view of the large fountains near Bellagio hotel and casino

Fabulous Las Vegas Strip: 20 Cityscape Pictures

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Latitude: 36.1108, Longtitude: -115.1744
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Las Vegas strip is famous for its glitz and glamour, it will dazzle any visitor with its modern cityscape. One of the best free things to do in Las Vegas is to simply walk the Las Vegas strip. To plan a trip along the Vegas strip you will need a camera for capturing great cityscapes and a pair of good walking shoes. The distance from Mandalay Bay to Stratosphere Tower is about 6 miles.

Bellagio Arches frame the cityscape
Cityscape picture through Bellagio Arches
Street Scene “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” Sign
“Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” iconic sign

Las Vegas monorail is a good transportation option to consider when you plan a trip around Las Vegas attractions. Of course, to take great cityscape pictures you have to be on the strip, but Las Vegas monorail can provide much-needed rest on your way back.

Mandalay Bay is the last hotel on Las Vegas strip closest to the airport.  Here you can take a free monorail to Excalibur, another free monorail runs from Bellagio to Monte Carlo casino. Las Vegas monorail connecting MGM Grand to Sahara will require a ticket. Vegas is a great place to do street photography, to shoot a street scene it is best to have camera ready at all times on the Las Vegas strip. You will never run out of photography ideas here. One of the classic street scenes includes the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign, which is very close to Mandalay Bay. Day and night visiting and photographing this sign is a great free Las Vegas attraction.

MGM Grand building
MGM Grand
Excalibur, castle architectural design
Enchanting Excalibur at Las Vegas Boulevard

Head north from “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign and you will walk past many great hotels – Luxor, Excalibur, Tropicana, MGM Grand. After Monte Carlo, two newer hotels will be on the West side of Las Vegas boulevard – Aria and Cosmopolitan. These hotels are huge and will impress all visitors with their architectural design. Different locations on the street will allow seeing these structures in an interesting and unusual perspective, create unique photo compositions, and take excellent las Vegas pictures. The dramatic architecture and the modern cityscape of Las Vegas are indeed breathtaking.

The city draws the attention of tourists worldwide. Vegas offers an amazing experience, which encourages many tourists to return here for their next vacation. Las Vegas attractions are plenty, some like casinos, some come back for the best in the world restaurants and bars, some for world-renowned Las Vegas shows. The city is home to some of the distinguished and award-winning restaurants. One can also try cuisines from different parts of the world, for a wonderful dining experience. There are several world-class spas and resorts as well where one can rejuvenate the mind and soul. The city is also a shopper’s paradise, with many high fashion boutiques and shops. Sin City is reputed for its casinos and gaming. One can try one’s luck in a variety of casino games including Slots, Roulette, Poker, Blackjack, or Baccarat during a visit. Glitz and glamour, exciting nightlife, wonderful shows, and fabulous dining experience, Las Vegas delivers them all.

Mandalay Bay, building picture
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
Statue of Liberty, Las Vegas strip
Las Vegas Boulevard cityscape with Statue of Liberty

Las Vegas also can offer adventure outdoors from balloon rides to helicopter rides, from golfing to hiking, you can find it all on Las Vegas strip. Grand Canyon is about a 4-hour drive and is a must-see Arizona natural wonder of the world. Closer attractions are Hoover Dam – impressive engineering landmark, Valley of Fire State Park, Lake Mead to name a few.

However, if this is your first time in Las Vegas, do not plan too much. To walk the Las Vegas Boulevard, take cityscape pictures will require a lot of time and energy. Las Vegas Boulevard is a very long street. Hotels and casinos are very large and cover a lot of areas. Once you get inside a structure like Caesar’s Palace, for example, it will take a while to get out. Distractions are everywhere and it is easy to lose the sense of direction underground.

Statue of Liberty, Vegas pictures
Statue of Liberty
Large Coke Bottle, street scene
Huge Coca Cola Bottle at Las Vegas Boulevard

Street photography tips for Las Vegas strip:

1. Wear comfortable shoes and have a bottle of water handy.

Fountain at Monte Carlo cityscape
Monte Carlo Fountain elegant architecture
Wonderful Eiffel Tower and Paris Hotel
A Glimpse of the Paris Hotel

2. Plan a trip and stick to it, do not get distracted.

3. Bring a wide-angle lens as well as a 50mm lens- typical street photography glass.

Bellagio Fountains at Las Vegas Strip
Magnificent Bellagio Fountains
Pine trees near Bellagio
Picturesque Las Vegas Strip

4. To make taking pictures easier consider using a zoom lens that will cover the range.

5. For night street photography bring a fast lens with apertures starting at 1.4, 1.8.

Caesars Palace and Pines
Marvelous Scenic view of Caesars Palace
The Colosseum, Caesars Palace wide angle lens picture
Inspiring Architectural Design at The Colosseum, Caesars Palace

 

Casino Royale and other casinos street scene
Vegas Strip Casinos – Casino Royale and Venetian cityscape
Harrah’s Hotel building picture
Prominent Harrah’s Hotel sign
Vegas cityscape, Venetian hotel
Venetian Hotel from the street
Magnificent Venetian Hotel and blue canals
Turquoise canals of Venetian
The Venetian Resort, gondolas
Amazing Venetian Resort and Gondolas
Rialto Bridge and St Mark's tower, Vegas cityscape
St Mark’s Tower at Venetian
Detail taken with zoom lens Treasure Island Sign
Treasure Island Sign Cityscape
Detail of St. Mark's tower, zoom lens used
St Mark’s tower top
Venice Gondola at The Venetian Hotel, street scene
Venice Inspired Gondola Rides at The Venetian

   01.05.2020 by FPImages

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