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The Biggest Moments in Las Vegas of 2023

 | Written by Belinda

2023 was easily the biggest year in Las Vegas since the 1990s, with long-awaited and world-record-setting openings that have already reshaped Las Vegas as we know it, as well as some of the most in-demand A-list residencies to date, multiple championships from local professional sports teams, massive events with a global audience, and so much […]

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The Biggest Things We’re Looking Forward to in 2024

 | Written by Belinda

There’s no doubt that 2023 was a huge year in Las Vegas – as far as record-breaking, history-making, globally significant openings and events, 2023 was the kind of year that happens once in a generation, and will no doubt go down as one of the biggest and more significant in Las Vegas history. It’s a […]

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Get Immersed in Las Vegas

 | Written by Belinda

Immersive experiences have become one of the most popular forms of entertainment across the country in recent years; so popular, in fact, that AREA15, an immersive art and entertainment district just minutes from the Strip, was the most-visited attraction in the US in 2022! Immersive attractions have taken Las Vegas by storm in recent years, […]

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Secret Bars in Las Vegas

 | Written by Belinda

Can you keep a secret? Some of the best cocktail bars in Las Vegas are the ones that are hidden away from the crowds, tucked away in secret locations in the back of unassuming food courts, beneath museums, and behind barbershops. These are some of our favorite speakeasies in Las Vegas! Interested in hosting your […]

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Viva Las Wellness

 | Written by Belinda

Las Vegas’s reputation as “Sin City” might be well-deserved, but that’s not all there is to Las Vegas. As travelers become much more conscientious of their own health and well-being and demand experiences that are focused on wellness rather than excess and heathenism, Las Vegas has evolved accordingly. Below are just a few of the […]

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Food Halls are Taking Over Las Vegas

 | Written by Belinda

Goodbye basic food court; hello gourmet food hall! The food hall trend is hot in Las Vegas right now – almost as hot as the Las Vegas summer! – and we’re seeing food halls popping up inside resorts all throughout the city. So what makes a food hall different than a food court? The most […]

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Teatime in Las Vegas

 | Written by Belinda

Pinkies up! Did you know that there are several fabulous places all throughout Las Vegas that serve afternoon high tea? From proper tea service with scrumptious finger foods to boozy teas with party brunch vibes, these places are perfect for a posh group outing. Contact us for more info on private bookings and full buyouts […]

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Springtime in the Southwest’s National Parks

 | Written by Belinda

One of the best-kept secrets about Las Vegas is that it is the ideal gateway to some of the most scenic parks and recreation areas that the Southwest has to offer, and springtime is the ideal time to visit! With days getting longer, temperatures warming – but not yet TOO warm! – and all the […]

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Things We’re Excited About for 2023

 | Written by Belinda

Things We’re Excited About for 2023 In addition to all the exciting renovations, reimaginings, reopenings, and brand-new places that opened last year, there is so much to look forward to this year! There are some BIG things happening in Las Vegas in 2023, and you’re going to want to be here to experience it all […]

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What’s New in Las Vegas (Winter 2023)

 | Written by Belinda

The only constant in Las Vegas is change, but that’s also one of the things that make Las Vegas so exciting! Want to know what you’ve been missing? Read on for some of the newest and now-est that Sin City has to offer. ICONIC HOTELS REVAMPED, REOPENED, AND REIMAGINED The Palms Resort & Casino, still […]

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Vegas is Getting Ready for the Races!

 | Written by Belinda

The Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix is coming to Las Vegas November 16-18, 2023. This is going to be a HUGE event – like the Super Bowl and March Madness and a Mayweather fight night and Fourth of July and New Year’s Eve all rolled into one! Over 100,000 people are expected to attend […]

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Still Here, Still Fabulous – Part 2

 | Written by Belinda

It’s almost 4th of July weekend, and this national holiday – always a huge event in Sin City – is also going to also be the massive “Back to Vegas” celebration we’ve been waiting for since March 2020! Are you excited to get #backtovegas??? You should be – just look at everything you’ve missed! We’ve […]

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Still Here, Still Fabulous

 | Written by Belinda

It’s almost 4th of July weekend, and this national holiday – always a huge event in Sin City – is also going to also be the massive “Back to Vegas” celebration we’ve been waiting for since March 2020! Are you excited to get #backtovegas??? You should be – just look at everything you’ve missed! We’ve […]

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Still Here, Still Fabulous

 | Written by Belinda

It’s almost 4th of July weekend, and this national holiday – always a huge event in Sin City – is also going to also be the massive “Back to Vegas” celebration we’ve been waiting for since March 2020! Are you excited to get #backtovegas??? You should be – just look at everything you’ve missed! We’ve […]

