Forum Shops at Caesars Palace
The Shopping Wonder of the World
Discover the treasures of the Roman empire at the world-famous Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas. This unique shopping complex is NOT like your average indoor mall. Its interior is a re-creation of ancient Rome. Plan on spending at least several hours here. There’s a lot to see. Forum Shops’ Roman streets feature classic columns and arches, “talking” statues, dancing fountains and a faux sky (ceiling) that slowly changes from day to night, and back again. Their spectacular circular escalator is similar to that at San Francisco’s Westfield Shopping Centre. Additional levels extend the mall out to Las Vegas Boulevard, where visitors can enter The Forum Shops. That entrance is located a short walk from the Strip’s Trevi Fountain, across from Harrah’s.
Shop to your heart’s content at over 150 upscale specialty stores and fine art galleries. Get that special piece of jewelry at Cartier, Tiffany and Van Cleef & Arpel. Designer boutiques include Armani, Gucci, Versace and Louis Vuitton. And yes, there’s an Apple store too. The Forum Shops are open daily.
The Forum Shops also feature a variety of fun restaurants, including Carmine’s NYC (fantastic Italian), The Palm (great steaks), Sushi Roku, The Cheesecake Factory, Water Grill, and Trevi (our favorite; award-winning Italian, located next to the Fountain of the Gods).
Free Atlantis Fountain Laser Light Show
The “Fall of Atlantis” show features “talking” statues, dancing fountains, laser lights and dazzling special effects. The 10-minute show features King Atlas in an animatronic battle filled with fire, smoke, water, and great special effects. Atlantis tells the tale of Atlas, Gadrius and Alia, who struggle to rule the legendary undersea city. The show takes place next to the Aquarium, located inside Caesars Palace at the Forum Shops. Show times are daily, every hour on the hour, from late morning through late evening, seven days a week. It’s fun and it’s free. Your kids will love it. 🙂
After watching the Atlantis Show (or before, if you get there early), be sure to check out the 50,000-gallon saltwater Atlantis Aquarium. It features over 500 tropical fish, including sharks and stingrays. Watch as the Atlantis Aquarium diver feeds the fish daily. The Atlantis Aquarium is located next to the Atlantis Fountain in the Forum Shops mall at Caesars Palace, just outside The Cheesecake Factory restaurant.