LINQ is located in the center of the Las Vegas Strip and is the reincarnation of what was once the Imperial Palace. The hotel at LINQ is comprised of 2,253 guestrooms which include options with bunk beds, and even poolside cabana rooms which offer guests direct access to the pool deck.
The renovated gaming floor at LINQ has a modern feel and clearly aims to attract a younger clientele.
As a LINQ fan myself, I thought it would be fun to detail some unique itinerary-worthy activities both at the resort and along its outdoor Promenade.
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Things To Do at LINQ
Grab a Frozen Bailey’s at O’Shea’s: Best described as a Bailey’s flavored malt that also offers intoxicating value, this frozen concoction is the perfect way to ease into the day after a late night of rambunctiousness.
Available only at the bar within O’Sheas, this is a must for me every time I’m in the area.
Stop Into a Bar Made of Ice: Speaking of refreshment, the LINQ Promenade is home to the Minus5 Icebar which is made completely of ice.
That’s right, the walls, tables, chairs, benches, decor… everything… is ice.
I recently experienced the Icebar and found the Icebar to be a fun, differentiated experience. Not to mention, a great change of pace on a 100+ degree day.
Grab a Cocktail at Carnaval Court: Carnaval Court is a lively Mardi Gras themed bar tucked between LINQ and Harrah’s. The party-like atmosphere at Carnaval Court is amplified by live music which is frequently offered.
The bartenders, “Flippy” in particular, make the experience memorable with their bottle-flipping flair and acrobatic pours which are essentially a free show.
Hit the Pool: With DJs performing 7 days a week, LINQ’s pool offers a party vibe that many are looking for. Located on LINQ’s rooftop, guests will also have views of surrounding resorts and the High Roller observation wheel.
Stay in a Poolside Room: One of the more unique room offerings in Las Vegas, LINQ offers a handful of “Poolside Cabana Rooms” that have their own outdoor cabana area that open up to the pool deck.
I recently stayed in a poolside cabana room, and found the instant pool access to be a nice perk!
High Roller Observation Wheel: Anchoring the LINQ Promenade, the High Roller Observation Wheel offers guests stunning views of the Las Vegas Strip both day and night.
I suggest upgrading to the “Happy Half Hour” package which provides an open bar over the duration of the ride for an extra few bucks. I’ve done it multiple times and have always gotten my money’s worth.
Whether opting for the unlimited drink package or not, I suggest booking your ride online in advance here. That will allow you to save a few bucks, but also will enable you to skip the line to buy tickets at the attraction.
Catch a game at The Book: LINQ’s sportsbook feels more like a high-end sports bar than a typical Vegas book. Instead of a few massive screens, The Book at LINQ has a plethora of televisions scattered about the venue.
While the book has been slimmed down a bit over the years, it still has an upbeat sports bar vibe and comparatively short lines at the betting window.
Get your arcade game fix at Re:Match: An indoor/outdoor bar near the front of the property, Re:Match aims to attract a younger demographic with a few classic games like Pac-Man, and Mario Kart available in a non-gambling, arcade format.
Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club: If you prefer a stand-up comedy show, check out a rotating selection of acts at Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club in the LINQ Promenade.
Incorporating both established acts and up-and-comers, tickets commonly can be found for under $30, but price it out to get the best deal.
My wife and I recently visited the comedy club to see Gina Brillon perform along with a few opening acts and left in pain from laughing. Well worth the $22 + fees we paid for the tickets.
Gorge Yourself at Hash House a Go Go: Known for their insane portion sizes, Hash House a Go Go at LINQ offers the type of breakfast that allows you to skip lunch while doubling as being instagrammable.
Explore the LINQ Promenade: LINQ’s Promenade is a pedestrian walkway that features various retail, dining, and bar options.
I always make a point to stop into AmeriCAN, a bar that specializes in canned beer, and of course In-N-Out Burger. With several bars along the promenade, solid happy hour deals are commonly offered.
Things to do Near LINQ
Free Shows at Harrah’s: The Piano Bar at Harrah’s is among my favorite spots to catch a free show in Vegas.
First, Pete Vallee stars as Big Elvis (see the Big Elvis schedule) and has earned a cult following among Las Vegas regulars.
The Piano Bar is also home to Kim and Tamara Pinegar’s dueling piano show (see the dueling piano schedule) which will have you singing along until the wee hours of the morning.
See REAL Bodies at Horseshoe: Learn about the inner workings of the human body with the aid of real 20 whole-body cadavers and 200+ partial human specimens at REAL Bodies.
I recently stopped by REAL Bodies and found it to be a bit morbid… but incredibly interesting.
See Piff at Flamingo: You may know him from America’s Got Talent, but Piff and his adorable assistant Mr. Piffles have brought their sarcastic brand of comedic magic to Flamingo.
Uniquely, both my kids and I find PIFF to be hilarious and often watch his clips on YouTube – This show’s a winner for people of all ages.
Tickets start in the $50s and can be priced out with:
Hopefully, I was able to point you toward some fun things to do at LINQ and nearby on the Strip. Have a great time, and I wish you the best of luck!
For more itinerary ideas check out my property-by-property rundown of things to do.
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.