Stretching along South Las Vegas Boulevard in Nevada, the famous Las Vegas Strip showcases neon and bright lights at night like no other place on earth. Spanning about 4.2 miles or 6.8 kilometers long, the area lies just south of the downtown city area. Some of the largest casinos, resorts, and hotels in the world make their homes on the Strip.
What to Do While in Vegas
Like many big cities, there are a number of popular tourist attractions and sites. Many visitors are not sure what things they should see or do during their stay. Here we have gathered a sampling of some fun and interesting sites to see on the Las Vegas Strip and beyond. The best part, most of them are completely free for visitors to enjoy.
Our Favorite Popular Attractions
The “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign
This sign is the historic welcome marker for people entering Vegas. The sign is distinguished, as it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009. People love taking selfies next to the sign because it is colorful and picturesque. This recognizable and fun site is free to visit, easy to access, and located just off the Las Vegas Strip, making it the perfect tourist destination.
The Luxor Hotel and Casino
Here you can ride an inclinator (an inclined elevator) to your room, when staying at this resort hotel. Ascend to your accommodation at a 39-degree angle, built along a pyramid. Some riders state that feel like they are floating in a boat. It is not everyday that you get to go inside a true pyramid structure. Take the chance while in Las Vegas to see what it is like and visit the Luxor for some time.
Public Artwork at the City Center
MGM Resorts has invested $40 million over the past decade in public artwork. Scattered throughout the Strip in multiple hotels and locations such as Aria, Vdara, and The Shops at Crystals is an array of interesting modern art. Taking a walk through these hotel lobbies and shops will leave you impressed and entertained. This is an attraction that art lovers must see.
Fountains of Bellagio
These are the famous larger-than-life fountains that are featured in many Hollywood movies. The lighted and dancing fountains will make any visit to Las Vegas memorable. The water magic begins weekdays every 30 minutes between 3 and 8 pm, and every 15 minutes between 8 pm and midnight. Another amazing free attraction, the Bellagio fountains will leave you in awe and you might want to stay for more than one showing. While at the Bellagio, pop inside the hotel’s lobby to see their beautiful flower garden conservatory display which changes up to five times a year.
The Grand Canyon
The iconic Grand Canyon is located a few hours from Las Vegas, making it a perfect place to visit while you are visiting the city. Grand Canyon Destinations run tours daily to multiple canyon locations. The South Rim of the Grand Canyon offers incredible views and overlooks that you will not want to miss. No matter where you want to go or what you want to see, we have a tour that will fit your needs.
The famous Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Nevada sign.