When you want to see Las Vegas, it’s best to head to the rooftops. Fans of desert vistas at sunset and 15,000 miles of neon look up to the highest perches in the city for jawbreaking, picture-perfect views. Want to head upward? Here’s a look at the top five views of Las Vegas. Some of them are not meant for those with a fear of heights.
1 Top of the World
Shoot up to the top of the Stratosphere for dinner at Top of the World, the restaurant that sits 844 feet in the air. The Strat is the tallest building west of the Mississippi River, so the views of the Strip, and the entire Las Vegas Valley, are unrivaled. This can be quite a romantic place as well with a wine list that gets the nod from Wine Spectator.
It’s a world-class dining experience and a chic lounge all wrapped into two locales on the 64th floor of THEhotel at Mandalay Bay. Your views looking north toward the Strip will give you a new perspective of the Las Vegas Strip. The restaurant, bathed in white and run by French chef Alain Ducasse, and the lounge, decked out in red, offer outdoor seating to get as close to the view as possible. We urge you to check out the bathrooms as well. Each features floor-to-ceiling windows in each of the stalls for a view while you relieve yourself.
3 Foundation Room
The Foundation Room on the top floor at Mandalay Bay is an 18,000-square foot space overlooking the Strip as well. A portion of the membership fees to this exclusive, fine-dining area, which includes a lounge, a banquet room, a media center and several intimate dining spaces, supports the programs of The International House of Blues Foundation, the non-profit arm of HOB Entertainment Inc.