Free things to do in Las Vegas!

It’s easy to lose your money in Vegas. All it takes to land in the red is a run of bad luck at the tables or a greedy machine. Fortunately, there are a lot of free things to do in Las Vegas. They may not compensate for your losses, but at least you’ll have something to do before boarding the plane back to boredom. We present our five favorite freebies for you here on the Tahiti Resort Las Vegas blog. Tahiti Resort Las Vegas is a tropical oasis just minutes from the world famous Las Vegas Strip. Book a visit today and enjoy Las Vegas on the cheap!


If you’ve lost your loot at Circus-Circus, just look up. You can watch acrobats flying through the air high above the casino floor at no charge every half hour.

Everything goes better with chocolate – even the bitter taste of bankruptcy – so take a tour of local chocolate maker Ethel M and enjoy the free samples. Also free? The 10-mile walk from the Strip to Ethel M’s suburban Henderson headquarters.

Made of chrome, the 9-foot-tall Lucky Cat at the Cosmopolitan spits out free fortunes to those who place their hand on his paw. On second thought, maybe you should have visited Lucky before you lost your money.

Hungry but short of cash after spending your last $95 getting married at the chapel inside the Fremont Street Denny’s? Free pancakes come with every wedding!

Take a rueful selfie at The Welcome to Las Vegas Sign, the iconic, double-backed sign that says hello and goodbye to visitors driving on either side of 5100 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Open 24 hours, the sign will help you remember the time you went to Las Vegas, bet it all on red, and spent the next three days looking for free things to do.

Please click here to read 26 more, submitted to the World Wide Web by local writer Andrea Bennett.


Tahiti brings a touch of the South Pacific to Las Vegas. Just three miles from the world famous Strip, Tahiti is a tropical oasis in the desert. A thatch porte cochere is the centerpiece of the resort’s entrance, while tropical landscaping and decorations complete the theme. Guest suites offer uncommon space, convenience and privacy and come with numerous amenities, including full kitchens in some units. Tahiti also offers two 24-hour pools, a 24-hour hot tub, a putting green and fitness center.

Tahiti Resort Las Vegas completes guest room enhancement

Tahiti Resort Las Vegas guest room remodel living room

We are pleased to announce the completion of our comprehensive guest room enhancement. For your comfort and enjoyment, our spacious accommodations now include new flooring, carpeting, sofa sleepers, cabinets, granite countertops, coffee and end tables, lamps, lighting, bedding and artwork.

Here at Tahiti Resort Las Vegas, an island themed property just three miles from the world famous Las Vegas Strip, we know your complete satisfaction hinges on many factors, not the least of which is a guest room that offers all the comforts of home.

We think our new room renovation gives you that and more!  Book a visit today to family friendly Tahiti Resort Las Vegas and find out for yourself!

Sofa sleepers

You’re sure to get a great night’s sleep on our new queen sofa sleepers with premium comfort mattresses. Sweet dreams dreaming of cooling off in our 24-hour pool and relaxing in our 24-hour hot tub.


Our attractive loop carpet scores high marks for looks and durability. On a scale of 1 to 5 it receives a 5 on the Hexapod test, which evaluates appearance retention after simulated foot traffic.

Vinyl flooring

Our new vinyl flooring is soft to stand on and warmer to the touch than other hard surfaces. You’ll love being barefoot in the kitchen.

Tahiti Resort Las Vegas guest room remodel kitchen

Cabinets and Countertops

New cabinets, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances have given the kitchen area a whole new look. Reflecting the kitchen update, bathroom cabinets and counters have been replaced with the same materials.

Coffee and End Tables

The attractive modern design of our new coffee and end tables is notable for minimalist clean lines and earth tones that complement our Tahitian theme.

Table Lamps

Our table lamps are so refreshingly different you’ll wonder how they’d look in your own home. Hey, don’t get any bright ideas!


With a new bolster pillow, throw and box spring glove, you may think twice about messing up a bed so nicely made.

Tahiti Resort Las Vegas guest room remodel bedroom



Las Vegas Labor Day weekend activities

Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of summer in Las Vegas (if not the sunshine and triple digit temperatures). Predictably, more than 300,000 people are expected in town to wring every last drop of fun out of the remaining days of summer.

