My conference was held at Caesar’s Palace. The inside of the hotel is a sight!!! Of course, I cannot vouch for the rooms since I stayed across the street at the Flamingo but Caesar’s I thought had some amazing shops and food places including a crepe stand, and inside the Forum shops, fun places to get gelato and food court food. The Caesar’s Palace is vast- HUGE! It took me over 20 minutes to just get from my room at the Flamingo to the conference site inside Caesar’s. Plan to bring your tennis shoes and do some walking.
Outside of Caesar’s, facing the strip is a little gem of a treasure called Serendipity-3. This restaurant/cafe, is one like the New York Serendipity and its signature item is the frozen hot chocolate. There are sundaes for two, three and four, and one that is designed for an entire table and costs $88! I kid you not. Serendipity-3 is the typical Strip place- pricey but this place is unique and its lunch and dinner offerrings look great! Sandwiches, Pizzas, and even sweet potato fries. Yum! We had the frozen hot chocolate one night and then I had lunch there with colleagues as well. If you get one of those Vegas coupon books, there is a $5 off $25 and trust me, one person can spend that easily in this place.
We also, the night we arrived, wanted to hit a nightclub but saw the lines inside Caesar’s for PURE, and quickly just turned around and went to Shadow Bar instead. This bar is interesting. No one can tell if the women dancing are real or a projection and it creates a fun topic of conversation if nothing else. True to Vegas form, the drinks were pricey. Beer runs $8.00 and Wines approx. $10.00 and yes, I had to have the apple martini which was… UGH! Too much to post here. What a rip off! But, hey, it’s Vegas…. where you are broke before you even play the first slot. Then, you are supposed to make all the money back. Shadow Bar was a fun place and we had a good time but it is loud and if someone is smoking near you, then of course, smoky.
The rest of Caesar’s was great- the Forum Shops, the decor, the conference facilities but it is a long walk to get anywhere. The Crepe and breakfast place near the conference center will run you $20 easily for breakfast. Crepes are $9.00 (basic ones), and coffee ranges from $3 to $8! That’s right folks- and that’s the Starbucks equivalent of “Tall” but the food is good and the little cafe is elegant- something out of Europe with the same price tag. I did not get to enjoy the pools or facilities of the room but they looked good and there are heated pools – some were open and others were not. The courtyard looked like a Roman bath scene. All In all I liked Caesar’s save from the endless walking and I definitely a stop at the Serendipity-3 for lunch or a frozen hot chocolate. Bring your friends… you’ll need them to help you!
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