Nitro Funny Car with Tahiti Village Branding

Getting up to Speed with Chad Green

The pace of life during the global pandemic was viscous, like watching black tar oozing the span of an inch in the span of a week. We had a lot of catching up to do rectifying the days of thunder, so naturally we tasked professional Nitro Funny Car owner and driver Chad Green with the challenge. We were lucky enough to partner with this driver originally from Midland Texas, and learned why this speed demon recently upgraded from the Pro Mod car to the dangerously faster Funny Nitro Car. Nitro Funny Car with Tahiti Village Branding

Chad Green Motorsports Meet and Greet at Tahiti Village.

Before Chad Green hit the track, Tahiti Village and Chad Green Motorsports hosted a Meet and Greet for fans and guests alike. Fans and guests came to Tahiti Village and were clearly as excited to meet Chad as we were, as throngs of people and polite hysteria ensued around Chad and his car, where he patiently met all his fans and overdosed on selfies like a true sport. Tahiti Village has a long history supporting the sports world, sponsoring teams like The Golden Knights, Las Vegas Aces, and the Las Vegas Lights. It’s a perk and a privilege we always look forward to sharing with our owners and their guests. We were also able to give away tickets to owners to enjoy the NHRA Camping World 4 Wide Nationals that happened April 1st – 3rd. Nitro Funny Car at Tahiti Village

Father Son Duo

Father and Son duo, Chad Green in his Nitro Funny Car, and Hunter Green in his Top Alcohol Car both drove at the NHRA Camping World 4 Wide Nationals in Las Vegas. Hunter Green made his first ever debut in the Top Alcohol Dragster Class. Fans and attendees flocked to see their set-up, enjoying the spoils of these events. Both drivers did exceptionally well, qualifying to race against some of the best.
Hunter Green with his Top Alcohol Car

NHRA Las Vegas

Chad Green and Hunter Green will be back in Las Vegas for the NHRA Races happening again in October of 2022. Chad and Hunter will also be back at Tahiti Village enjoying the lazy river and gearing up for the next NHRA Camping World Racing Series for the NHRA Nevada Nationals on October 27 – 30, 2022. NHRA Fans and aficionados can book their stay now at Tahiti Village to be close to the action. This amazing event might even determine the NHRA world championships for the Nitro Funny Car. We know who we will be rooting for!

Professional Driver Chad Green

Glittering Lights Tunnel

Christmas In Vegas 2021

Plan the Perfect Christmas Vacation

At Tahiti Village of course! Christmas is a great time to visit Las Vegas! Thinking of spending the holidays in a different setting? Enjoy a fun-filled holiday season in Las Vegas with these top attractions. Some of the best Christmas activities in town include shopping, dining and entertainment at some of the finest hotels on the strip. Enjoy cool temperatures and the beautiful city of Las Vegas during the holidays this winter season.

Stay at Tahiti Village for the Holidays

A vacation for Christmas is just what you need and there are so many reasons to visit Las Vegas during the most wonderful time of the year. We have cooler temperatures but it is not freezing, perfect for staying in one of the hot tubs at Tahiti Village all day long. Relax this holiday season by floating down the heated lazy river at Tahiti Village and enjoying the steam showers in the Bora Bora and Royal Tahitian suites. There are so many activities for guests to enjoy in Las Vegas in the winter, guests can enjoy the Bellagio Botanical Gardens, the Las Vegas Speedway’s ‘Glittering Lights’, Opportunity Village’s ‘Magical Forest,’ and of course the New Year’s Eve fireworks!

Tahiti Village Kitchen

What to do in Vegas this Holiday Season

Tahiti Village is the perfect place to have your holiday festivities. Take your holiday traditions to Las Vegas and spend quality time with the whole family in our all-suite resort. Guests can cook Christmas morning breakfast right in their suite and then open up presents. Take a relaxing dip into our sand-entry pool and float down our amazing lazy river, heated to over 80 degrees in the winter for our guests to enjoy. Build a gingerbread house or bake cinnamon rolls in your room and take advantage of the full kitchen in the Bora Bora suite and the Royal Tahitian suite. One of the best things about Vegas, is that everything is almost always open! Tahiti Village is open all holiday season long, as well as our restaurants 17 South and Arturo’s Village Pizzeria!

