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.

Black Canyon River Adventures Offers Free Rafting Trips for Science is Everywhere Day, April 29

BLACK CANYON RIVER ADVENTURES OFFERS FREE SMOOTH WATER RAFTING TRIPS FOR SCIENCE IS EVERYWHERE DAY, APRIL 29

Space Is Limited; Reservations Available Beginning 8 a.m., April 21

Black Canyon River Adventures, in conjunction with the Las Vegas Science & Technology Festival, is offering the Black Canyon/ Hoover Dam Postcard tour, a short smooth-water river rafting excursion on the Colorado River,  on Science Is Everywhere Day, Sunday, April 29. The experience is FREE, but registration is required. Reservations may be made beginning on April 21 at 8 a.m. by calling (702) 278-0606.

 

The tour includes spectacular views of Hoover Dam and the Mike O’Callaghan – Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, as well as the majestic, rugged landscape of the area. Guests check in at the Alan Bible Visitor Center for the Lake Mead National Recreation Area (10 Lakeshore Rd., Boulder City, NV), and from there are transported down the historic Lower Portal Road to the Black Canyon Water Trail of the Colorado River. From that point, guests will board a motorized raft piloted by a guide for a 30-minute float trip. All guests should allow for 1.5 hours total for this tour from the park service parking area and back. Available tour times are 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on April 29; each tour time accommodates 45 guests.

 

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 (4.5 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 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.

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.

GOLDEN NUGGET CASINOS EXPAND PLAYER REWARDS PROGRAM TO B.R. GUEST HOSPITALITY CONCEPTS NATIONWIDE

GOLDEN NUGGET CASINOS EXPAND PLAYER REWARDS PROGRAM TO B.R. GUEST HOSPITALITY CONCEPTS NATIONWIDE

 

Golden Nugget announced today that members of its 24 Karat Select Club rewards program at its five casinos in Las Vegas, Laughlin, Atlantic City, Biloxi and Lake Charles can now redeem their earned Comp Dollars at B.R. Guest Restaurants nationwide.

With locations in New York City, Las Vegas, and Pittsburgh, B.R. Guest is widely recognized as one of America’s premier hospitality groups with popular restaurants including: Atlantic Grill, Bill’s Bar & Burger, Blue Fin, Blue Water Grill, Dos Caminos, Metropolis, Strip House, and Troy Liquor Bar.

“Our Golden Nugget player rewards program is like no other,” said Tilman Fertitta, the Company’s Chairman and CEO. “We are constantly giving our valued players the absolute best in rewards; and by now offering Comp Dollar redemption at B.R Guest restaurants, we are adding 18 restaurants to our already expansive list of dining options available to our players.”

24 Karat Select Club members simply present their valid membership card and valid ID to the server at any B.R. Guest restaurant to redeem Comp Dollars previously earned in the casino. There is a minimum of $5 to activate the reward. Comp Dollars can be combined from multiple Golden Nugget locations and are non-transferrable. Comp Dollar limitations vary by casino and will remain unchanged on property.

With this new feature, members of the Golden Nugget’s 24 Karat Select Club rewards program will continue to enjoy numerous benefits including bonus Comp Dollars, points, VIP service, exclusive invitations to special events, free play, match play and more. When members play slot machines or table games while using their 24 Karat Select Club card, they earn credits to raise their tier level. The more credits they receive the more benefits to redeem. Each tier level brings added benefits and rewards.

To become a 24 Karat Select Club member, visit any of the Golden Nugget’s five locations. For more information and complete details, please visit www.goldennugget.com.

About B.R. Guest Restaurants
B.R. Guest Restaurants opened its first concept in 1987. Since its inception, the restaurant group has expanded to 18 locations across New York City, Las Vegas, and Pittsburgh. BR Guest Hospitality is widely recognized as one of America’s premier hospitality groups. Concepts include: Atlantic Grill, Bill’s Bar & Burger, Blue Fin, Blue Water Grill, Dos Caminos, Metropolis, Strip House, and Troy Liquor Bar. Owned by Landry’s Inc., sights at BR Guest are set on the future, and a constant desire to be better and give fans the bigger bite they crave. For more information, please visit www.brguesthospitality.com.

