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Attractions Details

📌 Address

Las Vegas Strip, NV, USA

Opening Hours

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

💸 Entrance Fee

Free

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"Even though The Strip is famous for its nightlife, early mornings are a hidden gem for photography enthusiasts – you can capture the stunning architecture in the perfect soft light without the crowds. Also, don't miss the chance to see the Bellagio fountains from the Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck for an elevated and less obstructed vantage point, especially breathtaking at night."

What is The Strip?

Have you ever felt the electric pulse of Las Vegas Boulevard? If so, you've experienced The Strip, the glittering stretch of vibrant energy that's arguably the lifeblood of Sin City. Known officially as Las Vegas Boulevard, The Strip is a roughly 4.2-mile portion of the road, lined with spectacular resorts, casinos, and entertainment venues that have become synonymous with the opulence and indulgence of Las Vegas. Each towering establishment along The Strip competes not just in games of chance, but in architectural splendor and extravagance.

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When the sun sets, The Strip transforms into a luminescent wonderland, with neon signs and digital displays illuminating the desert sky. The Fountains of Bellagio, the erupting volcano at The Mirage, and the High Roller observation wheel are just a few of the remarkable attractions that dot this iconic thoroughfare. And let's not forget - this is the road where you can travel the world without a passport; where else could you see the Eiffel Tower, a Venetian canal, and an Egyptian pyramid within mere blocks of each other?

History of The Strip

The Strip wasn't always the entertainment capital of the world. In fact, in the early 20th century, it was just a road through the desert. Everything began to change in 1941 with the opening of El Rancho Vegas, the first resort on what would become The Strip. However, it was the 1946 opening of the Flamingo by Bugsy Siegel that truly set things in motion, introducing a level of luxury and glamour that would become The Strip’s defining characteristic.

In the 1950s and 60s, The Strip saw a boom, with icons like the Sahara, the Sands, and the Tropicana opening their doors. Not just a gambler's paradise, but The Strip also became a hotbed for live entertainment, seeing performances by the Rat Pack, Elvis Presley, and other legendary artists. Development has never stopped; even now, The Strip is constantly evolving, with new resorts and refurbishments ensuring it remains the epitome of modern excess.

Why is The Strip Important?

The Strip isn't just the heart of Las Vegas; it stands as a global icon for entertainment and hospitality. Its importance can't be overstated—it's a cultural and economic powerhouse. Think of it: millions of visitors flock here each year, drawn by the allure of high-stakes games, world-class performances, and the sheer spectacle of it all. And for many, what happens here stays here, right?

But there's more to it than just the allure of secrecy and celebration. The Strip's resorts and casinos are a driving force for Nevada's economy, generating billions in gaming revenue and creating thousands of jobs. It's a canvas where excess and fantasy are painted in broad strokes, offering an escape that you'd be hard-pressed to find elsewhere. And while the lights never dim, The Strip also mirrors society's changes, continuously reinventing itself to remain contemporary and enticing.

Things to Do & See at The Strip

The Strip provides an almost endless list of things to do and see, each with its unique blend of excitement and extravagance. You can marvel at the choreographed Fountain show at Bellagio, or take an adrenaline-pumping ride on the roller coaster at New York-New York. Fancy a round-up view? The High Roller gives you a Vegas panorama that's second to none.

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For shopping enthusiasts, destinations like The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace or the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood offer a wide array of boutiques and outlets. Art and culture have a place here too; you might be surprised to find fine art galleries nestled amidst the casinos. The Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art and the ARIA Fine Art Collection are worthy detours from the gaming tables.

Don't miss out on the rich culinary scene! From celebrity chef-led restaurants to sumptuous buffets, The Strip is a destination for foodies. You can savor cuisines from around the world, each establishment striving to create an unforgettable dining experience. Afterward, let the pulsating beats of world-famous DJs at clubs like Omnia or Hakkasan carry you through the night. It’s a whirlwind of sensations that only The Strip can deliver.

Frequently asked questions

What is The Strip in Las Vegas?

The Strip refers to a stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard South, known for its concentration of resort hotels and casinos, entertainment venues, and numerous other attractions.

Which hotels and attractions can be found on The Strip?

The Strip is home to famous hotels and casinos such as the Bellagio, Caesars Palace, The Venetian, and the MGM Grand, as well as attractions like the High Roller observation wheel and various live shows and events.

What is the best way to get around The Strip?

Visitors can walk or use the Las Vegas Monorail, buses, and taxis. Some resorts offer free trams that run between their properties, and ride-sharing services are widely available.

Are there any free attractions to see on The Strip?

Yes, there are several free attractions on The Strip, including the Bellagio Fountains show, the Mirage Volcano eruption display, and the Flamingo Wildlife Habitat.

What are some tips for visiting The Strip?

Wear comfortable shoes for walking, stay hydrated, take advantage of happy hours for savings, and be aware of the time when attending shows or making dinner reservations.

Attractions Details

📌 Address

Las Vegas Strip, NV, USA

Opening Hours

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

💸 Entrance Fee

Free

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