There are a whole lot of bucket lists out there with Vegas on them.
The ultimate destination for people looking to blow off a bit of steam (and a lot of cash), Las Vegas draws in tens of millions of visitors every year. And, let’s be honest, it's not hard to see why.
Whether you’re here for the bars and parties or you’ve decided you want a spontaneous wedding, there’s plenty to do in Las Vegas. While the casinos take the spotlight when it comes to the most popular venues, the theaters don’t lag far behind.
The shows in Las Vegas constitute some of the most exhilarating entertainment on the planet. But there are a lot of shows on offer and nowhere near enough time to see all of them. So, let me help you narrow down your choices to 5 of the best.
1. O by Cirque du Soleil
Unless you have been living under a rock for the past 30-odd years, you will have heard of Cirque du Soleil. This group of insanely talented performers puts on shows all over the world, each more breath-taking than the last.
The team behind O in Las Vegas is no exception to this rule. The performance is utterly incredible, with the stunts being executed flawlessly over a body of water. It is definitely one of the best shows on the Vegas strip!
2. Blue Man Group
Unfortunately, describing this show as a bunch of guys in blue paint bashing around on stage, although true, really does not do it justice. This show has been running for years and years now and never fails to impress. That alone should make you want to get tickets.
What’s more, the Blue Man Group hasn’t just relied on its fame to bring in an audience. The show is constantly evolving to keep current and that’s what makes it so good.
In true carnival style, Absinthe brings the traditional ‘freak show’ and puts it on the stage. Only this time the freaks aren’t people with deformities but performers with some seriously crazy stunts. The show is located just outside the iconic Caesar’s Palace and is raunchy, funny and thoroughly entertaining.
4. Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil
Hey look, it’s Cirque du Soleil again. Only this time they are performing their stunts to the music of the late, great legend Michael Jackson in Michael Jackson ONE. If you’re a fan of MJ and want to combine the thrill of watching acrobats fly around the room with listening to his dulcet tones then this show is an absolute must.
5. Jabbawockeez JREAMZ: Journey Within
If you watched season 1 of America’s Best Dance Crew back in 2008 then you will know who Jabbawockeez are. For everyone else, allow me to explain. Jabbawockeez is a hip-hop dance crew that now has its very own residency on the Vegas strip. In fact, they are the only dance crew to have ever had this honour.
Jabbawockeez JREAMZ: Journey Within is an explosion of sound and color that features several show-stopping dance numbers and thrilling special effects.