Vegas Gets in the Swim of Things

The Sports Illustrated swimsuit models are returning to Las Vegas, this time to make a bigger splash than in years past.

Shortly after the cover-girl ceremony is held in New York City’s Hotel Gansevoort on Tuesday, February 9, the models will fly to Las Vegas, where they will participate in numerous activities over two days.

Their first scheduled stop will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Margaritaville at the Flamingo. From there they go to The Mirage for a poker tournament, followed by an appearance at the Garden of the Gods at Caesars Palace (right).

Thursday's schedule includes appearances in The Mirage lobby from noon to 2 p.m., Le Cabaret at Paris Las Vegas from 1-3 p.m. and Lagasse's Stadium at The Palazzo from 3-5 p.m.

They'll make nightclub appearances at Jet at The Mirage on Wednesday (9 p.m.), Vanity at the Hard Rock towers on Thursday (9 p.m.) and Tao at the Venetian at 1 a.m. Friday. All three are invite-only events.

Travel Agent will be on site for the New York and Vegas events next week, with photos, blogs and more.