If you’re looking for somewhere cool to take the family as we head towards summer, let us tell you what's new at the Las Vegas Zoo. These guys partner with the San Diego Zoo to bring in rare and unique animals. But, one of the coolest things about our local zoo is that these animals are not so far away that you need binoculars to see them. Some of them are close up enough to reach out and touch.
Spirit Therapies is a non-profit therapeutic riding center that positively impacts the lives of the physically, mentally and emotionally challenged through connecting with trained therapy horses, certified instructors and compassionate volunteers.
The Race Is On! If it's fast driving, tire squealing action you want...then come out and try our FOUR TRACKS OF FUN and so much more! Play the games, enjoy the food. You'll love the non-stop action on the longest Go Kart Track in Nevada! We know what you like when it comes to Go Kart Racing, lots of turns and just the right amount of straightaway to make it all count. Test your skills against your family or friends as you speed through the curves and around the track!
There’s a really cool after school program taking place at 15 schools around the Valley and always looking to expand. Working with many community partners, such as Three Square, After School All-Stars is a free program that provides food, educational and really fun activities for those students in need.
We’ve got a look at the newly decorated Bellagio Conservatory spring display. But this time we’re doing things a little different…and we’re taking you behind-the-scenes to see all of the hard work that goes into the floral magic.
There is a charmed shop here in town where unique employees are using their flower power to make a business blossom. Enchanted Florist isn’t your typical flower shop. They tend to hire musicians, dancers, any sort of artist that is not florally trained. Just wait until you see the vibe and the energy in this store… we think it’s pretty cool.
V Theater and Saxe Theater are two unique venues at the Miracle Mile Shops inside of Planet Hollywood. They are open 7 days a week…and with over 10 shows between the two theaters you’ll find everything from Motown and the Beatles to Tony n Tina’s Wedding and V The Ultimate Variety Show. You can’t go wrong with any of their shows, and that’s why we think they’re so cool.
The House of Blues Foundation Room is located on the 43rd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino and offers what many consider the very best view of the Las Vegas Strip. But what is super cool about this hot spot is its dedication to supporting the education of children through music, art and history.
Two fabulous local gals have launched a new product line called “Working Girls”. These “Working Girls” are all about being smart and sassy, fun and classy.
You can find their fun drawings and tag lines on anything from wine glasses to bev naps to key chains… and are available at local stores around the Valley.
We spent the day with the creators to learn more about this labor of love….
Paw Spa Pet Salon and Boutique is a unique place where you can take your pet to be pampered, primped and treated like royalty. They are dedicated to making sure that all of their four-legged clients have a calm and relaxing experience at the groomer and leave with their tails wagging.
A little birdie told me that Las Vegas has a brand new chic boutique resort not far from the strip. This hotel is an entirely new experience for Las Vegas locals or their guests. Whatever you’re looking for, a friendly environment with a personal touch, a hot location, or a cool pool…RUMOR has it.
If you’re looking for a one-stop jewelry shop that does it all, we’ve got the place for you. Anthem Jewelers, in Henderson, will buy gold, diamonds and all fine watches. They have a huge selection of pre-owned jewelry to choose from. You can even trade your jewelry in and pick out something brand new for yourself. And if you can’t find what you’re looking for, all you have to do is ask. Let’s take a look around.
Destination Spa Salon is a fantastic place that offers one-stop-shopping beauty and spa treatments from head to toe. They are dedicated to impeccable customer service and full-body relaxation, and they have an onsite beauty academy where teach other beauty professionals how to be the best in the business. Part spa, part salon and part school – Now that’s cool.
The Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay recently celebrated its tenth anniversary here in the Valley. This awesome local attraction houses more than 2,000 dangerous animals ranging from sharks and piranhas to a golden crocodile and Komodo Dragon with a fantastic personality. If you haven’t taken advantage of what Shark Reef has to offer… you really should. And if you dare... they’ll even take you IN the tank for a closer look….
