There are so many amazing Las Vegas Instagram spots! From colorful art installations, city views, and themed hotels, here are 15 of the best Instagram spots in Las Vegas!
When you think of Las Vegas, you might think of slot machines, glitzy neon lights, and partying the night away…but in between all the casinos and free-flowing booze (and bucket list experiences) are a trove of Instagram-worthy spots just begging to be photographed. There is no shortage of amazing photo spots in Sin City, and I’ve rounded up all the best Las Vegas Instagram spots here for you!
From extravagant themed hotels (modeled to look like replicas of some of the most famous cities and countries in the world, including Paris and New York City), colorful art installations, city views, and those natural desert landscapes, Las Vegas offers much more than penny slots, drive-through weddings, and pool parties.
Even though some of the casinos themselves are home to some of the best Instagram spots in Las Vegas – you’ll find plenty of photo ops just walking from one to another – there is so much more to photograph, if you just know where to look for the most Instagrammable places in Las Vegas!
I’ve made many, many trips to Vegas over the years, but I’m still constantly finding new and interesting places that I’m dying to photograph on a future trip. You know what they say – “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas” – unless you’re snapping photos at one of these top places to take pictures in Las Vegas, I say!
Want to know where the best Instagram spots in Las Vegas are? Keep on reading, as I’ve rounded up 18 of them for you!
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The Best Las Vegas Instagram Spots
As a color fiend, when I saw these brightly colored pipes on Instagram, I knew that I would have to stop here to snap some photos for myself. This is one of the most colorful and most Instagrammable places in Las Vegas!
This spot stands in front of the Smith Center, the city’s performing arts venue. The pipes, each painted in a different color and at varying heights, stretch on for quite a bit, providing excellent photo opportunities!
There’s a backstory behind what is one of the most colorful Las Vegas photography spots – the installation was constructed by artist Tim Bavington and is meant to symbolize a single note in Aaron Copeland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man.” If you look closely, you’ll see that one of the pipes is left unpainted and meant to represent the end of the composition. I actually found this out after the fact and didn’t look for it, but thought it was cool!
There are so many ways you can photograph these rainbow pipes – I liked how they looked in a row, straight on. You can shoot them from a bit further away so you can see the varying heights. Or, you can shoot up from a lower angle, which gives them a cool perspective as well!
Address: 361 Symphony Park Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89106
The Neon Museum
The Neon Museum is a must on any trip to Las Vegas – not only because it is one of the most Instagrammable places in Las Vegas, but also because it gives you a unique look into the city’s history!
When one thinks of 20th century Las Vegas, they often think of the glittering neon lights that lit up the skyline. Neon signs were introduced in 1929 and enjoyed their heyday between the 1930s-80s. Today’s casinos are mostly illuminated by LED and LCD screens, but do you wonder whatever became of those signs from the Vegas of yesterday?
Well, if you’ve ever wondered (and even if you haven’t, because this is definitely one of the best Instagram spots in Las Vegas), many of these old signs can be seen at the Neon Museum Boneyard. The open-air museum collects, restores, and preserves some of the most iconic signs from back in the day.
It’s definitely one of those places that transport you back in time, and reminded me of the Vegas that I remember from when I was a kid. Plus, the signs are just super photogenic and its retro vibes are super cool, making the Neon Museum one of the most unique places to take pictures in Las Vegas!
You must purchase a ticket in advance online in order to visit the museum. While you can try to get a walk-up ticket, time slots often sell out days in advance, so be sure you book online so you don’t miss your chance to visit one of the most unique Las Vegas photo spots!
There are two admission types: a self-guided general admission ticket, or a guided tour. I’ve done both – the first time I visited the Neon Museum, my dad and I did the guided tour and found it really interesting to hear about the history of Old Vegas and the casinos of yesterday…but, they make you keep moving and don’t give you much time to take many photos.
I ended up coming back a few years later to do the self-guided tour – so that I could get plenty of photo ops for my Instagram feed! Totes worth it, because this is one of the best Instagram spots in Las Vegas!
