Downtown Architecture Walking Tour, Las Vegas (Self Guided)

Las Vegas is famous for its striking and breathtaking architecture, especially the buildings located in the downtown area and the famous Strip. Take this self-guided tour to see some of the most beautiful buildings and structures of the Fabulous Las Vegas.
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Downtown Architecture Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Downtown Architecture Walking Tour
Guide Location: USA » Las Vegas (See other walking tours in Las Vegas)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 9
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 km
Author: alice
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Sands Expo and Convention Center

1) Sands Expo and Convention Center

At 2.25 million square feet, Sands Expo and Convention Center is a large, fascinating, ultra-modern building and an outstanding facility. It is the third biggest events complex in Las Vegas. It opened in 1990 across the street from the original Sands Hotel. It is owned and operated by the Las Vegas Sands Corporation. It is frequently used for conventions booked at the adjoining Venetian and Palazzo hotels and casinos (which are owned by the same company) and as overflow space for conventions that outgrow the Las Vegas Convention Center. In 2008, an expansion for the Sands Expo Center was announced. The first part would add another story to the existing building and build a new two-million square foot Expo center, built on the Sands-owned land east of the Wynn Las Vegas employee parking garage. A long pedestrian bridge will be built between the two Expos. Also, half of the existing building will be covered by a new condo tower and hotel, adding to the already large complex, which also includes The Venetian and Palazzo.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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The Palazzo Resort, Hotel & Casino

2) The Palazzo Resort, Hotel & Casino (must see)

The Palazzo Resort, Hotel & Casino, along with the Sands Convention Centre and the Venetian Hotel and Casino forms a large entertainment complex where you can spend happy hours shopping, relaxing or playing in the casino.

The building is 196 meters high and has 3068 suites that are 67 square meters each; with the 9600 square meter casino and an overall ground space of 645,581 square meters, this is the largest building in terms of floor space in the United States. The lobby is delightfully decorated with hundreds of hanging umbrellas under an 18 meter-high glass dome with a two-storey fountain.

The casino has 2200 slot and video machines, a race and sports book, 139 gaming tables, a poker room and a high-limit salon with a further 20 tables where the main game is Baccarat.

The hotel has over 60 up-market shops and 15 restaurants from the luxury Lavo with its American/Italian menu, to burger joints where you can enjoy a good meal if your budget is rather limited. Because the Palazzo joins the Venetian, you can also take advantage of the latter’s fabulous gondola rides along the “Grand Canal”.

The hotel also has a great nightclub and a theater where you can take in a Jersey Boys show, and several good bars. For those of you who wish to dream, there is a Lamborghini Showroom and you can look your fill at the beautiful cars on display.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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The Canals of The Venetian Resort, Hotel and Casino

3) The Canals of The Venetian Resort, Hotel and Casino (must see)

The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino is a luxury hotel and casino resort situated between Harrah's and The Palazzo on the east side of the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada, on the site of the old Sands Hotel. The Canals of The Venetian Hotel are a very beautiful sight and a grandiose architectural achievement. They are located at the Grand Canal Shoppes specifically and besides affording an outstanding view, the Italian atmosphere is in the air, so it is also a very romantic place. The hotel uses Venice, Italy as its design inspiration and features architectural replicas of various Venetian landmarks, including the Palazzo Ducale, Piazza San Marco, Piazzetta di San Marco, the Lion of Venice Column & the Column of Saint Theodore, St Mark's Campanile, and the Rialto Bridge.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel and Casino

4) Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel and Casino (must see)

Caesars Palace is a luxury hotel and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip and is a really amazing architectural structure: classical, with fascinating frescoes, columns, statues, and other outstanding features. Caesars Palace is owned by Vici Properties and operated by Caesars Entertainment Corporation. The hotel includes a convention facility of over 300,000 square feet (28,000 m2). Caesars has 3,976 rooms in 6 towers: Augustus, Nobu, Julius, Palace, Octavius, and Forum. The Forum tower features guest suites with 1,000 square feet (93 m2) of space. The Colosseum at Caesars Palace is a 4,296-seat entertainment venue, originally built for Celine Dion's show "A New Day". The venue has since hosted performances by numerous other artists. Caesars offers additional attractions including Fall of Atlantis Fountain, Pure Nightclub, the Pussycat Dolls Lounge, shopping arcade, world-famous restaurants and celebrity chefs, and a lot more to it!

