Go take pictures of Las Vegas’ nearby scenic 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 Village Resort. 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 Village, Las Vegas’ number one tropical resort.

RED ROCK CANYON (NEVADA)
20 MILES FROM TAHITI VILLAGE

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 TAHITI VILLAGE

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 TAHITI VILLAGE

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 TAHITI VILLAGE

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 TAHITI VILLAGE

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, a frequent 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

 

Tahiti Village Summer Survival Guide

Summer at Tahiti Village Resort in Las Vegas promises three months of fun and sun for the entire family. To make your stay that much nicer, we have created a Summer Survival Guide that offers helpful tips, guidance and information. We know tips, guidance and information probably aren’t high on your summer reading list, so instead of making you wade through dry text in a forbidding paragraph, we turned them  into stimulating works of graphic art. Visual aids are known to aid in memory retention. After you’ve familiarized yourself with the contents below, we think you’ll be more than ready to survive the summer at family friendly Tahiti Village, Las Vegas’ tropical resort paradise. We look forward to seeing you!

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Tahiti Village Memorial Day weekend activities promise much fun

The conclusion to a busy spring here at family friendly Tahiti Village Resort culminates this weekend in a host of refreshing activities, including the resumption of our popular Summer Luau! To get you in the right frame of mind for the upcoming summer season, we’re presenting a pack of poolside fun all day Saturday and Sunday.

Poolside Activities

Tahiti Village Memorial Day weekend activitiesWe kick things off at noon on Saturday with our disc jockey, the Tahiti Village Sandman. He will play your favorite tunes throughout the afternoon as you enjoy an hour with Mermaid CaySea, two hours of pool games and three hours face of painting. At 4 p.m. he makes way for Tahiti Village favorite Nick Mattera, who will treat you to three hours of live acoustic music prior to Movie Night at 8 p.m. The fun resumes on Sunday with music bingo from 1-3 p.m., followed by Nick from 4-7 p.m. and Movie Night at 8 p.m.

Sunday Summer Luau

Sunday night, May 26, our weekly Summer Luau returns to the Island Courtyard for another scintillating season of great food and entertainment Don’t miss this treat for the senses as our Hot Lava singers, dancers and musicians thrill, delight and whisk you away to a tropical paradise right here in the desert.

Their island offerings include a mix of fun Polynesian songs and hula dances with audience participation. Things really heat up when a master fire twirler hits the stage. You’ll be on the edge of your seat!

Join us at Tahiti Village, Las Vegas’ tropical resort retreat, every Sunday all summer long for wonderful entertainment and a delicious Tahitian buffet. Chef Jason has prepared a rotating menu of island-inspired cuisine that will keep your taste buds guessing every week.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with dinner beginning at 7 p.m. The show will follow shortly after. Leis provided are provided at the door and go great with tropical shirts.

For current pricing and to reserve your tickets, please call (702) 440-6915 or visit the concierge desk in the Tahiti Village main lobby.

Book your stay today!

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Summer Luau Returns!

Las Vegas’ Summer Luau Returns to Tahiti Village

Our signature summer event, the weekly Sunday Luau, is back for another scintillating season. Las Vegas’ longest running luau begins Memorial Day Sunday, May 26, and runs all summer long through Labor Day at family friendly Tahiti Village, Las Vegas’ favorite tropical resort.

Don’t miss this invigorating treat for the senses. Our Hot Lava singers, dancers and musicians will thrill, delight and whisk you away to a tropical paradise right here in the desert. Their island offerings include a mix of fun Polynesian songs and hula dances with audience participation. Things really heat up when a master fire twirler hits the stage. You’ll be on the edge of your seat!

Join us at Tahiti Village every Sunday all summer long in our beautiful Island Courtyard for wonderful entertainment and a delicious Tahitian buffet. Chef Jason has prepared a rotating menu of island-inspired cuisine that will keep your taste buds guessing.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with dinner beginning at 7 p.m. The show will follow shortly after. Leis provided are provided at the door and look great with tropical shirts.

