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Things To Do at and Near Planet Hollywood Las Vegas

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 35 places to eat and drink, the Miracle Mile is one of my favorite places to check out while in Vegas due primarily to an abundance of cheap food and drink options.

Below, I’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 4/5 stars from patrons on TripAdvisor, the show is one of the more popular magic shows in Vegas.

I’d recommend pricing out tickets in advance:

Criss Angel poses on stage with two women at his feet and flames in the background

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 4.5/5 stars on TripAdvisor after 1,850+ reviews, I doubt you’ll be bored.

Nathan Burton performing an illusion

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 TripAdvisor, very few walk away disappointed.

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.

Two performers perform acrobatic acts shirtless

See a Big Name Performer: Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood attracts some of the top residencies in Las Vegas. Names like Shania Twain, The Scorpions, The Doobie Brothers, Christina Aguilera, and John Legend among others have all taken the stage.

You can see upcoming performances at Zappos Theater, here, to gauge if anything of interest matches up with your dates.

John Legend Advertismement
Courtesy Caesars Entertainment

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 I’d recommend sticking around for a moment of zen.

Free Rainstorm Show Pond at Planet Hollywood
I like to use the free rainstorm as a “gambling cool off”. A moment of reflection after losses.

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.

Robots making drinks at Tipsy Robot
Tipsy Robot at the Miracle Mile Shops

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”.

Desert Passage Ship at Miracle MIle Shops
A window into Planet Hollywood’s past.

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.

Cheap Restaurants in the Miracle Mile Shops

Among my favorite things to do at Planet Hollywood is taking advantage of the numerous inexpensive food and drink deals in the Miracle Mile Shops. Below, are some of my favorites!

Ocean One Grille: The lunch menu makes Ocean One one of my favorite cheap places to eat on the Strip. Everything is $5.99, 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.

Hamburger with lettuce and tomato with rice on the side
Honestly, pretty darn satisfying.

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 take a peek at 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 notable options:

Flights: Offering 3 drinks for as little as $12, Flights is an inexpensive spot to drive your BAC higher.

Flights and La Salsa Cantina Miracle Mile Shops in Las Vegas
Cheap Drinks, and some pretty cool scenery.

Ocean One: Drinks are always 3 for 1, need I say more?

Blondies: For $20, you can consume all the well drinks/draft beer you can handle between 3 pm – 6 pm (Monday – Friday). One of the few All you can drink deals on the Strip that offers beer and cocktails.

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 both their Ghost Donkey and The Barbershop speakeasies.

Green door with white donkey painted on it
Find this door and walk on through.

After your cocktails, find Secret Pizza, Cosmopolitan’s hidden pizza joint. There, you’ll find a selection of quick, cheap, and delicious slices.

Hallway lined with records leading to Secret Pizza
Navigate to the 3rd floor near the Chandelier Bar – Once you find this hallway, you made it.

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.

Eiffel Tower REstaurant exterior within the repica Eiffel Tower
©bloodua/123RF.COM

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.

You can even grab dinner with a view of Bellagio’s fountains.

A hot air balloon and blimp made of flowers in Bellagio's Conservatory

To the south, I’d recommend checking out Topgolf, which is located 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.

Driving Range at Topgolf with the Strip in the distance

Given the resort’s location, there’s more to do than I could possibly mention here. Check out this breakdown of things to do at every resort on the Strip.

See Also: Our perfect 1, 2, or 3 day Las Vegas itinerary.

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