Monday, May 12, 2008

Las Vegas, the place to katch people...

So you've heard that Vegas is a great place to see celebs and other beautiful people. Well, you've heard right. Here are a few places you can go to and watch all the action.

Q: I'm addicted to celebrity gossip and would love to see some stars while in Vegas. Where's the best place to observe them?
A: First stop would be to park yourself in the patio dining area of Spago at the Forum Shops.
Celebs love to shop and they love to do it at this extravagant mall. If you're more in the mood for clubbing, check out Pure at Caesars Palace. It's a virtual celebrity playground every weekend. Tao at the Venetian is also a hot spot for the celeb crowd. If you're looking to spot a celebrity in a restaurant, try N9ne at the Palms or Nobu at the Hard Rock. Those two hotels are where you'll have the most success in stargazing. Quite a few famous folks have also been spotted enjoying the sushi at Social House at Treasure Island.

Whenever there's a major boxing match or awards show, you can't turn around without seeing a celebrity.

Poker is one of the hottest games in town right now, and celebrities like to play as much as the rest of us. Lately, there have been celebrity poker tournaments all over town, so if you're lucky enough to catch one, you'll definitely spot someone famous.

Vegas is convention central, and some of the big shows attract the big stars. MAGIC and ShoWest are two that are attended by a lot of Hollywood's heavy hitters. Finally, don't miss the annual CineVegas film festival. Jack Nicholson, Nicolas Cage and Dustin Hoffman are just a few of the actors who have shown up for the party. If it's a show you want to see, the celebs seem to flock to Cirque du Soleil's Beatles extravaganza LOVE at the Mirage.

Q: Vegas seems so glamorous. Where do the young, beautiful people hang out?
A: If you want to see the young kids having a grand time in Vegas, head over to the Hard Rock Hotel.
If they're not seeing a show at The Joint, they're partying at Body English. During the summer, the Hard Rock's pool area turns into Rehab, one of the most sizzling club scenes around. Another happening place is the Palms. Head up to Ghostbar or Moon and check out the view of Vegas along with the view of the beautiful people. Tabu at the MGM Grand is another chic nightspot where you'll find a very well-heeled crowd. If you're looking for a place where the beautiful people hang out, this is it.

Q: Where's a more casual spot to watch all of the crazy party people that come to Vegas?
A: Well, apart from all of the clubs, high-end restaurants and upscale shopping there are some other fun places in Vegas where you can entertain yourself with some good old-fashioned people watching, accompanied by a few drinks of course.

Head over to Strip Burger in front of the Fashion Show Mall. It's the only all-outdoor restaurant on the Strip where you can get a bite to eat or enjoy a cocktail while still having a view of all the action. Carnaval Court outside of Harrah's is a great place to let loose and check out the smorgasbord of people that flock to this party pit almost every night of the week. They have a huge circle bar with flair bartenders and live music on the weekends where you can delight in the revelry of the crowd and the yard-long mixed drinks. If you really want to see some hardcore Vegas tourists head down to the Fremont Street Experience where you will find old Vegas casinos and a multitude of wacky, tacky souvenir shops all under a canopy of neon lights. You never know who or what you are going see there, but is it definitely worth the trip downtown to get a taste of some of the hotels that first put Vegas on the map -- or at least the 99-cent shrimp cocktail.


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