Situated in Nevada’s Mojave Desert, Las Vegas is a renowned resort city famed for its 24-hour casinos, vibrant nightlife, and live entertainment. While this glitzy city is always evolving, it does offer iconic landmarks that are must-see experiences for every visitor.

High Roller

Opened in 2014, the High Roller observation wheel is a Vegas newcomer, but it already eclipses the Singapore Flyer and London Eye in sheer size. At 520 feet, the High Roller is the world’s tallest observation wheel. It sits parallel to Las Vegas Boulevard and takes 30 minutes to complete one revolution. The 28 glass-enclosed cabins offer breathtaking views of Vegas and the Strip.

Book a room at the LINQ Hotel & Casino for convenient access to the High Roller. Other nearby hotels include Harrah’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino and Flamingo Las Vegas.

Golden Gate Casino
Golden Gate Casino on Fremont Street in Las Vegas.

Golden Gate Casino

Located at One Fremont Street, the Golden Gate Casino is where Las Vegas began. In 1905, a land auction gave birth to the hotel, with room and board costing just $1 per day. In 1907, the first telephone line was installed at One Fremont Street (then known as Hotel Nevada). Sadly, gambling was outlawed in 1910, but the hotel persisted. The property featured a large outdoor electric sign in 1927, which was a precursor to the neon lights you see in Vegas.

Today, the Golden Gate Hotel & Casino combines vintage Vegas with contemporary luxury. Visit the lobby to view artifacts from those early days and, if you’d like, book a room at what’s been referred to as one of the hottest boutique hotels in the city.

Bellagio Fountains
The Bellagio Fountains at night.

Bellagio Fountains

No trip to Vegas is complete without a stop at the Fountains of Bellagio. The Bellagio fountains are a spectacular treat for the senses. The show boasts expertly choreographed music, water, and light that combine to mesmerize visitors. Each performance is unique and open to different interpretations, so you never have the same experience twice.

Shows take place from 3 to 8 p.m. every half-hour Monday through Friday and every 15 minutes from 8 p.m. to midnight. Hours extend on weekends.

To make sure you see this aquatic accomplishment up close, reserve a room at the Bellagio. Other nearby accommodations include Paris Las Vegas and Vdara Hotel & Spa.

With so many memorable sights, iconic landmarks, and world-class performances, you could spend a month in Las Vegas and still have so much more to explore! Plan your perfect Vegas getaway from accommodations and attractions to tours and transportation right here on GoDoTrip.