Las Vegas Boulevard Walking Tour, Las Vegas

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

Built amid Mojave Desert in the country's driest state of Nevada, Las Vegas, or simply Vegas, is the driest major city in the United States. An iconic destination renowned for its luxurious and extremely large, operating round-the-clock casino-hotels and numerous associated entertainment options, the city bills itself as the Entertainment Capital of the World.

The name Las Vegas – which means "The Meadows" in Spanish – is derived from the wild grasses and desert spring waters that were abundant in this area, much to the delight of westward travelers. The town was settled in 1905 when 110 acres (45 ha) of land adjacent to the Union Pacific Railroad tracks were auctioned in what would later become the downtown area. The city was officially incorporated in 1911.

In 1931, Nevada legalized casino gambling, which proved pivotal for Las Vegas. This coincided with the beginning of construction on the nearby Hoover Dam that brought in thousands of construction workers and their families, helping to avoid economic calamity during the Great Depression. After World War II, lavishly decorated hotels, gambling casinos, and big-name entertainment became synonymous with Las Vegas.

Organized crime figures, like Bugsy Siegel, took interest in the growing Las Vegas gaming center and were among the first to build here a resort, called Flamingo, in 1946-1947. Caesars Palace, owned by entrepreneur Kirk Kerkorian, was established in 1966. The first MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, also a Kerkorian property, opened in 1973, being one of the largest hotels in the world at the time. The opening of The Mirage in 1989 set a new level for the Las Vegas experience, featuring tropical landscapes with waterfalls, an erupting volcano, restaurants with world-class chefs, and other luxuries.

Las Vegas Boulevard, a major road within the city, has gone by different names over the years, including 5th Street, Main Street, Highway 91, Arrowhead Highway, Los Angeles Highway, Salt Lake Highway, and more. Still, most of its fame has come from a 4.2-mile (6.8-km) portion, called Las Vegas Strip, home to the world's densest collection of neon lights.

In the strictest sense, "the Strip" refers only to the stretch of the Boulevard between Sahara Avenue and Russell Road and was named so by Los Angeles police officer and businessman Guy McAfee after his hometown's Sunset Strip in Hollywood. With the opening of Bellagio, Venetian, Palazzo, and other similar resorts in the 1990s, the Strip trended towards the luxurious upscale segment through most of the 2000s.

A walk down the Strip is an all-inclusive Las Vegas experience – an adventure that encompasses decades of history, glamour, and roadside charm. If high-end dining, specialty retail, spas, and nightclubs sound like your kind of fun, added to the gambling passion, of course, don't leave Vegas without visiting at least some of the attractions listed in this self-guided walking tour!
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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
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New York-New York Hotel & Casino

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

The New York-New York Hotel and Casino, located on the renowned Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, embodies the spirit of New York City through its captivating architecture and unique features. Under the ownership of Vici Properties and management by MGM Resorts International, this vibrant establishment pays homage to the iconic landmarks of the Big Apple.

Visitors are greeted by scaled-down replicas of famous structures like the Statue of Liberty, while the hotel's towering edifice showcases a collection of skyscrapers. The most prominent among them is a magnificent imitation of the Empire State Building, standing tall at 47 stories and reaching a height of 529 feet (161 meters). This impressive structure held the title of Nevada's tallest building until the unveiling of Wynn Las Vegas in 2005.

Within the premises, guests can enjoy the thrilling Big Apple Coaster, which encircles the hotel tower, offering an exhilarating experience. The casino, covering an area of 51,765 square feet (4,809.1 square meters), provides ample space for gaming enthusiasts, while the hotel boasts a grand total of 2,024 well-appointed rooms.

Construction commenced in March 1995. Finally, on January 3, 1997, the doors swung open, marking the inauguration of a joint venture between MGM and Primadonna Resorts. In 1999, MGM acquired Primadonna Resorts' ownership share, solidifying its position as the sole proprietor. In the aftermath of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, a spontaneous memorial site emerged near the Statue of Liberty replica, serving as a poignant tribute.