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How to Have a FaBOOlous Halloween in Las Vegas This Year

 | Written by Belinda

It may not be the kind of Halloween revelry that we’re used to here in Las Vegas, but there is still plenty of faBOOlous fun to be had in fabulous Las Vegas this Halloween season! From drive-through haunted houses to socially distanced costume contests and haunted yacht rides, get your ghoulish fill this Halloween – […]

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Coming Soon to a Vegas Near You!

 | Written by Belinda

Some people say New York is the city that never sleeps, but people who say that must have never been to Vegas! While this year has certainly been challenging, there has still been plenty of forward progress on several major, highly-anticipated hotel projects, and now those projects are getting ready to open to the public. […]

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Vegas Goes Virtual

 | Written by Belinda

As our partners at GPS Destinations and Events gear up to launch a series of virtual networking events, bringing together qualified travel buyers with luxury hotels and destinations in a “virtual mini-trade show” setting, we’re highlighting all of the great Las Vegas experiences you can still have virtually in a celebration of all things online […]

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Hiking in Las Vegas: The Summer Edition

 | Written by Belinda

Every summer, Las Vegans head to Mount Charleston, just an hour away from the city and yet a world away from the sweltering summer heat. The Mount Charleston Wilderness Area, part of the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, is at a much higher elevation than the Las Vegas Valley. By well over 5,000 feet! (And […]

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Vegas is Getting Ready to Reopen: Here’s How

 | Written by Belinda

Hello fabulous friends! These last few months have been incredibly challenging for everyone. I hope you have all stayed healthy and have been kind to yourselves during this time. Right now, it’s hard for any of us to know what comes next or how to proceed, but I have seen a lot of optimism for […]

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Will U Be Mine?

 | Written by Belinda

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, love is in the air everywhere, but I want to take this opportunity to tell you all how much I love and appreciate YOU. We truly love our clients—you are the ones that make all of the fun and fabulous things we do possible—and we want you to love what […]

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Westworld Winter Wonderland

 | Written by Belinda

Las Vegas is a beautiful outdoor destination year-round, and the wintertime brings moderate temperatures perfect for exploring areas like Red Rock, Lake Mead, and Valley of Fire. But Vegas is also centrally located to so many other beautiful—and very popular—national parks and outdoor destinations, and winter is an excellent time to visit! Within just a […]

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What to Do While You’re in Town for CES

 | Written by Belinda

The holidays are officially over, which means it’s time for CES! The annual Consumer Electronics Show, held every January in Las Vegas, is the largest technology shows in the world, and one of the largest conventions of any kind, period. An estimated 175,000 people from 160 countries will descend upon Las Vegas this week to […]

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Where to Ring in the New Roaring ’20s in Las Vegas

 | Written by Belinda

Las Vegas is one of the best places in the world to ring in the New Year, and with the iconic Las Vegas Strip closed to traffic, it’s also your only chance to walk the Strip at night for free…but everything else will cost you! There are so many ways to celebrate the New Year […]

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Shop Local Las Vegas!

 | Written by Belinda

It would be nice if we could all say that we’re done with our holiday shopping for the year, but we all know that’s probably a lie. As you pick up the last of your stocking stuffers, gifts for family and friends, white elephant parties, co-worker gift exchanges, party hosts, and all the rest, check […]

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Celebrate the Holidays Las Vegas-Style

 | Written by Belinda

Ready or not, the holidays are upon us! And while November and December tend to be the slowest time of the year in Las Vegas, it’s also one of the best times of the year to visit. The Strip is a lot less busy so it’s a lot less crowded; hotel rooms are less expensive […]

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Get Into the SPIRITS of Halloween with Madame Fabulous!

 | Written by Belinda

Good evening…I am your host, Madame Fabulous, and I am here to show you how to have a SCARY good time in Las Vegas this BOOtiful Halloween season! Join me on a journey through the spirit realm and witness both the magical and the macabre, from the playfully spooky to the positively frightful, with these […]

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Discover Your Very Own Vegas Man Cave

 | Written by Belinda

Hello, gentlemen! We recently told the ladies what they can do in Vegas with their fab squad, but we realize that girls aren’t the only ones who want to have fun. At Destination Fabulous, we like to make sure we cater to ALL of our customers! And as a local destination management company, we can […]

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Five Years of Living Fabulously!

