Black Friday, the unofficial holiday when shoppers traditionally storm their favorite stores to get an early start on holiday shopping and savings, is just around the corner. Stores on and near Las Vegas Boulevard are a shopper’s paradise. The downside usually is finding parking. Not a problem with Trip to Strip. All these shopping bonanzas can be reached easily and in style. All locations will have specials.
- North/South Premium Outlets: Premium Outlets North is downtown, outdoor and upscale with 150 stores and restaurants. Premium Outlets South is on Las Vegas Boulevard South of the Strip with 140 stores, dining and is entirely indoors. Plus, you can get VIP memberships with perks. Both locations will be open on Thanksgiving Day starting at 9 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Black Friday.
- Forum Shops: With more than 675,000 square feet of shopping, the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace on the Strip is called the “Shopping Wonder of the World” with 160 specialty stores, fine dining and attractions such as “talking” statues and exotic fish aquarium. It’s open on Thanksgiving Day and on Black Friday from 10 a.m. to midnight.
- Miracle Mile Shops: Located at Planet Hollywood on the Strip, Miracle Mile Shops is open 10 a.m. to midnight on Black Friday. It combines 200 places to shop, dine and be entertained. Check out the Multi-Million Dollar Fountain Show of lighted water effects set to original soundtracks.
- Fashion Show Mall: Fashion Show Mall on the Strip offers 250+ stores including eight department stores and 25 places to dine. On Black Friday it is featuring “Holiday Glow at The Stage.” Shopping hours: 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.
- Grand Canal Shoppes: Inside The Venetian Resort on the Strip, Grand Canal Shoppes are open 10 a.m. to midnight on Black Friday, featuring 188 stores, dining and entertainment. Checkout The VOID, an immersive virtual experience to “travel” into favorite movies or video games.
You can shop ‘til you drop in ‘Vegas with the RTC’s Trip to Strip rideshare service. Limo-style seating for up to 11 passengers and no surge pricing; and plenty of room for all of those shopping bags! Just download the free app in Apple and Google Play stores and get 15 percent off your first ride using the promo code ‘FIRSTRIDE.’