Summer Survival Guide 2011

Our annual Summer Survival guide: Entertainment options for the next 15 weekends, 21 fun ways to beat the heat, ice creams to savor, beers to quaff, products to preserve a healthy glow and more tips to enjoy the season.

15 Weekends of Summer

Get your calendars out, because we’ve got a giant to-do list for every weekend through Labor Day!

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Altitude Adjustment

It’s getting hot out here. So take off (almost) all your clothes and discover some of Vegas’ very well-situated elevated terraces, patios and pool decks—breezy places with some altitude. C’mon, all the cool kids are doing it! Read more »

30 Days to a Poolside Body

Two experts have advice for those of us who aren’t quite ready to show off our assets

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A Few of Our Favorite New Toys of Summer

1. PortoPong.Take the thrill of beer pong to the pool. $50,

2. Oregon Scientific ATC 9k 1080p High Definition Waterproof Action Camera.This helmet cam can capture HD video and photographs and comes with an assortment of mounting devices. $300, Read more »

Someone’s Gotta Do It

The hard-knock life of a Vegas Strip lifeguard

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21 Ways to Beat the Heat

Slather on the sunscreen and break out the parasols, because—despite our schizo spring—the heat will be here … any second now. If those measures don’t save you, here are more tips for beating it. Or at least for putting up a helluva fight. Read more »

The Scoop on Vegas’ Best Ice Cream

Our food critic picks his six favorite flavors

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A Tasty Seven-Pack

Our resident beer buff picks his favorites homegrown seasonal brews

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Let Her Rip

This Kitty has a secret Brazilian for that perfect bikini-bottom look

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That Golden Glow

Beauty for those hot summer days and nights

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Dip Trip

Summer 2011’s swimsuits and accessories take an ethereal twist

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Get Your Flick On

With pirates, cowboys, aliens, bad teachers and idiot brothers, this summer’s slate of movies is looking just … smurfy

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Suggested Next Read

Destination Lost

Great Drives

Destination Lost

The land to the northwest is flat and huge, a desert in full, a place to flush Las Vegas from the mind. The billboards disappear, the sirens, the stoplights. Half an hour past Beatty on U.S. 95, you reach the Lida Junction. It is marked only by a small sign and a lone white building. Turn left onto Route 266 and the traffic disappears altogether. Now grip the wheel a bit tighter, because this road points straight to the heart of nowhere. The radio starts to kick out static. The Range Rover’s speedometer inches past 80.