There are also 15 fully restored signs that light up, but since most of the time slots are in the daytime, chances are you won’t be able to see them very well. If you want to see the signs at night, there is a night tour available – the only way to see them at night is via a guided tour.
They also have a separate Brilliant! Tour that takes place in a separate gallery and is an immersive light and music show.
Some of my favorite signs here: the “In Love” sign from the Moulin Rouge, the old Stardust sign, the silver lamp from the Aladdin, the Sahara sign, the giant Hard Rock guitar, and the Binion’s Horseshoe.
Note: Only cell phone cameras are allowed.
Address: 770 Las Vegas Blvd N, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Buy tickets here
Seven Magic Mountains
Technically, Seven Magic Mountains is 10 miles south of Las Vegas in Henderson, off the 15 freeway. But it’s become one of the most popular Las Vegas Instagram spots since this large-scale art installation was unveiled that I just had to include it (at #1, no less!) on this list of top Las Vegas photo spots!
Seven Magic Mountains installation was only supposed to be on view for two years (until 2018), but was extended due to its smashing success – it’s now been extended to be on display until 2027, although hopefully it becomes permanent.
The large-scale installation is the brainchild of renowned Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone, and was five years in the making. Seven Magic Mountains consists of seven giant totems, each towering over 30 feet high, made from locally sourced boulders and painted in vibrant neon colors, which definitely make it one of the best Instagram spots in Las Vegas!
The piece is a creative expression of human presence in the desert – the location was specifically chosen because it symbolizes the midway point of both the natural (mountain ranges and desert backdrop) and the artificial (the highway, the constant traffic, the glitz of Las Vegas).
As it is one of the most popular Las Vegas Instagram spots, be prepared for lots of crowds – unless you arrive early in the morning – you’ll get some beautiful golden hour shots this way as well! Going midweek is even better, as you will encounter far fewer people than if you were to come on a weekend.
We stopped by Seven Magic Mountains on the way back from Zion National Park before dropping off our rental car, and unfortunately, it was around noon (on a Monday) when we arrived. The place was definitely packed! However, if you are patient, you’ll be able to get some awesome shots!
Pro tip: There are so many ways to photograph Seven Magic Mountains anyways, so you’ll definitely find lots of creative ways to get an Instagram-worthy snap – since the presence of crowds might make it difficult to photograph all seven towers at once, try getting a shot grouping just 2-3 at a time…or even just taking a photo with just one of them. You’ll still end up with a cool shot from one of the most Instagrammable places in Las Vegas!
It is recommended to have a car to go to Seven Magic Mountains – while you can take Uber/Lyft, it will be expensive plus cars won’t be as readily available on the way back.
If you’re not going to have a car while in Vegas, another option is to book a tour – which sounds expensive, but you’ll pay as much for ride share. Another option (which I think is better), is to book a tour that combines it with one of the nearby attractions, such as Valley of the Fire or Hoover Dam.
Address: S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89054 (Google Maps coordinates here)
The Venetian Lagoon + Gondolas
My favorite thing about Vegas? The fact that you can travel around the world in one single day, just by walking up and down the Strip. Seriously, some of the replicas of some of the world’s most famous landmarks are super impressive!
My favorite Strip hotel has always been the Venetian because the details here are insane, therefore making it one of the best photo spots in Las Vegas. Ok, so I still haven’t actually been to the real Venice yet (only Rome, Florence, and Pisa), but I’m dying to visit after seeing the Venetian!
I’ve always wanted to ride in the gondolas here, but I haven’t gotten around to it yet. Still, shooting in front of the lagoon at the hotel along with the canals in front is one of the best places to take pictures in Las Vegas.
If you’re patient, you can also get one of the gondolas in the background of your shot, which will *really* make it seem like you’re in Venice!
Address: 3355 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
The Venetian facade
As I said, the Venetian is one of my favorite places to take pictures in Las Vegas. This is because they seem to have gotten down all the details that capture the beauty of Venice, the clock tower from San Marcos Square, the gondolas and the canals, even the paintings on the ceilings in the lobby.
One of my favorite things about the Venetian is the facade itself – the details on it are insane, from the cutouts of the arches, and the subtle pattern that adorn the font. This is one of my favorite photography spots in Las Vegas! It makes the perfect backdrop for all your photos.
