Las Vegas is known for its lively nightlife on the Strip. With the above-and-beyond offerings at attraction-filled hotels, clubs and restaurants, there’s an incredible amount to do and see on the ground. While one can easily stroll down the Strip to witness its wildlife shows, botanical gardens, energetic DJs and bright lights, visitors can catch the action from a different angle – 25,000 feet up on a Las Vegas night helicopter tour.
There are a number of offerings and ways to take to the skies above Vegas. Share a Champagne toast before boarding a luxury ECO-star helicopter for 10 minutes of landscape views of Sin City down below. Listen in to the narrated tour that covers highlights such as the Bellagio, the Fremont Street Experience, the Golden Nugget, the Venetian and Treasure Island. Flights depart from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m., so you can still make it back down below in time for dinner and a show.
Those on a budget can opt for a quick seven-minute flight over the city, while there are also swankier 15-minute flights in opulent A-Star helicopters that offer 180-degree panoramic views. Fun fact: The Strip’s Stratosphere Tower is the tallest freestanding observation tower in the U.S. and the second-tallest in the Western Hemisphere. It stands proud at 1,200 feet (365 meters), and you’ll get a front-row seat of the top from a helicopter.
And if you’re looking to tie the knot, you can be airborne for that too. A helicopter wedding ceremony will surely be a memorable evening. Up to five people (including the bride and groom) can board the aircraft for an intimate event and a wedding venue like no other. Limousine transport, Champagne, wedding cake, minister, a 12-rose bouquet and a boutonniere are all included.
No matter which option you choose, just be sure to have your camera handy, as the bright lights and neon colors of Las Vegas are beautiful from above, especially illuminated against the night sky.