Echo Bay, RVs have access to free Wi-Fi, large restroom and shower facilities, free launch ramp, barbecue and fire pit areas, recreation room with a 40-person capacity, 24-hour laundry facility and convenience and gift store. Echo Bay offers the closest overnight RV accommodations to Valley of Fire State Park—home to extraordinary red rock formations and ancient petroglyphs—making it a convenient place to stay before or after an active day of exploration. Nightly rates begin at $28, weekly rates begin at $154 and monthly rates begin at $462 (a six-month maximum length of stay applies). Reservations at Echo Bay can be made via telephone: +1 (702) 394-4000.

In addition to camping, activities available at Lake Mead include boating, fishing, kayaking, swimming, hiking and biking. Black Canyon River Adventures’ smooth-water raft tours depart daily from Lake Mead RV Village and launch just below Hoover Dam on the Colorado River. These five-hour, 12-mile raft trips cost $97 for adults with special pricing for children under 16. Reservations may be made at www.BlackCanyonAdventures.com.  

For boating and kayaking, Forever Resorts’ Willow Beach Harbor, located 23 miles from Lake Mead RV Village, offers a variety of motor boats, canoes and kayaks for hourly or daily rental; hourly boat rentals start at $25 per hour. In addition, bicycle rental shops located near Lake Mead in nearby Boulder City, Nevada, make exploring the park with a scenic bike ride simple.

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ABOUT FOREVER RESORTS
Forever Resorts is an exceptional collection of destinations providing hospitality services throughout the world.  The company focuses on properties with access to nature and one-of-a-kind surroundings for vacations, including houseboating adventures.  For more information, go to www.ForeverResorts.com or www.Facebook.com/ForeverResorts, and follow us on Twitter @ForeverResorts.

Miracle Mile Shops Collects Fountain Donations for Injured Police Officers Fund this May in Honor of National Police Week

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MIRACLE MILE SHOPS COLLECTS FOUNTAIN DONATIONS FOR INJURED POLICE OFFICERS FUN THIS MAY IN HONOR OR NATIONAL POLICE WEEK

 

In honor of National Police Week (May 10 – 16), Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino will donate all change tossed into its fountain during the month of May to Injured Police Officers Fund (IPOF).

Through May 31, all coins tossed in the popular water feature as well as the retail center’s indoor rainstorm will benefit IPOF, a local nonprofit that helps reduce the financial burden suffered by police officers and their families in the event of an injury or death in the line of duty.

Miracle Mile Shops’ partnership with IPOF is part of the center’s Caring, Giving, Changing campaign, which raises funds for nonprofit programs and organizations through community sponsorships, additional partnerships and a number of cash and in-kind donations.

 

About Injured Police Officers Fund:
The Injured Police Officers Fund helps reduce the financial burden suffered by police officers and their families in the event of a line of duty injury or death by providing monetary assistance. Founded in 1982 after an officer was shot during a traffic stop, IPOF now represents officers of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Henderson, North Las Vegas, Boulder City, the Southern Nevada Region of Highway Patrol, City of Las Vegas Detention and Enforcement, University of Nevada, Las Vegas  Police, Clark County Park Police and Clark County School District Police.

 

About Miracle Mile Shops:
Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino features more than a mile of 200 shops, tempting restaurants and live entertainment venues at the heart of the famed Las Vegas Strip.  The center is home to PBR Rock Bar & Grill, boasting a Strip-side location with excellent food, drinks and bull riding; M·A·C Cosmetics, a leading brand of professional cosmetics; H&M; UK-based global retailer French Connection; Sephora; Chicago popcorn legend Garrett Popcorn Shops’ only Las Vegas location; GUESS; BCBGMAXAZRIA; Desigual; 15,000-square-foot bar and restaurant Cabo Wabo® Cantina; Las Vegas’ very own Sin City Brewing Co.; Club Tattoo, featuring some of the best tattoo artists and body piercers in the nation; the first House of Hoops by Foot Locker in the city; as well as a multi-million dollar fountain show.  Miracle Mile Shops is owned by Tristar Capital and RFR Holding LLC, in conjunction with leasing and marketing consultant Robert K. Futterman & Associates LLC.