I love experimenting with the composition with the arches here – it’s fun to play around with.
The best opportunity to get the entire facade is to shoot early in the morning (you know, before all those late-night partiers get up), but if you don’t get up early enough, shooting up against one of the rails will allow you to get a cool shot as well!
Address: 3355 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
The Venetian Corridor
While at the Venetian, I also suggest shooting in the corridor leading up to the Grand Canal Shoppes. This may just be my *absolute* photo spot on the property!
The pillars and the cutout detail above them are absolutely stunning! It really makes you feel like you’ve transported yourself to Europe. Plus, it’s got some really nice views of the entire resort and you can pretend that you’re in Venice!
I love playing around with framing here, as the arches here are really fun to play around with.
Address: 3355 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Eiffel Tower from the Bellagio
Paris is one of my all-time favorite cities (as you might be able to tell, since I’ve got written about the most Instagrammable places in Paris, along with the best Paris desserts, the best books about Paris, a 2 days in Paris itinerary, and a Paris bucket list). So, it should come as no surprise that the Eiffel Tower at the Paris Hotel & Casino is not only one of my favorite sights in Vegas, but also one of my picks for the best Instagram spots in Las Vegas.
Pro tip: To get a perfect shot of the Eiffel Tower, one of my favorite photo spots in Las Vegas – like the real Eiffel Tower (of which the best view is from the Trocadero), the best view of the landmark is from across the street. Specifically, from behind (or to the side of) the Bellagio fountains.
Here, you’ll not only get a perfect view of the Eiffel Tower in its entirety (instead of shooting up against it, which let’s be real, creates some really awkward shots), but you get the beautiful rail of the balcony and the greenery in front of it.
It’s also one of the best places to watch the fountain show! Not only is it less crowded then seeing it from the street side, you can see the water shoot up in front of the Eiffel Tower – which also twinkles at night, just like the real one!
Address: Google Maps coordinates here
Eiffel Tower from close up
Sure, you should admire and photograph the Eiffel Tower in all its glory from across the street – but I also think it’s fun to capture it from up close as well.
Las Vegas’s Eiffel Tower is a half-scale replica of the original and stands 46 stories high.
Standing right up against the Eiffel Tower will help you see how impressive it is (and how similar it is to the original!). It also allows you to play with some fun angles for photos as well.
Pro tip: I took the above from right outside the entrance the Paris, using the wide angle mode on my phone. This allowed me to capture as much of the tower as possible while standing pretty close against it. Play around with the arch on the bottom to frame your subject.
I’ve also seen some fun shots taken from Las Vegas Blvd – although this can be difficult on busy days.
If you wish, you can go up to the top – I’ve done it once and thought it had some pretty sweet views of the Strip and the Vegas skyline. All those lights are dazzling when you see them from up above! It’s really one of the most iconic and most romantic experiences in the city.
Address: 3655 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck: buy tickets here
Arc de Triomphe
Paris also has a replica of the Arc de Triomphe and the Paris Opera House. To photograph the Arc de Triomphe, stand on the little islands that are in front of it. You’ll find pretty florals here, which make the perfect addition to your photos!
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Address: 3655 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
The Bellagio Fountains
You absolutely cannot leave Vegas without getting some shots at the Bellagio, one of the most Instagrammable resorts! Obviously, you need to get some shots of the fountains, which is one of the most iconic sights in Las Vegas.
The fountain show runs from 3pm to midnight on weekdays, and noon to midnight on weekends, taking place every 15-30 minutes. The show never fails to impress and I must check it out every time I’m in town – the water shoots up up to 1000 feet in the air and is perfectly coordinated to music.
It’s one of the best photo spots on the Las Vegas Strip. I suggest taking photos at dusk or at night – the fountains look way more impressive that way, and it’s nice to see the Bellagio itself lit up as well.
This area can (understandably) get crowded. I’d suggest staking a spot early (like right at the end of a show and then staying for the next one). This way you’ll be able to stand up against the rail for the best shots.