Get your holiday shopping on just across the street from Tahiti Village. Town Square is a shopping center just up the road from Tahiti Village and the Las Vegas South Premium Outlets are right next to Tahiti Village. Shop at all your favorite stores, and take your goodies back to your suite for your Christmas celebration. Shop till you drop at Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Vans, Tommy Hilfiger and more at the Las Vegas South Premium Outlets. Town Square has everything you need for Christmas shopping with H&M, Kay Jewelers, Sunglass Hut, The Container Store, Victoria’s Secret, Ulta and more!

The Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Garden is a free attraction that displays beautiful flowers, trees, walkways, bridges, and plants of all varieties. Every season the theme of the botanical garden changes into an amazing new floor to ceiling display. This season guests can see the holiday display between November 20th 2021 – January 1st 2022. The Fountains at The Bellagio also have Holiday themed performances every year. The water show features Christmas music and is held from December 5 2021 – January 3, 2022!

Ethel M Chocolate Factory has an amazing 3-acre botanical cactus garden full of beautiful types of cacti including agave, prickly pear, and aloe plants. During the holiday season, Ethel M Chocolate Factory decorates the cactus garden in beautiful Christmas lights and decorations. Walking around the cactus garden is free for guests. Ethel M chocolates are also the perfect gift for friends and family this holiday season. Delight in a gourmet variety of caramels, brittles, and all different flavors of chocolate. Make sure to make reservations here to see the winter wonderland of festive lights and decorated cacti.

The Las Vegas Speedway hosts Glittering Lights – A Drive-Thru Lights Show from November 12th 2021 until January 9th, 2022! Guests can buy tickets and drive through the lights show, admiring and experiencing the holiday themed lights show. Glittering Lights is the perfect holiday activity for the whole family. Guests will enjoy the warmth and comfort of their car, and the glittering and beautiful lights outside as they drive through the show. Did we mention it takes about 40 minutes to drive through the whole entire show? Purchase tickets here! 

Las Vegas Speedway Glittering Lights Glittering Lights Tunnel

Christmas is all about Giving

Opportunity Village is a self-funded foundation that raises money through donations with partners to fund events such as the Magical Forest. Opportunity Village runs the Magical Forest as a fundraiser for their main cause, which is helping children and adults with disabilities find work so they can live the fullest lives possible. Magical Forest has been in operation for 30 years in Las Vegas and is a fun and exciting winter wonderland for all ages! Drink hot cocoa, enjoy amusement rides, and see all that this winter wonderland has to offer! Tahiti Village is proud to be a partner with Opportunity Village, and all of the money donated into our wishing well is donated to Opportunity Village every year. Buy your tickets for the Magical Forest here! 

Wishing Well Las Vegas

Ring in the New Year at Tahiti Village

Grab a bottle of your favorite champagne and enjoy the view from your cozy suite or guests can head up to our Tenth Floor balcony in tower 5! Tower 5 at Tahiti Village has a breath-taking view of the whole entire Strip. Hang out at our Tenth Floor balcony and get a panoramic view of all of the lights and fireworks celebrating the New Year. The Plaza hotel will have a firework show, along with fireworks being set off from the rooftops of the ARIA, the STRAT, Treasure Island, Planet Hollywood, MGM Grand, The Venetian, and Caesars Place! There will be over 80,000 fireworks explosions in the amazing New Year’s Eve show! See the whole show from the start of the Strip to the end of the Strip at our Balcony view. If you are looking to enjoy a lowkey celebration, watch the Time Square Ball Drop in your suite and enjoy all of the comforts of home!

Skyline View of the Strip

Top Of MysterZ Red Rock

Best Time to Visit Las Vegas

Best Time to Visit Las Vegas

One of the questions that we are asked more than many others on social media is people wanting to know the best time to visit Las Vegas. The tricky part is that the answer comes down to what people are looking to do while they are visiting Las Vegas because for people looking to hang out at a fantastic pool with sandy beach entry like the one at Tahiti Village is entirely different than someone looking for lower rates to come to town and see shows and enjoy some of the fantastic fine dining options in town. In this post, we will try to cover the many different types of visitors and what likely works the best for them. If you feel that we missed something, please let us know in the comments, and we will be sure to come back and add it to this post.

