12 Top Things To Do At The Bellagio For The Full Experience

By Elle
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Bellagio Hotel & Casino is brimming with things to see and do. As one of the higher-end resorts on the Las Vegas Strip, you best believe they had to do it big to create an extravagant and over-the-top experience for anyone who steps foot inside the resort property!

Since Las Vegas is practically our second home, we’ve explored Bellagio more times than we can count. But if you’re visiting Las Vegas for the first time or don’t plan on returning to Vegas over and over again, you should carve out a good chunk of time to explore the hotel.

Bellagio is not just some hotel that you pop into for 20 minutes and move on to the next. There are so many cool things to see and do within the hotel that you might even end up staying for hours to experience it all!

For example, did you know that Cirque du Soleil’s most sought-after show calls Bellagio home? How about the fact that the Mayfair Supper Club has a swanky jazz dinner show here every Sunday night? And of course, do we even need to mention the Bellagio Fountain Show or Dave Chihuly’s colorful glass sculpture that adorns the hotel lobby?

Even considering what I listed above — we’ve barely just scratched the surface! Like I said, there’s a lot to look forward to at this prestigious hotel. Here are our top recommended things to do at Bellagio for the full experience.

Bellagio Fountain Show

See Dave Chihuly’s glass sculpture in the lobby

Bellagio Lobby Dave Chihuly

First off, if you haven’t heard of Dave Chihuly, you’ve been living under a rock… or something similar. If you’ve ever seen blown glass in crazy shapes and colors resembling flowers and nature, there are good chances that they were probably created by him.

Chihuly is the artist who created “Fiori di Como” (which translates to “Flowers of Como” in English), the glass sculpture that hangs from the ceiling in Bellagio’s lobby. Covering over 2,000 square feet of ceiling space, the sculpture is made up of 2,000 hand-blown glass blossoms in jewel-tone colors such as orange, purple, yellow, red, and more.

It is arguably the most recognized and photographed piece of public art in Las Vegas — and one of the largest glass sculptures ever created! The entire ceiling is a magnificent sight to see. Trust me, it’s a must-see for anyone, even if you don’t have an eye for art.

O by Cirque du Soleil

Cirque Du Soleil O at Bellagio Las Vegas
Courtesy of Cirque Du Soleil

Prepare to have your mind blown by this aquatic-themed Cirque du Soleil show that combines jaw-dropping acrobatics with mesmerizing water effects. It’s like synchronized swimming on steroids, with performers defying gravity and diving into a world of wonder right before your eyes.

If you’re stuck choosing between all the different Cirque du Soleil shows offered in Vegas, make it this one. While it is the most expensive, it still remains the top seller!

It took us over a decade from the time we first visited Vegas to watch this show (we were poor college students for quite some time). But now having seen it, the grace, awe, beauty, and happiness we experienced during the show was worth every single penny!

Sure, you could watch a regular old magic show, but why settle for the mundane when you can experience the surreal spectacle of O?

You can learn more about O by Cirque du Soleil here.

See the Bellagio Fountain Show

Bellagio Fountains
Courtesy of MGM Resorts International

What more should I say about the Bellagio Fountain Show that hasn’t already been said? This is hands-down one of the most famous attractions across all of Las Vegas. And the fact that it’s free makes it even more amazing.

This water show features lights and music (genres include classical, opera, Broadway, and even pop songs) to give visitors a quintessentially Vegas experience. Despite seeing it many times now, we’ll still stop to see the show if we happen to be walking the Strip during the time the show is on. It’s always super pretty to see!

The fountain show runs every half hour during the day and every 15 minutes in the evening. We recommend catching it in the evening for that extra wow factor!

Seasonal displays at the Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Bellagio Conservatory Spring Display Las Vegas

One must-see attraction inside of Bellagio is the rotating display at the Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Depending on when you are in Vegas, you get to enjoy one of five rotating displays of plants, flowers, and over-the-top decor. Seriously, they go all out.

Each season, the talented Horticulture and Engineering teams transform the 14,000-square-foot Botanical Gardens into a showcase of inspiring sights, sounds, scents, and colors! Depending on when you go, you’ll be able to enjoy a different landscape featuring Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter, along with a special display for Lunar New Year.

In the past years, we’ve seen some really epic displays — one year during the holidays, they even pumped gingerbread aromas throughout the entire venue. Like I said, these multi-sensory displays are incredibly grand!

We’re talking larger-than-life sculptures, blooming flowers as far as the eye can see, and decorations that’ll make every single picture you take postcard-perfect. Trust me, you won’t want to miss it.

Gorge in endless foods at The Buffet

The Buffet at Bellagio

When you’re in Vegas, you NEED to eat a buffet. It’s like a rite of passage in Sin City!

What we love about the brunch buffet at Bellagio is that it’s equal parts breakfast and lunch. If you’re more of a breakfast person, you can indulge in typical brunch fare like eggs, bacon, pancakes, oatmeal, waffles, sausage, and all sorts of potatoes.

But if you’re feeling more lunch-y, you’ve got a lot to look forward to as well. There’s a customizable omelette station, a carving station, and to our surprise, an array of raw and cooked seafood options. There’s unlimited poke that you can serve yourself, as well as a dedicated made-to-order poke bowl station.

The buffet also features things like raw oysters, oysters Rockefeller, shrimp cocktail, braised short rib, bone marrow, a full salad bar with vegetarian options, fresh fruit, and a delectable dessert section with made-to-order crepes!

