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Las Vegas has made a dramatic comeback since the early days of the recession to once again becoming the top destination for residents of Orange County. Whether it is a Convention, a Bachelor/Bachelorete party, a performance by a celebrity or just for gambling, Vegas is always good for a quick fun get-a-way. There are many flights each day, from the John Wayne airport that take a little over an hour to arrive in the bustling, exciting. city of Vegas. On arrival a quick trip by taxi or rental car gets visitors to the many hotels that dot the desert landscape.

Check out the new attractions that have sprung up in this Oasis and see how many you can include on your next trip.

The Cromwell
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The Cromwell

The Cromwell opened at the end of May this year, it is affiliated with Caesars an old favorite that has been in Vegas for years.  The boutique hotel is on the famous 'Las Vegas Strip', apart from it's swanky accommodations which includes suites, there is the antique slot machine from Caesars Entertainment collection, 55-inch TV's in all the rooms, free breakfast each morning, and Giada de Laurentiis Restaurant.  At Night the fun is on the roof where there is a rooftop beach club, a after hours lounge, and Drai's Nightclub offering the finest nightlife.

Delano at Mandalay Bay
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Delano at Mandalay Bay

Delano at Mandalay Bay, opens in September with a separate 43-story tower and separate entrance.  This luxuty hotel will have 1100 all-suites, and features a Penthouse Suite with three separate areas - living room, dining room, and cocktail space.   The Boutique hotel is located on the 64th floor with stunning views of the Las Vegas Strip.

Open-air Plaza
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Open-air Plaza

Las Vegas welcomes a new place to dine and hang out at the Monte Carlo Resort's open-air Plaza with a variety of restaurants among which is the 2-story Mexican Diablo Cantina and the 800 Degrees Pizzeria.  There will be live entertainment that includes street entertainers, solo musicians, and a roster of bands of all genre.

SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino http://slshotels.com/

SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

This Aug 23 the SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino opens  with 1600 rooms, a collection of restaurants and nightlife, on the site of the former Sahara Hotel & Casino where the famous, such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. once crooned and the 'fab 4' stayed during the days of Beatlemania.  The new hotel will feature "Life" a nightclub featuring sight, sound, scene, in multi-level venues.  The three towers will have over 2600 guest rooms and 250 urban suite.

Say I do in neon
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Say I do in neon

Say I do in neon.  Vegas is known for quick weddings and now it has added a new place to get hitched - the 'Neon Boneyard North Gallery' on the Neon Museum's downtown Las Vegas campus. The Neon Museum also caters to special events with a vintage and modern flair, while the adjacent North Gallery is used as a backdrop fro weddings and special events.

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