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Haven’t taken a ride on the world’s newest wonder yet? The High Roller and its shiny new shopping and entertainment district, The LINQ, are calling—and there are plenty of new Las Vegas deals to take advantage of. The wheel runs 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily, but we recommend trying to score a sunset ride for a glimpse of both day and night lights. Have more questions? Check out everything you need to know before going for a spin on the world’s tallest observation wheel.
Cool off in an air-conditioned cabin on the High Roller with a $15 exclusive offer to ride from 11:30 am – 5 pm, daily. Tickets available at the High Roller Box Office.
Offer not valid on Happy Half Hour Cabins.
Special savings available through August 31, 2016.
Children 12 and under always ride FREE!
-Adult daytime ticket: $23 (Total Rewards member price: $18)
-Adult nighttime ticket: $37 (Total Rewards member adult anytime price: $32)
Updated youth pricing:
Youth Daytime Pricing: $17 (children 13 – 17)
Youth Nighttime Pricing: $27 (children 13 – 17)
Children 12 & under: FREE
Get up to $7 off tickets for the High Roller when you book online.
*Nighttime pricing kicks in at 6 p.m. nightly.
Clark County residents who show a valid ID can purchase one discounted ticket for more than 50% off the original price. Adult tickets are $11.50 during the day and $18.00 for anytime tickets. Youth between the ages of 13-17 cost $7.00 during the day and $12.00 for anytime tickets. Kids 12 and under always ride for free.
In addition to the permanent price change, locals 21 and over can also upgrade to a Happy Half Hour ticket with an in-cabin open bar for an additional $10.00 during the day and $15.00 for anytime tickets.
The cost for a High Roller Annual Pass is $79.00 for adults and $49.00 for youths ages 13-17. The pass includes unlimited standard ride access on the observation wheel for one calendar year from date of purchase. Additional pass benefits include:
Seven days a week from noon to 1 a.m., all happy hour pricing tickets include an open bar inside the cabin during your ride. Must be 21 to participate:
Happy half hour daytime ticket: $33
Happy half hour nighttime ticket: $52
*Daytime and nighttime ticket booking windows may depend on season.
Present a retired or active Military ID and receive $5 off a High Roller Night ticket.
Flamingo and The LINQ hotel guests receive $5 off a High Roller Night ticket.
*Discount offer not valid on Happy Half Hour Cabins.
Priced at $75 plus fees, this package includes a ticket to Mat Franco’s new show, Mat Franco – Magic Reinvented Nightly, and an anytime ticket to ride the High Roller. Package can be purchased at The LINQ Hotel Box Office (702-777-2782).
Every food seems to have its own holiday these days whether it deserves it or not.
We’re definitely not celebrating National Liver and Onions Day in May and we’re not down with Fat Free Living Month in January. One food holiday we can get on board with is National Sandwich Month in August. What’s not to love about cheese and meat piled between two carb-filled pieces of bread?
Here’s where you can celebrate the sandwich in Vegas:
Serendipity 3 might be known for sweets, but they have some pretty awesome savory comfort food too, including sandwiches. You can get a triple decker grilled cheese stuffed with cheddar, American, brie and Swiss or The Full Monty – a grilled chicken breast on ciabatta bread with Monterey Jack cheese, applewood smoked bacon, roasted red onions, arugula and barbecue sauce.
Sure, those are great, but this is Vegas so you should really go big with The One & Only Las Vegas Strip Steak Sandwich. It’s made with two 5-ounce New York strip steaks, three sunny side up eggs, applewood smoked bacon and cheddar and jack cheeses on garlic French bread. Yes, please!
Celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis takes sandwiches and puts her creative Italian-meets-Californian spin on them.
You should definitely check out the most-ordered item on the lunch menu, the lemon pesto grilled cheese with heirloom tomatoes. Trust us, it’s a whole new and amazing level of grilled cheese goodness.
Carnivores will love the Muffuletta, which is made with mortadella, finocchiona, porchetta, prosciutto cotto and aged provolone.
If you want to feel a little French, head to Brioche for the traditional baguette with ham and cheese. It’s simple, but completely delicious. Did we mention it’s from world renowned chef Guy Savoy? You can’t go wrong.
You can also order a savory brioche filled with prosciutto and cheese or bacon, cheese and jalapeno. Bon appétit!
So we’ve determined that the French know how to make a good sandwich and acclaimed pastry chef François Payard is no exception. Another classic one is the Croque Monsieur with ham, béchamel sauce and Swiss cheese. If you’re in more of a breakfast mood, go for the Croque Madame with a sunnyside egg on top.
The bistro also offers a Cuban press, a French dip and a chicken cocktail panini with chicken breast, arugula, tomato, Parmesan cheese, and French cocktail sauce.
Guy Fieri likes to do things – shall we say- a little over the top, and when it comes to the sandwiches on the menu at his restaurant he lives up to his reputation.