Las Vegas being Las Vegas, they will have no shortage of opportunities to live it up one last time before the hot months give way to fall and football. Labor Day weekend visitors to Tahiti Resort Las Vegas, an island-themed property just minutes from the world famous Strip, are encouraged to enjoy the numerous pool parties and nightlife opportunities that mark the last three-day weekend of the year.

Tahiti brings a touch of the South Pacific to Las Vegas. Just three miles from the famous Strip, Tahiti is a tropical oasis in the desert. A thatch porte cochere is the centerpiece of the resort’s entrance, while tropical landscaping and decorations complete the theme. Guest suites offer uncommon space, convenience and privacy. Tahiti also offers two 24-hour pools, a 24-hour hot tub, a putting green and complimentary shuttle service to the Las Vegas Strip.

Don’t miss the fun!

Book your Labor Day weekend visit to Tahiti Resort Las Vegas.

Tahiti Resort Las Vegas wins TripAdvisor’s coveted Certificate of Excellence!

Tahiti Resort Las Vegas thanks our many visitors for helping us earn the prestigious TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. The award is given by the world’s largest online travel agency to only the most exceptional performers and top ratings earners in TripAdvisor’s global business community.

We are honored to receive the recognition and are proud of our standing in the top 25 percent of TripAdvisor’s Las Vegas rankings. It lets us know we are meeting the high standards we set for ourselves and consistently providing excellent customer service. We will work hard to win another one next year.

We truly appreciate your support and look forward to serving you on your next visit to family friendly Tahiti Resort, a Las Vegas island-themed resort just three miles from the world famous Strip.

Book a stay today!

Tahiti Resort Las Vegas TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

July 4th comes to Las Vegas!

You have a lot of options if you’re staying with us over the Fourth of July holiday and looking for a place to watch the celebratory fireworks. The night sky will alight with colorful explosions all over Las Vegas, from the world famous Strip just three miles from island-themed Tahiti Resort to the outlying reaches of the valley. Click here for a comprehensive list of Las Vegas fireworks locations as we celebrate the Fourth of July!

Summer barbecue returns to Tahiti Resort Las Vegas!

As if our weekly poolside barbecue wasn’t enough temptation for one week, we’re following it up the very next day with our popular wine and cheese soiree. The free barbecue, featuring juicy and delicious hamburgers, is every Tuesday from noon-1 p.m. through Labor Day. Space is limited to 24 guests, so please be sure to reserve your spot with the concierge. The next day, Wednesday, we present our wine and cheese soiree from 3-5 p.m. Family friendly Tahiti Resort Las Vegas is a relaxed, island-themed timeshare property just three miles from the world famous Strip. Spacious condo-style accommodations include separate bedrooms and full kitchens in some units, and 24-hour pools and hot tubs. Book an enjoyable stay today!

Take scenic pictures of nearby Las Vegas attractions

Today, June 15, is Nature Photography Day in America the Beautiful. If you enjoy a good road trip and taking photos of natural scenic wonders, it is easy to indulge your passions on your visit to Las Vegas and Tahiti Resort, a Pacific island-themed property just three miles from the world famous Las Vegas Strip.

In accordance with Nature Photography Day, we thought now would be a good time to reveal our Top 5 favorite destinations. All of them offer breathtaking vistas and wonderful photo opportunities. Best of all, they’re just a short drive from family friendly Tahiti Resort on West Tropicana Avenue.


Visited by more than two million people each year, the Red Rock Canyon Conservation Area showcases a set of red sandstone peaks and walls called the Keystone Thrust. The walls are up to 3,000 feet high, making them popular hiking and climbing destination. The 13-mile scenic loop provides vehicle access to many of the features in the area and offers breathtaking views of the rock formations. A visitor center is located at the start of the loop road inside the park.

