September 4, 2012
Ithappens. We have a blast spending money in the shops, restaurants and casinos (oh yes, the casinos) only to realize that our travel budget is shot. Sure, you can pull out the plastic, but in Vegas, you don't have to. In fact, Sin City is teeming with free stuff to do and see after you've played that last chip. FOUNTAINS OF THE BELLAGIO Grab a bench to view this stellar choreographed water show - consisting of more than 1,200 dancing fountains and a spectacular sound system - at the Bellagio.
March 20, 2013 |
Just in time for the arrival of spring, the Conservatory and Botanical Gardens at Bellagio are trotting out enough flowers to bring warmth even to those for whom winter weather is still a reality. Through May 11, the conservatory will feature rotating displays, with nearly 8,300 plants in bloom at any one time. To add touches of whimsy, for which the gardens are famous, 17-foot-tall tulips and 22-foot-tall daffodils help herald the new season. Keeping in mind that spring's the time when butterflies emerge from their cocoons, more than 800 of the winged creatures will flutter inside a purpose-built greenhouse.
January 15, 2013 |
After a nearly 40-year absence from restaurant wine lists, California's Inglenook label is poised for a comeback and plans to proclaim it at a wine-and-food pairing in Las Vegas . The Jan. 26 event, the first of Bellagio 's 2013 Epicurean Epicenter series , will be hosted by the celebrity team of Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten , whose worldwide holdings include steakhouses at Bellagio and Aria, and Hollywood director Francis Ford...
December 5, 2012 |
A visit to the Conservatory at Bellagio is a holiday tradition for many Vegas visitors. The centerpiece this year, on display through Jan. 5, is a 45-foot-tall Shasta fir, the largest holiday tree ever displayed at the resort. It's decorated with 2,500 ornaments and 7,000 twinkling lights. Four large toy soldiers are on sentry duty at the tree's base. Nearby, 11 faux penguins frolic in the snow and skate around a frozen pond. There's a colorful gazebo where, from 4 to 5 p.m. Dec. 17-25, carolers will help put guests in a festive mood.
February 21, 2013 |
Once a delicacy enjoyed only by royalty, caviar for the masses has arrived at the Buffet at Bellagio in Las Vegas . Like other food items, the costly fish eggs will be offered on an all-you-can-eat basis. On Friday and Saturday evenings, during what's billed as Gourmet Dinner Service, the buffet is upping the ante by adding Ikura and tobiko caviars to the menu. Ikura comes from the roe of salmon; tobiko is made from a flying fish of the same name. [For The Record, 8:20 p.m., Feb. 21: An earlier version of this post said the caviar buffet was offered Fridays and Sundays.
April 8, 2011 |
The man suspected of robbing the Bellagio casino of $1.5 million in gambling chips and later selling some to an undercover police officer will stand trial on multiple felony counts, a Las Vegas justice of the peace ruled Friday. Anthony Carleo, 29, is accused of being the helmet-wearing "Biker Bandit" who stormed into the casino in December, brandished a gun, demanded chips from a craps dealer and zoomed off on a black motorcycle. In the weeks that followed, authorities said, Carleo returned to the Bellagio and gambled away so much money that the casino, as it typically does with high-rollers, gave him a free hotel room.