Most travelers know about the iconic Strip, but Las Vegas offers much more than shimmering lights. Whether you ride in a helicopter, take a Lake Mead dinner cruise, or ascend 100 floors to an observation deck, here’s how to find the best views in and around Vegas.
For a bird’s-eye view of the glimmering, glamorous Strip, treat yourself to a nighttime helicopter ride. After taking off, snap photos of the downtown skyline and Las Vegas Boulevard as you pass famous hotels and casinos.
Head out of town to the Grand Canyon Skywalk—a glass-bottomed walkway perfect for panoramic views. Not for the faint of heart, this thrilling attraction will have you strolling high above the canyon floor.
There’s no better destination for panoramic views than the tallest building in Las Vegas—the Stratosphere Tower. Head to the building’s observation decks after a 100-floor ride in a high-speed elevator. At more than 1,000 feet (305 meters) above the city skyline, expect unparalleled views across the desert.
Grand Canyon West Rim
No visit to Las Vegas is complete without a little side trip to the Grand Canyon. For sweeping views across the West Rim of this geologic wonder, don’t miss the chance to take a Grand Canyon helicopter tour. As you fly, enjoy vistas of the canyon, the Colorado River, and Lake Mead.
As you cross Lake Mead’s still waters on a daytime boat ride or scenic dinner cruise, take in views of the desert landscape and one of the region’s greatest engineering marvels, Hoover Dam.
Hot-Air Balloon Ride
If you’ve ever imagined floating peacefully over the Las Vegas landscape, try a hot-air balloon ride. Whether you opt for a romantic sunrise ride or a group excursion complete with round-trip transportation, savor the views of Red Rock Canyon, and see all the way to the Strip as you rise over the desert.