Viva Las Vegas! It’s week three of our virtual road trip and today we are showing you the top 10 places to photograph in Las Vegas!
Week Three – Las Vegas
A. 3600 South Las Vegas Blvd.
The Bellagio is a luxury hotel on the main strip in Las Vegas. What makes it extra special is the dynamic water fountain that is choreographed to some classic songs. The show takes place every 30 minutes in the afternoons and early evenings, and every 15 minutes from 8 pm to midnight. It’s free to the public and it takes place in a man-made 8-acre lake. The fountains can shoot as high as 460 feet in the air. *
B. 2000 South Las Vegas Blvd.
The tower sits on the north end of the strip and at more than 1100 feet into the air, it’s one of the tallest freestanding observation towers in the United States. The tower opened in 1996 and it hosts two observation decks, a restaurant with 360 views and a few rides on the top! Head to the top to get one of the prettiest views of the Las Vegas strip.*
C. Las Vegas Blvd.
The “Strip” is about 4 miles long and is where you will find a majority of the brightly lit casinos between Sahara Avenue and Russell Road. This part of the boulevard has been designated an All – American Road and is most scenic at night when the lights turn on.*
D. 5200 South Las Vegas Blvd.
The iconic sign opened in 1959 and is free to the public. Since it’s in a public space, it’s also accessible 24 hours of the day. The 25-foot tall sign welcomes visitors to the city of neon and gambling.*
E. 3545 South Las Vegas Blvd.
Standing tall at 550 feet tall, this ferris wheel gives one of the most amazing views of Las Vegas. It opened to the public in 2014 and is currently the world’s tallest Ferris Wheel. The wheel hosts 28 enclosed cabins and although you have to buy tickets to get on, it’s definitely worth it!*
F. 3355 South Las Vegas Blvd.
No trip to Vegas would be complete without a beautiful ride in the Venetian’s gondolas. You can either buy a ticket and get a unique viewpoint as a passenger in the gondola. Or you can save some money and get out the zoom lens, stand on the pedestrian bridge and take a few snaps of them. Either way, the boats floating on the beautiful blue water is a must get snapshot.*
G. 3950 South Las Vegas Blvd.
Nestled inside Mandalay Bay, is the Shark Reef Aquarium. It hosts over 2,000 animals including, you guessed it, sharks! You do have to buy tickets to go to the exhibit. One of the more fun attributes is the tunnel where you are surrounded by the ocean animals. Just a note, don’t use flash inside the tunnel as you’ll get a reflection off the glass. Instead, turn your ISO up and turn the flash off. You’ll get a beautiful picture.*
H. 77o North Las Vegas Blvd.
The graveyard spans 6 acres and it features old signs from Las Vegas casinos and other businesses. Although you do have to pay to get in, it’s well worth the price. It stores more than 150 old signs and really gives a glimpse of days gone by including signs from the Stardust, Desert Inn, and Ceasar’s Palace.
I. Fremont Street
This experience is a beautiful show under a canopy of led lights that stretch over Fremont Street. It’s a 5 block stretch in old downtown Las Vegas. The highlight is the canopy screen which is 1,500 feet long, 90 feet wide and has over 12 million LED lights. It’s a show like no other and the best part, it’s free!*
J. 3900 South Las Vegas Blvd.
Take a step back in time to ancient Egypt by visiting the Luxor hotel. It opened in 1993 and is a big draw on the boulevard. Outside you’ll find the 110 foot tall Sphinx guarding the Luxor Hotel and Casino. Bonus tip, if you wait until nightfall you can see the Luxor Skybeam shoot out of the pyramid’s apex. On a clear night, it can often be seen from up to 275 miles away by airplane.
*Information from the respected Wikipedia pages.
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