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One Fun Thing: The Venetian, Palazzo, and Treasure Island

January 4, 2012 at 2:48 PM | by | Comment (1)

Let’s paint a scenario. You’re in Las Vegas. You’ve done all of the obvious touristy things, but you want to know something not-so-obvious to do. Something fun and different. This series will walk you down The Strip, a few properties at a time, offering one fun and different thing to do at each. We hope you enjoy it and find something new to check out the next time you are in town.

We started our journey on the lonely northern tip of The Strip and have also covered some different things to do at the Wynn properties. As we head further south down Las Vegas Boulevard and cross Sands Ave, we finally get to the main stretch of The Strip. Since Las Vegas Sands treats The Venetian and Palazzo as separate hotels, we will, too. Without further adieu, here is one fun thing at The Venetian, Palazzo, and Treasure Island.

The Venetian: The Venetian has a million things to do with the canal, the shopping mall, a huge convention center and, of course, the casino. We recently told you about the sports book at the Venetian and if you are looking for a place to play some video poker and catch a game at the same time, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better spot.

Palazzo: The Palazzo is like a smaller and slightly more upscale Venetian. Its casino floor connects to the Venetian’s casino floor and its shopping connects to the Venetian’s mall. Hidden in Palazzo’s shopping complex is the Double Helix Wine Bar. This wouldn’t be anything special except that they also feature wine ice cream. The ice cream is delicious and, yes, it contains alcohol.

Treasure Island:  We all know about the Sirens show that goes on in front of Treasure Island. Additionally, it has been well reported that The Strip’s first Senor Frogs will open here this year. But, for something a bit off the grid, The Breeze Bar at Treasure Island is located in the middle of the casino action. It’s a great place to take a break, have a drink, and get in some quality conversation and/or people watching.

It’s also worth noting that the folks at Treasure Island recently built a Starbucks out in front of the property. If you are in the area and into coffee, this is one of the more easily accessed Starbucks on the Las Vegas Strip.

Do you have one fun thing to suggest for each of these hotels? Leave your tips in the comments below!

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Breeze Bar

Glad to see the Breeze Bar mentioned. It's been a favorite hangout for me ever since the property opened in 93.  The VP games aren't great, but I consider their $1 double double progressive at least playable. Remember to say hi to my good buddy Tay!

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