About Golden Nugget
Tilman Fertitta, through various wholly-owned affiliates, currently operates five Golden Nugget Hotels and Casinos which are located in Las Vegas and Laughlin, Nevada; Atlantic City, New Jersey; Biloxi, Mississippi; and Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Las Vegas – The Golden Nugget Las Vegas is the most luxurious resort on the Fremont Street Experience, and consistently receives critical acclaim for exceeding customer expectations. The Golden Nugget Las Vegas now offers more than 2,400 deluxe guestrooms and suites; a high-energy casino featuring the most popular slot and video poker machines, table games, race and sports book, and poker room; nightly entertainment; world-class restaurants such as Grotto Ristorante and Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse; a luxury spa and salon; and The Tank (rated one of the world’s top ten pools), a year-round outdoor swimming pool complete with a 200,000-gallon, live shark aquarium and H2O poolside lounge.

Atlantic City – The Golden Nugget Atlantic City is a premier resort destination located on the Frank S. Farley Marina and offers guests 724 beautifully remodeled rooms and suites. The entire property completed a $150 million renovation, taking on a fresh, modern look to include a high-energy casino featuring the most popular slot and video poker machines, table games, and poker room; nightly entertainment, new bars and lounges, stylish retail offerings, as well as Landry’s signature world-class restaurants such as Chart House and Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse; a luxury spa and salon; and H2O poolside lounge. Golden Nugget has further introduced first-class accommodations, exquisite dining options and fun-filled entertainment venues including Haven Nightclub, a luxurious 12,000 square foot space designed to offer a unique atmosphere unlike anything else available in Atlantic City.

Laughlin – An oasis in the desert, the Golden Nugget Laughlin is a hotel-casino located on the banks of the Colorado River, near the Arizona and California borders, in Laughlin, Nevada. The whimsical, tropical-themed resort features top-notch restaurants, comfortable guest rooms and some of the hottest gaming action in Laughlin – all accented with personalized service and hospitality that have earned the hotel and casino many accolades. Guests can bask in a tropical paradise where the intimacy and serenity of the Colorado River region meets the high-energy gaming action of Nevada. The casino features slot and video poker machines, including progressive-play machines; table games, and a complete race and sports book, which is linked to the Golden Nugget Las Vegas for the most up-to-the-minute betting lines. In addition to gaming, guests can wet their palate at several signature dining concepts featuring Claim Jumper, Saltgrass Steak House and Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. before partaking in the energy of Gold Diggers Nightclub.

Biloxi – Located on the Gulf of Mexico, is a premier resort destination, offering guests more than 710 rooms and suites. The entire property recently underwent a $100 million renovation taking on a fresh, modern look which includes a high-energy casino featuring the most popular slot and video poker machines, table games, and poker room; nightly entertainment, new bars and lounge, as well as Landry’s signature world-class restaurants such as Morton’s The Steakhouse, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Michael Patrick’s Sports Bar and Grill, and Lillie’s Asian Cuisine. Golden Nugget has further introduced first-class accommodations, exquisite dining options and fun-filled entertainment venues unlike anything else available in Biloxi.

Lake Charles – Located only two hours from Houston, Texas, Golden Nugget Lake Charles features 740 luxury hotel rooms and suites; an 18-hole championship golf course; extensive retail options; an 18,000 square foot ballroom; 30,000 square feet of meeting space; a one-of-a kind pool and lazy river; private beach front and marina; and a number of Landry’s signature restaurants including Saltgrass Steak House, Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse, Grotto Ristorante, Landry’s Seafood House and more. An innovative casino floor featuring 77 table games, a state-of-the-art poker room, and 1,600 of the world’s newest slots machines redefines the gaming experience across the industry. Slated to open Memorial Day 2017, the hotel and casino will debut its second tower, Rush Tower, adding 353 more luxurious rooms to its existing 740. The second installment will offer guests sweeping views of Lake Charles and plush accommodations and amenities including five-fixture bathrooms with dual sinks, walk-in showers, oversized tubs, separate toilet rooms, floor-to-ceiling windows and in-house laundry facility to service linens. The new tower will include 3 new pool villa suites and 24 additional corner suites and will be consistent in design and look of the original tower.

