Travel Weeklys Las Vegas E-letter: June 27, 2006

HOOTERS CASINO HOTEL is offering a summer package, valid through August, which includes a two-night stay and breakfast for two at The DAM Restaurant or a $40 dining credit at Dan Marinos Fine Food & Spirits. The cost is $139 for stays Sundays through Thursdays, and $199 for stays through Fridays and Saturdays, not including gratuity. To make a reservation, call (866) LVHOOTS or visit www.hooterscasinohotel.com. Bookings also can be made via the Casino Connection, a reservation hotline currently available at Hooters Restaurant locations in southern California, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas and Chicago.

LAS VEGAS GRAND CANYON TOURS expanded its offerings to include an (almost) free bus tour to the Primm Valley/State Line area. The eight-hour excursion departs at 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays from Las Vegas and includes a buffet lunch at Buffalo Bills Hotel Casino. The cost for the trip is $2.50 per person, which the company indicated is a fuel surcharge. To book, visit www.lasvegasgrandcanyontour.com/bus/free-primm-tour.htm.

VISITORS to the Shops in Desert Passage at the Aladdin Hotel and Casino can vie to win tickets to Fab Four Mania! by trying to get the Buckingham guard in front of the V Theater to crack a smile or register another reaction, such as flinching, smirking or coughing. Baffle the Buckingham Guard can be played from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays -- and believe it or not, there are rules. Each contestant is given 10 seconds to perform whatever antics, jokes or actions he believes will get the guard to let down his guard. Once a person is awarded a show ticket, he cannot compete again. A V Theater representative will be on hand to judge winners and award them with a ticket voucher. For the safety of the guard, any physical contact is prohibited and will result in immediate disqualification.

THE SHOPS in Desert Passage, meanwhile, will add a Greek restaurant to the menu of eateries this fall. Taverna Opa, slated to open in October, will offer traditional Greek favorites such as spanokopita, stuffed grape leaves, souvlaki, moussaka and baklava. It is the first restaurant of its kind in Las Vegas; other franchises are located in Florida and Chicago. For more information, visit www.tavernaoparestaurant.com.

SPECIAL NOTE: Beginning in July, the Las Vegas e-letter will be published every other Tuesday, beginning with the July 11 edition.

Las Vegas Editor:

Amy Baratta

Phone: (908) 879-8492

[email protected]

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