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Things To Do at and Near Harrah’s Las Vegas

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.

While the resort opened in 1973, Harrah’s has recently renovated all guestrooms and offers some of the more affordable suites on the Strip.

Given the resort’s central location, itinerary-worthy activities are abundant at Harrah’s and nearby.

Itinerary Ideas 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:

Performers from X Country singing on stage

Donny Osmond: Formerly, Donny called Flamingo home along with his sister Marie. Now, he’s gone solo and plays the hits like “Puppy Love” and “Go Away Little Girl” at Harrah’s.

Base-level tickets land in the mid-$60s and can be priced out with:

Donny Osmond on Stage
Credit: Denise Truscello/Caesars Entertainment

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:

4 women sit around a table

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.

Exterior of NUMB at Harrah's Las Vegas.

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.

Exterior of the Piano Bar at Harrah's

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.

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.

Carnival Court Bar exterior
Courtesy of Caesars Entertainment

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.

Itinerary Ideas 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.

McDonalds arch at Casino Royale
That’s the place – ©nicknick/123RF.COM

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.

Casino Royale Exterior

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.

Forum Shops Atrium
Photo Courtesy of Caesars Entertainment

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.

Grand Canal Shoppes at Venetian Las Vegas
Few things catch our eye like the Grand Canal Shoppes…

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.

A fake fireplace burns and a TV "mounted" above it behind ice plays fake news.
Minus5 Icebar at LINQ

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.

High Roller Observation Wheel with Brooklyn Bowl sign in the foreground
Linq’s Promenade anchored by the High Roller

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.

Exterior of O'Sheas casino
Credit: Denise Truscello/Ceasars Entertainment

Thrill seekers can also get an adrenaline rush on the FlyLinq Zipline, which sends riders flying over the crowds below. At about half the price of SlotZilla downtown, FlyLinq is a compelling value.

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.

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.

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