Circuses, Succulents and Cat Fortunes

There are so many things to see and do in Las Vegas that you would probably need a three month stay to sample all that is on offer.

One of the first stops that you should consider is the Cirque du Soleil, which puts on a staggering eight shows on the Las Vegas main drag – or the strip, as it is called. It is not cheap to watch a show and prices vary depending on the time of day and season. You can also take a backstage tour and the acrobats do put on a free 30 minute show at some of the hotels or outside casinos for promotional purposes if you can’t afford to go who hog.

You can also visit to Cactus Botanical Gardens. In the run up to Christmas, starting in November, an incredible 500,000 fairy lights are draped around the succulents, but be warned, the spikes on some of those things can be lethal, do keep your hands in your pockets.

Because everything is outrageous in Las Vegas, you can also see the biggest golden nugget in the world. Near the lobby of the Gold Tower Hotel, the Hand of Faith is on display. This huge 61 pound piece of gold was found in Australia in 1980s and the hotel management wanted it so much that they purchased it for $1,000,000 just to put it on display.

They say that nothing comes for free in this world, but this is not necessarily true. If you go to the Cosmopolitan Hotel, you will come across a nine-foot tall cat that dispenses gifts and fortunes if you touch his paw. It could just be a random message, or predictions of your fortune. But if you are lucky enough, you might win some free drinks or a couple of guest nights in the hotel.

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