Things to Do in Las Vegas at Night

Things to Do at Night in Las Vegas

There are so many activities, museums, casinos, and restaurants to choose from in Las Vegas, which can be overwhelming.

So whether or not you are a gambler, we have a list of things to do in Las Vegas at night which includes free activities, family-friendly locations, and open-late attractions.  


 

 


TOP 10 THINGS TO DO AT NIGHT

Since there are so many things to do at night, we took the guesswork out of it for you.

Here is our top 10 list of the best things to do after the sun goes down in Las Vegas.


1. Find a Las Vegas Show

One of the most iconic Las Vegas forms of entertainment is seeing a show, especially by a group like Cirque du Soleil or the Blue Man Group.

Cirque du Soleil is the most famous circus troupe in the world and has performances almost every day of the week.

Many of them are set to different music – from the Beatles to different cultural selections – and feature different performers. 

 

 

Blue Man Group gives a unique performance combining sounds and visuals. They aren’t quite a band, and they aren’t quite dancers.

They tend to be charismatic with physical comedy and are also family-friendly.

You can find all genres of Las Vegas shows. If you enjoy tribute bands, you might like Legends in Concert or Motown Extreme.

Magic shows include the famous David Copperfield.

If you’re into dance troupes, the Jabbawockeez might be more your style.

If you’re into stand-up, you could also get a ticket to the Las Vegas Comedy Club.

You can find all the magic, theatre, and comedy shows in Las Vegas here.


2. Cheer at a Sporting Event

There is a sporting event happening almost every week of the year. Las Vegas has quite a few professional teams from hockey to minor league baseball. 

It also isn’t uncommon to see the city host championships for niche events such as rodeos, NASCAR races, or UFC fights.

You can find all the Las Vegas sporting matches and tournaments here.


3. Take a Night Tour

If you want to wait until the cool of the evening to explore the Las Vegas Strip, then the Big Bus Night Tour is perfect for you.

This open-top bus will take you to all the landmarks and even includes a free walking tour down Fremont Promenade that the other Big Bus Tours don’t have. 

 

 

If you’re looking for a different kind of tour, take a look at our Las Vegas bus tour comparison here. It includes themed tours like the Mob Tour and Pawn Stars Tour.

If you’re looking for a walking tour in the evening hours, you’re in luck!

There is a 2-hour downtown walking tour with included cocktails!

You’ll get to see Las Vegas shift from day to evening as the neon lights turn on and you walk past iconic movie locations.

For something a little more involved, this small-group food and drinks tour starts in the early afternoon but ends at 8:30 pm. It’s the perfect time to see Sin City light up.


4. Check Out the Casinos

Of course, what would Las Vegas be without its casinos? You don’t have to be a big gambler to enjoy the casinos.

Some offer free lessons for table games such as blackjack, and others are known for hanging beautiful art.

 

 

  • Go to Caesars Palace if sports betting is your thing.
  • ARIA is known for its restaurants and 24-hour buffet.
  • Find the essential Las Vegas experience at Bellagio.
  • MGM Grand has a normal arcade game room for non-betters.
  • The Venetian is a gateway to another world and can take you straight to Venice.


5. High Roller Observation Wheel

See the Las Vegas lights at night from one of the tallest observation wheels in the world.

Make it a romantic evening or take your whole family – the pods are spacious enough to accommodate groups, and some of them come with champagne experiences.

 

 

You’ll be lifted up 550 feet in the air and have an unrestricted view on all sides.

The High Roller experience lasts 30 minutes – which is plenty of time to take all the pictures you want.

TIP: This attraction is included on multiple tourist passes!


6. Save Money with an Attraction Pass

Make the most of your time in Las Vegas with a city pass that includes multiple attractions.

You can get bulk discounts with set packages or build your own, depending on what you want to see. 

If you’re already planning on going to more than one show plus a few tours, a tourist pass could save you 50% or more off general admission prices.

 

 

Some of the attractions included in various city passes are:

  • Big Bus Night Tour
  • High Roller Observation Wheel
  • Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N.
  • Madame Tussauds Las Vegas
  • FlyLINQ, Slotzilla, and VooDoo Ziplines
  • Big Apple Coaster

There are three types of passes available: all-inclusive, flex passes, and build your own passes. What you want to see will determine which pass will save you the most time and money. 

For more information on Las Vegas city passes, check out our comparison post here.


7. Ride the Big Apple Coaster at Night

You can start or end your evening with an adrenaline rush from the Big Apple Coaster.

This rollercoaster has corkscrews and loops with top speeds that hit 67 mph. Enjoy Vegas’ lights from above – right before you drop and feel the G-forces.

 

 

If you really want to feel the intensity, spring for a Virtual Reality coaster experience and chase aliens through the sky.

TIP: This attraction is included on the Las Vegas Explorer Pass!


8. Eat at 24/7 Restaurants

New York City might be the city that never sleeps, but Las Vegas is keeping up. Las Vegas has clubs, casinos, and other attractions that never close. This includes restaurants!

 

 

If you’ve been working on your blackjack skills, riding a night rollercoaster, or just walking down the LINQ promenade until late at night, there’s always going to be somewhere you can eat.

