Fit for the Gods: Vegas' Forum Shops at Caesars Palace Dazzles Visitors

The Forum Shops soar with grand design, lofty animatronics and top-tier stores and services.

Like everything else in Las Vegas, The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace entertains in a big, big way—as well as provides plenty of options for ardent shoppers, with approximately 160 specialty and designer shops, restaurants and services. Cartier, Tiffany & Co., Valentino and Versace are just some of the world-renowned names you'll find at the Shops.


Snap

The Fountain of the Gods meets at the intersection of three pathways within the shopping mecca. Look up at the faux sky that brightens during the day and dims at night, and bring your camera. Atlantis Aquarium next to the Atlantis show features more than 300 types of tropical fish, all swimming in a 50,000-gallon saltwater aquarium. Fountain of the Gods, 857.327.7228; Atlantis Aquarium, 702.893.3807


Play 

A seven-minute animatronic “The Atlantis Show” tells the tale of King Atlas, who must decide which child should take over the crown. Fire, water and talking statues with more than 400 moving parts each highlight this attraction. Free shows perform daily on the hour starting at 11 am. Take a tour through the Martin Lawrence Galleries, the world’s largest privately owned art gallery to see pieces spanning Marc Chagall, Keith Haring, Pablo Picasso and Rembrandt. One entire wall focuses solely on Andy Warhol. The Atlantis Show, 702.893.3807; Martin Lawrence Galleries, 702.991.5990


Eat

Seafood galore comes at Water Grill with its twice-daily menu changes that reflect the freshest fish and seafood to arrive in the kitchen. Do visit the water tanks near the exhibition kitchen. Request the private balcony at Il Mulino New York for a view of the Strip while dining on scampi alla Francese with risotto or veal scaloppine al marsala for lunch or dinner. Water Grill, 702.832.4777; Il Mulino, 702.492.6000


Shop

Fendi, the Italian leather specialist, has its only stand-alone shoe boutique in the country at the mall. Sitting in the center of the walkways, shoppers can find its high-end styles here. Burberry became famous after Thomas Burberry patented gabardine, the weatherproof fabric used on the fashion brand’s trench coat. Fendi, 702.732.9040; Burberry, 702.731.0650

Susan Stapleton
About the author