If you haven’t been amazed enough in Las Vegas, go to the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. I personally haven’t seen so many luxurious beautiful shops in one place… to give you a rough idea: there are about 160 stores inside :)
…But this place is much more than just a shopping experience. It’s a must see free attraction for all visitors and tourists. You have to enter inside and walk trough it – I promise, you will not regret the many hours spent there. Yes, it’s at least a 2 to 3 hour visit, and this is without entering in every store or stopping for a drink or dinner…
Sunday – Thursday: 10am – 11pm
Friday – Saturday: 10am – 12am
How to get there
We didn’t exactly know where the entrance was, so we came to it through the casino – it works too, but the logical tour should start directly from the strip, where you see the Trevi Fountain.
This replica of the Trevi Fountain in Rome, Italy is a popular place. Everybody wants to take at least one picture in front of it, of themselves, family or friends. So, if you want to do the same, I warn you – it will take some patience :)
Get ready for the WOW :)
The main entrance is one of the most beautiful architectural complexes you may have ever seen. It has 3 levels of shops, galleries, restaurants and promenades.
The spiral elevators offer an easy access and give you the perspective of the whole complex.
Entering the Shops from the casino
If you happen to enter the shops from the casino as we did, than you will have a totally different perspective, of course. It was a little difficult for us to find the entrance because the casino seemed to never end… Fortunately there are street like signs for directions – we followed them and finally got there :)
Once inside, it’s probably a good idea to take a snapshot of the store directory and map, as some people do :) You can also save and print this directory here.
A Roman touristic experience
After you pass the directory, you find yourself in a dream environment. Hard to believe it’s true! You will see small roman plazas, water fountains, beautiful statues, walls and cupolas decorated with Roman and Etruscan artifacts, surrounded by boutiques and restaurants.
Streets and Restaurants
So here we are, inside this famous place! To me it looked more like a museum… To be honest, as a tourist. I personally went there mainly to visit, so I enjoyed feeling like I was in the streets of Rome for few hours.
Roman Urban Art
What impressed me more, was again the Trevi fountain, in front of the Trevi restaurant.
BTW: There are roughly 19 restaurants here :)
For the Chinese New Year, a huge red dragon was displayed in the middle of the Roman alley as you go toward the Trevi fountain
It was already night when we left the Caesars Palace. There you can easily lose the sense of time :)
What a great experience!