For first timers in Las Vegas, the Strip can be a bit of an overwhelming experience, which is to be expected. This is a city built solely to entertain, so the options seem infinite, from clubs to casino floors to live show. While visitors can rely on the best deals of the week or the location of their hotel to determine which clubs and casinos to visit, they may need a little more help when deciding which shows to attend.
First time tourists need only know three locations: the Colosseum Showroom at Caesars Palace, the Hollywood Theatre at the MGM Grand, and the Terry Fator Theatre at the Mirage.
Those in search of live music have to head to Caesars Palace. This hotel and casino revolutionized Vegas when they made Celine Dion tickets available to see her for a three-year residency. Well, Celine Dion is back for a second residency (which is quickly coming to an end after this summer).
In addition, Shania Twain is bringing the very best in contemporary country music to the stage, Elton John is playing behind his million dollar piano, and Rod Stewart is a champion of classic rock. These are legendary performers who have Sin City their home for a few weeks a year and this is a rare chance to catch all the hits live.
Those in search of a magic show need to find time to visit the MGM Grand. David Copperfield continues to astound in an incredibly bare bones set up that truly puts his skills as an illusionist to the test. The man shines at the Hollywood Theatre, one of the last big stages regularly available to the craft.
Those in search of comedy need to camp out at the Mirage. There are several smaller stages in Vegas to enjoy standup comedy, but no other hotel and casino brings as many funny men and women to the Strip. You may even take voice lessons there.
It does not matter the personal taste. Those who enjoy a little ventriloquism with their punch lines can attend a Terry Fator show. If a person desires something a little edgier, acts like Daniel Tosh and Lewis Black are always coming to town. In search of a classic, get ready to roll in the aisles as Jay Leno takes the stage. The options are unlimited, as are the entertainment options in this city in the desert.