This post contains affiliate links. At no additional cost to you, I may earn a small commission if you book or purchase through these links. You can read my full disclosure policy here.J ust over a week ago, I was in Vegas for what seems like the millionth time. I love going to Vegas and have even completed 4 half marathons there, including this one from last year honoring #VegasStrong. Last week though, I was with my sister giving her a first-timer’s tour of Sin City. Among many other things on our tour, I took her to see four of the best views in Las Vegas at night!
Obviously, Vegas’ appeal is its nightlife. The city wakes up and comes alive as soon as the sun sets. Viewing the strip from above in all its glory is a pretty cool visual.
Think about it: Have you been to Vegas and caught yourself trying to describe just how big the hotels are or how bright the lights are to someone who’s never been…only to end up saying something like “I can’t even tell you how huge they are”, “you just have to go see for yourself how massive they are” or “I promise you’ve never seen hotels this gigantic”?
That has been me on several occasions. Trying to describe just how big Las Vegas hotels are to someone who has never been before can be difficult. However, this time I got to show that someone instead of trying to paint a very unsuccessful picture. And show my sister I did!
Best Views in Las Vegas at Night
1. Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck-Paris
Looking down the Strip from the Eiffel Tower towards Mandalay Bay
Located “mid-strip”, the Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck at Paris Las Vegas is a popular spot for great views.
Looking down the Strip from the Eiffel Tower towards the Wynn
One reason it’s such a popular venue is you can see the Strip really well in both directions because of its central location.
But arguably the Eiffel Tower’s biggest draw is the ability to watch the famous Bellagio Fountains water show. Having watched the show from here twice, I have to agree it has the best views!
Location: 3655 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
2. High Roller-The LINQ
Ride the High Roller at The LINQ Hotel & Casino, the world’s largest observation wheel and soar 550 feet above the Strip for beautiful 360-degree views for as far as you can see!
Each full rotation takes 30 minutes and you can even book a “Happy Half Hour” cabin that includes an open bar for the duration of the ride!
Location: 3535 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
3. The Foundation Room-Mandalay Bay
On the outdoor terrace of the Foundation Room looking down the Strip
My favorite view is from the Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay. I’ve been coming here for several years now. It is my favorite nightclub largely due to the fact that it’s my favorite place to view the Vegas Strip. I love looking down the strip standing basically right by the Mandalay Bay sign and it’s a great place for reflection as well.
Quite the unique club, the Foundation Room has a ginormous variety of awesome drinks (they can literally make anything including all of the rare frou-frou martinis I ask for), great music, a cool dance space, and private table service areas.
Location: The 63rd Floor of Mandalay Bay, 3950 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, Nevada 89119
4. The Stratosphere
The top of the Stratosphere Hotel & Casino offers panoramic views of not only the Strip but all of the valley too. Built in 1996, the Stratosphere stands 1,149 feet (350 meters) tall making it the tallest observation tower in the United States.
I love that you can see all the way to the mountains in the valley. You are literally towering over everything!
Location: 2000 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, Nevada 89104
Go up to the Observation Deck of the Stratosphere to watch the sunset. There’s nothing like watching the sun go down with all its brilliant colors while the Strip is coming alive at the same time. It’s like two ships passing in the night! 😉
Flying into Vegas at night
Now that you’ve completed a mini-casino hopping tour, I will leave you with one last tip. If you are flying into and/or out of Vegas, be sure to look out the window for pretty cool aerial views. The airport sits right across the street from Mandalay Bay and usually, one side of the plane has a great view during takeoff and landing.
Flying out of Vegas during the day
I have found that every time (but one) I have flown into Vegas, the right side of the plane has had the view but obviously, this isn’t always the case for every flight. To help you make the best guess on which side of the plane to sit on for any flight read why the plane view matters for photography.
In my opinion, these are the best views in Las Vegas and a must for any first-time visitor. However, I still enjoy them even after countless visits!
Have you been to Las Vegas and seen any of these views? If so, which was your favorite?
‘Til next time…