Bellagio is among the crown jewels on the Las Vegas Strip. First opening its doors in 1998, Bellagio cost $1.6 billion to construct, has 3,933 guestrooms, and over 100,000 square feet of gaming.
Known for luxury when compared to other Las Vegas resorts, Bellagio enjoys high levels of guest satisfaction. Even if not staying at the resort, Bellagio should find its way onto the “must-see” list for anyone visiting Vegas.
Given the resort’s center Strip location, there is an abundance of things to do at Bellagio, and nearby.
Below, I’ll dive into notable things to do besides gambling when visiting Bellagio!
See also: Itinerary ideas! Our Ideal 3-day Las Vegas Itinerary.
Things To Do at Bellagio Las Vegas
Walk Through the Bellagio Conservatory: Open 24 hours per day and completely free, seeing the Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is among my favorite things to do at Bellagio. With rotating seasonal displays, you will have something new to look at every visit to Las Vegas.
A staff of 120 is involved in the maintenance of Bellagio’s 13,000-square-foot Conservatory, and their attention to detail shines through in the end product.
Interestingly, you can even dine at a table nestled in the conservatory. The prie-fixe menu is constructed by Michael Mina and costs $250 per person. Could make for the perfect date night in Vegas.
Gaze up at Dale Chihuly’s Fiori di Como: A glass floral sculpture that can be found in Bellagio’s hotel lobby on the ceiling, Fiori di Como is located just outside of the Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. The artistic display covers over 2,000 square feet and is comprised of 2,000 backlit glass flowers.
Fountains of Bellagio: Another free attraction, the Fountains of Bellagio are iconic. Choreographed to music and lighting, over 1,200 individual fountains dazzle guests daily in the 8+ acre man-made lake that sits between Bellagio and the Las Vegas Strip.
Check here for a Bellagio Fountain show schedule and a list of songs they dance to.
Eat Overlooking the Fountains: Restaurants at Bellagio with a fountain view include Lago, The Mayfair Supper Club, Spago, Picasso, PRIME Steakhouse, Yellowtail Japanese Restaurant & Lounge, and Le Cirque.
While fantastic, those restaurants can come with a hefty price tag. If a fountain view with a less intrusive bill is what you want, I suggest grabbing a bite across the street at Mon Ami Gabi or Beer Park at Paris.
Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art: Bellagio’s gallery has served as a temporary home for works by Pablo Picasso, Vincent Van Gogh, and Andy Warhol among other prominent names. Items on display are frequently rotated out making it worthwhile to stop by more than once.
Tickets to the Gallery of Fine art can be purchased in advance here, or in person at the box office.
See Cirque du Soleil’s “O”: Firmly situated as a top-tier show in Las Vegas, “O” takes the cinematic and acrobatic excellence you have come to expect from Cirque du Soleil and combines it with a 1.5 million gallon, 17-foot deep pool.
The 60-foot dives, synchronized swimming, and stage movements that make it all happen will leave you in awe. What I didn’t realize was that 122 technicians, including 14 people in scuba gear underwater for the duration of the show are needed to make the production possible.
If you’re going to see one show while in Vegas, this one is a good candidate.
As a popular show, I’d recommend snagging tickets in advance.
Eat at a High-End Buffet: The Buffet at Bellagio is among the best in Las Vegas, serving up an assortment of high-quality cuisine that spans the culinary spectrum.
I recently ate there and reviewed the brunch buffet at Bellagio – Check it out to gauge if it could be a good fit.
Take Advantage of the Pool: Bellagio’s pool deck boasts 5 separate pools and easily ranks among the best pool scenes in Las Vegas.
The complex is divided into separate “courtyards” separated by theming elements which gives the pool complex a more intimate, boutique feel than you’d expect from a mega-resort.
Staying true to the resort’s Italian theme, the pool deck is lush with green foliage and truly feels like something you would expect to see in the Mediterranean.
For those adventurous enough to swim year-round, Bellagio keeps a portion of the pool deck open in the winter.
Window Shop: Bellagio is home to numerous high-end shops including OMEGA, Fendi, Gucci, Chanel, Hermes, and Valentino. I say window shop only because the high-end shopping experience at Bellagio is out of my price range, however, your financial situation may allow for some purchases.
Things To Do Near Bellagio
Bellagio is in a perfect location to take advantage of things to do at nearby resorts. I recommend exploring the breathtaking Forum Shops at Caesars Palace which is among the best shopping malls on the Strip thanks to its Roman theme.
Across the street at LINQ, consider taking a spin (with unlimited booze) on the High Roller Observation Wheel, and peruse the various shopping, restaurant, and bar options along the LINQ Promenade.
Head over to Aria and explore their fine art collection, which is scattered about the property and includes an outdoor sculpture comprised of hundreds of boats.
Nextdoor at Cosmopolitan, see if you can find their hidden speakeasies, which include Ghost Donkey, The Barbershop, and The Ski Lodge.
After you enjoy a craft cocktail, go on a second scavenger hunt to find Secret Pizza to satisfy your hunger on the cheap.
If value is what you seek, take a lap around the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood where you can find some of the cheapest restaurants on the Strip. My favorite option is Ocean One, which boasts an expansive $5.99 lunch menu.
On the cheap drink front, it’s tough to beat Blondies which offers a $20 all-you-can-drink deal on weekdays from 3 pm – 6 pm.
With a mid-Strip location, there is no shortage of things to do at Bellagio or nearby. For more inspiration, check out my resort by resort breakdown of things to do on the Strip.
See Also: Hotel rooms that have a view of the Bellagio Fountains.
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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.
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