13 Things To Do At Caesars Palace For The Full Experience

By Elle
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Caesars Palace is brimming with things to see and do. After all, it’s modeled after the opulence and grandeur of the Roman Empire, so you best believe they had to do it big to recreate the extravagance that existed during ancient Roman times!

Caesars Palace 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 there’s a life-size replica of Michelangelo’s David in Carrara marble here? Or that Absinthe, touted as the #1 show in Las Vegas, calls Caesars Palace home? How about the fact that The Colosseum has been home to some of the most epic residencies in all of Las Vegas? And that you no longer need to go to New York to enjoy Peter Luger Steakhouse?

Oh yeah, there’s a lot to look forward to at this prestigious hotel. Here are our top recommended things to do at Caesars Palace for the full experience.


The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace

In a nutshell: A luxury shopping destination with a unique Roman-inspired design.

Forum Shops Caesars Palace Las Vegas

The Forum Shops include approximately 160 specialty stores and fine restaurants. Its lauded designer stores such as Louis Vuitton, Versace, Giorgio Armani, Moncler, Chloe, Saint Laurent, Valentino and Gucci represent some of the biggest names in fashion.

You’ll also find other more approachable shops like Apple, Sephora, Allsaints, Aritzia, Ethel M Chocolates, Lululemon, Nike, and H&M here.

Some of the best restaurants located within The Forum Shops include Carmine’s (family-style Italian) and Joe’s Seafood Prime Steak & Stone Crab.

Don’t miss the Fountain of the Gods, it’s such a massive and intricately decorated fountain!

The Atlantis Show at The Forum Shops

In a nutshell: A free hourly animatronic show about the fall of Atlantis at The Forum Shops

The Atlantis Show Caesars Palace

Located within the Forum Shops are a couple of fountains that serve as the centerpiece of the mall. If you linger and shop long enough, you may start to hear sounds coming from the atrium near The Cheesecake Factory. That’ll be the Atlantis Show!

Consistently named among the top free attractions in Las Vegas, this popular animatronic attraction is an entertaining take on the legendary story of the ill-fated city of Atlantis.

Fun fact: The costumes and props featured in the show were created by the same team who worked on Thor and Pirates of the Caribbean, which is super neat. There are also fire effects, water effects, and a 20-foot winged dragon which is even cooler.

With more than 400 moving parts in each statue that comes to life, The Atlantis Show plays Thursday – Monday on the hour, beginning at 12:00 pm through 8:00 pm.

While you’re there, check out the 50,000-gallon aquarium that serves as the backdrop to the Atlantis shows. It’s filled with more than 300 saltwater fish including stingrays, small sharks, and other colorful fish. You might also be able to see staff members feeding the fish twice a day.

Omnia Nightclub

In a nutshell: A high-energy nightclub with top DJs and a party atmosphere.

Omnia Nightclub Caesars Palace
Main room at OMNIA | Courtesy of Caesars Entertainment

OMNIA at Caesar’s Palace is quite up there when it comes to nightclubs worth going to (along with XS and Marquee).

Highlights include residencies that have seen the likes of Calvin Harris, Tiesto, and Zedd, as well as the centerpiece of the club, a mesmerizing 11-ton kinetic chandelier that dances, ascends, descends, and transforms to the pulsating rhythm of the night.

In the main room, you’ll find the expansive dance floor beneath the colossal kinetic LED chandelier. Venturing into the ultra-lounge area feels like stumbling upon a hidden space filled with antique brass, mirrored panels, embossed vinyls, and opulent draping velvets.

Don’t miss the outdoor terrace, a sanctuary overlooking the famed Las Vegas Strip. The floor lights up in sync with the beats from the DJ booth!

Absinthe

In a nutshell: A critically acclaimed and unique theatrical show blending circus, burlesque, comedy, acrobatics, and adult humor.

Absinthe Caesars Palace Las Vegas
Courtesy of Spiegelworld

Named “the #1 greatest show in Las Vegas history” by Las Vegas Weekly, Absinthe is as provocative as it is unforgettable—delivering precisely the ‘only in Vegas’ experience you came looking for.

This show features world-class artists who push the boundaries with amazing feats of strength, balance, danger, and unfathomable flexibility. This Spiegelworld show is full of raunchy jokes, lingerie-clad acrobats, and adult comedy, so be prepared for an outlandishly good time.

Bacchanal Buffet

In a nutshell: A highly regarded buffet featuring a diverse selection of international cuisines.

Seafood at Bachannal Buffet at Caesars Palace
Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace

Bacchanal Buffet features hundreds of items prepared by a team of master chefs in nine globally-inspired open kitchens.

They recently underwent a renovation and are now back better than ever — featuring more cultural bites than ever before!

From smoked beef brisket to unlimited crab legs, Roman-style pizza to LA-style quesabirria tacos, there’s something for even the pickiest of palates. They also have lechon (whole roast pig), Korean fried chicken, dim sum, a ceviche bar, and seasonal agua frescas!

Dinner is extra special, featuring a Seafood Station highlighted by three kinds of crab, two kinds of shrimp, and a Cajun seafood boil. Small plates include roasted bone marrow, wood-grilled lamb T-bones, seared salmon, grilled kimchee oysters, made-to-order pasta and risotto, and three carving stations with all kinds of creatively cooked meats.

Nobu Restaurant

In a nutshell: A world-renowned Japanese restaurant by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa offering a blend of traditional and modern dishes.

Nobu is one of the top places that large parties opt for when looking for a restaurant to celebrate their special event, whether it be a birthday, bachelor/bachelorette, etc.

At this Japanese-fusion restaurant crafted by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, you get to feast on imported Asian and Japanese fish, seafood, and exotic delicacies.

