Where to stay on the Vegas Strip
A trip to Las Vegas is a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the bright lights of America’s much-loved City of Sin. The Strip is one of the areas that has come to represent Vegas; it is made up of just over four miles of road that is not actually within the city limit of Las Vegas itself, but has become one of the best-known spots in the city.
Some of the biggest and most decadent of Vegas’ hotels are located on The Strip and you’ll also find some of the biggest hotels in the world here – 15 of the world’s 25 largest hotels are all situated on The Strip. Given the plethora of fabulous hotels and the proximity to all the fantastic casinos The Strip is definitely one of the best spots to stay in Vegas.
The Luxor – this incredible structure is more than 30 storeys high, with over 4,400 rooms and 442 suites to choose from. It’s recognisable by its huge pyramid structure and is the second largest hotel in Las Vegas. The Luxor has a distinctive sky bridge that connects it to the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino and is a great place to splash some cash away from the tables, as it’s lined with tempting shops.
MGM Grand Hotel and Casino – the MGM is the third largest hotel in the world and a huge architectural structure that was intended to be the first ever destination hotel in Las Vegas. The hotel achieved its own slice of Hollywood fame when it was one of the casinos to be robbed by Danny Ocean in the film Ocean’s Eleven. As well as the huge gaming spaces, the MGM has a lion enclosure, shows such as Cirque du Soleil, a recreation of New York’s Studio 54 nightclub and a huge pool party club with eight pools in which to splash the night away.
Circus Circus Hotel & Casino – for those who like a bit of clowning around in their hotel venues, Circus Circus is the perfect spot. First opened in 1968, the hotel and casino has a huge range of facilities and entertainment on offer, from the numerous ballrooms, to the hotel’s famous Carnival Midway, which surrounds the circus stage and has lots of activities and entertainment for gamers of all ages.
Mirage Resort & Casino – if you fancy staying in a hotel with its own volcano then the Mirage is the one. The Mirage opened in 1989 and was the first hotel in Vegas built on Wall Street money and the most expensive construction in casino history. The volcano here erupts on the hour every hour between 8pm and midnight but if you prefer looking at something a bit more peaceful, the Mirage also has its own dolphin habitat.
The Venetian – without doubt one of the most luxurious hotels in Las Vegas, the Venetian has some of the largest rooms in the city. The Venetian is also one of the most romantic hotels in Vegas, with a whole range of areas that seemed to have been specifically designed for lovers – from a rose garden, to French patisserie Bouchon Bakery, and of course the canals of Venice plied by gondolas that are just perfect for a proposal.
If you’re planning a trip to Vegas then the Strip is definitely where it’s at. From the bright lights of Circus Circus to the glamour of the Luxor there’s a little piece of The Strip that’s just right for everyone.