Average Temperatures in Las Vegas

Being a desert city, the temperatures in Las Vegas can swing more than 30 degrees in a day from the lows to the highs. Depending on the time of year, that may mean you need to start the day in a light jacket or a sweater, and by the afternoon, you are comfortably lounging by the pool. This chart will help give you a range of what to expect by month, including precipitation.

Las Vegas Average Temperatures
*Source – US Climate Data

You may be wondering what caused that spike in July. In Las Vegas, we have a summer monsoon season that can cause afternoon thunderstorms to flare up over parts of the valley. While the rain can be an inconvenience for some, many others enjoy watching the lightning from a distance at night since most of the storms get hung on the mountains surrounding the city.

Best Time for Lounging By the Pool in Las Vegas

This is a 2 part question unless you are a fan of the summer heat. The pool season officially kicks off in Las Vegas in mid-March at most properties, though at Tahiti Village, we keep the pool and lazy river heated in the winter so guests can enjoy them all year long.

For visitors looking to spend their entire day & afternoon lounging in the sun, swimming, and enjoying a refreshing drink, we recommend late March through late May and late August through early October. This gives you the best chance to arrive at the pool when it opens and be comfortable all day while you soak up some sun. Just be sure to wear sunscreen to keep from getting burned. Even in cooler temperatures, the UV index in Las Vegas will still cause sunburns.

If you love the heat and the action, then mid-summer months are perfect for you! The pools are busy, the music is on, and the summer pool party vibe is in full swing all across the city. While temperatures will typically be over 100 degrees for a high every day from July through August, the vibes by the pool are also going to be the highest. Just wear some sandals when walking around the pools because the pool deck will be hot.

Best Time for Outdoor Adventures around Las Vegas

Many people looking for desert adventures will stay away from the hot summer months for safety reasons, which is certainly understandable. While short hikes can be safer options, avoiding the summer heat is a good idea if you want something more extreme. For rock climbers looking to climb the longer routes, the season typically starts in November and can run through late March if the weather cooperates.

Top Of MysterZ Red Rock

The winter is typically also the busiest time of the year for the Red Rock Scenic loop drive. In 2020 the park began a reservation system to limit the number of people entering the park at any given hour the gates are open. Because of this, we highly recommend reserving your entry time in advance before you depart for your adventure!

Many national parks are within a 3-4 hour drive of Las Vegas that will give you some of Mother Nature’s most scenic views. Death Valley, Zion National Park, and the Valley of Fire are popular day trip destinations for people looking to see some of the most picturesque views that the Southwestern US offers. If the Grand Canyon is on your bucket list, you can reach the south rim in only 2.5 hours from Las Vegas. If you want to experience the Sky Walk, you’ll want to plan and get your tickets before you leave Las Vegas to make sure your spot is reserved because this is one of the most popular ways for people to see the Grand Canyon.

Best Time to Visit Las Vegas for Nightlife

The nightclubs in Las Vegas will always be when the city is the busiest. For visitors looking for the best nightclub experience, the Summer & Fall seasons will be the best time to visit. There are enough nightclubs on the strip to warrant their post but always plan by reaching out to promoters or looking for online VIP access.

Shows in Las Vegas operate all year long, so you can easily see any of them regardless of the time of year you visit. If you are shopping for a deal, we recommend coming between December and February for the best chances that some shows will offer discounts on show tickets, especially at the TKTS booths located up and down the Las Vegas strip. You’ll also have an easier time getting dinner reservations to those hot restaurants that you have wanted to check out.

It’s Always a Good Time for Las Vegas

No matter what you are looking to get out of your vacation, Las Vegas has you covered. Depending on what you are looking for, some different resorts and locations will suit your needs. Fremont Street may be the perfect spot for you if you are looking for a never-ending party, especially with the newly opened Circa Las Vegas. For the more modern approach, with all of the lavish amenities, the strip is always open and ready to help you have the vacation of a lifetime. If you want to set up a home base in a quieter off-strip hotel but still be close enough to the action to get there quickly and easily, then check out the rates we have for Tahiti Village.

