From The Top: The Best Views In Las VegasNovember 1, 2019 9:00 pm
It’s easy to get caught up in the spectacle of Vegas. Bright lights. Satisfying dings. Gargantuan, impressive structures all around. But, to see the city in all its glory, you really need to rise above it. Literally. From traditional observation decks to crazy heart-racing rides, Las Vegas doesn’t do anything by halves. Least of all its views of the city. Grab your camera and read on. And soon, the ultimate sky-high panoramas will be yours to capture. Here’s where to find the best views in Las Vegas
As the world’s tallest observation wheel, the views from the High Roller are nothing short of incredible. A full, 360-degree view of the city, eight in the heart of the Las Vegas strip. The High Roller’s cabins take visitors to heights of 550 feet over the course of the thirty-minute ride. By night, the observation wheel is transformed into a work of neon art, with 2000 LED lights that gradually change color. Unmissable.
Like its Parisian big brother, Vegas’ Eiffel Tower boasts some of the best views of the city. As the iconic landmark for the Paris Hotel, it reaches a height of 541 feet. That’s about half the size of the original. Of course, they wanted to make it full size. However, a building that tall would have affected McCarron Airport. And what good is a perfect replica of the Eiffel Tower if no one can fly in to see it? No good. No good at all.
Visitors step inside a glass elevator and are transported 45 floors up to the viewing deck. And take our word for it, the views from the top will amaze. Who needs Paris when they’ve got the best views in Las Vegas?
Some of the best views of Vegas are on top of The Stratosphere Observation Deck. Located in the city’s tallest building, the Stratosphere Tower is 1149 feet tall. That’s really big. And, adventurous visitors can even bungee off the top. Easily identifiable by its tall imposing figure, the lightspeed elevator ride alone is worth the visit. Once you’ve soaked in the sights, grab a table at the Top of the World restaurant. Or, if your throat’s dry, a specialty cocktail in AirBar.
VooDoo Zip Line
Here’s one of the few times you’ll want to look down. Running between the gigantic towers of the Rio Las Vegas, zipliners will zoom along a 490-foot high wire! Starting in the Masquerade Tower, daring zippers will see the sprawling Nevada landscape before they reach Ipanema tower. Blink and you’ll miss it, though. Zipliners have been known to reach speeds of up to 33 miles per hour! Yikes.
If you need a bit of moral support on the way down, strap in with a buddy and share the experience. And if you get up there and your nerves get the better of you, don’t worry. The Rio has a rooftop Rooftop Nightclub. So you can still enjoy the view from up there. Just with some solid ground beneath your feet. Nice.
And that’s our list of the best views in Las Vegas? Did we miss any of your favorites? Let us know in the comments below. And why not check out some of the unusual offerings Vegas has on the ground floor, why you’re at it?