Eye on L.A.'s Las Vegas adventure

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Monday, November 30, 2015
Eye on L.A.'s Las Vegas adventure
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Eye on L.A.'s Tina Malave heads to Las Vegas and checks out the pools, one of the largest observation wheels in the world and one of the newest celebrity chef restaurants on the Strip.

LAS VEGAS (KABC) -- It's time for an Eye on L.A. road trip to one of the hottest L.A. getaways -- Vegas! From lounging poolside to hopping on one of the largest observation wheels in the world, and riding the FlowRider with the world famous Chippendales to dining at one of the newest celebrity chef restaurants on the Strip, we did it all! Book your Vegas adventure today at www.caesars.com/sale.


An iconic Las Vegas luxury hotel, Caesars Palace Hotel and Casino has 4,000 rooms, 14 restaurants, 15 bars, and is home to not only the biggest night club in Las Vegas, OMNIA, but to some of the biggest resident artists in the world such as Celine Dion, Elton John and Mariah Carey. There's always something new to see and discover at Caesars.



At the center of the Caesars Palace complex is the Garden of the Gods, which is home to six different pools including the Temple Pool, Venus Pool and Bachas Pool. The Temple Pool lies in the center of the complex, the Venus Pool is a European pool, and the Bachas Pool is home to the most luxurious cabanas in all of Las Vegas. If you're looking to spend some time sipping cocktails poolside, the Garden of the Gods is the place to do it!


With over 500 food items and nine open kitchens, Bacchanal Buffet is definitely one of the most coveted buffets on the Las Vegas Strip, and one you don't want to miss. From fresh king crab legs, to homemade tacos, to a dessert station to die for, Bacchanal Buffet has truly got it all. To book your reservation at the Bacchanal Buffet, visit https://www.caesars.com/caesars-palace/restaurants/bacchanal-buffet.


You can't go to Vegas without seeing a show! Good thing Caesars is home to some of the biggest names in entertainment with their residencies at the Colosseum within Caesars Palace.

From Celine Dion to Enrique Iglesias, the Colosseum houses a number of big artists. Right across the street is Caesars' sister property, the Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, where one of our favorites, Olivia Newton-John, is in her second year performing in her resident show, "Summer Nights." From "Grease" to "Xanadu" to some of her country hits, Olivia takes you on the ultimate musical journey.

For show schedules and tickets at the Colosseum, visit www.thecolosseum.com.

For show schedules and tickets to "Summer Nights," visit www.caesars.com/flamingo-las-vegas/shows/olivia_newton-john.


Known to be the centerpiece of the famed Las Vegas Strip, Planet Hollywood has tons to offer! Whether you're on a budget or the sky's the limit, Planet Hollywood has fantastic rooms and suites to suit almost every budget. From top-notch entertainment to celebrity chef eats, and a newly renovated pool featuring the exhilarating Flow Rider,Planet Hollywood is definitely a hot spot for everyone this Vegas season!



The AXIS Theatre inside Planet Hollywood hosts some of the hottest acts on the Las Vegas Strip! The theater's first resident act is Britney Spears with her "Piece of Me" show -- an experience like no other! Planet Hollywood will also soon be presenting Pitbull, Ricky Martin, Janet Jackson, and starting in January 2015 -- Jennifer Lopez!

For more information about show schedules and tickets at The AXIS, visit www.caesars.com/planet-hollywood/shows/the-axis.


Exclusively at the Planet Hollywood pool, the FlowRider is the perfect poolside activity! The FlowRider wave pool allows riders to go from bodyboarding to standing up on flowboards, doing kickflips, aerials, and other tricks. The "no fear of wiping out" technology of the Flowrider allows riders of all skill levels to give it a try!


The LINQ Hotel and Casino is the "new kid on the block" and with its cool and playful vibe, it's definitely a hip go-to spot that you don't want to miss! The completely renovated hotel has 2,252 rooms and 244 suites, including 25 exclusive cabana rooms which feature your own poolside patio! It's also home to the exciting Promenade, featuring shopping, dining and the incredible High Roller!



With bragging rights to the world's tallest observation wheel, The LINQ's High Roller is Vegas' newest and #1 attraction. With 28 cabins on the exterior of the rim, the High Roller gives you a 30-minute view of Las Vegas' valley during the day and the millions of Vegas lights at night. The High Roller also offers a "Happy Half Hour" where guests can pay a premium for access to an open bar for the full 30-minute revolution. For more information and to buy tickets for the High Roller, visit https://www.caesars.com/linq/high-roller.


If you're looking to take in a little shopping while you're on your L.A. Getaway to Vegas, the LINQ Promenade is definitely a place you don't want to miss! Covered in cool murals and street art, the Promenade is home to unique boutiques and a variety of restaurants, as well as one of our favorite spots, O'Sheas! The original O'Sheas opened in 1989 and its fan base hasn't stopped growing since! With great customer service, cheap drinks, $5 blackjack, and beer pong all under the watchful eye of O'Sheas most colorful character, "Lucky," a night at O'Sheas is bound to be a good time!


Get ready to have your mind blown! Jeff Civillico's "Comedy in Action" is one show you can't miss. The non-stop, for-all-ages comedy show features the multi-talented comedian balancing ladders on his chin, juggling bowling balls, riding crazy unicycles and more! "Comedy in Action" is at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino through Labor Day and will then move to The LINQ Theater. For show schedules and tickets, visit www.caesars.com/linq/events/jeff-civilico-comedy-in-action.


One of the most intimate hotels in Las Vegas, the Cromwell is the first stand-alone boutique hotel on the Strip, complete with a vintage, Parisian style. The Cromwell offers everything from standard room accommodations to presidential-type suites, all with a unique ambiance. The Cromwell is also home to the iconic Drai's Beach Club and Nightclub, celebrity chef Giada's very first and only restaurant, as well as an ultra-chic casino with reserved gaming available at The Abbey. If you're staying at the Cromwell, you are definitely in luck!



One of the most extravagant clubs in Las Vegas, Drai's rooftop day and nightclub, is a true party experience. The beach club, Thursday through Sunday, is an incredible pool experience on the rooftop with a DJ all day long. The beach club transitions into a nightclub with great shows like The Weekend and Chris Brown as well as some of the hottest DJs in town. The party then continues in After Hours, an exclusive Vegas hotspot.


Celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis' first and only restaurant is located in Las Vegas at The Cromwell. Featuring Italian cuisine with a California twist, GIADA is a truly culinary experience like no other. The ambiance of GIADA feels like you're dining in Giada's home. She also pays homage to her grandfather, filmmaker Dino De Laurentiis, with his movie posters featured throughout the restaurant, some of his recipes on the menu, and cocktails named after some of his most successful movies. It should also be noted that Eye on L.A. host Tina Malave vouches that GIADA is the best dining experience she's ever had, and that says a lot!

To book your reservation at GIADA, visit www.caesars.com/cromwell/giada.


When it comes to mixology, The Cromwell's Bound is among the best on the Strip. Conceived by one of the world's leading bartenders, Salvatore Calabrese, Bound is a sophisticated, library-esque lobby bar with cocktails unlike any on the Strip. Among the most popular cocktails are the Breakfast Martini, made with orange marmalade, fresh lemon, and gin; and The Cromwell Fizz, made with champagne, lemon juice, honey syrup, and scotch.


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