A Walk Down the Las Vegas Strip in Photos

I was in Las Vegas this January, and while I was in the city I could have swore I had a couple dozen blog posts that I could have gotten around to writing.  There is just such a strange assortment of people and attractions in Vegas that it makes for a really interesting place to write about.  However, as is often the case in my life, I got distracted by other things to write about.  One thing I did want to get out onto the site were some of the photos I took while in Vegas.  I didn’t take nearly as many as I would like to have, but I think I captured some cool sights.  Enjoy.

One of my favourite things about Vegas are all the old hotels and motels. Of course, most of the hotels in town are of the grande style like the South Point Hotel, Casino, and Spa.  However, if you go just off the strip, or well down it, you’ll still find a lot of these colourful places.  This is the quirky side of Vegas that I love.  

Las Vegas, tacos mexico

Again, far away from the glitz and glam of the city there are places like Tacos Mexico. These are the places that, for me, make Las Vegas so unique. You can go from one of the most extravagant hotels in the world, and then have a humble place like this in its shadows.

Las Vegas, old strip, vintage

The above photo, for me screams “Old Las Vegas”. There is something that creating a vintage look to the photos of this part of town do to the imagination. Looking at it brings me to the old movies of Las Vegas in it’s “wild wild west” days. The Sahara hotel, for many, is a symbol of old Las Vegas.

Of course what would Las Vegas be without the lights of The Strip? On The Strip there is no need to “use your imagination” as the world explodes in life right in front of your eyes. Luxurious hotels, dazzling light shows and beautiful people make The Strip one of the most entertaining streets in the entire world.

I love the excited cries heard around the Bellagio each time the music comes to life and people know what’s about to happen. The fountains pop to life to the tune of classic music. It’s grande show is seems too spectacular to be something that happens every 20 minutes or so, but it is. Few things say “new Las Vegas” to me than this display.

Las Vegas, Venetian Hotel

Of course, no trip to Las Vegas would be complete without getting completely lost inside of one of the many hotel/casinos; and it’s not hard to do. These buildings are carefully constructed to make sure that you explore every inch, whether you like it or not. Luckily, many of these casino/hotels are some of the most stunning buildings in the world. One of the favourites, the Venetian, is definitely on the list of must see spots in Las Vegas.

Vegas is a place of dreams. But unlike many places in the world, you don’t exactly have to seek out excitment. In Vegas it pops out at you from every corner on every street. Las Vegas is a wild ride, and whether or not you gamble, you’ll have a hard time finding a minute pass that you are not completely entertained.

Author: Brendan van Son

Author: Brendan van Son is a travel writer and photographer from Alberta, Canada. He has visited 6 of the 7 continents and more countries than he has the desire to count. Check out his profile on . for a little bit more about him.

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  1. Vegas was awesome when I visited back in 2004. This August I’m heading there again to catch the “O” show by Cirque du Soleil and just take tons of photos :) – didn’t have time back in 2004, I was too awed, not to mention winning a small amount in a casino :)

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  2. Cool pics, cool town.

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  3. Vegas is a crazy place. So much history – some exciting and some real dark. You are right on The Venetian – real nice hotel with a good atmosphere and rooms.

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