Best of Las Vegas: Our Favorite Experiences
Pictured above: a selection of cheeses at the Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace
The tacky post-vaudevillian variety shows that were once the standard for Vegas entertainment have almost entirely vanished in favor of the great many offerings from the whimsical clowns and gravity-defying acrobats of Cirque du Soleil. Truth be told, there can be too much of a good thing, and with seven different shows, Cirque is pushing it. But while not every production is worth the high ticket price, the good ones—such as KÀ at the MGM Grand and The Beatles Love (pictured) at the Mirage—combine artistry and athleticism in a way that fills us with wonder every time.
If only these and other Vegas hotels would lose their "resort fees"—the sort of money-grubbing trickery you'd never get away with in a poker game.