singles and doubles are $45 weeknights, $55 weekends; call 800-937-7777.
Circus Circus - standard motel-type rooms that are barely more than basic are $35 weeknights, $43 weekends; 800-634-3450.Las Vegas Hilton - children (ages 3 to 18) of adults staying at the Las Vegas Hilton or Flamingo Hilton can stay in dormitories at the Las Vegas Hilton's youth hotel for $20 a night; daytime activities for kids there are $4 an hour. Grownups pay $75 to $160 for a double; 800-732-7117.
Stardust - a bargain weeknight rate of $28 includes two tickets to the "Lido" show; 800-634-6757.
Mirage - large rooms with pretty, airy tropical decor range from $89 to $159, depending upon season; 800-627-6667.
Caesars Palace - doubles range from $95 to $160; 800-634-6661.
Bally's - Gladys Knight and the Four Tops, July 26-Aug. 8; Rodney Dangerfield, Aug. 9-15.
Caesars Palace - The Pointer Sisters, Aug. 1-6; Shirley MacLaine, Aug. 8-20.
Desert Inn - Rich Little and Vikki Carr, Aug. 2-8.
Las Vegas Hilton - Smokey Robinson and Byron Allen, Aug. 7-12; Crystal Gayle and Ronnie Milsap, Aug. 14-19.
Siegfried and Roy at the Mirage. Tickets and two drinks for $67.30 can be bought only on the day of the show. Absolutely spectacular show is worth a trip to Las Vegas.
Liberace museum in three buildings in a strip shopping center is another mind-blower with his collection of $500,000 (each!) costumes, rhinestone and mirror encrusted pianos and automobiles and piped-in Liberace music.