Spend any time at the Rio Las Vegas, the all-suites hotel and casino, and you’ll realize that it is a large property that has several personalities. The Masquerade Village area is alive with energy from the music and dancers that seem to pop up in various locations while the main casino is vast and intertwined with bars and slot machines. If you need things to do at the Rio Las Vegas you’ll be pleased that it’s as if they have thought of everything.
The Rio Las Vegas is off the strip so you will have to take a shuttle or a taxi to the Las Vegas strip. They have a free shuttle but it does not run late in the evening and you can only pick it up at select locations. Walking to Las Vegas Blvd. from the Rio is a possibility but you will have to endure a little bit of traffic and a slight incline as you go over the highway.
This property is on the cheaper side so you will feel like you are getting more for your money when it comes to room type and amenities. That's offset by being off the strip. Even though it has competitive rates and large rooms, it's likely not an ideal choice for families because it's not close to the strip, and there's not much of an easy route to make your way around the casino without constantly coming into contact with the smoking and drinking.
What to Do at the Rio Las Vegas
There are activities and things to do for all ages including an exciting Zipline.
- Open seasonally, Voodoo Beach has four different pool areas, waterfalls, three whirlpools, and two bars. There is a 21+ adult area, the Voo Pool, where DJs play Thursday - Sunday and you can sip on specialty cocktails.
- The Spa and Salon at Rio is where you can relax with a massage, enjoy a facial or a rejuvenation treatment.
- I Bar in the center of the casino is a fun place to start the night before you head to the VooDoo nightclub. There's a futuristic theme and you can pass the time playing games, watching videos, and enjoying a cocktail.
- Try the Zipline that soars between the two towers of the hotel at a dizzying 400 feet.
- The World Series of Poker is held here in late spring and early summer and it is the best time to watch some of the best poker players in the world battle it out for millions in prize money. The best part of this is that you can put your money on the table and play right alongside them.
- There's mini-golf and you can enjoy a round of real golf at the Rio Secco Golf Club and Cascata, not far from the Rio and the Las Vegas Strip.
- Gaming at the Rio features more than 1,200 video slots along with the usual Las Vegas table games all taking place in the masquerade-themed 100,000 square foot casino.
What to See at the Rio Las Vegas
With shows, free music and dancing poolside, the Rio will keep you right there—no need to head for the Strip.
- Chippendales - We've all heard about the hunky Chippendales. It's the famous male revue in Las Vegas attracting women looking to let loose and have a great night out. The show makes for a great bachelorette party or special birthday.
- Penn and Teller - The famous Penn and Teller bring you a combination of magic and comedy. After touring the country, the duo has kept their Las Vegas show going for over 20 years. They are a must-see.
- Wow - The Vegas Spectacular - A truly "Vegas-style" event, this spectacular show will transport you into a world of fantasy. More than 30 artists "fly, flip, fold, dance and defy the imagination in a 180-degree theatrical setting that engages the audience from beginning to end."
- Comedy Cellar - If you love comedy, this place is for you. It's the New York Comedy Cellar brought to the Rio.
Restaurants at the Rio Las Vegas
- Carnival World Buffet - More than 300 selections of dishes for every taste.
- Royal India Bistro - Authentic North Indian cuisine
- Guy Fieri's El Burro Borracho - Enjoy upscale Mexican dining with Guy Fieri flair.
- VooDoo Steak - You get a 50th-floor view with your meal and you can do a little dancing to work off the calories. Menu service and the buffet are available.
- KJ Dim Sum & Seafood - Who doesn't need a few small plates done up Asian style?
- All American Bar and Grille - Burgers, fries, salads and comfort foods. It's exactly what you can eat all the time when you feel like you really are not craving a single thing.
- Hash House A Go Go - Hash House A Go Go cooks with farm-fresh ingredients and provides a new take on traditional recipes.
- Pho Da Nang Vietnamese Kitchen - Authentic Vietnamese food.