While Las Vegas extends beyond The Strip, this posh and glowing 4.2 mile street gets all the attention. Yes, it’s the holy grail for casinos and nightclubs, but take a closer look and you’ll realize it’s much more than meets the eye (and a placemaker’s dream).
Each building on the Strip puts a lot of attention to decor and theming. This makes the area highly Instagrammable in this age of social media wonder. There are replicas of landmarks from around the world such as the Eiffel Tower in Paris Las Vegas and a giant Egyptian pyramid complete with the Sphinx at Luxor. These extravagant designs extend from the exterior to the interior. When you step into Paris Las Vegas or The Venetian, it will feel as if you are walking along the streets of Paris or the canals in Venice. Like the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Eiffel Tower in Vegas also has a fancy French restaurant. There is even a large dancing fountain at the Bellagio which lights up and syncs to music.
There’s really no such thing as over-the-top on The Strip. Just a few years ago, they built the largest Ferris wheel in the world. If you’re not deathly afraid of heights, this slow-moving attraction will give you wonderful views of the city. For thrill-seekers, you can ride on a roller coaster, go bungee-jumping, go zip-lining, or teeter 866 feet in the air. Also, there aren’t many other places outside Venice where can you float along in a Venetian gondola!
The fun goes beyond gambling and nightlife. It’s home to an assortment of world-class shows ranging from acrobatics to comedy to magic. Many A-list musical acts also currently have or have taken residencies here in the past — Britney Spears, Aerosmith, Bruno Mars, Cher…just to name a few. But if hitting the clubs is your thing, then you’ve arrived at the ultimate party destination.
The Strip isn’t only a playground for those over 21! It’s family-friendly and there are a number of activities kids can enjoy. There’s Circus Circus which houses kid-friendly rides, fun games on the midway, and free circus acts. For those who love to see and learn about the wonders of the ocean, there’s even a nice aquarium located in Mandalay Bay. And don’t forget the exhibits (such as Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. in Treasure Island) and magic shows from illusionists like David Copperfield and Mac King!
There seems to be a trend in openings of all-purpose venues and the Vegas Strip is definitely following it. Having this kind of space invites people from all over the world to visit and brings lots of new ideas into the area. Events and trade shows are a huge part of Las Vegas and is among the interests of millennials. The Las Vegas Convention Center is getting a futuristic expansion towards The Strip in 2020 and the MSG Sphere, which will be an architectural and technological wonder, is slated to open in 2021.