Oriented North-South, Las Vegas Strip starts and ends with two Welcome Signs.
- The first one across from Mc.Carran International Airport, is the famous Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas which marks the beginning of the strip.
- The second one is after the Stratosphere tower, before you enter the Downtown which marks the exit from of the Strip.
… in between these two signs you literally feel like touring the world! :)
Las Vegas Strip – 7 World Wonders
Would you believe me if I told you that it is possible to travel around the world and yet stay in the same city? If you don’t, then you should tour the Las Vegas Strip. Here you will jump from the pyramids of Giza all the way to the Eiffel Tower, or from Venice all the way to the Statue of Liberty…
Las Vegas Strip South
The Welcome to Las Vegas sign is right nearby Mandalay Bay, the shiny golden building in the shape of a star.
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
Here inside you can have one of the most awesome aquatic experiences. The Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay is unique for the fact that it’s not nearby the ocean, but in the heart of Mojave Desert.
This is one of the largest aquariums in North America. It contains many species of marine animals, and features many activities and tourist attractions.
If you happen to be walking the Las Vegas Strip, it’s good to know about the Mandalay Bay free tram which brings you directly to Luxor and Excalibur.
Luxor Hotel and Casino
Leaving the aquatic environment at Mandalay Bay, you are right in the heart of Egypt touring the pyramids and Great Sphinx of Giza.
Now, I cannot tell which one of the Las Vegas Luxor hotel’s attractions is most amazing, but I can tell that the famous Sky Beam is one of them.
Excalibur Hotel and Casino
After enjoying the sights and scenes of the antiquity in Egypt, you jump directly into the Middle Age.The castle look of the Excalibur hotel made me feel that I was dreaming…
I knew about this hotel named after King Arthur’s legend, but seeing it right there on the strip is… quite different – so to say. Here, you feel suddenly in another world, especially at dusk, when the towers are illuminated.
- BTW, Excalibur hotel is host of one of the most popular Las Vegas entertainment shows: the “Tournament of Kings” dinner package. Would you like to meet Merlin and King Arthur in person?
New York – New York Hotel and Casino
Not long after touring the Medieval Ages, it’s time to get back to the Big Apple…. And in case you haven’t seen the Statue of Liberty there, now is your chance!
The New York – New York Hotel and Casino perfectly replicates the Manhattan skyline. Here you can see replicas of the Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge and even the Soldiers and Sailors Monument.
And guess what? Right across the street from the Statue of Liberty, shines the famous iconic Metro Golden Mayer Lion at the not less famous MGM hotel of Las Vegas. You just have to cross the bridge over the strip and you are right there.
At the The New York – New York, you can also hop into the roller coaster and enjoy a fun ride. You will get a different view of the Strip – upside down to be precise. This is BTW, one of the most popular things to do in Vegas
But the Strip has so many things to see, you don’t know where to look first – I hope you are not tired already :)
Hotels and Attractions on mid-Strip
After New York, your next stop will be… Paris!
Paris Las Vegas
Paris in Las Vegas Hotel and Casino creates the ambience of the French capital. The replicas of the Eiffel Tower, Hôtel de Ville and Arc de Triomphe will make you feel that you are right there, in the heart of France (or almost…)
You really have to go inside and see it and taste it :)!
Inspired by the place with the same name on Lake Como, Italy, Bellagio is another gem of Las Vegas Strip.
As grandiose as they are, the dancing water fountains of the Strip are one of the famous Las Vegas free attractions. Besides the fountains, this hotel packed with surprises, that perfectly qualify as family friendly attractions. Bellagio Gardens and Conservatory is the host of ongoing changing amazing seasonal displays.
– The image below is from the spring theme.
Caesars Palace, the Roman-themed hotel and casino
When you see the Trevi Fountain on the Strip next to Bellagio, you have to know that it marks the entrance to the fabulous Caesars Palace Forum shops.
Oh, Las Vegas Strip can be overwhelming right?
Next hit? Well, what about Venice?
Venetian Resort Hotel and Casino
The Venetian hotel is a unique and quite unexpected feature of Las Vegas, considering that the city is located in the middle of a desert… One of my favorites!
But this list is far from being complete when talking about all the Las Vegas Strip attractions. So, how can you see, experience and enjoy them?
- One way is by walking the Las Vegas strip
- Another way is seeing it from the height of the Las Vegas Monorail
- Yet, there is an even more exiting way to experience the Las Vegas Strip: by taking a tour
As you can see, there are plenty of exciting things to see and do on Las Vegas Strip and the probability of getting bored in this city is out of question :)
For your convenience, here is a collection of Las Vegas guides and maps I found on Amazon:
For the fun of challenges, I posted this to:
Word of the Day: Wonder | Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Blending In – or Standing Out? | FOWC with Fandalgo – Numbers: 7 here from the seven world attractions :)