Fieri’s “Knuckle Sandwiches” include a Cajun chicken, a roast beef dip and our favorite, the Motley Que. This monster sandwich was featured on “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” and includes pulled pork shoulder with Guy’s bourbon brown sugar barbecue sauce, citrus slaw, pickle chips, aged cheddar, onion straws and Fieri’s famous “Donkey Sauce” on a toasted pretzel hoagie.
You probably ate plenty of bologna sandwiches as a kid but you don’t seem them too often on a restaurant menu. They happen to be one of Toby Keith’s favorites so they are a signature item at his bar & grill.
Go ahead and go old school. Order one of these sandwiches and you’ll get a thick slab of bologna topped with onions, American cheese and Miracle Whip, served on Texas toast.
If bologna just isn’t your thing, there are lots of other sandwiches available including pulled pork, a shrimp BLT Po’Boy, a triple decker club and the Cowboy Reuben. Wash them all down with drinks served in Mason jars.
Sure this is a burger joint, but there is a pretty spectacular sandwich on the menu too.
Gordon Ramsay makes a mean fried fish and you can have a taste of it in the fish & crisp sandwich. It’s a huge piece of ale battered cod, topped with salt and vinegar crisps (little bits of fried potato goodness) and fresh dill tartar sauce. If you still have room afterwards, take our advice and get a sticky toffee push pop for dessert.
You’ve just just arrived at Caesars Palace, camera in hand, and are feeling a little overwhelmed.
Trust me, I know the feeling. Last week I was tasked with shooting beautiful images of this Las Vegas hotel for my Instagram… and I had no idea where to begin!
For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Sabina and I’m the blogger behind Girl vs Globe. I mainly write about travel and post daily snapshots from all the wonderful places I get to visit on my Instagram.
After three days filled with exploration, delicious food and lots of memory cards, I came up with this shortlist of the most photogenic spots at Caesars Palace.
Here are nine locations all you photography enthusiasts – or anyone wanting to make their Instagram followers green with envy – will enjoy.
No visit to Caesars Palace would be complete without a dip in Temple Pool. It’s part of the Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis, which actually consists of seven different pools – but this one is the most iconic.
For a good clear shot, wake up early and head to the pool before the other guests arrive. Because I was jet lagged after flying in from Europe, I got there at 5 a.m. Although it wasn’t open yet I was able to snap some beautiful close-ups over the rope barriers.
Insta tip! You can’t beat the view of Temple Pool from the terrace at MR CHOW. That’s where the photo above was taken from.
The MR CHOW restaurant is well worth a visit – and not just for the above view. From a purely visual perspective, it’s a feast for the eyes.
You enter through a set of private elevators, before being welcomed by friendly staff and whisked off to the bar for a drink. The restaurant’s centerpiece is a glossy white futuristic sculpture. It hangs from the ceiling and occasionally comes to life, shifting from shape to shape and changing colors in the process.
It has to be seen to be understood, but here’s a photo to give you a vague idea.
MR CHOW is a world-renowned restaurant, so we need to talk about the food as well. If you’re after an exclusive dining experience and love Chinese cuisine, I would highly recommend visiting.
All dishes are served family-style, which makes for a really fun outing with friends or family. My favorite was the Beijing duck, which was just as succulent as the one I had in Beijing two years ago.
As for drinks, I loved both the cocktails I tried – Red 22 & Collins and the Lychee Martini. But if a glass of bubbly is more your style, remember that a champagne trolley is wheeled around the restaurant, filled with classic brands like Krug, Ruinart and Laurent-Perrier.
Insta tip! Every now and then, a chef will come out and prepare a fresh batch of noodles right in front of the guests. This makes for a fantastic photo or video opportunity!
Clouds of blue smoke, subtle lighting… if you want to snap a few images with an air of mystery, then Montecristo Cigar Bar is the place for you.
I normally don’t smoke, but couldn’t resist trying one of their premium Cuban cigars. The 400-square-foot humidor can hold up to a thousand of them so I had plenty to choose from. I was also pleasantly surprised with all the whisky they offered – and that’s coming from a girl who recently moved to Scotland!
Insta tip! For a clear shot, head to the area behind the bar known as the Courtyard. It has lush plant-covered walls and lots more light.
As I already mentioned, there are seven pools at Caesars Palace. What I didn’t tell you is that they’re surrounded by luxurious cabanas, complete with flat-screen TVs and minibars.
If you’re looking to party, I’d recommend the Venus European Pool Lounge but there’s one catch. Taking photos in the area is forbidden because of their bikini-tops-optional policy.
If you’re after a real VIP experience, you can’t rival the Bacchus Pool. This area is reserved for celebrities and invited guests only and comes with eight gorgeous cabanas.
If you’re feeling hungry, the menu is full of delicious treats, from sushi rolls to indulgent burgers.The cocktails are very large and very strong – after all, Bacchus was the Roman god of wine and ecstasy!
Insta tip! Walk out onto the balcony of your cabana for a bird’s-eye view of all the action going on below.
FIZZ is a 2,750-square-foot champagne lounge, conceptualized by David Furnish and his partner Elton John. In other words, it’s pretty spectacular.