For current VIP and general admission pricing and to reserve your tickets, please call the concierge at (702) 440-6915 or visit the concierge desk in the Tahiti Village main lobby. Book a summer visit today!

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

 

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 Village, 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 Village, an island-themed property on the south end of 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.

Suitcases

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 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.

Clothing

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 tropical beach pool and lazy river!

Toiletries

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

Gadgets

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.

Sunscreen

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
Formula
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 to Tahiti Village today!

Celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week at family friendly Tahiti Village!

 

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 Village, Las Vegas’ family friendly island paradise and home to more than 40,000 satisfied vacation ownership practitioners.

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 Village during National Travel & Tourism Week – or whenever you can get away!

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

Tahiti Village Easter egg hunt promises another mad scramble

Kid visitors to family friendly Tahiti Village, Las Vegas’ tropical resort retreat, will scramble for hidden goodies at our annual Easter egg hunt on Sunday, April 21. Young collectors and their parents should meet at 9 a.m. inside the Island Courtyard (behind the lazy river) to receive their egg bags and prepare for the hunt, which will go off at approximately 9:15 a.m. for the first age group (up to five years old), 10 minutes later for the second age group (6-12), and 10 minutes after that for the third age group (13 and over).

Once the first group of intrepid hunters collects the eggs, deftly hidden throughout the lazy river, they will return to the Island Courtyard for games, crafts and live music. There they will be joined by the second and third groups sporting their own candy-filled eggs. Fortune will smile on a few lucky hunters in the form of special Golden Eggs, which will contain a voucher the holder can exchange for a special prize.

Here’s the one time of the year where it’s advisable to put all your eggs in one basket. Here’s wishing you a very happy Easter from all of us at Tahiti Village, your family friendly Las Vegas resort!

Get localized on your next Vegas Vacation to Tahiti Village!

Las Vegas is famous for being famous. Visited by 42 million people a year, it is a magnet for adrenaline fiends drawn to its 24/7 excitement, games of chance, possibilities of unexpected and instantaneous wealth, Cirque du spectaculars, scintillating shopping and five-star restaurants helmed by celebrity chefs.

Mermaid and music mark the unofficial start of summer at Tahiti Village

Mermaid At Tahiti Village Pool Las VegasLast week’s return of CaySea the Mermaid and Acoustics and Ale to the tropical beach pool marked a welcome early start to summer here at family friendly Tahiti Village, Las Vegas’s tropical resort paradise. CaySea will entertain kids of all ages every Saturday from 1-2 p.m. Acoustics and Ale, featuring beer and a revolving cast of acoustic musicians, is every Thursday from 4-7 p.m.

Mermaid CaySea

CaySea, wholesome spawn of an unlikely union, made a big splash with Tahiti Village guests last summer, and we are thrilled to have her back this year. Although her origins were unknown and her motives unclear when she arrived unexpectedly at our pool gate last May, asking to be let in, CaySea’s charm and beauty cast a mesmerizing spell on our pool staff – and they had no choice but to acquiesce.

Once inside, she cut through the water like a born descendent of Poseidon, her speckled tail undulating like a piston, and she made a beeline for a group of children frolicking in the shallows near the sandy beach bottom entry. They immediately clustered around her and were instantly captivated by this most unusual creature. CaySea read them “tales” from her mermaid book and engaged in playful games featuring colorful plastic eggs.

To quote Mermaid CaySea herself, it was a “fin-tastic” fun time for all – and will be again!

Acoustics and Ale

When you think about great things that go great together, listening to music and quaffing a cold one has to be high up on anyone’s list. Add to that pairing a peaceful poolside setting and you get Acoustics and Ale, our weekly music and beer mixer featuring an array of eclectic (though not electric) musicians from Nick Mattera Productions. If you haven’t tried a Sierra Nevada Beer yet, be sure to grab one from the Sandbox Bar. You’ll understand why one of the first craft brewers in the nation is still going stronger than ever as you relax poolside listening to great acoustic sounds.

Make sure you don’t miss CaySea or Acoustics and Ale this summer. Book a visit to Tahiti Village!

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