Here are my top 5 from my time in Vegas. These are based on what I enjoyed the most and what I can remember!
I may be a bit biased as Britney is a bit of a childhood hero, but Britney’s show was so good that we went to see it twice in one week! There’s no denying that the singing is not “100% live”- the songs are pre recorded and played as a backing track (along with the singing) but Brit knows how to put on a show! There’s a good mix of newer songs and classics and the staging is amazing. I can see why this show has been voted the best in Vegas.
Penn & Teller
This was a show I had wanted to see for a long time but when I looked into it, the dates I was in Vegas didn’t have any shows. Luckily some shows were announced and we managed to pick up some tickets from Tix 4 Tonight. This show was at the Rio and really intimate, while still having the larger scale tricks that they are known for. Obviously in true Penn & Teller style there were a few “hints” at some magician’s secrets too. Stick around after the show to catch up with both of them and if you’re lucky you’ll hear Teller speak!
Here is where you want to go to see a good mix of “old style” downtown and modern day Vegas. The atmosphere here is fantastic and is something that needs to be experienced to understand. This is also the area to go for “serious gamblers” as well as somebody who is after a dabble on the penny slots (definitely more of my style of gambling!!). You’ve got bars and restaurants, tacky souvenir shops and convenience stores (that are cheaper than on the strip if you’re after beers or mixers to take back to your room). Check out the amazing street performers and if you’re brave enough give Slotzilla a go!
A Las Vegas staple! They’re regular, so check the timetable to see when they’ll be on and try to get yourself a good view. I would recommend trying to see them during the day and night to get the best of both shows. You wouldn’t think fountains dancing to a song could do this but they really do give you goosebumps! An added bonus of the fountains is that they are free, so perfect if you’re looking for something cheap to do or your budget is getting tight towards the end of your stay.
This was a surprise for me as I definitely wouldn’t call myself a Celine fan! My sister wanted to see her as a “Vegas legend”, so we got ourselves tickets. We did sit in the “nosebleed” seats but we still had a really good view. one thing I can say for Celine, is that she is an extremely talented Lady, her vocals were absolutely flawless and she looked beautiful throughout the entire show. What surprised me is how well she connected with the audience, it felt very intimate despite the size of the venue and she spent a lot of time talking to the audience, talking about her family, her childhood, her husband and the meaning behind the songs she was singing.
There were honestly so many more things I could have chosen and choosing a top 5 was really difficult. I packed a lot into a week, but these were some of the stand out highlights!
If you think I missed anything, let me know in the comments!