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Things To Do at and Near Wynn/Encore Las Vegas

Wynn and Encore are recognized as being among the most luxurious resorts in Las Vegas and their combined casino floors rank as the largest on the Strip by square footage. Even if Wynn and Encore’s high-end gambling, dining, and shopping options are beyond your budget, the unique and extraordinary elements that constitute the properties make them worthy of a stop.

With that in mind, we wanted to highlight some unique and popular things to do at Wynn and Encore and nearby besides gamble.

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Things To Do at Wynn/Encore Las Vegas

See Lake of Dreams: Grab a cocktail at Parasol Down overlooking the free Lake of Dreams show offered nightly every half hour starting at sundown. The man-made lake, acting as the setting of the show, is accentuated by over 1,500 trees, a 90-foot waterfall, and over 5,500 LED lights. In addition to Parasol Down, both Lakeside and SW Steakhouse have patios overlooking Wynn’s Lake of Dreams. There is also a free viewing area for those not looking to grab food or drink.

Dueling Pianos: Another free show at Wynn, Eastside Lounge hosts one of the few dueling piano shows in Las Vegas. Entertainment kicks off nightly at 9:30, with the average handcrafted cocktail costing $18-$20. As an upscale lounge, we recommend dressing the part. Swimwear and tank tops are not permitted.

Walk the Conservatory: Among all things to do at Wynn, admiring the conservatory should be at the top of your list. Enjoy the floral arrangements, plant life, and trees that are difficult to find in the middle of the desert, much less inside a Las Vegas casino. Another free attraction, Wynn’s Conservatory makes for a perfect photo opportunity.

Wynn Las Vegas Conservatory
Wynn’s Conservatory

High-End Shopping: I detest shopping. I don’t enjoy doing it at home, and wouldn’t dream of spending my time in Vegas walking around a shopping mall. I promise you, the Wynn Plaza Shops are an exception. While shoppers will enjoy perusing stores like Breitling, Le Labo, Loewe, and Louis Vuitton, all will enjoy the beauty, luxury, and artistic displays at the Wynn Plaza Shops.

Related: Check out these other high-end shopping malls in Las Vegas!

Wynn Plaza Shops
This isn’t your neighborhood mall.
Art on display at Wynn Plaza Shops
Artwork on display at Wynn’s Plaza Shops

Play a Round of Golf: Wynn’s 6,722 yard, par 70 golf course, designed by Tom Fazio offers guests the opportunity to play a high-end round. Forget your clubs? Don’t stress it. A set of Callaway loaner clubs is included with any green fee. The cost to play Wynn’s golf course ranges from $250 – $400 depending on when you aim to play.

Wynn's Golf Course
Yea, it’s likely worth the pricetag – Photo Courtesy of Wynn Resorts/Brian Oar

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Ideas For Things To Do Near Wynn and Encore

Explore Venetian: Just south of Wynn, Venetian is intricately themed and stunning to see in person. Ensure you walk through the Grand Canal Shoppes, which give guests the illusion of walking the streets of Venice, Italy. Complete with canals, gondoliers, and even a replica St. Mark’s Square, the 160 retail shops are almost an afterthought.

Eat a TON of Sushi: Yama Sushi is a short 5-minute walk north of Encore, across the street from Resorts World. Uniquely, they are among the only restaurants serving all-you-can-eat sushi on the Strip. Eat your fill for lunch or dinner for under $26 before taxes and tip.

See an Eruption: The volcano out front of Mirage is a free attraction and deserves to be at the top of your list of things to do near Wynn and Encore. A powerful, and hot, display, the Mirage Volcano is among the best free things to do in Las Vegas.

Grab Dinner With a View: We compiled a list of restaurants with a view of the iconic Fountains of Bellagio. While restaurants at Bellagio with a view tend to be spendy, options across the street at Hexx, Beer Park, and Mon Ami Gabi come with less sticker shock.

Venture to the Top of STRAT’s SkyPod: Take a quick Uber/Lyft to STRAT and take the elevator to the top of their SkyPod. There, you’ll be able to enjoy stunning views of Las Vegas, grab a cocktail, and scare yourself silly on one of the 3 rides that will test your fear of heights. Discounted observation deck tickets and ride packages can be bought via this deal currently on Groupon.

Visit Resorts World: The newest resort in Las Vegas, Resorts World, is a 10-minute walk north of Encore and worth the trip! In addition to a sprawling casino and an abundance of food options, the casino is also home to the Here Kitty Kitty Vice Den Speakeasy, which is disguised as a snack and trinket store.

Tacos El Gordo: Also 10 minutes north of Encore by foot, Tacos El Gordo delivers authentic Mexican fare at a price that won’t break the bank. Best yet, your food is made right in front of you after you place your order. It’s a popular spot, but don’t let the crowds scare you off. Tacos El Gordo is worth the wait.

Steak Taco at Tacos El Gordo
Just look at it.

Hopefully, we were able to help you find some things to do at Wynn and Encore to add to your Las Vegas itinerary! Given its location on the Strip, you will have no trouble staying busy! For additional ideas, check out our breakdown of things to do on the Strip by resort.

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