The bar successfully walks the line between elegance and opulence, with a demure color scheme and quirky art, straight from the celebrity couple’s personal collection.
Arachnophobes beware – there are three larger-than-life photographs of tarantulas, which almost had me tripping over my own foot!
Insta tip! The oversized chandelier on the lower floor makes for a dramatic backdrop.
If you want to treat yourself to something extraordinary on your next trip, consider booking one of the Anthology Suites at Caesars Palace.
The photo above was snapped in the Augustus Spa Suite, which boasts a very impressive bathroom overlooking the Las Vegas Strip. But the room is far from the only one with a fantastic view.
The Augustus Executive Suite, which I had the pleasure of staying in, overlooks the Strip as well. I shot the image above at around 5 a.m. – and it was as simple as setting up a wake-up call, climbing out of bed for a few minutes and then going back to sleep.
Insta tip! Bring a wide-angle lens to fit in as much of the Strip as possible.
The Forum Shops are a visual feast no matter which way you look. One minute you can be admiring the opulent displays at Cartier, Burberry and Louis Vuitton, before filling your bags at the more affordable H&M store.
There is also plenty of food available, from the Cheesecake Factory to Trevi Italian Restaurant, pictured above.
The ceiling is painted to resemble the sky and lends everything underneath it a magical blueish hue, perfect for a bit of creative photography.
Insta tip! Don’t miss the free Fall of Atlantis show, delivered by 9-foot-tall talking statues. I don’t want to spoil anything, but there is a lot of fire – make sure your hands are steady enough to get a sharp shot.
You can’t leave Caesars Palace without posing with at least one of their Roman statue replicas. There are dozens of them scattered throughout the hotel, so you will have no trouble finding the perfect one.
Try to shoot your images as early as possible to avoid having too many people randomly walking in the background. We shot the image above at around 1 p.m. and it took a lot of trial and error to keep the passersby to a minimum.
Insta tip! Squat down and tilt your camera upwards to capture the beautiful ceiling.
I’ve left this sweet treat for last, because this location is not quite as accessible as the others. By which I mean: Most guests will never have an opportunity to see this side of the hotel.
But if you can somehow talk your way into touring one of the Caesars Palace Villas, you must do it
These ultra-luxury villas cost around $30,000 per night, so not many of us will have the pleasure of staying there for real.
But a quick walk-through was enough for me to feel like I’d been teleported to a parallel universe – one in which I spend my Sundays playing golf with Leonardo DiCaprio and singing karaoke with J-Lo.
Pretty much everything you see in these villas is worth photographing, so I’m going to leave you with one final shot…
…before figuring out how to convince the hotel management that I urgently need to return to Caesars Palace and do this all over again.
PS: If you get tired of all the photo taking, pay a visit to Qua Baths & Spa. It’s consistently voted one of the best spas in the country – and after trying out their full-body Nobu massage I completely understand why. No photography is allowed inside, so you won’t feel guilty for spending a few hours focusing on nothing but relaxation.
Hello everyone! My name is Erika Fox and I’m from the fashion & lifestyle blog, Retro Flame. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to visit Caesars Palace for a few days last week and I’m so excited to share all the details. It was honestly the trip of a lifetime! I took lots of photos, ate so much delicious food and of course, did some shopping (every girl’s priority) – so I can’t wait to tell you everything about the trip.
I left New York on Monday afternoon and after a short airport delay, I landed in Vegas at 8 p.m. I was greeted at the airport by the most AMAZING Caesars car (and sweet driver) who drove me, via the Strip, to the hotel. As it was my first time in Vegas, I was literally that ‘embarrassing tourist’ with her head out the window taking everything in but I didn’t care one bit. Vegas is just how you imagine it to be – vibrant, bold and FULL of life. So I was loving every minute! As soon as I checked into the hotel and settled into my suite (more on that later), I quickly changed and went downstairs to have a cocktail (or two) at Montecristo Cigar Bar. I knew the next day was going to be a busy one, so I didn’t stay out too late…but I totally could have. What a beautiful bar with amazing service. If you go there, be sure to try their Berry Mojito. SO delicious!
The next morning, I woke up bright and early (thank you jet lag) and finally had a chance to properly check out my room – The Augustus Spa Suite. One word – WOW!!! I have never in my life stayed in such a cool room. Every single part of the room was more impressive than the next. The room consisted of a lobby area when you walk in the door (yes, a lobby area), a spacious living area, a beautiful bedroom, the most AMAZING bathroom consisting of two vanity areas and a bath with a view of Vegas. Then last, but certainly not least, there was a sauna. Yes, you heard me right, a sauna! How cool is that!? I love a nice hotel room and this one was definitely the best I’ve experienced so far.
After a morning coffee in my hotel room, I went downstairs to the Bacchanal Buffet – which I am still dreaming about. It was the biggest and most elaborate buffet I’ve ever been to. Being the sweet tooth that I am, I stocked up on French toast and pastries and very happily would have stayed there all day until I had tried everything, haha! It’s a buffet that has absolutely everything you can think of and it’s definitely worth a visit if you’re at Caesars. As soon as we finished breakfast, it was time for my favorite activity of any trip – the shopping.
