24 Hours at Caesars Palace: A Guide for the Guys
Last updated: February 22, 2017 at 7:25 pm. Posted by Allison Duck in Caesars Palace, Las Vegas Hotels, Las Vegas Restaurants, Las Vegas Shows. No Comments on 24 Hours at Caesars Palace: A Guide for the Guys.
Tick tock, tick tock … you’ve got just 24 hours in Vegas. Can you do it? Yes, yes you can and you can do it all in one hotel. Caesars Palace packs an empire of Vegas experiences into one location. So whether it’s a last-minute brocation or an unexpected layover in Sin City, we’ve got your travel tips to make the most of your 24 hours at Caesars Palace.
3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
If you can, plan to arrive at the hotel around 3 p.m. – right before 4 p.m. check in. This gives you just enough time to grab a quick selfie with the original baller — Caesar Augustus — at the entrance of the casino. They say rubbing the statue’s hand is good luck, something you can always use in Vegas. Keep that luck going by downloading the Play by TR app. It’ll give you insider details on Caesars Palace and special offers. Skip the traditional check-in line (remember you’ve only got 24 hours) by opting for one of the Express Check-in Kiosks by the front desk. Leave your bags with the bellhop for delivery to your room and start your Vegas party.
4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Games are more fun when there’s action on them. Head to the Caesars Palace Race & Sports Book to place a bet on your favorite team. Check the scores of all the games on your radar while enjoying a beer or a cocktail.
5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
If you haven’t already imbibed, you’re overdue for a drink. This is Vegas after all. Grab your wolf pack and check out Alto, the largest bar at Caesars Palace. The venue is lined with booths complete with personal TVs with audio in case you’re still watching the game. Indulge in a classic cocktail like a Moscow Mule, an Absolut Elyx Martini or the Woodford Manhattan served with Woodford Reserve bourbon and Carpano Antica Formula vermouth.
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Beef: it’s what’s for dinner. Old Homestead Steakhouse offers up a selection of delicious cuts including the bone-in porterhouse, New York strip, Black Angus filet and the Gotham rib eye on the bone. There’s also plenty of non-steak options like the dry-aged pork chop, Colorado rack of lamb and veggie gnocchi with truffles. And for those in your group craving a REALLY good burger, indulge in one of our favorites in Vegas — the Old Homestead Burger with caramelized onions, Tillamook cheddar cheese, foie gras butter, duck fat fries and bourbon ketchup. Have we got your stomach growling yet?
7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Who needs the Grammy Awards when you’re in the Live Entertainment Capital of the World? Caesars Palace has hosted more headliners than some music awards show and the world-class performers at the Colosseum continue to astound including Jerry Seinfeld, Rod Stewart and Reba, Brooks & Dunn. Check the calendar to see when your favorites are in town. The award-winning Colosseum was chosen as Billboard Magazine’s Venue of the Decade for 2000-2009 and was recently selected as Billboard’s top performance venue under 5,000 seats for 2016.
10 P.M. – 11:30 P.M.
After a show it’s time for smooth cigars and even smoother whisky. Enjoy a cigar and a cocktail at Montecristo Cigar Bar. The bar offers one of the largest humidors in the city with a selection of brands including Montecristo, Romeo Y Julieta, H. Upmann and Padron. Pair your fave with a signature cocktail like the Black Barrel Mojito with Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum, fresh mint, lime, house-made simple syrup and club soda. If you prefer to keep with the smoke theme, try the Rolling Smoke with Makers Mark 46 bourbon, Laphroaig Islay whisky, coffee bean-infused Carpano Antica vermouth and vanilla.
11:30 P.M. – 2 A.M.
It’s almost midnight, so your 24-hour Vegas adventure is shifting into high gear. If you haven’t already made your friends jealous with your Instagram posts, a stop at Omnia Nightclub will do it. Performances by top DJs like Kaskade, Calvin Harris, Afrojack and Armin Van Buuren combined with the multi-sensory experience created by state-of-the-art lights and sound plus a massive kinetic chandelier will have you blowing up your Instagram feed. Hit up the patio for great views of the Las Vegas Strip.
2 a.m. – 3 a.m.
You can sleep when you’re home; it’s time to keep partying. Just because your local bar may close at 2 a.m. doesn’t mean you have to call it quits in Vegas. After Omnia, visit Cleopatra’s Barge for more drinks and dancing. DJs spin until closing Friday and Saturday nights when the venue stays open late. Remember to touch Cleo’s bosom for good luck on the way in or out.
3 a.m. – 5 a.m.
Now that you’ve soaked up some luck from Cleopatra, it’s time to hit the tables or slots for a little gambling. Don’t be intimidated if you aren’t a pro; the dealers will guide you. Find slots from your favorite TV shows like “The Walking Dead” and “Big Bang Theory.”
5 a.m. – 8 a.m.
Sleep?! You don’t need sleep. You’ve only got 24 hours in Vegas. Keep the party rolling in your room. Hangover relief is just a phone call away as in-room dining offers morning spirits like Bloody Marys delivered right to your room, plus a cocktail that’s literally called The Hangover Cure. It includes a blend of Belvedere vodka, Campari and bitters with premium champagne to get you ready for the day.
8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
After a night like that, you’re bound to be hungry. Bacchanal Buffet opens nice and early with a tasty brunch spread sure to hit the spot. “USA Today” ranked Bacchanal Buffet the number one buffet in Las Vegas. Its extensive menu features delectable dishes like red velvet pancakes, lobster Benedict and fried chicken and waffles. Unlimited mimosas and all-you-care-to-drink add ons are available if you need a little hair of the dog.
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Head to the poker room to demonstrate your poker prowess at the 10 a.m. no-limit hold ‘em tournament with a guaranteed prize pool of $1,500. What would you do with those winnings? We say another 24 hours in Vegas.
1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
All that calculating of odds at the poker table is bound to make you hungry again so head to Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill for lunch. Start with a Scotch egg or Hellfire Wings then move on to the Hell’s Kitchen Burger or Yorkshire ale batter fish & chips for your main course. Be sure to save room for sticky toffee pudding for dessert. You can get back to CrossFit tomorrow.
2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
After you’re full from lunch, a nap by the pool sounds perfect. If you feel so inclined, you can actually take a dip but let’s face it, that chaise is looking like your new best friend after last night. Don’t forget to apply some sunscreen so you don’t end up looking like that lobster you had at Bacchanal Buffet. The Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis offers six different pools to choose from plus the Venus Pool Club for those who want more of a party atmosphere. It’s time to start daydreaming about your next Vegas trip.