236. Las Vegas Strip

What is the Las Vegas Strip? 

The Las Vegas Strip is a 4.2 mile stretch of South Las Vegas Boulevard that contains seemingly endless casinos, hotels and shops. There are 29 casinos, many of them enormous, on the strip and countless others within a stone's throw.

What is the Las Vegas Strip like?

It is utterly unique. It's like being on another planet.

Where is the Las Vegas Strip?

Nevada, USA

When did we go?

February 2009 and July 2016

How did we get there? 

Pete and I first went to Las Vegas for my birthday in February 2009. We stayed a few days and then drove to the Grand Canyon (13) for a few nights, stopping at the Hoover Dam on the way. We went back in 2016 for my sister's 40th birthday.

Worth noting 

Do not miss The Beatles Love show at The Mirage. You can't see it anywhere else as far as I know. I am not usually a fan of Cirque de Soleil but Love is simply fantastic. 

Where was the Las Vegas Strip in the 2015 edition of the Ultimate Travelist?

It was a new entry in 2020.

Does the Las Vegas Strip deserve its place in the 2020 Lonely Planet Top 500?