Las Vegas Strip: 7 World Wonders in One Place

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.

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

… 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

Mandalay Bay Hotel on Las Vegas Strip at dusk

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.

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.
Luxor Hotel Lobby

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

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…

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. Here, you feel suddenly in another world, especially at dusk, when the towers are illuminated.

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. 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.

New-York New-York complex, Las Vegas Strip

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.

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

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

Not only you will visit the Eiffel Tower,  Hôtel de Ville and Arc de Triomphe. Paris in Las Vegas Hotel and Casino creates the ambience of the French capital.  You will feel like you are right in the heart of France… or almost… ;)Arc de Triomphe, Paris Las Vegas

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

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 Las Vegas 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. 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.

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

Next hit? Well, what about Venice?

Venetian Resort Hotel and Casino

Have you ever dreamed of a romantic gondola ride on Canal Grande in Venice? Don’t hesitate, now is the time to do it :)
Venetian St Mark's Square

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 height of the Las Vegas Monorail

Yet, there is an even more exiting way to experience the Las Vegas Strip: by taking a tour.
– One that I recommend is the Big Bus Las Vegas Hop-On Hop-Off Tour offered by Viator: You will see the main destinations on the strip from the open deck for 1h and 45 min. The best part of it is that you can get on and off any time to visit – Click to see the pictures:
Big Bus Las Vegas

Well, there are plenty of exciting things to see and do on Las Vegas Strip. Here, 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:


4 Comments on “Las Vegas Strip: 7 World Wonders in One Place”

  1. Oh we stayed there in Excalibur. And that was a good 14 years ago when the kids were still little. Thanks for taking me back to memory lane.

  2. Thank you for joining in – they all do stand out! But the Luxor Hotel fits blending in as well – only sand colour is right there…

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