Las Vegas Boulevard Walking Tour, Las Vegas

Las Vegas Boulevard Walking Tour (Self Guided), Las Vegas

Built amid Nevada’s Mojave Desert, Las Vegas is an iconic destination renowned for its round-the-clock casinos and numerous entertainment options. Las Vegas Strip is one of the greatest entertainment places in the world, as well as the densest collection of neon lights. A walk down the Strip is an all-inclusive Las Vegas experience - an adventure that comprises 75 years of history, glamour and roadside charm. Don't leave Vegas without visiting at least some attractions listed in this walk.
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Las Vegas Boulevard Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Las Vegas Boulevard Walking Tour
Guide Location: USA » Las Vegas (See other walking tours in Las Vegas)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 13
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 Km or 2.1 Miles
Author: julia
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • New York-New York Hotel & Casino
  • MGM Grand Hotel and Casino
  • Miracle Mile Shops
  • Paris Las Vegas Hotel
  • Eiffel Tower at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel
  • Bellagio Fountains
  • Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel and Casino
  • Flamingo Las Vegas
  • The LINQ Promenade
  • The Mirage
  • Madame Tussauds Las Vegas
  • The Canals of The Venetian Resort, Hotel and Casino
  • The Palazzo Resort, Hotel & Casino
New York-New York Hotel & Casino

1) 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.
MGM Grand Hotel and Casino

2) 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 5,034 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 3,000 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 five outdoor pools and a lazy river spread over six 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.
Miracle Mile Shops

3) Miracle Mile Shops

Miracle Mile Shops is a 475,000 square foot (44,129 m²), 1.2-mile (1.9 km) long, enclosed shopping mall on the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is home to more than 170 stores, 15 restaurants and live entertainment venues. Synonymous with retail districts throughout the country, the name connotes a shopping environment and also alludes to the "Miracle Mile" district, as the casino renovates its image to a Los Angeles themed resort.

The mall is home to live entertainment inside the Saxe Theater and V Theater. A dozen shows daily include the popular V-The Ultimate Variety Show and Vegas! The Show.
Sight description based on Wikipedia.
Paris Las Vegas Hotel

4) Paris Las Vegas Hotel

If you’ve never been able to visit Paris in France, you can visit it in America at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel.

This wonderful hotel and casino complex brings you the very best of “Paris” with the front of the hotel designed to resemble the Opera of Paris and the Louvre. Admire a three-quarter size Arch de Triomphe, a copy of La Fontaine des Mers, a Theatre des Arts and, of course the half scale size Eiffel Tower. In the beginning the tower was supposed to be life-sized, but the hotel’s proximity to the airport scuppered this idea, so the tower is a “mere” 165 meters high.

The back legs of the tower go through the ceiling to the floor of the casino, where French wrought-iron streetlamps grace the large room and the ceiling is painted to represent the sky. The casino has over 100 gaming tables, 2200 high-payout slot machines, a poker room and a sports and race book.

The hotel has 12 restaurants, one of which is on the 11th floor of the Eiffel Tower, others, on the casino level, include “Mon Ami Gabi” and “Les Artistes Steakhouse”. You will find some great live shows in the Paris Theatre or in the entertainment lounges, including Anthony Cools, the famous hypnotist, and “The Magic of Paris”. There are also plenty of bars and a nightclub.

The “Boulevard” shopping mall has cobblestoned “Parisian” streets, restaurants, bars and shops, giving you the feeling of being in the French capital. There are even two chapels where you can have a Parisian wedding. For those who wish to work out or relax, there is a swimming pool, fitness center, spa, saunas, steam rooms and a tennis court.
Sight description based on Wikipedia.
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.

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.
Bellagio Fountains

6) Bellagio Fountains (must see)

The Fountains of Bellagio is a vast, choreographed water feature with performances set to light and music. The performances take place in front of the Bellagio hotel and are visible from numerous vantage points on the Strip, both from the street and neighboring structures. The show takes place every 30 minutes in the afternoons and early evenings, and every 15 minutes from 8 pm to midnight. Two minutes before a water show starts, the nozzles begin to break the water surface and the lights illuminating the hotel tower turn to a purple hue (usually), or red-white-and-blue for certain music.