The Buffet at Bellagio

In our opinion, the stars of the show here are the seabass, the short rib, the massive dessert station, the crepes, and the freshly pressed juices.

Keep in mind that reservations are not accepted, so it’s best to visit during off-peak hours or be prepared for a wait of about 30 minutes to an hour, especially during busy times.

Mayfair Supper Club

Mayfair Supper Club Bellagio
Courtesy of MGM Resorts International

The Mayfair Supper Club is a whole vibe. You’ll get elevated food, drinks, and a show all rolled into one swanky package.

This unique and theatrical dining experience is inspired by top supper clubs around the world, promising a return to the glamorous eras of Las Vegas and old New York.

Located against the backdrop of the iconic Fountains of Bellagio, this trendy yet nostalgically-themed restaurant offers a feast for the senses with impeccable food presentations, drink selections, and endless entertainment complete with a live band, dancers, and vocalists.

If you’re here on Fridays and Saturdays, the Mayfair After Dark experience is a must. Sundays are when they have their swanky jazz dinner!

The Pinky Ring

The Pinky Ring at Bellagio

The name Bruno Mars should make your ears perk up a little for this one. This is his new music lounge after all!

Channel your inner Bruno Mars at The Pinky Ring, the newest hotspot at the Bellagio. While the man himself might not be there to serenade you, his spirit and energy permeates every corner of this party destination and entertainment lounge.

With The Hooligans setting the stage on fire as the resident house band, guests can expect to be transported to a world of timeless glamour and unforgettable artistry. From specialty cocktails to live performances, every detail has been carefully crafted by the global superstar to ensure a night you’ll never forget.

Oh yeah, and no phones are allowed inside. Personally, we love that policy! It makes music SO much better!

Lago by Julian Serrano

Tired of the same old dining experiences? Say hello to Lago, where renowned chef Julian Serrano serves up a drool-worthy menu of Italian cuisine with a modern twist. From savory small plates to decadent desserts, each dish is a work of art that will leave your taste buds begging for more.

Not sure what to order? One of the most iconic dishes is the Truffled Egg Toast. This delectable dish features a creamy egg yolk nestled atop a crispy slice of bread, drizzled with truffle oil and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese. It’s a must order!

Plus, with stunning views of the Bellagio fountains as your backdrop, this is one meal you won’t soon forget.

Picasso

Bellagio Restaurants - Picasso
Courtesy of MGM Resorts International

No, not the painter, the restaurant (although you might feel like you’re dining in a work of art). Head to PIcasso if you want to taste the incredible dishes from Executive Chef Julian Serrano, inspired by the regional cuisine of Spain as well as France. This is one of the Michelin Star restaurants at Bellagio.

The top dish? That’s easy: the Pan-Seared Scallops. Each bite is like a little slice of heaven, perfectly cooked and bursting with flavor. Plus, the atmosphere is so fancy, you’ll feel like you’re rubbing elbows with the Vegas elite.

For a signature Bellagio experience, you can opt to dine outdoors, where the patio overlooks the romantic Fountains of Bellagio. The fountain show happens every 15-30 min around dinner time, so you’ll get a dinner and a show!

Go shopping at Via Bellagio Shops

Via Bellagio Shops

Alright, shopaholics, get ready to treat yo’ self at the Bellagio! This isn’t your average stroll through the mall—oh no, this is luxury shopping at its finest. We’re talking big-name brands like Alexander McQueen, Chanel, Dior, Fendi, Gucci, Prada, and more.

Even if you’re not planning to drop some serious cash (hey, we’ve all got budgets, right?), just taking a leisurely walk down Via Bellagio is an experience in itself. The glass ceilings, elegant storefronts, and overall atmosphere will have you feeling like you’ve been whisked away to the real Italian city of Bellagio.

Le Cirque

If an ultra-fancy meal is what you’re after, head to Le Cirque. With its whimsical atmosphere and gourmet French cuisine, this Michelin-starred restaurant is a feast for the senses. The opulence here is no joke — the restaurant has a AAA Five Diamond Award rating and Forbes Travel Guide 5 Star Rating!

It’s the perfect place to treat yourself like the VIP you truly are!

For starters, the Lobster Salad is a masterpiece of flavors and presentation, featuring succulent lobster meat paired with seasonal vegetables and a light, refreshing dressing. We’ll leave the rest of the amazing menu for you to discover for yourself.

Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art

Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art

The Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art (BGFA) offers an intimate, 2,600 square-foot space for exhibitions of curiosity and art. Established in 1998 inside the Bellagio Resort & Casino, the gallery has been a hub for showcasing exhibitions of artworks and objects sourced from internationally acclaimed museums and private collections.

Past exhibitions have included a diverse range of themes, from “ICONS of Contemporary Art” to “In Bloom” to “Ase: Afro Frequencies” and “Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection”.

Admission to the gallery does seem kind of high, given that the space is so small — but hey, nothing comes cheap at Bellagio! With just about a half-hour of exploration, you’ll be able to get through the gallery.

Before you leave, check out the Perrotin Store, a new space championing contemporary art, located beside the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art.

Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art Gift Store

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About The Author - Elle
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My name is Elle and I'm a travel blogger based in California. I love helping people plan trips and create unique itineraries based on their interests and their budgets. I'm a huge fan of outdoor adventures and doing off-the-beaten-path things in Las Vegas (and around the world too)!