 

stardust casino las vegas

Snapshot of Vegas’ History

Las Vegas was founded in 1905, when construction started on the Hoover Dam in 1931, Las Vegas as we know it started to take shape. The first casino, The Golden Gate Hotel and Casino opened it’s doors in 1905, in current day Fremont Street and is still a vibrant hotel and casino today. Electricity from the dam enabled the building of many new hotels along the Las Vegas strip, helping to shape the landscape little by little to our present day version of Las Vegas. The original hotels were small, and resembled motor lodges, many being only one story with limited casino floors, in comparison to the modern day megaresorts we see on the strip. All of the original resorts have been replaced by buildings that are significantly larger and more impressive.

Since the establishment of the Strip, many hotels have been erected, then demolished for larger, bigger and better resorts and casinos.

In 1955 The Riviera opened it’s doors as the first high-rise hotel/casino on the strip. The Riviera was the 9th resort built on the Las Vegas Strip and was designed by a Miami architect after a previous attempt to build on the site fell through. The Rivera was one of the most popular hotels and casinos on the strip. Shortly after opening, the Riviera was featured in a famous Life Magazine article “Las Vegas – is Boom Overextended?” a story about how Las Vegas had built too many hotels to be profitable. In 2015, the hotel was demolished to make room for the expansion of the Las Vegas Convention Center, forever reshaping the look and feel of the strip.

Shortly after the opening of The Riviera, the Dunes Hotel and Casino opened making it the 10th resort on the strip. The Dunes was themed after Arabian Nights, with 200 hotel rooms in several buildings, a 35ft sultan statue above the main entrance, along with a 90 foot V-shaped pool and 150-foot lagoon. The resort attracted many different Hollywood stars. The Dunes closed it’s doors in 1993, and the remaining tower was demolished in 1994, signifying the end to mafia controlled resorts in the eyes of many locals. Where the Dunes once stood is now the present day Bellagio. The Dunes golf course has now been converted to Park MGM, New York-New York, CityCenter, Cosmopolitan and the T-Mobile Area.

Credit: VintageLasVegas.com

The most recent transformation to the Strip has been the opening of Resort World in 2021. Resort World is the first new resort to be completed on the strip since the addition of the Cosmopolitan in 2010. Resort World is situated on the site of the famous Stardust Resort and Casino. The Stardust opened it’s doors in 1958 located on 60 acres. The Stardust also offered convention space, a country club, international Raceway and was the first resort to open an RV park for guests. The Stardust closed in 2006 and was demolished in 2007. The site had remained vacant until Resort World construction began in 2017.

What will the next 50 years in Las Vegas look like? Only time will tell, one could only imagine brighter lights, more shows and attractions, and larger resorts. Here’s to the next 50 years in Vegas!

Wanda Widdles Absinthe

Las Vegas Is Waiting For You

Las Vegas is bouncing back, and shows are starting to re-open. Occupancy rates for hotels and casinos are on the rise. Restaurants are seeing reservations picking up quickly and regularly having wait times during peak dining hours. Other attractions and entertainment options in the city have increased to 80% by the state Government, and the city is aiming for 100% occupancy rates in early June. All of this means that Vegas is back and ready for your next vacation!

Are you Ready to Come Back?
Join the trend of increasing passenger traffic coming through McCarren Airport. According to their latest data, just over 2.9 million passengers arrived at their terminals in the month of March 2021. That’s up from 2.1 million in March. As airlines begin to adjust their rates, you’ll likely save money by booking your flights sooner rather than later. Airport traffic is always a great indicator of the interest in Vegas, and we love to see things returning to normal.

The Intermission is Over!
Shows like Absinthe and Atomic Saloon Show, by Speigelworld, are now open Wednesday – Sundays, offering safe seating pods. Speigelworld is also diligently working to re-open, Opium, so their trio of wildly popular shows will be here to entertain you during your next vacation. Their shows are perfect for people looking for something a little off-kilter and edgy in the evenings.

Wanda Widdles Absinthe

If you prefer the acrobatics and theatrics of Cirque de Soleil, you’ll be able to see Mystère and O in person again soon. Mystère will re-open at TI on June 28th, and just three days later, on July 1st, O is back in business at Bellagio. Cirque shows have been closed since the initial shutdown in March of 2020.

Other shows like David Copperfield, Blue Man Group, and Jabbawockeez have been open and operating for some time now as well. The entertainers and their fantastic support staff have been eagerly waiting for the chance to bring their craft back to the stage, and the time is finally here. Remember that you can get tickets to these great shows and more from our concierge desk during your stay!

