A Handy Tourist’s Guide for Places to Visit at the Las Vegas Strip
The world renowned Las Vegas strip or the Las Vegas Boulevard is the filled with the city’s best sights, gambling, food, and fun. Some of the best sights to explore also include a new video game area at Luxor and a VR attraction at the Neon Museum. Read on to know more about the Las Vegas attractions.
- ‘Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada’ sign
This iconic sign is the unofficial welcome mat for the city. This neon sign greets her visitors at the end of the southern Las Vegas Boulevard since the year 1959, when Betty Willis, a commercial artist and a prolific sign designer gifted this sign to the city. As she never trademarked her work, many companies have grabbed the idea of printing this sign on t-shirts, mugs and other merchandise. The sign made its mark in the National Register of Historic Places in the year 2009 and it is one of the most renowned selfie spots in the town.
- Luxor Hotel and Casino
This isn’t listed as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, but it does make its mark in a town where other major cities copycat its style. Inside the premises, the guests ride on the inclinators rather than the elevators to their rooms. And people-movers move up and down at 39 degree angles along the corner of the premises’ pyramid which creates a rocking sensation that makes the people feel as if they are riding on a boat. In the exterior premises, this place boasts of acclaiming itself as the strongest beam of the light in the world.
- The Park
This is one of the newest additions to the city. Here, the hotels stretch themselves from Las Vegas Boulevard back to the T-Mobile Arena. Along the way you will find the outpost of Shake Shack and other open restaurants, a walk-through water feature that encourages the parting Red Sea and Bliss dance which is a 40-foot tall statue of a dancing woman.
- Public Art at City Center
While Las Vegas isn’t known for its art, but MGM Resorts have invested in the public art which is displayed at the 67-acre City Center complex. The most remarkable ones are the Maya Lin’s Silver River which hangs behind Aria Las Vegas’s registration desk and it depicts the course of Colorado River as well; Glacia which is composed of 15-foot-tall ice columns rising each morning and melting in various patterns all day. The third piece is named the Big Edge which has more than 200 kayaks and other water vessels as well.
- Fountains of Bellagio
It is one of the most iconic Vegas sights. It has more than a thousand fountains in all, spraying more than 450 feet in the air. The fountains are timely scheduled to be off in weekdays every 30 minutes between 3 PM to 8 PM, and every 15 minutes between 8 PM and Midnight.