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10 Must-See Places on the Las Vegas Strip

Conde Nast Traveler describes Las Vegas as a “...glitzy, brash, opulent...” place filled with grand structures, classy establishments and theme hotels and parks. These attractions often make locals frequent hosts to visiting friends and relatives. Since touring the city typically involves checking out the Las Vegas Strip, here are some of the… Allstate https://blog.allstate.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/welcome_lv.jpg

Conde Nast Traveler describes Las Vegas as a “…glitzy, brash, opulent…” place filled with grand structures, classy establishments and theme hotels and parks. These attractions often make locals frequent hosts to visiting friends and relatives. Since touring the city typically involves checking out the Las Vegas Strip, here are some of the tourist staples worth visiting on this famed stretch along Las Vegas Boulevard.

  • High Roller

    Although the High Roller may look like a regular Ferris wheel, it’s actually the world’s biggest observation wheel, towering 550 feet above the Strip, according to Vegas.com. This focal point within The LINQ property is the current Guinness World Record holder for the largest observation wheel. Riding it offers an unparalleled view of the city and surrounding mountains. Photo by Michael Bentley via Flickr, CC BY 2.0

  • Big Shot at Stratosphere Tower

    The Big Shot is one of many thrill rides at Stratosphere Tower. The ride shoots thrill seekers 160 feet in the air at 45 mph. If an extreme ride is not your thing, you can simply enjoy the view while others scream from any of the other gravity-defying rides inside the amusement park atop the hotel. Photo by maggiejp via Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0

  • Sky Beam at Luxor

    The Sky Beam at Luxor, which boasts a high-intensity light shooting from the top of the hotel’s Egyptian pyramid structure, has attained iconic status on the Strip, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Approximately 39 xenon lights containing 7,000-watt bulbs generate enough light for it to be seen via plane 100 miles away, the paper says. Photo by darryl_mitchell via Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0

  • Gondola Ride at The Venetian

    You don’t have to go to Venice to enjoy the Grand Canal. The Venetian recreates the city of canals in the Vegas desert and transports guests aboard a gondola. The ride features a singing gondolier. Photo by Martijn Nijenhuis via Flickr, CC BY-ND 2.0

  • Chapel of the Flowers

    One of the first wedding chapels on the Strip, Chapel of the Flowers is a renowned destination for lightning-quick nuptials. It has won numerous awards, including TheKnot.com’s “Best of Weddings” four years in a row, according to the chapel’s website. Lovebirds worldwide get married at this full-service wedding venue and can tie the knot in any of its three chapels, outdoor gazebo or glass garden. Photo by Krista via Flickr, CC BY 2.0

  • The Cloud at the Fashion Show Mall

    The Cloud serves as a “high-tech canopy,” according to Vegas.com. Located at the mall’s entrance and easily seen from the Strip, this elliptical steel structure, which stands above a 72,000-square-foot plaza, works as a shade during the day and serves as a projection screen at night for the mall’s events and digital advertising content, according to the American Galvanizers Association. True to its name, the Fashion Show Mall offers free hourly fashion shows between noon and 6 p.m. Fridays through Sundays. Photo by David Stanley/Wikimedia Commons

  • Flamingo Wildlife Habitat

    The Flamingo Hotel is home to the Flamingo Wildlife Habitat, a free family (and nature) friendly attraction where a flock of Chilean flamingos walks among hotel guests, making it a fun place to take photos and videos, especially with your kids. Photo by Ismaail Senung/Shutterstock

  • The Volcano at The Mirage

    The Volcano is an iconic Vegas attraction that boasts a simulated volcanic eruption that provides a free audiovisual spectacle. Shows take place every half hour from 8 p.m. to midnight, and when the volcano isn’t erupting, the structure serves as a serene waterfall. Photo by Marit & Toomas Hinnosaar via Flickr, CC BY 2.0

  • Fountains of Bellagio

    The Fountains of Bellagio is an eye-catching treat outside the Bellagio Hotel and Casino. A show begins every half hour from 3 to 8 p.m., and every 15 minutes from 8 p.m. to midnight. The fountains span an 8.5-acre lake and feature more than 1,000 spritzers that gracefully shoot water up to 460 feet in the air, according to Time. During each free show, a variety of songs from music legends like Frank Sinatra and Michael Jackson match the fountain’s perfectly choreographed water movements. Photo by Aneta Waberska/Shutterstock

  • Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign

    If there’s something in Las Vegas that can be recognized worldwide, it is the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign, according to the Las Vegas Entertainment Guide. This 25-foot marker located on the median of 5100 Las Vegas Boulevard South is a popular place for photo opps. Photo by somchaij/Shutterstock


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