Appearances in movies like Ocean's 11 have certainly raised the hype around the Bellagio Fountain Show, and by seeing it in person you'll understand why so many love it so much. Of all the free shows available outside of hotels, this is the one to choose because it has everything: the music, the perfectly choreographed fountain dancing, the prime location on the strip and convenient availability of every half hour between 3 and 8 pm.
This is one of those Vegas shows that you hear about which is actually worth an evening of your precious time. The gymnasts' abilities are impressive to the point of being nearly unbelievable, their costumes are brilliant, and the French Canadian roots of this performance give it an entertaining flavor rarely seen in the USA. The tickets aren't cheap, but they aren't impossible to afford, either. And you can't really leave Vegas without seeing this show, can you?
A visit to the shark reef aquarium at Mandalay Bay is a great way to continue to make your rounds seeing all of the hotels while also experiencing something that only the "Bay" offers. The tank is one of the largest in North America and even has a shark tunnel. Here you will see all the sharks, rays, fish and reptiles that you could ever dream of admiring in one place.
This is the smaller, older part of the city of Las Vegas that has all the lights and excitement of the strip but with some history and unique experiences added in. This is where you'll be able to watch the "Fremont Street Experience," the outdoor mall's light, movie and music show on the ceiling.
Who hasn't heard about people running off to Vegas to get married? Here is one of the first wedding chapels on the strip that was part of those stories. It has been recently renovated too, so you'll enjoy a trip to the place where couples from all over the world have come to get married. There have been some famous names that have graced the carpets of this chapel, including Carmen Electra and Dennis Rodman, and Doug Hutchinson and Courtney Stodden.