Las Vegas Architecture Vacations

Las Vegas Architecture Vacations
In the midst of the glare of neon lights and a plethora of sights, Las Vegas also boasts an array of architectural marvels. Vacationers can visit the downtown area for historic landmarks or stop by and play at the casinos and stay in luxurious accommodations within replicas of iconic structures found in New York, Paris, Egypt and Italy. Hotel amenities include swimming pools, perfect for stress-melting laps after a day of sightseeing or gaming.

Luxor Hotel

With 29 million cubic feet of open space, the Luxor Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas is a magnificent structure and an awesome place to stay for a vacation. The hotel stands 350 feet above the city and has a beam of bright light shining from its top. Guests staying at this modern-day Egyptian pyramid are treated to over 2,200 rooms with oversized showers, a choice between one king or two queen-size beds and high-speed Internet capability. Amenities include four swimming pools, a whirlpool and a spa for luxurious respite from the city's excitement. A host of casual and fine dining options serving Asian fare, burgers, New York-style deli-type foods, casino-level 24-hour café, steak and seafood are available.

Luxor Hotel & Casino
3900 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 262-4444


Paris Las Vegas

For a taste of Paris in America, vacationers can head to the cluster of replicas of Parisian landmarks in Las Vegas. Among the popular architectural wonders is the Eiffel Tower, which is half the size of the original one in France and boasts the Eiffel Tower Restaurant where patrons can dine on Continental fare and sip wine while enjoying majestic views. The scaled-down versions of the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre façade, the Paris Opera House façade, Alexander III Bridge and Hotel de Ville (Paris City Hall) add to the Parisian aura in the Nevada desert. Aside from the premium linens and custom European furnishings in the rooms, guests staying at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino will delight in the two-acre rooftop pool and the relaxing spa treatments at Paris Spa by Mandara.

Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
3655 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(877) 603-4386

Stratosphere Las Vegas

Standing at 1,149 feet, the Stratosphere Las Vegas Hotel & Casino is the tallest observation tower in the U.S. Resembling the Space Needle in Seattle, this stunning example of modern architecture offers awe-inspiring 360-degree views from elevators that climb up indoor/outdoor observation decks and the Top of the World Restaurant where patrons can enjoy Continental fare, steaks and seafood as the venue revolves 800 feet above Vegas. The Stratosphere features an 80,000-square-foot casino, swimming pools, live shows, a fitness center and a spa with a full-service salon. The rooftop houses a trio of thrilling amusement park--type rides--Big Shot, X-Scream and Insanity.

Stratosphere Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
2000 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89104
(702) 380-7777

Historic Landmarks

Older buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places can be found in downtown Las Vegas. Visitors to the Old Vegas Mormon Historic Park at 500 E. Washington St. can see the Old Mormon Adobe Fort, the first permanent site for non-native settlers in the Valley. Between Second and Fourth Streets, 12 out of the original 64 railroad cottages still stand. Built in 1900, these buildings housed railroad workers before World War I.


Article Written By Cristina Dimen

Cristina Dimen is a freelance writer and editor with more than 20 years of experience. She honed her skills within the publishing and advertising industries and non-profit sector. She served as an editor for a trade magazine and recruiter for editorial and print production staffing. She received her bachelor's degree in marketing from State University of New York - Empire State College.

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