Las Vegas is full of breathtaking views all around, from the bright lights of the Las Vegas Strip to the natural wonders and canyons that surround this desert region. If you’re visiting Sin City soon and want to capture a glimpse of some of these sights, get your camera ready and check out the 10 best spots in Vegas for scenic views!
SCENIC VIEWS ON THE LAS VEGAS STRIP
There are not many things in Las Vegas that are free and open to the public, but one such attraction is the Bellagio Fountains! But you may be asking yourself – what makes a fountain scenic? This daily show that runs every day intermittently depending on time of day and day of the week features choreographed soaring fountains synchronized to music. Located directly in front of the Bellagio, this attraction is a fan-favorite in Sin City and a must-see for any visitor!
Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck
This half-scale replica of the iconic Paris landmark still offers one of the best views of Las Vegas, especially at night. Soaring at 46 stories, the viewing deck offers 360-degre views of Sin City and the surrounding area for a vista that is hard to replicate!
The tallest structure in Sin City, the Stratosphere Tower stands 1,149 feet tall with an observation deck at 869 feet in the sky. With a view of both Sin City and the Valley, the Stratosphere has indoor and outdoor viewing areas, including the highest bar in Las Vegas, the AirBar.
At 550 feet, the High Roller is the world’s largest observation wheel and one of the best places for a scenic view of the Las Vegas Strip. Located at the LINQ Promenade, the High Roller features air-conditioned cabins that can hold dozens of people each, complete with TV screens and two benches for seating.
There are several companies in Las Vegas that offer helicopter rides at night, including Vegas Nights Helicopter Tour and Sundance City Lights Helicopter Tour. Journey into the night sky and fly above the Strip as you see Las Vegas from a completely different perspective. The trip may last less than 20 minutes round-trip, but the memories from the spectacular views will last a lifetime!
The Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay
Located on the 63rd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, the Foundation Room is an international dining experience featuring a lounge and outdoor patio seating. Dinner will truly never be the same after eating here, with cuisine that will satisfy any global palette and stunning views of the city!
SCENIC NATURE VIEWS SURROUNDING LAS VEGAS
Just a quick jaunt from Sin City, the Hoover Dam is one of the most architecturally-advanced man-made dams in the world. This modern marvel sits on Lake Mead, the largest man-made lake in history, and provides some of the best views surrounding Las Vegas. Standing at 726 feet high, it is the tallest structure of its kind in the world, with the best views coming from the new Hoover Dam Bridge.
Red Rock Canyon
Less than 20 miles from the heart of Las Vegas, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is known for its towering red sandstone peaks and panoramic views. Guests can take a one-way 13-mile drive through the park, hike one of the many trails or even go camping in this preserved area.
Grand Canyon/Valley of Fire/Zion National Park
Within a few hours’ drive of Las Vegas lies some of the most popular parks in the nation. Hop in a car or take a tour bus from Sin City to some of these amazing natural wonders of the world to view the vast valleys of the Grand Canyon, hike some of the toughest trails in the country at Zion National Park or see the fire-like rocks come to life at the Valley of Fire.
Located just 35 miles northwest of Las Vegas, Mount Charleston offers cool mountain breezes, waterfalls, forests and scenic beauty that you can’t find in Sin City. Take a hike (there are trails for all skill levels) or spot wildlife at this popular Las Vegas getaway.