We suggest having breakfast at any time of day at Blueberry Hill Family Restaurant or Hash House a Go Go.

If you’re looking for a guide to the best Las Vegas cuisine and street food, why not take a Las Vegas Secret Food Tour?

And take a look at our nighttime dining options below!


9. Free Street Party at Harrah’s Carnaval Court

In the mood to party? Stay away from the pricey clubs and join the free street party at Harrah’s Carnaval Court.

This all-night dance party is outdoors with live music and DJs in the pedestrian-only street.

 

 

Drinks are available for purchase from the high-energy bartenders, who are constantly throwing bottles and making cocktails with impressive flair.


10. Get away from the Strip & Explore Chinatown

Several blocks to the west of the Strip, you’ll see the ornate gate to the Chinatown neighborhood.

Chinatown is overflowing with both restaurants and bars that are just as delicious and diverse as the dining options available on the Strip.

 

 

You can find some delicious Japanese fare at Yui Edomae Sushi, eat hot pot dishes served from a conveyor belt at Chubby Cattle, or get your karaoke on at J Karaoke.

And after a few drinks, the Vietnamese food at District One hits the spot.

 


FREE THINGS TO DO AT NIGHT

While at first glance the glitz and bright lights of the casinos encompass everything, there are still a lot of worthwhile free things to do in Las Vegas after dark.

Here is our list of the best things to do at night without spending any money.

Don’t forget to take a look at our full list of free activities and attractions in Las Vegas.


Fremont Street

If you want to see a little bit of everything Las Vegas has to offer for free, Fremont Street is the place to be.

This pedestrian avenue is home to the Slotzilla Zipline, holiday parade routes, free concerts, and free light shows.

Check the events calendar to see if a big-name artist is playing for free on one of the three open-air stages. The Viva Vision light shows light up the ceiling every night.

And if that isn’t enough, you can find the entrances to multiple casinos on Fremont Street.


Fall of Atlantis Show

The Fall of Atlantis is a special effects show at Caesars Forum Shops, featuring animatronic Greek gods.

King Atlas must decide which of his sons will rule Atlantis, and the family argument that ensues is anything but friendly.

The show is made up of fountains, music, sound, light, and fire effects.

Most people agree the experience is cheesy but enjoyable, as long as you stand close enough to the speakers to hear the dialogue.

You can see the show every day of the week and every hour between 11:00 am and 10:00 pm. Fridays and Saturdays include one extra show.


See the Famous Fountain Shows

Las Vegas is known for the Bellagio Fountains, and the fountains are most impressive at night!

Water jets and lights are choreographed to music, which is impressive against a backdrop of the dark sky.

Shows happen frequently every day of the week from early afternoon until midnight – check the website for their schedule.

Another fountain show that is just as impressive is the Mirage Volcano.

Here, you’ll see the tallest and loudest explosions and fireballs on the Las Vegas Strip, as the man-made volcano erupts every day at 8:00 pm, 9:00 pm, and 10:00 pm.

Note: All fountain shows are subject to cancellation during high winds or inclement weather.


LINQ Promenade

The LINQ Promenade has all the things you might need to survive for a week or more in Las Vegas.

From entertainment and casinos to a multitude of dining and nightlife options, you won’t be lacking for anything on the promenade.

 

 

Watch the zipliners zoom past above as you browse the restaurant windows.

You can also find virtual reality experiences, a live music venue, and the High Roller Observation Wheel.


Swarovski Crystal Starburst Drop

Las Vegas really makes every night special with the Swarovski Crystal ball drop. The starburst is 4,000 pounds and filled with lights that reflect perfectly off of the crystals.

You’ll never have a dull night in Vegas with the Swarovski Starburst around.

Pretend it’s New Year’s Eve and re-start your resolutions or just re-start the party.

The ball drops every night at 9:00 pm and midnight.


Harrah’s Carnaval Court Street Parties

Of course, Carnival Court offers the ultimate outdoor party. The nightclub with live music and DJs is always free.

Party from 12:00 pm – 3:00 am with endless entertainment from the stage and the energetic bartenders.


Lake of Dreams at Wynn

If you’re looking for a fountain show that is a bit more ethereal, look no further than the Lake of Dreams.

The waterfall that flows off of a manmade mountain is the backdrop for the fountain show that features 4,000 lights, holographics, music, and fog effects.

While you can grab a drink or have dinner right next to the lake, you don’t need to spend a penny to watch the show. There is an open terrace to relax on during the nightly show.

The Lake of Dreams show runs every 30 minutes between 8:00 pm and 12:30 am.


Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden

The Botanical Garden at the Bellagio truly is a work of art.

Each season – Chinese New Year, Spring, Summer, Harvest, and Holidays – have a new landscaping design with flowers, plants, and other art pieces.

The Conservatory can get quite busy during the day, so at night on weeknights is the best time to visit if you don’t want to fight the crowds to see the beautiful flowers.  

 


FAMILY-FRIENDLY THINGS TO DO AT NIGHT

If it isn’t quite the kids’ bedtimes – or they don’t have bedtimes on vacation – you can find a lot of fun and family-friendly activities in Las Vegas at night. 