Caesars Palace is known for its shopping and I can now definitely see why. The Forum Shops is a dedicated shopping area within the hotel and I was so excited to explore. I got the chance to visit six stores and picked up lots of nice goodies along the way. I started off at the Chanel Beauty Boutique (of course), which offers the very best of Chanel beauty and skincare products, as well as a beautiful collection of Chanel sunglasses. Every girl’s dream store!
From there, I visited Tourneau, which is actually the biggest designer watch store in the world. Can you believe that? As I’m a big lover of watches, I really enjoyed exploring the whole store and also got the chance to try on some beauties from Cartier (which have now all been added to my wish list). I also checked out the new collections at Creed, MCM and Zadig & Voltaire, which were all super impressive too. Creed has just launched Aventus for women, which I loved, MCM’s bag collection is always a favorite of mine and I spotted my dream black boots at Zadig & Voltaire. Then finally just before lunch, I squeezed in a visit to the Dior Beauty Boutique and I’m so glad I did. What a stunning store and it even had a private spa area at the back where you can book a facial. I picked up some new foundation, some lip gloss and also a new mascara. A very successful shopping trip all-around and I cannot recommend the Forum Shops enough.
For lunch, we dined at Spago, which I think was actually one of my favorite meals of the trip. We shared a selection of their pizzas, a delicious salad and a pasta dish. SO good! Tuesday night was spent at MR CHOW and Fizz and I absolutely loved both! If you’re a regular follower of my blog, you know that I love all-white decor and so as soon as I walked into MR CHOW I was in heaven. Oh and the food is out of this world too! Be sure to try the white chocolate cheesecake – it was to die for. Fizz is a really chic cocktail bar with beautiful gold decor and was the perfect place to end an amazing day at Caesars Palace.
Wednesday was my last day in Vegas so I was determined to make the most of every minute. We started with breakfast at Cafe Americano, followed by the best massage ever at the the resort’s spa, QUA Baths & Spa. Such a relaxing experience! I went for the 50 minute full-body massage and it was so good, I almost fell asleep, haha! After my spa treatment, I went next door to get my hair done at COLOR Salon by Michael Boychuck. Again, seeing as I love minimalistic decor, with a touch of glam – I was in heaven walking into this salon. Such a stunning space and the perfect place to get a blow-dry before a night out in Vegas.
After my morning of pampering and before an evening of video shooting, I spent the afternoon relaxing in a cabana at the pool. Overall, I think the pool is one of the most impressive parts of the whole hotel and it’s something everyone should experience. We snacked on hummus, bread and tacos and also treated ourselves to some delicious drinks. I went with the mojito, which was both delicious and refreshing in the 45 degree Celsius heat.
As mentioned, the evening was spent filming a SUPER exciting video, which I can’t wait for you to see very soon and then we wrapped up the day with dinner and drinks at Mesa Grill. After a long evening of shooting, this delicious meal was needed. Be sure to try their margarita if you go here.
Overall, it was a trip of a lifetime and I’m so grateful to have experienced all that Caesars Palace has to offer. I left Vegas on Thursday morning with so many great memories and I’m already planning my next trip back. I really hope you enjoyed this post and if you have any more questions about my trip, feel free to get in touch on Instagram (@retroflame) or Snapchat (@retroflame1).
Roses and rosé shouldn’t be reserved only for February 14th. Las Vegas is full of opportunities to wow your significant other with a memorable and elegant dinner. The Eiffel Tower Restaurant at Paris Las Vegas, with its picturesque views and menu of updated French classics, sets the scene for the ultimate romantic meal. Imagine it now: a table dotted with rose petals overlooking one of the most famous streets in the world. That’s not the case here where you can enjoy a multi-course masterpiece of modern French delights against the ideal backdrop.
Talk about a room with a view! There’s not a bad seat in the house though the tables by the windows are highly coveted. The posh décor with deep red tones embodies romance so it’s no wonder hundreds of marriage proposals occur here monthly. No pressure though! Whether you want to pop the question or simply enjoy a magnificent meal, this is the restaurant to choose. Opt for a seating time a bit before sunset to make the most of the view as day transitions to night.
Now that we’ve established you’ll wow your date with the view, it’s time to discuss an equally important part of this experience: the gourmet food. Some high-end restaurants offer bites the size of croutons elegantly plated so you think you’re getting haute cuisine but really you just leave hungry. Luckily, that isn’t an issue at the Eiffel Tower Restaurant. Executive Chef J. Joho began his formal culinary training in France and honed his skills in kitchens throughout Europe before bringing them to Las Vegas. His menu is complemented by an award-winning wine list featuring an extensive collection of French and California wines, among others.
