The town of Henderson is conveniently close to Las Vegas, but it's also far enough to be an escape from the bustle of the strip. Next to Green Valley Ranch- Las Vegas sits The District, a pedestrian-friendly promenade lined with boutiques and restaurants. On Friday and Saturday nights from May through October, enjoy live music as you stroll the plaza. To head to the Strip, hop onto the resort's free shuttle, which drops riders off at the Mandalay Bay Hotel. If you're tired of gambling, check out one of the long-running shows, such as Cirque du Soleil's Love, an acrobatic and visually stunning homage to the Beatles. Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.
Performers feed off the energy of their audience, and when there is no audience, there is no energy. To stop this problem before it starts, venues turn to FillASeatSeattle, a business that supplies its members with tickets to events that still have seats to fill. Members enjoy a year of entry to popular shows, sporting events, and concerts, bulking up the audience by filling in the extra seats. Upon joining FillASeatSeattle, members receive access to a list of upcoming events, which range from concerts, comedy, sports, and dance to theatre, symphonic- and classical-music performances, expos, and miscellaneous events.
The certified instructors at DanceCenter want to show their students the positive effects dancing can bring to their lives. At this large, wood-floored studio, students can gain flexibility and burn calories as they learn the moves of salsa, waltz, tango, country-line dancing, and ballet, among a host of other styles. Kids and adults can come in for personalized instruction and energetic group classes or private lessons.
Mi Casa Cantina’s broad range of zesty eats offers diners a profusion of classic Mexican dishes in a lively, eye-catching setting. The capacious menu offers flavorful appetizers designed to complement enchiladas, burritos, fajitas, and house specialties like the sauce-smothered chipotle barbecue ribs ($18). Carafes of sangria spray down blazing mouths with sweet fruit juices fresh from the hydrant, while a selection of 65 tequilas adds bite to tangy margaritas. The restaurant’s opulent décor provides a feast for the eyes while your mouth is busy, inspiring optical nerves to glance upward at the amber light fixtures, sideways at the glowing mosaic bar display, and finally downward at your own sated belly.
Strolling along Las Vegas Boulevard, visitors seeking laughter end up at L.A. Comedy Club, which is located in the Windows at Bally's. Performers have included A-list standups such as Loni Love and Doug Benson. Before entering Bally's, visitors can gaze at the Technicolor splendor of the Las Vegas Strip and the nearby Paris Las Vegas hotel and casino, whose electronic replica of the Montgolfier balloon whisks comics back to their hotels after their sets.