Just 45 minutes outside Las Vegas is a piece of history dating back well over 100 years. The folks at Eldorado Canyon Mine Tours discovered an old gold and silver mine entrance…and 16 years later, they’re showing people what it was like to work those mines. If that’s not enough to entice you, they’ll hook a canoe or kayak up to your vehicle and you can spend a relaxing day on the Colorado River at the mouth of Black Canyon.
Las Vegas is known to have some of the most beautiful homes in the country… and Realty Executives recently took us on a tour of one beautiful estate property in Southern Highlands as part of our series on COOL LIVING in Las Vegas. It showcases a lifestyle meant for people who dream of the very best.
Garfield’s Restaurant is known as the Crown Jewel of Restaurant Row on Lake Jacqueline at the Desert Shores community in Summerlin. This unique, lakeside restaurant has embraced the same “slow food movement” that has graced the vegetable garden at the White House…and we think that’s pretty cool.
Lounge acts in Las Vegas are not a thing of the past. If you head out to the Lakeside Center at Desert Shores in Summerlin, you can find “Jazz on the Lake” every month. They have jazz, blues, swing and a variety of other events like the Royal Shakespeare Company performing Macbeth and Hamlet. How cool is that?
Right now, pretty much everyone has a cell phone – even children. And the cost of mobile phones can take a big bite out of the family budget. But we want to tell you about a wireless carrier that is very affordable, and with their amazing deals and advanced technology, they’re taking over the valley by storm.
There’s a unique store in Summerlin that is just what the doctor ordered for anyone with back or neck pain. It’s called Relax the Back and they have everything you need from travel accessories to office chairs and even Zero Gravity Recliners.
This hidden gem is the pearl of Palace Station. The Oyster Bar is live action cooking in your face. In a city full of big casinos and big restaurants, the chefs and servers at this quaint 18 seat bar give you a friendly, personal touch you won’t find anywhere else on the strip.
Oyster Bar is first come first serve, and if the line is any indication, it is always worth the wait. This cross between San Francisco and New Orleans may just be the best kept secret in Las Vegas, but not for long…
Almost everybody has unwanted body hair, and when it comes to getting rid of it, Simplicity Laser Hair Removal is turning the cosmetic world upside down. They use the best lasers money can buy, and are adding hundreds of members every month. Best of all, every Simplicity Laser Hair Removal center is located inside a doctor’s office to insure the safest and most effective results.
We all know Las Vegas is full of shows to go see, and up next, we have a unique one at that. It’s one of the few afternoon shows in town, offering lots of discounts and best of all, its fun for the whole family.
Aaron Radatz is a new magician in town and prides himself on having lots of new tricks and illusions that are sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.
At the Las Vegas Pain Institute and Medical Center, you will find an amazing team of Doctors working hard to make you feel great! They specialize in pain management, anesthesiology, and physical therapy.
Hachi at Red Rock Resort & Casino was voted Best of Las Vegas in 2010 by you, the viewers…and to keep all the locals involved, they offer sushi rolling classes once a month where you get to learn and roll right along with their world renowned sushi chefs.
If you’ve ever seen a gun in a movie and wondered what it might be like to fire a few rounds, we have the place for you. The Gun Store on Tropicana has pretty much any weapon you’ve seen, on their shelves, but they are much more than just an indoor firing range. We recommend taking their firearm classes and training, because safety always comes first.
Have you ever dreamt of hitting a home run under the bright lights of a major league stadium? If your answer was yes, you can do just that at Big League Dreams Sports Park. They have replica stadiums and leagues running year round. If baseball isn’t your thing, check out their indoor soccer leagues or batting cages that are open for everyone.
Already a leading provider of high-quality broadband, entertainment, and voice services… our friends over at Centurylink have added a cool new television service to their repertoire – Centurylink Prism. It offers neat features that include warp speed channel-changing, picture in picture surfing, and even a big family favorite - karaoke.
Have you ever wanted to just get away and have a peaceful night’s sleep under the stars? Well, now you can. Rip Read, The Startist, can create a 5-D universe of stars, galaxies and more in the comfort of your own home. They are invisible by day and glow all night long..and we think they are out of this world!
