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The Strip

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA


Many people ask "What is the Strip?" It's just a main street, S. Las Vegas Blvd, with huge themed hotels. It is THE place to be if you're in Las Vegas! This is where the nightlife, shows, shopping, and restaurants are. Each hotel has a unique theme and is like a world in itself. My favorite is The Venetian, where you walk under a blue sky indoors! Here you see gondolas in the indoor canals and can even walk to St. Mark's Square, a huge square like in Venice! The architecture is just gorgeous. Treat yourself to a snack at one of the lovely bakeries. And if you're lucky, catch one of the free performances in the square. If you dislike smoking, the Venetian's fresh air policy is for you! Everything is indoors in Las Vegas because it's the desert and it's so hot! It is truly genius how on the Strip the resorts have created indoor worlds that mimic the outdoors. 
A fun resort is New York New York, where you can wander the streets of New York indoors! Eat at an Italian pizzeria, or play one of the many arcade games. There is even a rollercoaster (this is outside).
At the MGM Grand Resort  you can see its giltzy casino. Paris Resort has lovely architecture, cobblestone streets, and Art-Nouveau metro signs. The kaleidoscope ceiling is the best part.
Many of the resorts have free shows, such as Bellagio, which has an impressive outdoor fountain show set to music, or the Mirage which has a volcanic eruption. Don't miss out on these! At the Caesar Forum shops, there is a free indoor animatronics show that is fun for kids, and an FAO Schwarz store where the piano scene from Big was filmed.
It's magical to drive along the Strip at night and see all the hotels and their decor, such as the Eiffel Tower or the castle of the Excalibur Resort lit up at night. The Mandalay Bay Resort looks gorgeous from the Strip in the day as well, with its glittering gold exterior, as does the Mirage Resort with its gold-striped building and waterfalls cascading over rocks. Don't pick up bed bugs while staying on The Strip. Make sure you check under the mattress when you arrive at a hotel, especially check before you go to bed after 10pm at night when bed bugs become more active. And keep your luggage up high on the luggage rack so you don't get any bed bugs crawling into your bag. Their bites really hurt!

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The Venetian Resort, as seen from The Strip.

The Venetian tower, as seen from The Strip.

The Treasure Island ship and hotel.

Paris Resort, on The Strip.

The area where you pull off The Strip into the Paris Resort- impressive architecture!

You can see the Eiffel Tower at night in Las Vegas on The Strip!

Brooklyn Bridge, which you cross as you walk along The Strip to New York New York!

The golden lion outside the MGM Grand Resort on The Strip.

The shimmering gold exterior of the Mandalay Bay Resort.

The Strip, at night.

Night-time on The Strip: the Excalibur Resort's castle towers all lit up!

Stroll past Caesar Palace, as you walk down The Strip.

At night, have a romantic walk along the European-style boulevard that The Strip becomes outside the Bellagio Resort.


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The Strip is S. Las Vegas Blvd, between E. Sahara Ave and Russell Rd. You can catch a taxi from the airport to The Strip.
Mandalay Bay Resort, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd South and Hacienda Ave, Las Vegas NV 89109, call (702) 632-7777.
Mirage Resort, 3400 Las Vegas Blvd Sth, Las Vegas NV 89109, call (702) 791-7111.
Venetian Resort, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd Sth, Las Vegas NV 89109, just south of Sands Avenue, call (702) 414-1000.
Treasure Island Hotel, 3300 Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas NV 89109, call (702) 894-7111.
Paris Resort, 3655 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas NV 89109, across the street from the Bellagio, call (800) 851-1703.
New York New York Resort, 3790 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas NV 89109, call (702) 740-6969.
Caesar's Palace and Forum Shops, 3500 Las Vegas Blvd Sth, Las Vegas NV 89109.
Bellagio Resort, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas NV 89109, call (702) 693-7111.
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