Where to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth in Las Vegas

There are a plethora of sins to be had in Las Vegas, ranging from banal to criminal. As you figure out where your adventures will fall on that spectrum, may we suggest an original sin of the sweetest assortment to give you that Toddlers and Tiara’s sugar rush to fuel your Vegas escapade? Skip the strip, and you’ll find yourself gorging on some of the nation’s most unique and delicious cavity-inducing experiences. Here are a few, close to Tahiti Resort, to whet your palate.

Sweets Raku

Påtissière Mio Ogasawara carries the heavy load of continuing the fabled legacy of Raku Sushi- a Vegas institution serving sushi worthy enough to entice even the best chefs in the world- and they do. At its sweeter outpost, Sweets Raku, diners are dazzled by confectionary masterpieces prepared in front of their very eyes. The three-course dessert tasting menu is as delicious as it is illuminating as customers discover the artistry in creating their delicious desserts. A surefire memorable date night ensues at this restaurant, and families will also appreciate the laser focus enthrallment they provide for kids of all ages.

Ethel M.

Inspired by the kitchen of Ethel Mars of the legendary Mars Family of Chocolatiers, this haunt serves a step above the pedestrian chocolate bars you’ll find at the grocery checkout line. Dating back to 1910, Forrest Mars Sr. Created this outpost as an homage to his mother. All chocoholics and novices will appreciate the uncompromised lengths taken to concoct these chocolates and fillings while experiencing and seeing firsthand the creation process at their factory and shop. This is Willy Wonka’s factory minus the death hazards.

Milk Bar

When acclaimed chef David Chang set out to find desserts to compliment his wildly celebrated restaurant Momofuku, he didn’t have to look far for Christina Tosi, his pastry chef, to bring the dream to fruition. Tosi, much like Chang, uses familiar ingredients and concepts with that Momofuku twist of the unexpected sublime at Milk Bar. Located next door to Momofuku at the Cosmo, this place is the de facto sweet spot you must visit if you insist on staying on the strip. Try the cereal milk soft serve topped with corn flakes or their birthday cake that put birthday cakes back on the map when it debuted over a decade ago.

Spooktacular Vegas! Your Guide To Halloween 2020.

Spooktacular Vegas!

Your Guide To Halloween 2020 In Vegas

With all of the uncertainty and unknowns this year has brought, another one is Halloween and how that will look for 2020? Thankfully, it won’t have to look much different! With all of the proper precautions in place, this Halloween should be just as fun as ever in Las Vegas.

Thanks to our friends at ABC 13, if you find yourself at the resort during the end of October or October 31st, here is what there is to do in Vegas to celebrate the festivities.

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Family Friendly Fun:

  • Ward 4 Halloween at the Durango Hills Community Center (On Oct. 23 at 6:30 pm)
    • Dive through trick or treating, not to mention free and open to the public.
  • Downtown Summerlin Halloween (On Sept. 27 to Oct. 31)
    • Downtown Summerlin will be hosting virtual events to celebrate Halloween.
  • Lion Habitat Ranch- Boo at the Zoo (On Oct. 29 to Nov. 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
    • >All tickets must be purchased in advance online.
  • Fashion Show Las Vegas (Every Saturday and Sunday starting Oct. 10 from 4pm to 8pm)
    • Walk through experience with ghost stories, skeleton models and much more!

 

Haunted Houses:

  • Asylum and Hotel Fear at Meadows Mall (Opening Oct. 1)
    • Proceeds will benefit Paradise Ranch Foundation. A local charity around mental health through Horse Assisted Therapy.
  • Tales from Titanic at Luxor Hotel (Oct. 30 to Nov.1)
    • True stories, myths, mysteries and hauntings around the chilling firsthand accounts of paranormal activity around the Titanic.
  • Trapped Drive Through Haunted Experience at The Industrial Event Space (Open Oct. 8)
    • Cars are guided through a haunted experience to amaze and scare.
  • Fright Ride Haunted House at Industrial Road and Wyoming Ave (Open Oct. 1 to Oct. 31)
    • A reservation is required and is recommended to purchase tickets in advance.

