220 episodes

Jeff Does Vegas takes listeners on a thrilling journey to the world-famous Las Vegas Strip…and beyond! Offering a unique blend of insider tips & tricks, captivating stories, and in-depth interviews with local experts, entertainers, and Vegas insiders, Jeff Does Vegas also dives into the fascinating history & evolution of the city including the stories behind the iconic landmarks, legendary performers, and notorious characters who’ve helped to shape the city’s unique culture. Whether you’re a ”seasoned Vegas veteran” or preparing for your first visit, this is the podcast for all your Las Vegas needs!

The Jeff Does Vegas Podcast Jeff Walker

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

Jeff Does Vegas takes listeners on a thrilling journey to the world-famous Las Vegas Strip…and beyond! Offering a unique blend of insider tips & tricks, captivating stories, and in-depth interviews with local experts, entertainers, and Vegas insiders, Jeff Does Vegas also dives into the fascinating history & evolution of the city including the stories behind the iconic landmarks, legendary performers, and notorious characters who’ve helped to shape the city’s unique culture. Whether you’re a ”seasoned Vegas veteran” or preparing for your first visit, this is the podcast for all your Las Vegas needs!

    The Hangover Hits 15!

    The Hangover Hits 15!

    Many consider it to be the ultimate Las Vegas movie…a film that not only re-defined comedy but helped to put Vegas back on the map as the ultimate playground for adventure and mis-adventure:
    It's “The Hangover” – and 2024 marks a major milestone as the film celebrates its 15th Anniversary!
    It was all the way back on June 5, 2009 when the world was introduced to "The Wolfpack” and we were all brought along for the ride as they tried to retrace their steps and solve several mysteries from the previous nights’ shenanigans.
    Joining me for this episode of the show is David Rosen, the host of “Piecing It Together”, a movie podcast with a twist. 
    David and I went in-depth on “The Hangover” as we discussed our first viewing; how it helped to launch the careers of several of the film's stars, the impact it’s had on Vegas tourism, and much more!
    Be sure to check out my chat with David Rosen on Piecing It Together as we talked about films related to & inspired by The Hangover, and take a listen to David's conversation with Dayvid Rosen on CityCast Las Vegas and their discussion about the relevance of The Hangover in today's Las Vegas. 
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    Jeff Does Vegas is an official Vegas.com affiliate! 
    Help support the podcast & get exclusive deals by booking your hotel stays, shows, attractions, tours, clubs and even complete vacation packages (including air & hotel) with our special link!

    • 45 min
    The Hangover - Watch-Along Podcast

    The Hangover - Watch-Along Podcast

    The Hangover - which could be described as the ULTIMATE Vegas movie - is marking it's 15th Anniversary this year.
    As part of my own personal celebrations for this milestone, I decided to gather some of my Vegas podcaster friends/past guests for a Hangover watch-along episode!
    Joining me is David Rosen, the host of Piecing It Together, a movie podcast with a twist and Dayvid Figler, the host of CityCast Las Vegas, a daily podcast that keeps you updated on the goings-on in Las Vegas.
    So here's how this works:
    For copyright reasons, I can't play the audio of the movie on the podcast BUT what I can do is invite you to cue up your own copy of The Hangover (whether it's on DVD/Blu-Ray or on your favorite streaming service) and when I give the signal, you press "play" and watch along with us.
    Or, you can sit & listen to us laugh & talk our way through the entire film...it's totally up to you!
    This is something completely different from anything I've ever tried on the podcast before, so hopefully you enjoy it!
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    Jeff Does Vegas is an official Vegas.com affiliate! 
    Help support the podcast & get exclusive deals by booking your hotel stays, shows, attractions, tours, clubs and even complete vacation packages (including air & hotel) with our special link!

    • 1 hr 53 min
    Wandering Minds: The Psychology of Travel

    Wandering Minds: The Psychology of Travel

    Something you may have noticed when traveling, specificially when you travel to Las Vegas, is that people behave in very different ways on vacation than they do when they’re at home.  That might mean drinking more and eating less healthy, taking risks they might not other wise take, or straight-up dropping all their inhibitions and becoming a totally different person…buy why?
    Joining me to answer that question – and many more – is Dr. Michael Brein, aka “the Travel Psychologist”.  Michael is an author, lecturer, adventurer, and publisher of numerous travel books and guides.
    We went in-depth on the reasoning behind peoples changes in behavior & attitude when they travel, the types of personalities people adopt when they’re on vacation, and whether or not it’s healthy for people to “blow off steam” when they’re away from home.
    We also talked about bad tourists and the role social media plays in causing their poor behavior.
    If you want to learn more about Travel Psychology and check out some of Michael's books & articles, be sure to visit his website.
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    Jeff Does Vegas is an official Vegas.com affiliate! 
    Help support the podcast & get exclusive deals by booking your hotel stays, shows, attractions, tours, clubs and even complete vacation packages (including air & hotel) with our special link!

