The Bellagio is essentially an attraction all by itself and most people simply come to take a look around the stunning hotel and grounds. There are however many incredible things to see and do at this iconic Hotel and in this article, we take a look at what to do at the Bellagio Las Vegas. All the attractions sights and activities that you can see and experience at the hotel.
Some are for guests only and others are for anyone visiting the hotel as part of a hotel tourism visit. While staying at the hotel makes a lot of these more convenient there are only a few that are exclusive attractions limited to guests.
There really is a lot going on at the Bellagio, our list of 11 Great Things To See And Do At The Bellagio Hotel looks at all of the best and most iconic sights and attractions at the Hotel. We take a brief look at the obvious ones, such as the pool, casino, and Bellagio Fountains. We also look at the more obscure such as the world’s largest Chocolate ~Fountain, World-Class Art installations, and decent supper clubs!
It is all going on and we bring the best to you here:
- Pool Deck
- Bellagio Fountains
- Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
- Bellagio Museum of Fine Art
- Fiori di Como (“Flowers of Como”)
- Cirque Du Soleil ‘O’
- Mayfair After Dark
- Bellagio Chocolate Waterfall
- Bellagio Luxury Shops
Did you know there was a Casino at the Bellagio Las Vegas? OF course, you did, everyone does, we know you are not idiots! We even toyed with the idea of not including this on the list as it is SO obvious, but we just think we have to mention it.
Mainly as it’s one of the best Casinos in Las Vegas. It’s up there as one of the largest at over 150,000 sqft but is far more present than most. There is more natural light, and better filtration meaning less smoke, great service, and just a better layout. While many Vegas Casinos attempt to be mazes the Bellagio is more straightforward.
There is just about every game going available and while table minimums are at the high end and the rules are not so advantageous to experienced gambles we have always just found it one of the best casinos on the strip, at least as far as big resort casino’s go.
We have also always been really lucky here, which we suppose helps, and while we can’t guarantee you the same luck or ours continuing, it’s still a great floor. We have always had great success getting free drinks here as well.
The Bellagio is also the home of live Poker in Las Vegas. While other casinos have tried to steal the Bellagios crown, it is still the best place to play live poker on the strip.
The High-Roller Room (previously Bobby’s Room) is legendary and hosts many world poker tournaments attracting the best poker players in the world. However, there are many low-end tables where budding poker stars can try their luck with a much much smaller buy-in.
Playing poker is not everyone’s thing but the thought of the $millions changing hands every night in the Bellagio poker rooms is incredible.
Another very obvious attraction is the stunning pool deck that ranks as one of the best in Las Vegas. The mederterainan-themed deck is lined with cypress trees, Laural Bushes, Citrus Plants, and ornate sone panters and statures.
The large cooling pools are the perfect way to cool off while the service of the poolside Waitresses is the best we have found in Vegas making this the perfect spot to relax after a hard day or recover from the excesses of the evening before. The large deck gets sun almost all day and is a great option for topping up that tan.
The pool is only open to those staying at the resort but it’s a must-visit for guests of the Bellagio and an essential part of the Bellagio Experience.
Find out everything you need to know about the Bellagio Pool Here
The Bellagio Fountains are one of the most iconic and visited attractions in Las Vegas and one of the first and last things we all want to see when visiting the Strip. We consider the Bellagio Hotel pretty much the center of the city and the fountains are an obvious must-see for anyone visiting the City.
We have a full guide here on how best to view the fountains but while most people watch the fountains from the strip, guests at the Bellagio can book Fountain View Rooms and watch the fountains from the comfort of their own Chaise Lounge while listening along to the music on their TV!
you can get great views from the terrace’s overlooking the fountains or dine right by the lagoon while the fountains dance through your dinner. When staying at the Bellagio the fountains become part of your existence and everything you do seems to involve a fountain show.
We have found with many famous landmarks the reality is sometimes disappointing, the Bellagio fountains are genuinely mindblowing. The fantastic choreography, incredible lighting, and fog effects, and the stunning extreme jets that blast the fountains 460+ feet in the air and sound like a cannon going off all add to what Steven Speilberg calls “the greatest single piece of public entertainment on planet earth“
The Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
The Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens are not a vast exhibit but one that really stands out as a must-visit location on the strip. These free-to-enter indoor Gardens offer some really wonderful seasonal displays of art and horticulture.
The displays are very oriental in nature, which does not really fit with the Italian theme but there are so beautiful and relaxing that we really do not care. They usually consist of large ornate structures, Beautifully manicured flowers, Babbling ponds filled with Koi, Wishing Wells, Waterfalls, and several Pagodas. The Gardens are filled with aromatic Incense and should be a really relaxing part of any visit.
It rarely works out like that as something so unique and beautiful, which is also FREE, is bound to draw a lot of visitors. So most times you will find the Conservatory rammed with us, tourists. But it’s still an absolute must-visit and even the crowds can’t stop this being a very special location.
Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art
The Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art is the Premier art Gallery in Las Vegas. We know Sin City is not renowned for its art galleries but there are a few decent ones knocking about! And the top of the list is the Bellagio.
The Gallery hosts touring exhibitions and as such the quality and interest change often, Some are must-see exhibits for Art lovers while at times they may be less interesting to you. They are always very high caliber and if you are into your art the Gallery is usually well worth a shot.
Make sure you check out any current exhibition to see if the current show suits your tastes.
Fiori di Como (“Flowers of Como”)
As you enter the Bellagio Lobby you will not help but notice the incredible Glass Art Installation above your head. It is a stunning piece of art that was commissioned for the Bellagio, especially by renowned artist Dale Chihuly.
He used to have a Gallery in the Hotel where you could buy your own little artwork but this has sadly been closed. The Stunning work called the Fiori di Como or “Flowers Of Como” add an incredible flourish to the Lobby and you can be sure to impress your family/companions by reeling off the name and artist as you wait in line! Along with the fact it’s is the world’s largest glass sculpture!
The Bellagio Chocolate Waterfall has enthralled visitors since its initial installation. The world’s largest chocolate fountain rotates over 2 tons of melted chocolate over a height of 27ft (8m)! The fountain contains three types of high-end chocolate, White, Milk, and Dark and while you are not allowed to dip your head in, you can buy freshly dipped Strawberries and Marshmallows!
The Fountain is part of the storefront of the Bellagio Patisserie that serves a fantastic selection of baked goods and treats.
While the fountain is really nothing more than a curiosity and something you will take a quick look at then head off, it’s still something people ask about and needed a mention, but a lot of people are pretty disappointed when they get to see the fountain!
Bellagio Shopping Area
The Bellagio Shops were once a real iconic draw for the hotel. Many Scoffed when Steve Wynn brought a collection of ultra high-end Luxury Stores to the Las Vegas Strip. Who would shop here and why would the stores want to have a presence in the seeding gambling den of Las Vegas!
Oh, how times have changed, and now if anything Bellagio’s offering is not prestigious enough! This small shopping area changed the Las Vegas Strip forever and now every resort worth its salt has a selection of high-end shopping options and many have even opened whole Malls. It’s another example of how Steve and The Bellagio changed people’s perceptions of the whole city.
The small shopping mall features some of the most prestigious luxury brands in the world such as Gucci, Tiffanys, Alexander McQueen, Channel, Dior, and Prada. Most brands are well outside our financial capacity.
For us, this is a window shopping experience only, but more than that, it acts as a nice cut-through from the strip getting you into the Bellagio quicker and out of the fierce desert heat!
‘O’ By Cirque Du Soliel
‘O’ By Cirque Du Soliel is one of the earliest Cirque Shows to arrive on the Las Vegas Strip. While it was the follow-up to the hugely successful Mystère ‘O’ took on a life of its own and has become the most successful Cirque Show ever, Grossing over $1billion in revenue!
While most people call the Show O the actual pronunciation is “Eau” as in “Eau De Toilette” and means Water in French
The Show is simply incredible and seamlessly mixes the Cirque acts into the 1.5 million Gallon Swimming tank and the 85 acrobats falling from incredible heights in the pool and disappearing for impossible lengths of time (There are scuba regulators under the water)
It is a show that has to be seen to be believed and is still one of the best in the world. It has everything you expect from a Cirque show. It’s bright colorful, surreal, and at times impossible. The addition of the Water Tank just takes the experience to a whole new level. Small stunts that deserve a show all to themselves can be mere window dressing as the entire stage erupts in phenomenal acts of superhuman ability.
Mayfair Supper Club
The Mayfair Supper Club is certainly a very interesting prospect in Las Vegas. This new dining experience is essentially a contemporary reworking of something pretty old. In the roaring ’20s and ’30s, Supper clubs were all the rage. In hip cities like New York and London. Where a whole evening’s entertainment was provided. Dinner Dancing and CAberet acts. It was an elegant and glamorous way for the well-to-do to spend their evenings.
These also popped up in the old-time Las Vegas and always went down a storm. Tastes changed and cabaret clubs and Supper Clubs fell out of fashion and pretty much out of existence.
The Mayfair Supper Club wants to change that! Offering fine-dining cuisine raunchy cabaret acts and dancing well into the night in front of the Bellagio fountains the New Nightime extravaganza promises to be the hottest night out in town.
Situated in the location of the now-defunct Hyde Night Club the Supper Club is one of the last nightspots (apart from the Casino) left in the Bellagio. On Fridays and Saturdays, the frivolity carries on well into the night as part of the Mayfair After Dark Lounge.
Have Your Say
What do you like to do when visiting or staying at the Bellagio? Is there something we missed? Maybe something we listed you think is poor? Or maybe you just want to reminisce about past attractions that are no more? Whatever you have to say just fire away in the comments and let us know if you have any questions.