Shows may be cancelled without warning because of high wind, although shows usually run with less power in face of wind. A single show may be skipped to avoid interference with a planned event. Additional shows can occur for special occasions including weddings. The fountain display is choreographed to various pieces of music, including “The Star Spangled Banner” by Whitney Houston as the first show of the day, "Time to Say Goodbye" by Andrea Bocelli, "God Bless the USA" by Lee Greenwood, "Your Song" by Elton John, "Viva Las Vegas" by Elvis Presley, "Luck Be a Lady" by Frank Sinatra, "My Heart Will Go On" by Céline Dion, A 3 song medley by Tiesto and "The Sound of Silence" by Disturbed.

The fountains are set in a 8-acre (3.2 ha) manmade lake. Contrary to urban myth, the lake is not filled with treated greywater from the hotel. The lake is actually serviced by a freshwater well that was drilled decades prior to irrigate a golf course that previously existed on the site. The fountains actually use less water than irrigating the golf course did. They incorporate a network of pipes with more than 1,200 nozzles that make it possible to stage fountain displays coordinated with more than 4,500 lights. It is estimated that the fountains cost $40 million to build. The fountains were created by WET, a design firm specializing in inventive fountains and architectural water features.
Sight description based on Wikipedia.
Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel and Casino

7) 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!

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.
Flamingo Las Vegas

8) Flamingo Las Vegas

Flamingo Las Vegas (formerly The Fabulous Flamingo and Flamingo Hilton Las Vegas) is the brainchild of the mobster-entrepreneur Bugsy Siegel who had the idea that a resort-style casino out on the road to Los Angeles would attract a higher-class clientele than the Western-themed hotels in downtown Vegas. In late 1945, he and his partners came to Las Vegas piqued by its legalized gambling and off-track betting.

Siegel began by purchasing El Cortez on Fremont Street but his expansion plans were hampered by unfriendly city officials aware of his criminal background, so he began looking for a site outside the city limits. Hearing that Wilkerson was seeking extra funding, Siegel and his partners posed as businessmen and directly bought a two-thirds stake in the project.

Siegel took over the final phases of the construction and convinced more of his underworld associates, such as Meyer Lansky, to invest in the project. Having lavished a great deal of mob's money into it, he reportedly lost patience with the rising costs and reportedly once mentioned to his builder, Del Webb, that he had personally killed 16 men. When Webb appeared scared upon hearing that, Siegel reassured him, "Don't worry – we only kill each other."

Siegel had also built a secret ladder in the "Presidential Suite" to escape, if necessary. The ladder led down to an underground garage where a chauffeured limo was always waiting. Sadly, Bugsy Siegel’s masterpiece didn't save him from getting shot himself in the head after mob bosses, convinced that he was involved in skimming from the investment, ordered him whacked.

The architectural theme of the property is reminiscent of the Art Deco and Streamline Moderne style of Miami and South Beach. Staying true to its theme and name, the hotel includes a garden courtyard which serves as a wildlife habitat for flamingos. The hotel opened in 1946, flopped, re-opened and became a success. The Flamingo is the oldest resort on the Strip still in operation and the last remaining local casino opened before the 1950s that is still in business.

There is a memorial to Bugsy Siegel on the ground of the hotel, next to the Wedding Chapel.
Sight description based on Wikipedia.
The LINQ Promenade

9) The LINQ Promenade (must see)

Just when you thought the Las Vegas Strip couldn't get any more dazzling, think again. And if you seek a break from the casino, anxious to enjoy the blue skies and warm weather with a leisurely walk, the answer is The LINQ Promenade. This open-air dining, retail and entertainment district, located between The Linq and Flamingo resorts directly across from Caesars Palace, is an outdoor collection of shops, bars, and restaurants, gathered all in one place at the heart of the world-famous Las Vegas Strip.

Opened March 31, 2014, this high-energy marketplace spans more than 300,000-square-feet of space featuring approximately 40 unique retail, dining and entertainment experiences. Restaurants such as In-N-Out Burger, Yard House, Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips, Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop are a few of the dining hot spots taking up residence at The LINQ.

The place's focal point, however, is the High Roller, a 550-foot Ferris wheel – the tallest in the world. Soaring 55 stories over Las Vegas, and adorned with 1,500 LED lights, it offers a bird's eye, 360 degree view of the Strip and the beautiful Valley.

The LINQ Promenade also features Brooklyn Bowl, a music venue that holds a capacity of 2,000-plus concert goers. The Bowl has a restaurant, 32 bowling lanes, a section to watch sports during the day, nightly live performances and a nightclub area.

