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The Unlikely Summer Getaway: Las Vegas

Planning a trip to the desert during the summer sounds crazy, right? Here are five reasons to reconsider

Vegas might not be the first place that comes to mind during your pursuit of the perfect summer travel destination, but there are quite a few reasons to head to Sin City during the warm summer months. Here, we make the case for planning your trip this season.



Book of Mormon

The Tony award-winning musical is making its way to Vegas’ internationally acclaimed performing arts theater, The Smith Center. The show runs from June 10th to July 6th in the intimate, five-level seating of Reynolds Hall.

Tickets range from $49-$160

For tickets: thesmithcenter.com



Samsung NBA Summer League 2014

Feeling withdrawal from the recently wrapped NBA season? From July 11th to July 21st  the University of Nevada, Las Vegas will host the 2014 Samsung NBA Summer League. Every year the NBA Summer League showcases teams made up of talented prospects from the NBA Development League (also known as the minors of basketball). This televised, tournament-style event will consist of 24 teams competing for a championship win.

For more details on the event visit: nba.com/summerleague




Located at the Monte Carlo resort, Yusho adds a new mix of simplicity and freshness to the Las Vegas food scene. Dishes like grilled octopus with haricot vert, egg yolk and enoki mushrooms and pork shoulder steamed buns celebrate the authenticity of Japanese street food.



Mandalay Bay Beach Concert Series

Take a break from the heat and dive into the Mandalay Bay Beach concert series, where performers like Gavin DeGraw and the Counting Crows will take the stage at the hotel’s luxurious aquatic playground.

For tickets: Ticketmaster.com


5. SPA

Sahra Spa & Hammam

Reserve the private Sahra suite at The Cosmopolitan’s luxe Sahra Spa & Hammam for an afternoon of indulgence. As part of the four-hour experience, you’ll create a customized spa schedule, choosing from standard services as well as new seasonal treatments, like the Arctic Summer Glow Facial or the Après Soleil Body Wrap.

Suite requires a minimum of $500 and four hours of services. 



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