The name “Sin City” has become synonymous with world-class fun and excitement. Las Vegas is famous for its casinos and exciting nightlife, but did you know it’s also a fantastic place to indulge in some retail therapy? Las Vegas is known for its incredible shopping scene, which includes a blend of high-end brand stores, one-of-a-kind boutiques, and specialty shops unlike any other. In addition to the incredible live shows, Michelin-starred restaurants, countless hotel pools, and Elvis weddings (which you don’t need to do to have a good time here), there are also these. Las Vegas is a shopper’s paradise, but with nearly 7 million square feet to explore, where do you even begin? Have no fear; I’ve got you covered. Caution: There are so many things to do at each hotel that you might not even leave the Strip at all over the course of a weekend. In particular, hotels with attached shopping centers, casinos, cabana-lined pools, bars, restaurants, and shows. Everything looks farther away than it actually is. Since everything is so enormous, you might assume that getting from one hotel to another would be a breeze. Outdoor escalators plop down in the middle of sidewalks, and before you know it you’re lost in a hotel you weren’t even looking for! Of course, you’re doing this on purpose; in some places, it’s the only way to get to the other side of the street.
Grand Canal Shoppes
The beautiful Venetian Resort shopping mall was made to feel like the Italian city of Venice. The canals and cobblestone streets are ideal for gondola rides taken by singing gondoliers. The Grand Canal Shoppes are an essential Las Vegas attraction. In addition to its aesthetic appeal, this shopping center is home to more than 160 stores and eateries. Shoppers can find everything from high-end labels like Louis Vuitton and Burberry to more affordable brands like Banana Republic and specialty shops selling candy, accessories, and more at the Shops at the Palazzo. There are more than 20 restaurants to choose from, ranging from fast food to fine dining at Delmonico Steakhouse and Wolfgang Puck. Even if you’re not in the market for a new purchase, just taking a stroll through the area is entertaining, what with all the shows and the possibility of renting a gondola.
Miracle Mile Shops
Guests of the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino will find a wide variety of goods and services at the Miracle Mile Shops. It’s one of the best shopping centers in town, with over 200 stores and restaurants. This location is so large that exploring it will require at least a full afternoon. Many of my favorite stores are here, like Mac Cosmetics, Bath & Body Works, Urban Outfitters, and shops that sell sports memorabilia and other unique items. Cabo Wabo Cantina, Blondies, Ocean One Bar and Grille, and Pampas Brazillian Grille are just a few of the fantastic restaurants you’ll find in the area. Entertainment options range from stand-up comedy to live music performances, so you can have a good time while you shop.
Fashion Show Mall
The Fashion Show Mall is the place to go if you’re looking for upscale shopping and name-brand goods. With more than 250 stores, including high-end department stores like Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Macy’s, and more, this Las Vegas mall is among the best in the country. The Fashion Show Mall is not only home to a wide selection of stores, but also to many different dining options. Fast food restaurants like Chick-fil-A, Chipotle, and Subway coexist with fine dining establishments like The Capital Grille and Maggiano’s Little Italy. This shopping center is well-known for its exclusive events and catwalk shows, which range from displays like the Prismatica Kaleidoscope Experience and exclusive dining experiences.
Caesars Palace Forum
The Forum Shops is one of my favorite places to shop in all of Las Vegas. The painted ceiling at The Shoppes at Caesars Palace Forum gives the illusion that one is shopping outdoors amidst replicas of famous Roman statues and fountains spread throughout the complex. Even to the point where I once saw a man come out of a store and light a cigarette. Adele is in town from January to April of 2022, and she’ll be giving concerts every Saturday night. Oh my god, right! Including Armani Exchange, Bernini, Brooks Brothers, Coach, Dior, Fendi, Giorgio Armani, Michael Kors, and more, the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace feature over 160 specialized boutiques. There are also some excellent dining options in the area. Sushi Roku, True Food Kitchen, and Planet Hollywood are just some of the restaurants available. However, the city offers more than just shopping and dining. The most well-known is the Escape Game, which is on my list of fun things to do in Las Vegas now that we’ve discovered the gold in the Gold Rush challenge! It’s a great way for guests to have a good time with their friends while also enjoying the city’s other main attraction: the casino. Check out GentingCasino.com for casino games to play while you await your visit to Ceasar’s Palace Forum.
The LINQ Promenade
The LINQ Promenade is an outdoor shopping and dining area in front of the LINQ Hotel, which is owned by Caesars Entertainment and is connected to the Hotel Flamingo next door. Located dead center on the Strip, it is home to 35 stores and eateries such as the foul-mouthed chef Gordon Ramsay’s Fish n Chips, IN-N-Out Burger, and Yard House. The High Roller observation wheel, measuring at 550 feet in height, is situated here. The world’s highest “eye” provides a breathtaking panorama of Las Vegas. (20% discount for Nevada residents). The High Roller is my favorite. The entire tour takes about 30 minutes and offers spectacular scenery. A bar-equipped pod is also available for reservation. We also have the only zipline on the Strip. Get your adrenaline pumping by zipping down The Promenade on the LINQ Zipline.
