When you think that Las Vegas is really a small town in the middle of the desert, it's funny to consider the size of its airport. But of course the huge airport is needed to accommodate all the tourists. First of all...yes, there is a casino in the airport! There are a plenty of slot machines in the boarding lounges, if you still have any money left! The place is so clean, spacious and organised. There are several restaurants and cafes, including 5 or 6 Starbucks stores. And there are plenty of rental cars available. The staff are all very helpful, and the queues move quickly.
This tip is more for boys than for girls. Know that show Pawn Stars? A pawn shop family, buying and selling old products? That's right! This store became famous because of the program, so much so, that nowadays you have to queue to enter! When they are filming the queue increases, as it is all done right there in the store. The store on TV looks much larger than it is in real life, but inside you'll find lots of interesting historical objects. There's jewelry, too, and if you have something old to sell, why not take it there and maybe you can appear on TV?
Simply the most amazing show I've ever seen in my life! I saw it in Las Vegas at the Bellagio hotel. It is the most expensive of all Cirque du Soleil shows, with the cheapest tickets about $120. There are no discounts available, but it's worth every penny! Be aware that in the theatre, the views from the cheaper seats aren't great. It's better to sit higher up so you can see the entire stage (and avoid getting wet!). The show is all related with water, with a HUGE pool in the middle of the stage. Sometimes it flows quickly, sometimes slowly...it's an awesome show. Don't miss it!
* you cannot photograph or film the show.
Another Cirque du Soleil show in Vegas is Zumanity. First of all, it's not a show for children as the theme is sex. And believe me, there is a lot of it! The dancers are naked and some of the movements could make some people uncomfortable. But it is Cirque du Soleil so it's still very tasteful with lovely scenery and very cool clothes designed by fashion designer Thierry Mugler. Seats are good anywhere in the theater but if you don't want to be involved with any jokes, choose the second section. Price is up to $50. No photographs or filming the show.
It's a mistake to think that Las Vegas is nothing but hotels and Freemont Street. The city has so much more to offer, with plenty of museums that most tourists don't bother to visit. On the tour bus, it's possible to reach the most distant points of the city. We can ride it to the Las Vegas Sign that sits at one end of Las Vegas Boulevard and also to the Museum of the Mafia, right at the other end. For those who want to go shopping, it stops at the North Outlet, which is expensive by taxi. There are two lines, and each one takes about 1h to give a full tour. 1 day tour costs $ 35 and 2 days, USD 40.
At different times during the evening, the Treasure Island hotel offers a free pirate and mermaid show. The show includes music, dance and singing and is performed on the deck of the ship near the hotel every day of the year.. The show times are: 17:00 (winter) 19:00 20:30 22:00 23:30 (spring and summer)