Las Vegas Strip: 8 World Wonders in One Place

Oriented North-South, Las Vegas Strip starts and ends with two Welcome Signs:

  • one across from McCarran International Airport, which marks the beginning of the strip
  • one after the Stratosphere tower, before you enter the Downtown which marks the exit from of the famous Strip

… in between these two signs you literally feel like touring the world! 🙂

Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign on the Strip near Mandalay Bay Hotel

Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign on the Strip near Mandalay Bay Hotel

The Welcome to Las Vegas Downtown sign, the ending point of the Las Vegas Strip

The Welcome to Las Vegas Downtown sign

Las Vegas Strip

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…

For your convenience, here is a digital map of Las Vegas Strip provided by lasvegastourism.com

Las Vegas Strip map

Las Vegas Strip map

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

Mandalay Bay Hotel on Las Vegas Strip at dusk

Mandalay Bay Hotel on Las Vegas Strip at dusk

Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas

Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas

Here inside you can have one of the most awesome aquatic experiences.

Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, 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 and contains many species of marine animals, and features many activities and tourist attractions.

Mandalay Bay on Las Vegas Strip

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.

Inside Luxor Hotel, Las Vegas

Inside Luxor Hotel, Las Vegas

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.

Luxor Pyramid and beam in Las Vegas

Luxor Pyramid and beam in Las Vegas

Excalibur Hotel and Casino

After enjoying the sights and scenes of the antiquity in Egypt, you jump into the Middle Age.The castle look of the Excalibur hotel made me feel that I was dreaming…

Excalibur Las Vegas

Excalibur Las Vegas

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) – You feel suddenly in another world, especially at dusk, when the towers are illuminated.

Excalibur towers in Las Vegas

Excalibur towers in Las Vegas

  • BTW, Excalibur hotel is host of one of the most popular Las Vegas entertainment shows: the “Tournament of Kings” dinner package, where you can 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, here is your chance.

New-York New-York complex, Las Vegas Strip

New-York New-York complex, Las Vegas Strip

Right across the street from the Statue of Liberty, you cannot miss the famous iconic Metro Golden Mayer lion at the not less famous MGM hotel of Las Vegas.

The New York – New York Hotel and Casino perfectly replicates the Manhattan skyline. It has replicas of the Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, Soldiers and Sailors Monument and even the Statue of Liberty.

Bridge across the Strip, going to New York - New York, Las Vegas

Bridge across the Strip, going to New York – New York, Las Vegas

Here you can hop into the roller coaster and enjoy a fun ride as you 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 creates the ambience of Paris with replicas of the Eiffel Tower and other French landmarks such as the Hôtel de Ville and Arc de Triomphe.Arc de Triomphe, Paris Las Vegas

You really have to go inside and see it and taste it :)!

Inside Paris Las Vegas

Inside Paris Las Vegas

Bellagio Hotel and Casino

Inspired by the place with the same name on Lake Como, Italy, Bellagio is another gem of a place to see on Las Vegas Strip.

Bellagio Fountains viewed from across the Strip

Bellagio Fountains viewed from across the Strip

As grandiose as they are, the dancing water fountains of the Strip are one of the famous Las Vegas free attractions and it perfectly qualifies for the family friendly attractions offered by this hotel packed with surprises. One of them is the Bellagio Gardens and Conservatory which is the host of ongoing changing amazing seasonal displays.

Bellagio Las Vegas at spring time

Bellagio Las Vegas at spring time

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.Trevi Fountain at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas

Oh, Las Vegas Strip can be overwhelming right?

Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas

Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas

Next hit? Well, what about Venice?

Venetian Resort Hotel and Casino

Have you ever dreamed of a romantic gondola ride on Canale Grande? Don’t hesitate, now is the time to do it 🙂Venetian Las Vegas

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?

  1. One way is by walking the Las Vegas strip
  2. Another way is seeing it from the hight of the Las Vegas Monorail
  3. Yet, there is an even more exiting way to experience the Las Vegas Strip: by tours

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