Given that it is, according to many sources, the most popular tourist attraction in the entire world, the task of pitching the Las Vegas Strip as a premier destination almost seems unnecessary. Nevertheless, we can’t help but say a few things about this place, which is unlike any other. The term “Disney Land for adults” might be overused, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t apt.
All forms of entertainment flourish in the eccentric oasis that is The Strip. Visitors find themselves struck, suddenly impelled to do things they’d never imagined. No one dreams about eating at a restaurant with live sharks, riding a rooftop rollercoaster, or getting photographed with a cold million in cash. But once you learn such things are out there…
Vegas is more than just casinos. More and more people have discovered the wealth of things to do in the city that don’t require putting your own wealth on the line. With world-class cabarets, incredible food, and a neverending carousel of performances by famous musicians and entertainers, every night stands a chance of being unforgettable.
A city built for tourism, Las Vegas has a multitude of options when it comes to accommodation. Staying in a casino is by no means your only option. Here is a list of 10 alternatives, places near The Strip where you can feel right at home on your Las Vegas vacation.
Palatial Home In Gated Community$1,700/nightly avg
This incredible home might just rival The Strip itself in terms of things to do. There are activities and room for all, even when filled to capacity. These include poker tables, air hockey, arcade games, putting green, pool (both the water and billiard types), a volleyball court, and more.
Vegas is all about having fun and, whatever game makes you smile, this place has it. We don’t have the space here to go over all 10 bedrooms (each with a queen bed or larger), but rest assured each has everything you need. As grandly and gaudily decorated as the casinos 10 minutes down the road, this is a great base for a large group of travelers ready to live it up.
Cloud-Scraping Condo On The 55th Floor$824/nightly avg
This penthouse is perfect for a group looking to rise above it all. Relax on the sofa or look out onto an ocean of neon from 55th-floor windows. The apartment has two rooms with king-size beds, plus a fold-out sofa for additional guests.
It is the pinnacle of Vdara, a hotel and spa in the center of the strip. Walk to one of The Strip’s many fine restaurants or prepare a home-cooked meal in the modern kitchen. You’ll save a lot on taxi fares by electing to stay right here, in the thick of it.
Couple’s Corner Penthouse$283/nightly avg
The Strip has countless worthwhile sights. You can see many of them from the balcony of this 31st-floor penthouse.
The condo is not a studio but a genuine one-bedroom apartment. Said bedroom has an ensuite king-size bed, but the sofa in the main room can also accommodate two guests. This makes the place great for a couple. Perfectly situated for enjoying “daylife” attractions like Wet Republic and Top Golf as well as nightlife in The Strip’s clubs and casinos. MGM is just a few short steps away.
Quiet Villa Just Off The Strip$305/nightly avg
Yes, peace and quiet can be found even in the heart of Las Vegas. This villa offers just that without sacrificing access to all the action. The accommodation consists of two king bedrooms, a kitchen, and a common room with a fold-out bed for additional guests.
Whether you’re coming with friends or family, this is a fine choice. The complex has several pools and hot tubs shared between the various villas on the site. A free shuttle will carry you to various parts of The Strip. Closer still is The LINQ, a new complex boasting, among other things, the world’s tallest Ferris wheel.
Massive Penthouse With Luxury Amenities$288/nightly avg
Live in the lap of luxury in this 2,100-square-foot suite. There’s plenty of room to put your feet up and entertain guests, making it a great place to take a break between adventures. The condo consists of two bedrooms and a common area/kitchen, all united with a wrap-around balcony.
Each of the two spacious bathrooms has a jetted tub and stylish couples’ sinks. Downstairs, you will find indoor and outdoor pools and easy access to The Strip itself. Bellagio is but 10 minutes away by foot.
Suite At Family-Friendly Resort$118/nightly avg
One and a half blocks from The Strip, this two-bedroom suite is ideal for a small family keen to discover all the city has to offer. If you fill up the king and queen rooms, smaller guests will be comfortable on the futon.
Cook a hearty meal in the small but functional kitchen and enjoy it on your own private balcony. The resort itself is small and friendly. You will find everything you’d expect in such a place, including pools, game rooms, and fitness studios.
Palms Place Penthouse$688/nightly avg
Sit comfortably 500 feet above the fray in this lovely penthouse condo. The place has three different beds and it’s honestly difficult to say which is best. There is of course a master suite with a king-size bed and balcony, but another option is the equally large day bed with just a set of sliding doors between it and the balcony jacuzzi. Finally, the living room has an unfathomably rich circular California king, complete with Swarovski crystals.
The kitchen is fittingly modern and awe-inspiringly grand. Great for a couple looking to have fun all by themselves or a group of friends ready to bask in luxury.
The condo is a part of the Palms Place resort and casino. Guests are encouraged to visit all the amenities found downstairs or strike out on their own to discover what the many nearby establishments have to offer.
Remodeled Condo At Raiders Stadium$139/nightly avg
About 2 miles east of The Strip, this condo is an eminently practical place to stay while discovering Las Vegas. It is found in a safe, quiet, gated community that is close enough to the action but secluded enough to ensure you could get some work done or at least sleep soundly.
All the furniture is new, from the king-size master to the queen room and living area furnishings. An extra guest will sleep well on the new futon. An excellent option for a family or small group looking for a simple home in a very complicated city.
Two-Story Penthouse At Vdara$756/nightly avg
Another fine option at Vdara, a non-gaming hotel, this two-story penthouse offers commanding views of The Strip. Windows on both sides allow visitors to take in not only the city but the mountains as well.
Stylish decor from the kitchen to the bathrooms stamp these rooms with the indelible mark of luxury. The upstairs master, with its king-size bed and enviable bathroom with deep soaking tub, is definitely a highlight, but additional guests should be quite pleased with the king-size fold-out futon on the lower level.
The location can’t be beat, and Vdara’s amenities offer a great respite from whatever you’ll get up to on the outside.
Comfortable Condo Near Convention Center$120/nightly avg
Closer to the city’s convention center and university, this no-frills condo is about 2 miles away from The Strip. That places it in a quieter part of town without putting anything out of reach. Airport access is particularly easy.
The kitchen is ready to use and all kinds of grocery stores populate the local area. Visitors get to sleep in a king-size bed and there is a queen-size air mattress for additional guests. This is a great option for a couple or small group visiting the city for a convention or university event who wants to be able to cook a few meals while not giving up access to the wonders of The Strip.
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