Las Vegas is the city of sin, the city of lights, and the city of fun things to do. The version you get depends on the reason you’re going and it can change every time you visit.
And even though there are hundreds of things to do in Vegas, it’s easy to get stuck in a rut and go to the same places each time you visit.
Need a change? Learn what to do in Las Vegas this weekend for a new experience!
See a Cirque Du Soleil Show
If you’ve never seen a Cirque Du Soleil show, you’re not only missing out on 5-star entertainment, but you’re unaware of all the amazing things the human body can do.
Vegas has a range of shows to choose from, all of which will leave you breathless, and at some points, at the edge of your seat. You’ll see people jump from terrifying heights, contort their bodies in ways that took years of training, and watch them dance to songs you’ve loved your whole life.
Our favorite shows of theirs in vegas are.
Michael Jackson ONE
If you’ve loved the King of Pop since his Jackson Five days or since he was singing Thriller on the streets, you’ll love this show.
It centers around this musical talent and allows you to push his personal shortcomings out of your mind.
The show only uses his music to entertain, with different interpretations of the songs than you’re used to, performed by the talented gymnasts, dancers, and acrobats the company is known for.
You’ll find yourself singing along under your breath when your jaw isn’t on the floor from the talent, that is.
If you’re looking for something a little more adult-themed, skip the Thunder Down Under show and book tickets to Zumanity. It’s a Cirque Du Soleil show that’s half burlesque and half dance party.
The show is built around the idea that the human body is erotic in all of its forms and you will definitely … feel some things during or after the show.
If you’re looking for what to do in Las Vegas this weekend or for a future bachelorette weekend, skip the strippers and go for this classy but still sassy, performance.
It’s also the perfect show for newlyweds and honeymooners – make sure you have quick access to your hotel afterward.
That’s not a typo. This Cirque Du Soleil show is simply called “O.” The name is an homage to the main character of the show – water. That’s right. This show is part Cirque Du Soleil show, part diving competition, and part synchronized swimming – all in a way you’ve never seen before.
Don’t worry – you won’t get wet, not unless you sit in the first three rows of the theater. And even then, it’s more likely to be a drizzle than a splash, even with the most impressive maneuvers.
The show itself is at the Bellagio, so if you haven’t had enough water exposure for the evening, you can make time to watch the fountains outside before or after.
Maybe you already have your shows scheduled and are looking for some driving experiences? There are plenty of places in Vegas where you can drive luxury and uber-fast cars, as long as you’re ready to pay for the opportunity and be driven (in some cases) by a professional.
We recommend you set this activity up in advance, especially if you don’t have a rental car. Since the cars need room to go fast, the venues are off of the strip, sometimes by as much as 15-20 minutes, not including traffic.
The more prominent companies have shuttle services to get you there and back, but you’ll need to set that up before the day of.
Go Up the Eiffel Tower
There are only two places in the world that you can go up the Eiffel tower: Paris and Las Vegas. To see the original, you’ll have to pay at least $500 one-way in tickets and then pay for accommodations and deal with EU exchange rates.
We’re not saying it’s not worth it, but it’s not realistic for everyone. If you’re looking for something fun to do that doesn’t cost quite as much as a visit to the city of love, go up the Las Vegas Eiffel Tower!
It’s not the real thing, but it’s still impressively tall, and the view from the observation deck is worth it, especially if you time it with a Bellagio Fountain show.
Many people have been so inspired by this French copy-cat that they’ve proposed on the observation deck, so if you’re expecting someone to pop the question, casually adding this to your weekend gives you a better chance of getting to say yes.
Happy Hour on the High Roller
If you’re looking for a view that’s higher – much higher – than the Eiffel Tower, buy yourself and your friends’ tickets to happy hour on the High Roller, one of the tallest Ferris wheels in the world.
You can go on it at all times of day, but their particular happy hour offering is worth it so that you can get your view and your drink on.
The wheel is located at The LINQ, a shopping district that also hosts the famous Sprinkles bakery and their state-of-the-art Cupcake ATM.
What to Do in Las Vegas This Weekend
There are hundreds of things to do in Las Vegas every day, and we couldn’t possibly list all of them. This list of what to do in Las Vegas this weekend is just a few of our favorites, and we’re open to suggestions.
Do you know of a fountain show better than the Bellagio or know a different kind of experience that we missed? Let us know!