Miracle Mile Shops is open 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. Sunday – Thursday and 10 a.m. – midnight Friday – Saturday. For more information, call (888) 800-8284 or visit www.miraclemileshopslv.com. Keep up with the latest Miracle Mile Shops news via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

 

The Mario Batali Foundation Presents Swing Session Las Vegas Celebrity Golf Classic

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The Mario Batali Foundation Presents Swing Session Las Vegas Celebrity Golf Classic

Weekend charity event to be held June 5-6
Proceeds from events to benefit Mario Batali Foundation

 The Mario Batali Foundation (MBF) returns to Las Vegas for Swing Session Las Vegas Celebrity Golf Classic, including pre and post parties taking place Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6. Tickets are on sale now and will grant access to all of the weekend’s events. Proceeds from these events will benefit the Mario Batali Foundation, whose mission is to ensure that children are well read, well fed and well cared for.

On Friday, June 5th, MBF will kick off the weekend festivities with Burgers in the Bunker, a private party from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. at B&B Burger & Beer inside The Venetian Hotel Resort Casino.

On Saturday, June 6th, MBF brings its famed Swing Session Celebrity Golf Classic to Cascata located in Boulder City. Players will join celebrities and world-class chefs for an amazing day of gourmet food and golf, alongside MBF Founder and renowned chef Mario Batali, co-founder of four award-winning restaurants located on the Las Vegas Strip – B&B Burger & Beer, B&B Ristorante, Carnevino and Otto. The Swing Session Las Vegas Celebrity Golf Classic promises to be the ultimate gastronomic event as guests hit the greens to eat, drink and swing their way through a memorable day of golf and deliciousness. The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. with a golf clinic led by Hank Haney, Tiger Woods’ former swing coach and one of the country’s most sought-after golf instructors. A shotgun start will follow at 10:30 a.m.

After the Swing Session Las Vegas Celebrity Golf Classic, the fun continues Saturday at 8 p.m. where guests can take part in the “19th Hole at Carnevino Italian Steakhouse, inside The Palazzo Hotel. Guests will sample the restaurant’s brand of superior hand selected dry aged prime beef, paired with opulent Italian wines, all while mingling with celebrity chefs and TV personalities. Guests can also partake in a silent auction packed with unique goods and experiences, the proceeds going to help MBF and its local commitment to the children of Las Vegas.

Players and attendees of previous Swing Session golf events have included former President Bill Clinton, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, PGA Tour star Hunter Mahan, musicians Edge and Mike Mills, chefs Emeril Lagasse, Ming Tsai, and actors Billy Crudup, Andy Garcia and Josh Charles, among others. Many will return this year to beat their scores and enjoy a fun-filled day benefitting the Mario Batali Foundation.

“The Swing Session is the best of both worlds,” says Mario Batali. “We’re teeing up to raise funds and awareness for MBF all while enjoying a fun-filled weekend of amazing food, entertainment and company.”

Individual tickets for the exclusive 2015 Swing Session Las Vegas Celebrity Golf Classic include admission to all three events and are priced at $3,500 per person. Foursomes are priced at $12,500. A limited number of tickets to Burgers in the Bunker and 19th Hole pre and post event parties are also available to non-golfers for $100 and $250 each, respectively. MBF is currently looking for sponsors for the 2015 Swing Session Celebrity Golf Classic. For more information on sponsoring the event, please contact Susan Marzano at smarzano@mariobatalifoundation.org.

MBF would like to thank Southern Wine and Spirits of Nevada for being a sponsor of the 2015 Swing Session Las Vegas Celebrity Golf Classic.