Estiatorio Milos in the Cosmopolitan is changing the way people think about Greek food. This isn’t your typical gyro stand. They fly in the freshest ingredients and even set up a produce and fish market where you get to pick out the fish that you’ll be feasting on later in the evening…and we think that’s pretty cool.
We live in the desert, so naturally water conservation is a high priority. Aqua Management, a local company here in the Valley, is working hard to make a BIG difference in our community when it comes to water conservation… saving millions of gallons of water while making water rates more affordable. We think that’s pretty cool…
You may have seen them on America’s Got Talent or winning Season 1 of America’s Best Dance Crew on MTV. The Jabbawockeez are a hip-hop dance crew bringing their 90 minute show, MUS.I.C (Muse I See), to the Monte Carlo Theater 5 nights a week. They have also started workshops at UNLV to give dancers a look into their Jabbawockee world.
When most people think of the music scene here in Las Vegas, they think of big name acts on the strip…but what a lot of people don’t know is about the local music scene happening at some of the local bars and clubs. We recently spent the afternoon at Las Vegas Country Saloon to find out a little bit more about our local music scene.
You may have seen them on America’s Got Talent or winning Season 1 of America’s Best Dance Crew on MTV. The Jabbawockeez are a hip-hop dance crew bringing their 90 minute show, MUS.I.C (Muse I See), to the Monte Carlo Theater 5 nights a week. They have also started workshops at UNLV to give dancers a look into their Jabbawockee world. And now, here's a special performance from the Jabbawockeez just for Cool in Vegas.
If you’ve been looking for a way to turn back the clock and feel YOUNG again…then we've got something you don’t want to miss. Ageless Forever has been on the forefront of the most innovative preventative medicine and hormone replacement therapy out there…and offers a safe and effective way to protect your health as you age.
In the 50s and 60s, there were showgirls on stages up and down the strip… even in the 90’s. Well, now there’s only one show left featuring true showgirls, but that doesn’t mean that they’re forgotten. In fact, one local artist is sharing her unique point of view as a former singer and dancer turned artist. Her name is Terry Ritter and she’s been commissioned to paint a 50ft mural in the new International Terminal at McCarran, which will highlight our city’s showgirl history…. here’s why we think it’s so cool…
North End Pizza is well-known for their classic East-Coast style pizza, and even have special dough shipped in from Boston and a secret family recipe for the sauce. Now, we’ve already tried to get our hands on that recipe, but I think we can all settle for just simply being their guests.
It’s that time of year again….time to start rooting for your favorite team during the Tournament. And if you’re looking for that great seat where you can see all the action up close and personal… how about a visit to RC Willey Electronics department where the latest technology is just waiting for you to bring home…
It's one of the coolest, most romantic spots on the strip. Eleven stories up, and overlooking the Bellagio fountains, the Eiffel Tower Restaurant is sure to impress that special someone.
We got an inside look at one of the most romantic spots in all of Las Vegas. You don’t need to take your loved one all the way to Italy when a relaxing, romantic gondola ride reveals all the charm, excitement and passion that is Venice…at The Venetian.
Sleep Number beds have been taking the nation by storm, and now they’re getting ready to take over the Valley. They have opened up a new store with all sorts of interactive displays just off the 95 in Henderson. Best of all, they have limited time offers for the grand opening because they want you to sleep well.
Located just north of the strip is The Las Vegas Natural History Museum….once inside, you can visit the prehistoric dinosaur age, take a trip to Africa, sneak a peek inside King Tut’s tomb, or see what’s in our own backyard in their “Wild Nevada” Gallery. The museum is also Smithsonian affiliate, so you know this is the real deal, and we think that’s pretty cool.
George Wallace has been a fixture on the Las Vegas Strip for more than seven years. He’s been called the “Godfather of Comedy”, “The New Mr. Las Vegas”, and his show is hailed by many as the “Best 10 PM show” on the strip. You can find this funny man “thinkin” and performing Tuesday through Saturday night at Flamingo Hotel and Casino. We recently spent some time getting to know the man behind the show… and we “be thinkin” he’s pretty COOL…
Did you know that New York, New York features the world’s first roller coaster ride that let’s riders experience the thrilling force of a negative G?! That’s like riding co-pilot in a jet fighter as it rolls 180 degrees and hangs 86 feet in the air… promising white knuckle thrills like no other! Afterwards, you might consider chasing that thrill with a visit to “The Sporting House Bar & Grill” … where 130 televisions broadcast every game imaginable. Now that sounds like pretty cool day….
