Four miles of bright lights and debauchery
Noteworthy for: The El Rancho Vegas was the first casino to open on the infamous Strip in 1941. Destroyed by a fire during the 60s, the site now houses The Hilton Grand Vacation Club.
The Strip - also known as Las Vegas Boulevard South - is the brash, beating heart of Sin City. From tip to titillating tip, this infamous drag showcases more themed megahotels than you can point a plastic Excalibur sword at along with a mind-boggling array of all-night entertainment venues that launched (or regenerated) the careers of stars from Frank Sinatra to Elton John.
Incredibly, 18 of the world's 25 largest hotels are located on the Strip, from the gondola-filled canals of The Venetian to the the pseudo-ancient Roman pillars of Caesar's Palace. Some of the best-value casino hotels (Luxur, Excalibur) lie at the happening southern end of the Strip, while center-Strip hotels (Bellagio, Caesar's Palace, The Mirage) boast some of the hottest clubs and in-demand shows. To the north, the Stratosphere Tower commands the ultimate view of the debauchery unfolding below. Top up your yard glass at a daiquiri dispenser, and enjoy the ride.