You know the old saying “When in Rome…?” Well, when at Paris, be sure to pair that wine with a few of his classic French dishes. Appetizers include a wide selection though the foie gras is a must. Choose your preparation of either cold foie gras torchon served with duck prosciutto, fig compote and brioche or warm foie gras with braised Bing cherries and Alsace spice cake. Though not of French origin, several salads stand out among the appetizers. The preparation of the salad with market greens, avocado, sunflower seeds and sherry walnut vinaigrette wrapped in a cucumber slice makes it almost too pretty to eat. Almost. The Non-Traditional Caesar Salad with warm anchovies, capers and a light but complexly layered garlic vinaigrette is also excellent. Several types of caviar are available for those looking to take the early courses to the next level.
Impress your date by ordering your main course in French or at least make your best attempt to stammer through the lines under the English on the menu. Entrecôte de Boeuf Os á Moelle Rôtie, anyone? Oui oui! That’s a bone-in ribeye served with roasted bone marrow for those of you who fell asleep in French class. This delectable dish tastes great no matter what language you use. Steaks and seafood, plus some vegetarian favorites, abound on this menu and it’s hard to go wrong with any of them. The Individual Eiffel Tower Beef Wellington served with sautéed snap peas puts an even classier spin on filet mignon nestled in a swirling sunburst puff pastry. The peas are to die for! They’re not just there to brighten up the plate. Be sure to offer your date the opportunity to pick the accompaniments but strongly hint at the Gratinée Creamed Spinach and Mushroom.
The first rule of indulging in a nice meal is to save room for dessert. Oh, is that not officially a thing? Anyway, it should be. Your date definitely wants dessert whether that’s admitted or not. The Eiffel Tower Restaurant is known for its desserts, particularly the soufflés. It’s not surprising hundreds are served every night. Choose from six flavors including chocolate, Grand Marnier, banana, caramel, pistachio or the current featured flavor: Nutella. There’s just something magical about these warm and fluffy desserts that envelop your tongue like nothing else can. Soufflés are made-to-order and take a while to bake but don’t worry, your attentive server will be sure to offer you one at the right point in the meal to account for prep time. It will be the perfect finishing touch to a remarkable meal sure to be a highlight of your Las Vegas visit. Your romantic experience at the Eiffel Tower Restaurant may even help secure you a life-long Valentine!
Yes, we all know it’s mighty warm out. Snapshots of your car’s thermostat on Instagram do nothing to make your or the temperature cooler. Instead of clogging feeds with pics of triple digits, why not flood your friends’ timelines with shots of you keeping it cool in Las Vegas this summer? Here are our top picks to enjoy cooler temps on the Strip:
High Roller at The LINQ Promenade:
You really want to go sightseeing but you don’t want your makeup to melt. Enjoy gorgeous views of the Strip during an air conditioned spin on the High Roller, aka the world’s tallest observation wheel, and focus on the perfect selfie, not mopping your brow.
Serendipity 3 at Caesars Palace:
Dine Strip-side just outside Caesars Palace and indulge with the cool and decadent Frrrozen Hot Chocolate. Serendipity 3’s signature dessert includes 20 different kinds of chocolate blended into an icy treat.
Shiver at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino:
If you’re feeling parched on the Strip, head to Shiver at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino for a 46-ounce Bling Bottle. Frozen cocktails include the Strawberry Rush, Captain Crush, pink lemonade and classic margarita. Refills are only $10!
Beer Park at Paris Las Vegas:
The outdoor venue Paris Las Vegas both cools and entertains your posse. The rooftop open-air venue is covered with misters and two huge fans flank the bar. Challenge your friends to a game of pool, foosball, beer pong, cornhole, shuffleboard or even giant Jenga. Nobody can excuse their subpar performance by blaming the heat because this bar knows how to lower the temps.
FlowRider at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino:
Pools are obviously great for summer relief but Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino kicks it up a notch with the FlowRider which is like surfing, snowboarding, wakeboarding, skimboarding and skateboarding all rolled into one. Catch a wave and show off your skills as you progress from bodyboards to YouTube-worthy flips on a standing board.
Arctic Ice Room at Qua Baths & Spa:
The Qua Baths & Spa at Caesars Palace take you from cool to ice cold with the Arctic Ice Room. Book a treatment like a relaxing aromatherapy massage and then make use of the complimentary amenities like the Roman Baths, Laconium Room, Tea Lounges and most all the chilly Arctic Ice Room. The crisp 55-degree room even has peaceful falling snow to get your mind off the summer heat.
Shopping for summertime accessories:
Stroll through the shops at Paris Las Vegas and snag some cute sunnies at Optica designer eyewear.
Chili Beans at The LINQ Promenade just down the Strip also has a trendy selection of sunglasses including new limited-run releases that hit the shelves every week. Get your pair before they’re gone.
While you’re on the Promenade, grab a hat at Goorin Brothers Hat Shop to block the sun. An oversized floppy hat for the pool is a summertime must.
Book a pool cabana:
The Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis at Caesars Palace offers seven pools for your dipping pleasure. Reserve your retreat from the sun by booking a luxury poolside cabana which includes cold refreshments and a fresh fruit plate to revive you.
