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    6 Spots For Sweet Las Vegas Strip Views

    6 Spots For Sweet Las Vegas Strip Views

    PHOTO: View from VooDoo Rooftop Nightclub. (photos by Worldwide Scott)

    There aren't many views in the world that compare with the glittering view the Las Vegas Strip has to offer, especially at night. Iconic casinos bathed in colorful mood lighting, flashing bulbs and buzzing neon combine to create a scene like nothing else in the world.

    For me, no trip to Las Vegas is complete without taking in at least one panorama of the Strip and surrounding desert valley. Here are six of the best spots to go for breathtaking Las Vegas Strip views.

    The Foundation Room

    Located at the top of Mandalay Bay on the far south end of the Strip, The Foundation Room is a swanky escape with sweeping views of the entire Strip — “entire” being the magic word — to go alongside a classy cocktail menu and social scene.

    A House of Blues offshoot, The Foundation Room maintains an exclusive air without being overly intimidating, and that's what makes it so special. Playing host to world class DJs and exclusive after-hour shows from some of the talent that passes through the House of Blues downstairs, a trip to The Foundation Room is the type of thing you'll remember years after your trip to Vegas is over.

    Red Rock Canyon

    Located about 20 minutes west of the Strip, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is a place to get back to nature among auburn rocks, Joshua trees and assorted desert wildlife.

    Hiking and rock climbing are some of the favorite activities here, and a visit to Red Rock Canyon is a great way to see another side of sometimes-salacious Vegas. The Strip can be viewed from several vantage points inside Red Rock Canyon, and I can think of no better reward for a long hike than seeing the Strip — albeit in miniature form — from a dusty distance.


    Ever since the cast of “The Real World” put this bar back on the map back in the early 2000s, Ghostbar has been one of the hippest places in all of Vegas to catch a sweet view of the Strip. Located at Palms just off of the Strip, Ghostbar features a sleek ivory interior and a stunning glass section of flooring outside, which you can stand on and see straight through to the ground 55 floors below. Just hold onto your drink tight when you test it out.


    One of the original rooftop bars in Las Vegas, the venerable VooDoo Rooftop Nightclub is still dazzling from its perch atop the Rio after all these years. Its location, a few blocks west of the Strip, offers a slightly different, yet still complete, view of the Las Vegas Strip, and its slightly more casual vibe than some other rooftop bars in town is refreshing. Make sure to order a world-famous Witch Doctor cocktail, which smokes with the help of dry ice, and has become a Vegas rite of passage.

    Top of Binion's Steakhouse

    Downtown Las Vegas is chock full of character and characters, and Binion's Casino is one of the originals. Oozing old school Vegas charm, Binion's Casino features a local's favorite steakhouse on the 24th floor with sweeping views of both downtown Las Vegas and the Strip. The menu is inspired by the cuisine of New Orleans, and those in the know time their reservation to coincide with sunset.

    The High Roller

    Las Vegas is home to many superlatives, and its High Roller Ferris wheel is the latest. Opened in 2014 and currently the tallest in the entire world, a 30-minute journey around the High Roller treats you to 360-degree views of the entire Las Vegas valley and the shimmering lights of the Strip below.

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