Whether you’re an avid planker, or you want to get the perfect Facebook profile picture or just want to impress your friends and prove that “Yes, I was there,” there are many spots in Vegas for breathtaking, silly or otherwise unique portrait opportunities. Here is but a sampling of locations:
Very Big Views:
Voodoo Lounge - Besides being a cool place to hang out, the balcony area at the Rio’s Voodoo Lounge provides some of the best views of Las Vegas and a great backdrop. Your friends will all be jealous.
Also try: Ghostbar at the Palms. It’s located 55 stories up with similar views of the Valley and Strip.
Foundation Room – One of the classiest and most exclusive clubs in Vegas, the Foundation Room is on the 43rd floor of Mandalay Bay and provides some great views of the Strip and Las Vegas Valley. Since Mandalay Bay is at the extreme South end of The Strip, you’ll be getting a great view as your backdrop.
Stratosphere - Of course, the tallest structure in Las Vegas is going to give you a great view of Vegas, including the Strip as viewed from the north. The Top of the World restaurant or the observation deck are your best bets.
Interesting Backdrops and Colorful Characters:
Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas – There are many large public art installations throughout the Cosmopolitan that are perfect photo opportunities. Want to pose by a giant high-heeled shoe? Under gigantic fluttering strips of red ribbon? Hanging out with giant dogs? You can take some of the quirkiest photos here.
Also try: Public art located throughout Aria, including an artful explosion of canoes and a giant typewriter eraser. There are also the many Roman-style statues at Caesars Palace and The Forum Shops that are just begging for you to pose around them.
Neon Museum Boneyard – Although you have to schedule a photo shoot with the Neon Museum ahead of time, the opportunity – especially for photo enthusiasts and professionals – will be worth it. Did you know it’s also a cute place for wedding photos?
Gold Diggers Lounge – This Golden Nugget nightlife spot is one of the swankiest under the Fremont Street Experience canopy. The patio is a great place to hang out with friends and have a few drinks, catch the FSE show and snap that perfect photo.
Also try: Lucky Lookout Balcony at Fitzgeralds.
Costumed Performers - These guys hang out on the Strip too, but you’ll find a greater concentration of people dressed as Iron Man, KISS, Dracula, Chewbacca and other colorful characters under the Fremont Street Experience canopy. Hopefully, you can snap a pic with your favorite cartoon character or rock star during one of the canopy shows and get the best of both worlds.
Also try: Get a picture with Lucky the Leprechaun outside of O’Sheas on The Strip, performers at Circus Circus, impersonators at Imperial Palace or the mimes and singers at The Venetian’s lovely Grand Canal Shoppes.
The Obvious Choice:
Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Nevada Sign – It’s the most iconic symbol of this town. You have to take your picture here at least once if you visit Las Vegas. It might even be the law.
OK, it isn’t the law. But it should be.
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