The Pinup’s Ultimate Guide to Las Vegas

Tried and tested, this is my ultimate pinup Las Vegas hit-list for your next trip to Sin City! Check out these ten Vegas experiences, in no particular order:

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  • Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend: If you are just deciding to head to Vegas and you’re a hot rod lovin’ rockabilly, make sure you get there in April to be a part of the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend! Full of cars, great music and a bunch of pinup events, this is the Kustom Kulture mecca of the world! www.vivalasvegas.com.au

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  • The ‘Welcome to Las Vegas’ Sign: An obvious pick, no trip to Sin City is complete without a photo taken in front of the ‘Welcome to Las Vegas’ sign! Avoid peak times and head down in an Uber. Be sure to take a few dollar notes with you to tip the photographer who will be there waiting to snap your picture!

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  • Neo Museum: If you’re a mid-century history buff, or just love the idea of old school Las Vegas, the Neon Museum is a must-see. Featuring the restored relics of past-time casinos and hotels, the museum guide takes you on a tour of the ‘neon graveyard’ and gives you the glamourous and infamous stories behind them. Check out my adventure’s at the Neon Museum from April 2018 here!

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  • Rick’s Restorations: Love old things? You can see an awesome collection of classic-American artefacts at Rick’s Restorations! The location of the international-aired television show, you’ll see projects in motion and might even recognise something from one of their past episodes. It is a simple Uber-trip out from the Old Strip, and well worth the look around!

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  • In-N-Out Burger: The burgers. That’s all I need to say, really. But also the cute diner restaurants and ever-friendly service is an experience you have to have at least once.

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  • Atomic Style Lounge: A stunning mid-century style location in Vegas, I experienced this amazing place for a book signing and felt right at home! The interiors will take you back in time,

  • Buffalo Exchange Vintage: A massive collection of vintage clothing and accessories, make sure you head to Buffalo Exchange to score your next vintage find!

  • Fremont Experience: One of the few experiences where it is possible to (almost) step back in time, strolling down Fremont Street is the best way to experience Las Vegas the way they would have in the 1950’s. The enclosed walkway street brings old school neon, original casinos (oh hey Golden Nugget!) and is home to the famous Vegas flying fox. Fremont Street will often showcase special events so check out what’s on while you’re there.

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  • Pin Up Pizza, Las Vegas: A right-of-passage for anyone visiting Vegas in my mind, Pin Up Pizza is a staple destination, smack-bang in the middle of the strip. The cute logo and diner-style is worth a visit, and although it might not be the best pizza you’ve ever tasted, it is great on a night out and about!

  • Frankie’s Tiki Room: Bust out your Hawaiian-print shirt and head to Frankie’s, a 24-hour tiki bar that packs a real tiki-punch! An amazing experience for any pinup enthusiast, make sure you pick up a tiki mug souvenir to take home!

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  • BONUS Helicopter Tour of Las Vegas & Grand Canyon: If you ever get the chance, make sure you take the helicopter tour of Vegas and the Grand Canyon. Seeing both amazing locations from the sky will absolutely take your breath away! I went with two girlfriends in 2014 and we even landed for a lovely afternoon picnic in the Grand Canyon!

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Kelly Forbes