There’s plenty of free entertainment, too, as you stroll through a city known for its extremes and excesses. Here are a few:
Strolling on the Strip after dark
You haven’t really seen Las Vegas until you experience it at night. This neon wonderland will widen your eyes, stun your senses and steal your soul. Begin at the Luxor hotel and work your way past the incredible properties and their attractions. You’ll pass the gotta-see-it-to-believe-it New York-New York , and you’ll end at Circus Circus, where live acrobatic acts take place overhead while you gamble. Keep your eyes on the table, not in the air! Make plenty of stops en route to see the Mirage volcano erupt, the faux Eiffel Tower and the choreographed water-fountain ballet at the Bellagio. Take in the overhead light show of the Fremont Street Experience, which offers free nightly shows featuring 12.5 million lights and 550,000 watts of amazing sound.
Eye-popping street theater
“Sirens of TI” is an 18-minute production that combines a phenomenal set, risky high dives and beautiful temptresses. The free outside show is offered daily, weather permitting, at Treasure Island Hotel & Casino at the corner of the Strip and Spring Mountain Road (3300 S. Las Vegas Blvd.).
Check out M&M’s World, where you can visit a rainbow wall that features 22 different M&M’s colors, such as teal, hot pink, lime green, gray and purple — and buy every imaginable M&M souvenir (3785 S. Las Vegas Blvd.).
Still need more chocolate? Try the Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Botanical Cactus Gardens, 10 miles from the Strip. Visitors can see chocolates being made, sample gourmet treats and meander through the maze of paths at the cactus gardens at no charge (2 Cactus Garden Drive, Henderson).
Your opinion is wanted
Be part of TV research at the CBS Television City Research Center. You can weigh in on the decision-making process by letting your opinions be known about a pilot for a new show or other shows at the CBS Center at MGM Grand. Screenings run every half-hour and last about an hour (3799 S. Las Vegas Blvd.).
Fun Things to do on the Strip
Mike Myers, Las Vegas nightlife expert, shows you what's hot, what's not and the free fun to be had on the Las Vegas Strip.