next to MGM Grand is the Showcase Mall, with a huge arcade, M&M store, and
Las Vegas Blvd is New York-New York Hotel Casino. The second floor of the
casino features Coney Island experience and a thrilling roller coaster
visible from the street.
Carlo is next to New York-New York. Right in the Center of the Strip, Monte
Carlo is a great place for gambling and partying – you’ll find tons of great
bars and lounges.
Towers is across from Monte Carlo and features Tuscan inspired
Travelodge and Marriott’s Grand Chateau is right next door on Harmon and Las
Vegas Blvd. They feature excellent lodgings in the middle of the Strip which
are often a bit less expensive than other better known resorts.
CityCenter is the newest addition to the Strip and features some of the most
modern architecture anywhere in the world. It is practically a city within
itself featuring many clubs, pools, bars, shopping centers, and of course
gambling. There are three main hotels within the complex, Aria, Mandarin
Oriental and Vdara.
this is Jockey Club. It is a smaller time share. It is not a resort, but has
some beautiful accommodations on prime real estate right on the Strip.
the Street is Planet Hollywood. This property has undergone a number of name
and ownership changes, and is now one of the more popular spots on the
Strip. It features the Miracle Mile of Shops and is a popular spot for 20-30
somethings with great clubs, bars, and restaurants.
can’t miss Paris next door with its replica Eiffel Tower and romantic Paris
theme. This is a great place for couples and is perfectly located.
same side of Las Vegas Blvd, on the corner of Flamingo Rd. is Bally’s.
Bally’s is a long time favorite on the Strip. It’s a very large hotel with
great gaming and plenty to do for families and the younger crowd alike.
the Street on the corner of Flamingo and Las Vegas Blvd. is Bellagio.
Bellagio is considered by many the most posh hotel in Vegas, and the
Bellagio water show on the Strip might be the favorite free attraction other
than Viva Vegas Downtown.
Flamingo Rd. is Caesars Palace and the Forum Shops at Caesars. Caesars has
been a long time favorite on the Strip with its ancient Rome theme, great
accommodations, score of excellent restaurants, and tons of entertainment.
You may want to stop by the Moving Statues while there, an impressive free
show. The Forum Shops have many high-end shops you won’t find anywhere else.
the street is Bill’s Hotel, and just behind is Hilton Grand Vacations by
Marriot. Bill’s is little known but has nice accommodations and great
gaming. Hilton Grand is just off the Strip and has excellent rooms.
the first on the Strip and the first well-known hotel on the Strip is the
Flamingo. Today it is one of the medium sized resorts, but is credited as
being the hotel that started the Strip. Opened by Bugsy and the center of
many a mob story.
Palace is the biggest little casino on the Strip… literally. It is also the
only privately owned non-corporate casino on the Strip. Go there for lower
limits and a more “neighborly” atmosphere.
side of the Las Vegas Blvd. and the next hotel north is Harrah’s. Harrah’s
has a fun carnival theme, an outdoor bar with live entertainment at night,
and they are known for their exciting piano bar just inside. Harrah’s is a
larger hotel with nice accommodations and is usually moderately priced (by
the Las Vegas Blvd. is the Mirage. The Mirage is a well-known spot on the
Strip with great rooms, nice restaurants, an entertaining lounge and popular
nightclub. You may want to stop by the volcano just outside, which blasts
off with real fire every half an hour after the sun goes down.
same property and next to the Mirage is TI, formerly Treasure Island. Once a
pirate themed resort catering to families, it is still a pirate themed
resort but attracts a younger “party” crowd. The Sirens of TI is a great
free show right on the Strip complete with pirates and sirens showing every
property right across Las Vegas Blvd. features the Venetian and its newer
addition Palazzo. These are a couple of the larger hotels on the Strip.
Venetian has gondola rides within the Grand Canal Shops inside with Italian
oarsmen. There are a number of great shops, clubs, bars and restaurants
inside. Palazzo is another beautiful property with a similar theme and
wonderful accommodations. Just behind is the Sands Expo, one of the larger
convention centers in Las Vegas.
Sands Ave. (Spring Mountain Rd. turns into Sands) is Wynn Las Vegas and
Encore. These are Steve Wynn’s newest additions on the Strip, and following
the reputation of other Wynn-built resorts like Bellagio, Mirage, TI, and
others, both have top-notch accommodations and amazing entertainment. They
are two of the larger hotels on the Strip.
Las Vegas Blvd. is the Fashion Show Mall, a favorite for shoppers and
identified easily by its enormous UFO shaped canopy. North and further back
on the Strip is Trump tower, accessible via Industrial.
north on the same side of the Blvd. is the aptly named Circus Circus. This
is perhaps the most family oriented resort on the Las Vegas Strip, with a
carnival theme and indoor amusement park. Come here for great roller
coasters and a fun time if you have kids or teenagers. Hilton Grand
Vacations is rarely mentioned but a very nice hotel next to the Circus
the way is Riviera. Riviera is a lot of fun, and often has better deals on
rooms than some of the other Strip resorts.
Southeast corner of Sahara Ave. and Las Vegas Blvd is the Sahara. If you
love NASCAR this is the spot for you. They feature a fun NASCAR bar and
restaurant and a fast
roller coaster visible from the street (note: parking is in the rear off
opposite corner is the Stratosphere, the tallest structure in Nevada and
higher than the Space Needle in Seattle. What’s more, you can jump off of it
– bungee jump that is. There are also a couple of high flying roller
coasters atop. Not for the faint of heart.