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At the heart of the Las Vegas is the four-mile (six-kilometer) stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard affectionately dubbed “The Strip.” Hotels and casinos began cropping up here in the mid-1940s. The Flamingo was among the first, opened by mobster Bugsy Siegel in 1946 and named for his leggy girlfriend, whose nickname was Flamingo. The Strip was made popular as a location in countless Hollywood films, and is known today for its five-star casino resorts, decedent day-spas and pools, and glamorous nightlife.

As well as the much-photographed “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada” sign, erected in 1959 and now listed on the National Register of Historical Places, The Strip is home to landmark hotels and casinos. There’s the pyramid-shaped Luxor, the elaborately themed Treasure Island (or “the TI”) with artificial cove, the old-world MGM Grand, glamorous Caesars Palace and Bellagio, where the illuminated fountain show attracts throngs of tourists every evening.

Stroll the sidewalk at night to witness the lights of Las Vegas at their outlandish best. Ride to the top of an Eiffel Tower replica at the Paris hotel, and tour miniature Manhattan at the New York-New York Casino. The Venetian offers, gondola rides along it’s canals, and there’s a lava-spewing volcano at the Mirage. Be sure to wander through the hotel lobbies, often a show in themselves, and try your luck on the gaming floors—zinging slot machines, cards and chips slapping on tables, and both cheers and groans from the players — for the true Vegas experience.

The Strip isn’t as lively by day, but it’s more family-friendly. Tourists of all ages hit the many shops in the casino galleries and sample the cuisine from top-notch restaurants and quick snack bars. You can get anything from sushi, to a five-course Italian meal, to a sumptuous burger and shake. You’ll find it all!

Once the sun begins to sink, get ready to do it all again. The Las Vegas Strip is a wild party every night of the year.

The Last Vegas Strip is not actually in the city, but only located just outside the city limits, just a ten-minute cab ride from downtown. Traffic is slow and parking expensive along this prime real estate. The best way to get around is by taxi, minibus or monorail.

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Top Hotels in Las Vegas Strip

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Luxor Hotel and Casino
3.5 out of 5
3900 S. Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV
CA $42
per night
Sep 30 - Oct 1
3.7/5Good! (67,713 reviews)

Located in Las Vegas Strip, this spa resort is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from T-Mobile Arena and 6 mi (9.6 km) from Las Vegas Convention Center. MGM Grand Monorail Station ...

3.7/5Good! (67,713 reviews)

"We had an amazing stay facilities where good amenities where great."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 16, 2019

Luxor Hotel and Casino
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Circus Circus Hotel, Casino & Theme Park
3 out of 5
2880 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV
CA $25
per night
Sep 30 - Oct 1
3.3/5 (67,571 reviews)

This family-friendly Las Vegas resort is located on the Strip, within 1 mi (2 km) of Las Vegas Convention Center and Fashion Show Mall. Las Vegas North Premium ...

3.3/5 (67,571 reviews)

"The hotel was okay. It worth it’s price. For low-budget, it is okay to stay there for one or two nights, though it is a little bit far from the middle of the strip."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 18, 2019

Circus Circus Hotel, Casino & Theme Park
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TI - Treasure Island Hotel and Casino
4 out of 5
3300 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV
CA $93
per night
Sep 29 - Sep 30
4.1/5Very Good! (55,747 reviews)

Located in Las Vegas Strip, this spa resort is within a 15-minute walk of Fashion Show Mall and Sands Expo Convention Center. Las Vegas Convention Center and ...

4.1/5Very Good! (55,747 reviews)

"Need to Upgrade the restrooms/bedrooms. Outdated hotel."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 17, 2019

TI - Treasure Island Hotel and Casino
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Excalibur Hotel & Casino
3.5 out of 5
3850 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV
CA $38
per night
Sep 19 - Sep 20
3.7/5Good! (71,723 reviews)

Located in Las Vegas Strip, this spa resort is within a 10-minute walk of Park Theater and T-Mobile Arena. Las Vegas Convention Center is 6.1 mi (9.9 km) away. ...

3.7/5Good! (71,723 reviews)

"i got clean towels everyday and housekeeping was excellent. hotel location is perfect ."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 17, 2019

Excalibur Hotel & Casino
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Stratosphere Hotel, Casino & Tower, BW Premier Collection
3.5 out of 5
2000 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV
CA $151
per night
Oct 11 - Oct 12
3.6/5Good! (57,070 reviews)

Located in Las Vegas Strip, this resort is within a 10-minute walk of Chapel of the Flowers and SLS Las Vegas Casino. Las Vegas Convention Center and Las Vegas ...

3.6/5Good! (57,070 reviews)

"Every thing, was a great experience , all workers were very friendly and helpful"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 17, 2019

Stratosphere Hotel, Casino & Tower, BW Premier Collection
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MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
4 out of 5
3799 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV
CA $86
per night
Sep 19 - Sep 20
3.9/5Good! (33,147 reviews)

Located in Las Vegas Strip, this spa resort is within a 10-minute walk of Park Theater and T-Mobile Arena. Thomas and Mack Center and Las Vegas Convention Center ...

3.9/5Good! (33,147 reviews)

"I can’t wait to come back and visit! The MGM Grand is a very nice hotel."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 17, 2019

MGM Grand Hotel & Casino

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Downtown Las Vegas

Known for Casino, Entertainment, Live Music

Step off the Strip and into the original and authentic heart of Las Vegas, where smoky bars, quirky museums and family-friendly attractions exist side by side.