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Things To Do At and Near Fontainebleau Las Vegas

Fontainebleau Las Vegas finally opened to the public in December of 2023 after sitting vacant and incomplete for over 15 years.

Boasting over 3,640 rooms and a cavernous 150,000-square-foot casino, the North Strip resort packs a luxurious punch.

I had the opportunity to stop in on opening day and figured it would be fun to share some unique things to do and see at Fontainebleau. As you’ll see, most have to do with the resort’s aesthetic.

Things To Do at Fontainebleau

Wander and Gawk: Put bluntly, Fontainebleau is stunning and unlike any other casino in Las Vegas. Everyone should take time to wander, explore, and see it all.

Fontainebleau’s logo is a bowtie, and I enjoyed wandering around and identifying all the bowties, both obvious and concealed.

Everything from outdoor planters to couches and ashtrays is shaped like a bowtie.

A pathway on the casino floor. In the middle of the photo is the center bar with a stunning chandelier.
Entry to the high limit slots at Fontainebleau.
An aerial view from the second floor of Fontainebleau's casino floor.

Be Mesmerized by “Oceans”: On the topic of gawking, track down “Oceans” a kinetic sculpture created by Breakfast.

The curved wall of 483 blocks called “Brixels” moves to create a wave-like motion and one heck of a unique visual.

Gaze Up at “Lovers #3”: Another “must-see” art installation is “Lovers #3”, a 46-foot tall sculpture that combines aluminum, stainless steel, and gold.

Calling an enormous atrium home, the display is surrounded by two large murals called “The Touch” and “The Eye”.

It’s impressive.

Lovers #3, a 46 foot tall sculpture made of aluminum, steel, and gold stretches toward the ceiling.

Grab a Drink at Bleau Bar: Let me preface this by saying there are several stunning lounges scattered about Fontainebleau.

That being said, the feature attraction is Bleau Bar, which is in the middle of the casino floor underneath a chandelier made up of glass stalactites that are shaped like bowties.

The chandeleier above Bleau Bar at Fontainebleau.
A close up of the glass components of the Chandelier reveal the ends are little bowties.

Explore More Art: In addition to the two main sculptures I referenced above, Fontainebleau is home to other works of art that include a car standing on end, murals, and more.

See what is currently on display, here.

Exterior of Fontainebleau Las Vegas with a car standing vertically on it's front bumper as a decoration.

Catch a Game in The Tavern: The sportsbook at Fontainebleau is nestled inside a restaurant and bar called The Tavern, and it’s a cozy spot.

Place a bet. Grab a bite, or just belly up to the bar.

The videowall at Fontainebleau's Sportsbook.
The Tavern within the Sportsbook at Fontainebleau Las Vegas.
The Tavern, which is conjoined to Fontainebleau’s Sportsbook.

Things To Do Near Fontainebleau

Duck Into the Vice Den: One of my favorite nights in Las Vegas involved slinking into the secretive Here Kitty Kitty Vice Den at Resorts World with my wife.

The Here Kitty Kitty Vice Den is concealed behind a shelving unit in an active restaurant found in the Famous Foods Street Eats Food Hall.

Fuhu Cha Chaan Teng storefront,
See the middle shelving unit with the big golden cat? That’s the door.
Bar and seating in the vice den
Once inside the Vice Den.

Play Coin Slots: While Circus Circus’ casino is on the opposite end of the luxury spectrum as Fontainebleau, they offer a robust selection of $1 and $5 token slots that produce that endorphin-inducing “ting ting ting”.

A bank of $1 token slots at Circus Circus
There they are.

Grab a Great Taco: Across the street from Resorts World in a strip mall is Tacos El Gordo, which produces some of the best tacos this mouth has ever ingested.

Ordering is a bit confusing, and the line can be long, but I’d argue that it’s worth it. I suggest getting there a few minutes before they open for lunch to beat the crowds.

Adobada taco from Tacos El Gordo with meat, pico, and avacado sauce dumped on top
An adobada taco was ordered on a subsequent visit.

Play at Sahara: The historic Sahara is a block north of Fontainebleau and takes about 5 minutes to reach by foot.

The recently renovated gaming floor reeks of class, and the table minimums are sure to be a rung lower than you’ll find at Fontainebleau.

Sahara's casino floor. In the foreground is a golden decorative S emblazoned in the floor.

While you’re at Sahara, check out the happy hour at Casbar, which runs from 3-5pm and again from 8-9pm and offers BOGO beer and 50% off featured cocktails.

Exterior of Casbar at Sahara.

Visit the “World’s Largest” Gift Shop: The Bonanza gift shop is located across the street from Sahara and offers the most diverse assortment of souvenirs, trinkets, luggage, and candy in town.

If you have some gifts to buy for folks back home, consider this a one-stop shop.

Bonanza's weathered exterior marquee with STRAT's SkyPod towering over head in the background.

STRAT’s Observation Deck: While I wouldn’t recommend walking there, STRAT is a very short drive from Fontainebleau and their SkyPod observation deck and rides are can’t-miss attractions.

The view of the Las Vegas Valley is rivaled only by Maverick Helicopter’s aerial Strip tour.

Angled windows with a view of Las Vegas below in STRATs indoor observation deck
The indoor portion of the observation deck.
XScream tilting riders out over the edge of the tower.
X-Scream

Catch the Monorail: Fontainebleau is located on a bit of an island on the north end of the Strip. Fortunately, you can catch the Monorail to the heart of the action at Sahara, which I mentioned is a 5-minute walk to the north.

A single ride costs just $5.50, and the Monorail makes stops at notable resorts like Paris/Horseshoe, Harrah’s/LINQ, and MGM Grand.

Monorail in front of the High Roller
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Although Fontainebleau’s location isn’t perfect, there are some notable things to do nearby and the monorail stop at Sahara serves as an easy connection to the heart of the Strip.

Related: Things To Do at Every Resort on the Strip.

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