Recognizing the importance of honoring the victims, an official memorial was erected in 2003. However, during a subsequent remodeling of the resort's facade, this memorial was eventually removed a decade later. As part of the renovation, a delightful addition was made in 2014 in the form of Hershey's Chocolate World, further enhancing the overall guest experience.

Throughout its history, the resort has played host to a wide array of talented entertainers and captivating shows. From 2001 to 2006, the esteemed comedian Rita Rudner graced the stage, delivering laughter to delighted audiences. Another notable production, the enchanting show Zumanity, captivated viewers from 2003 until 2020, leaving a lasting impression on all who experienced its magic.
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MGM Grand Hotel and Casino

2) MGM Grand Hotel and Casino (must see)

Situated in Paradise, Nevada, the MGM Grand Las Vegas stands proudly on the iconic Las Vegas Strip. Boasting an astounding 6,852 rooms, this magnificent establishment holds the title of being the largest single hotel in the world. It also claims the distinction of being the third-largest hotel complex worldwide in terms of room count and the second-largest hotel resort complex in the United States, second only to the combined The Venetian and The Palazzo. Back in 1993, upon its grand opening, the MGM Grand reigned as the world's largest hotel complex.

Under the ownership of Vici Properties and the management of MGM Resorts International, the main building stretches 30 floors high, reaching a height of 293 feet (89 meters). The vast property encompasses a sprawling 6.6-acre (2.7-hectare) expanse adorned with five outdoor pools, meandering rivers, and captivating waterfalls. Additionally, guests can enjoy the 380,000-square-foot (35,000-square-meter) convention center, the renowned MGM Grand Garden Arena, and the indulgent Grand Spa. The premises also house an array of shops, nightclubs, and restaurants, as well as the largest casino in Clark County, occupying an impressive 171,500 square feet (15,930 square meters).

Positioned at the intersection of Tropicana Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard, the MGM Grand is cleverly connected to neighboring casinos via overhead pedestrian bridges. Pedestrians are not permitted to cross at street level, but instead can easily access the Tropicana to the south, and New York-New York to the west by utilizing these convenient bridges.
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Miracle Mile Shops

3) Miracle Mile Shops

Miracle Mile Shops is an enclosed shopping mall stretching 1.2 miles (1.9 kilometers) along the renowned Las Vegas Strip. With its name evoking images of bustling retail districts across the nation, the mall offers a captivating shopping experience, while paying homage to the vibrant "Miracle Mile" district. Transforming its identity into a Los Angeles-themed resort, this casino has undergone renovations to capture the essence of its new theme.

Inside this remarkable mall, visitors can explore over 170 stores and savor delectable cuisine at 15 distinct restaurants. Entertainment thrives within its walls, featuring renowned venues like the Saxe Theater and V Theater. Throughout the day, a multitude of captivating shows grace the stage, including the ever-popular V - The Ultimate Variety Show and the mesmerizing Nathan Burton Magic Show.

Adding to the allure, visitors can witness a captivating indoor "rainstorm" show, showcasing artificial lightning, enveloping fog, and cascading rain. These immersive displays take place at the top of each hour daily, with additional shows occurring every half hour on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Originally debuting on August 17, 2000, as the Desert Passage Mall within the reconstructed Aladdin Hotel, this grand establishment was built with a Moroccan theme. However, in 2003, following the sale of the mall and the transformation of the Aladdin into Planet Hollywood Las Vegas, the Desert Passage underwent extensive renovations. It emerged with a fresh Los Angeles-inspired design, ultimately rebranding itself as the Miracle Mile Shops in 2007.
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Paris Las Vegas Hotel

4) Paris Las Vegas Hotel

If you have never had the opportunity to visit Paris, France, you can experience a taste of it in America at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel. Situated along the vibrant Las Vegas Strip, this hotel and casino is an iconic landmark of Las Vegas, offering breathtaking views. True to its name, the hotel is themed after the capital of France, and this is evident in the diverse array of differently-sized replicas of famous Parisian attractions that adorn the property.

This magnificent 33-story complex captures the essence of "Paris," with its façade designed to resemble the Opera of Paris and the Louvre. As you explore the premises, you'll have the chance to marvel at a three-quarter-size replica of the Arc de Triomphe, a copy of La Fontaine des Mers, the Theatre des Arts, and a half-scale model of the Eiffel Tower. An intriguing architectural feature is the Tower's back legs descending through the ceiling into the casino floor.

The casino within the hotel offers an extensive selection of entertainment options, including over 100 gaming tables, 2200 high-payout slot machines, a poker room, and a sports and race book. For dining, the hotel features 12 restaurants, including one located on the 11th floor of the Eiffel Tower. Additionally, there are numerous bars and a lively nightclub for those seeking vibrant nightlife experiences.

The Paris Theatre and entertainment lounges host a variety of live shows, featuring renowned performers like Anthony Cools, the acclaimed hypnotist, and "The Magic of Paris."

To further immerse yourself in the ambiance of the French capital, the Boulevard shopping mall offers charming "Parisian" streets lined with restaurants, bars, and shops. The atmosphere is enhanced by cobblestone pathways, creating an authentic feel.
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Eiffel Tower at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel

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

The Eiffel Tower replica in Las Vegas is widely regarded as one of the most enchanting spots in the city. Mirroring its real-life counterpart in Paris, this iconic structure is a prominent feature of the Paris Las Vegas Hotel, which embraces the theme of the captivating French capital.

One of the Tower's remarkable attractions is its observation deck, perched 540 feet above the ground, offering a breathtaking panoramic view of the city. The property is owned and operated by the renowned Caesars Entertainment Corporation. Originally, plans were in place to construct a full-scale replica of the Eiffel Tower. However, due to its proximity to the bustling Harry Reid International Airport, the decision was made to reduce its size to a still-impressive 164.6 meters, in order to avoid interference with air traffic.

Paris Las Vegas Hotel opened its doors on September 1, 1999, accompanied by a dazzling display of fireworks launched from the Eiffel Tower. One of the architectural highlights of the complex is the unique incorporation of the Tower's rear legs, which extend through the ceiling to the casino floor. Here, the spacious room is adorned with elegant French wrought-iron streetlamps, while the ceiling is artfully painted to resemble the sky.

Within the Tower, you'll find the renowned Eiffel Tower Restaurant, known for its culinary excellence. The Eiffel Tower Experience, located within the hotel, stands as a signature attraction in its own right.

Since its debut, the Tower has graced the silver screen in various films and TV productions. It has made memorable appearances in works such as the 2006 miniseries 10.5: Apocalypse; the 2007 film Resident Evil: Extinction, Paris; the 2010 animated film Despicable Me; the 2014 film Godzilla, and even in the post-credits scene of 2018's Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

Why You Should Visit:
To get a glimpse of Paris’ grandeur, plus to enjoy 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 Fountains

6) Bellagio Fountains (must see)

The Bellagio's Fountains is an expansive water feature that presents synchronized performances accompanied by light and music. These captivating shows take place in front of the Bellagio Hotel, offering excellent views from various locations along the Strip, including the street and nearby structures. Showtimes occur every 30 minutes during the afternoons and early evenings, and every 15 minutes from 8 pm to midnight. Just before each water show begins, the nozzles break the water surface, and the lights adorning the hotel tower transition into a purple hue (typically) or red-white-and-blue for specific musical selections.

Occasionally, shows may be unexpectedly canceled due to high winds; however, in most cases, they continue with reduced intensity to accommodate the wind conditions. On rare occasions, a single show might be skipped to prevent any interference with a planned event. Additionally, special shows can be arranged for momentous occasions, including weddings. The fountain displays are meticulously choreographed to a variety of musical pieces. The first show of the day often features "The Star-Spangled Banner" by Whitney Houston, followed by enchanting melodies such as "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 three-song medley by Tiesto, and "The Sound of Silence" by Disturbed.

