Out on the Las Vegas Strip the free entertainment continues. From the fountains outside the Bellagio which dance to the music every 15 minutes to the live shows with ‘The Sirens of TI’ outside Treasure Island. Then there’s the lion and tiger habitat at the MGM Grand and in almost every hotel lobby there’s likely to be free, live music. Pick up fliers and you’ll also find out about free acrobatic performances, magic shows and karaoke. Keep an eye out and you can enjoy Vegas even if you’re on a tight budget.
Big shows are everywhere in Vegas – but the bad news is that they tend to come with big price tags. Tickets for the headline acts rarely even start at less than a hundred dollars and can reach many times this amount. Funnily enough several of the regular shows in the city are actually imported from London anyway – including the Mama Mia, The Phantom of the Opera and the Queen musical We Will Rock You. But some of the Cirque du Soleil events aren’t on show anywhere else – and the famous magic acts can seem essential if you want to feel you’ve really done Vegas.