The Shops at Crystals at Aria
The Shops at Crystals are the place to be if you have more disposable income than you know what to do with. Or you could just pass through (the escalators and footbridges will force you to do so if you’re heading down the Strip). I had spent the day photographing the unique architecture of Maestro’s Ocean Club and was therefore very pleased when our Lip Smacking Foodie Tour stopped by that evening for steak and dessert.
It’s not even necessary for stores to make more than one sale per day to cover their overhead costs in this area. They serve as much of a marketing tool as a storefront. You can shop for Dior, Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Cartier, Gucci, Fendi, and so on.
Town Square Las Vegas
Town Square, right in the middle of the Las Vegas strip, is a fantastic place to take the kids shopping. This shopping complex consists of 26 individual stores and is home to names like Apple, H&M, Sephora, and many more. If you’re looking for quality without paying designer prices, you’ll find it here. Family favorites like California Pizza Kitchen, Brio Italian Grille, Farmable Kitchen & Spirits, and Kabuki Japanese Restaurant are just a few of the sit-down eateries available in Town Square. Movie theaters, arcades, a children’s park, a cactus coaster, and other attractions are all available for your amusement. Town Square is the perfect place to go if you and your family are looking for a wide variety of places to eat and shop.
Pawn Stars Pawn Shop!
As a fan of the TV show Pawn Stars, I feel compelled to mention Rick Harrison’s GS Pawn shop. Not that any of these so-called “stars” actually have any talent worth mentioning. However, the contents are intriguing. If you’ve seen it, you know that pawn shop owner Rick, his son Corey, and goofy sidekick Chumlee are celebrities in their community and beyond. It’s a real store, but you probably won’t run into Rick and company. They supposedly only appear in public when cameras are present. However, drop by if you happen to be nearby. A Chumlee bobble head is just one of the random finds that could be made. Chumlee features a candy store, and BBQ can be had at the adjacent Rick’s Rollin Smoke, which also serves beer.
Las Vegas North Premium Outlets
You’ve struck retail gold if you’re on the hunt for an outlet mall. You should head to the Las Vegas North Premium Outlets. If you’re trying to save money or are simply on a tight budget, this shopping center is where you should go. Retailers like Adidas, Nike, Banana Republic, BOSS Outlet, Calvin Klein, Burberry, Canali, Kate Spade, Jimmy Choo, Tory Burch, Prada, Crocs, and more make up a sizable portion of the more than 175 shops located here. There is a wide variety of restaurants to choose from, including sit-down establishments like The Cheesecake Factory, fast food joints like Chipotle and Shake Shake, and a food court for quick bites on the go.
Downtown Container Park
The Downtown Container Park, found on Fremont Street, is yet another fantastic shopping destination in the heart of downtown. Every store, gallery, and restaurant in the mall is housed in recycled shipping containers. Downtown Container Park, Container 702 Over forty shops, including The Olive Branch, Third and Arrow, and Sassy The Boutique, can be found in Downtown Container Park. Many of these venues feature the work of regional artists and host community events. While you won’t find any well-known labels here, you can rest assured that the memento you buy will be truly one-of-a-kind. After you’ve had your fill of shopping, stop by Bin 702 for some sandwiches, wine, or beer or the Mob Pie for some pizza. In addition, if you stay until sunset every day, you can participate in one of their drum circles. Downtown Container Park is the place to go if you want to do some truly unusual shopping.
Galleria At Sunset
The Galleria at Sunset is a great alternative to the strip if you’re looking for a family-friendly shopping center. Eleven miles from the strip, you’ll find the Galleria at Sunset, a great place to shop at your favorite stores without dealing with the crowds. The Galleria At Sunset is home to over 130 different stores, including American Eagle, Bath & Body Works, Charlotte Russe, Dicks Sporting Goods, Daniels Diamonds, Dillard’s, Express, Famous Footwear, Forever 21, H&M, Hollister, JC Penney (yes!), Kohl’s, Macy’s, Papaya, and many more. Gen Korean BBQ House, Red Robin, and Dairy Queen are just a few of the restaurants at their outdoor food court. In addition, every Friday night at Rodizio Grill, there are performances by different local artists. The Galleria at Sunset is not as upscale as the stores on the strip, but it is a great place to find bargains and get away from the hustle and bustle. Las Vegas souvenir shops are ubiquitous, but the T-shirts sold there tend to be flashy and garish. In honor of your trip to Sin City, I designed this simple but stylish graphic (above) to be printed on a white T-shirt.