Why You Should Visit:
You’ll get the chance to admire the beautifully done construction, and the statues and forum shops are truly unique. There is a lot to do besides gambling!

Tip:
No matter what hotel you are staying in, it’s worth to have a meal here at least once.
Call your bank before coming here, just to be sure to not get a stop on your card :)
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Eiffel Tower at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel

5) Eiffel Tower at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel (must see)

Paris Las Vegas is a hotel and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada, definitely one of the most well-recognized landmarks of Las Vegas and an outstanding view. As its name suggests, its theme is the city of Paris, France, and differently-sized replicas of Parisian attractions are featured. The half-scale replica of the Eiffel tower is arguably one of the most romantic places in Las Vegas and has an observation deck 540 feet above ground level that offers a breathtaking view of the city. The property is owned and operated by Caesars Entertainment Corporation. The front of the hotel suggests the Paris Opera House and the Louvre.

Why You Should Visit:
Giving you a glimpse of Paris’ grandeur, it also offers some of the most wonderful and truly unforgettable views of the Las Vegas Strip.

Tip:
Visiting the top can be challenging for those who have fear of heights.
To get photos showing the height of the site, try to put your camera over the little holes in the floor.
When dining at the Eiffel Tower restaurant, ask the management whether you can go up, and if you’re lucky you may get free tickets.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Bellagio Resort, Hotel and Casino

6) Bellagio Resort, Hotel and Casino (must see)

A true must-see, Bellagio Resort, Hotel and Casino is the most elegant and luxurious complex that Las Vegas offers its visitors. It is owned by MGM Resorts International and is renowned for its 8-acre lake which features the Fountains of Bellagio – dancing water fountains set to music.

The lobby ceiling is quite simply gorgeous, with over 2000 hand-blown glass flowers; this composition is called Fiori di Como and was created by Dale Chihuly. The resort also houses a conservatory and a wonderful botanical garden which changes its display of beautiful flowers according to the seasons and in honor of the Chinese New Year.

The casino has 2400 slot machines, a race and sports book and 140 gaming tables. The 40 tables in the poker room are high-limit tables and are very popular with serious gamblers, making it also an occasional host to the World Poker Tour.

The resort has a Gallery of Fine Arts where you can admire paintings and sculptures by some of the best modern artists in the world. The Via Bellagio boasts top-of-the-range shops and boutiques, bars, restaurants and gift shops. To fully enjoy the on-site nightlife, you can choose between the bars or the 10 thousand square foot club to dance the night away.

There is a Health Spa and Salon, a fitness center, a swimming pool with varied poolside services, ballrooms for receptions and events, and meeting rooms with state-of-the-art lighting and sound equipment.

Why You Should Visit:
Featuring the stunning dancing Fountains, the gorgeous lobby and the flamboyant game rooms, Bellagio Resort, Hotel and Casino is an attraction that would make a crime to miss. No matter what your game is, you’ll find it in Bellagio.

Tip:
Self-parking will be a lot cheaper than valet parking.
Make sure you visit as many on-site amenities as you can.
Visit Bellagio Resort, Hotel and Casino’s website to check the upcoming events. Early booking of tickets may gladden you with a nice discount.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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New York-New York Hotel & Casino

7) New York-New York Hotel & Casino (must see)

For those of you who have never seen Manhattan, go and have a look at New York-New York Hotel and Casino, which is a scale model of the great city.

The hotel is designed to look like the New York skyline and is made up of several towers resembling the Chrysler Building, the Empire State building, and the Public Library. In front of the building, a large lake represents New York Harbor, complete with a 46-meter replica of the Statue of Liberty, and replicas of the immigration office on Ellis Island, Grand Central Terminal, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Soldiers and Sailors Monument.