 

 

Here is a great list of things to do with the kids after dark!

And if you’re looking for more great activities at any time of day, take a look at our full post for family-friendly ideas in Las Vegas.


Eiffel Tower Experience

You might not be in Paris, but the Eiffel Tower in Las Vegas offers an excellent experience and impressive light show.

From the ground, you can watch the tower light up with a flashy choreographed show.

Then, you can go up the replica to the observation deck to see the rest of the city.

The Eiffel Tower is family-friendly and offers a family 4-pack ticket discount for two adults and two children.

TIP: This attraction is included on multiple tourist passes!


Circus Circus and the Adventuredome Theme Park

Add some fun and adrenaline to your vacation at Circus Circus. Circus Circus is not just a hotel and casino – as the name suggests, they go all out to entertain their guests.

On the Circus Circus Carnival Midway, you can catch free performances that include trapeze artists, aerial silk acrobatics, juggling, and feats of strength.

The Adventuredome is another part of Circus Circus. This indoor theme park is contained by a giant dome – it even has high-adrenaline roller coasters.

If roller coasters aren’t your thing, there is a roller skating rink, rock climbing, and miniature golf.

TIP: Some rides are included on multiple tourist passes!


Nighttime Helicopter Tour

This is a pricier tour, but for those looking for exciting and unique tours, a helicopter tour is worth the expense.

You’ll see the city from high above – higher than even the observation decks and wheels on offer.

The ride is approximately 8-12 minutes long and takes you over the lit-up Vegas Strip, including the New York-New York skyline and fountain shows.

Note: This tour is wheelchair accessible, and all children 2 years old and above will need their own seat.


Cirque du Soleil

One of the most popular Las Vegas shows is Cirque du Soleil. From graceful aerial silk artists to high-flying trapeze acrobats, they have captivated the world.

While in Las Vegas, why not catch a show?

There are multiple troupes under the Cirque du Soleil umbrella who have partnered with different music artists to create multiple unique versions of their show in order to offer something for everyone.


High Roller Observation Wheel

It seems like there are endless opportunities to see Las Vegas from an observation deck.

But the High Roller is the only observation wheel in the world that stands at 550 feet tall at its peak.

The High Roller has 28 pods with enough room for the whole family.

It takes 30 minutes to make one rotation – a perfect amount of time to take pictures and keep the kids occupied with the view of all the Strip’s lights.

TIP: This attraction is included on multiple tourist passes!


Fly LINQ Zipline

If you’re already in the vicinity of the LINQ Promenade and High Roller, check out the Fly LINQ zipline.

Zoom over the heads of pedestrians on the promenade below in an upright seated position or while on your stomach like a superhero.

 

 

As long as you’re 40” inches tall, you can ride the zipline! Riders under 13 must have an accompanying rider who is 13 or older. Don’t forget that the ziplines 

TIP: Ziplines are featured on build-your-own tourist passes! 


Pinball Hall of Fame

The world’s largest collection of working pinball machines is in the Pinball Hall of Fame and museum.

This is the perfect place for a competitive or gaming family. You’ll find rows upon rows of pinball machines ready to be played.

It is free to enter the Hall of Fame, but you’ll need some cash to play.

Since it is not-for-profit, all of the proceeds from gameplay are donated to the local Salvation Army. You can do some good while having fun!

Play from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm any day of the week.


KISS Mini Golf

A family competition as old as time – everyone can have fun at mini-golf. And since it is Las Vegas, this mini-golf game is glow-in-the-dark and KISS-themed.

Try to put under par through neon guitars and platform shoes.

You’ll also pass by actual memorabilia from the band, like drum stools from the 1976 tour, signed albums, and personal guitars from band members.

KISS Mini Golf is open until midnight every day of the week and offers a discount to holders of the Las Vegas Bite Card.


M&Ms World

Chocolate lovers from all over flock to the Las Vegas M&Ms World. It holds four floors of chocolate, memorabilia, souvenirs, and displays.

You can print customized M&Ms in different colors and with your own message or see a replica of the M&Ms-sponsored NASCAR car.

There is also a 3D movie on the third floor featuring the candy mascots.

The store is open every day of the week from 9:00 am to midnight.

 


RESTAURANTS OPEN LATE IN LAS VEGAS

You don’t need to worry about going hungry at any time of day in Las Vegas.

 

 

Here is our list of some of the top restaurants and bars open late at night – some of them don’t ever close!

And if you’re looking for restaurant discounts, the Las Vegas Bite Card can get you up to 50% off at various restaurants and shows around town.


Freedom Beat

Eating at Freedom Beat is all about choices. You can have breakfast any time – and for a restaurant that is open 24/7 that truly means any time.

Of course, they also have a lunch and dinner menu, and bottomless brunch on the weekends.


The Martini

If you’re looking for more of a cocktail bar atmosphere, you can still get 24/7 breakfast, lunch, and dinner at The Martini. You can even do some bar-top gaming.


El Dorado Cantina

El Dorado Cantina is yet another 24/7 dining option. They serve upscale Mexican cuisine using sustainably-raised meat.