Fertitta Entertainment and its affiliates, Landry’s, Inc. and Fertitta Hospitality
Wholly owned by Tilman J. Fertitta, Fertitta Entertainment and its affiliates, Landry’s, Inc. and Fertitta Hospitality, are a multinational, diversified restaurant, hospitality, gaming, and entertainment company based in Houston, Texas. The company operates more than 500 high-end and casual dining establishments around the world, including well-known concepts, such as Landry’s Seafood, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Rainforest Cafe, Morton’s The Steakhouse, The Oceanaire Seafood Room, McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood, Chart House, Saltgrass Steak House, Claim Jumper, and Mastro’s Restaurants. Landry’s also operates a group of signature restaurants, including Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse, Grotto Ristorante, Willie G’s, and others. The gaming division includes the renowned Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino concept, with locations in Las Vegas and Laughlin, Nevada; Atlantic City, New Jersey; Biloxi, Mississippi; and Lake Charles, Louisiana. The Company’s entertainment and hospitality divisions encompass popular destinations, including the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, Kemah Boardwalk, Aquarium Restaurants, and other exciting attractions, coupled with deluxe accommodations throughout the Houston and Galveston area, including the luxurious San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center on Galveston Island.

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.

A Dozen Digital Detox Destinations for Post-Election Escape

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A DOZEN DIGITAL DETOX DESTINATIONS: PERFECT ANTIDOTES FOR
ELECTION-WEARY SMARTPHONE ADDICTS

-Head to Chisos Mountains Lodge in spectacular Big Bend National Park—it’s one of
“Eight Great American Winter Road Trip” destinations.

-Delve into a stunning slot canyon on a Forever Adventure Hummer Tour in Kanab,
Utah.

-Relax on a 12-mile smooth-water float trip down the Colorado River with Black
Canyon Adventures.

-Escape on tranquil Lake Powell, Lake Mead or Lake Mohave for a Forever Resorts
houseboat getaway.

-Explore Yellowstone National Park on an exhilarating winter snowmobile tour.
-Head to remote Isle Royale on Lake Superior, America’s least-visited national
park…and many more.

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Come Nov. 9, no matter the outcome, millions of Americans will let out a long exhale, comforted by the knowledge that at least two years separate them from another Presidential campaign season. It’s a perfect time to go someplace wild and remote, where Wi-Fi and cellular coverage is limited-to-nil—but no one really minds. After all, these are destinations where plenty of revitalizing scenery and cleansing outdoor recreation ventures beckon. Forever Resorts, a National Park Service concessioner operating resorts, attractions and tours in majestic park lands around the United States, offers plenty of reasons to put the devices down at these 12 idyllic locales:

