8.2 Hotel shopping malls
The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace (3500 Las Vegas Blvd. S, Las Vegas, NV 89109) Tel: (702) 893 4800 - was the first really big shopping experience to open in Las Vegas and it has been expanding ever since. It started in 1992 with 283,000 square feet and is now almost 600,000. The enclosed shopping area takes the form of an ancient Roman village under painted skies that change from day to night every hour. Open weekdays 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; weekends until midnight. The entrance (shown at the right) is next to the Mirage Hotel-Casino.
Every hour on the hour, the Festival and Atlantis Fountains and their life-size robotic talking marble statutes come to life. There is also a huge saltwater aquarium. A dazzling display of attractions, a dozen restaurants and more than a hundred upscale specialty shops. A great place to people watch ...you don't have to buy anything in the ultra-exclusive (and pricey) shops. Highly recommended.Simply the best themed shopping center in Vegas and a definite must see for everyone visiting Sin City.
Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian Resort Hotel-Casino (3355 Las Vegas Blvd., S, Las Vegas, NV) - Tel: (702) 414-1000, Toll free: (877) 883-6423. - Open: Weekdays 10 a.m.-11 p.m, Weekends until midnight. - Talented performers serenade shoppers as they stroll along the almost quarter of a mile of cobblestone streets and an ever-changing Italian sky. Ride the gondolas with its singing gondoliers on the half-mile indoor man-made canal at St. Mark’s Square. Dozens of luxurious apparel and specialty shops ...and top-rated upscale restaurants.
The Desert Passage in the Aladdin Hotel-Casino (3663 Las Vegas Blvd. S.; Las Vegas, NV 89109) Tel. (702) 862-0710 is a third shopping mall within a hotel complex. The 150 speciality bazaars and brand name shops are a little less costly that those of The Forum and the Canal Shoppes. The theme here is “a desert marketplace in old Morocco” and belly dancers and acrobats frequently perform along its circular shaped mall. They even have an indoor thunderstorm complete with rain. Open: 10 a.m.-11 p.m., weekends until midnight.
Via Bellagio at the Bellagio Resort Hotel (3600 Las Vegas Blvd., S.; Las Vegas, Nevada 89109)- Tel: (702) 693-7111 - is a collection of exquisite, famous-name boutiques. Expensive! Located at center strip.
Wynn Esplanade at the new Wynn Las Vegas (3131 Las Vegas Blvd., S.; Las Vegas, NV 9109) - Tel: (702) 770-7000 ) is perhaps the most exclusive (and expensive) upscale shopping concourse in Vegas. (76,000 square feet.) - Also home to a Ferrari-Maserati automobile dealership. Open: Sun.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., until midnight.
Le Boulevard at Paris Las Vegas (3655 Las Vegas Blvd., S,; Las Vegas, NV 89109) - Tel. (702) 946-7000 - is an upscale French shopping village, complete with winding cobblestone paths, Contains an assortment of French boutiques and restaurants. Open: 10 a.m.-11 p.m. daily.
Mandalay Place at The Luxor and Mandalay Bay Resorts (3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S,; Las Vegas, NV 89119) on the far South strip is a new shopping concept ...a 310 foot long “Sky Bridge” connecting the two hotels doubles as a 100,000 square foot shopping mall. Tel. (702) 632-7777. Mandalay Place has more than 40 upscale boutiques and restaurants. Open: Sun.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., until midnight. It is worth seeing if you are staying on the South strip.
Showcase Mall near the MGM Grand Hotel - (3785 S. Las Vegas Blvd., S; Las Vegas, NV 89109) - Tel. (702) 597-3122 - on the South Strip is home of M & M's World and World of Coca-Cola - both of which are a "must see.". Multi-level mall with all sorts of stores, game arcades, United Artist movies;and food outlets. More of an entertainment area than a traditional shopping center. A fun place to snoop around. Great place to buy souvenirs.
Appian Way - Caesars Palace - (702) 731-7110
Bally's Avenue Shops - Bally's Hotel-Casino - (702) 736-7114
Masquerade Village - Rio Hotel-Casino - (702) 252-7777
MGM Grand Avenue - MGM Grand Hotel-Casino - (702) 891-3300
Mirage Shops - The Mirage Hotel-Casino - (702) 791-7111
Street of Dreams - Monte Carlo Hotel-Casino - (702) 730-7777
NY-NY Shops - New York-New York Hotel-Casino - (702) 693-7111
Tower Shops - Stratosphere Hotel-Casino (702) 380-7777
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