Pho Kim Long

A short distance from the Las Vegas Strip is Pho Kim Long, where you can find authentic and high-quality Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine at any time of day or night.


Born and Raised

This sports bar goes all out to provide an excellent experience with made-to-order dishes, high-definition TVs, and their own street hockey league tournaments.

If you’re a fan of the Las Vegas Golden Knights, Born and Raised is where you’ll find your crowd.


Crown & Anchor

Get your fill of hearty British cuisine at Crown & Anchor. They’re open 24/7 and have all the soccer – excuse us, football – that you could want playing on the TVs.


In-N-Out Burger

This affordable burger chain is famous for fresh ingredients and long lines of customers waiting to be fed.

If you’re from a city that doesn’t have In-N-Out, you might be wondering what you’re missing out on.

Luckily, they’re open until 1:00 am most nights and 1:30 am on Fridays and Saturdays.

 


ATTRACTIONS OPEN LATE

Las Vegas stays awake all night long. This includes casinos, night clubs, and other attractions.

Here is our list of the best attractions open late in Vegas.


Las Vegas Casinos

Whether you’re looking to try your luck or just want to experience a Las Vegas casino, you have almost endless options. Here are a few of the city’s most famous casinos:

  • Caesars Palace has a massive LED video wall used for sports betting, as well as plenty of poker tables and slot machines.
  • ARIA is well-known for its large collection of slot machines. Included themes are The Simpsons, Walking Dead, Wheel of Fortune, and Anchorman.
  • The Bellagio is the casino for poker players with its luxurious poker rooms and 24-hour tableside dining service.
  • Red Rock Casino Resort has a spa-like environment and offers table games, video poker, and Las Vegas’ largest Bingo tournaments.
  • Cosmopolitan has high-tech games, high-fashion interior design, and access to the Strip’s most popular buffet and restaurants.


OMNIA Nightclub

If you’re looking for the flashy, overindulgent nightclub scene in Las Vegas, look no further than the OMNIA Nightclub.

From the dancefloor surrounded by multi-level VIP areas and bars to the massive chandelier with special effects lighting, you’ll have a night to remember.

Big-name DJs such as Calvin Harris have played the OMNIA, so check the schedule to see if anyone you know is performing when you’re in town.


Big Apple Coaster and Arcade

The Big Apple Coaster will get your adrenaline going. This roller coaster twists turns and goes upside down.

If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, there is even a virtual reality upgrade that has you chasing aliens!

 

 

The adjacent Big Apple Arcade has classic and video arcade games, for people who either aren’t fond of heights or just don’t want the fun to stop.

TIP: The coaster is included on the Las Vegas Explorer Pass!


Las Vegas Ziplines

There are 3 main ziplines on or close to the Las Vegas Strip.

Depending on where you spend the rest of your evening, you could choose the SlotZilla Zipline on Fremont Street, Fly LINQ on the Promenade, or the VooDoo Zipline that is just down the highway from the Strip.

  • Fly LINQ – This outdoor zipline flies you 12 stories above the ground straight toward the High Roller Observation Wheel. You can also choose how you are seated as you fly.
  • VooDoo – This is Las Vegas’ highest zipline at 50 stories in the air. Your flight will cover over 800 feet in length and reach 33 miles per hour. This is also the only zipline that sends you on a ride back to your starting point.
  • SlotZilla – You have a choice of flying in a seated, upright position or lying on your stomach like Superman. This zipline is popular as it is on Fremont Street and you can zoom over the other pedestrians on the walk.

These activities are included on multiple tourist passes

TIP: If you get a taste for ziplining and want to fly a little further, you can also take a half-day trip to zipline over the Mojave desert.


Axe-Throwing

If you’ve ever had the urge to try your hand as a lumberjack, or you’ve just seen the rising popularity of ax-throwing lanes on the rise and want to give it a go, you’re in luck!

Axe Monkeys in Vegas is open from 10:00 am – 10:00 pm, and you can get some unlimited ax-throwing time for one hour or go all-out with a ticket for two hours.


Red Rock Bowling Lanes

The tried-and-true group competition has a high-tech set of lanes for you and your group to enjoy. There are 72 bowling lanes available, which means there’s plenty of space.

You can also check out the lounge, deli snack bar, and an arcade-style game room.

If you’re in town on a Tuesday, take advantage of $2 Tuesday for $2 games, shoes, and refreshments.


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This post lists many entertaining Las Vegas shows that are offered almost year-round, including theatrical productions, comedy shows, magic acts, concerts, and more.

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THEATRICAL LAS VEGAS SHOWS

The following section will cover theatrical productions that are offered frequently in Las Vegas.

No matter when you choose to visit, chances are you’ll have an opportunity to see one of these shows!



Cirque du Soleil

This troupe performs several popular shows in Las Vegas pretty much year-round.

Although they may take short breaks on rare occasions, you can usually count on at least one Cirque du Soleil show while visiting this city.

Two of the more popular productions are The Beatles: LOVE and Michael Jackson: ONE.

Needless to say, you can expect to hear a lot of wonderful music from each artist during the performance.

