We all know a vacation means we need to find the best photo selfie spots. “A picture speaks a thousand words” can be best described in Las Vegas. Amidst all the glamour, glitz, casinos, and endless entertainment options, you are sure to find a dozen of picturesque spots that will make you the envy of friends and family. Las Vegas offers plenty of photo opportunities and selfie spots – from colorful art installations and natural desert landscapes to extravagant themed hotels.
We have rounded up some of the best spots in Las Vegas for creating the perfect photo selfie spots and photo-ops.
Welcome To Las Vegas Sign
Imagine getting a fantastic photo opportunity right at the beginning of your Vegas trip. The “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign is at the southern end of Las Vegas Boulevard, which is about 1.5 miles from the south end of the Strip. Just be aware that the line for taking pictures is pretty long. You’ll be glad you waited when you can announce your arrival to the world on your social channels. (Kachelriess, 2020)
Location – 5200 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89119
Seven Magic Mountains
Consider yourself lucky because originally Seven Magic Mountains installation was only supposed to be on view until 2018, but its popularity amongst visitors has extended its schedule till the end of 2021. A 30-foot-tall installation by Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone is a memorable sight and can easily be during daylight hours. You can easily spot the multi-colored rocks on your drive from Vegas to LA. Now, here is a great trick to getting the entire installation as the backdrop – walk past these mountains and stand around one of the Joshua trees and click the best picture. (Blogger C., 2020)
Location – S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89054
The museum is famous for its historical “bones”, or the neon signs and letters from Las Vegas days gone by. Most visitors include it in their must visit places to explore because it offers a unique look into the city’s fascinating history of bright lights and casinos transporting you back in time. Each neon sign is photo-worthy, colorful and unique and a one-of-a-kind photo op. Note that photography is limited here. It’s restricted for personal use unless you hire a professional and make arrangements accordingly. (Blogger C. 2020)
Location – 770 Las Vegas Blvd N, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Who knew you could explore the beauty of Europe sitting in Las Vegas? Inspired by the aesthetics of gorgeous landmarks in Italy, the Venetian is a luxury hotel located in the heart of the Las Vegas strip. The water stream flowing around the hotel makes for a great picture spot. The hotel is massive, so you don’t have to wait for a crowd-free area for picture taking. From giant columns to Roman era statues and gondolas, be ready to visit far-away places with the click of your heels. (Blogger C. 2020)
Location – 3355 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
The best thing about the Bellagio Fountains is that it is a free Las Vegas “show”. Thousands of gallons of water shoot straight up in the air in a choreographed motion synced with music. It plays every 15-30 minutes, depending on the hour of the day. You can click as many pictures as you desire and enjoy the show from the sidewalks of the Strip or the patio decks of the hotel’s restaurants like Prime, Yellowtail, Picasso, etc. (Kachelriess, 2020)
Location – 3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
New York New York
New York New York casino is one of the places that stands out on the Strip. It highlights New York City’s famous Manhattan skyline along with the Statue of Liberty and a giant roller coaster in front of it. The entire combination makes it look iconic and it belongs on the most clickable list. (Harding, 2019)
Location – 3790 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Fremont Street Experience, Downtown
The five-block pedestrian mall is covered with glittering lights mirroring Downtown’s famous casinos. Choose any spot and you will get a vibrant backdrop for your selfie. There are tons of options for clicking pics. You will see street performers, live bands, a zipline, a video screen ceiling, and Vegas Vic – the famous neon smoking cowboy. (Kachelriess, 2020)
Location – 425 Fremont St Ste 250, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Known as the “Heart of the Arts”, Symphony Park is home to The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, DISCOVERY Children’s Museum and the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. Symphony Park is the first major open space within downtown Las Vegas and is quickly becoming Las Vegas’ urban central park, a beautifully landscaped area that encourages outdoor social interaction – adjacent to The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. Those who love bright colors don’t fight the urge to pitstop at the rainbow-colored pipes beautifully stacked, complimenting the green grass at the park. The 61-acre site is located in the downtown area. Be sure to include it in your list of selfie spots when exploring Downtown. (Symphony Park 2018)
Location – 361 Symphony Park Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89106
The Cosmopolitan is the only luxury hotel in Vegas that offers open-air balconies on the Strip. If you decide to stay at this property, we suggest you ask for a north-facing suite. Your photographs can capture a view that includes the Eiffel Tower, Bellagio fountains, and High Roller wheel. (Kachelriess, 2020)
Location – 3708 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Treasure Island Shipwreck
The lesser-known spot for a great picture is Treasure Island Shipwreck, located at the Treasure Island Casino along Las Vegas Blvd. You can take a selfie with two significant shipwrecks and a bridge linking the two. (Harding, 2019)
Location – 3300 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109
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Harding, L. G. (2019, August 7). 20 Best Instagram Spots in Las Vegas – A Local’s Guide! My Perfect Itinerary. https://myperfectitinerary.com/best-las-vegas-photo-spots/.