Fly a Plane - For Real! - At Sky Combat Ace

This isn’t any old airplane ride. This is flying to the extreme.  Hearken back to your childhood fantasies of becoming a fighter pilot, or just indulge in a new adrenaline rush on your quest for adventure. Sky Combat Ace is the place to go for both.

All About the Fighter Pilot Experience

Sky Combat AceDifferent flight experiences are available for various types of thrills and offer opportunities for you to fly the plane. Beginners who may be a bit nervous can even engage in a straight flight while still getting the feel for a fighter plane.   Whatever your choice, this is one of the most incredible thrill rides in Las Vegas.

The various experiences include:

Aerobatics.  Dive, roll, loop, tumble, or spin through the air. You can fly the plane and put it through its paces, or you can simply jump aboard to be along for a wild ride.

Air Combat.  Experience a fighter plane the way it was meant to be used. Engage in aerial dog fighting, bombing runs, and aerobatics.

Combination Flights.  Combination flights combine as much excitement as you can handle, and include a long list of aerobatic and air combat moves you’ll experience.

Flight Training.  Gain new skills with flight training courses that will teach you how to fly a new aircraft or give you tools for handling all kinds of altitudes.

Fly high in the sky in Las Vegas for a true fighter pilot experience. Let your adventurous spirit take wing. While you’re having a big adventure on your vacation, we invite you to stay with us at The Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino & Spa.


Celebrate Halloween in Las Vegas with Frightful Fun

Get ready for a happy Halloween with events for young and old. Halloween in Las Vegas has fun in store for everyone.

Find Halloween Events for Every Age in Vegas

Haunted Harvest at Springs Preserve.  This kid-friendly event features spooky fun such as trick-or-treat stations, haunted train rides, carnival games, petting zoos, and exciting entertainment tailored just for the little ones. The Haunted Harvest at Springs Preserve will be held October 14-16, 21-23, and 28-31 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Halloween in Las VegasHallOVeen at Opportunity Village 2016.  The Magical Forest at Opportunity Village will get transformed for Halloween for this event lasting from October 14 to 31. Starting nightly at 5:30 p.m., families and guests can enjoy fun attractions like the Spooktacular Forest Express Passenger Train, the Slightly Scary Snowflake Slide, and parades, spooky crafts, and movies. Games and entertainment will include a lot more, so kids and families should check out the full experience.

The LINQ Promenade Halloween Party.  Starting October 22 through October 31, the Promenade turns into a magical Halloween experience. Everything from face painters, street musicians, zombies, stilt walkers and more will flood the street and add to the festive atmosphere.

Special events are happening on different nights, too – October 29 is time for trick-or-treating at area retailers, and on October 31, the Promenade will host a live band as well as a costume contest for adults 21 and over.

Vegas is never dull – especially for Halloween. Come to the area and experience all of the revelry. While you’re here, book your stay with us at  The Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino & Spa.  Our hotel offers a quiet retreat with a variety of room types, an outdoor heated pool, and a relaxing atmosphere.  Visit our website or call us at (702) 836-5900 to book your next stay.


Sip and Mingle at the Downtown Brew Festival Las Vegas

The perfect trifecta of beer, food, and live music can’t be topped.  That’s why the Downtown Brew Festival Las Vegas is the place to be on October 22, 2016.

From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., general admission gets you unlimited samples from a wide selection of over 200 craft beers, plus a ticket to live music and access to delicious bites and tasty meals from local restaurants and food trucks.  Head over to Clark County Amphitheater to join the fun. Early entry and V.I.P. ticket-holders can enter the gates at 4 p.m.

Downtown Brew Festival Las Vegas2016 Brew Fest at Clark County Amphitheater

Local Breweries - Participating local breweries include Shmaltz Brewing Company, Craft Haus Brewery, Chicaco Brewing Company, and Joseph James.

Festaurant Row is a chance to taste local brews in delicious recipes. The menus are both beer-infused and beer-inspired, so make sure to get a taste.

Get the VIP Treatment!  Guests at the V.I.P. Pavilion will get to enjoy rare beers and specially selected brews that are hard to come by. Along with the beer, you’ll also get small bites.

A few charities will benefit from the festival. They including The Goody Two Shoes Foundation and Nevada Craft Brewers Association.  The Goody Two Shoes Foundation is a nonprofit that provides shoes, socks, and other items to children in need.  Nevada Craft Brewers Association is a nonprofit supporter and advocate of craft beer in the U.S.

While you’re in the area, head over to SAVONA Bistro at The Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino and Spa. Grab a pre-festival bite or enjoy a delicious meal to top off your beer-tasting.


See Las Vegas’s Most Exciting Race at the Monster Energy Cup

Join thrill-seekers and adrenaline-chasers for this unique 3-event race on super-cross BMX bikes.

The winner of the Monster Energy Cup will win $1,000,000 and all the glory. The excitement and energy will be palpable during this high-octane race you won’t want to skip.

