9 Views of Las Vegas to Soak In
Enjoy spectacular vistas of the Strip and beyond while visiting some of the city's hot spots
1. Eiffel Tower Experience (Paris, 702.946.7000)
You might have thought that your love reached new heights last night in the deluxe suite, but there’s a place that will take you higher while providing ample romance. A quick elevator ride 460 feet up the half-scale replica of the Paris original, you’ll be able to roam outdoors at the top of the Eiffel Tower, sip on your flute of champagne and take in fantastic views of the Fountains of Bellagio and 360-degree views of the desert playground.
2. The Capital Grille (Fashion Show, 702.932.6631)
Do lunch. Do dinner. Just do it at Capital Grille. Yes, this is the place where the power players get down to business, and for good reason. The views are some of the best you can get while chowing down on a steak. Our suggestion: Try to reserve a table at the apex of the restaurant. Floor-to-ceiling windows will allow you to peer down on the Strip.
3. Ghostbar (Palms, 702.942.6832)
Now, you can literally sit in an ivory tower, being fabulous and enjoying luxury while you discuss all the little people you’ve stepped on along the way. While congratulating yourself for making it to the top of Palms’ Ivory Tower, 55 floors up, inside the recently renovated, chic Ghostbar lounge, step out onto the Ghostdeck. Breathe in the night air with your cocktail in hand and take in the nearly 360-degree views of the city below. You’re on top of the world now!
4. Voodoo Rooftop Nightclub (Rio, 702.777.6875)
Nowhere else on Earth can you be under the stars, 51 stories up, holding (more like wobbling) a fishbowl-size cocktail filled with five different rums. This is VooDoo Rooftop Nightclub, and this could be you, taking in a buzz while taking in beautiful night views of the valley while the neon shines as far as you can see. The club is two stories, connected by an outdoor spiraling staircase. Music, booze and views, all under the night sky? Yes, please.
5. High Roller (The Linq, 800.223.7277)
You’re welcome. Yes, you’ll be thanking us for providing you with the perfect place to propose. You can rent out one of the 28 spherical glass-enclosed cabins on the all-new 550-foot-tall High Roller, the world’s largest observation wheel. You’ll get 30 minutes of alone time while taking in gorgeous 360-degree views of the Las Vegas Valley. To make that proposal really sparkle, reserve your spacious cabin at night, when the wheel does its light dance of more than 2,000 LED lights of ever-changing colors. You can even return to the High Roller for your big day, as the adjacent wheelhouse can be reserved for weddings and private affairs. Wedding guests can get their turn on the wheel, as each cabin can hold up to 40 passengers. Or you can do as the rest of us do: wait in line for the ride of your life.
6. Mandarin Bar (Mandarin Oriental, 702.590.8888)
Put down the Mickey D’s, step out of your shorts and tennis shoes, and get off your hotel room bed. If you want an evening in Vegas that is pure sexy sophistication, then head to Mandarin Bar. Located in the heart of Las Vegas Boulevard, the 23rd floor perch boasts floor-to-ceiling windows with stunning, close-up views of the Strip, both north and south. While soaking in views from a plush sofa and candlelit table, you can sip on some of the most interesting and innovative handcrafted cocktails.
7. Mix (TheHotel at Mandalay Bay, 702.632.9500)
This ultra lounge has an incredible outdoor deck on top of TheHotel tower, 400 feet up from the ground. Sitting on one of the many round beds perfect for lounging, take in unobstructed views of the Strip, from Luxor to the Stratosphere. But, we’re going to let you in on a little secret. Mix also has another place to take in the sights below … from the bathroom stall. Yup, while you grace the porcelain throne, take an extra minute or two to look right through the glass wall out onto the valley beyond.
8. Observation Deck (Stratosphere, 702.380.7711)
It might be so 17 years ago, but we’re giving you a free pass to shout it out one more time. Stretch your arms far out and go right ahead and scream: “I’m on top of the world!” At 113 floors above the Las Vegas Valley, the observation deck might the only place left where repeating the phrase wouldn’t be completely out of context. After said movie moment, you’ll be able to soak in hard-to-beat panoramic 360-degree views of the complete desert oasis while standing atop the tallest freestanding observation tower in the U.S. While 1,149 feet up, you can also enjoy the tower’s lounge, three heart-pounding thrill rides and a fine-dining restaurant, called—go figure—Top of the World.
9. Foundation Room (Mandalay Bay, 702.632.7631)
With the permanent smell of Nag Champa incense in the air and a big bronze Buddha greeting you once you step off the elevator more than 50 floors up, the Foundation Room is decorated in an upscale hippie commune fashion with Persian rugs, oversize sofas, lanterns, candles and tapestries dotting the intimate lounge. Out on the spacious deck you could imagine Jim Morrison hanging over the balcony bars shouting poetry toward the neon-lit Strip. Yes, practicing peace, love and happiness has never yielded more beautiful, clear views of Las Vegas Boulevard.