Address: 3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
One of my favorite things to check out every time I’m in Las Vegas and one of the best places to take pictures in Las Vegas is the Bellagio conservatory and gardens. Here, you will find grand displays made up of millions of plants, flowers, and other elements. The theme changes seasonally, so even if you go back, it’s always something different!
The conservatory does tend to get crowded, so if you want the best photos, come in the morning or early afternoon. Even still, it gets pretty crowded – so coming as early as you can will probably be the best (or coming during the week). Still, with some patience, you can get some beautiful shots.
Address: 3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
While you are at the Bellagio, be sure to stop by the lobby and look up at the ceiling, which was created by famed glass artist Dale Chihuly (whose work is displayed all over the world, but has a stunning exhibit that you NEED to check out if you find yourself in Seattle).
I’ve seen this ceiling dozens of times, but I still need to stop by to see it every time I’m in Vegas because it’s breathtaking and blows me away every single time as it is one of the best pictures to take pictures in Las Vegas!
Pro Tip: To get the best shots, have your photographer shoot from below to truly capture the magnificence of the ceiling. Also use a shallow aperture (f2.8 ish) or use portrait mode on your phone to cut out background clutter – there’s always a lot going on, so this is the best way to cut out distractions.
I suggest shooting earlier in the day for the least amount of crowds.
Address: 3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Welcome to Las Vegas Sign
One of Vegas’s most iconic landmarks, the“Welcome to Las Vegas” sign is also one of the best Las Vegaspicture spots. Seriously, no trip to Vegas (especially one where you’re trying to hit up all the most Instagrammable places in Las Vegas) is complete without getting a photo at this famous sign!
Built in 1960, the sign appears in pretty much everything Vegas-related, from postcards, to advertisements, to any souvenir you can think of.
As it is one of the most popular Las Vegas Instagram spots, you should expect a crowd unless you arrive early in the morning (notice a theme here?). Otherwise, you’ll see a giant line of people waiting to get a photo in front of the sign.
Pro tip: if you don’t care about taking a photo directly in front of the sign and don’t mind getting a shot that’s not from a straight-on perspective, then you don’t have to wait in line! You can snap a photo from the side, further back from the sign without waiting which is a HUGE time saver – sometimes the line can take up to an hour (which is also NOT fun in the blazing hot sun)!
I first did ths on a trip to the sign when the line seemed endless AND it was over 100 degrees out (and because I’d already gotten a photo with the sign…but since we were already here, and you know, when in Vegas…), I was not in the mood to wait.
So when we saw other people quickly snap a photo from the side and leave, we jumped out of line and did the same – and as you can see, was able to still get an Instagram-worthy snap!
The “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign is at the southern end of Las Vegas Boulevard, about 1.5 miles from the southern end of the Strip. It takes about 30 minutes to walk there from the MGM. Otherwise, you can drive there (there’s a small parking lot), or take a ride share.
You can also take the Deuce bus, which makes many stops along the Strip and in downtown Las Vegas – get off at the Four Seasons stop, from where it is about a 10 minute walk. It’s also a stop on the hop-on, hop-off bus, which is both a fun way to see the city and get around!
Address: 5200 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89119
If you are looking for a place to grab some drinks but aren’t into the whole clubbing scene, be sure to stop by the Chandelier Bar inside the Cosmopolitan, which also happens to be one of the most Instagram worthy places in Las Vegas.
I love, love, looooove the endless strands of sparkly chandeliers here, which get some extra sparkle when they hit the glow of the purple lights shining behind them. They are absolutely magical and totally makes the Chandelier Bar one of the best Instagram spots in Las Vegas!
The cocktails here are unique and well-made – I’ve loved pretty much anything I’ve ordered here, but my favorite was kinda like a science experiment. They gave me a vial of lemon juice, which I poured into a glass of blue liquor, and after mixing the two together, my drink turned purple – to match the chandeliers! Sooooo cool!
The drinks are pricey, but reasonable compared to what you find in Vegas, and on par with what you would pay in San Francisco or New York City. The vibe is upscale but relatively chill – I much preferred grabbing a few drinks here instead of going out to a club.