Come and See an Incredible Race at Sam Boyd Stadium

The best super-cross BMX riders will descend on Las Vegas for this event. They’ll be competing in 3 main races, each with 10 laps around a track inspired by champion racer Ryan Carmichael.

Monster Energy CupFamous racers and past champions who will be competing include James Stewart, Ryan Dungey, Chad Reed, and Ken Roczen.

Tickets are available online or through the event box office. For an additional fee, you can get a “Pit Pass” for a special event experience. Collect autographs from famous riders, enjoy live music, and try out BMX and drifting, as well as free-style riding.

The race event will be held on Saturday, October 15th, 2016 at the Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas. The main race will begin at 6 p.m., with the doors opening at 12 noon for pre-race practice and qualifying races.

Relax and Grab a Bite to Eat

While you’re in the area enjoying the event, stop by for a bite to eat at SAVONA Bistro in The Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino & Spa. Our Mediterranean menu has both French and Italian influences and is the perfect complement to any Las Vegas day or night on the town.


Rev Up for the Super Run Classic Car Show

Are you a car-lover, car enthusiast, or classic car owner? Are you obsessed with hot rods, muscle cars, vintage cars, and more? The Super Run Classic Car Show is your perfect event. Enter your prized vehicle in the Show & Shine competition for trophies and bragging rights, or just come to take a gander at a huge array of car makes and models from all over. 

Hot Rods Car Shows in Las Vegas

Super Run Classic Car ShowThe car show runs from September 22nd to 24th, 2016, and will be held at Henderson Events Plaza. The show is totally free for the general public and will feature all kinds of things to see and do. Not only will there be cars of all types to check out, there will also be slow drags, burn-out contests, a roaring engines competition, awards for top vehicles such as Ladies Choice, Kids Preference, and City Pick, plus food, beverages, and vendors to shop. Come to gawk at amazing rides, vote for your favorites, and enjoy some free entertainment for a fun September weekend of hot rods car shows in Las Vegas. 

Live Music at the Car Show

The event will be capped off by free live music on Friday and Saturday night, September 23rd and 24th. On Friday night, watch Jump, Jive, & Wail perform at 6:30. On Saturday night, The Alley Cats will close the evening with a performance at 6:30.

The Super Run Classic Car Show opens at 10 a.m. and closes for the night at 9 p.m. each day. Come and stay with us at The Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino & Spa and make your car-lovers’ weekend even more memorable.


Melt Your Cares Away at our Hibiscus Spa

After sightseeing and enjoying all that Las Vegas has to offer, it’s nice to take a day to relax. Nothing soothes tension, eases stress, and calms the mind like a rejuvenating day at the spa. Whether you’re recovering from a wild night on the town, or just want to indulge and pamper yourself, Hibiscus Spa at The Westin Hotel, Casino & Spa is the perfect choice.

Treatments at Hibiscus Spa

Hibiscus SpaThe spa menu at Hibiscus has a little something for everyone. A wide variety of body massages, foot massages and therapies are available for every area of tension or stress, including muscle aches and pains. Try a Swedish massage if you’re a first-timer, or indulge in a four-handed massage for invigoration and to improve circulation. A foot refresh is a good way to soothe aching, tired feet that have endured a day with nonstop walking and wandering. The spa also offers body wraps, mud masks, skin treatments, facials, and skin peels for a healthy glow.

If you want to look your best before a Vegas night out, consider a spray tan, diva lashes, a wax, or having your make-up done. Las Vegas spa treatments will truly make you feel and look your best.

Las Vegas Spa Deals

Take advantage of a spa package and get pampering treatments included with your stay. For each night you spend with us, you’ll receive a $50 dollar spa credit that’s good toward any of the options on the spa menu (including the amazing massages and treatments described above). Make indulgence and relaxation a vital part of your Las Vegas getaway, and enjoy feeling revived and refreshed when you get your pick of treatments.

For a great Las Vegas trip that makes you feel like royalty, come and stay with us at The Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino & Spa. We have everything you need from a hotel to round out your trip.


Get Your Fitness On at Mr. Olympia 2016

Fitness enthusiasts and athletes should check out this weekend event, September 15-18, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Mr. Olympia is all about combat sports, weightlifting, and bodybuilding. The 4-day competition and expo features men’s and women’s bodybuilding contests as the main events, as well as competitions for sports like boxing, karate, and Olympic weightlifting. Exhibitors at the expo will feature athletic wear, supplements, energy drinks, and fitness equipment.

Joe Weider’s Olympia Fitness and Performance Weekend

Mr. Olympia 2016 competition is a prestigious event in the bodybuilding world. It’s held every year by the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness. Famous winners include Arnold Schwarzenegger and Larry Scott. Judging for this event will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, September 16, with the finals held on Saturday, September 17 at 7 p.m.

