Ask the Mayor

 Ask the Mayor

Q: Summertime means family fun, summer vacations and lots of outdoor activities.  How do you and your family like to enjoy summertime in Las Vegas?

A: We really do like to spend time together as a family especially if I can get some or all of them together- a rare happening!  Most times in Las Vegas we’ll just hang around the house barbecuing, swimming, playing games, and for sure I’ll be serving food from start to end.  Our home is where our children grew up (same one for 38 years), so they love bringing their children here whenever they can.  With some great planning, we’re off to the beach and then the families come one-by-one to squeeze into our little condo in Coronado.


Q: Have you visited the High Roller Ferris wheel yet at the Linq?  What are your thoughts on it, and how do you think both visitors and locals will respond to this new Las Vegas form of entertainment?

A: The Linq and the High Roller are fantastic new additions to the world’s top tourist destination, and our skyline is forever changed and improved by that magnificent and the biggest observation wheel in the world!  It is unique and top-of-the-line, and yes I have visited, but not yet ridden it.  In fact, CBS did a special on the opening and lucky me, I was asked as Mayor to make brief comments nationally about what a great place it is. It has added great excitement to the Strip where a visitor can stroll, shop, eat and enjoy a unique ride. The food there is decadent, from Sprinkles Cupcakes to the Ghirardelli ice cream and chocolate shop. Brooklyn Bowl is also something special as it is a new intimate venue for live music combined with gourmet comfort food and a bowling alley. Where else but Las Vegas would one find such a great combination of fun and excitement- it’s what we do!

Q: Fourth of July is a great holiday to spend in Las Vegas! What are some fun ways that you like to celebrate with your family and friends?

A: Las Vegas is certainly a great place to celebrate the Fourth of July. Visitors come in from around the country (and the world) to converge in our city for our huge patriotic celebration. Naturally there are fireworks exploding in the sky from our hotel rooftops, but during the days leading up to the nighttime celebration, there are outdoor activities galore for tourists and residents to enjoy.  Personally, Oscar and I usually walk in the Summerlin Patriotic Parade when we can. There is hiking, horseback riding, golfing, fishing and boating at Lake Mead, tennis, biking, and so much for everyone to do as they celebrate the Fourth of July in our city.