This would make the perfect backdrop for when you want to snap some photos of yourself all dressed up for a night on the town. If you have a lens with a wider aperture (f/2.8 or below), it would be fun to play with the bokeh here – unfortunately, all I had was my iPhone when I was here, but I still got some beautiful shots!
If you want to get a shot here in one of the lounge chairs, come in the daytime when the bar is pretty empty. At night, every seat will be occupied. Otherwise, you can snap some photos with the chandelier backdrop against the rails.
Address: 3708 Las Vegas Blvd S Levels 1, 1.5 and 2; The Boulevard Tower, Las Vegas, NV 89109
The Excalibur seems like it’s been on the Strip forever – it’s been there since my first time in Vegas when I was a toddler (it’s basically some kind of unwritten rule that if you’re Asian and you grow up in Los Angeles, you’re going to be going to Vegas a looooot during your childhood – and you start young). In fact, my first memories of Las Vegas are from the Excalibur!
The Excalibur seems to always get forgotten in favor of the newer, shinier hotels and casinos that have popped up on the Strip over the years – but I couldn’t leave it off this list of the best Instagram spots in Las Vegas because of the colorful turrets!
Some of the best spots to photograph the towers and the moat are from the walkways leading from New York New York and MGM; and on the street between Excalibur and New York New York (near Dick’s Last Resort).
Address: 3850 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
New York New York
So maybe New York New York looks nothing like the real NYC (to me anyways)…but the combination of the “Manhattan skyline,” and the Statue of Liberty and roller coaster in front of it is just so much fun that it definitely belongs on this list of the most Instagrammable places in Las Vegas!
The best location to shoot the exterior of NYNY in its entirety is actually from one of the walkways facing the property, or from across the street in front of Tropicana.
NYNY even has a little promenade with a miniature replica of the Brooklyn Bridge which is a great spot for some fun photos as well! You can find the Brooklyn Bridge on the walkway connecting the hotel with The Park and Park MGM – and resembling the real NYC, you can also find a Shake Shack and an Eataly here (if you get hungry). This area does get busy, so if you want to shoot here, be sure to go early in the morning!
Address: 3790 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
They said that if you dropped a coin into the Trevi Fountain, then you will return to Rome…or maybe just Las Vegas. This replica of the iconic Roman monument stands on Las Vegas Blvd. in front of the entrance of the Forum Shoppes at Caesars Palace.
I’ve passed by this version of the Trevi Fountain many times over the years, and after finally seeing the real one, I have to say that it looks pretty similar – just a lot smaller and less crowded. It’s definitely one of the top Las Vegas picture spots for this reason!
I passed through here and snapped this photo midday on a Sunday afternoon, and while the street was packed with people, there was literally no one at the Trevi Fountain. Much easier than trying to get a crowd-less photo at the real version!
Caesars Palace has some pretty cool replicas of many other iconic Roman monuments that are also worth checking out as well. There’s a beautiful domed gazebo on the corner of Las Vegas Blvd. and Flamingo Ave. (and in the pool area), and a beautiful staircase leading up to the pool. There’s also a Spanish Steps Bar which has, you guessed it, a replica of the Spanish Steps.
Honestly, you can probably spend the better part of an afternoon looking for more Las Vegas Instagram spots just at Caesar’s Palace alone – but if you’re pressed for time, I recommend heading to the Trevi Fountain first as that’s the best one!
The High Roller and the Linq Promenade
Did you know that Las Vegas is home to the world’s largest observation wheel? The High Roller at the Linq stands at 550 feet high which is a full 107 feet higher than the London Eye! Therefore, there’s no contest that it’s one of the best Instagram spots in Las Vegas.
Each ride on the High Roller lasts 30 minutes and offers some pretty incredible panoramic views of the Strip and beyond. There’s even a happy hour package that includes an open bar, available on Monday-Thursday 4pm – midnight and Friday – Sunday noon – midnight. We did this and it was so much fun!
The best time to go on the High Roller is just after sunset or at night, when all the lights on the Strip start to twinkle – I’ve seen photos of this and it looks absolutely magical! However, nighttime tickets cost more than daytime tickets. We went about an hour before sunset and thought it was also a beautiful time to go – I loved seeing the golden tones in the horizon behind all the buildings in the skyline!