Home to some of the best rock climbing in the world

Rich eco system

Has host of petroglyphs throughout park

$7 per car to get in

Abundant wildlife

Open from sunup to sundown

Most trails are well marked



Located about three hours’ driving time from Las Vegas is the deceptively-named Death Valley, an area teeming with locals, tourists and wildlife. Here you’ll discover Furnace Creek, the perfect spot to stop for a bite to eat before heading on to landmarks like Zabriskie Point and Stovetop Wells. Be careful when traveling during the summer; temperatures in Death Valley are known to reach 130 degrees!

Below sea level

A great place to visit is Scotty’s Castle

An organization coordinates a desert marathon in the summer

Lots of fault lines throughout the park

Lots of wildlife

Telescope Peak is one of the highest points in the park

Lowest being Bad Water Basin

Close to no shade throughout park (if needed be sure to bring your own)

Very easy to get lost; a large part of park is considered off grid and does not have cell service; GPS does not work in many areas

There is a path that you can drive through and see some of the sights without getting out of your car



Angels Landing is one of the world’s most renowned hikes, and is an unforgettable short adventure hike worthy of all bucket lists. The views of Zion Canyon’s 270 million-year-old rock layers will time travel you back to the Triassic period when this section of the Colorado Plateau was a flat basin at sea level. Anyone in average physical condition can make this heavenward trek, but it can be mentally challenging with its steep switchbacks and sheer drop-offs. There are chains bolted into the cliff to provide secure handholds. People who have a severe fear of heights should not attempt the final stretch, but they can enjoy the trail all the way to Scout Lookout.

Three-hour drive from Las Vegas

Home to some of the largest sandstone walls in the world

Park provides transportation to main/remote areas in the main canyon

East side has rock tunnels that were created by the Conservation Corps in the 1920s and `30s

A great spot to visit on the way up is Oscar’s Café & Restaurant

Dogs are allowed on only one trail (Pyrus Trail)

Observation point is about an eight-mile hike

Less busy in winter

Famous for a hike called the Narrows

Home to some of the busiest and best “Big Wall” and “Canyonier” climbing areas



One famous landmark you won’t want to miss while on vacation in Las Vegas is the Grand Canyon. Located about four hours from the city is the Grand Canyon Skywalk, where you can get a breathtaking view of the area that you’ll never forget. You can even ride a donkey or hike deep into one of the most unforgettable natural landscapes in the entire world.

One of the 8 Wonders of the World

One of oldest geological sites

There is a hotel at the bottom of the canyon called Phantom Ranch

The Conservation Corps made abundant improvements throughout the canyon to make the sights more accessible

John Wesley Powell was the first person to navigate and tap the waters of the Grand Canyon

Has become one of the most valued water resources since its acquisition



Monument Valley, a red-sand desert region on the Arizona-Utah border, is known for the towering sandstone buttes of Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. The park, frequently a filming location for Western movies, is accessed by the looping 17-mile Valley Drive. The famous, steeply sloped Mittens buttes can be viewed from the road or from overlooks such as John Ford’s Point.

Not a national park and on a Navajo Reservation

Scenery filled with those of the iconic southwest settings

Located on the Colorado Plateau

Has a museum on top of a hill named Goulding’s Trading Post Museum

A great place for sunrise and sunset photos

Visitors may drive through an unpaved road right up to some of the sights

Summer vacation packing tips for Vegas!

In our last blog post, we told you what and how to pack for your children on vacation. Now we turn our attention to you! Often competing with the anticipation of a long-awaited summer visit to Vegas and Tahiti Resort, a South Pacific-themed vacation ownership property three miles from the Strip, is the nagging consideration of what and how much to bring. This debate can befuddle even the most seasoned traveler, leaving you to anguish over the consequences of either packing too little or stuffing a suitcase to the exploding point (also known as Going Anaconda).

After scouring the web for helpful tips on the subject, we were surprised to learn packing is more complex than we thought, especially since our own packing practices typically adhere to the following rudimentary three-part formula:

  1. Get suitcase
  2. Open
  3. Put stuff in

Well it turns out there’s so much more to this packing stuff than we would have ever guessed. In researching these helpful suggestions, we learned it was possible to cram more information into a single article than is necessary and have therefore concluded that, when it comes to packing tips, like packing itself less is best.



Roll your clothes

Tightly rolled clothes take up less space than folded ones and are less likely to get deep wrinkles from creases. If you can’t break the lifelong habit of folding your clothes, consider placing them in air compression bags. They squeeze the air out of garments and give you more room in your suitcase.


If you’re traveling light consider the carry-on option instead of checking your bag. It will expedite your immediate departure from the airport after you’ve reached your destination.

Check-in early

Checking in online 24 hours before your flight is also recommendable for saving time at the airport and getting a better seat.

Make a packing list

Start your packing process well ahead of your departure date. Doing so will give you time to purchase any additional items you may need and ensure you won’t forget something important.

Familiarize yourself with the TSA’s liquids rule

The Transportation Security Administration permits you to bring a quart-sized bag of liquids, aerosols, gels, creams, and pastes in your carry-on bag and through the checkpoint. These are limited to travel-sized containers that are 3.4 ounces or less per item. The TSA suggests placing these items in a small bag and separating them from your carry-on baggage to facilitate the screening process. Any liquid, aerosol, gel, cream or paste that alarms during screening will require additional screening.

Keep your essentials close

It goes without saying but it’s probably worth repeating to keep your valuable and essential belongings in your carry-on bag, not in your checked luggage. These include your identification, money, credit cards, jewelry, electronics, passport, and other valuables. You should also pack a zippered pouch containing in-flight comfort items such as remedies, tissues, hand wipes, personal hygiene items, earbuds or headphones, and a pen.

Charge it

It is recommended that you charge all electronic devices before reaching the airport. This will keep you from frantically searching for that rare unused outlet if you are running late.

Know your airline’s baggage fee policy

The airlines’ baggage fee policies are nothing if not arbitrary. Knowing them will save you a lot of frustration – and maybe some money.

Pack Snacks

Healthy snacks, that is. Nuts, breakfast bars, fruit, and baby carrots are preferable to chips and other empty calorie choices for keeping you energized on a long flight. Keep hydrated with water and avoid excessive coffee consumption, which is a recipe for dehydration and edginess.



Pack More Clothes than You Need

Reducing the number of outfits you pack can significantly lighten your load. Bring neutral colored clothing you can mix and match, and only pack shoes you can wear with multiple outfits.

Bring Things You Can Buy At Your Destination

Save on luggage weight fees by bringing only what you need. Unless you’re going third world, you can safely assume most places have drug and convenience stores that stock simple items that are better left unpacked.

Flash Jewelry and Other Valuables

Or better yet, don’t bring them. Tourists are frequent targets of thieves, and most homeowners’ insurance will not cover the cost of lost or stolen jewelry. If you must bring along your Rolex or diamonds, pack them in your carry-on and not in your checked luggage, which some airlines have a tendency to lose.

Pack Extraneous Gadgets

Not only do they take up valuable room in your personal carry-on, they also require you to pack the items that keep them running (spare batteries, chargers, electrical adapters and converters). Keep it simple. Your precious phone and a laptop or tablet should more than suffice. And really, does anyone need to bring along a toothbrush sanitizer or a hotel door alarm system?


Tahiti Resort brings a touch of the South Pacific to Las Vegas. Just three miles from the world famous Las Vegas Strip, Tahiti is a tropical oasis in the desert. A thatch porte cochère is the centerpiece of our entrance, while tropical landscaping and decorations complete the theme. All-suite guest units offer uncommon space, convenience and privacy, and two 24-hour pools, a 24-hour hot tub, putting green, fitness center, and onsite activities will keep you happily occupied during your visit.

Tahiti’s 93 guest units include 69 two-bedroom and 16 deluxe two-bedroom suites. They include numerous convenient amenities, including a full kitchen and washer-dryer. We also provide free daily shuttle service to the Strip, a grocery shuttle, and tours to the Fremont Street Experience and Red Rock Canyon. Tahiti is the ideal choice for comfort, convenience and fun.

Book your summer visit today!

Pack these kid essentials for your summer vacation to Vegas and Tahiti Resort

With another school year coming to a blessed conclusion, you’ve probably given at least some thought to where you’re going on summer vacation. What to pack for the kids? Now that’s another story.