The POOL at The LINQ Hotel & Casino offers cabanas with ceiling fans and refrigerators to keep your drinks chilled. The pool deck is equipped with a misting system to make you forget about the heat and focus on the fun.
Why not learn something new while you’re soaking up the air conditioned goodness inside Las Vegas casinos? The Cromwell offers daily craps and blackjack lessons from 11:30 a.m.-noon and from 8:30-9 p.m. where dealers will show you the ropes. Look for the first set of tables closest to the casino entrance off of Las Vegas Boulevard to find your instructors.
You might be used to hearing those dreaded words “last call!” at your hometown hangout, but that’s not even a thing here in Vegas. When the scene in other cities is winding down, we’re just getting started.
Think it’s time to go to bed at 1 a.m.? Think again. Here’s what you should be doing after hours in Vegas:
Get your late-night escapades started at the High Roller at The LINQ, which runs until 2 a.m. The 550-foot-high observation wheel is the largest in the world, so you can imagine the amazing views. We think the best way to do the High Roller is inside one of the High Roller Happy Half Hour cabins. Your ticket includes one ride and an open bar. Trust us, you can down quite a few drinks in the 30 minutes it takes for the wheel to go around. Tickets start at $33.
Before you head out to Drai’s Afterhours (we’ll give you more deets on that later) you’ll want to pregame at one of these bars, which are always open late.
O’Sheas at The LINQ Promenade: This rowdy Irish pub keeps the party going 24 hours daily with beer pong, table games and live music
Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill at Harrah’s: If you want to catch some live country music, Toby Keith’s is open until 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. Want a free beer? Pop into the gift store next door, buy a 16-ounce “You’re My Friend” cup, bring it to the bar with your receipt, and you’ll score a domestic brew on tap.
Margaritaville at Flamingo Las Vegas: Parrotheads flock to this Jimmy Buffett restaurant and bar for the laid-back vibe, Buffett music and the endless variety of margaritas. We’re talking margarita flights, fruity margaritas, spicy margaritas…you name it. You can even get a 45-ounce souvenir blender cup to take your margarita to go. Margaritaville is open until 3 a.m. on weekends.
Carnaval Court at Harrah’s: Join the open-air street party at Carnaval Court. This center-Strip bar is always hopping with live bands, DJs, flair bartenders and blackjack until 3 a.m.
It’s 3 a.m. and things might be slowing down at some of the bars you were just visiting, but the night is still young. Drai’s After Hours is where you go if you’re a serious party animal…or have a serious case of insomnia. The club is open until 10 a.m. Yep, you read that right. While other people are getting up and heading to work, you can still be on the dance floor at Drai’s.
Drai’s has an underground lounge vibe, which makes sense because it’s literally underground. It’s located in the basement level of The Cromwell. The 13,000-square-foot club offers four rooms with two different music formats and 55 bottle service tables
Tip: Bring some shades with you because the sun will be up when you leave and it’ll be a bit hard on the eyes after spending hours in a dark club.
We all know the best thing to do after a long night of partying is to eat something to prevent a hangover. Here are a few of our favorite spots where you can grab a crazy good breakfast 24 hours a day:
Hash House A Go Go at The LINQ or Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino: Portions here are big. We’re talking “Man V. Food” big (the restaurant has been featured on the show). Signature menu items include oversized flapjacks, hashes and farm Benedicts. We suggest the Tractor Driver Combo with two eggs, a choice of bacon, sausage or potatoes and a buttermilk flapjack.
HEXX Kitchen + Bar at Paris Las Vegas: We love the late-night menu at HEXX, which includes things like cheesy eggs with candied bacon waffles. You’ll also want to try the Hot Mess. This plate full of goodness is filled with french fries, pork, BBQ gravy, cheese sauce and basted eggs. Take it from us – you’ll want to pair whatever you choose with a tasty Bloody Mary.
Off the Strip at The LINQ Promenade: This place is great for breakfast food. Choose from pancakes, French toast, chicken & waffles and our favorite – the RIP Sandwich – a fresh baguette filled with fried eggs, hickory bacon, smoked ham, smoked cheddar cheese and arugula with lemon thyme dressing.
No explanation needed. Head to your hotel and get some sleep so you can do it all over again tomorrow.
Hot flashes. Mood swings. Night sweats.
These menopausal symptoms aren’t likely the first things to pop into your head when you think about a Vegas vacation. If they are, you’re probably doing it wrong. Luckily, the cast of Menopause the Musical at Harrah’s Las Vegas does this change of life right. Hilarious dialogue, humorous remixes of famous songs and entertaining dancing will have you singing and clapping along no matter your age or gender.
Through laughs, you’ll belt out “Stayin’ Awake” to the tune of “Stayin’ Alive” and “Night Sweatin’” instead of “Night Fever,” as inspired by the BeeGees’ classics. You’ll recognize the tune of “Change, Change, Change,” an apt take on Aretha Franklin’s “Chain of Fools,” through the powerful vocals of the Professional Woman character, played by Lisa Mack.
