Things To Do at and Near Caesars Palace Las Vegas

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Caesars Palace has been a staple of the Las Vegas Strip since the summer of 1966 when it was opened by Jay Sarno. At the time, Caesars occupied a much smaller footprint than it does today. Since opening, the property has morphed into a behemoth with nearly 4,000 guest rooms, 675,000 square feet of retail, 300,000 square feet of convention space, and 124,181 square feet of gaming.

As one of the largest properties on the Strip, we can assure you that there are plenty of things to do at and near Caesars Palace. Below, we’ll go over some the activities we recommend checking out!

Enjoy the Garden of the Gods Pool Complex: Spanning 5 acres, the stunning pool complex at Ceasars ranks among our favorite things to do at the property. Comprised of 6 different pools, you’re guaranteed to find space to relax or recover from the previous night. Swim up blackjack is also offered in the Fortuna Pool.

See Absinthe: If you’re into raunchy comedy, look no further than Absinthe, a show that is among the best in Vegas. Hosted by the “filthy” Gazillionaire, Absinthe also incorporates jaw dropping carnival acts and calls the Spiegelworld tent its home. Unlike other shows, you won’t be far from the action as no seat is further than 11 rows from the stage. The word may be overused, but Absinthe is certainly an intimate experience.

As Absinthe is a popular show, we do recommend buying tickets in advance either directly with Caesars, or Vegas.com which can be a couple bucks cheaper.

Walk the Forum Shops: A themed shopping mall, Forum Shops are worth walking weather you are hoping to make a purchase or not. While there are over 160 stores, most tourists enjoy checking out attractions like the Forum Shops’ 50,000 gallon aquarium, the free Fall of Atlantis show, and the many “instagrammagle” photo ops sprinkled about.

Forum Shops at Caesars Palace
So. Many. Photo. Ops in the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace – Photo Courtesy of Caesars Entertainment

Attack Bacchanal Buffet: As one of the buffets considered to be the best in Vegas, Bacchanal has something for every taste. Options range from crab legs, bone marrow, a made to order taco station, as well as other delicious options that are not likely to disappoint. Most options are offered in a single serve bowl, so certainly classier than troughs of food with spoons.

We recommend stopping in right before the changeover from lunch to dinner to capitalize on a lower lunch price, thin crowds, and high quality dinner options at the buffet.

Related: Bacchanal Buffet vs. Wicked Spoon – We checked them both out!

Relax in the Montecristo Cigar Bar: Stocked with fine cigar options, whiskey, and small plates, Montecristo is the perfect place to unwind after a long day of milling the Strip. While a cigar bar at a luxury property in Las Vegas may seem like a spendy proposition, cigar and drink pairings start at $35 and go up from there. Pretty affordable!

Check out the Sportsbook: One of our favorite things to do at Caesars Palace is placing a bet, and watching the game from the sportsbook bar, which has a perfect view of the book’s 143 foot video screen. Of course, we do this while playing at the bar top video poker machine and sipping comped drinks.

Check out free things to do near Caesars Palace: Caesars is located in the center of the Las Vegas Strip, and thus, there are a TON of things to do near the property. We recommend checking out both the Fountains of Bellagio, and Bellagio Conservatory as well as the Mirage Volcano. All are free, and awe inspiring.

See Also: A complete list of free things to do in Las Vegas.

Improve Your Luck: As things to do at Caesars go, put visiting (and in some cases, touching) these “lucky” spots near the top of your list:

A Brahma Shrine is located near the Absinthe show tent and many visitors don’t even know it exists. The shrine, which constructed in 1984, is said to bring good fortune.

Another popular strategy to improve ones good fortune is to touch the breasts of Cleopatra which extends outward from the Cleopatra’s Barge lounge.

Lastly, rubbing the hand of Caesar’s statue near the front of the casino is said to bring luck. You’ll know where to rub as the hand is well worn from all the attention.

Explore the Linq Promenade: Located directly across the street from Caesars, the Linq Promenade is an outdoor pedestrian shopping mall that offers a plethora of dining, drink, and shopping options. Among our favorite things to do on the promenade include grabbing a Frozen Bailey’s cocktail at O’Shea’s, snagging a cheap lunch at In-N-Out Burger, and taking a spin on the High Roller Observation Wheel.

If you are looking to partake in either the High Roller or FlyLinq Zipline which both call the Linq Promenade home, we recommend buying tickets online in advance to reserve your spot, and enable you to skip the ticket line. You’ll also save a few bucks just for booking online. You can buy tickets to High Roller here, and FlyLinq here.

Enjoy your time in Las Vegas! Given Caesars Palace’s location, there are a lot of worthwhile things to do both at the resort, and nearby, even if you dont gamble.

Related: Check out our perfect 1, 2, or 3 day itinerary in Las Vegas.

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