Las Vegas Strip Unique Attractions & Experiences: It might be your lucky betting night or just a perfect assortment of gourmet experiences, sights and visual delights.
By now Las Vegas Strip has been lauded by Hollywood, been the home for some of the best musical acts, dining experiences, the area’s concentration of high end hotels along with round the clock high roller gambling and casino outlets against a fairy tale backdrop skyline.
Lined with upscale casino hotels, the neon-soaked Strip is what many would regard as quintessential Las Vegas. As well as gambling floors, the vast hotel complexes house a variety of shops, celebrity clad restaurants (ranging from mainstream to high-end & kitsch), and performance venues for music, comedy and circus-style acts. Attractions like the soaring, choreographed Fountains of Bellagio and the High Roller observation wheel are just some of the attractions that continue to draw enthusiasts.
The Strip continues to evolve and offer increasingly unique attractions and experiences, which we’ve taken the time to research for you and put together in this article. Shall we?
Las Vegas Strip Park:
One of the newest additions to Sin City, this $100 million urban oasis between the New York-New York and Park MGM (the soon-to-be-renamed Monte Carlo) hotels stretches from Las Vegas Boulevard back to T-Mobile Arena.
Along the way, brick walkways wind past the Las Vegas outpost of Shake Shack and other open-air restaurants, a walk-through water feature that evokes parting the Red Sea and “Bliss Dance,” a 40-foot-tall statue of a dancing woman. The area is hopping before home games for the NHL’s Golden Knights, the first pro sports team in Vegas history.
The Park, 3784 Las Vegas Blvd., S. Las Vegas, NV 89109; +1 702 740-6969
Public art at City Center
While Las Vegas isn’t known for its art scene ( at least not yet), MGM Resorts has invested $40 million over the last 10 years in public art at the 67-acre City Center complex.
Notables include Maya Lin’s “Silver River,” which hangs behind the registration desk at Aria Las Vegas and depicts the course of the Colorado River; and Glacia, a piece on the ground floor of The Shops at Crystals composed of 15-foot-tall ice columns rising anew each morning and melting in different patterns throughout the day.
South Vegas Strip Black Jack may be your lucky night:
While the Strip may invite new gourmet aficionados, musical acts, architectural delights, artistic inspiration, some things continue to remain nostalgic and timeless standout – the art of Casino Black Jack.
The list of blackjack venues along Vegas’ South side strip includes casino outlets along Las Vegas Blvd from Mandalay Bay up to Aria on the west side and to MGM Grand on the east side. There are several great blackjack games in this part of the Strip. There are also ones that have a high house edge.
Along with the Aria, and Mandalay Bay Hotel, blackjack enthusiasts might also want to drop by Excalibur along the Strip as well Hotel Luxor and the MGM Grand.
Fremont Street Experience
Fremont Street Experience is the heart of downtown Vegas; a five-block pedestrian-only entertainment district with everything from the SlotZilla, the world’s largest slot machine, to a zipline.
There’s also a zombie-themed maze and live music every night. Looking down on all the mayhem is Viva Vision, a 1,500-foot-long video screen with 12.5 million LED lights and a booming sound system.
The best way to take it all in? Slowly, with a yard-long frozen margarita in hand or any other beverage of your choice.
Fremont Street Experience, Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101; +1 702 678-5600
Downtown Container Park
More than 40 repurposed shipping containers just east of Las Vegas Boulevard have been turned into a popular spot for shopping, dining and nightlife.
Don’t miss the craft cocktails at the whiskey-heavy Oak & Ivy, and be sure to take the 33-foot-long slide down from the three-story “treehouse” in the center play area.
Other must try’s include, Waffelato, Cheffini’s Hot Dog (cause who doesn’t enjoy gourmet hot dogs?) and Berries and Beans for high grade coffee and latte experiences.
The giant fire-breathing praying mantis sculpture out front was apparently too cool to burn. (It was created for the Burning Man festival by aerospace engineer and artist Kirk Jellum.)
Downtown Container Park, 707 Fremont St. E., Las Vegas, NV 89101