 

Spooky Adult Attractions:

  • 108 Eats and Drinks at the STRAT Hotel (On Oct. 31)
    • Halloween inspired food and drinks will be served at the SkyPod.
  • CliQue Bar and Lounge at The Cosmopolitan (On Oct. 29 to Nov. 1)
    • Live DJ performances and amazing food and drinks. Reservations are strongly encouraged.
  • Electra Cocktail Club and The Dorsey at The Venetian (On Oct. 29 to Nov. 1)
    • Celebrate Halloween and Day of the Dead with chilling cocktails and party spirit.
  • The Sand Dollar Lounge (On Oct. 12 to Oct. 31)
    • Halloween themed pop-up will be the name of the game and the bar will transform into a spooky, scary, celebration.
  • Ellis Island’s The Front Yard – Witches Who Brunch and Halloween Night (On Oct. 31 from 10AM to 3PM)
    • Brunch can be a witches gathering after all. Halloween themed food and drinks will be served with a Halloween contest!

We hope you have a spooktastic Halloween in Las Vegas with us!

 

**We are not affiliated with any of the attractions or places listed.

Las Vegas holiday attractions

Christmas lights are almost redundant in a place like Las Vegas, the eternally glowing city whose preternatural radiance is visible even from outer space. Nevertheless, the holidays are a festive time in the Entertainment Capital of the World, and the city feverishly celebrates the occasion with seasonal events that are fun for the whole family.

If you’re spending Christmas with us at tropical Tahiti Resort, a South Pacific-themed property just minutes from the world famous Las Vegas Strip, you should take the time to sample the many wondrous attractions throughout the city – attractions that belie the notion of Las Vegas as nothing but an adult playground.

LAS VEGAS STRIP

Bellagio Fountains and Conservatory

The dancing waters outside the Bellagio, just three miles from Tahiti Resort on the Las Vegas Strip, put on a special holiday show featuring classic holiday tunes on the half and quarter hours throughout the Christmas season. While you’re there, step inside the hotel and marvel at the awe-inspiring Christmas display at the Bellagio Conservatory. It’s a spectacular winter wonderland that features abundant lights, poinsettias and a 40-foot Christmas tree!

Cosmo, Mandalay Bay, LINQ

While you’re on the Strip be sure to take in the holiday attractions at the Cosmopolitan, Mandalay Bay and the LINQ. Nothing is more emblematic of the holiday season than the Cosmopolitan’s rooftop ice skating rink overlooking the Las Vegas Strip. You’ll find fire pits, plenty of places to sit, and a menu of warm cocktails, comfort foods and hot chocolate. Snow showers fall every 30 minutes to complement the wintry holiday atmosphere. There is also a 65-foot digital marquee showing holiday movies while skaters navigate the 4,200-square foot rink.

ARIA

Not far from Tahiti Resort Las Vegas, the sweetest holiday attraction on the Strip resides at Aria, in whose lobby resides a 15-foot tall gingerbread house. The three-tiered display is seven feet wide, 12 feet deep and is comprised of more than 400 pounds of gingerbread in addition to more than 60,000 peppermints, 200 pounds of icing, 80 pounds of chocolate and more than 1,000 pounds of candy. It is accompanied by a 5-foot-tall gingerbread man who tips the scales at a svelte 120 pounds. Please resist the temptation to sample. The gingerbread house is for viewing only.

Venetian and Palazzo

These center Strip sister properties celebrate the holidays with thousands of lights, towering Christmas trees and nightly shows.

The Venetian’s 65-foot-tall Christmas Tree is lit with 50,000 programmable LED lights, adorned with more than 5,000 ornaments and weighs more than 12,000 pounds. It takes approximately 12 people nearly three days to install.

The Palazzo’s  winter gardens feature white poinsettias, ice branches and glittering frosted trees courtesy of the resort’s horticulture team. Hand-crafted white and pearl peacock statues overlook the guests.

Wynn

Not to be outdone, the neighboring Wynn celebrates the season with festive activities and events throughout the resort.

CELEBRATE LIKE A LOCAL

Ethel M Chocolates Holiday Cactus Garden

Located in suburban Henderson, about 13 miles east of Tahiti Resort Las Vegas, Ethel M Chocolates Holiday Cactus Garden is one of Las Vegas’ favorite holiday attractions. The three-acre Botanical Cactus Garden, adjacent to the Ethel M Chocolate Factory, is a sight to behold during the holiday season and features more than one million lights. Open through January 1, 2020, the annual event is free to attend. Visit us on select nights for choir performances in the garden and photos with Santa.

