Tourism

Las Vegas’ McCarran tops list of buzzworthy U.S. airports

McCarran International Airport is seen Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013.

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, except when travelers are stuck at the airport. According to a new report from the media tracking company Zignal Labs, McCarran Airport was the most mentioned airport on online media during ...

Paint-your-own-pottery studio opens, art gallery relocates in Las Vegas

 Brandi Patnella and Paul Racana, co-owners of Splash Studios LLC, hosted a grand opening Dec. 6.

Art enthusiasts in the Las Vegas Valley received a couple extra gifts this holiday season in the form of business openings. Also around the valley, plans are in the works for Rainforest Café to eventually move ...

Las Vegas drinking laws explained

A bartender adds some flair as he tosses alcohol bottles for patrons at the renovated Catalyst Bar on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, in The Quad.

This party town’s love for libations runs deep. Still, revelers are subject to some city ordinances, county regulations and state laws — and they can be confusing for visitors and locals alike. Here’s a rundown of what's legal and illegal if you're drinking in public ...

In Las Vegas books, college football title game is a big hit

Katie Marie Snyder folds sweatshirts before packing them in boxes to be shipped from McKenzie Sew On in Springfield, Ore., on Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, to the Duck Store on the University of Oregon campus. Production was ramped up for the sweatshirts and other commemorative wear after Oregon's 59-20 Rose Bowl victory over Florida State. Oregon will face Ohio State in the first College Football Playoff championship game, on Jan. 12.

College football fans and ESPN executives aren't the only ones applauding the new championship playoffs. Bettors and bookies seem to like it a lot, too ...

Spike in ecotourism among benefits of new national monument, leaders say

Nevada Democrats Rep. Dina Titus, Sen. Harry Reid and Rep. Steven Horsford stand with casts of mammoth teeth during a news conference marking the creation of Tule Springs National Monument at Las Vegas Paiute Resort northwest of Las Vegas, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014.

Nevada has a new national monument — and state leaders hope it will drive more visitors to the Las Vegas Valley and stoke the local economy. Spanning more than 22,000 ...

Pieology Pizzeria among Downtown Summerlin openings; 24-hour café debuts at Westgate

Pieology Pizzeria opened Dec. 12 at Downtown Summerlin.

A pizzeria built on customizable options is among several recent openings at Downtown Summerlin. Also, a salon, café and chocolate maker open new locations and ...

Las Vegas breaks own record with 40 million visitors

Tourists pose in front of the iconic Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign in this file photo.

Las Vegas tourism officials say 40 million people have visited the destination in 2014, breaking an all-time record for the gambling and entertainment hub. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority ...

$15 million renovation at Golden Nugget completed; popular comic book store plans comeback

An exterior view of the Golden Nugget in downtown Las Vegas on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013.

A $15 million renovation has given the Golden Nugget’s Gold Tower a sparkling look. Also, restaurant openings spread across the Las Vegas Valley, Cox Communications celebrates added services, and a popular comic-book retailer ...

Airline returns with flights between Mexico, Las Vegas

VivaAerobus officials say the airline has begun flying nonstop between Monterrey, Mexico and Las Vegas again. The airline said Friday that it would offer the flights four days a week — on Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Friday. VivaAerobus returns after ...

Las Vegas visitor traffic up 3 percent in October

Tourists walk along the Las Vegas Strip in this April 28, 2011, file photo.

Tourism officials say nearly 3.6 million people visited Las Vegas in October, up 3.2 percent compared with a year ago. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority said Wednesday that ...

Developers look to create underground NYC park

This Aug. 15, 2012, photo shows the abandoned trolley terminal deep underground in New York's Lower East Side, which may one day house a park. The project-in-the-works, history meets 21st century technology, will employ the latest solar technology to illuminate the subterranean space, filtering the sun via a collector at street level.

Visitors from around the world are drawn to New York City's High Line, an elevated park built on defunct railroad tracks transformed into an urban sanctuary of flowers, grasses and trees. Private planners inspired by the High Line's success are now looking deep under Manhattan at a proposal to ...

Longer visas for Chinese could spur tourism in Las Vegas, elsewhere

Chinese tourists take in the view at Grand Canyon West Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014.

A rule change allowing Chinese visitors to return to the U.S. multiple times over a 10-year period is being hailed as a boon to American tourism, with the federal government predicting the economic impact could be ...

Times Square’s biggest and most expensive digital billboard is set to shine

The world’s largest high-definition digital display lights up for the first time in Times Square in New York, Nov. 13, 2014. Covering an entire city block, the mega-screen will light up Tuesday night with a digital art exhibition by the Universal Everything studio collective.

In an era when digital screens large and small proliferate but attention is increasingly scarce, some marketers are making a huge bet that one of the biggest displays in the world will captivate audiences. Their gamble: the largest and most expensive ...

Grand Canyon offers incentive for quieter aircraft

In this Oct. 5, 2013, photo, Geir Aase, left, and Kurt Raknes, tourists from Norway, take a helicopter tour over Grand Canyon National Park, near Tusayan, Ariz. A proposal by the Grand Canyon would give air tour operators another incentive to upgrade aircraft to meet the definition of quiet technology.

Air tour operators at the Grand Canyon would be able to take more visitors over the most popular flight routes under a proposed incentive to ...

Las Vegas tourism officials see more visitors, money

Tourists pose in front of the iconic Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign in this file photo.

Las Vegas tourism officials say the destination expects to see more than 40 million visitors this year —an all-time record number— after four years of consecutive growth. Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority ...