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: 14
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.1 km
Author: julia
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Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign

1) Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign (must see)

Although Las Vegas is renowned throughout the world for its casinos, clubs and luxury hotels along the Strip, there is one attraction that pulls in millions of visitors every year, which is free of charge and available at all hours of the day for everyone. It is, of course, the famous Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign.

The 25ft high sign was designed in 1959 by Betty Willis who worked for Western Neon. Her father had been heavily involved in the city and she wanted to place a symbol in his memory that expresses the optimism and wonder of Las Vegas.

The sign cost $4000 and its design is simple, with flashing yellow lights around the border and silver dollar symbols with Welcome written in red inside them. On the front, the sign reads “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada”; on the back you will see “Drive carefully” and “Come back soon”, an invitation taken up by millions of gamblers and tourists every year.

When it was erected, the sign stood in the median center of the Strip and people risked life and limb, not to mention a heavy fine for jay-walking, to have their photo taken beside it. This problem has been solved and a small parking area has been set up next to the sign.

It has been shining out its message for over 50 years, except for a short while in 1999 when the company forgot to pay the electricity bill. They had all the bulbs changed and checked the wiring over and over until someone realized the error; the bill, of about $60, was paid and the lights came back on.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino

2) Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino (must see)

All the casinos in Las Vegas offer the opportunity for amateur gamblers to “get rich quick”, but the Mandalay Hotel and Casino offers so much more and is well worth a visit.

It is to be found on the Strip in the Paradise area and you will easily recognize it by its lovely golden facade. Owned by the MGM Resorts International Company, it has 43 storeys of luxurious hotel rooms and penthouses. The check-in area is separate from the casino and has a wonderful aquarium, marble floors, and graceful columns.

The casino has plenty of poker and table games at your disposal, a race and sports book and over 1,200 slot machines. If visiting with kids, you can join the Polar Journey or head to the Shark Reef Aquarium or attend any of its shows. You can also experience the Mandalay Bay Beach and the wave pool (closed for the winter season). There is also a health spa to relax, and ‘Michael Jackson One’ theater where you can take in some of the best live shows in the world put on by the Cirque du Soleil.

Other entertainments include bars, nightclub and restaurants and the House of Blues with its lookout balcony on the top floor which affords wonderful views of Las Vegas.

Why You Should Visit:
As one of Las Vegas iconic sites, Mandalay Bay is an at-least-once-in-a-lifetime place to visit and stay in. Regardless of your age, you’ll find plenty of things to do here and will definitely have a great time!

Tip:
If planning to visit the pools or the ‘river’, grab an inflatable tube or water toys from home. These are quite expensive here.
You’ll be also happy to have a soft cooler bag with you.

Opening Hours
Casino: Daily, 24h
Shark Reef: Sun-Thu 10am-8pm, Fri-Sat 10am-10pm
Polar Journey: Sun-Thu 9.30am-8pm, Fri-Sat 9.30am-10pm
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Luxor Las Vegas Resort, Hotel and Casino

3) 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
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Tropicana Las Vegas Hotel

4) Tropicana Las Vegas Hotel (must see)

The Tropicana Las Vegas Hotel is on the Las Vegas Strip in the Paradise area of the city and is linked to the casinos on the other side of the boulevard by overhead walkways.

Apart from luxurious rooms, the hotel boasts a 4600 square meters casino and a separate poker room. On the ground floor of the hotel you will find the retail shop Essentials and several mini-boutiques on the 2nd floor. There is also 9000 square meters of conference and exhibition space.

The hotel’s permanent exhibition is the Las Vegas Mob Experience, which explains the influence organized crime has had in the creation of the world’s most important gambling city. You will see various artifacts belonging to such infamous characters as Meyer Lansky, Bugsy Siegel and Tony Spilotro, among others.