Getting around the strip just got easier because, on May 11th, the Las Vegas Monorail started running again. Now visitors can quickly get between all of the stops on the East side of the strip and get to their next destination as fast as possible. Remember that you can buy day passes to the monorail to save some money and get around quickly all day long!

What’s New at Tahiti Village?
At Tahiti Village, we are working hard to ensure that the rooms, sand entry pool, lazy river, and other amenities are clean and ready for you to make us your home base for your next Las Vegas vacation. We continue to follow the strictest CDC recommendations for cleaning and sanitizing our resort. Our team is working on new onsite activities for guests of all ages to enjoy during their stay, be on the lookout for more details. Also, we have recently been able to open our hot tubs again, which we know many guests will be excited for!

Outdoor Hot Tub Las Vegas

If you haven’t stayed with us recently, you have yet to experience Arturo’s Village Pizza, which recently won the Best of Las Vegas Bronze for Best Pizza in Las Vegas. Be sure to grab a few slices or even a whole pie for the family when you stay with us in the future!

Pizza Las Vegas Arturo's

To keep the tropical vibe strong, the Luau is back in business and better than ever. We have spent the last year looking at ways to make the Luau more immersive, and you’re going to LOVE the changes that we have made. The event space has had a cover added to it to help block out the sun during the early part of the show, and for those arriving early, the new experiences are sure to keep you entertained before the main show.

And if you needed more of a reason to visit us, Mermaid Mondays are back and better than ever! CaySea the Mermaid is upping her showing this year. We will also be offering “Swim with the Fin” classes for children to learn to swim with their own fins! For little girls, they learn to swim in mermaid tails, and little boys will get shark fins. This kind of experience is something your children will remember for years to come!

When you stay with us for your vacation, our goal is to make it your best vacation yet to feel like you are part of the Tahiti Village family. We hope to see you soon.

staycation hanging loungers

5 Ways to Relax and Restore with a Staycation

Staycations are pretty trendy these days as people are looking to re-explore where they live with COVID restrictions easing. Some people say a self-care staycation is just as relaxing as taking off to a spa as it refreshes and recharges you. Others say that their families have as much fun bonding over backyard adventures as they do exploring theme parks and museums.

Did you put off last year’s vacation due to the pandemic? You’re not alone! Travel Pulse reports that travel was down nearly 75 percent in 2020. If you need to kick off the new year with some R&R, a staycation could be the answer to your pandemic prayers. Here are five ways a staycation can help you relax, rest, and restore.

staycation hanging loungers

Use the amenities at a local spa.

No self-care staycation would be complete without a hot tub soak, sauna, or massage — all of which are hard to do with COVID-19 around. However, it’s not impossible. Many spas and resorts are offering services that adhere to the CDC guidelines for safety.

For example, the Mahana Spa at Tahiti Village is a leader in safe and comfortable mind-body wellness. Guests in the hotel can rest easy knowing that rooms, restaurants, and amenities are all thoughtfully cleaned and prepped to keep each and every guest safe.

Dress the part.

Most people enjoy snagging a few new outfits for a special vacation, and a staycation should be no different. Inner and outerwear like a bra that is comfortable and stylish is perfect for the staycationer who wants to look good on the couch or out on the town. Leisurewear can help you relax while you binge-watch Netflix or keep you warm as you explore the great outdoors.

Take a drive.

So few of us take the time to see the interesting sights the city you live in has to offer. You can drive through the areas you know, but why not go beyond? From your car, you can explore your city’s unique architecture and history or get lost in nature on winding country roads. Plus, you can add a self-care element to a nice drive by listening to self-help podcasts, new albums from your favorite artists, or audiobooks to help you cultivate positivity and gratitude.

Go on a food tour.

Even though the pandemic has many restaurants closing their indoor dining, most have begun offering delivery and curbside pickup, as well as comfortable, socially-distant outdoor dining. Take a food tour — not only will this culinary exploration ignite your taste buds, but in the comfort of your own home or hotel room, you don’t have to worry about catching or spreading illness.

Tour museums virtually.

Now you don’t have to be in Paris to explore the Louvre or in Mexico to experience the National Museum of Archeology. Dozens of elite museums across the globe are keeping their doors open virtually — the perfect adventure for a staycation. In addition, several are also offering online classes and programming to complement online tours. Creation is a powerful way to embody self-care, from painting to crafting, so visit a virtual museum or take an online art course during your time off time at home.

