Las Vegas StripLas Vegas

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Here’s where you’ll find the quintessential Vegas: lavish casinos, glamorous clubs, hopping piano bars, and the infamous wedding chapels and neon lights.

At the heart of Sin City lies the six-kilometre stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard affectionately dubbed “The Strip”. The hotels and casinos it is famous for began cropping up here in the mid-1940s. One of the first to open its doors was the Flamingo, opened by mobster Bugsy Siegel in 1946 and named for his leggy girlfriend, whose nickname was Flamingo. The Strip has been featured in countless Hollywood films, and is known today for its five-star casino resorts, decedent day-spas and pools, and glamorous nightlife.

Any mental images you have of Las Vegas are almost certainly based on The Strip—from the much-photographed “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada” sign, which was erected in 1959 and is now listed on the American National Register of Historical Places and neon signs, to the hotels and casinos that draw in the crowds. These are mostly themed and are icons in their own right: there’s the pyramid-shaped Luxor, the elaborately themed Treasure Island (or “the TI”) with its artificial cove, the old-world MGM Grand, glamorous Caesars Palace and Bellagio, where the illuminated fountain show attracts throngs of tourists every evening.

Visitors can tour the world without leaving The Strip for a second—ride to the top of the Eiffel Tower replica at the Paris hotel, and travel around miniature Manhattan at the New York-New York Casino, while the Venetian offers gondola rides along its authentic canals, and there’s even a lava-spewing volcano at the Mirage. Don’t forget to wander into the hotels themselves to experience the sumptuous lobbies and try your luck on the gaming floors—with their soundtrack of zinging slot machines, cards and chips slapping on tables, and both cheers and groans from the players—for the true Vegas experience.

The Strip is much livelier at night than it is by day, but families will enjoy it more. Tourists of all ages hit the many shops in the casino galleries and sample the cuisine from top-notch restaurants and quick snack bars. You can get anything from sushi, to a five-course Italian meal, down to a classic, American diner burger and shake. Vegas has it all!

And as the sun sets, get ready to do it all again. The Las Vegas Strip guarantees a wild party every night of the year.

Las Vegas’ Strip is located just outside the city limits, a ten-minute taxi ride from downtown. Traffic runs slowly and parking is expensive along this prime area of real estate. The best way to get around is by taxi, minibus or monorail. Ask at your hotel reception for day rates on bus and monorail passes.

Top hotels in Las Vegas Strip

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Circus Circus Hotel, Casino & Theme Park
Circus Circus Hotel, Casino & Theme Park
3 out of 5
2880 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV
AU$27
per night
2 Jan. - 3 Jan.

This family-friendly Las Vegas resort is located on the Strip, within 1 mi (2 km) of Las Vegas Convention Center and Fashion Show Mall. Las Vegas North Premium ...

3.3/5 (70,481 reviews)

"I enjoyed all the way from the service level and cleanliness went to all the views. Thanks a lot. I'il come back and visit with the whole family."…"

Reviewed on 7 Dec. 2019

Circus Circus Hotel, Casino & Theme Park
TI - Treasure Island Hotel and Casino
TI - Treasure Island Hotel and Casino
4 out of 5
3300 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV
AU$70
per night
15 Dec. - 16 Dec.

Located in Las Vegas Strip, this spa resort is within a 15-minute walk of Fashion Show Mall and Sands Expo Convention Center. Las Vegas Convention Center and ...

4.1/5Very Good! (58,266 reviews)

"Very clean and very helpful staff. Out stay was very good"…"

Reviewed on 7 Dec. 2019

TI - Treasure Island Hotel and Casino
Luxor Hotel and Casino
Luxor Hotel and Casino
3.5 out of 5
3900 S. Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV
AU$53
per night
15 Dec. - 16 Dec.

Located in Las Vegas Strip, this spa resort is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from T-Mobile Arena and 6 mi (9.6 km) from Las Vegas Convention Center. MGM Grand Monorail Station ...

3.7/5Good! (70,255 reviews)

"Loved the bath tub. We received a free upgrade and were completely satsfied with everything."…"

Reviewed on 8 Dec. 2019

Luxor Hotel and Casino
Excalibur Hotel & Casino
Excalibur Hotel & Casino
3.5 out of 5
3850 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV
AU$45
per night
15 Dec. - 16 Dec.

Located in Las Vegas Strip, this spa resort is within a 10-minute walk of Park Theater and T-Mobile Arena. Las Vegas Convention Center is 6.1 mi (9.9 km) away. ...

