With all the sky-scraping buildings lining the Las Vegas Strip, you may be wondering where I am going with this post but it really is to help you make the most of the views at your fingertips — the post does say stay high legally…so I don’t know what else you would be expecting!
Where to Stay
Ok, so this is actually the easiest one because ANY hotel can get you great heights in your room. That being said, I love the Aria because of the floor to ceiling windows that really make the most of it, plus their rooms are amazing.
Where to Eat
Brunch – head to the 23rd floor of Mandarin Oriental and the Tea Lounge for a fabulous brunch and a pot of tea. Make sure to make a reservation ahead of time as there is not a ton of room. If you need a special diet like gluten free or kosher, let them know and they will be happy to accommodate you!
Dinner – The Eiffel Tower Restaurant.
Ask for a window seat to make the most of this restaurant, enjoying views of the Bellagio fountains and the rest of the hotel while enjoying a delicious meal. Also, I recommend this over going “to” the Eiffel Tower observation area because you have to look at everything essentially through a fence. lame!
Scarpetta at Cosmopolitan also has great views of the fountains if you are able to snag a window seat – there aren’t a ton.
Where to Drink
Plan on starting your night at the 107 lounge at Stratosphere. With 2 for 1 martini’s during happy hour, it is the perfect spot to relax and take in the view of the strip from the end of it at the, you guessed it, 107th floor. There is also a rotating restaurant at the top of this hotel, Alize. You can look down on diners from the bar but I prefer to grab drinks and head to the better restaurants on the strip for dinner.
After dinner, head to the Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay – this lounge/club (depending on the night) has amazing views of the strip and Las Vegas from the top floor.
If you didn’t make it to the Mandarin Oriental for tea, you can head back there for cocktails at the bar on the 23rd floor with fantastic (but pricey) cocktails and stunning views from the floor to ceiling windows. A great choice if you want to stay away from anything that feels too much like a club.
What to Do
If you really should be reading my Vegas Party Animal post instead of this one, I suggest you head to Drai’s for the best of both worlds. This rooftop pool is one of a kind in Vegas and well worth your money if a party is what you are looking for. The other clubs with amazing views are the rooftop bars — Ghost Bar (55th floor of the Palms) and Voodoo (50th floor of Rio), but they are a bit off Strip so you’ll want to snag a quick cab.
The Stratosphere has tons of crazy rides if you want to be up high – most notably the SkyJump which is a controlled jump & descent off the top of the hotel – over 800 feet. You can see all of their rides here.
Head to the Linq and take a ride on the High Roller – a 30 minute ride in the worlds tallest observation wheel with 360 degree views and where the drinks are welcome!
If you want to take a break from the strip, you can wake up early and take a hot air balloon ride! Keep an eye on Living Social and Groupon as they sometimes have deals on these!
Downtown Fremont Street just re-did their “Fremont St Experience” zip-line and now you can fly across it on your stomach like superman! We never made it down there so I don’t have first-hand pictures of it but it should definitely be on your list!
If you are feeling super spendy, you can take a helicopter ride over the Strip (make sure you do it at night though for the best experience!) If you have never flown in a helicopter or small plane, it may be fun for you to do.
These pictures are from my husband and I just flying around Vegas, but you get the idea.
There are so many places you can be and enjoy all of the views but these are some of my favorites! Let me know what you think!