  • Black Canyon River Adventures – All-day smooth-water float trip down the Colorado River, departing from the base of Hoover Dam. Striking grottos, hot springs, wildlife, majestic rock formations and historic narrative from river guides make this a memorable tour. Open year-round.
  • Callville Bay Resort and Marina, Lake Mead – Escape the Strip for a day aboard a party pontoon boat and bring along a ski boat for some wakeboarding fun on the side. Houseboats also available for 2-day rentals and longer. Open year-round.
  • Cedar Pass Lodge, Badlands National Park – Enjoy unobstructed views of the Badlands’ sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles and spires from in this historic lodge, as well as hiking, wildlife viewing, fossil hunts and stargazing in the park. Open mid-April to mid-October.
  • Chisos Mountains Lodge, Big Bend National Park – The only lodge in Big Bend National Park, offering extraordinary landscapes and varied hiking opportunities. Big Bend was recently named one of “Eight Great American Winter Roadtrips” by US News & World Report. Open year-round.
  • Cottonwood Cove Resort and Marina, Lake Mohave – Houseboats, kayaks, power boats and superb fishing on crystal-clear waters. Open year-round.
  • Forever Adventure Tours, Kanab, Utah – Hummer tours of area natural landmarks, including Peekaboo Slot Canyon, the Grand Staircase, Coral Pink Sand Dunes and scenic Kanab Overlook. Open year-round.
  • Grand Canyon Lodge – North Rim – The only lodging inside Grand Canyon’s North Rim is perched right on the rim affording dazzling views from terrace seating overlooking the canyon. Also offers access to the iconic park’s hiking, mule rides, ranger interpretive programs and junior ranger programs. Open mid-May to mid-October.
  • Lake Powell Houseboating – Explore this lake via houseboat, powerboat or kayak and investigate its stunning slot canyons on foot. Otherworldly red rock landscapes surrounding the lake make this a true desert gem. Open year-round.
  • Mad River Boat Trips, Jackson Hole, Wyoming – Shoot the rapids on the wild and scenic Snake River on Class II and III rapids or take a scenic float trip a via guide-powered raft. Raft trips may be combined with ATV tours, horseback riding and wildlife-viewing tours of nearby Grand Teton National Park. Open late May through mid-September. 
  • Rock Harbor Lodge, Isle Royale National Park – On the shores of Lake Superior, accessible only by boat or seaplane. See historic lighthouses, tour an ancient copper mine, witness dazzling displays of northern lights and venture out on the lake via canoe, kayak or motor boat. Open early June through the end of August.
  • Scenic Safaris, Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks – take a snowmobile or cozy snow coach tour in the winter, or enjoy fly fishing, ATV rides and wildlife tours in the summer. Open year-round.
  • Temple Bar Marina, Lake Mead – The “hidden gem” of Lake Mead rents lakeside rustic fishing cabins and offers tranquility unmatched by other areas of the lake. Open year-round.

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 and Instagram @ForeverResorts.

Golden Nugget Laughlin August 2016 Special Events, Entertainment, and Tournaments

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Golden Nugget Laughlin August 2016 Special Events, Entertainment, and Tournaments
AUGUST 2016 SPECIAL EVENTS
10th Annual River Regatta: August 11-13
Start regatta weekend off in style on Thursday and float back on Friday and Saturday nights to keep the party going.
 

River Regatta Kick-Off Party: August 11

Celebrate the return of River Regatta at Gold Diggers at Golden Nugget Laughlin. Bartenders will compete in the Best Regatta Cocktail Contest from 8-9 p.m. with prizes given away by Ms. River Regatta Bikini Contestants throughout the night. Doors open at 6 p.m.
AUGUST 2016 TOURNAMENTS
  • $65,000 Sizzling Summer Weekly Cash Giveaway: Through August 27
Play your favorite slots, video or tables to earn tickets for the chance at $5,000 cash drawings every Saturday night.
  • $30,000 Tipsy Turvy Slot Tournament: August 18-20
Play for a share of $30,000 in the Tipsy Turvy Slot Tournament. Entry fee is $50. All participants receive prize money.
  • $20,000 Flashback Blackjack Tournament: August 26 – 28
Play for your share of $20,000 in the Flashback Blackjack Tournament. Entry fee is $50 and rebuys are $50. The top 20 players win prize money.
ONGOING ENTERTAINMENT, GAMING PROMOTIONS, AND TOURNAMENTS
  • Party-Oke Wednesday in Gold Diggers: Every Wednesday

Sing those hearts out with DJ Loke at Party-Oke Wednesdays in Gold Diggers. Drink specials featured all night long include2-for-1 domestic beer, wine, and well drinks. 8 p.m.-midnight.

