There, I said it. I LIKE THE LINQ. It’s in print and contrary to what I may have said in the past about this place and its giant “not a Ferris Wheel, Ferris wheel” I like it. And so will the typical Vegas Tourist.
Caesars $550 million gamble on a new entertainment district may actually pay off better than even they thought as it continues to get international media attention. It sits between The Flamingo and the Quad/Imperial Palace and when you are there, you really can’t tell you are on the Las Vegas Strip.
The tree-lined parkway is lined with unique stores that are new to Las Vegas, a few old favorites (a small reincarnation of O’Sheas) and some fun eateries to keep event the pickiest eater full. From sit-down Mexican to walk-in hot dog stands. Even a Las Vegas photo history museum will be here.
The nice thing is that most of them do not carry the sticker shock price tags you would associate with anything Caesars related. Its touristy priced, but not out of line with other “non-casino” establishments.
One of my favorites will probably be Sprinkles Cupcake, a southern California/Hollywood hot spot is set to open soon and will include a 24 hour cupcake dispensing machine. Who can pass that up??
Of course, everything in Linq is beneath and in sight of the “High Roller Observation Wheel” that will open up in the next few weeks. Yes, I even think the wheel has added an unmistakable colorful new character to the Vegas skyline. (That’s a good thing). You can’t miss it!! Especially at night as it lights up and changes color as it will rotate. (video)
There’s even a valet beneath the High Roller so us locals can sneak in and out without saying we were ever on the Strip!