Nikki On Vegas is a lifestyle blog with a focus on Las Vegas living, travel, and vacationing with a sprinkling of life, loves and interests along the way. Nikki is a Las Vegas-based Travel Advisor, Tastemaker, and Mother who shares her knowledge of the city of Las Vegas and life experience to help travelers have their best vacations and live their best lives where ever they are.
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Moming In Vegas: Container Park
Kid Friendly Life In Vegas
We had our FIRST EVER play date! One of the dopest things about Las Vegas is that there are SO many family-friendly activities. I didn't even know about most of them until I became a mom. Our first date was at the Container Park, a place I thought was only for 21+. Turns out, 21+ is only at night from 9PM to close!
First things first, PARKING. It's downtown so you can get "free" parking at places like Main Street Station if you plan on spending some money at their casino and validate your parking. For me, I don't have a problem dropping some change in the machine right next to where I'm going. DON'T FORGET to leave the ticket in your window, and how long you paid for! They are QUICK AF to give tickets down here. Prices range from $1-$3 in the lots.
Ky and I - Babywearing with our CuddleBug wrap
I am just in love with this place. They have super comfy seating where there is a turf area for kids to play, or a picnic or whatever else you can imagine doing here. They have giant blocks and hula hoops. It's crazy fun. There were LOTS of other kids and families here too.
They also have a tree house climbing play area of my DREAMS! I want this exact thing in my backyard. It's amazing and HUGE. I can NOT wait until my baby is big enough to play in places like this! I think I'll have more fun here than he will!
It's summertime so it's hot AF, and there's not much shade here unless you are inside a shop or restaurant. So, what they do here to keep us cool is have misters and fans all over the place to help cool down. It definitely made a huge difference. My current favorite place here is Simply Pure from Vegan Chef Stacey Dougan. I had a Pure Angel pressed juice and I'm OBSESSED! I'm coming back every chance I get JUST for this.
Have you visited the Downtown Container Park? How did you like it? Let me know down in the comments!
On The Road Again...
Today we just had to take a minute and get the hell outta Dodge(Vegas) and see some nature! We decided to head over to our neighbor state, Arizona, and take a gander at the Colorado River from far...far away.
I used to HATE road trips when I was younger. I think it started with a bus ride from New Mexico, up to Washington state and I was officially over road travel. But, now that I spend so much time at home with my little, it's SO nice to get out of the house and go ANYWHERE, even if that means us in the back seat for a while.
Vegas through to Boulder City to Willow Beach was not a long drive at all and scenic AF. If you are heading this way (for lottery tickets for example) you gotta stop at Chilly Jilly's in Boulder City. They have THE BEST chicken!! The steak fries are bomb, the dole whip was bomb...they just rock as a whole and I fully recommend checking them out on the way there or back to town. Look for the super dope vintage Red Truck and a cute…
Labor Day is officially Monday, September 3rd, 2018 but in true Vegas style, we celebrate starting on Thursday. Here's a list of all the events that I know of going on Labor Day Weekend. These are mostly nightclub events. We still have our weekly shows like Absinth, all the Cirques, Carrot Top etc. These are just the super special goodies. Since this post is coming with my re-launch, I am offering Travel Planning services for Labor Day weekend to EVERYONE who's read this post! Send Me an email if you are ready to get started.
Once upon a time, what seems like a long time ago I decided I wanted to be a beauty queen. It was definitely an experience I will never forget and I finally have the chance to tell you all about it!
I've always known that I wanted to help people in some way, and one day it dawned on me if I had a crown that would definitely give me a much louder voice to speak on issues I thought were important. So, I went searching for what I thought was the best pageant for me and I landed on Miss Nevada USA 2016. The only thing I knew about pageants at this point was from the Miss Congeniality movie and what I heard about from my cousin's social media pages. So from that, I thought it was going to be a breeze...PSYCH! It was probably the most grueling process of self-discovery I've ever put myself through.
My first step was figuring out how much all of this was going to cost. For me, it was a ridiculous amount that I just wasn't going to be able to make at my day job in time for th…
Welcome to the new Nikki On Vegas Blog. I've had some huge changes in my life in the past year and a half that I needed to reflect into my online presence. The New New
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About a year and a half ago, I was blogging regularly, all over social media and completely content to keep blogging specifically about Vegas and helping people have their best vacations ever. Then I got pregnant! I had a super difficult pregnancy and couldn't keep up with the lifestyle I had before at all.
