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On the Strip: Things To Do Around the Caesars Empire

Harrah's Tahoe Skiing Resort


It’s Tahoe time. Less than an hour’s drive from Reno, the Sierra Nevada community is ready for another ski season. With more than 22,000 acres of groomed terrain at nine world-class ski resorts, Lake Tahoe has a huge concentration of trails all within a short drive.

Hard-core skiers hit the slopes at Heavenly. Not only does the resort have 97 runs and 4,800 skiable acres— the most on the lake — but it also straddles two states, providing the opportunity to stay nearby on the high-action Nevada side. So after a day running Heavenly’s legendary black diamonds, you can wind down and relieve aching muscles with a deeptissue massage at Reflections The Spa at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe, then test the tables and hit the nightclub.

Luxury suites at Harrah's Tahoe

Book a room in one of the luxury suites at Harrah’s, which come with double-soundproof walls and blackout curtains for when you tire of gazing out at the lake or mountain. Next door, Harveys Lake Tahoe has similar views from its luxurious suites and the added bonus of a heated outdoor pool that’s open year-round. When it comes to dining, head to Harveys. The resort offers two upscale options — 19 Kitchen • Bar and a Western-themed steakhouse, the Sage Room. Casual, yet lively, eateries include Cabo Wabo Cantina and Hard Rock Café.

Harrah’s Lake Tahoe (775) 588-6611
Harveys Lake Tahoe (775) 588-2411

Gordon Ramsay opens Fish & Chips at The LINQ Promenade


Gordon Ramsay has brought a taste of home to Las Vegas.

“It was a real tradition for me growing up, so I’m excited to deliver that same nostalgia at Fish & Chips,” Ramsay said at the restaurant’s recent ribbon cutting.

His famous fish and chips is a sustainable Alaskan True Cod coated with custard powder batter for a golden crisp, served with hand-cut fries. A “dirty” option allows for adding truffle, parmesan and chives; chipotle, jalapeño and crisp chorizo; or cacciatore spice and fresh basil to your chips. His blackboard menu also sports his take on a corn dog — a New York sausage stuffed with Fontina cheese and coated in batter; and The Fishwich, two hand-cut cod fillets in a pita with malt vinegar slaw, tomato, arugula and shishito peppers, as well as a variety of toffees and brittles.

Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips
The LINQ Promenade
Phone: (702) 322-0529

Ethel M. Chocolates at High Roller


Luxury chocolatier Ethel M has teamed up with the High Roller to take chocolate tasting to new heights. Armed with a glass of wine, guests will board the observation wheel for a 30-minute (one rotation) adventure, sampling five of Ethel M’s most popular chocolates including seasonal pieces. Guests will learn about the origins of chocolate and how each piece was created.

Says Oren Young, general manager of Ethel M Chocolates, “Only in Vegas can guests ride the world’s tallest observation wheel while enjoying locally handmade gourmet chocolates.”

High Roller
The LINQ Promenade
Tastings available Thursdays from 5 to 8:30 p.m.

New Las Vegas bar Alto Bar in Caesars Palace


In its golden anniversary year, Caesars Palace continues to expand the empire with the addition of Alto Bar. Tucked steps away from OMNIA Las Vegas Nightclub and the Race and Sports Book (in the former Seahorse Lounge space), Alto is where you’ll find gamers at the bar playing video poker, groups socializing at tables and others huddled in private booths equipped with personal televisions. Want more privacy? There’s a private dining space with a 70-inch television where up to 30 people can chat or hold a meeting.

Alto Bar
Caesars Palace

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