 

 

Here are a few other shows you may want to consider seeing while you’re in Las Vegas:

Many of these shows are included at no extra cost with Las Vegas tourist passes, allowing you to save money on tickets.


Blue Man Group

If you’re looking for another type of theatrical performance, the Blue Man Group has been putting on a unique show for decades.

They continue to be a fan favorite around the world.

 

Blue Man Group

 

This troupe actually has its own venue in Las Vegas – the Blue Man Theatre at the Luxor – and they perform here pretty much throughout the year.

Purchase Blue Man Group Tickets or learn more.

Admission to Blue Man Group is included with some Las Vegas tourist passes, so if you’re planning to see more than one show while visiting the city, it might be worth using one of these services.


VEGAS! The Show

What better way to learn about the history of Las Vegas than by watching a show named after the city?

This production tells the tale of how this city became a hub of entertainment.

With plenty of wonderful music and incredible dancing, this is one performance you won’t want to miss.

You can catch this show at the Saxe Theater in Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.

Purchase VEGAS! The Show Tickets or learn more.

Purchase Vegas: The Show tickets.

If you’re planning to use a tourist pass, it’s worth noting that some of them actually include this Las Vegas show at no additional cost.


V – The Ultimate Variety Show

As the name implies, this performance features a variety of different artists including acrobats, musicians, dancers, magic, comedy, and more.

You’ll find this show at the V1 Theater in Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.

V is the perfect Las Vegas show for anyone who can’t decide which type of entertainment they want to see while visiting because it has a little bit of everything!

 

 

Purchase V – The Ultimate Variety Show Tickets or learn more.

Purchase V – The Ultimate Variety Show tickets

As with many other shows, you can actually save money on tickets by using a Las Vegas tourist pass.


Absinthe

This variety show has been described by some as a combination between Cirque du Soleil and The Rocky Horror Picture Show due to its adult themes.

Absinthe actually takes place in a circus tent, but instead of a traditional circus performance, all of the participants put on more of a cabaret show with scantily clad performers and acrobats pulling off incredible feats.

There are two performances of this show almost every day at the Spiegeltent in Caesars Palace.

Purchase Absinthe Tickets or learn more.

Tickets to Absinthe are included with some tourist passes at no extra cost, and these services can save you a lot of money on Las Vegas shows.


Tournament of Kings

If you’ve ever had an interest in Medieval times, this is one show you won’t want to miss.

While dining on a 3-course meal, you’ll see knights in combat against one another.

 

 

Tournament of Kings has been held in Las Vegas on an almost nightly basis for several decades at Excalibur Hotel and Casino.

Purchase Tournament of Kings Tickets or learn more.

You can actually get tickets with some tourist passes, which is an excellent way to save money on many of the Las Vegas shows on this post.


Jabbawockeez

This show could almost be described as a musical act, but they also perform a lot of incredible choreography, dancing, and special effects which make the performance a bit more impressive than just another concert.

 

Jabbawockeez

 

Jabbawockeez has been described as an excellent family and all-ages show, and they perform at their own theater in MGM Grand almost every day.

Purchase Jabbawockeez Tickets or learn more.

If you’re interested in seeing this performance, keep in mind that tickets are included at no additional cost with some Las Vegas tourist passes.


Opium

Much like Absinthe and coming from the same creators of that show, Opium is described as an “intergalactic comedy show” with a variety of interesting music, circus acts, and more.

Once again, this is an adults-only show thanks to the level of racy comedy and visuals you’ll see during the performance.

Purchase Tickets for the Opium Las Vegas Show or learn more.

Tickets to this show are included with some tourist passes, which are a great way to save money on a variety of popular activities in Las Vegas.

 


LAS VEGAS COMEDY SHOWS

If you’re in need of a good laugh, there are plenty of great comedians, comedy clubs, and shows to enjoy in Las Vegas which we will cover in greater detail in this section.

 

 


Comedy Cellar

This is yet another excellent comedy club to visit if you want to enjoy a hilarious stand-up performance.

Visitors can expect a variety of great comedians to provide an excellent show.

Purchase Tickets for the Comedy Cellar.

The Comedy Cellar is located at the Rio, and tickets are typically a lot more affordable than other theatrical performances and shows in Las Vegas.


Tape Face

If you’re looking for a different kind of comedy, Tape Face is actually a classically trained mime who – as the name implies – puts tape on his face.

He also uses a lot of other props to tell a story and make the audience laugh with his hilarious facial expressions.

Purchase Tape Face Tickets.

You can see him almost all year at the House of Tape in Harrah’s Las Vegas.

 


Las Vegas Live

This comedy club is one of the most popular venues in Las Vegas, and they offer shows throughout the year with a variety of hilarious comedians on hand to perform.

 

 

Located at the V2 Theater in Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, this is a great club to visit if you’re in need of a good laugh.

This is also an excellent alternative if you can’t get tickets for another show.

Purchase Las Vegas Live Tickets.

Admission to this comedy club is included with some Las Vegas tourist passes.

If you’re planning to use one of these services, you might want to consider using them for this show as well!


Laugh Factory

Considered by some to be one of the best comedy clubs in Las Vegas, the Laugh Factory is another excellent place to enjoy stand-up comedy.