This is super popular and can book up quickly, so purchase tickets ahead of time to skip the line and ensure that you go at your preferred time slot!
Don’t forget to also get some photos on the Linq Promenade, that leads up to the High Roller. You’ll get a photo of all the fun shops along with the wheel in the background. It does kind of get crowded in the afternoon and at night, so either come in the morning (before lunchtime), or you can get super creative with your camera angle to block out other people (shoot upwards).
There’s also a Sprinkles Cupcake ATM here, along with other eateries – another fun shot idea would be to take a photo of your treat in front of the High Roller!
Address: 3545 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Tickets: purchase here
Fremont East Sign
Located in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas, the Fremont East District stands just east of the famed Fremont Street Experience. The area was recently redeveloped, and combines the vintage charm of Old Vegas seen throughout the Downtown area, with a modern touch. Fremont East is one of the up-and-coming nightlife districts in Las Vegas, and draws a younger crowd (20s-30s) than the rest of Downtown.
Where the district starts stands this cool Fremont East sign, which is one of the most unique Instagram spots in Las Vegas! I loved this spot so much because you can also see the neon signs of the establishments in the area, and it captures the vintage meets modern vibe. So much fun!
You can find the sign and the start of the Fremont East district at the junction of where the canopy of the Fremont Street Experience ends. Just across Las Vegas Blvd. is where you will find the sign and the start of Fremont East. You’ll find that the vibe starts to change here as well.
Address: 518-500 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Life is Beautiful Murals
When you think of Las Vegas, you may not think of it as a city with a cool street art scene. You would, however, be wrong – if you look beyond the Strip, you’ll find so much cool street art, all over town! I’ve always been a sucker for a good mural, so I was thrilled to discover that Vegas had so many Instagrammable ones!
Vegas has a thriving Arts District, and you’ll find some of the best Las Vegas photo spots there. The Arts District is located just east of Fremont Street – if you head here, you’ll find some of the best Las Vegas murals and street art, just begging to be photographed!
Many of the murals in the area were created by local artists for the annual Life is Beautiful music festival, which is also held in the neighborhood. The festival takes place every September in an 18 block radius, stretching from 7th to 11th street, from Mesquite to Carson Avenue.
The murals in this area change all the time, but there are always new ones popping up. I suggest that you spend some time wandering around this area, and you are sure to find some gems – even in the most unexpected places!
Note: This area can be kinda sketchy, so keep your exploring to daylight hours and always be aware of your surroundings!
The Walala Shack
This one is also technically part of the Life is Beautiful murals, but it’s worth pointing out on its own as it is really unique.
The Walala Shack is painted over one of the oldest gas stations in the city. It’s taken on a few iterations over the years until it was turned into the current version by artist Camille Walala as part of the festival in 2021.
I love it because it’s one of the most colorful photo spots in Las Vegas – and y’all know how much I love colorful spots!
Address: 800 E Fremont St
If you are looking for one of the most Instagrammable places in Vegas that also has a super romantic vibe, then head on over to the atrium at the Wynn. Here, you will find a beautiful walkway adorned with some incredible floral displays. There are some colorful lanterns and string lights that illuminate the scene here, which is what creates that romantic vibe.
Address: 3131 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
The Sphinx at the Luxor
The giant Sphinx is one of the most impressive Las Vegas photo spots. Inspired by the Great Spinx in Egypt, Las Vegas’s version actually stands 100 feet taller than the original – pretty impressive, I must say!
The Sphinx stands outside the entrance to the resort from the tram station. You’ll see tons of people when a tram stops and people get off, but otherwise, it stays pretty quiet so you can snap a ton of photos here without much interruption.
Pro tip: Use a wide angle lens or wide angle mode on your phone to get the entire Sphinx in your shots. I love shooting it from straight on, but you can experiment from different angles to the side for some fun photos as well.
Address: 3900 S Las Vegas Blvd
The Luxor Walkway
This is pretty close to the Sphinx, and leads up to the main entrance to the resort. I love the lines here – from the walk way to the rows of palm trees that surround it. It really leads the eye in the photo.
I also love that you can see both the Sphinx and the pyramid while shooting here.
Address: 3900 S Las Vegas Blvd
Luxor from outside
Fancy a trip to Egypt? Me too. Egypt is one of those places that I’ve dreamed of going to, but can’t seem to make a reality yet. In the meantime, I can always take a trip to the Luxor Hotel and Casino, and just pretend I’m there!
If you take a photo from the parking lot, you’ll get an overall view of the resort – from the pyramid, the Sphinx, and the palm trees.
If you walk out towards the street, you’ll find a tall Luxor sign. It towers above, and has hieroglyphics etched into it, for such a cool effect!
From the sign, if you look towards the hotel, you can even snap a photo with both the Sphinx and the pyramids, which is also a super fun photo op!
Address: 3900 S Las Vegas Blvd
Fremont Street Experience
The Fremont Street Experience is one of the most famous attractions and photo spots in downtown Las Vegas.
The area is especialy photogenic at night, when the Viva Vision light show plays on the canopy overhead. At 1375 feet, it’s also the largest video screen in the world – and it adds a vivid, super colorful element to your photos.
The neon lights from the casino along the strip here also are super photogenic and give a touch of Old Vegas.
Note: When visiting at night, keep your explorations to the area the block or two that is surrounding the Fremont Street Experience. The rest of downtown Las Vegas can be kinda sketchy, so always watch your surroundings!
Address: 425 E Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Valley of Fire
While technically located an hour’s drive outside of the city, I had to include the Valley of Fire State Park on this list of most Instagrammable places in Las Vegas because it is such a magical park! (If you won’t have a car, you can always take a guided tour)
Valley of Fire is Nevada’s first state park, and is full of awe-inspiring landscapes, making it one of the best places to take pictures in Las Vegas.
You’ll be amazed by the towering red cliffs, unique rock formations, and breathtaking desert landscapes. You’ll find everything from red cliffs, slot canyons, and pink lakes here, which all make stunning photo ops! One look at the park and you’ll swear that you’ve transported to Mars.
One of the most iconic photo spots at Valley of Fire is the Mouse’s Tank Road. This might just be the most Instagram-famous road ever – chances are, you’ve seen photos of it and wondered where it is.
While I’ve seen conflicting (and often confusing) directions on how to find this spot, here is how I found this particular vantage point: we drove about 2.5 miles (or 5 minutes) down the road from the Visitor’s Center.
On the left hand side, we found people taking photos on top of this rock. There’s a small gravel pullout here, but since there was no room for our car, we drove up to the Rainbow Vista trailhead parking lot and walked a bit back to this location.
Another amazing photography location here is the Fire Wave. This is like a miniature version of the famous Wave in Arizona, with no permit or lottery necessary! To get here, it is an easy 1.5 mile roundtrip hike. You’ll be rewarded with these unique gradations in the rocks – so cool and so photogenic!
Also add the White Domes hike to your list, as this is another amazing place to take photos in the park. White Domes is home to the park’s slot canyon. There are also remains of a 1960s movie set, which is also cool for photos!
White Domes is a 1.1 mile roundtrip hike. It is rated easy to moderate. Some parts of the trail are slippery with loose gravel, especially as you hike down into the canyon. Try to wear shoes with good traction – I slipped and fell here.
Tips for Shooting in Las Vegas
- I often get asked what gear I use to shoot my photos – I love my Sony a6000 as it is compact, lightweight, produces high-quality images, and is ideal for travel. My go-to lens is the Tamron 17-70mm f2.8, which has a really nice range for both wide angle + a slight zoom, ideal for a variety of situations. I also shoot a good number of photos on my iPhone 13 Pro – the quality of phone cameras is INSANE these days!
- I love this tripod, which is super sturdy and easy-to-use. I also use this selfie stick tripod to help me take self-portraits on my phone!
- As Las Vegas is known for partying, many people sleep in late. This means that if you wake up early, you’ll find far less crowds, making it much easier to take some photos!
Have you been to Las Vegas? What are some of your favorite Las Vegas Instagram spots?
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