    • 55 min
    From The Vault: Classic Vegas Mistakes

    From The Vault: Classic Vegas Mistakes

    Now that I'm 5+ years into doing this podcast, with over 200 episodes under my belt, I've realized that early on in podcast, I covered a lot of cool topics that people might not be aware of.  Most of those episodes are now buried deep in the archives and the chances of new listeners finding them are almost nil.
    So, to save everyone having to search for them, I thought I'd go ahead and do the digging for you with a feature I'm calling "From The Vault", where I re-share some of the best content from the early days of the show.
    This time around, it's sage advice for the Vegas rookies...
    Las Vegas attracts tens of millions of people from all over the world every year, and a good number of those people are making their first ever trip to the city.  With so much to offer, Vegas is one of those places that can be extremely overwhelming for a first-timer - but don't worry...your friends will help you out with suggestions on hotels, restaurants, shows, and attractions.
    What they likely WON'T tell you is all the things they did WRONG on their Vegas trips...mistakes than can literally make or break your Vegas vacation.
    For this edition of "From The Vault", we're heading back to my conversation with David Demontmollin, a 20-year gaming industry veteran who's worked at both on and off-strip properties in Las Vegas.  David is also the author of the book, "Classic Vegas Mistakes", in which he runs down the biggest errors Vegas visitors make and how to avoid them.
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    Jeff Does Vegas is an official Vegas.com affiliate! 
    Help support the podcast & get exclusive deals by booking your hotel stays, shows, attractions, tours, clubs and even complete vacation packages (including air & hotel) with our special link!
     

    • 38 min
    Neon Waves - An Inside Look At Las Vegas Pool Parties & Day Clubs

    Neon Waves - An Inside Look At Las Vegas Pool Parties & Day Clubs

    We're headed into another Las Vegas pool season!
    As the weather heats up and resorts start opening their pools, I've been seeing a lot of questions online about the pool scene in Vegas, specifically about Day Clubs & Pool Parties.
    People want to know about prices, dress codes, etiquette, and everything in between.  So, in an attempt to help you out, I've enlisted an expert to assist!
    Christalle Dalstead is a Las Vegas Promoter and the creator/owner of Vegas Free Guest Lists.  For the last decade, Christalle has been working with Vegas visitors to make sure they have amazing experiences during their time in Sin City - and she was kind enough to come on the podcast to share her vast knowledge with us.
    We discussed what to wear, how to act, and what to bring.  We also talked about Cabanas & Daybeds (are they worth it?) and Christalle gave us an idea of what you can expect to spend for a day at at a Pool Party/Day Club.
    If you're headed to Las Vegas and want to book an unforgettable day or night out, reach out to Christalle via DM on Facebook or Instagram.  You can also send her a text message at 303-589-9407
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    Jeff Does Vegas is an official Vegas.com affiliate! 
    Help support the podcast & get exclusive deals by booking your hotel stays, shows, attractions, tours, clubs and even complete vacation packages (including air & hotel) with our special link!

    • 30 min
    From The Vault: Kill Resort Fees

    From The Vault: Kill Resort Fees

    I'm 5+ years into this podcast journey now with over 200 episodes available - including bonus & special episodes.  There's a ton of great topics I've covered on the show over the years and a lot of those episodes are now buried deep in the archives.
    So, I thought that to save you searching all over the place for those episodes, I'd go ahead and do the digging for you with a feature I like to call, "From The Vault", where I re-share some of the best episodes from the early days of the podcast.
    This time around, we're going all the way back to my conversation with Lauren Wolfe, the founder of the website, Kill Resort Fees.
    Lauren is a Washington, DC-based lawyer who, like a lot of people who travel to Las Vegas (and elsewhere around the world) got tired being nickel-and-dimed with this so-called "mandatory fee" and decided to do something about it.
    KillResortFees.com is a site devoted not only to eliminating resort fees, but educating travellers on how to avoid them, how to get them refunded, and how to force the government to take action against these and other "junk fees".
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    Jeff Does Vegas is an official Vegas.com affiliate! 
    Help support the podcast & get exclusive deals by booking your hotel stays, shows, attractions, tours, clubs and even complete vacation packages (including air & hotel) with our special link!

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

queenieforbes ,

Sooo good! Jeff’s an awesome host

Informative. Good fun. Covers a huge range of topics and often takes you to hidden Vegas gems. Professionally mixed and edited. Love this guy’s voice! & he truly loves Las Vegas❤️

podcast55fan ,

A Must Listen

Anyone visiting Las Vegas should listen to this great podcast on what to do and not do, in Las Vegas

Hanson777 ,

Awesome trip prep

Jeff does a great job with this podcast and has a ton of great info to help plan and get excited about Vegas trips.

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