The Las Vegas Strip

The Las Vegas Strip is where everyone to the city wants to go.

The four mile long Strip is a nickname for Las Vegas Boulevard, which is ground zero for the hottest shows, wildest nightlife, luxurious casino hotels, exciting shopping, and all the best restaurants and entertainment venues.

The Strip’s appeals are obvious, since this is where almost everything happens in Las Vegas.

The Strips’ frenetic twenty-four action outpaces that of every other city in the country in terms of the magnetism and energy on offer.

While most visit for the gambling, entertainment and dining there is so much to The Strip than you could ever imagine.

This is where you will find the city’s most iconic landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower at Paris; the erupting volcano at the Mirage; The Venetian’s Grand Canal; Bellagio Fountains with its beautiful dancing fountain shows; the animated statues at Caesars Palace as well as the pyramid and sphinx at The Luxor Hotel.

The Las Vegas Strip

The Las Vegas Strip

The Strip is also home to the tallest free-standing enormous observation tower in the country, The Stratosphere which can be found at the north end of the boulevard.

The Stratosphere offers magnificent views of the Las Vegas strip hotels and is where you can get that perfect Vegas photo.

There are also lots of other attractions on the Strip as well, including the gondola rides at the Venetian, New York New York’s roller coaster, the dolphins at the Mirage and CityCenter, with its unique collection of outstanding hotels and residences, relaxing spas, amazing dining and over-the-top shopping.

Dining on The Strip

Las Vegas Strip has every type of cuisine imaginable, and offers you the option to choose from casual dining or five-star restaurants with celebrity chefs and award-winning wine lists.

If you are in the mood for steak, the Strip’s many steakhouses are truly a cut above the rest with their spectacular surroundings and mouth-watering menus.

Some of the Strip’s best steakhouses include Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro at The Palazzo, THE Steak House at Circus Circus, and BRAND Steakhouse and Lounge at Monte Carlo.

morels french steakhouse

Morels French Steakhouse

If you are hungry for something different, Picasso at Bellagio offers you the chance to enjoy delicious French and Spanish cuisines while surrounded by the works from the legendary artist, Picasso.

The sophisticated atmosphere at Sage at Aria creates the perfect spot to enjoy amazing contemporary American cuisine from the acclaimed chef Shawn McClain.

For something a bit out of the world, Top of the World at Stratosphere is the only restaurant in Las Vegas that offers a 360-degree view of the city while enjoying a first-class menu with a variety of gourmet steak, seafood and gluten-free dishes.

Then there are Joël Robuchon and L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon at MGM Grand, two restaurants from Chef Joël Robuchon, which serves mouthwatering French cuisine to satisfy your craving. Joël Robuchon is the only Las Vegas restaurant to receive three Michelin stars.

Bars and Dance Clubs on the Strip

If you want to relax in the evening or have an energetic night, the Strip’s many watering holes and nightclubs offer so much more than just spirits and live entertainment. They offer unique experiences and there is one for every taste and budget.

For a blast from the past, the Bourbon Room inside The Venetian truly unique experience as well as one of the finest collection of bourbon and spirits in Las Vegas. The Bourbon Room has three single-barrel signature bourbons that are exclusive to the bar.

The Bourbon Room

The Bourbon Room

The bar also features video flashbacks of nostalgic rock music from the ’80s. Mandarin Bar is another great bar on The Strip and one of the city’s most sophisticated nightlife venues.

Located on the 23rd floor of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, the bar offers expertly crafted cocktails, a variety of fine wines, delicious light bites and stunning Strip views to go with it. This makes it one of the best places to relax before or after dinner.

Minus 5 location inside the Monte Carlo is a unique ice-themed experience where you can enjoy a lot of vodka-infused specialty drinks in a -5-degrees Celsius ice environment.

Hyde Nightclub Lounge is a super-sized lounge and nightclub at Bellagio. Featuring Italian marble, artwork and elaborate chandeliers, Hyde brings a metropolitan flair to Vegas nightlife and overlooks the Fountains of Bellagio.

The club also offers an early-evening experience starting at 5 p.m., before the full club action kicks in at 10p.m. Another great nightclub experience can be found at Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub at The Cosmopolitan.

Marquee is one of the city’s biggest mega-clubs featuring multiple floors and rooms, a roof top pool, great dance music and an awesome lounge area.

Shopping on The Strip

Outside of New York and Hong Kong, Las Vegas offers one of the best shopping experience and the Vegas Strip is where you can find the perfect mix of high-end retailers and affordable favorites.

For a one-of-a-kind retail experience, head on over to the Shoppes at Mandalay Place. This is where you will find more than 40 unique stores for your shopping pleasure. The Forum Shops at Caesars offers the best mix of affordable fashions and couture.

The shoppes at mandalay place

The shoppes at mandalay place

Here you will find Prada, Gucci, Tourbillon, FENDI, Mikimoto, Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu, Versace, Jimmy Choo, and Tourneau Time Dome, the world’s largest watch store.

Via Bellagio is another Strip location that offers upscale boutiques and shops, blended with the extravagant for an awesome shopping experience. At Via Bellagio you will find exquisite fashion from Louis Vuitton, Prada, Chanel, Dior, Fendi, Giorgio Armani, and Bottega Veneta.

The Shows on The Strip

Since Las Vegas is the Entertainment Capital of the World, it shouldn’t be any surprise that the Strip is home to several different types of events and shows. O Cirque du Soleil at Bellagio is an aquatic masterpiece of surrealism and theatrical romance.

Cirque du Soleil Performers

Cirque du Soleil Performers

This magnificent show is a work of art that features spectacular displays of acrobatics and takes place on the water. For a kind of modern-day burlesque show, Absinthe at Caesars Palace should not be missed.

The critically acclaimed acro-cabaret variety show is one of the best productions in Vegas and offers a fantastical blend of carnival and spectacle for your enjoyment. Mystère at the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino is another classic Cirque du Soleil production, which combines athleticism with dynamic acrobatics and inspiring imagery.

Casinos on the Strip

Then, of course you have the wonderful Strip casinos.

If you are looking for an intimate gaming experience Encore’s casino is designed just for that. For a modern gaming experience, Cosmopolitan’s modern facilities, including floor-to-ceiling glass walls and swanky atmosphere will offer you a distinctive gaming experience.

Cosmopolitan Westend Penthouse

Cosmopolitan Westend Penthouse

For a memorable gambling environments on the Vegas Strip, Venetian will instantly take you to Venice with its beautiful architecture. Aria’s Casino is sleek and sophisticated and is a popular spot for poker players.

The casino at Luxor will provide you with a dynamic casino floor with a hip, contemporary design. For a wide variety of gaming options, MGM Grand’s casino is huge and will have all that you want.

All of the Strip’s casinos feature a variety of slot machines and table games. The casinos also have race and sports books as well as luxurious poker rooms with high limit areas.

A Final Word

Twenty-four hours in a day hardly seems like enough to experience all that the vibrant Las Vegas Strip has to offer. Yes, it’s crowded, but where else can you find an adult playground with the unique concentration of excitement that can be experienced on the Strip?

From the gambling and magnificent shows to the glamor, exquisite dining and luxurious resorts, The Strip is paradise. So head on over for your own piece of heaven.

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