 

The Magical Forest at Opportunity Village

Celebrate the holidays with a cherished Southern Nevada tradition – the Magical Forest at Opportunity Village! The Magical Forest, approximately five miles north of Tahiti Resort Las Vegas, is filled with sparkling lights, nightly entertainment, great food and endless holiday cheer. Every year through Dec. 31 Opportunity Village’s Las Vegas grounds are transformed into a winter wonderland, featuring hundreds of trees lit with millions of bright LED lights and fun activities. Don’t miss it!

Mystic Falls Park Light and Water Show

Every year Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall, approximately 12 miles east of Tahiti Resort Las Vegas on Boulder Highway, transforms its pioneer-themed Mystic Falls Park Light and Water Show into a Winter Wonderland experience. The holiday display gives visitors a peek inside Santa’s workshop, where the elves are busy making toys and loading the sleigh. A nine-minute holiday laser light show features classic holiday tunes and runs daily every hour.

Book a visit to sunny Tahiti Resort, a French Mediterranean-themed timeshare property just three miles west of the world famous Las Vegas Strip.

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.

RED ROCK CANYON (NEVADA)
20 MILES FROM CLUB DE SOLEIL

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

 

DEATH VALLEY (CALIFORNIA)
142 MILES FROM CLUB DE SOLEIL

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 AT ZION NATIONAL PARK (UTAH)
165 MILES FROM CLUB DE SOLEIL

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

 

GRAND CANYON (ARIZONA)
275 MILES FROM CLUB DE SOLEIL

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 (ARIZONA-UTAH BORDER)
401 MILES FROM CLUB DE SOLEIL

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

Status Update: Raiders Stadium Development

One of Las Vegas’ most exciting residencies is raiding the town and it’s got the whole city cheering. This particular residency takes place under a glass-domed roof, equipped with state-of-the-art retractable doors, and 65,000 seats overlooking a well-groomed natural grass field. Of course, we’re referring to the soon-to-be Las Vegas Raiders and their shiny, new Las Vegas stadium!

The Raiders Las Vegas Stadium Construction

With around 500 workers on site and a 1.8-BILLION-dollar budget, all Las Vegas Raiders Stadium construction employees are cruising at full speed to make their 2020 deadline. That might seem like a long time away, but watching the progression of the beautiful stadium being built will keep us entertained until the Raiders are here for good. There’s no doubt that other NFL cities will be quite envious of the final product, as our stadium will be loaded with all the bells and whistles. The black and silver building will shine like a jewel amongst a desert backdrop. Huge retractable doors will open, overlooking a bustling courtyard with the Las Vegas Strip just behind it.

The stadium is also equipped with a swanky, contemporary, fully-stocked bar, similar to a casino experience. Not to mention a below-level parking lot, which is completely unique and perfectly built for Sunday night tailgating. Ticket holders also have the option of booking a stadium suite that promises a “Super Bowl – like experience” every game day with world class luxury and service.

Currently, the stadium is only about 15 percent complete, so if you’d like to be the first to know about current stadium updates you can sign up to receive the latest information. As an added bonus, you can watch the whole construction process live. Score!

Photo: Manica Architecture // Source: https://www.reviewjournal.com/business/stadium/las-vegas-raiders-stadium-club-psls-to-cost-fans-up-to-75k-each/

Plan a Las Vegas Football Vacation

*Where to Stay

The stadium may not be complete yet, but it’s not too early to start planning your Las Vegas football vacation! It may sound like an unorthodox combination… Las Vegas, football, and a tropical paradise hotel… but this is a promising combination worth waiting for. Imagine this: it’s gameday and you wake up to your family and closest friends enjoying their morning coffee in your spacious Tahiti Resort suite. With comfortable beds and a cozy atmosphere, everyone is bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, ready for a football-filled day.

As the Entertainment Capital of the World, it only makes sense that one of the most popular sports makes Las Vegas home. Our Valley has a lot to look forward to with the NFL digging their cleats into our desert sands, and Tahiti Resort Las Vegas is happy to be your oasis for every kick-off.