Outside, in a 4 acre tropical garden you will find swimming pools and the famous Nikki Beach Club, which offers sun beds, a restaurant, cafe and bar. The Club Nikki, the Hotel’s great nightclub opens onto Nikki Beach. There are also five in-house restaurants, bars, spas and a health and fitness center and shows. One of the shows is Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club, a hilarious one-man show, which you really shouldn’t miss.
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New York-New York Hotel & Casino

5) 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.
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MGM Grand Hotel and Casino

6) 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.
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Paris Las Vegas Hotel

7) Paris Las Vegas Hotel (must see)

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.
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Eiffel Tower at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel

8) 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.
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Bellagio Resort, Hotel and Casino

9) 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.
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Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel and Casino

10) 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 :)
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The Mirage

11) The Mirage

The Mirage is a 3,044 room Polynesian-themed resort and casino resort that was built by developer Steve Wynn and is currently owned and operated by MGM Resorts International.
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. Notable features include: Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat, an atrium at the hotel entrance, LOVE, a Cirque du Soleil theatrical production involving remixes of The Beatles. An artificial volcano along the Strip "erupts" nightly at 7PM and 8PM, plus 9PM on Friday and Saturday.
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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 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.
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The Venetian Resort, Hotel & Casino

13) The Venetian Resort, Hotel & Casino (must see)

Las Vegas is famous for its hotels and casinos with their world themes and one of the loveliest is the Venetian Resort, Hotel & Casino.

The 145 meter high, 40 storey hotel and resort is a replica of St Mark’s Campanile in Venice, Italy. The lobby, grand gallery and reception rooms have beautifully frescoed ceilings, graceful columns and chandeliers of Venetian glass. The Grand Gallery connects the lobby to the casino with its gaming tables, and 2500 slot machines including Megabucks and Super Megabucks.

The Grand Canal Shoppes house an up-market shopping mall, Italian restaurants, bars and a replica of the Rialto Bridge. Of course there is a canal that winds its way through the mall and you can ride on a gondola.

The TAO Nightclub has an Asian decor of wood and stone with a 20ft high statue of Buddha, two dance rooms, 8 private sky boxes with their own mini-bars and an infinity pool with ornamental Koi Carp. On top of the nightclub you will find TAO Beach which is the hotel’s day club pool party, with 7 VIP cabanas.

The resort is the home of the famous Blue Man Group when they are in town, and also Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular – Andrew Lloyd Webber’s marvelous musical production of the Phantom of the Opera. You can also take in a show starring the comedian Rita Rudner.
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The Palazzo Resort, Hotel & Casino

14) 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.
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Walking Tours in Las Vegas, Nevada

Create Your Own Walk in Las Vegas

Create Your Own Walk in Las Vegas

Creating your own self-guided walk in Las Vegas is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Nightclubs Tour, Part 1

Nightclubs Tour, Part 1

Las Vegas is a very popular tourist destination and one of the hottest cities in the United States. It is known, above all, for its exciting nightlife. Take the following tour to explore some of the most interesting and famous nightspots in Las Vegas.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 km
Downtown Architecture Walking Tour

Downtown Architecture Walking Tour

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.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 km
Nightclubs Tour, Part 2

Nightclubs Tour, Part 2

Las Vegas is a very popular tourist destination and one of the hottest cities in the United States. It is known, above all, for its exciting nightlife. Take the following tour to explore some of the most interesting and famous nightspots in Las Vegas.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 km
Themed Restaurants Walking Tour

Themed Restaurants Walking Tour

Las Vegas proudly wears the title of entertainment capital of the world. Everything here is made to please the great number of tourists that come here all year round. The variety of restaurants include those that will impress you with not just food, but also great themed interiors. When in Vegas, don't hesitate to explore the city's most interesting cafes and restaurants.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 km
Souvenir Shopping Walk

Souvenir Shopping Walk

Las Vegas is known for many things and has been called many names, but one trait has endured through the first one hundred years of its existence; Las Vegas is an unforgettable place. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Las Vegas, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.2 km
Art Museums and Galleries Self-Guided Tour

Art Museums and Galleries Self-Guided Tour

Las Vegas has some of the most beautiful, famous and outstanding art museums and galleries, to be found anywhere, ready to enchant any person, of any age or taste. Here is a self-guided tour of most popular contemporary art museums and galleries in Las Vegas.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.7 km

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