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Vegas Right Now! Podcast

Vegas Right Now! Podcast
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About Vegas Right Now!

Vegas Right Now! is a podcast created by a Las Vegas local to tell you all about things to do in “the real Las Vegas” tourists rarely get to know. Iconic casinos, secret hotels, world-class entertainment, restaurants, shopping, stunning natural attractions, and epic hidden gems. Because in Vegas, the luxury is unmatched, and there’s so much to explore!

The show is hosted by Shaunda Necole, a food & lifestyle blogger, travel influencer, and author of 100 Things To Do In Las Vegas Before You Die. She’s the perfect balance of everything in Vegas – food, fun, and the best travel life hacks that make you feel like you won the jackpot!

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Vegas Right Now EPISODE 1: What Is The Las Vegas Strip?

Vegas Right Now Podcast - What Is The Las Vegas Strip?

In Episode 1:

“What is the Las Vegas Strip?” 

In short, The Strip is THE place to be!

Picture a dazzling desert night illuminated by a kaleidoscope of neon lights, where the line between reality and fantasy blurs into a realm of boundless possibilities. 

A place where dreams are woven into the fabric of a city that never sleeps. A place where every corner reveals an exciting adventure, and the air crackles with electrifying energy. 

 This, my friends, is the legendary Las Vegas Strip.

So, buckle up because the Las Vegas Strip is more than just a destination. It’s a whirlwind of emotions, a fusion of cultures, and a symphony of lights that will ignite your imagination. If you plan a trip to this iconic destination, here’s what to know about things to do on the Las Vegas Strip…

What you’ll learn in this episode?

No doubt you’ve heard of the Las Vegas Strip. But what’s it really all about? In short, The Strip is THE place to be. So, if you’re planning a trip to my city’s world-famous and most iconic destination, here’s what you need to know before you go.

  • What is the Strip in Las Vegas?
  • Top facts and stats about the Las Vegas Strip
  • Las Vegas Strip location
  • What are some highlights of the Las Vegas Strip?
  • Pro tips for walking The Strip
  • Things to do on the Las Vegas Strip

Transcript Ep. 1:

Vegas Right Now! – Episode 1 Transcript

Vegas Right Now EPISODE 2: Why You Should Visit The Las Vegas Sphere

Why You Should Visit The Las Vegas Sphere

In Episode 2:

What is the Las Vegas Sphere?

Designed by a world-renowned architectural firm, Sphere Las Vegas is a 366-foot-tall and 516-foot-wide spherical marvel strategically positioned just a half-mile east of the Las Vegas Strip. With its impressive size and largest LED screen in the world, this giant orb has captured the attention of many and pushed the boundaries of architecture, design, and technology. Sphere is new on the scene, but it’s quickly become a world-famous attraction you don’t want to miss on your next visit to Las Vegas!

What you’ll learn in this episode?

In the heart of the dazzling Vegas entertainment oasis, an unprecedented marvel arises – Sphere Las Vegas, promising to redefine not just Las Vegas entertainment but the essence of how we experience it.

  • What is the Las Vegas Sphere?
  • Is the Sphere open?
  • What’s inside Sphere La Vegas?
  • What is the Exosphere Las Vegas?
  • Who created the Las Vegas Sphere?
  • Who owns the Las Vegas Sphere?
  • How tall is the Las Vegas Sphere?
  • What will the Sphere Las Vegas be used for?
  • Where in Las Vegas is the Sphere located?
  • How many seats are in the theater?
  • What other Las Vegas Sphere events can we expect?

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Transcript Ep. 2:

Vegas Right Now! – Episode 2 Transcript



Vegas Right Now FAQs

Vegas Right Now, the podcast is hosted by Shaunda Necole, a Las Vegas insider and go-to, a food & lifestyle blogger, and a travel influencer. She’s the author of 100 Things To Do In Las Vegas Before You Die (in stores Spring 2025) and the perfect balance of everything in Vegas – food, fun, and the best travel life hacks that make you feel like you won the jackpot! 

Vegas Right Now was created by a Las Vegas local, Shaunda Necole, to tell you all about things to do in “the real Las Vegas” tourists rarely get to know. Iconic casinos, secret hotels, world-class entertainment, restaurants, shopping, stunning natural attractions, and epic hidden gems. 

It’s always a good time to visit Las Vegas!

As a Las Vegas local, Shaunda describes firsthand how her city is undeniably one of the most sought-after tourist destinations on the planet.

Why, you ask? Well, it’s no secret that Las Vegas boasts some of the most glamorous casinos, hosts the world’s finest entertainers, and boasts top-notch dining establishments that draw millions of visitors from around the globe each year. And the dreamy subtropical temps make it always a good time to go!

Things to do in Vegas right now

  • Walk from the North end to the South end of The Strip
  • Visit the famous Fountains Show at the Bellagio
  • Take a ride on the High Roller Observation Wheel
  • Walk through the Venetian to see the Sphere
  • Ride the rollercoaster at New York-New York
  • Visit the Adventuredome, an indoor theme park at Circus Circus
  • Take a Big Bus Tour during the daytime
  • Take a day trip to Seven Magic Mountains
  • Shop and take pictures in The LINQ Promenade
  • Take the elevator to the Observation Deck on top of The STRAT
  • Walk through Treasure Island to go shop the Fashion Show Mall
  • Visit Caesars Palace, a replica of the famous Italian city in Rome

Is January a good time to go to Las Vegas?

Yes, it’s also the cheapest time to travel to Sin City. Holiday and New Year’s festivities have passed, and January is just before March Madness sports betting in Las Vegas.

Front Desk Tip states, “When you go to the front desk to check into a hotel, they will ask for a credit card, driver’s license or passport. Slip a $20 bill between your ID and credit card and ask the clerk if any complimentary upgrades are available. There must be more to it than that, you’re thinking. But nope – it’s that easy.”

5 days or nights in Las Vegas is the ideal vacation time. You’ll have enough days to visit a few Vegas highlights and lesser-known hidden gems and also have at least one day to venture off to a beautiful natural attraction outside the city.

5 days is also the perfect balance of time to explore Las Vegas without feeling rushed, while also planning what you’ll do the next time you return!

Vegas on a $500 budget is still a very good time! You’ll have enough money for a 2-3 day stay, and the key is not to try to do everything at once, skip the casinos, indulge in as many free attractions as possible, and indulge in hearty buffet meals during your stay.

For a trip to Las Vegas where you can comfortably enjoy the city’s world-famous restaurants, casinos, entertainment venues, and shows, a suggested budget would be at least $250 a day.

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