Five Favorite Las Vegas Blogs
As a Realtor, I read the paper and watch local news everyday, but a nontraditional way I like to get my news is from of the city’s best bloggers. So, today I wanted to round up my five favorite Las Vegas blogs for you. Some offer up insider information on the casino industry that completely takes me by surprise; others post in-depth (and mouth-watering) reviews about restaurants that I haven’t had a chance to visit myself yet; and some simply make me laugh. Check out the list and let me know if I’ve missed any of your must-reads:
Run by David McKee, a three-time Nevada Press Association award winner and former news editor of the Las Vegas Business Press, Stiffs and Georges takes a true journalistic approach to covering the casino industry in Las Vegas--focusings its sights mainly on the business aspect of the industry. With a “Quote of the Day” section that does a great job of summing up current business and political affairs, this one is a must-subscribe for anyone in the gaming or casino industry.
A blog that covers everything from DTLV to gambling, Vital Vegas really is what its name implies--a compilation of all must-know information about the city for locals. Run by the Interactive Marketing Manager for the Fremont Street Experience, it covers much more than surface-level Vegas info. Scott Roeben often digs deep for inside information and opinions, delivering it all to you in one pretty, easy-to-digest package.
The thing I love most about this one is that--true to my Realtor’s heart--it’s broken down by area. Visitors can search: The Burbs, The Strip, Downtown and Outside Vegas for news, updates and tidbits specific to each. Informative for both locals and visitors alike, posts cover everything from what not to do when visiting Las Vegas to the best suite in the city.
My list simply wouldn’t be complete without a foodie blog, so here it is: Run by Restaurant Critic John A. Curtas, Eating Las Vegas is a great resource for all things Las Vegas eats. Curtas’ post cover everything from reviews of new restaurants, like Hearthstone at Red Rock to history lessons on Las Vegas staples, like Pamplemousse. His photos make your mouthwater and his opinions are honest fair--but I don’t recommend reading on an empty stomach.
The award-winning Vegas Tripping can admittedly be a little overwhelming on the eye (so many links and so, so many photos), but once you get the navigation down, it’s a really great comprehensive guide to Las Vegas that has some serious street cred. Posts are impressive and cover everything from an interview with Wynn Resorts’ renowned VP of design Roger Thomas to the recent construction at Aria.