 

 

Purchase Tickets to the Laugh Factory.

This club routinely welcomes some of the more notable comedians in the area, including names like Rich Little, Andrew Dice Clay, Adam Ray, and more.


Carrot Top

This hilarious red-haired comedian performs at the Atrium Showroom in the Luxor almost year-round, so chances are you’ll have an opportunity to see him while you’re in town.

Purchase Carrot Top Tickets.

Although he does have almost daily shows most of the time, there are some months when Carrot Top will take a break for a short period, so make sure to check ahead of time if you’re interested.

 


LAS VEGAS MAGIC SHOWS

Vegas is one of the best places in the world to see magicians practice their craft, and there are many famous performers you can see in this city throughout the year which we will cover in this section.

 

 


Penn and Teller

These two are probably the most famous magicians in Las Vegas, and they have become so well known and respected that they actually have their own theater at the Rio.

In addition to performing some of the best magic you’ll ever see, these two are also some of the best comedians in the city.

Purchase Penn and Teller Tickets.

Whether you’re in need of a laugh or a mind-bending show, Penn and Teller are sure to please.


Criss Angel

If you’ve ever seen the show Mindfreak, you’re probably familiar with the magic of Criss Angel.

He has become such a famous magician over the years that he also has his own theater at Planet Hollywood.

Although he sometimes goes on tour or takes a short break, Criss Angel typically performs once a day throughout most of the year in Las Vegas.

Purchase Criss Angel Tickets.

Tickets to this show are included with Las Vegas tourist passes, which means you don’t even have to pay full price to see this famous magician perform!


The Mentalist

Known for allegedly being able to control minds, The Mentalist is another famous and well-known magician who routinely performs in Las Vegas.

 

 

If you’ve ever been curious about psychic abilities, this is one performance you definitely won’t want to miss!

You can catch it at the V2 Theater in Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino almost every day of the week.

Purchase The Mentalist Tickets.

Admission to this magic show is provided by at least one major Las Vegas tourist pass, which could help you save a lot of money on tickets.


David Copperfield

Many people feel that Copperfield is one of the greatest magicians of his generation, and if you’ve ever seen him perform, it’s not difficult to understand why.

Purchase David Copperfield Tickets.

David Copperfield has his own theater at the MGM Grand where he performs often twice a day throughout the year, so there’s a good chance you’ll be able to see him no matter when you visit.

 


Murray the Magician

Murray The Magician

Murray the Magician has performed for Penn & Teller, America’s Got Talent, Reno 911, Last Comic Standing, and many other popular shows.

If you’re looking for another hilarious magician to enjoy, Murray is well known not only as an illusionist but also as a brilliant comedian.

Purchase Tickets to see Murray the Magician.

He performs magic almost every day at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas.

 


Nathan Burton

This is another excellent example of a magic show that also provides a lot of laughter.

Nathan is known for performing comedy magic, and he is quickly becoming one of the most popular shows in town.

Nathan Burton performs at the Saxe Theater in Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino on an almost daily basis, and he actually has some of the earlier shows in all of Las Vegas at 4 pm.

Purchase Tickets to see Nathan Burton.

You can get tickets to this show with some Las Vegas tourist passes, which is a great way to save money on not only this, but many other Las Vegas shows.

 


LAS VEGAS MUSICAL PERFORMANCES

If you’re looking for a great concert to attend, there are usually several great musicians visiting Las Vegas every month, but some live in the area and perform at a variety of venues all year long.

This section will provide details about some of the best musical acts you can enjoy no matter when you visit Vegas.


Wayne Newton

Is there any name more synonymous with Las Vegas than Wayne Newton?

This man has been performing some of the best music in the city for decades, and he continues to do so on an almost daily basis!

 

 

Purchase Wayne Newton Tickets.

Fans can catch one of his performances at Cleopatra’s Barge in Caesars Palace pretty much any day of the week.


Boyz II Men

If you grew up in the ’80s or ’90s, chances are you’re quite familiar with this band.

Thankfully, they still perform live concerts to this very day, and many of them are held at Terry Fator Theatre in the Mirage.

Unlike some of the other artists in Las Vegas, Boyz II Men are almost always going on short tours throughout the rest of the country, so they only perform in Sin City once or twice per month.

Purchase Tickets to see Boyz II Men.

That said, if you end up visiting while they’re in town, it’s definitely worth going to one of their concerts!


MJ Live

MJ Live

Although Michael Jackson is no longer with us, his musical legacy lives on in this Las Vegas tribute act who performs a lot of the most popular hits from throughout his career.

Purchase MJ Live Tickets.

MJ Live follows in the great tradition of tribute bands and artists who perform the music of famous artists in Las Vegas, so if you miss the King of Pop, this is definitely a show worth seeing.


Legends in Concert

If you can’t pick just one musical artist or show to see, this is one of the best Las Vegas shows available.

Legends in Concert features a plethora of musical genres including rock, pop, country, reggae, and more.

 

 

Tribute artists will perform popular songs from notable musicians such as Lady Gaga, Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder, Elvis, and more.

