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Things To Do at and Near Cromwell Las Vegas

The former Barbary Coast and Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall underwent a $185 million transformation to become what we know to be Cromwell today.

While the resort’s past incarnations were known (and loved) for being a bit rough around the edges, Cromwell is a luxurious boutique resort property comprised of 188 guestrooms and a 40,000-square-foot gaming floor.

Although small in stature compared to other resorts on the Strip, there are still plenty of itinerary-worthy activities at Cromwell and nearby.

Things To Do at Cromwell Las Vegas

Place a sports bet: Cromwell has an underrated little sportsbook in the back of the property. What it lacks in enormity, it makes up for with an intimate vibe, crystal-clear screens, and small crowds. It’s usually easy to find a seat, and always a minimal line to place a bet during non-peak times/events.

Hit the pool: While Drai’s rooftop pool is complimentary for hotel guests, non-guests can always gain access on weekdays by renting a cabana or daybed (here).

On weekends, the pool transforms to Drai’s Beach Club during the day, so the atmosphere shifts from relaxing to a raucous party. Again, hotel guests get in free, while guests will need to buy tickets (here).

Rooftop pool at Cromwell Las Vegas
Photo Courtesy of Caesars Entertainment

Grab a Craft Cocktail: Intimate, quiet, and elegant is the best way to describe Bound Cocktail Lounge which is located in the back right corner of the property across from the sportsbook.

With craft cocktails in the $20-$25 range, and light meal options hovering around a $15 price point, this quiet lounge could be a great spot to kick your evening off right.

Bound bar entrance
Courtesy of Caesars Entertainment

Enjoy dinner with a view: Giada, perched on the second floor of Cromwell is a great spot to enjoy dinner with a view of the Bellagio Fountains.

Pasta on the menu lands in the $30-$40 range, while chicken, steak, and seafood options cost $40 and up.

Dining room and window seating at Giada
Giada’s Window Seating – Courtesy of Caesars Entertainment

Grab a cheap snack: EatWell is among my favorite cheap places to eat on the Strip offering $14 breakfast sandwiches, and $16 sandwiches for lunch/dinner. Starbucks coffee is also available for $6 (tall) or $8 (venti).

Related: Cromwell Luxury Hotel Room Review.

Exterior at Eatwell within Cromwell.

Things To Do Near Cromwell

Given the resort’s location in the middle of the Las Vegas Strip, there’s no shortage of things to do and see.

First, you can’t go wrong stopping by Bellagio across the street to take advantage of free attractions like the Fountains of Bellagio water show as well as the conservatory display inside.

Fountains of Bellagio with Paris Las Vegas in the Background

Next, stop by the bar outside of Flamingo that faces Cromwell along the Strip. The drinks are relatively cheap, but the people watching is next level.

In Las Vegas, the full spectrum of humanity is on display, and this is the perfect perch to watch it pass by.

An outdoor bar at Flamingo photographed at night
This is the Spot to see some weird.

Caesars Palace, also across the street is worth a visit for numerous reasons, but I love strolling the Forum Shops which boasts Roman theming and has some serious “wow factor”.

Forum Shops Atrium
Photo Courtesy of Caesars Entertainment

If craft cocktails and speakeasies are your jam, venture over to Cosmopolitan and stop into one of their 3 hidden bars – Ghost Donkey, The Barbershop, and The Ski Lodge.

Of the 3, my top pick is The Ski Lodge, which instantly transports you to a snowy mountainous retreat.

Interior of The Ski Lodge with LED screens behind the bar simulating windows overlooking a snowy landscape
The Ski Lodge

After your drinks at Cosmopolitan, visit Secret Pizza, which is also hidden for a late-night snack.

Hallway to Secret Pizza, which is lined with record covers
Hint – Look for this hallway and you will have found Secret Pizza.

The adrenaline junkies among you may enjoy flying over the LINQ Promenade on the FlyLinq Zipline, which sends riders flying a distance of 1,100 feet at heights of up to 114 feet above the ground.

I recently experienced FlyLinq and found the ride to be gentle, scenic, and minimally terrifying.

View from the launch deck at FlyLINQ. Linq is on the left and Flamingo is on the right. The high roller observation wheel is in the background.
The view from the Flight Deck.

Clearly, if you plan to stay at Cromwell, you’ll have no shortage of things to do both at the resort, and nearby. Have a great stay in Las Vegas, and win big!

For more inspiration, check out our rundown of things to do at each resort on the Strip in Las Vegas.

Related: Check out these Free Activities in Vegas and Kid-Friendly Activities!

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