These marvelous fountains are situated within an 8-acre (3.2 hectares) manmade lake. Despite popular belief, the lake is not filled with treated greywater from the hotel. Instead, it is supplied by a freshwater well that was drilled several decades ago to irrigate a previous golf course occupying the same location. Surprisingly, the fountains consume less water than what was required to maintain the golf course. A sophisticated network of pipes, boasting over 1,200 nozzles, enables the creation of fountain displays synchronized with more than 4,500 lights. This awe-inspiring water feature was designed by WET, a renowned firm specializing in imaginative fountains and architectural water elements.
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Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel and Casino

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

Caesars Palace, a renowned and grand hotel and casino, stands as a prominent landmark in Las Vegas. Since its inception in 1966, this opulent establishment has captivated visitors with its quintessential Las Vegas charm infused with Greco-Roman style. Transporting guests to the era of the Roman Empire, the complex is adorned with an abundance of statues, columns, and iconic elements reminiscent of Hollywood's Roman period productions. At the entrance, an impressive 20-foot (6.1 meters) statue of Augustus Caesar commands attention.

The hotel encompasses six towers, namely Augustus, Nobu, Julius, Palace, Octavius, and Forum, collectively offering 3,976 rooms. The Forum tower houses guest suites, each providing a generous 1,000 square feet (93 square meters) of space. Among the diverse range of dining options available, guests can indulge in specialized authentic Chinese cuisine, catering to affluent East Asian gamblers, or savor the ambiance of Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill, designed to resemble a traditional English pub.

Throughout the years, Caesars Palace has established itself as a premier venue for live music and sports entertainment, notably hosting thrilling boxing matches since the late 1970s. Renowned entertainers such as Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Dean Martin, Rod Stewart, Celine Dion, Ike & Tina Turner, Shania Twain, Cher, Elton John, Diana Ross, Liza Minnelli, Julio Iglesias, Ann-Margret, Tony Bennett, Harry Belafonte, Judy Garland, Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, and many others have graced its stages.

Water plays a significant role within the casino resort, with at least 18 fountains captivating guests with their enchanting displays. These fountains, including The Fall of Atlantis, utilize special effects and animated figures to narrate the mythical tale of Atlantis. Moreover, the driveway leading to the entrance features a towering 20-foot (6.1 meters) statue of Julius Caesar, seemingly hailing a taxi. Welcoming guests with grace, replicas of the Rape of the Sabine Women, as well as statues of Venus and David, adorn the premises. Notably, near the entrance stands a colossal four-faced, eight-handed Brahma shrine weighing an impressive four tons, crafted in Bangkok, Thailand.
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Flamingo Las Vegas

8) Flamingo Las Vegas

Flamingo Las Vegas, formerly known as The Fabulous Flamingo and Flamingo Hilton Las Vegas, was conceived by the ambitious mobster entrepreneur Bugsy Siegel. Siegel believed that a luxurious resort-style casino located along the road to Los Angeles would attract a more upscale clientele than the Western-themed hotels in downtown Vegas. In 1945, he and his partners were enticed by Las Vegas' legalized gambling and off-track betting, prompting their arrival.

Initially, Siegel acquired El Cortez on Fremont Street, but his expansion plans were hindered by unsympathetic city officials who were aware of his criminal background. Consequently, he sought a site beyond the city limits. Upon learning that Wilkerson needed additional funding, Siegel and his partners masqueraded as businessmen and acquired a two-thirds stake in the project directly.

Siegel took charge of construction, persuading more underworld associates to invest. Despite spending a lot of mob money, he grew impatient with rising costs. He allegedly claimed to have eliminated 16 people but assured his builder it was only within their own ranks. Siegel had an escape plan with a hidden ladder in the "Presidential Suite." It led to an underground garage with a waiting limousine. Sadly, his creation couldn't save him from a fatal gunshot to the head. Mob bosses suspected his embezzlement and ordered his assassination.

The architectural design of the Flamingo pays homage to the Art Deco and Streamline Moderne styles of Miami and South Beach. Remaining true to its theme and name, the hotel features a garden courtyard that serves as a habitat for flamingos. The establishment initially opened in 1946 but experienced setbacks before ultimately reopening and achieving success. It stands as the oldest resort on the Strip that is still in operation and the sole local casino from the pre-1950s era that remains in business.

