Las Vegas Social Media: Who’s the best?

The Las Vegas area has a strange lack of really great social media accounts, especially compared to other major tourist cities like San Diego, LA, Miami, and New York. But luckily there are a few locals who do a great job of keeping the rest of us informed on what’s going on in and around Sin City.

We’re compiling a curated list of the top Vegas-focused social media accounts here. It will include the best Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, Tumblr, and Pinterest accounts currently active. It’ll also include a list of recommended hashtags to keep an eye on.

Some of the accounts that will definitely make the list are the City of Las Vegas’ official account, Las Vegas Locally, and Vital Vegas on Twitter. All 3 provide a ton of good info for both locals and tourists, and do it in a fun way!

If you’d like to recommend a good Vegas-focused social media account please send us an email!

 

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7 Things We Love

We have a lot of cool stuff planned for this site. Las Vegas is a very exciting place to be right now — even more so than usual — so there’s no shortage of good topics to blog about.

To kick things off, we thought we list a few of our favorite Vegas-related topics. It’ll give you an idea of the ‘flavor’ of the content you’ll find here…

1. #VegasTech — In the past few years some of the world’s most brilliant entrepreneurial minds have converged in the Las Vegas valley… mostly in the Downtown area… and are creating some very cool tech startups. We plan to try to highlight some of the more interesting, lesser-known companies.

2. Local Businesses — It’s seems like, lately, an interesting new small biz opens up somewhere in the Vegas valley nearly every week. We love local businesses and will do our best to help them out.

3. Local Events — It’s nearly impossible to be bored in Vegas. There are fun and unique events happening here all the time. We’ll do our best to let you know about a few of the most interesting ones.

4. Vegas Art — LV is home to a thriving art community with a surprising number of talented artists creating some amazing art. We even have an entire “district” dedicated to local art. Unfortunately many artists and their works don’t get the attention they deserve. We’ll try to change that.

5. Unique Locals — This town is full of interesting and unique individuals. From blackjack dealers to bookstore owners to the people who own a lion habitat in the middle of the desert… we’ll try to interview as many as we can.

6. Vegas Education — Clark County, NV isn’t exactly known for having great schools. But some smart people are taking some very innovative steps to change that. We’ll do our best to help out.

7. Casinos — This is Vegas after all, and casinos/gambling are what made this crazy city in the middle of the Mojave possible. We’ll be posting reviews, videos, photos, and more stuff related to our favorite casinos, shows, restaurants, and attractions — both on and off the world famous Strip.

Obviously we’ll be posting things totally unrelated to the above topics occasionally but, for the most part, we plan to focus on that stuff for now.

Let us know if there’s something we forgot… thanks!

 

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Welcome Back!

Hi!

Welcome to the new Demo Vegas site. We went offline for a little while but we’ve decided to relaunch into something bigger, better, and a hell of a lot cooler. 🙂

The goal of this site is to highlight the “smartest” stuff going on in Las Vegas: the innovative entrepreneurs, new businesses, interesting startups, amazing products, talented artists, fun events, and cool ideas that are bubbling up all over the valley.

Vegas has always been known for innovation and creativity — at least in terms of casino marketing / tourism — but in recent years things have really ramped up. The birth of the #VegasTech scene, the re-birth of downtown as “DTLV,” and the re-energized LV Strip scene are just a few of the exciting changes happening here.

If you’re interested in cool local businesses and/or cutting-edge technology you’ll especially like what you find here. We plan to profile everyone from the new mom-and-pop vintage clothing shop down the street to the crazy Vegas startup that just landed $2 million in VC funding.

It should be a fun and occasionally wild ride… wish us luck!

– The DLV Team

 

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