If you’re anything like us, your four legged family member is a top priority at your house. Well, we found a local vet, Doctor Mike, who has partnered with an army of volunteers making a big difference in southern Nevada through Golden Retriever Rescue. And we think that's pretty cool....
We just couldn’t squeeze everything in the first segment. So, here’s a little more with “The New Mr. Las Vegas.”
Have you ever wanted to make your own jewelry? With all of that fabulous “bling” you see around town… wouldn’t it be cool to create your own accessories as a hobby? Well the fantastic beaders at Discount Beads are ready and available to help you do just that. With over 4,000 square feet of every single bead you can imagine… we think this store is pretty cool…
Rustic Living in Henderson is a furniture store that takes you deep into the Mexico interior. Their big warehouse-sized store reflects the beauty and history of the Southwest so you can bring it right into your home.
The Sicilian Ristorante on Tropicana was open from 1988 to 1994, and now, they’re back and the food is better than ever! Plan on sitting and enjoying your food for a while because as their motto says, “Dining Sicilian style is almost like making love….you really must take the time to enjoy it.”
If you like TV’s, “Whose Line is it Anyway,” you’ll love what the folks over at Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood are doing. Aussie Improv Comedy Explosion has hit the main stage at the V Theater...and now that they’re Vegas residents, they’re extending a pretty cool offer to other locals.
The Downtown Sewing Machine Company is a place where you’ll find top of the line sewing machines, furniture, fabrics, and more.
They also offer classes for all of you folks at home who might want to learn more about the long sewing tradition passed from generation to generation… now enjoyed more as a creative hobby than just a necessary task.
Did you know that there is an exclusive, one- of-kind recording studio here in town? It’s located in the Fantasy Tower at the Palms casino and has catered to the likes of Michael Jackson, Celine Deon, and Maroon 5. It IS available for all local artists to book studio time to make your own music magic, and now we’ll take you on a behind the scenes tour at what you can expect from this very special space.
Terry Fator won Season 2 of America’s Got Talent. Shortly after that, he was signed to a 5 year deal to headline at the Mirage with his cast of thousands. He brings his puppets to life with songs, impressions and comedy for all ages. Now that he calls Las Vegas home, this funny man does more than just make people laugh…he also spends his spare time giving back to our community….and we think that’s pretty cool!
We live in special city… where some of the most talented Chefs in the world call home. Mix all of that talent with fresh fruits and vegetables from our local farmers… and you have a recipe for the finest cuisine on earth. That’s what is happening over at Spago, in the Forum Shops at Caesars, as Chef Eric showed us when we spent the day with him…
Have you ever wondered what the dressing rooms are like for the Las Vegas headliners? Well, Terry Fator was nice enough to take our cameras backstage when we spent the day with him.
It’s no secret that when Steve Wynn builds a property, he does not hold back. We saw this first hand when we spent the day playing in the beautiful backyard of Wynn Las Vegas, which happens to be an 18 - Hole golf course that looks more like something you would find in the foothills of North Carolina than in the middle of the desert. Our recommendation, plan a day that includes Sunday brunch…
Are you looking for the BEST Chicago hot dog in the city of Las Vegas? Well do we have THE spot for you! Chicago Hot Dog is located just off the 95 on North Rancho Drive. Tell Bill we sent you… and I highly recommend trying the Maxwell Street Polish Sausage with a side order of Onion Rings…
Have you ever been the co-pilot of a top-of-the-line stunt plane and done a barrel roll over Boulder City? If your answer is no, then you obviously haven’t had the Air Combat Ace experience. They just started flying out of Henderson Executive Airport, and let me tell you, if it’s adventure you’re seeking, you do not need to look any further.
