15 must-see Las Vegas strip attractions organized by hotel
Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a frequent visitor, there is so much to do and see in Las Vegas that choosing the best hotels to enter and entertainment options to visit can be overwhelming. Here you find the complete list of must-see Las Vegas strip attractions organized by hotel location.
What to do in each hotel in Las Vegas, 15 best attractions
1. Fountain Show and Botanical Garden at Bellagio
Bellagio is a high-end hotel complex with a wide variety of attractions. Often described as the best free attraction in Vegas, the dancing fountains perform free shows choreographed to more than 30 different songs in front of the Hotel. In addition to the Bellagio Fountain, beyond the lobby is a showroom area including the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, the Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and of course, there is shopping with some of the finest stores and restaurants in Las Vegas, including one of the world’s largest Chocolate Fountain.
2. The Eiffel Tower at Paris
An icon of the city skyline, this high-altitude attraction is located 46 stories up and is a half scale replica of the world-famous landmark of Paris in France. In the Eiffel Tower Experience guests can visit the observation deck with incredible 360-degree views of the Strip. The property also has a mock hot air balloon with neon and flashing lights and a recreation of the Paris Opera House. Explore the hotel to have a sense about what visiting Paris looks like. Paris Hotel also hosts The World Series of Poker with a variety of stores where you can buy a souvenir from the competitions.
3. Gondola Rides and the Grand Canal at Venetian
Situated out in front of the Venetian Hotel, the Venetian Gondola Rides is where passengers are then taken on a ride by gondoliers who sing as they take you through the shopping arcade inside the hotel. The place is built to resemble the city of Venice, and features recreations of the main attractions such as the Rialto Bridge and the Bridge of Sighs. Madame Tussauds, PanIQ Escape Room, the Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian are also available for a nice walk inside of this hotel.
4. High Roller Observation Wheel at The Linq
The High Roller Las Vegas Strip Observation Wheel is the largest observation wheel in North America, topping out at an impressive 550 feet high. A single rotation takes 30 minutes. This will give you plenty of time to enjoy the outstanding views over the Strip and surrounding area, especially at night. Each cabin holds up to 40 people and is climate controlled. The High Roller is located at the bottom end of the Linq Promenade.
5. The roller coaster and New York’s skyline at New York Hotel
New York Hotel is a tribute to the Big Apple. Visually stunning, the hotel is designed to appear like New York’s skyline, its facade replicates the Manhattan skyline with the Brooklyn Bridge and the Statue of Liberty completing the scenery. One of the popular attractions in this hotel is the Big Apple Coaster, the roller coaster that circles in and around the hotel mixing adventure with beautiful views from the Strip. Before visiting other places make sure to grab a few free samples from Hershey’s Chocolate World out the front of the Hotel. T-Mobile Arena, where you can watch iconic musicians and sports stars, is also in the backstage of the New York Hotel.
6. The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Caesars Palace was created inspired by the Roman Empire. The resort is filled with Hollywood style statues and replicas of famous places in Rome, Italy. This massive complex has at least 18 fountains, giant marble statues including Augustus Caesar in the entrance of the hotel and a full-size reproduction of Michelangelo’s David, a mini version of Trevi Fountain and several cypresses and marble columns. The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, with its faux painted skies and interior mini-monuments has more than 160 boutiques and restaurants. Caesars Palace also hosts The Atlantis Aquarium where the diver feeds sharks, and at least 500 species of tropical fish daily at 1:15 pm and 5:15 pm. The Exotic cars showroom is also available for visitors in this hotel.
7. The Sphinx from Luxor
Designed in an ancient Egyptian theme, the Luxor Hotel is shaped like a pyramid and one of the standout features is the beam of light that projects from the highest point of the pyramid and shoots up into the night sky. It can be seen from almost anywhere in Las Vegas. In addition to the pyramid, are you aware that Luxor’s sphinx is taller than the original? This Nevada landmark is a replica of the Great Sphinx in Giza, and if you are curious about visiting Egypt, this is the place you cannot miss on the Strip.
Fans of Titanic, can also enjoy Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition which includes a full-size replica of the Grand Staircase with 250 rare artifacts and room reconstructions of the cruise ship from 1912 at the Luxor Hotel. Luxor also hosts the Bodies the Exhibition, which showcases 13 whole-body specimens and over 260 organs and partial body specimens in an educational experience like none other. America’s Got Talent Las Vegas LIVE and Blue Man Group are the most popular shows open to the public at Luxor.
