Almost everybody wants to travel the world, but at times, it’s satisfying when the world comes to us. When you step on Las Vegas, that’s exactly the experience you can have. Nonetheless, it’s an intriguing and impressive experience to visit some of the destination-oriented hotels along the Strip although it’s a little bit kitschy in parts.
You will approach an enormous shining dark bronze pyramid fringed by two ziggurat-style towers as you travel down the far end of the Strip away from downtown. The place is the Luxor Hotel, one of the pioneer mega-hotels in Las Vegas. The hotel started its operation in 1993 – an eternity for Las Vegas – but current renovations have made it a modern, modern design classic. It features a replica of the Great Sphinx of Giza that reaches 110 feet into the air as well as an obelisk that measures 144 feet in height for the Egyptian-themed hotel. Surrounding the world’s largest open atrium, the guest rooms are laid out around the walls of the pyramid. Make sure to check out the Luxor Sky Beam, if you’re at the Luxor at night – it is visible to aircraft up to 275 miles away in Los Angeles as the beam of light is so strong.
You will see The Venetian on the right by just heading back up the Strip past the MGM Grand. As far as this is possible, this is outlined to double the opulence of the original, consist having replicas of famous Venetian landmarks including the Palazzo Ducale, the St. Mark’s Campanile, the Rialto Bridge and Piazzetta Di San Marco. Stretch your legs around inside and watch the Doges mixed with the guests or take a ride on the authentic gondolas that glide gracefully down the Grand Canal.
You will soon get a glimpse of the Bellagio coming into view if you cross over the Strip and pace back down the way you came. Influenced by the town of Bellagio, which lies on the banks of Lake Como, this is one of the grandest hotels on the Strip. Before you ever come into the hotel itself, the experience starts right away – you’ll witness an 8-acre lake in front of the hotel, with the eye-catching Fountains of Bellagio dancing in the middle. Marvel at the Fiori Di Como upon entering into the resort, and a field of hand-blown glass flowers that cloaks the lobby ceiling. The Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art is also worthwhile paying a visit – which spotlights artwork that is borrowed from various private collections and museums around the world.