Packing for Vegas and family friendly Tahiti Resort, Las Vegas’ tropical resort retreat, used to be so simple when you were single. Usually a change of clothes would do, and maybe not even that if you weren’t planning to ever leave the craps table.

But those days are over. You’re respectable now, which means you’ve probably become a parent. And a taxi. Life in its present iteration is a series of take-me-tos and pick-me-ups – from dance classes, from soccer games, from youth orchestra rehearsal.

And yet you still make time for Vegas and Tahiti Resort, an island-themed property just three miles from the world famous Las Vegas Strip. If this summer marks your first trip with the kids to Sin City, you may be wondering what you should pack. Trust us: you’ll need more than bail money.


How many to bring? This question has bedeviled travelers making their first trip to Las Vegas with children since the early `90s, when it officially became a respectable family destination. Don’t sweat it: We’ve devised a foolproof formula to help you determine how many bags to pack.

First, subtract the number of children you’re bringing from the number of days you’re staying. Do the reverse if the number of children exceeds the number of days.

Next, divide the difference by the number of numbers on a roulette wheel, multiply the result by the number of seats at a blackjack table, then add by the number of times you’ve left Vegas in the red instead of the black.

Now take that number and subtract it by Las Vegas’ daily average July temperature and you’ll have the answer.

Or to put it simply – one suitcase per child.


Yes, bring it. Las Vegas, believe it or not, has the same mandatory clothing expectations as your own hometown. Use the length-of-stay metric as a barometer for determining how much to pack, but be sure to include two extra shirts per child in the event of profuse sweating, sleepwear, an extra pair of shoes per child if you’re planning on walking a lot – not recommended in 100-plus degree temperatures during the day – and of course bathing suits for our beautiful 24-hour pool and hot tubs!


Whatever products contribute to your kids’ personal hygiene at home will also suffice in Las Vegas. See? We’re not that different after all.


As any parent can attest, a happy child is a distracted child – and nothing distracts better (which is to say longer) than a gadget. If you’re taking your kids on vacation, the key to your contentment is finding those devices whose unique trance-inducing qualities can significantly reduce the likelihood you’ll hear those two dreaded little words: “I’m bored.” Find the right ones, in fact, and it may just be you telling them to put the darn things down – “or else.” Click here for a comprehensive list.


Think of this as extra clothing. Unlike regular clothing, you’ll want to wear more in summer.

Travel Toys

Click here for a handy guide to age-appropriate transportable toys. You’ll need `em.

Things For Baby

If you’re planning on making your children lifelong Vegas visitors, you have to start them young. We recommend no later than two weeks postpartum just to get their little lungs acclimated to smoky casinos. Here’s what you should bring with you:

Five diapers per day per child
One full package of wipes
A sling
Sippies and microwave sterilizing bags
Baby food
Transportable toddler snacks
Disposable diaper sacks

Now that you know what to pack, just remember to bring your kids. Book your summer visit today!

Celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week at tropical Tahiti Resort!

We live in a time when even the unlikeliest of subjects can receive a day commemorating their importance. In May alone we have Scurvy Awareness Day, Hug Your Cat Day* and National Lost Sock Memorial Day in addition to the traditional Cinco de Mayo. Here’s our take on the subject: If a lost sock can bag its own offbeat holiday, why can’t something as important to Americans as travel and tourism have an entire week to itself?

With the advent of National Travel & Tourism Week, now it does!

Spread over seven days in May, we’re celebrating the occasion at Tahiti Resort, an island themed, family friendly property just three miles west of the world famous Las Vegas Strip.

The theme of this year’s National Travel & Tourism Week is Travel Matters, whereby each of the seven days from May 5-11 is assigned a reason why Travel Matters (as determined by those high priests of the local tourism industry, the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority).

If you want to read in-depth analyses on why Travel Matters, please click here. You’ll learn why getting off your sofa and going places is so vital to our economy, jobs, health and families among other important reasons.

Sound good? Book a stay at family friendly Tahiti Resort in Las Vegas during National Travel & Tourism Week – or whenever you can get away!

*A close relative to National Hairball Awareness Day, which falls on April 29.