From the clouds on a helicopter tour to the tallest observation deck in the United States, Musement presents 9 vantage points for the best views of the Las Vegas Strip.
Las Vegas, or “Sin City”, is known for its fine dining, casinos, shopping outlets, nightclubs, and pure entertainment. A city where the parties never end, it’s for good reason that it’s one of the best cities to ring in the New Year.
Every major city has that street where a majority of the extravaganza takes place, and Vegas is no exception. Lined with state of the art casinos, upscale restaurants, and entertainment venues, the Las Vegas Strip is truly magical.
Sometimes it’s nice to take a break from the hustle and bustle and cherish the city from a different angle. The Strip’s bright neon lights can be seen from miles away. Here are 9 vantage points for the best views of the Las Vegas Strip.
1. By Helicopter
What better way to enjoy the Las Vegas Strip than from a bird’s eye view? Hop on a helicopter tour and see the best of Sin City from a completely different perspective. Gaze at the neon lights as you take in the jaw-dropping sights with a night tour. Rides usually last less than a half-hour, but the memories will last forever. Admire some of the iconic places like the Vegas Boulevard, Fremont Street Experience, the Mirage, and more. If you time it right, you can see the Mirage volcano erupt and the Bellagio fountains from up above. An experience like this will have you feeling on cloud 9.
Easily one of the best Las Vegas Strip views there is. Admire the bright lights with your loved one from the world’s tallest Ferris wheel. Standing at 550 feet, one rotation on the High Roller Ferris wheel will take you on a thirty-minute journey. Each pod includes an audio tour that will point out the different landmarks as they come into sight. A centerpiece to the Strip, the High Roller offers panoramic views of the Strip and the Las Vegas Valley like no other. If you want to spice things up, head for one of the pods that includes a full bar, the perfect happy “half” hour you could ask for. The High Roller runs during the day and night but seeing the city at night is no match.
3. Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay
Step out onto the rooftop on the 63rd floor of the House of Blues’ Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay. Whether you come for a dinner or to dance the night away, the view of the Vegas Strip is unmatched. Seven rooms make up this lounge/ nightclub so there are plenty of photo ops. The drink choices here are limitless, so whatever might come to mind, the bartenders will more than likely accommodate you. The rooftop lounge turns into a nightclub after 10 pm, so bring those dancing shoes! What was once a VIP members only club, has opened its doors to the public and has become a Vegas sensation.
No need to go to Paris to pay a visit to the Eiffel Tower. It might only be half the size of the real one, but the views are superb. Situated in the heart of the Vegas strip, the viewing deck grants visitors a perfect look at both north and south sides of the Strip. Gaze out into the lit-up Vegas skyline from almost fifty stories up and catch the Bellagio Fountains water show, a true marvel. If you’re hungry, grab a taste of French cuisine at the Eiffel Tower Restaurant. The floor-to-ceiling windows also gives the perfect viewing spot to the Fountains at Bellagio.
5. From the streets
Not everything in Vegas is best seen from above. Hit the streets and experience the glitz and glamor of your favorite attractions up-close and personal. Two great options would be to either jump aboard an open top bus or relax in the back of an open air Jeep. The fresh Valley breeze will blow in your face as you pass the flashy casino lights and famed hotels. Learn about the architectural history and historical significance of your favorite landmarks, including the renowned “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign. These tours run both during the daytime and evening.
6. Mon Ami Gabi restaurant
Also situated in Paris Las Vegas, the Mon Ami Gabi restaurant has become a fan favorite in Sin City. The authentic French bistro provides close-up panoramic views of the Fountains of Bellagio show, so you will have something to admire as you eat. Choose to sit in the open-air patio, inside the café, or in the atrium, whatever your heart desires. From wild escargots to baked goat cheese, the savory food will be pleasing to your palate.
Want a 360-degree look at Sin City? A trip to the tallest observation tower in the United States is a must. The Strat has both indoor and outdoor viewing areas so you can see what The Strip looks like from 870 feet up. If you get hungry, grab a meal at the romantic Top of the World Restaurant or a drink at the 107 SkyLounge and take in the views from the rotating restaurants.
Feeling a little adventurous? Then get your blood pumping and take on one of the four daring thrill rides at the Stratosphere: Big Shot, Insanity, X-Scream, or SkyJump. The latter will have you drop 850 feet at 40 mph, surely to make the hair on the back of your neck stand up.
Soar from 12 stories up and soak in the scenery of the entertainment district on this thriller. Speeds reach up to 35 mph so try not to blink an eye, you don’t want to miss the incredible views of the Strip as you zipline across the LINQ Promenade. Plenty of bars, restaurants, stores and shops await you after completing this unique adventure. If you want to double down once you end your zipline experience, take on the High Roller Ferris Wheel and see more of the best Las Vegas Strip views from 550 feet up.
9. VooDoo Lounge & Nightlcub
Located just a little over a mile from the Vegas Strip, the Voodoo Lounge of the Rio hotel offers some of the best Las Vegas Strip views. Dine at the one-of-a-kind steakhouse before you make your way up to the 51st floor to enjoy the rest of your night. The indoor/outdoor club will have you dancing to the music under the stars with unrivaled views of the city. Bartenders will also keep you entertained with their snazzy pouring techniques.