Daily Wanderlust: The Las Vegas Skyline at Night

Written by on July 20, 2012 in Destinations - 4 Comments

Las Vegas … just thinking about my old home makes me nostalgic for the bright blue sky … the dusty desert … the palm trees.

By day, Las Vegas is colorful, thanks to nature. But, by night, its an entirely different story. When the sun sinks behind Mt. Charleston, the lights come on. Every hotel’s marquees flash enticing messages. The Luxor spotlight shoots into the sky.

Perhaps the best way to catch a glimpse of the city is from above. I am partial to landing at night and sitting on the right side of the plane where I am treated to a spectacular view of the entire valley.

But, when not in the air, one of the best spots to see the city, particularly The Strip, is from The Top of the World restaurant. At a not-so-shabby 1,000 feet above Las Vegas Blvd. and rotating oh-so-slowly, the nighttime view from the restaurant is one for the books.

Las Vegas at night,  viewed from The Stratosphere

About the Author

Diana Edelman is a travel writer and expat currently residing in Chiang Mai, Thailand. She is a former career breaker and long term solo traveler. Today, she helps promote responsible elephant tourism and is the co-founder of #RTTC, a weekly chat on Twitter focusing on responsible tourism. When she isn’t writing, Diana handles the PR and social media for Save Elephant Foundation, which runs the popular Elephant Nature Park. Her writing as appeared in About.com, Thought Catalog, The Huffington Post, Matador Network, Travel + Escape, Luna Luna, Vegas Seven, World Nomads, Viator, CheapOair, OneTravel and more.

4 Comments on " Daily Wanderlust: The Las Vegas Skyline at Night "

  1. Waegook Tom July 20, 2012 at 10:18 am · Reply

    So many pretty lights! I totally heart city skylines at night. I trust mimosas/mojitos/margaritas accompanied the taking of this image? Preferably all three.

    • Diana July 21, 2012 at 3:10 am · Reply

      YES. Wine. Lots and lots of wine.

  2. Margyle July 21, 2012 at 6:43 pm · Reply

    Reminds me a lot of Tokyo at night, except oddly Vegas looks tame lol. Crazy how much it changes from day to night!

    • Diana July 22, 2012 at 11:40 pm · Reply

      Vegas’ skyline is just one big burst and that’s it. Unless you count Downtown, but it is so small. It does change so dramatically.

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