Staycations were increasing in popularity long before the COVID-19 crisis. What kinds of staycations does your family enjoy? Adventure, relaxation, self-care — these vacations may seem out of reach with the pandemic, but with a little creative thinking, you can travel the world from your home.

Tahiti Village indulges Las Vegas visitors in self-care vacations that relax the body and rejuvenate the mind. Get in touch to book your vacation today. (855) 386-4658

Scenic Hiking Experiences In Las Vegas

Scenic Hiking Experiences In Las Vegas

 

Are you looking to take the family on a scenic experience in Las Vegas, but don’t know good hiking trails that will be fun for all? We have you covered! Right in Vegas’ backyard are some of the most beautiful and picturesque sights to experience with an outdoor aspect for everyone.

Las Vegas has several different places for families to go, one of the most popular being Red Rock Canyon. People go to see the infamous “red rocks” and to hike or take an evening drive around the scenic loop. Another gorgeous experience is Mount Charleston is, especially for those visiting Vegas in the winter months. The snow and winter activities that can be done on the mountain are unbelievable. Lastly The Valley of Fire is worth the drive as it is full of rich and beautiful history.

 

Red Rock:

Red Rock Canyon has 13 miles of a beautiful scenic drive to admire the amazing canyons and peaks. A Visitor Center is located just past the entrance for guest’s convenience. It includes indoor and outdoor exhibits, plants throughout the canyon, wildlife to expect, and desert tortoise habitats. You can also bike, climb, and horseback ride as well. The daily entrance fee for a car/truck is $15 per vehicle. All entrance fees go towards upkeep to the canyon.

Easy/Moderate – Calico Tanks Trail

This 2.2 mile out and back trail offers wild flowers, beautiful views of red rock and a chance for some boulder scrabbles. It is well marked on the way to tank and the scenery is perfect in the morning hours. This trail offers limited to no shade so be careful in the summer months.

Hard/Difficult – Turtlehead Peak Trail

This 4.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail, beautiful views of Red Rock Canyon, and the Las Vegas Strip can be seen from a –top of Turtle Head. This trail has pretty steep inclines, & rock crawls. The trail is well marketed but it is easy to veer off the main trail at times if you do not pay close attention.

https://www.redrockcanyonlv.org/lasvegas/hikes-trails/

 

Mount Charleston:

Spreading over 90 acres, the Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway offers a Visitor Center, Education Building, group picnic areas, two amphitheaters, trailheads, and expansive areas with benches to take in the views of Kyle Canyon and Charleston Peak. The Seven Stones Plaza at the Gateway honors the 7 Paiute tribes who consider this a sacred Nuwuvi creation place. Also found at the Gateway is the Silent Heroes of the Cold War Memorial, the nation’s first national Cold War memorial.

From a cool escape in the summer to a snowy wonderland in the winter, the Spring Mountains offer a distinct change in seasons not normally found in the Mojave Desert. Fall colors and spring wildflowers delight hikers who visit during these quiet seasons. You can also horseback ride, climb, off road drive, bike, and experience the gorgeous scenic drive.

Moderate – Mary Jane Falls Trail

This 2.9 out and back trail is a moderate uphill hike with a ton of switchbacks, but the ending is beautiful with a waterfall (season permitting). The trail is very visible and busy. There are many places to stop and rest if needed. One of the busiest trails in Mount Charleston so go early and bring lots of water.

Moderate/Hard – Cathedral Rock HikingTrail

This 2.7 out and back trail is located near Mount Charleston Lodge. It is best used from May until November and closed in the winter months due to snow. The travel offers thick patches of aspens and evergreen, views of The Cliffs with a drop off of 1,000 feet. Once you reach the  top, at 8,000 feet above sea level,  mind your snacks as the Palmer Chipmunks enjoy the views also. Please resist feeding them, by feeding them they will become dependent on humans for their food.