Look around and you’ll see significant others glancing at their ladies to see if it’s ok to laugh. Of course! Go ahead and roll in the aisles. The best part of this show is how truly universal it is. Let the newest guest star Cindy Williams of Laverne & Shirley fame tell you why it will put a smile on the face of anyone who sees it.
Do you feel there are any connections between your beloved role as Shirley Feeney in Laverne & Shirley and your role in Menopause the Musical?
It’s like Laverne & Shirley in that the characters make fun of themselves going through this hideous wolf at their heels called menopause. Everybody in the audience, all the women and the men get it. The women know they’re not in a boat rowing alone. It’s fun. They make lemonade out of the lemons of menopause. They make fun of it. On Laverne & Shirley, we made fun of our situation and that’s what Menopause does on a bigger scale. They make fun of this rite of passage that women go through that is not so much fun but they make it fun. I love how women can be on the same page and laugh at themselves. That’s the beauty of it. The singing and dancing are fabulous.
I call situational comedies personality plays because it is the personality of the performer in a situational comedy that shines through and makes the character. Obviously when I play this little part in Menopause, it’s my personality and that makes it fun too. And the cast members are all sort of Laverne & Shirley characters.
I know you’ve joined the cast of Menopause the Musical in other cities. What made you want to join the cast the first time around?
It’s an honor to be with this cast. When I came and saw this show for the first time I was blown away by the performance. It was nothing like I expected. And years ago, I don’t even remember how many years ago, when the show first started, they were going to put it in Los Angeles and they asked me to do it. I couldn’t but I never saw the show then. The first time I saw it was in Las Vegas and this cast is so talented. I told them, you could have each come on Laverne & Shirley and we would have loved you! They would have outshined us because that’s how good they are and they sing! It’s so upbeat.
Do you have a favorite song from Menopause the Musical?
I love “I’m Your Babe, Mom.” It’s “I Got You Babe.” It’s sort of a tribute to mothers. It’s like all those things about our mothers that drive us crazy but in the end we’re still their baby. It always makes me cry. It’s beautiful! That’s one song that I love. I also love “My Husband Sleeps Tonight” done to “Lion Sleeps Tonight.” The songs have that built-in recognition for people. You hear it, your cells from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s wake up in your body and salute it. What memory cells you have left will salute it!
What would you tell men about why they’ll love the show too?
Humor has no gender to it and because the men whose wives or significant others have brought them to the show, they get it, because they’ve lived with it. They’ll come out of the show and they’ll say, “I loved that show!” They’ll say, “Well, that explained a lot!” They have fun with it as much as the women do. I know it might sound like I’m exaggerating that but I’m not. They have sometimes more fun than the women.
The humor in the show is laugh-out-loud humor and it’s across the board. It doesn’t have a gender to it really. Humor and laughter have no judgment but joy. By the end, everybody is so happy. You cannot leave there without a smile on your face. I defy you to leave that theater without a smile on your face.
It has been four years since the Olympic flame was extinguished in London. Rio will reignite it Aug. 5 – 21.
Don’t worry about missing anything if you’re visiting Las Vegas during the 2016 Summer Games. Vegas is a sports lover’s paradise and we’ve got tons of places where you can watch your teams as they go for the gold. Here’s where to catch every Olympic event from synchronized swimming to golf:
Watching the Olympics in Vegas is especially exciting this year because you can bet on the competitions for the first time since 1998. There probably won’t be a lot of wagering on things like badminton (yep, that’s actually an Olympic sport) but if you want to bet on basketball, track and Michael Phelps, the Race and Sports Book at Caesars Palace is your go-to place.
Put your money on your favorites and then stick around to watch the events. The Race and Sports Book features six oversized 12-foot by 15-foot screens, a 20-foot by 50-foot LED board and 12 50-inch plasma screens. There are 140 sports seats with a 12-inch flat screen at every table. Beats your living room doesn’t it?
The Olympic Games are all about the world coming together, so why not drink some beers from around the world while you’re watching? TAG Sports Bar at The LINQ serves hundreds of brews including more than 25 imported from around the globe. Germany scores a goal in soccer? Slam a German beer. Belgium wins a water polo match? Toast the team with a Belgian ale. You get the idea. You can watch all of the action on 43 TVs streaming sports 24 hours a day.
If you want to relax with a premium cigar and a glass of fine whiskey while you marvel at the speed of Usain Bolt, this is where you can do it.
Montecristo Cigar Bar offers an oversized video wall made up of nine television screens, which makes it an ideal spot to watch sports. Besides whiskey, you’ll find an extensive wine list, classic cocktails and signature drinks.
If you’re Team Great Britain, you’ll want to hang with your fellow UK fans who are sure to gather at Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill for the Olympics.
Grab some British pub food in the casual bar and lounge seating area, which is always showing sporting events from across the world. The pub serves 36 beers served on tap in addition to another 63 bottled beers.