Mr. Olympia 2016Fitness Olympia is a women’s fitness competition, while Figure Olympia focuses on fitness and figure for women. Both involve bodybuilding to some degree. Judging for both competitions begins at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, September 16. The Fitness finals will be held at 7 p.m. that night, with the Figure finals occurring at 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 17.

Additional fun events include a Meet the Olympians gathering on Thursday, September 15 at 8 p.m. This event is free for the public and gives fans a chance to learn about the competitors for the main events. Sunday, September 18 tops off the weekend with the Olympia Superstar Seminar at 11 a.m.

We invite you to book your stay with us at The Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino and Spa while you’re in town for the event. It’s the perfect relaxing stay to complement a weekend devoted to fitness.


Follow the Lights at the Neon Museum

What’s Las Vegas without the neon lights? Naturally, there had to be a museum dedicated to preserving, collecting, and exhibiting these bright lights for historic, artistic, educational and cultural enrichment.

Neon MuseumExperience the Bright Lights of the Neon Museum

Founded in 1996, Neon Museum is one of the Las Vegas museums that are only accessible by the public with an hour-long guided tour. Don’t worry; tours to the outdoor Neon Boneyard are available seven days a week, day and night, so you are sure to get your chance.

Ever Wondered Where to See Old Casino Neon Signs?

The Las Vegas Neon Museum means a lot to many people. It provides a home for the classic Las Vegas feature – the neon lights. It also helps tell a visual story of this celebrated city and its history. Centered around the lights, events also take place here, with Boneyard Ball taking place in March 2017. This is one happening like no other, combining history, art and neon lights.

Have you ever considered getting some exercise in a beautiful museum full of lights? This July and August, there will be Hot Yoga at the picturesque outdoor Boneyard with a certified instructor.

While you’re in Vegas, why not stay with us at The Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino and Spa. Perfectly located a stone’s through away from the Las Vegas strip, our hotel is the perfect place to relax and cool off in comfort and style. With modern amenities and rooms that offer dazzling city views, you can enjoy the best of both worlds – convenient access to the strip and a peaceful retreat. Try your luck at our Max Casino, which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for you entertainment. Our Hibiscus Spa is available to help you wind down and help you feel your best. Contact us today to secure your own little oasis.


See the Bright Lights on Las Vegas Helicopter Tours

The bright lights of the Vegas strip are an iconic landmark in the American desert. Las Vegas itself is a destination for the adventurous as well as those who are feeling lucky. See the lights and bustle of the city in a whole new way when you take a Las Vegas helicopter tour and fly high above the neon glow.

Helicopter Tours over the Vegas Strip

Las Vegas tours in a helicopter give you a bird’s eye view of not only the vibrant city, but also the majesty of the surrounding desert, canyons, mountains, and rock formations. Imagine a prime seat for a view of all of Las Vegas’s best attractions on and off the strip as well as a beautiful panorama of the surrounding countryside and desert landscape. This is a one-of-a-kind trip into the air that is definitely worth your while.

Helicopter Tours in Las VegasChoose which sights you want to fly over and see from up above with Adrenaline USA. This may include natural attractions like Hoover Dam, Black Canyon, and Fortification Hill.

With Papillon, tours start in Las Vegas and can last anywhere from under an hour to over 5 hours. See parts of the Grand Canyon or Eldorado Canyon as well as the lights of Las Vegas by sunset or by starlight.

Depart from either the city or the Grand Canyon with Sundance Helicopters. You get to choose your price point, your trip length, and the attractions you would like to see, including the Vegas strip, Lake Mead, Hoover Dam, the Colorado River, and more. 

Come stay with us at The Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino, and Spa to round out your Las Vegas trip and find relaxation when you’re back on the ground and away from the bright lights.


The Thomas and Mack Center Plays Host to an Amazing Array of Events

From its opening, the Thomas and Mack Center has been host to an incredible number of events including concerts, conventions, boxing, basketball, and music festivals.

Upcoming Events at the Thomas and Mack Center

With the wide range of events, there is something for everyone at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas including:

Thomas and Mack CenterAugust 8th through the 13th the World Hip Hop Dance Championship. The competition will welcome over 3,000 contestants from 50 countries including the United States.

Sam Boyd Stadium hosts the 2016 Monster Energy Cup on Saturday, October the 15th. The Monster Energy Cup gathers the top supercross riders who compete against each other to win the coveted Monster Energy Cup and the million dollar prize that goes with it.

The annual Las Vegas Bowl is an NCAA Division 1-A collegiate football game in Sam Boyd Stadium scheduled for December 17, 2016.

The Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino and Spa is the perfect place to relax and unwind after an exciting day at the Thomas and Mack Center. Enjoy elegant accommodations, delicious cuisine from our on-site restaurant, SAVONA Bistro; experience the thrill of our Max Casino and many amenities that are sure to make your stay memorable. Visit our website or call us at (702) 836-5900 to book your next stay.