Planet Hollywood is conveniently located smack dab in the middle of the Las Vegas Strip with notable neighbors like Paris, Bellagio, and Cosmopolitan. With a location like that in the city dubbed the “Entertainment Capital of the World” you can be assured that there is plenty to do at and near Planet Hollywood.
Making Planet Hollywood unique when compared to other properties is the expansive Miracle Mile Shops that call the resort home. With over 200 places to eat, drink, and seek entertainment, the Miracle Mile is one of our favorite places to check out while in Vegas due primarily to an abundance of cheap food and drink options.
Below, we’ll dive into some notable things to do at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas!
Things To Do at Planet Hollywood
See Criss Angel Mindfreak: If you like your magic shows to come with a heavy dose of pyrotechnics, choreographed dancing, and production value, then Criss Angel Mindfreak could be right up your ally. Earning 4.4/5 stars from patrons on Vegas.com, the show is one of the most popular magic shows in Vegas. We recommend pricing out tickets both directly with the box office here, and also here, with Vegas.com to gauge the better deal.
Nathan Burton Comedy Magic: An afternoon show, Nathan Burton Comedy Magic is family-friendly featuring an array of tricks with laughs sprinkled in. As a former contestant on “America’s Got Talent” and earning 4.6/5 stars on Vegas.com, we doubt you’ll be bored. While tickets can be purchased in advance here, there is also a current Groupon deal that will allow you to score a $69.98 ticket ($109.97 normally).
Tenors of Rock: Classic rock fans should put Tenors of Rock atop their list of things to do at Planet Hollywood as music from Guns N’ Roses, Queen, Aerosmith, and AC/DC, among other bands, is covered. Tickets start at $69.99 when booking with the box office here, but we also recommend you check prices on Vegas.com here, which can be a few bucks cheaper.
Marc Savard Comedy Hypnosis: Either volunteer to be put under Marc Savard’s spell, or sit back and watch others make a fool of themselves under hypnosis. Whether you are brave enough to get on stage or not, you are in for a hilarious time. Earning a 4.5/5 star rating on Vegas.com, very few walk away disappointed. Tickets can be purchased in advance here in the $59 – $110 range. There is also a current Groupon offer that will allow you to score general admission tickets for as little as $19 ($40.32 normally), or tickets in the preferred section for $69.98 ($109.98 normally). View the Groupon deal here.
The Ultimate Variety Show: If you crave a little bit of everything in your Vegas entertainment choice, check out The Ultimate Variety Show in the Miracle Mile Shops. With a wide-ranging variety of acts that include comedians, magicians, and acrobats, there is something for everyone. Tickets can be purchased in advance here in the $79 – $150 range. Note that there is also a current Groupon deal good for 40% off face value.
Free Ranstorm Show: Found in the Miracle Mile Shops, the free rainstorm show fires to life at the top of each hour Monday – Thursday and every half-hour Friday – Sunday. Full disclosure, it just isn’t that cool, BUT, if you are in the area we recommend sticking around for a moment of zen.
Check Our The Tipsy Robot: Visiting a bar staffed by robots certainly qualifies as a unique thing to do at Planet Hollywood. The two robotic arms that work behind the bar at Tipsy Robot can concoct up to 120 drinks per hour and 1,440 per day. Guests dream up and order their desired cocktail via a tablet, and the robots get to work. A typical drink costs about $15, but stopping by to watch is free.
Grab a Craft Beer: Sin City Brewing Co. offers craft beer options ranging from a German Hefeweizen, to “The Dark Side of Sin”, an Irish Dry Stout. If you are anything like me, sniffing out a unique drink or beer is high on your list to do in Vegas, and you can do it in the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood.
Find Remnants of Aladdin: As a Vegas history dweeb, I enjoy finding glimpses into Planet Hollywood’s past life as Aladdin, a Moroccan themed resort. See if you can find the lingering theming elements from the Miracle Mile Shops days as the “Desert Passage”.
Ride the FlowRider: Planet Hollywood’s rooftop pool deck offers spectacular views of surrounding resorts on the Strip. For $25, you can take a half-hour ride on the FlowRider, which is an infinite stream of water allowing guests the opportunity to surf in the middle of the desert.
Get a photo with the Crazy Girls: As one of the most iconic photo opportunities in Vegas, the bronze statue that used to sit out front of Riviera is a can’t miss attraction.
Cheap Restaurants in the Miracle Mile Shops
Among our favorite things to do at Planet Hollywood are taking advantage of the numerous inexpensive food and drink deals in the Miracle Mile Shops. Below, are some of our favorites!
Ocean One Grille: The lunch menu makes Ocean One one of our favorite cheap places to eat on the Strip. Everything is $4.99, and for the price, portion size and quality are both wins. Seriously, items like their Half Pound Sirloin Burger, Chicken Tacos, Buffalo Chicken Wrap, and a selection of salads are that cheap. Adding to the value proposition is their neverending 3 for 1 deal on drinks. No, it’s not upscale, but Ocean One is a value seeker’s dream.
La Salsa Cantina: Looking for a cheap breakfast and a bloody? La Salsa Cantina has a $4.79 breakfast special that includes 2 eggs, a choice of bacon, ham or sausage, and southwest potatoes. Add a Bloody Mary for a mere .99 cents. Not bad!
Ketchup Premium Burger Bar: There is seemingly always a good deal to be had at Ketchup. Currently, they run a 2 for 1 hot dog deal on Tuesdays, 2 for one chicken tender deal on Wednesday, and offer a $5 Classic Burger Monday – Friday from 11 am – 3 pm. For those interested, you can also score $20 worth of food for only $13 with this specific Groupon offer.
Cheap Drink Options in the Miracle Mile Shops
If you peruse our compilation of cheap drinks and happy hour deals on the Las Vegas Strip, you’ll notice that bars and restaurants in The Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood make up nearly half the list. If drinking cheap is your jam, then you will have plenty to do at Planet Hollywood. Here are a few of our favorites:
Flights: Offering 3 drinks for $12, and $2 shots, Flights is an inexpensive spot to drive your BAC higher.
Ocean One: Drinks are always 3 for 1, need we say more?
Blondies: For $20, you can consume all the well drinks/draft beer you can handle between either 3 pm to 6 pm or 9 pm to midnight, Monday – Friday.
Things To Do Near Planet Hollywood Las Vegas
Conveniently located near a number of mega-resorts, there are a ton of things to do near Planet Hollywood on the Strip. If into clandestine cocktails, stop by Cosmopolitan to find their Ghost Donkey speakeasy.
Of course, visiting Paris is a must. Things to do there include the Eiffel Tower observation deck, or grabbing a rooftop beer with a view of the Bellagio Fountains at Beer Park. The Parisian-inspired theming is enough to warrant a visit on its own, however.
Speaking of Bellagio, put the free attractions there at the top of your list of things to do near Planet Hollywood. Specifically, the Fountains of Bellagio water show and the seasonal display in the conservatory inside.
To the south, we are enthralled with Topgolf behind MGM Grand. Even if you don’t golf regularly, the games offered at the driving range are a great social lubricant for groups. In addition to golf, they also offer a 2-level pool that is open to the public and bartop video poker.
Given the resort’s location, there’s more to do than we can mention here. Check out this breakdown of things to do at every resort on the Strip.