By now, I’m sure you’ve all heard the name, Frank Marino. In 2009, he was named Las Vegas’ “Entertainer of the Century.” He is America’s favorite male actress and is the longest running headliner EVER on the strip. He’s funny, talented, quick witted, and looks absolutely fabulous as Joan Rivers in his Bob Mackie gowns and Manolos…And recently, Frank allowed our crew backstage at his newest show, “Divas Las Vegas.”
There’s a small group of folks making a BIG impact in the Las Vegas community… one smile at a time. The volunteers of Toys for Smiles spend their days making toy cars and trucks out of donated scrap wood to distribute to kids in need all across the valley. And with a brand new wood shop, Toys for Smiles…which very much resembles Santa’s workshop…has big plans for the future…
The beautiful Lakeside Center in the Desert Shores/Summerlin may just be the hidden jewel of Las Vegas when it comes to finding that perfect location for your wedding or event. The wonderful folks at Lakeside took everything in to consideration…they have a florist, tailor, spa, salon and more on hand to relieve any last minute stress…
The railroads here in Nevada played a very important part in Las Vegas’ history. You can head out to the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Boulder City and ride the same tracks, and maybe even the same trains, that helped service the Hoover Dam project in the 1930s.
Are you a real life treasure hunter? If so… we have a really COOL spot to tell you about tonight. Nevada Coin has all sorts of booty you would expect to see on Blackbeard’s pirate ship. With loads of beautiful jewelry and all sorts of exotic loot… Nevada Coin is more than a shop… it’s an adventure.
Chances are you're one of the ten million people who have seen Sirens of TI or maybe you've just simply driven past it… it’s the acrobatic water show at the front entrance of Treasure Island Hotel and Casino... but only our crew was granted access for this rare behind the scenes look at a day in the life of those fearless pirates at TI… preparing to put on a great show for you!
Touro University has a one of a kind, state of the art facility for Autism and Developmental Disabilities. In response to the growing number of children around the Valley in need of these services… the friendly staff at Touro provides all the care your child needs, from evaluation to treatment, under one roof.
Tattoos used to be taboo, but now, with the help of world-renowned tattoo artist, Mario Barth, this form of artwork is taking center stage here in Las Vegas. In addition to his parlor, Starlight Tattoo at Mandalay Bay, and his nightclub, King Ink at the Mirage, Mario Barth brought The Biggest Tattoo Show on Earth to Las Vegas and gave us and inside look.
Living in Las Vegas certainly has many perks… one being the amazing access you get to activities usually planned for vacation trips. One great example that we’ve come across is the Dolphin Habitat at Mirage. Eight magical Atlantic bottlenose dolphins just waiting for you to join them as a “trainer for a day…” You’ll get to feed the dolphins, learn to train the dolphins, and dine with the dolphins. Now we think that is really cool….
Not far from the strip is Nevada's most award winning winery, Pahrump Valley Winery. You heard me right...our neighbors out at Pahrump are growing their own grapes and turning them into award winning wines. And if that isn't enough for you to make an easy hour drive, well, you can also stroll their beautiful grounds and grab a bite to eat at their gourmet restaurant, Symphony's, named after their Gold Medal winning wine of the same name.
Julie Hession, founder of Julie Anne’s All-Natural Granola, won Food Network’s Ultimate Recipe Showdown, and is one of the healthiest cooks in America. Best of all, you can find this homemade trate in Whole Foods Markets around the Valley, and we think that’s pretty cool.
Body by Laser is a very unique program that is helping many folks in the valley melt away unwanted fat. It’s a non invasive way of helping people lose weight and lose inches. All you have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy the music while letting the laser do all the work. Sound too good to be true…? It gets better. Body by Laser is offering a 25% discount for the first 20 “Cool in Vegas” viewers to schedule a consultation. And the consultation is free.
It may be a little cliché, but one of the coolest places in Las Vegas is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. The Lied Discovery Children’s Museum is full of creative, interactive exhibits designed for kids…but most times, the grown-ups are the ones who walk away having the most fun.