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The Strip free

Las Vegas Boulevard South | Las Vegas, NV 89109
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  • Type: Sightseeing, Neighborhood/Area
  • Time to Spend: Half Day to Full Day
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Overall Rating: 5.0 (4.9)
Value: 5.0 (5.0)
Food Scene: 5.0 (5.0)
Atmosphere: 4.5 (4.5)
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Once you pass the famous "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Nevada" sign at the southern end of Las Vegas Boulevard South, it won't be too long until you're cruising the Strip. Sin City's notorious artery acts as the epicenter of any Vegas getaway. Although the "Strip" technically refers to the segment of Las Vegas Boulevard between Sahara Avenue to the north and Russell Road to the south, the term is often used loosely to refer to the collection of hotels and casinos on or near Las Vegas Boulevard. At the very north end of the Strip is the Stratosphere, which features the tallest free-standing observation tower in the United States (this is where you go for that perfect Vegas photo). Meanwhile, Mandalay Bay marks the southernmost point along the Strip; in addition to a casino, Mandalay Bay boasts an aquarium and a man-made beach.

The Strip is where you'll find Las Vegas' most iconic landmarks, including the Bellagio Fountains, the Eiffel Tower at Paris, Las Vegas, the pyramid and sphinx belonging to The Luxor and The Venetian's Grand Canal. "No other street in the world can compare," one TripAdvisor user said. "You can see all of the world's most famous landmarks all in one place."

If you have the stamina, you can explore the Strip on foot — just make sure you bring comfortable shoes. Alternatively, you can use the Monorail to travel between the MGM Grand and the northern end of the Strip, while the Deuce Bus offers rides 24/7 from the Fremont Street Experience in downtown Vegas all the way to the southern end of Las Vegas Boulevard. You can also book a variety of guided tours, from helicopter rides to bar crawls. Prices vary depending on the tour type; visit the Las Vegas Tourism Board's website for more information. You can visit the Strip at any time of day or night, but note that individual casinos, attractions, shops and restaurants feature their own hours of operation. If you're on the Strip after dark, be mindful of your surroundings and your wallet — the last thing you want is to lose your winnings to a pickpocket. The tourism board features a handy map showcasing the area's major sights. For recommendations on where to stay along the Strip, check out our list of the Best Hotels in Las Vegas.

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