The most recent addition to the LINQ Promenade is FLY LINQ zip line, opened on November 9, 2018, being the first and only zipline over the Las Vegas Strip, featuring 10 side-by-side zip lines. The attraction is open daily, late at night until 1am.
Sight description based on Wikipedia.
The Mirage

10) The Mirage

The Mirage is a 3,044 room Polynesian-themed resort and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip. Renowned for its iconic artificial volcano (created by landscape architect Don Brinkerhoff), this mega-resort was built by developer Steve Wynn. The latter is widely regarded to be the father of today's Las Vegas who set a new standard for Vegas resorts.

Prior to The Mirage's opening, the city was experiencing a decline in tourism that started in the 1970s. At that time Las Vegas was no longer seen as a fashionable destination, so a new, high-profile project was necessary to jump-start the ailing industry. Wynn planned for the resort to feature boxing matches to compete against the Las Vegas Hilton and the adjacent Caesars Palace.

He initially considered naming the resort the Golden Nugget, after his Golden Nugget hotel-casino in downtown Las Vegas, but then opted in favor of "The Mirage" because of the resort's South Pacific theme. In 1988, to avoid confusion, Wynn purchased the rights to the Mirage name from two other businesses, the La Mirage Casino and the Mirage Motel, to which he paid each $250,000 to change their names.

The original marquee sign in front of the Mirage is the largest free standing marquee in the world. The resort is connected by a free tram to the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino neighboring the hotel's property to the north.

Other notable features here include: Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat, an atrium at the hotel entrance, and LOVE, a Cirque du Soleil theatrical production involving remixes of The Beatles.

The artificial volcano in front of the resort "erupts" nightly at 7pm and 8pm, plus 9pm on Friday and Saturday.
Sight description based on Wikipedia.
Madame Tussauds Las Vegas

11) Madame Tussauds Las Vegas

A visit to Madame Tussaud’s Las Vegas is a must for everyone who wants their photo taken with the “stars”. You will find this wonderful wax museum inside the Venetian Hotel and Casino.

The museum is spread out over two floors and has various sections: you can play golf with Tiger Woods in the Sport’s Stars section or pose next to Beyoncé, Tupac or Lady Gaga in the Music Icons section. Have fun in the rooftop Hangover Bar or meet the infamous Wolf Pack in the Hangover Experience section. Céline Dion and Elvis are to be found in the Viva Las Vegas section. If you touch Elvis’ hand he will talk to you in his syrupy Southern drawl! You can also try to climb the walls next to Spider-Man and attend Tony Stark’s press conference in the Marvel Super Heroes section. Then jump into the action to experience the modern 4D theater and complete VR missions together with your squad in the Virtual Room.

Why You Should Visit:
To be amazed by the realistic wax figures, get the ultimate fame experience and have lots of fun!

You can find plenty of opportunities to get admission discount coupons online, but you can get cheaper tickets at the Venetian box office right next door.
Don’t miss the 4D theater!

Opening Hours:
Sun-Thur 10am-8pm; Fri-Sat 10am-9pm
The Canals of The Venetian Resort, Hotel and Casino

12) 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, on the site of the old Sands Hotel. The complex is the world's second-largest hotel, with 4,049 rooms, 3,068 suites ranging in price from $169 to $10,000 per night and a 120,000-square-foot (11,000 m2) casino.

The Canals of The Venetian Hotel are a grandiose architectural achievement. Apart from affording an outstanding view, it recreates a great deal of Italian atmosphere, making it a very romantic place. The hotel uses Venice, Italy as its design inspiration and features architectural replicas of various Venetian landmarks, such as 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.

The resort opened on May 3, 1999, with flutter of white doves, sounding trumpets and singing gondoliers. Actress Sophia Loren joined The Venetian Chairman and Owner, Sheldon G. Adelson, in dedicating the first motorized gondola. Built at a cost of $1.5 billion, it was one of the most expensive resorts of its kind when opened.

On June 27, 2003, the 1,013-room Venezia Tower opened, built on top of the garage parking lot. Designed by KlingStubbins, the hotel tower contains 36 stories and rises 475 feet (145 m).
Sight description based on Wikipedia.
The Palazzo Resort, Hotel & Casino

13) The Palazzo Resort, Hotel & Casino

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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