Chef Nobu is a world-renowned sushi chef, so you’ll definitely want to try out his specialties. The most popular dish is the signature black cod with sweet miso in a bite-size piece over garlic chips and ginger in a butter lettuce cup.

Two other must-try foods are the yellowtail with jalapeno and Nobu-style sashimi, which have been consistently praised over the years.

Peter Luger Steakhouse

In a nutshell: Operating for over 135 years, Peter Luger is New York’s top-rated steak house and it’s now in Vegas.

Peter Luger Steakhouse stands as an icon in the steakhouse world. Established in 1887 in New York, this historic establishment in Brooklyn has consistently earned acclaim for its superb dry-aged steaks, perfectly grilled to deliver unparalleled flavor and tenderness.

The signature dish, and an absolute must-try, is the Porterhouse steak, a colossal cut that’ll leave you drooling while eating it.

The restaurant has garnered numerous accolades over the years, including the prestigious Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand, solidifying its status as a culinary institution and a go-to destination for steak enthusiasts in New York City.

Its presence in Caesars Palace marks the first domestic expansion in over sixty years for the restaurant, so this is a big deal! You no longer have to travel to New York to get yourself a taste of Peter Luger — you can get it right here in Las Vegas!

Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen

In a nutshell: A popular restaurant by celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay best known for his signature beef wellington.

Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen is a restaurant that stands out not only within Caesars Palace but across the entire Las Vegas Strip, attracting foodies (and fans of the TV show) from all around.

Among Gordon Ramsay’s most celebrated creations is the Beef Wellington, a dish that has become the talk of the town. It’s melt-in-your-mouth perfection, cooked to a fine medium rare and enveloped in a flaky, golden-brown puff pastry with a layer of mushroom duxelles in between.

Save room for the Sticky Toffee Pudding, another Gordon Ramsay signature that will make your taste buds dance.

The Colosseum at Caesars Palace

In a nutshell: A venue for world-class concerts and events.

If you’ve ever heard about a cool residency happening in Las Vegas, there are high chances that it took place at The Colosseum at Caesars.

Celene Dion, Adele, Elton John, Shania Twain, Rod Stewart, and Mariah Carey all had their residencies here in the past. That is a star-studded list if you ask us!

If you’re traveling to Vegas soon, be sure to check out what events are happening at The Colosseum. These concert tickets usually go like hotcakes, so be sure to book ASAP.

Stanton Social Prime

In a nutshell: Munch on prime steaks and shared plates in a lavish setting reminiscent of a showgirl’s backstage boudoir.

Stanton Social Prime Caesars Palace
Courtesy of TAO Hospitality

Located next to OMNIA Nightclub, Stanton Social Prime is Caesars Palace’s newest steakhouse and lounge by Tao Group Hospitality and Chef Chris Santos, from Food Network’s Chopped.

A meal here means prime steaks and signature shared plates in a trendy and super lavish setting.

While the food is creative and all kinds of delectable, the decor and atmosphere of the restaurant are also worth coming for! The Art Deco-inspired space is adorned in bold blues and reds, rich textures, and dramatic décor reminiscent of a showgirl’s backstage boudoir.

Vanderpump Cocktail Garden

In a nutshell: A stylish lounge and cocktail bar created by reality TV star Lisa Vanderpump.

Vanderpump Cocktail Garden Caesars Palace
Courtesy of Caesars Entertainment

Lisa Vanderpump brings to Vegas Vanderpump Cocktail Garden, the newest hotspot featuring a hand-crafted cocktail menu and a selection of small bites.

The coolest part is that this cocktail bar is set in a lovely garden oasis. The drinks are bright and colorful, and so is the food! Expect fresh floral garnishes that serve to bring the garden to the plate.

To get you started on drinks, get The English Garden, made with Hendrick’s gin, elderflower, basil, lemon & lime, black pepper, lavender, celery bitters, and Aquafaba. It’s cute and delicious at the same time!

If you’re feeling more like wine, try Lisa Vanderpump’s very own rosé. With a nose of red currant, pepper and sweet citrus, this dry classic-style wine is a tribute to the best wines from Côtes de Provence area.

Qua Baths & Spa

In a nutshell: A luxurious 50,000-square-foot spa offering Roman baths and a range of wellness services.

Qua Spa Caesars Palace

Qua Baths & Spa at Caesars Palace is a sanctuary of relaxation. This award-winning spa, recognized since its opening in 2007, embraces a philosophy of tranquility by offering treatments that revolve around the calming and healing element of water.

Not-to-be-missed features of the spa include the luxurious Roman Baths, where the concept of social spa-ing encourages verbal interaction. The Arctic Room, complete with snow falling from a glass sky, provides the perfect escape for those seeking some cryotherapy.

For a unique experience, venture into the Crystal Body Art Room, or enjoy the exclusive Men’s Zone and the serene Tea Lounge with a tea sommelier at your service.

Appian Way Shops

The Appian Way Shops are probably best known for the majestic replica of Michelangelo’s David in Carrara marble. After admiring the statue, you can get your shop on at a dozen stores that sell wares such as luggage, olive oils and vinegars, home goods, gifts, skin-care products, cigars, and more.

A few apparel brands you’ll find here include Joseph Ribkoff, True Religion, Betsey Johnson, Jessica Simpson, and Vince Camuto.


If you found the attractions and restaurants at Caesars Palace interesting, this is only the start of all the fun you can have there!

There’s the casino, the sportsbook, the Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis (featuring seven different pool experiences), and a TON of other top-rated restaurants you can dine at during your time in Las Vegas.

The best way to experience it all? Making it your home base for your Las Vegas adventure.

Caesars Palace is an awesome hotel to stay at! It’s a symbol of luxury and entertainment and is in the middle of the entire Las Vegas Strip. What’s not to love?

About The Author - Elle
About the author

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)!