This show is held at the Tropicana Hotel on an almost daily basis.

Purchase Tickets to Legends in Concert.

This musical show is included at no additional cost with some Las Vegas tourist passes.


Tenors of Rock

If you’re interested in a different kind of tribute act, the Tenors of Rock are a group of five vocalists who perform several classic rock songs from a variety of notable and historic rock musicians.

 

Tenors of Rock

 

This group is well known for singing songs from the Eagles, Led Zeppelin, Guns n’ Roses, AC/DC, and more.

Purchase Tickets for Tenors of Rock.

You can catch this show at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino almost every day.

 


All Shook Up

Fans of Elvis will jump at the opportunity to see this tribute act performing many of his greatest hits.

You can see this show almost any day of the week at V2 Theater in Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.

While other tributes will focus only on the music, this one actually takes the tale of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and modernizes it with music from the King.

Purchase Tickets to All Shook Up.

If you’re looking to save money on admission to the show, it’s worth noting that All Shook Up is included with some Las Vegas tourist passes.


Beatleshow

This is yet another excellent tribute show in Las Vegas, and as you can probably guess, the members of this band perform a lot of the greatest hits from the Beatles.

 

 

Beatleshow is one of the top-rated Beatles tribute bands, and they perform on an almost daily basis at the Saxe Theater in Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.

Purchase Tickets to Beatleshow.

Admission to this show is included with some Las Vegas tourist passes, and these services are a great way to save money on tickets.

 


DISCOUNTS

Many of the Las Vegas shows listed on this post are actually included with multiple tourist passes, and these services are actually one of the best ways to save money on tickets if you’re planning to see multiple shows.

The following list covers each of the shows included with at least one pass:

  • Absinthe | $109
  • Criss Angel | $85-$120
  • Legends in Concert | $85-$130
  • Blue Man Group | $140-$145
  • Vegas: The Show | $115-$120
  • Ka by Cirque du Soleil | $110
  • V – The Ultimate Variety Show | $95
  • Zumanity by Cirque du Soleil | $110
  • The Beatles: LOVE Cirque du Soleil | $170
  • Tournament of Kings | $75-$80
  • Jabbawockeez | $85-$90
  • Las Vegas Live | $60
  • Nathan Burton | $60
  • The Mentalist | $65-$70
  • All Shook Up | $55-65
  • Beatleshow | $70-$75
  • Opium | $109

Some of the tourist passes which include these shows are all-inclusive or flex pass options which allow you to pay one flat price for multiple days or activities.

 

 

No matter which one you choose, these services will still save you money on tickets even if you’re only interested in seeing just 2 or 3 of them!

All-inclusive passes start at around $139 for 2 days, and flex passes can be as little as $20-$25 per activity.

Even if all you wanted to see was The Beatles: LOVE by Cirque du Soleil, you’d still save money using this pass instead of purchasing tickets individually.

There is also a build-your-own-pass that lets you save 20% off all your tickets as long as you purchase 2 or more, allowing you to ensure that you save some money no matter what.

Even if you’re not sure about purchasing either an all-inclusive or flex pass, you should definitely consider the build-your-own-pass if you’re interested in at least 2 of the shows available through the service.

For more information about these discount opportunities, please read our post covering Las Vegas tourist passes.

 


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Things to Do in Las Vegas in May

This post covers some of the best things to do in Las Vegas during May, including free, nighttime and family-friendly events and activities, updated for 2020.

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TOP EVENTS AND THINGS TO DO IN LAS VEGAS THIS MAY

The following list includes several attractions, events, and activities for audiences of all ages.

Many of them are included at no extra cost with at least one Las Vegas tourist pass.


1) Go to a Concert

This May you can catch a show by many of the most popular performers in the world!

Some are the hottest stars of today, like Lady Gaga, while others have been around over 50 years and still going strong like The Who! 

Stubhub has a calendar of who is playing in Las Vegas this May. Below we list some of the highlights.

 

 

There are even MORE amazing groups playing this month in las Vegas. Check out Stubhub for a list of other concerts in Las Vegas.


2) Attend a Sporting Event

In May, baseball is in full swing. You can also see soccer, wrestling, and car racing.

Some of these sports events are kid-friendly while others make for a fun evening out in Vegas as they take place at night.

Stubhub lists many of the sports events you can see in Las Vegas this month.

 

 

Baseball

Soccer 

Wrestling

Car Racing

See Stubhub’s calendar of sports events in Las Vegas in May.


3) See a Theatrical Performance

In addition to Las Vegas’s ongoing theatre delights, there are always traveling musicals and shows.

Stubhub’s calendar includes dozens of performances, such as RuPaul’s Drag Race playing throughout the month.

In Vegas with the kids? Skip RuPaul and see the Blue Man Group which is family-friendly. Here with friends? See Friends: The Musical Parody

 

 

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It wouldn’t be Vegas if there weren’t at least one Cirque de Soleil show playing. This month choose from the following:

Check out Stubhub to see what other theatrical productions are in Las Vegas this May.

TIP: Some of these shows are included for free with at least one Las Vegas tourist pass!