3.7/5Good! (74,219 reviews)

"decent place to stay with the kids. can use some updates"…"

Reviewed on 8 Dec. 2019

Excalibur Hotel & Casino
The Venetian Resort Las Vegas
The Venetian Resort Las Vegas
5 out of 5
3355 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV
AU$184
per night
15 Dec. - 16 Dec.

Located in Las Vegas Strip, this luxury resort is within a 15-minute walk of Fashion Show Mall and Sands Expo Convention Center. Las Vegas Convention Center ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (38,098 reviews)

"Property is Beautiful and service was excellent! Enjoyed everything about our stay!"…"

Reviewed on 8 Dec. 2019

The Venetian Resort Las Vegas
MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
4 out of 5
3799 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV
AU$96
per night
15 Dec. - 16 Dec.

Located in Las Vegas Strip, this spa resort is within a 10-minute walk of Park Theater and T-Mobile Arena. Thomas and Mack Center and Las Vegas Convention Center ...

3.9/5Good! (34,611 reviews)

"Really loved my stay and had an amazing time at the spa, strip, shows, and attractions. Thank you."…"

Reviewed on 7 Dec. 2019

MGM Grand Hotel & Casino

Popular activities in Las Vegas Strip

Bellagio Casino
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Bellagio Casino

4.5/5(162 reviews)

One of the most famous hotels in Vegas, home to gorgeous botanical gardens, a unique glass sculpture and an elaborate nightly fountain show.

Stratosphere Tower
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Stratosphere Tower

4/5(44 reviews)

Have a go on the thrilling rides at the top of Las Vegas’s tallest structure, or just enjoy the stunning views.

Mirage Volcano
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Mirage Volcano

4.5/5(54 reviews)

Watch Las Vegas Boulevard light up with spectacular fireballs at this signature attraction, which features a fantastic musical accompaniment and special effects.

Top activities in Las Vegas Strip

The High Roller Observation Wheel Tickets
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The High Roller Observation Wheel Tickets

AU$29

Go for a free-wheeling spin on The High Roller, a sky-bound adventure that revolves up and around for unparalleled views of the bright lights and landmarks of the Strip. Climb into a glass capsule on the world’s tallest observation wheel for a 360-degree look at sprawling downtown Vegas and beyond.

Le Rêve - The Dream at Wynn Las Vegas
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Le Rêve - The Dream at Wynn Las Vegas

AU$182

Le Rêve leads you into an imaginary world where dreams transform into reality. With a massive pool serving as the show's aquatic stage, this unforgettable performance features a cast of 90 world-class acrobats, synchronized swimmers, ballroom dancers, and divers.

Michael Jackson ONETM by Cirque du Soleil®
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Michael Jackson ONETM by Cirque du Soleil®

AU$154

An immersive journey hailed by Rolling Stone as “A virtual parade of ‘wow’ moments,” Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil is an electrifying fusion of acrobatics, dance and visuals immersing the audience into the world of Michael's music.

Magic Mike Live Las Vegas
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Magic Mike Live Las Vegas

AU$116

Based on the hit films Magic Mike and Magic Mike XXL, this all-new live performance is putting the “strip” in Las Vegas Strip. Starring some of the hottest and most talented men from across the country, this dance and acrobatic spectacular brings some serious heat.

Full-Day Grand Canyon South Rim Bus Tour
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Full-Day Grand Canyon South Rim Bus Tour

AU$130

Explore one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World on a tour of the Grand Canyon that evokes both awe and inspiration. From Las Vegas, traverse the South Rim as you gaze down into the largest and deepest part of the Canyon, hike through spectacular natural landscapes, and enjoy snacks during stops on the fabled Route 66.

Admission to the Erotic Heritage Museum Las Vegas
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Admission to the Erotic Heritage Museum Las Vegas

AU$42

Visit: Erotic Heritage Museum, Las Vegas, 3275 Industrial Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109-1115 The Erotic Heritage Museum houses more than 24,000 square feet of permanent and featured exhibits championing the wonders of erotic imagination, as depicted through artistic expressions of sex and love.

Other areas in Las Vegas

Downtown Las Vegas
Downtown Las Vegas which includes signage as well as a small group of people

Downtown Las Vegas

Known for Casinos, Entertainment, Live Music

4/5(32 reviews)

Step off the Strip and into the original and authentic heart of Las Vegas, where smoky bars, quirky museums and family-friendly attractions exist side by side.