Where to Find the Best Views in Las Vegas
Most travelers know about the iconic Strip, but Las Vegas offers much more than shimmering lights. Whether you ride in a helicopter, take a Lake Mead dinner cruise or ascend 100 floors to an observation deck, here’s how to find the best views in and around Vegas.
For a bird’s-eye view of the glimmering, glamorous Strip, treat yourself to a nighttime helicopter ride. After taking off, snap photos of the downtown skyline and Las Vegas Boulevard as you pass famous hotels and casinos.
Head out of town to the Grand Canyon Skywalk—a glass-bottomed walkway perfect for panoramic views. Not for the faint of heart, this thrilling attraction will have you strolling high above the canyon floor.
There’s no better destination for panoramic views than the tallest building in Las Vegas — the Stratosphere Tower. Head to the building’s observation decks after a 100-floor ride in a high-speed elevator. At more than 1,000 feet (305 meters) above the city skyline, expect unparalleled views across the desert. Also atop the tower are rides for the adrenaline junkies!
Grand Canyon West Rim
No visit to Las Vegas is complete without a little side trip to the Grand Canyon. For sweeping views across the West Rim of this geologic wonder, don’t miss the chance to take a Grand Canyon helicopter tour. As you fly, enjoy vistas of the canyon, the Colorado River and Lake Mead.
Zion and Bryce Canyon
Easily managed in a full day trip from Las Vegas, you can see the stunning vistas of Zion National Park and the hoodoos of Bryce Canyon National Park. Both these locations are nothing short of stunning and an Instagrammers dream!
Red Rock Canyon
Just a few miles west of the Strip is Red Rock Canyon. This stunning area is great for hiking, rock climbing, picnics and horseback riding. You can ride a scooter through here or even take a helicopter for a scenic sunset flight!
At the bottom of the Hoover Dam is the Colorado River which is prime kayak and paddleboard territory. As you paddle, you can take in views of the desert landscape and hidden caves as you float on down the river! This is an especially fun way to beat the summer heat!