4) See Stand-up Comedy 

Some of the best stand-up comedians will be in Las Vegas this month. StubHub has a long list of comedy shows this month

One of the best performers Jimmy Kimmel on May 14 and 28, 2020.  He will be performing at his very own comedy club, which hosts lots of excellent stand-up comedy by other performers.

 

 

Kimmel’s not the only laugh in town. This May you can choose kitsch to silly to downright raunchy comedy:

Any night of the week you can see live comedy at the Laugh Factory and the Comedy Cellar.  See Stubhub’s calendar of comedy shows.

Before buying tickets, keep in mind that some comedy shows are free for holders of certain Las Vegas tourist passes


5) Take a Night Bus Tour

The weather on May nights is ideal for sitting atop a double-decker bus to see Las Vegas at its best and brightest.

The Big Bus Night Tour covers the city’s landmarks and as a bonus comes with a free walking tour down Fremont Promenade. 

 

 

There are other types of bus tours available, like tourist hop-on hop-off bus tours, or themed tours like a Mob Bus Tour and Pawn Stars Bus Tour.

Take a look at our Las Vegas bus tour comparison to read about these bus tours and many others.


6) Save Money With a Tourist Attraction Discount Pass

For those who plan to visit several popular attractions, see live shows, take a tour or two, and enjoy other activities, a Las Vegas tourist discount pass can potentially save you 50% or more off ticket prices. 

There are a few types of tourist passes catering to different needs. Some passes will benefit those who plan on seeing 4-5 attractions or activities each day. 

Other passes are better suited to those who want to save money on just 2-3 attractions.

 

 

Here are a few of the best attractions and tours included with these tourist passes:

  • Hop on Hop off Bus Tour | $49
  • Grand Canyon Day Trip | $160
  • Las Vegas Helicopter Tour | $124
  • Richard Petty Driving Experience | $150
  • Criss Angel Mindfreak | $120
  • Hoover Dam Tour | $60
  • Blue Man Group | $150
  • Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. | $39
  • Madame Tussauds | $30
  • The Mentalist | $67
  • And more!

Regardless of which pass you choose, you can save around 20% – 50% off general admission prices for many of Las Vegas’s most popular activities.

Read our detailed post about Las Vegas tourist passes to see if a pass is right for you.


7) Bring the Kids to the Ice Cream Festival

This annual festival is not just about ice cream! Sure, you get unlimited ice cream in various forms – sundaes, floats, cups, and cones. But there will also be activities geared specifically to kids. 

The family can enjoy live entertainment, face painting, storytime, arts and crafts, an ice cream eating contest and more.

 

 

This two-day event is on May 16 & 17, 2020, from 11 am to 3 pm at the Springs Preserve. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $8 for children (age 3-17), and free for children age 2 and under. 

This event is likely to sell out. We recommend purchasing tickets in advance. Get tickets here.

If you are trying to save on dentist’s bills, our post on things to do with kids in Las Vegas lists many sugar-free activities! 


8) Take a Food Tour of Las Vegas

The Las Vegas food scene is excellent and you can try foods of just about every cuisine imaginable.

While some of the best dining experiences are obvious, you can taste hidden treasures on a Secret Food Tour!

While some foods sampled are lesser-known (think Japanese chocolates!), you’ll also try treats from famed chefs Wolfgang Puck, Gordon Ramsay, and the Cake Boss.

 

 

A glass of red, white or sparkling wine is included in the tour price. You can upgrade to a special drinks package and try drinks with names like “Avon Came Upon Sin” and “Out On The Tiles”!

Purchase tickets for the Las Vegas Secret Food Tour or learn more.


9) Leave Las Vegas and See a Natural Wonder

Las Vegas is situated near some of the most spectacular natural wonders in the world. 

In a day or less, you can visit Bryce Canyon, one of the best-kept secrets of America’s national parks.

 

 

There are also day trips to Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam.

Day trips like these – and others – are included in some of the money-saving Las Vegas tourist passes. Read more about these passes just below.


10) Go to the Electric Daisy Carnival

Every May, the Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC for short) comes to town. In 2020, this three-day electronic music dance festival takes place on May 15-17 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. 

 

 

The EDC is a wildly popular event. So much so it attracts an average of 400,000 over the course of three days. You can attend any number of days and you can also camp there. 

Find out more or purchase tickets from Stubhub.


11) Punk Rock Bowling Festival

This annual May event is on May 21-25 in 2020. The name says it all: there’s punk rock music and bowling. 

There’s also an incredible line up of some of the best punk, ska, and new wave bands that ever existed!

 

 

Headliners include The Buzzcocks, Madness, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Stiff Little Fingers, The Lunachicks and so many more!

Get tickets for the festival from Stubhub.


12) See the Famous Bellagio Fountains Show

No need to spend money on a show, when you can see this one of a kind show that plays many times each day.

The Bellagio Fountains are synced with a variety of musical genres and spout in tempo and height to match the music. Let the video below demonstrate!

 

 

This show takes place every day of the week at 15 to 30-minute intervals. See the full schedule at our post on the best free things to do in Las Vegas

The fountain show can be seen as late as midnight 7 nights a week, making this a great option for something to do at night in Las Vegas.

 


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