 | Written by Belinda

On September 29, 2014, Destination Fabulous held our first-ever event as a brand-new destination management company at the Encore in partnership with Next Level Events, and we haven’t stopped since! It’s hard to believe it’s been five years already, but it has been an absolutely incredible journey so far. To celebrate our first five years, […]

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We’re now scheduling appointments for IMEX America!

 | Written by Belinda

Hello fabulous friends! I hope you’re enjoying these dog days of summer—although in Vegas, summer will last another two months… Things are a little quiet at Destination Fabulous right now, but that’s only because this is the calm before the storm. With September approaching, we’re busy getting ready for IMEX America, America’s worldwide exhibition for […]

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Alien-Spotting in Las Vegas

 | Written by Belinda

You don’t have to go all the way to Area 51 to naruto-run into some alien life forms: We have plenty right here in Vegas! And we’re not talking about the, um…interesting folks you’ll meet on a Saturday night on Fremont Street, but those could certainly count, too. Look, we all know that the whole […]

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What to Do in Vegas with Your FAB Squad!

 | Written by Belinda

If you and your girls are heading to Las Vegas for an epic girls’ weekend, we know just the things to make your trip extra fabulous! At Destination Fabulous, we love our beauty pampering and we also love our only-in-Vegas experiences. Here’s how your squad can look like movie stars, swing like circus acts, swish […]

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Can You Keep a Secret? The Best Secret Spots in Vegas!

 | Written by Belinda

You wouldn’t think a city with so many tourists would be able to keep many secrets, especially in the era of Instagram. But, like even the most well-known magicians, Vegas still has a few surprises up its sleeve. Some secrets are a little better-kept than others (Secret Pizza inside the Cosmopolitan is really anything but […]

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The Vegas Residency Has Gotten FABULOUS!

 | Written by Belinda

Spring is here and with it comes pool season (FINALLY!) and a slew of new Las Vegas residencies! Among other things, of course, but as a DMC we like to focus on what’s most exciting for our clients! The whole concept of the “Las Vegas residency” has changed a lot in recent years, thanks to the wildly […]

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DMZ 2019 Edition

 | Written by Belinda

DMZ 2019 EDITION HAPPY NEW YEAR! Welcome to the 2019 edition of DMZ, the Destination Management Zone…WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS ENDS UP ON DMZ. Brought to you by Las Vegas DMC – Destination Fabulous.  Today on DMZ… New Year’s Resolutions – EXPOSED! My New Year’s Resolution is to follow through with last Year’s Resolutions! Is […]

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Christmas with the Clydesdales

 | Written by Belinda

Christmas with the Clydesdales Dashing through the snow In a one horse open sleigh O’er the fields we go Laughing all the way -Jingle Bells Snow or no snow, nothing says Christmas like Buds & Suds! Wake the kids and neighbors, Christmas with the Clydesdales (If we were to be PC in today’s world, it […]

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LAS VEGAS DMC POWER SHOPPING 101

 | Written by Belinda

LAS VEGAS DMC POWER SHOPPING 101 ‘Cause we are living in a material world And I am a material girl – Madonna (circa 1985) T-25 days and counting until lift off with the bearded one (and I don’t mean Mrs. Claus)! My oh my, how time flies, especially with Rudolph at the helm. Another year […]

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TOP 3 DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS EVENT VENUES

 | Written by Belinda

TOP 3 DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS EVENT VENUES Downtown Las Vegas is the original hotspot for stunning shows, stiff drinks, and show-stopping entertainment. Now, with world-class talent, unrivaled production, and an experience that is, and always will be, uniquely Vegas, Downtown is once again the place to be and be seen! FAB FACT: A pair of […]

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Top 5 Photo Taking Tips: Documenting a Las Vegas Event

 | Written by Belinda

Top 5 Photo Taking Tips: Documenting a Las Vegas Event “If you didn’t take the picture, you weren’t there.” – Garry Winogrand Aside from the obligatory selfie and SNACCgrams that are taken every second, every minute, every hour of everyday – there is the photograph. The photograph or picture portrait documents and memorializes an event […]

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COMING ATTRACTIONS: LAS VEGAS EVENT SPACE FOR 2018 AND BEYOND

 | Written by Belinda

COMING ATTRACTIONS: YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS The only thing constant in Las Vegas is change. The city of reinvention continues to evolve in revolutionary ways. The implausible has become the plausible.  The future of entertainment is upon Las Vegas as world-class venues are on the horizon for slated completion by the year 2020. Las […]