A memorial dedicated to Bugsy Siegel can be found on the hotel grounds, adjacent to the Wedding Chapel.
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The LINQ Promenade

9) The LINQ Promenade (must see)

Prepare to be dazzled once again as the Las Vegas Strip reveals its newest gem: The LINQ Promenade. Nestled between The Linq and Flamingo resorts, directly opposite Caesars Palace, this vibrant open-air district is the ultimate escape from the bustling casinos. Step into a world where blue skies and warm weather invite you to leisurely stroll through a collection of shops, bars, and restaurants, all conveniently gathered in the heart of the renowned Las Vegas Strip.

Since its grand opening on March 31, 2014, this energetic marketplace has captivated visitors with over 300,000 square feet of space, showcasing around 40 distinct retail, dining, and entertainment experiences. Immerse yourself in culinary delights at acclaimed eateries like In-N-Out Burger, Yard House, Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips, and Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop—all claiming their spot at The LINQ.

While the Promenade offers an array of attractions, the star of the show is undeniably the High Roller. Standing tall at a staggering 550 feet, this Ferris wheel reigns as the world's highest. Adorned with 1,500 LED lights, it casts a mesmerizing glow as it soars 55 stories above the Las Vegas skyline. Step aboard for a 360-degree panoramic view of the iconic Strip and the breathtaking Valley.

The LINQ Promenade also boasts the renowned Brooklyn Bowl—a music venue that accommodates over 2,000 concert-goers. Within its walls, you'll find a restaurant, 32 bowling lanes, a sports viewing area, nightly live performances, and a vibrant nightclub space.

Adding to the excitement, the newest addition to the Promenade is the FLY LINQ zip line, which opened on November 9, 2018. As the first and only zipline soaring over the Las Vegas Strip, it features 10 exhilarating side-by-side lines. This thrilling attraction operates daily, extending its excitement well into the night until 1 am.
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The Mirage

10) The Mirage

The Mirage stands as a grand resort and casino on the vibrant Las Vegas Strip, offering a captivating Polynesian theme and boasting an impressive total of 3,044 rooms. One of its most famous attractions is the remarkable artificial volcano, skillfully crafted by landscape architect Don Brinkerhoff. This sprawling mega-resort was brought to life by the visionary developer Steve Wynn, widely recognized as the driving force behind the evolution of Las Vegas into its present-day glory.

During the 1970s, Las Vegas faced a decline in tourism, causing the city to lose its allure as a fashionable destination. A bold and high-profile project was needed to revive the struggling industry, and Wynn took on the challenge. He envisioned a resort that would rival the famed Las Vegas Hilton and the nearby Caesars Palace, incorporating exhilarating boxing matches into its offerings.

Originally contemplating the name "Golden Nugget," inspired by his successful Golden Nugget hotel-casino in downtown Las Vegas, Wynn ultimately opted for "The Mirage" due to its captivating South Pacific theme.

A prominent feature of The Mirage is its monumental marquee sign, which stands as the largest free-standing marquee in the world. The resort is conveniently connected to the neighboring Treasure Island Hotel and Casino via a complimentary tram, providing easy access for guests. Among the resort's other notable attractions are Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat, an inviting atrium at the hotel's entrance, and LOVE, a captivating theatrical production by Cirque du Soleil featuring mesmerizing remixes of The Beatles' timeless music.

Each evening, the front of the resort comes alive with the spectacle of the artificial volcano "erupting." Visitors can witness this captivating display at 7pm and 8pm, with an additional show at 9pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
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Madame Tussauds Las Vegas

11) Madame Tussauds Las Vegas

Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, situated in Paradise, Nevada, on the famous Las Vegas Strip at The Venetian Las Vegas casino resort, is a renowned wax museum. It made its debut in 1999 as the inaugural Madame Tussauds venue in the United States. The museum showcases an impressive collection of over 100 lifelike wax figures, featuring celebrities, iconic film and TV characters, revered athletes, talented musicians, and beloved Marvel superheroes. Additionally, the attraction boasts a captivating 4D movie theater to further enhance the visitor experience.

Crafting a wax figure is an intricate process that typically spans four to six months. To begin, the attraction conducts surveys to determine which celebrities to include. Researchers then delve deep into gathering extensive information about the chosen individuals, including details about their hairstyles, distinctive facial expressions, and fashion preferences. When feasible, the celebrities themselves may even pay a visit to the talented stylists at Madame Tussauds. During these sessions, over 150 precise measurements and 200 photographs are taken, while an oil-based paint is applied to achieve a lifelike skin complexion. It's worth noting that the figures are not composed solely of wax; clay and steel are also utilized in their construction.

