Las Vegas Instagram Spots: Top 9 Locations You Can’t Miss
Last Updated on April 9, 2021 by Dana Berez
Las Vegas Instagram Spots
Las Vegas has plenty of fun corners to take photos It is so fun because Las Vegas has expansive hotels and casinos that are so over the top with lavish designs and themes. You can be transported anywhere from Paris, Venice, ancient Rome, and even back to NYC!
These are my top favorite Las Vegas Instagram Spots that you can find mostly on the strip but also beyond! Hope you enjoy the list. Now, let’s get into the list.
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1. Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign
Can you say you went to Vegas and not take a photo in front of the “Welcome to Las Vegas Sign.”? While a bit cliche, it’s just so fun and super Instagram worthy. This would not be a Las Vegas Instagram Spots post without this one!
Where is the Las Vegas Welcome sign?
The Las Vegas Welcome sign is located where the Las Vegas strip stars, at the most southern part of the strip. It’s actually right next to the airport.
While it’s on the strip, it’s pretty far from the majority of hotels, and walking there would take quite a while. The easiest way to get there is by taking an Uber. There are even parking spaces if you have rented a car for the weekend.
Photo Tips: I visited the sign twice during completely different times. The first time was during the day around 10 AM, and the other was during sunset.
Both times were equally as busy, so expect there to be a line. You can skip the line if you veer off to the sides to take your photo. But the line doesn’t take too long so don’t worry about getting a shot. In fact, the process of getting a photo at this Instagram Spot is very organized!
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2. High Roller Las Vegas
One of the best ways to get a view of the entire strip is getting on the “High Roller” experience at Linq. The Linq is a ‘Ferris wheel’ type structure that features rotating pods.
I was surprised at how big the inside of the pod was. So getting an IG photo when you reach the top is a must because you will have a birdseye view of the strip.
If you really want to have fun on the High Roller, you can opt for a “Happy Half Hour” ticket that includes unlimited drinks with your very own bartender.
These tickets are available Monday-Thursday 4 PM-midnight and Friday-Sunday noon-midnight.
Plus, you can skip the line with this ticket!
3. Paris Eiffel Tower In Las Vegas
I love how Vegas makes you feel like you are in so many places at once. And if you want to be in Paris, Vegas has you covered with the almost true-to-size Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe from the Paris Hotel & Casino.
Personally, I loved capturing “Paris” at night to have all the lights illuminate. You can find this spot across the street from the Paris hotel at the Bellagio.
And you can also go behind the Bellagio fountain for another view.
4. Bellagio Fountains at Bellagio Hotel
Watching the Bellagio Fountains water and light show in Vegas is a staple. Each water show is unique and has different music and effects, so no matter how many times you have seen it, the show will always be new.
It’s also not hard to miss as they go off every 15 to 30 minutes. The show starts at 3 PM Monday – Friday, noon on Saturdays, and 11 AM on Sunday.
The problem with taking photos here is that it gets crowded no matter what time you see the show.
That being said, I would recommend getting there at least 5-10 minutes before the show starts to secure your spot. But once the fountains go off you’ll lose it pretty quickly.
If you go near the corners you might have better luck away from the crowds.
5. Bellagio View
You can capture the Bellagio fountains and a hint of Paris from this viewpoint at the Bellagio Hotel It is located just across from the main entrance. You will find a beautiful balcony overlooking the strip.
Taking photos during the day is always bright and beautiful, but my pro tip is to come in the early morning hours. Photo number two was taken around 7 AM and the lighting was just gorgeous.
Which photo do you like more? Let me know in the comments.
6. St. Marks Square at the Grand Canal Shops
Want to be transported to Venice? Then head inside the Venetian hotel to the Grand Canal shops where you can find plenty of cute corners for photos and interior gondola rides.
I added in a cone of Gelato and it made me feel like I was walking around Italy. There are over 160 shops and plenty of restaurants so if you are headed to Vegas in the summer, this would be a great place to hide from the heat.
7. Venetian Gothic Columns
This architectural style can be found at the Doge’s Palace in Venice and the Venetian does a great job bringing the style to the Vegas Strip.
The entrance is right next to Tao Restaurant, and nearby to the Grand Canal Shops. (You can definitely shoot both in the same trip) There are plenty of fun angles you can play around with and you get an impressive view of the strip.
Tip: I took photos here in the morning and was hard to see with the shadows. The lighting would be beautiful during the late afternoon and sunset for a glow.
8. Gondola Rides at the Venetian Las Vegas
Gondola rides in Vegas? I have to admit the dedication to the hotel themes in Vegas is just on point! When you snap a photo overlooking the Gondolas at the Venetian Hotel, it really does look like you are in Venice overlooking the Campanile tower.
I also love the color of the water here, it’s a perfect photo op. You can also opt to take a Gondola ride and be serenaded. To save some money on the ticket, go on a weekday.
Prices start at $29.00 a person Monday – Thursday, and $36.00 Friday – Sunday. Reservations must be made in person.
9. Seven Magic Mountains
While technically not on the strip, it is worth the 25-minute drive to see these colorful rocks in the desert. Did I actually just type that? It really is just colored rocks in the middle of the desert, but the photo ideas here are endless.
Seven Magic Mountains are actually a large-scale art installation 10 miles out of Las Vegas. The mountains were only supposed to be on display for two years, but due to their success, they are now on an extension plan through the end of 2021.
And did you know the other Magic Mountain lives in Miami Beach?
Getting here is a bit interesting. I took an Uber to the Seven Magic Mountains and thankfully the driver was nice enough to let us know that we might have a problem requesting a ride back due to lack of cell phone service in the desert.
The ride there was about $24. He then waited for us to take our photos and drove us back. If you do take an Uber, ask for a round trip.
Another option is you can rent a car for a day at the airport, and drive out to Red Rock Canyon as well. I’ve heard it’s actually cheaper than taking the Uber there and back.
Bonus: Lago at The Bellagio Hotel
Snag dinner with a view at Lago, at the Bellagio Hotel. This restaurant offers a front-row seat to the ongoing fountain show where you can dine and watch at the same time, without the crowds from the street.
Lago serves modern cuisine with small plates with bold Italian flavor. They also offer a delicious pre-fixe menu where you can sample the best delicacies.
The dining room does offer floor-to-ceiling windows, but the best seat in the house is the front row on the patio. Be sure to make a reservation and request!
Hope you enjoyed these Vegas Instagram Spots. Have you tried any out? Let me know in the comments.
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