  • Spin to Win Daily Slot Tournaments: Every Monday – Wednesday
Spin to Win up to $1,000 each day! Guest can play 10-minute sessions anytime between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. Entry fee is $10. Players must register daily at the 14 Karat Slot Tournament Room. Visit the 24K Select Players Club for more information.
  • Four of a Kind Bonus Pay: Every Thursday – Friday
Win a designated four-of-a-kind and receive a 100-coin bonus every Thursday and Friday. Card of the day will be displayed at the 24K Select Players Club. Visit the 24K Select Players Club for more information.
  • Moonlight Madness Blackjack Tournament: Every Friday

Test some luck at the Moonlight Madness Blackjack Tournament every Friday at 8 p.m. Hit or stay for a chance to win $500. Entry fee is $15 and each player receives $2,000 in Tournament Chips. Registration begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Table Games Area. A 24K Select Players Club is required for all tournaments. Visit the 24K Select Players Club for more information.

ABOUT GOLDEN NUGGET LAUGHLIN:
Golden Nugget Laughlin is an intimate, newly-renovated 300-room resort located on the banks of the Colorado River in Laughlin, Nevada, 90-miles southeast of Las Vegas. The casino features slot and video poker machines which includes progressive-play machines, table games including blackjack, craps, roulette, and three-card poker, Pai Gow, keno, and a complete race and sports book, which is linked to the Golden Nugget Las Vegas for the most up-to-the-minute betting lines. Golden Nugget Laughlin’s restaurants include Claim Jumper, Saltgrass Steak House, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. featuring an outdoor deck on the Colorado River, Starbucks and the 24-hour Deli. While there, check out the gorgeous pool and cabanas with stunning, scenic views of the Colorado. The Golden Nugget Laughlin also boasts the Gold Diggers Night Club, a classically themed hotspot just off the atrium, known by local residents and visitors alike as the hottest lounge along the Colorado River for dancing and live entertainment. Additional information is available online at www.goldennugget.com.

River Regatta Sets Sail August 13 with Pirates of the Colorado

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RIVER REGATTA SETS SAIL AUGUST 13
WITH PIRATES OF THE COLORADO

Participants to Float Down the Colorado River in Pirate-Themed Rafts During Annual Event

 

The calming waters of the Colorado River will transform into a pirate’s paradise during Laughlin’s 10th annual River Regatta on Saturday, Aug. 13. Thousands of visitors will take to the water to soak up sun and fun as they float a relaxing nine miles down the Colorado River.

 

This year’s theme, Pirates of the Colorado, invites attendees and teams to decorate their floats, rafts and inner tubes for a chance to win an array of exciting prizes. Also getting into the swashbuckling spirit, residents along the river are invited to decorate their homes in the pirate theme for a chance to win prizes.

 

River Regatta participants will take off from Davis Camp and Community Park beginning at 7 a.m., with launches concluding at 1 p.m. Water enthusiasts will exit the river at Rotary Park and must be in line for the last shuttles by 5 p.m.

 

Early registration is $30 and is available until Friday, Aug. 5. Late registration will be from August 6 – 13 and is priced at $45. For more information or to register, please visit www.bullheadregatta.com.

 

When:
Saturday, Aug. 13
7 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 

Where:
Launch Site: Davis Camp
2251 Highway 68
Bullhead City, AZ

 

Launch Site:
Community Park
1251 Arizona 95
Bullhead City, AZ

 

 River Regatta

 

About Laughlin
Located 90 miles south of Las Vegas, Laughlin is a unique resort destination with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere that welcomes nearly 2 million visitors annually. This oasis along the Colorado River has grown to include nine resorts with affordable first-class accommodations, live entertainment, fine dining, spa experiences, golf courses, the recreational paradise known as North Reach Trail and a multitude of water activities. Laughlin has also become a leading special-event destination in the Southwest, offering everything from an eight-mile inner tube float on the Colorado River to the largest motorcycle rally in the West. For more information: www.visitlaughlin.com.

 

Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines Now Exclusively Offers Airplane Flights, Tours to Bar 10 Ranch

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GRAND CANYON SCENIC AIRLINES BECOMES EXCLUSIVE PROVIDER OF
AIRPLANE FLIGHTS, TOURS FOR BAR 10 RANCH

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Papillon Group’s Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines is launching its newest adventure, flying guests from Las Vegas to Bar 10 Ranch at the Grand Canyon’s Northern rim. Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines will be the exclusive provider for roundtrip flights.