The “New York” theme is carried on inside with many of the gaming rooms, restaurants, lounges and conference rooms named after landmarks and monuments in the Big Apple – the shopping area is modeled after Greenwich Village, complete with cobblestones and graffiti!

For amusement, apart from the large casino, there is an ESPN Zone, a “Sporting House” restaurant with interactive games including bowling, horse racing, golf, and boxing. A roller coaster roars around and through the hotel and casino, with its cars designed to look like the famous Checker Cabs.

There are nightclubs, restaurants and several bars where dancing on the table and singing along with the music is all part of the fun. The theater is partly set up in cabaret style with squashy sofas and high bar stools. If you are over 18 years old you can take in the Cirque du Soleil’s “Zumanity” show.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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MGM Grand Hotel and Casino

8) MGM Grand Hotel and Casino (must see)

The MGM Grand Hotel and Casino certainly lives up to its name: it is the 2nd largest hotel in the world and the biggest resort complex in the United States. You will find something for everyone here.

The hotel has 5034 rooms and suites and the casino is one of the biggest in Las Vegas, with 15,932 square meters where you will find traditional gaming tables and over 3000 slot machines.

The hotel boasts 15 restaurants, including two owned by the French Master Chef Joel Robuchon. Enjoy a meal in the Rainforest Cafe or a great sandwich in the ‘Witchcraft Sandwich Bar. There are also Sushi bars, seafood restaurants, buffets and grills.

Other attractions include 5 outdoor pools and a lazy river spread over 6 acres of beautiful gardens; the Lion Habitat, where glass tunnels wind through a terrain of rocks, trees and waterfalls, giving you a close-up view of the six wildcats that live there; the MGM Garden Arena which puts on sporting events and concerts; a wonderful show “KA” by the Cirque du Soleil will amaze you with the troupe’s display of acrobatics, martial arts, puppets and firework displays. Adults can visit the Crazy Horse Paris topless cabaret or the Studio 54 nightclub.

You can enjoy shopping in the hotel’s many shops and boutiques, relax in the Grand Spa or work out in the Health and Fitness Centre.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Luxor Las Vegas Resort, Hotel and Casino

9) Luxor Las Vegas Resort, Hotel and Casino (must see)

Las Vegas never ceases to amaze you, just when you think you have seen everything, you find another surprise in store. This is the case with the Luxor Las Vegas Resort, Hotel and Casino.

It is a 30-storey pyramid made of steel and black glass, with a spotlight at the top which at night shines towards the stars and is the brightest beam in the world. The building, named after the town of Luxor in Egypt and owned by MGM Resorts International, boasts 4,407 luxurious hotel rooms, and a casino covering 11,000 square meters, offering more than 1,100 video and slot machines, gaming tables, race and sports book and a poker room.

The atrium houses shops, restaurants, bars, shows, lounges, and clubs. There is also a health club, spa, beauty salon and swimming pool.

Among the attractions, you can visit “Bodies…The Exhibition”. This rather gruesome exhibition shows 13 whole-body specimens in diverse positions and more than 260 body organs with explanations of how and why they function, and why they don’t: there are lungs blackened from cigarette smoke, organs damaged by overeating, drinking and lack of exercise – quite enough to put anyone off smoking and drinking! The bodies and organs are preserved by the drainage of the tissue water which is replaced by silicone. This method is called polymer preservation. There are also skeletons and blood vessels.

For those of us who are squeamish – or who have just enjoyed an excellent meal, there is another exhibition called “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition”, which tells the history of the doomed “unsinkable” cruise ship and featuring actual artifacts recovered from the depths of the North Atlantic.

Why You Should Visit:
The site is quite unique both inside and outside, while the exhibitions are informative and honestly remarkable.

Exhibitions Opening Hours
Daily: 10am-10pm
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Create Your Own Walk in Las Vegas

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Themed Restaurants Walking Tour

Themed Restaurants Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 km
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Travel Distance: 6.1 km
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