Some celebrities have actively participated in the creation of their wax counterparts. For instance, Gwen Stefani collaborated closely with the in-house team at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas to ensure her wax figure perfectly embodied her distinctive style. Similarly, Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas generously donated one of her dresses to be showcased in the museum.

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

Tip:
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!
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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)

Situated on the east side of the iconic Las Vegas Strip, nestled between Harrah's and The Palazzo, lies The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino. This extravagant destination offers a combination of luxury hotel accommodations and a bustling casino, occupying the grounds where the former Sands Hotel once stood. Boasting an impressive scale, it holds the distinction of being the world's second-largest hotel, boasting a remarkable 4,049 rooms, along with 3,068 suites that cater to various budgets. Additionally, the complex encompasses a sprawling 120,000-square-foot (11,000 square meters) casino for guests' entertainment.

One of the most remarkable features of The Venetian Hotel is its remarkable replication of the canals of Venice. Serving as a testament to architectural brilliance, these canals not only offer breathtaking views but also transport visitors into an immersive Italian atmosphere, rendering it an incredibly romantic setting. Drawing inspiration from the charming city of Venice, Italy, the hotel showcases architectural replicas of prominent Venetian landmarks. Among them are the iconic Palazzo Ducale, the vibrant Piazza San Marco, the enchanting Piazzetta di San Marco, the revered Lion of Venice Column and the Column of Saint Theodore, the majestic Saint Mark's Campanile, and the renowned Rialto Bridge.

This remarkable resort first opened its doors on May 3, 1999, amidst a grand spectacle featuring fluttering white doves, triumphant trumpets, and serenading gondoliers. The Venetian Chairman and Owner, Sheldon G. Adelson, had the esteemed company of actress Sophia Loren to assist in dedicating the inaugural motorized gondola. This monumental project came to fruition at a staggering cost of $1.5 billion, solidifying its status as one of the most opulent and expensive resorts of its kind during its time.

Further expanding its offerings, The Venetian unveiled the majestic Venezia Tower on June 27, 2003. This 1,013-room hotel tower, gracefully perched atop the garage parking lot, was meticulously designed by the renowned firm KlingStubbins. Soaring to a height of 475 feet (145 meters) and encompassing 36 floors, the Venezia Tower exemplifies the epitome of architectural excellence and refined elegance.
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The Palazzo Resort, Hotel & Casino

13) The Palazzo Resort, Hotel & Casino

The Palazzo Resort, Hotel & Casino, together with the Sands Convention Centre and the Venetian Hotel and Casino, comprises a vast entertainment complex that offers a multitude of options for shopping, relaxation, and casino gaming.

Standing at an impressive height of 196 meters, the building features 3,068 suites, each spanning 67 square meters. With a sprawling casino covering 9,600 square meters and a total ground space of 645,581 square meters, it holds the distinction of being the largest building in the United States in terms of floor area. The lobby greets guests with a delightful ambiance, adorned with numerous suspended umbrellas beneath an 18-meter-high glass dome and complemented by a two-story fountain.

Within the casino, visitors can indulge in a variety of entertainment offerings. The extensive gaming floor boasts 2,200 slot and video machines, a dedicated race and sports book, 139 gaming tables, a poker room, and a high-limit salon featuring an additional 20 tables where Baccarat takes center stage.

The hotel complex caters to diverse tastes with over 60 upscale shops and 15 restaurants. From the luxurious Lavo, offering an American/Italian menu, to casual burger joints, there is something to satisfy every palate and budget. Additionally, thanks to its connection with the Venetian, guests can also enjoy the marvelous gondola rides along the "Grand Canal."

Moreover, the hotel houses a vibrant nightclub and a theater that showcases the acclaimed Jersey Boys show, along with several inviting bars for a relaxed evening. For those with a penchant for luxury automobiles, there is a Lamborghini Showroom where you can marvel at the exquisite cars on display and indulge in dreams of automotive splendor.

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