Harrah’s is located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, boasting 2,530 guestrooms and 87,000 square feet of gaming furnished with over 1,380 slot machines and 90 table games.
Given the resort’s central location, there’s an abundance of itinerary-worthy activities at Harrah’s and nearby.
Things To Do at Harrah’s
See a Burlesque Show: An “Ass Kick’n Topless Revue”, X Country is set to country music hits and is the perfect activity to rev up date night, or for a bachelor/bachelorette party in Las Vegas.
If you’re a little country and craving some risque, give this show a shot.
Tickets start at around $50 and can be priced out with:
Menopause the Musical: While a comedy show focused on “the change” that occurs mid-live may not have been atop your list of things to do in Vegas, you may want to reconsider – It’s freaking funny.
Tickets start at around $65 and can be priced out with:
Snag a Huge Cocktail: Looking for a place to buy one of those huge frozen cocktails you’ve seen people lugging around on the Strip?
Numb, a bar found at the front of Harrah’s casino floor, sells a 64 oz. monster that will not only get you buzzing but will assist in beating the heat.
Dueling Pianos: The Piano Bar hosts a free dueling piano show nightly from 9 pm – 2 am. Stop by early to grab a seat and sing along with twin sisters Kim and Tamara Pinegar.
Pete Vallee stars as Big Elvis: Another free show that calls the Piano Bar home, the legendary Pete Vallee plays both top hits and deep tracks as part of his Elvis tribute show several days a week.
The Big Elvis Show has attracted a cult following and has been mentioned as a top show by publications such as Time Magazine and the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
See HYPROV: Described as “Improv under hypnosis” HYPROV is a production led by hypnotist Asad Mecci alongside a lineup of comedians. Uniquely, the folks that are hypnotized on stage are selected from the audience.
Tickets start at around $40, and can be priced out with:
Catch the Game at Walk On’s: A new addition to Harrah’s, Walk On’s Sports Bistreaux is a sports bar that boasts former NFL Quarterback Drew Brees as an investor.
Grab a Drink at Carnaval Court: An outdoor bar nestled between Harrah’s and LINQ, Carnaval Court is beloved for flair bartending and live music from bands like The District, the Whip Its, and more.
It’s an upbeat, party atmosphere and there’s never a cover charge.
Play Keno: Harrah’s offers one of the last live keno games on the Strip. For those unfamiliar, the premise of the game involves players guessing which numbered balls will be pulled from a bowl. The more numbers you guess right, the more you win.
While keno is a fun way to wager a little to win a lot, the game does have an inflated house advantage when compared to other casino games, so don’t go too crazy.
Things To Do Near Harrah’s
For those looking to eat cheap on the Strip, Harrah’s is located in a good spot. Just outside the north entrance of the property is a McDonald’s, Chipotle, Chinese, and Pizza by the slice spot.
Also steps away from Harrah’s to the north, Casino Royale ranks as one of my favorite spots to grab cheap drinks on the Strip with a selection of $3 bottled beer.
While you’re at Casino Royale, sign up for their player’s club – All new sign-ups get the first $20 they lose refunded as free play in the casino.
Across the street, Caesars Palace’s food court also has a few solid affordable meal options such as The Halal Guys, which serves a filling gyro bowl for around $15.
While at Caesars, be sure to check out the Forum Shops which shares the same Roman theme as the rest of the resort and offers numerous photo ops.
On the topic of malls, visit The Venetian and walk through the Grand Canal Shoppes which is the pinnacle of theming excellence.
The Shoppes gives the illusion of being in Italy, complete with indoor canals with gondolas, a mock St. Mark’s Square, and cobblestone walkways.
Just to the south of Harrah’s is the LINQ Promenade which boasts an impressive amount of shopping, activities, dining, and bars, anchored by the High Roller Observation Wheel. There’s even a bar made entirely of ice.
If taking a spin on the 550-foot tall High Roller, I suggest paying up for the open bar package, which I’ve found to be a good value.
I never miss the opportunity to stop into O’Sheas to grab a Frozen Bailey’s, which is essentially a boozy malt. Tough to beat on a hot day.
Given the resort’s center-Strip location, there’s no shortage of activities to tackle at and near Harrah’s – Have fun exploring!
For more inspiration, check out my resort by resort breakdown of things to do on the Strip.
I’m a former software salesman turned Vegas aficionado. While the craps table is my preferred habitat, I pull myself away to explore new attractions, shows, restaurants, and outdoor activities around Las Vegas with the intent of sharing my experiences.
Ultimately, I just want to help folks plan a better trip and save a few bucks in the process.