The City Up High – The Best Views in Las VegasMarch 3, 2017 10:00 am
You’ve walked the strip, now it’s time to see the City of Sin from the top. Here’s where to find the best views in Las Vegas
It’s easy to get caught up in the outdoor spectacles and the bustle of the indoor casinos in Vegas, but it’s worth scaling the heights to see the city in all its stunning glory. 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 find out which towers to climb below for the ultimate sky-high panoramas of Las Vegas.
As the world’s tallest observation wheel, the views from the top of the High Roller are nothing short of incredible. Offering a 360 degree view of the city from 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 colour.
Not only is the Eiffel Tower one of the best places in Paris to see the City of Lights, its miniature in Las Vegas also boasts some fantastic views of the City of Sin. As the iconic landmark for the Paris Hotel, it reaches a height of 541 feet and oversees some of the best sights of the city. Squint hard enough and you can pretend for a moment that you’ll be in Paris, but in a place like Las Vegas – why would you want to?
Soar up to the sky for an amazing view of Las Vegas – or well, at least, The Stratosphere Observation Deck. Located in the city’s tallest building, the Stratosphere Tower is 1149 feet tall and even has a Bungee Jump that adventurous tourists can brave. 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 for a romantic dinner or indulge in a specialty cocktail in AirBar.
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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 beginning in the Masquerade Tower and be able to take in the sprawling Nevada landscape. Blink and you’ll miss it though, zipliners have been known to reach speeds of up to 33 miles per hour! If you need a bit of moral support on the way down, you can also strap in with a buddy and share the experience.