Las Vegas is a crazy, off the wall place. It’s nickname is “Sin City” so for people who don’t want to gamble or party, there is a misconception that Las Vegas won’t be for them.

This thought not be more wrong. If it’s one thing Vegas has, it’s something for everyone.  The variety in this city is unreal and makes for a photographer’s dream. And I mean if you’re into night photography, OMG the possibilities! Even for the iPhone camera user there’s is so much to snap.

1. Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas

If you don’t stop for a photo at this sign did you even go to Las Vegas?

This is a FREE attraction and there is actually a little parking lot so it is easily accessible. It is located on Las Vegas Boulevard South not too far from Mandalay Bay.

I went around 7:30 am and there was one other group there. By the time I was leaving at about 8am a line was starting to form.

Standing at "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign

Welcome to Las Vegas!



2. Seven Magic Mountains

A creative expression of human presence in the desert by Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone. The installation was originally only supposed to be up for 2 years, but has been extended due to its’ success.

The first time I went to this location was in 2017, about a year after it had opened. I went around 7:30 am and there was already quite a few people there. I was luckily enough to go back during my recent trip and got there for around the same time of day. This go around people didn’t start to flock here until about 9am.

The site is a 30 minute drive from the Las Vegas Strip.


standing at Seven Magic Mountains

Seven magic Mountains, Art installation by Ugo Rondinone


3. The High Roller at The Linq Promenade

The World’s Tallest Observation wheel. It’s bigger than the London Eye by 107 feet!! You get panoramic view of Las Vegas. The entire rotation takes 30 minutes. If you choose, you can opt for an open bar.

I went about 10 minutes before sunset and luckily there was no line.  I was able to see the strip as it turned to night and all the lights lit up.

Vegas lights at night from High Roller

High Roller observation wheel



4. Neon Sign Museum

A place for old Vegas signs to be preserved. It really was awesome to see some of the signs promoting things like “cooler TV” oh have times have changed!

I went here in the afternoon and there were more workers than people at the museum! I can’t believe this isn’t a more popular spot. Or perhaps they do a really good job of staggering guests!

Neon Museum

Neon Museum

5. Valley of Fire State Park

A 1 hour drive from The strip lies Valley of Fire State Park. The fiery red stones and amazing rock formations make for amazing photos. If you can, I recommend devoting a full day here. There are hikes and camping throughout the 40,000 acres.

Day entry costs $10 per car.

sitting on rock, valley of fire

Valley of Fire



6. Freemont East

Murals and Art are strewn across this district.

Life is beautiful mural, Las Vegas

Old building on Freemont Street

 7.  Arts District

Vibrant murals and retro motels make for some pretty awesome photo opps.

building in Las Vegas Arts District

Las Vegas Arts District

Gaia Flowers, Las Vegas Arts District

Gaia Flowers, Las Vegas Arts District


High Hat Motel

High Hat Motel


8.  Europe on The Strip

Pretend you’re touring Europe and check out Paris, Caesars Palace and  The Venetian.

Fake trevi fountain Las Vegas

Trevi fountain at Caesar’s Palace


The Venetian Las Vegas

The Venetian

standing in front of fake Eiffel Tower in Las Vegas

fake Eiffel Tower



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