–Spring Mountain National Recreation Area – Off Rt. 160

Moderate – Hollow Rock Peak

This 5.4 mile out and back lightly traveled trail and is best used from September until May. The trail offers some up and downs and class 3 scrabbling to the summit. The trail gets a little hard to follow near the sandstone portion

Hard – Hidden Arches HikingTrail

This 6.6 mile out and back lightly traveled trail is recommended for only well experienced adventures. The trail is used by rock climbers and hikers in the area. There is a hidden arch, hence the name. It will appear behind you once the trail seems to end.

https://www.gomtcharleston.com/

 

Valley of Fire State Park:

40,000 acres of bright red Aztec sandstone outcrops nestled in gray and tan limestone, Valley of Fire State Park contains ancient, petrified trees and petroglyphs dating back more than 2,000 years. A Visitor Center provides exhibits on the geology, ecology, prehistory and history of the park and nearby region. You can also take a drive around the state park with their scenic drive to see all of the beautiful views. Day use entrance fee is $10 per vehicle.

Easy – Fire Wave Hiking Trail

This 1.5 heavily trafficked out and back trail and offers sandstone formations that resembles ice cream swirls and or ocean waves of pink, white and red sandstone. The trail starts off sandy and transitions into sandstone. There is no shade on this trail so bring plenty of water and avoid hiking in extreme heat.

Moderate/Hard – Prospect Hiking Trail

This 8.8 out and back trail offers spectacular views of Valley of Fire, wildflowers and wild life. Some areas of the trail are not well marked so use of a GPS is recommended. There are boulders and loose rocks within a wash that will need to be traversed.

http://parks.nv.gov/parks/valley-of-fire

 

**We are not affiliated with any of the destinations/hiking trails listed in this blog.

Experience What Is In The Backyard Of Las Vegas

Experience What Is In The Backyard Of Las Vegas

 

 

We all know that the Strip is what most come to Las Vegas for and for good reason, it is truly amazing and a one-of-a-kind experience! But are you someone who likes to go off the beaten path? See the scenery and what is in the backyard of Vegas itself? Las Vegas has some of the most beautiful canyons, hiking paths, and views to see if you venture just outside the Strip itself. Here are some of our suggestions for destinations for hiking or scenic drives!

 

Mount Charleston:

From a cool escape in the summer to a snowy wonderland in the winter, the Spring Mountains offer a distinct change in seasons not normally found in the Mojave Desert. Fall colors and spring wildflowers delight hikers who visit during these quiet seasons. You can also horseback ride, climb, off road drive, bike, and experience the gorgeous scenic drive. Spreading over 90 acres, the Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway offers a Visitor Center, Education Building, group picnic areas, two amphitheaters, trailheads, and expansive areas with benches to take in the views of Kyle Canyon and Charleston Peak.

 

Grand Canyon:

Located in Arizona, Grand Canyon National Park encompasses 277 miles of the beautiful Colorado River and mountains galore. The Grand Canyon is rich with history and gorgeous sites. You can hike, take guided tours, take cultural tours, and more! The daily fee is $8.00 per person; all individuals under the age of 15 are exempt from payment.

 

Red Rock Canyon:

Red Rock Canyon has 13 miles of a beautiful scenic drive to admire the amazing canyons and peaks. A Visitor Center is located just past the entrance for guest’s convenience. It includes indoor and outdoor exhibits, plants throughout the canyon, wildlife to expect, and desert tortoise habitats. You can also bike, climb, and horseback ride as well. The daily entrance fee for a car/truck is $15 per vehicle. All entrance fees go towards upkeep to the canyon.

 

Boulder City:

Boulder City’s historic Old Town district is home to many quaint shops, museums, hiking, parks, trails, and outdoor activities. Close to the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead, many like to travel to Boulder City to experience another side of Vegas; one where there is no gambling!

 

Lake Mead National Recreational Area:

This is the perfect place for outdoor enthusiasts! With the options of swimming, boating, hiking, cycling, and fishing at America’s first and largest national recreation area, there is something for everyone! With beautiful views of the mountains and canyons, there is always something to look at that you haven’t seen before.

 

Valley of Fire State Park:

40,000 acres of bright red Aztec sandstone outcrops nestled in gray and tan limestone; Valley of Fire State Park contains ancient, petrified trees and petroglyphs dating back more than 2,000 years. A Visitor Center provides exhibits on the geology, ecology, prehistory and history of the park and nearby region. You can also take a drive around the state park with their scenic drive to see all of the beautiful views. Day use entrance fee is $10 per vehicle.

 

**We are not associated with any of the Parks/Canyons listed in this blog.

Meet Ava Gomez From Mahana Spa ☀️

Meet Ava Gomez From Mahana Spa!