Another great place to make a bet and then chill out while you watch the Olympics is the Playing Field Lounge at Planet Hollywood. This sleek bar and lounge is adjacent to the Planet Hollywood sports book and features 33 flat-screen TVs and two jumbo screens. The bar specializes in yard-long draft beers.
Bonus: The Playing Field Lounge is located across from Earl of Sandwich so you can grab one of their famous hot sandwiches in between events. Be sure to try the famous Original 1762 with roast beef, cheddar cheese and horseradish sauce. You can thank us later.
Finally, if you truly want to get into the Olympic spirit, why not watch the games in Rio from Vegas’ version of the city, the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino?
Watch all of your favorite Olympic events on six big screens or 10 70-inch HD TVs at the newly remodeled sports book. If your team wins, head to the Masquerade Village for drinks, live music and dancing cocktail servers to celebrate. It’s like Carnival in Vegas.
Rio in Brazil might have Copacabana Beach, but Rio Las Vegas has Voodoo Beach. In between Olympic events, relax at this pool, complete with a sand beach, waterfalls, whirlpools, poolside massage and two bars. No passport required.
What a time to be alive—in one of the entertainment capitals of the world.
Get the things to do in Las Vegas lowdown from Sin City visitors who have stomped the Strip with the truth and nothing but the truth. There’s no denying these fun facts once you’ve see them in action…
We don’t recommend perfecting your breaststroke before arriving in Vegas when feigning a stroke could be much more, ummmmm…beneficial? The guys at the many Garden of the Gods pools at Caesars Palace may not really be lifeguards, but they can give you life. Just dive in and let your lack of romance yell, “Halp!”
In Vegas, the sun shining in your face has never been hotter and the need for sunnies has never been greater. You’ve brought out the big ones, the expensive ones, the ones that give good selfie. But if you lose some, you can always grab some chic, new ones from the Brazilian accessories store, Chilli Beans in The LINQ Promenade.
At Venus European Pool Lounge, all drinks are topped with the freshest fruits—when they’re not carved from them. However, the sunbathing is topless. Taking in these real (and spectacular) surroundings will cost you, fellas. But this 21-and-up retreat is always free for the girls.
These two acres is the place to be. Open-air shopping is the life for thee. You can find Grand Bazaar Shops at the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard & Flamingo Road–directly in front of Bally’s Las Vegas. But you don’t have to worry about finding yourself drenched in sweat after a day of shopping. The retail space boasting 120+ stores will be blasting you with much-welcomed mist as you stroll through the bazaar-like market picking up one-of-a-kind merchandise.
Forget swings. Our parks have beer! Offering over 100 distinct varieties of the frothy stuff, Beer Park at Paris Las Vegas is the perfect place to park it when you’re looking for backyard eats, stadium-like treats, sporting events in HD and a giant game of Jenga in case pool and other bar games can’t stump you.
This is no illusion. We’re not conjuring up the sexy. No sorcery has invaded your eyesight. That is, in fact, Channing Tatum bringing his “Magic Mike” magnetism to Mat Franco’s show—where magic is reinvented nightly. We can’t promise stripping-hot headliners popping up at every full-scale production, but we can guarantee a magical showcase that stuns the crowd just like a taboo male revue.
Can you feel it? That’s the elation rising as you get richer stacking your chips in a Vegas casino. A completely different feeling comes over you when you’re eating chips. Actually, it’s all the feels (in stages)…guilt, shame, a heavy bloating sensation, the creep of calories to your thighs… Stop the swallowing and the wallowing. Time to put the bag down and dollars up. There are table games to be won.
The Universal Pictures movie premiere of “Jason Bourne” was held at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Monday, July 18, 2016. And this wasn’t the first time star power hit Caesars Palace. We can go ahead and add Matt Damon to the constant influx of A-listers who have enriched the empire since its opening 50 years ago. Yet, we don’t let this parade of blockbusters, red carpets and celebrity-stays go to our heads. We do, however, applaud the fact that almost 30 feature films have used our Roman resort as their backdrop.
Coming in hot—and meaty, and tasty—is the newest addition to the Strip, Wahlburgers. “Entourage” executive producer, Mark Wahlberg, teamed up with his brothers Paul and Donnie to bring the Wahlfaves from the original menu to the Grand Bazaar Shops. Get your “Triple Decker” and “O.F.D. Originally from Dorchestah” burgers from the walk-up window or make your way inside where you might find yourself sipping specialty drinks with the stars.
Did you know the High Roller at The LINQ Promenade is giving yoga lessons? Yep it’s official, you can find your Zen at 550 feet in the air. But not everyone wants to get into Lotus position above Sin City. Some would rather flare into a b-boy power move with the Vegas skyline at their feet. Did you also know the High Roller does not give dancing lessons? Nope, you have to find the beat all by yourself.
After Drai’s Nightclub, it’s the after-party.
After the after-party, it’s the hotel lobby.
At valet, it’s a twerking party.
Vegas—where postgaming might be more prevalent than pregaming. Not sure what we mean? Press play on this parking lot playfulness and you’ll see that even purses get dropped like they’re hot long after the club doors close.