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10 Reasons To Love The Cosmopolitan

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I’ll admit it: I’m not normally a Vegas person. It’s scandalous, I know, but there it is. Recently, however, I found myself visiting for work twice in a two week period, and on both trips I had the time of my life. Why? Well, it all had to do with where I was staying: The Cosmopolitan is the Strip’s newest (and arguably most glamorous) kid on the block, and turns out it can convert even a Vegas-neutral person like myself into the city’s biggest fan. Why? Well, here are ten reasons it rocks.

Go Gangster at the New Las Vegas Mob Experience

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A few weeks ago, the sensationalist headlines seemed like they were from another era: Huge Mob Takedown! Giant Dragnet Rounds Up Mafia Suspects! It was like something out of the movies, but it was happening in real life, and, judging by the big headlines, the nation was riveted. In popular culture, we’ve always had a bit of intrigue with the bad guys—that’s why we praise movies like Goodfellas and The Godfather. And it’s why we lose big chunks of time on Facebook to games like “Mafia Wars.”

10 Valentine’s Day Dates in Las Vegas

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Love is patient. Love is kind. And sometimes, love is a shotgun wedding at the Graceland Wedding Chapel. Not that you have to get Elvis involved. Try out one of these 10 Valentine’s Day dates in Las Vegas, and let the romance begin:

1. Break out the bubbles at Reliquary Spa.
At Reliquary Spa, relaxation goes way beyond a bottle of bath gel. Opt for the $300 “Couples Package” for a fun mix of dirty dancing, crisp champagne, and muscle-melting Swedish massage.

9 Uniquely Las Vegas Experiences

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I recently went to Vegas after a five year hiatus, a visit so long ago that it almost doesn’t count. So this time I took advantage and tried to see what Vegas has to offer. There were definitely occasions where I thought, “Wow! Only in Vegas…”, and there were different kinds of entertainment every inch along the way. Although some of the sights may be very expensive (like the Louis Vuitton store), luckily there are others that are free for everyone, including those who have lost all of their money at War. No matter what activity you choose, rest assured it will have a spin that’s uniquely Las Vegas in every way. Here are a few of my favorite experiences:

Taking the Sin out of Sin City: My Green Vacation in Las Vegas

There was a time when “Las Vegas” was synonymous with “wasteful”–and with just cause. Built in the desert and celebrating all things excess, the Vegas of yesteryear did not seem to care about sustainability in the slightest.

Well, I’m here to report that those days are officially coming to an end. This past weekend I took a green getaway to Sin City and was delightfully surprised by how easy it was, thanks to a growing number of innovations and eco-friendly hotels.

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