Las Vegas is chock full of things for you to do when you visit and we are not just talking about gambling and partying. Of course, these two disciplines have been favorite pastimes of visitors to Vegas for many years, but there is far more to discover here than just this. Indeed one of the best things which you can do, and should do, on a trip to Vegas, is go to see as many live shows as you can possibly fit into your schedule. There are shows every night all over the city, and here are the best offerings of 2018.
Penn & Teller
This magic duo made their name in Vegas and they are currently on a 2 year residency, bringing comedy and magic to the fore in this impressive show. Penn and Teller are not household names by accident and you will love this brilliant show which these two industry veterans will put on.
Carrot Top has called Vegas his home now for many years and he performs almost every single night in the Luxor Hotel. Carrot Top’s show is a blend of stand-up and prop comedy, strictly for adults, and it will leave you laughing all night long.
Cirque du Soleil
Cirque du Soleil have taken the world by storm with their unique choreography and circus acts, set to a particular theme. This year they have a number of shows running across the city from the Beatles inspired LOVE, a Michael Jackson theme show, as well as stand out favorites such as the jungle-themed Ka, and the spellbinding ‘O’. You can find these shows in the Bellagio, Treasure Island and the MGM Grand. Whichever show you decide to go and see, you can guarantee a night which will leave you breathless and speechless, in awe of the incredible performances which you have seen.
Absinthe has been one of the most famous shows in Vegas for over a year now and you should try and catch it before it heads off on its world tour in 2019. The show is a vaudeville concept, marrying together all of the best aspects of a variety show. This raunchy and hilarious show is strictly for grown ups, and you can catch in Caesar’s Palace on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.
Piff the Magic Dragon
Another comedy show which is receiving rave reviews in from the critics is Piff the Magic Dragon who, along with his assistant, the chihuahua Mr. Piff, will leave you rolling on the floor in laughter. Mixed in with his unique brand of comedy is some brilliant magic, complete with audience participation. This is a show that the whole family can enjoy, and you’ll find it at Bugsy’s Cabaret in the Flamingo.
If you can, try and pack in more than one show during your trip to Vegas, in order to do so, be sure to plan well ahead of time.