Since having my beautiful, amazing, miracle baby I realized that I have SO MUCH MORE that I want to talk about, share, and learn. It took me WAY too long to figure out how to do that and still provide the Vegas info, reviews, tips and tricks that I love so much. But! I'm back, the Vegas is still here, I've just expanded to much much more.
All of my social media will remain @NikkiOnVegas, so keep following. Those won't change as long as I…
It's almost time to celebrate our Independence! Whether you were born and raised with Red, White and Blue in your blood or you are here visiting from the land we gained independence from, this is a day we cherish here in America. And you are more than welcome to come and celebrate with us in the city of Las Vegas. The 4th of July is a really fun patriotic day here in Vegas, and we love to let freedom ring with a full fireworks spectacular! We will be setting off at Caesars Palace and Mandalay Bay on the Strip, the Plaza downtown, the Las Vegas Motor Speedway event will end in fireworks and a few station casinos will be getting in on the act. Our locals love our liberty too, so no matter where you are in the city you are SURE to catch a show!
If you are heading to Las Vegas to celebrate the 4th Of July, check out the hotel rooms available from my team. We can get rates up to 30% lower than nationally advertised rates all year round, even our national holidays. And when you book wi…
No matter where you are in the world, we should all be tuning into Room Service Radio every Thursday live from 8 - 10 PM on Hot7025fm.com. Hosted by the beautiful Chardai Love and K Flyy. Every week they are live and uncut from Las Vegas, spinning the hits, keeping me up to date on what's going on in the city this week and the best entertainment and culture news.
Coming April 18th, Room Service Radio is launching their official website roomserviceradio.com! Get together with the hosts of Room Service Radio and some of our favorite DJs DJ King Smash, DJ Mizzy Matt and DJ ToneArmz! We will also get live performances by Mac Nealy and Chels Fuego, and be a part of several giveaways they are holding all through the event!
This special evening has NO parking fee, NO cover, drink specials and hookah available so make sure you get to Casa Grill and Bar at 9PM Thursday, April 18th! This is going to be a night you can not miss! The launch of the official website of Room Service radio is t…
Las Vegas is NOT short on luxury suites and places to pamper yourself. Today, we are talking SUPER LUX! Here’s my list of top 4 suites on the Las Vegas Strip! 4.) Planet Hollywood Panorama Suite Planet Hollywood has amazing suites PERIOD. If you reserve a penthouse, it’s like having your own luxury apartment. This is a step below their Pent House suites, but is my absolute favorite! 180-degree view of the strip with EXACTLY what I look for when thinking about Planet Hollywood: Movie style décor!!! You could get James Bond style, Marilyn Monroe style, Batman or the Wizard of Oz to name a FEW! This is a one King Suite, so no more than 4 people in the suite, but for extreme comfort keep it to 2. This suite can cost you anywhere from $230 a night to $1350. That is a crazy price for an amazing quality suite.
I love meditation. My life has totally turned around since I started taking time to be still and turn inward instead of always focusing so hard outward. There's no pressure to meditation, you can meditate for as long or as quickly as you'd like. You have no one to be accountable to, no one to impress, nothing to do but focus on yourself and take a moment for self-care.
I started meditating probably about 9 years ago (don't do that math), but I didn't start doing it regularly until the last 3 years. It gives me the time to STOP reflecting on the day, stop thinking back on things I could have done differently, stop planning for the future and just be present.
I practice some different energy healing modalities such as Reiki & the Seraphim Blueprint and use crystals and anything else that vibes with me to get in the zone. When I first started, I loved using guided meditations to "clear my chakras" or just talk me through relaxation and give my mind somethin…
Welcome back to another edition of Locals I Love! This week, I'm shouting out a special lady who helps make me feel beautiful whether I am actually sitting in her chair or watching her YouTube videos from home. I'm talking about the lovely Asia Th3 MUA.
Asia is a local M·A·C Cosmetics certified MUA, educator, creator, and influencer that I have been blessed to get Graced By a few times!
The reason Asia stands out to me so much as a local MUA I love is that she doesn't just have a single look that she gives to every client. She is an actual ARTIST. She seems to take her clients features and make her own work of art.
Not only is she gracing faces all over the Las Vegas Valley, but her Youtube videos also give future MUA's and current freelancers tips and lessons on becoming successful in their own businesses!
I am not the best at doing my own makeup, but her Youtube page has been helping me elevate my own makeup game! Watch this video to see what I mean: