The Strip, officially called Las Vegas Boulevard, is a stretch of the Las Vegas Boulevard that is estimated to be a distance of 4.2 miles (6.8 km), roughly between Sahara Avenue and Russell Road.
The iconic Las Vegas Strip houses most of the iconic hotels and tourist attractions, including the 15,000 miles of neon tubing. But surprisingly, the Strip is technically not in Las Vegas, but in Paradise, Nevada.
The connecting hotel complexes comprise a variety of restaurants, shops, and venues for performing musicians, comedians, and circus-style acts. Attractions like the soaring choreographed Fountains of Bellagio and the High Roller observation wheel draw crowds.
One can also pay a visit to the Stratosphere, which at 1,149 feet, is the tallest observation tower in the United States.
More than 41 million people are said to visit Las Vegas each year, making the Las Vegas Strip the most visited tourist attraction in the world, beating New York City’s Times Square and Paris’ Eiffel Tower.