Mahana Spa has been such a beautiful and relaxing part of our tropical resort for years and we are so happy to introduce our new massage therapist, Ava Gomez. Gomez has been in the massage therapy industry for over 10 years and has had the pleasure of working in some really amazing places such as The Ritz-Carlton, The Waldorf Astoria, and many more before joining the Mahana Spa team.

Gomez attended and completed the massage therapy program from Kingston University in 2008, has been a licensed message therapist since 2010 and a licensed esthetician since 2015. Her experience and knowledge is diverse and focused on a more holistic approach to treatment.

Being a massage therapist means that it does not matter how long you are in the industry, there is always something new to learn. With different cultures, specializations and teachings, the knowledge is vastly open to new realizations.

Gomez recalls whenever she was sick as a child, her mother rubbing vapor rub on her back, chest and feet or her grandmother’s scalp massage accompanied with a prayer to feel better. It was these experiences that drove the initial love of massage therapy.

“Massage therapy has allowed me to fill a void of cultural identity. In Mexico and various Latin American villages they often had a healer who treated various conditions. These special individuals were called a “Curandero(a)” many of whom specialized in massage therapy or some type of bodywork who they identified as a “Sobador(a)”. Similarly, the Polynesian culture has a vast history of massage techniques and traditional healing practices that I hope to implement into our spa menu at Mahana Spa,” Gomez said.

Gomez likes to take her guests on a sensory journey during their chosen service and specializes in making memories. Engaging guests in senses from the aroma of the essential oils to the sound of the music, it is meant to make them feel better not only physically but also giving them a chance to connect with themselves mentally and spiritually, which provides for a one of a kind experience.

The question is almost always asked of which massage service is recommended. Gomez would recommend that everyone try the Island Blend. It is a great service for those who can’t decide between a relaxing massage, deep tissue massage, and hot stone treatment. It allows the guest to pick two of the modalities and blend them into one.

Mahana Spa is Gomez’s sanctuary and plans on researching the different healing practices and traditions of the indigenous Polynesians as well as the indigenous Native Americans of Nevada to incorporate into services.

“In some ways it feels like I was always destined to be a healer, I love that I can pull ideas from various schools of thought to treat one individual but also can connect with the how they used to treat people back then,” said Gomez.

Ava Gomez is certainly an amazing individual and addition to our family at the resort. We are so excited to learn more from her, her wisdom, knowledge and connections with guests and owners!

17° South New Menu!

17° South New Menu!

 

We are constantly doing everything we can to place items on the 17° South menu that will make your mouth water and that you and your family will love! For those of our guests that come back time and time again, we always love to hear that every time they come into 17° South; they have to get their favorite dish.

We have done it again and revamped our menu especially for you! We have a refined and delicious menu that is guaranteed to catch your eye! Here are some examples for our Starters, Burgers and Sandwiches and Kids Favorites…

Starters:

We have some classic favorites on the menu along with some others that may surprise you.

No one can go wrong with some good Chicken Wings! You have choices of our signature sauce, lemon pepper, garlic parmesan, or buffalo sauce to go with.

We have some amazing Pub Sliders with cheddar cheese, caramelized onions, bread and butter pickle, house spread and (of course) fries.

We also have Chicken Fried Cauliflower, lightly breaded, dusted with parmesan cheese and herbs, with some roasted tomatoes!

Burgers and Sandwiches:

You can’t go wrong with The Porker that includes our slow cooked BBQ pork and house slaw.

Our Mushroom Swiss Burger includes caramelized onions, cremini mushrooms, Swiss cheese and garlic aioli.

For those that like spicy flavors, our Hot Chicken Sandwich is for you! Breaded chicken breast, crisp lettuce, tomato, bread and butter pickle and honey hot sauce to top it off.

Kids Favorites:

We have some great kid-friendly favorites on the menu for those that want something fun!

Tenders and Tots are always a good choice. Our Mini Pizzas are a fan favorite as they get to choose their topping! Grilled Cheese and Tots and Grilled Mini Burgers and Tots are two of our other options for your little ones.

Those are just a few of the items on the menu, there are so many more! 17° South also offers Specialty Pizza, Tossed Garden Greens, Wraps and Desserts!

We hope to see you soon to discover your favorite dish that you love!