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Why The Real Event Planners of Orange County Should Do Business in Vegas

 | Written by Belinda

Spoiler alert: There are a lot of people in California, but there’s only one Mouse.  Last week, Destination Fabulous was in sunny Southern California with stops in Newport Beach and L.A., mixing and mingling with the beautiful people on a tour de force with our valued partner Impact GPS.  There were no reality show drama […]

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Las Vegas Knights: My Cup Size Is Stanley

 | Written by Belinda

The only Super Bowl I need is the Stanley Cup. The fairy tale ending for the Vegas Golden Knights has yet to be written. There are at least 7 chapters left to be penned to bring the storybook season to an enchanting end with the hoisting of the Stanley Cup in unison at center ice […]

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5 Taylor Swift Reputation Tour Secrets

 | Written by Belinda

Baby, let the games begin Let the games begin Let the games begin Baby, let the games begin Let the games begin Let the games begin …READY FOR IT? – Written by Taylor Swift, Max Martin, Shellback, Ali Payami Look what you made Taylor do… The Reputation Stadium Tour kicks off today (Tuesday, May 8th) […]

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Top 10 Reasons to Hold an Event in Vegas

 | Written by Belinda

Spoiler alert: Texas is pretty big. Las Vegas DMC, Destination Fabulous, is on a Texas tour de force this week with stops in Dallas, Austin, and Houston. Our road show is a whirlwind series of events spreading the news on all things Las Vegas, like the good Chamber of Commerce ambassadors that we are. These […]

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March FABness In Las Vegas

 | Written by Belinda

Button down the hatches Las Vegas! The perfect storm is about to hit the Strip with the one-two-three punch of: March Madness, St. Patrick’s Day, and Spring Break. Normal Vegas chaos will become absolute mayhem this weekend as sports fans, Irishmen, and foolhardy college students descend upon our resorts and casinos in record numbers. Thank […]

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#1 LAS VEGAS PARTY BAND – ZOWIE BOWIE

 | Written by Belinda

“If you want a band call anybody. If you want a party call me!” – Chris Phillips (Founder and Lead Singer of Zowie Bowie) Las Vegas’ #1 party band and 5-time Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Best of Las Vegas Band Winner for 2017 is: Zowie Bowie! Whether it’s a corporate, private, or special event there are […]

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Tallavegas Lights 2: The Final Lap

 | Written by Belinda

Sequels can be very tricky things. When they work, which isn’t very often, they are like a gift from the heavens. If they don’t, they remind us why the original film is so much better. And that the filmmakers should have never tempted fate by trying to recapture lightning in a bottle. The same holds […]

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VEGAS VALENTINE HONEY DO LIST

 | Written by Belinda

Valentine’s Day in Las Vegas is upon us, so let’s make this easy on husbands, wives, lovers or significant others everywhere by providing a little inspiration to set hearts a flutter on the most romantic day of the year by providing a Honey Do list of Las Vegas events and activities that will send your […]

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50 SHADES OF FABULOUS: Every Event Has a Climax

 | Written by Belinda

Nothing says Happy Valentine’s Day like the final installment of the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie franchise. Fifty Shades Freed, the last flick of the trilogy based on British author E.L. James book series is expected to gross $33 million dollars this weekend alone here in the U.S. This is a $1- billion franchise that […]

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STRATEGIC DMC GROUP ALLIANCE ANNOUNCEMENT

 | Written by Belinda

LAS VEGAS, NV. (Feb. 5, 2018) – Destination Fabulous President, Belinda Maguire Christopher, announces the formation of: A DMC Group – ConnextionsTM – Connecting People & Events. ConnextionsTM, is a strategic Destination Management Company (DMC) alliance coalesced for national event and entertainment networking. “Our consortium is comprised of owners and principals who are of like […]

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TOP 6 Las Vegas Big Game Watch Parties

 | Written by Belinda

Do you ever have déjà vu? That’s right, woodchuck-chuckers – it’s…GROUNDHOG DAY! Tom Brady aka TB12 like “Punxsutawney Phil” casts a shadow more often than not on future forecasts. In this case, it is not six more weeks of winter, but rather six Super Bowl wins! The Super Bowl aka “Big Game” to all non-NFL […]

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Turn Up the Whoa at CES 2018

 | Written by Belinda

In the word of Joey Russo, “Whoa!” Someone dig the flower-bedecked hat out of the closet, because a reboot of the ’90s sitcom Blossom’s catch phrase from Joey Lawrence, who played the slow-witted but well-coiffed Joey Russo on the series has be repurposed by CES! This year they’re turning things up. So, get ready for […]

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