July Roundup: Five Last-Minute Las Vegas Trip Ideas

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Beat the summer heat with our guide to concerts, performances, family events and more happening in Sin City this July. 

Mariah Carey Live at The Colosseum, Caesars Palace 

This month, the Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Mariah Carey is playing an exclusive 18-show event at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The “Mariah Carey No. 1 to Infinity” tour will feature a show-stopping selection of her Billboard Top 100 hits from the past two decades, including “Touch My Body,” “Glitter” and “Fantasy.” Set to release an album inspired by the “No. 1 to Infinity” tour by the end of the year, Carey’s performance will highlight her lifetime career as one of the world’s most popular vocalists.       

The tour debuts on Wednesday, July 8 and runs through Sunday, July 26, with tickets starting at $100 per person. 


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For details on tour times, directions and more, visit www.vegas.com/shows/concerts/mariah-carey-las-vegas/ or call The Colosseum’s box office at 1-866-983-4279. 

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Cirque du Soleil Performs Michael Jackson ONE at Mandalay Bay

Cirque du Soleil has adapted Michael Jackson ONE for the stage. Audience members will be stunned by a cast of 63 performers as they flip, dance and leap across the Michael Jackson ONE Theatre at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Inspired by Jackson’s musical energy and compelling stage presence, the 90-minute show explores the legendary King of Pop’s musical genius through vibrant acrobatics and choreographies. 

This month, tickets are available for Friday, Saturday, Monday and Tuesday shows at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm and Sunday shows at 4:30 pm and 7:00 pm. Ticket rates begin at $69 per seat with group reservations available upon request. 

For more information, call 877-632-7400 or visit www.mandalaybay.com/entertainment/michael-jackson-ONE/

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Royal Links Promotes Stay and Play Golf Package for Bellagio Guests

Golfing fanatics staying at Bellagio Resort & Casino this month are in luck. Royal Links Golf Course is offering an exclusive package deal for guests who want to stay and play in luxury this July. Guests staying three or four nights at Bellagio Resort can play up to three rounds at Royal Links as part of this special offer. 

Guests also have the opportunity to play on five-star courses with all-inclusive golf amenities throughout the summer season. Rates start at $274 per guest for three-day weekday outings and $349 per guest for four-day weekday outings.  

For more information on the golf special, call 888-427-6678 or visit www.royallinksgolfclub.com. To learn more about exclusive offers from Bellagio Resort & Casino, visit www.bellagio.com

MGM Grand Hosts Day Club Party Featuring DJ Calvin Harris 

On Saturday, July 11, Wet Republic at MGM Grand is hosting a day party featuring world-famous DJ Calvin Harris. The Grammy Award-winning artist will be playing some of his top tracks while guests enjoy Wet Republic’s poolside atmosphere. 

The day club features over 6,000 square feet of pool areas and a 2,500-square-foot lounge, making it the perfect venue to escape the desert heat while enjoying live music. The lounge’s concert-sized 1,200-foot LED screen and state of the art sound systems allow guests to view and hear the DJ booth from all corners of the club. 

Tickets start at $50 per person with doors opening at 11 am. Guests must be 21 or older to attend. For more information on tickets, visit tickets.wetrepublic.com.

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Aerial Tour of the Strip and the Grand Canyon with Papillon

For families looking to escape the desert heat, Papillon, the world’s largest aerial sightseeing company, is offering guests a three-hour helicopter tour of the Las Vegas Strip and the Grand Canyon. After arriving at Papillon’s private heliport in the center of Las Vegas, guests will first fly over Hoover Dam, where they will see the Southwest’s largest body of water, Lake Mead. The helicopter will then cruise over the western side of the Grand Canyon, flying over iconic destinations like Guano and Eagle Points. The helicopter tour finishes with panoramic views of the Las Vegas Strip. Passengers on this all-inclusive tour will also receive complimentary limousine heliport transfers to and from their hotels. 

Rates begin at $324 for adults and $304 for children, with tours operating on a daily schedule except Tuesdays. For more information, visit www.papillon.com/las-vegas-tours

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