ABOUT THE MARIO BATALI FOUNDATION
Long before he was a household name, Mario Batali was a philanthropist. Whether donating his time, services or dollars, Mario has been actively involved in the charities close to his heart for many years to raise awareness and support for children’s disease research and relief, and hunger relief. Prompted by these philanthropic efforts, in 2008, Mario launched the Mario Batali Foundation. The Foundation strives to ensure that all children are well read, well fed and well cared for. To learn more about the Mario Batali Foundation, visit www.mariobatalifoundation.org.

The Papillon Group’s Harleys and Helis Return April 1 to the Grand Canyon

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October 25, 2012.

ON APRIL 1, SEE THE GRAND CANYON BY HELICOPTERS,  HARLEY COURTESY OF THE PAPILLON GROUP

This is no April Fool’s Joke: on Tuesday, April 1, outdoor enthusiasts will be able explore and experience the Grand Canyon by air and by ground. The date marks the return of The Papillon Group’s popular tour enabling guests to fly over the Grand Canyon’s North and South Rims and then see it from the ground by riding Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Created exclusively by Papillon, the world’s largest “flightseeing” company and in partnership with EagleRider, whose mission is to turn the dreams of adventure travelers into reality, the tours are now available to book via www.Papillon.com through Nov. 4. As with all Papillon experiences, round-trip shuttle transportation is available from most Southern Nevada hotels and resorts. These tours are ideal for small groups as well, ranging from bachelor parties to corporate incentive trips. With a valid motorcycle license, guests may drive their own Harley-Davidson; if they do not possess a license, an EagleRider guide will drive, enabling the passenger to sit back and relax.

The new tour for 2014 aptly titled, “Grand Canyon Connoisseur With Harley” is a nearly 10-hour journey that begins in Las Vegas. Experience the picturesque Grand Canyon South Rim from two spectacular perspectives—by air aboard a flightseeing airplane and by ground in the open air astride a Harley from EagleRider. The tour will begin with a scenic flight originating from Papillon’s Aerocenter in Boulder City, Nev. (located just 30 minutes outside of Las Vegas). The flight whisks guests to Grand Canyon National Park. From there, they land and embark upon a two and a half hour guided motorcycle tour by EagleRider. Boxed lunches and cold drinks are provided, along with a jacket, helmet and gloves. Fuel and basic insurance are also included (with a $300 deductible). The entire tour lasts nine and a half hours. Price per person: $534.

For guests already at Grand Canyon National Park, the “North Canyon Helicopter Tour With Harley” enables the group to venture from the South to the North rims, boasting incredible views of the canyon’s deepest and widest part, at one mile down. Guests first experience the North Canyon Helicopter aerial tour of the North Rim and Central region of Grand Canyon. Upon their return landing at the South Rim, guests are greeted by a guide for a two and a half hour guided motorcycle tour. Boxed lunches and cold drinks will be provided, along with a jacket, helmet and gloves. Price per person: $399.

For more information or reservations, go to www.Papillon.com or call (888) 635-7272.

ABOUT THE PAPILLON GROUP Founded in 1965, Papillon (French for “butterfly”) is the world’s largest “flightseeing” companies with 4,500 passengers served daily, narration in 16 languages and nearly 90 state-of-the-art helicopters and airplanes, specifically designed to reveal panoramic views beyond imagination. Family owned and operated, its brands include The Papillon Group, Grand Canyon Helicopters, Grand Canyon Airlines, Grand Canyon Coaches and Scenic Airlines. The Papillon Group is one of the few companies that fly the entire Grand Canyon, including the South and West rims, home to the world-famous Skywalk, in addition to Las Vegas and the Hoover Dam. Tours afford maximum flight time, enabling guests to fully discover Grand Canyon’s great wilderness and scenic attractions. For more information, go to www.Papillon.com or find on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/Papillon, follow on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/IFlyPapillon.