8. Garden and masterclasses at Wynn
Looking for something more luxurious? From masterclasses that allow guests to be a Sommelier For A Day to the stunning Beach Club at the moonlight the Wynn has some of the most memorable experiences in the city. For the best retail destinations in the city, start your visit at Wynn Plaza Shops, which has one of the most amazing gardens in Vegas. Enjoy the Wynn’s signature Lake of Dreams, the free water attraction that runs nightly every half hour beginning at dusk. From two Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star spas to the newly designed 18-hole championship golf course, Wynn has it all for an upscale experience.
9. Panoramic views at Stratosphere Tower
Anyone who appreciates panoramic views must visit Las Vegas’s tallest structure. Dominating the city skyline, the 1,149-foot (350-meter) tower, the SkyPod observation deck is part of the Stratosphere Casino and Hotel and it’s a great place to see the Strip from above, this hotel is also a magnet for adventure lovers, with unique, heart-racing experiences like Insanity, X-Scream, Big Shot and SkyJump.
- Insanity coaster has a mechanical arm that spins and dips you over the tower’s edge at angles reaching 70 degrees.
- X-Scream roller coaster shoots you 27 feet (8 meters) out over the edge of the casino.
- Big Shot, the highest thrill ride in the world, catapults riders 1,000 feet (304 meters) into the air at speeds of 45 miles (72 kilometers) per hour.
- SkyJump Las Vegas, an 855-foot (260-meter) leap from the tower’s peak, bungee-style. It’s the tallest, controlled free fall in the world designed for truly brave signature rides in the city.
10. The Castle at The Excalibur Hotel
Inspired by medieval England and considered one of the cheapest places to stay on the Strip, the Excalibur was themed around Camelot and King Arthur. The Medieval-themed show Tournament of Kings, an adapted story of King Arthur, featuring horses, wizards and kings, and a multi-course dinner is the main attraction of the hotel. For those with kids, the Excalibur’s Fun Dungeon offers over 200 different arcade and games, as well as the Ultimate 4D Experience offers an immersive simulator of Hollywood blockbuster movies. It’s an amazing place for the entire family to have fun!
11. Erupting Volcano at the Mirage
The glowing red fire and explosions shooting out of the volcano is one of the most popular attractions in the Strip and always worth a watch. Inside the Mirage Hotel will also find Dolphin Habitat which contains a large number of trained dolphins in its 2.5-million-gallon pools. Mirage also hosts The Beatles Love’ and Shin Lim’s LIMITLESS show. Did you know Shin Lin was the only person to win “America’s Got Talent” twice?
12. Marvel Avengers at Treasure Island
In the heart of the action on the southern end of the Strip, Treasure Island hosts two stunning entertainment options: Mystère by Cirque du Soleil and Marvel Avengers Station. Marvel is an interactive experience where visitors can step into the shoes of their favorite superheroes and admire over 100 costumes, props and artifacts from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
13. The Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandala Bay
Mandalay Bay boasts one of the city’s premier live music stages, the 3000-seat House of Blues Music Hall, as well as the 12,000-seat Michelob ULTRA Arena, where some of the world’s biggest DJs, pop stars, and sporting events take place. The hotel also has something for everyone when it comes to high-end cuisine and one of the most popular attractions is the Shark Reef Aquarium, which houses over 2,000 aquatic animals and offers the chance to come face-to-face with sharks. It’s a hit for families.
14. Adventuredome at Circus Circus
A haven for kids, and of course, kid-at-heart adults of all ages. Circus Circus is a budget family-oriented resort boasting more than 25 attractions in a huge fun space called Adventuredome. From free circus acts to 5 acres indoor amusement park, this hotel offers bumper cars, mini-golf, classic carnival games and also the popular Canyon Blaster, the world’s only indoor double-loop, double-corkscrew roller coaster. Check it out if you are looking for something fun with your kids.
15. Pink flamingos at Flamingo
Can you imagine seeing exotic birds in the heart of Las Vegas? Flamingo Wildlife Habitat is a tropical garden where you can be close to the beautiful pink flamingos surrounded by waterfalls and lush foliage. House sparrows, mallard ducks, Japanese koi fishes, macaws, cockatoos and turtles are some other species you will find around this calm space free and open to the public since 1996 at Flamingo Hotel.
All hotels have a variety of attractions in Vegas. In addition to the hotels above, it is worth visiting:
- MGM Grand for David Copperfield or KÀ by Cirque du Soleil
- Bally’s for National Geographic Exhibition or Real Bodies
- Aria for ARIA Campus Fine Art Collection
- Pallazo for Palazzo Waterfall Atrium and Gardens
- Planet Hollywood for Miracle Mile Shops
- Rio for Voodoo Zip Line
- Silverton for The Aquarium for mermaids shows
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