It’s the perfect day trip away from Vegas: In just a few hours, you could be sitting in the shade outside the farm’s retail shop, enjoying thick, creamy date shakes just yards from the date palms themselves. The shop sells all things dates, from baked goods and preserves to date rolls and the fresh, raw dates themselves. Choose the firm, less-sweet Algerian Deglet Noor dates or the soft, deeply sweet honey dates. Best part is, you can buy fresh, freeze them and thaw dates right in the bag without harming them. $4 for one pound on-site, $9 online, 8 China Ranch Road, Tecopah, Calif., 760-852-4415, ChinaRanch.com.
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.