Known as the Grand Canyon North Air/Ground Tour, guests will be picked up in Las Vegas via complimentary shuttle service to bring them to the Boulder City Aerocenter. From there, guests will board an airplane, from which they will enjoy a bird’s-eye view of Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and the Colorado River—the heart of the Grand Canyon. The airplane will land at the landing strip of Bar 10 Ranch where guests will experience a guided ground tour on a Polaris Ranger. Next, they will travel through Whitmore Canyon and Lake Mead Recreation Area to reach an exclusive vantage point of Grand Canyon National Park. The tour concludes with a homemade Dutch oven barbecue lunch. The tour duration is approximately seven to eight hours, including round-trip hotel shuttle transportation. Self-guided ATV upgrades are also available for an additional $65 per person. Guests wishing to extend their excursion and stay at Bar 10 overnight will also enjoy horseback riding, dinner and evening entertainment. The day trip price per adult begins at $324 and $304 per child (ages 2 to 11). The overnight excursion price begins at $599 per person.

Keeping with the ambience of the ranch, accommodation options include a 2-person covered wagon or a 4-person bunk room. On the next day, breakfast will be served, followed by free time for various activities such as skeet shooting, beach volleyball and ping pong before returning to Las Vegas.

BAR 10 RANCH
Bar 10 Ranch is world-renowned as the ideal beginning and ending point for river rafting adventures along the Colorado River. Owned by the Heaton family since the 1970s, staff at Bar 10 Ranch pride themselves on offering a personalized, warm experience for each and every guest. The late Tony Heaton and his wife, Ruby founded the ranch. Since then, their four sons and two daughters have been actively involved in cattle ranching and building upon and maintaining the ranch. Today, the Heaton family owns more than 10,000 acres of grazing rights on BLM and Arizona State lands.

Due to its remote location, the family added an airstrip to the property. This addition coincided with the time period when tourists began running the Colorado River in rubber rafts. In many cases, these tourists were exhausted after being on the river for up to seven days. The Heatons made their ranch a welcoming place, where river runners could go to recover, eat home-cooked meals and return to Las Vegas via airplane. Despite Bar 10 being a river rafting destination, it still remains a working cattle ranch today.

*The tour will be available through Nov. 20 and not available on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the month of November.

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ABOUT GRAND CANYON SCENIC AIRLINES
Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines is the world’s largest and most experienced aerial tour operator. Founded in 1967, Scenic sets the industry standard for its fixed wing tours of Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon and Page, Ariz. The company carries approximately 300,000 passengers annually on sightseeing tours which offer narration in 16 languages. Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines is owned by Papillon Group. For more information, go to www.Scenic.com or call (800) 634-6801.

 

Grand Canyon White Water Rafting With Hatch River Expeditions

Hatch River Expeditions

 

The Hatch Family are still doing what their grandfather did three generations ago and that is take people down the Grand Canyon’s Colorado River’s white water rapids in a raft.

This year Hatch River Expeditions and owner Steve Hatch are celebrating 80 years of their family owned business. While a corporation purchased his relative’s name and their business Don Hatch Expeditions, Steve Hatch is the only true descendant of Bus Hatch and the original Grand Canyon river trip.

Hatch River Expeditions is a small family run business now in their third generation of Hatch leadership. Hatch is the oldest commercial rafting company in North America. They specialize in multi-day white water rafting trips on the Colorado River in Grand Canyon. Guests can choose from trips ranging from 4-12 days with all amenities while on the river included. Attractions along the river may include visiting the turquoise waters of the Little Colorado River or Havasu Creek or hiking to ancient Puebloan granaries. Some of the most famous whitewater on the planet may be seen on our rafting trips including the infamous Lava Falls.

Hatch River Expeditions provide wilderness trips ranging from the novice camper to the experienced hiker. Hatch has accommodated guests from 9-90 years old.

Hatch River Expeditions is located in Flagstaff, Arizona and their website can be found at http://www.hatchriverexpeditions.com

Hatch River Expeditions

Hatch River Expeditions