Fabulous Las Vegas Strip: 20 Cityscape Pictures

Bellagio Arches frame the cityscape

Cityscape picture through Bellagio Arches

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Latitude: 36.1108, Longtitude: -115.1744

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.

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.

MGM Grand building
MGM Grand

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 Las Vegas strip. You will never run out of photography ideas here. One of classic street scenes includes “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.

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 location on the street will allow to see these structures in 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.

Mandalay Bay, building picture
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino

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 mind and soul. The city is also a shopper’s paradise, with many high fashion boutiques and shops. The 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.

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 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.

Statue of Liberty, Vegas pictures
Statue of Liberty, wide angle cityscape picture

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 Vegsa boulevard is a very long street. Hotels and casinos are very large and cover a lot of area. 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 loose sense of direction underground.

Large Coke Bottle, street scene
Huge Coca Cola Bottle at Las Vegas Boulevard

Street photography tips for Las Vegas strip:

Fountain at Monte Carlo cityscape
Monte Carlo Fountain, Elegant Architecture

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

Wonderful Eiffel Tower and Paris Hotel
A Glimpse of Paris Hotel

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

Bellagio Fountains at Las Vegas Strip
Magnificent Bellagio Fountains, wide angle lens used

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

Pine trees near Bellagio
Picturesque Las Vegas Strip

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

Caesars Palace and Pines
Marvelous Scenic view of Caesars Palace

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

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 street photography
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, street photogrpahy
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, detail photo
Venice Gondola at The Venetian Hotel, street scene
Venice Inspired Gondola Rides at The Venetian

   16.09.2018 by FPImages

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