When you think of Vegas, your mind probably immediately pictures slot machines, glowing neon lights, and partying the night away. But what’s there to do during the day on the Strip? In between the lavish hotels, buzzing casinos, and free-flowing vibes are a trove of Instagram-worthy spots.
Every inch of the Strip is so picturesque it’s hard to find the real hidden gems. I’ve rounded up the crème de la crème of Instagrammable spots on the Las Vegas Strip, just begging to be photographed!
These locations are perfect for staged photo shoots, selfies, or candid snapshots. After all, if you don’t Instagram it, did it really happen?
Parasol Down Lake of Dreams
#1. The Bellagio Fountains
Of course, we have to mention the iconic Bellagio Fountains. Watching the Bellagio fountain show is a must on any Sin City bucket list, but don’t take pictures from the middle of the fountains. For the best Instagram photos, stand to the far right or far left to get a full image of the Bellagio in the background.
Photography Tip* For an even better pic, head over to the stunning LAGO patio. You’ll get the fountains and a stellar view of the Eiffel Tower, all in a photo. Keep in mind LAGO does require reservations, but it’s worth it. Their luxurious, high-end specialty pasta & pizzas are the best kind of carbs!
#2. The Arc de Triomphe at Paris Las Vegas
This halved-size version of the famous Parisian monument is part of the Paris Las Vegas Hotel-Casino. It’s one of the most well-known landmarks in Vegas, so naturally, loads of people flock here for a photo opp. Try standing in front of the arc. A lot of people don’t think of this spot, so it’s a little more private. The last thing you want in your perfect Insta pic is a random tourist in the background!
Since this is a more high-traffic area, the earlier you go, the better. After breakfast, try going first thing to try and beat the rush of other tourists all vying for the winning shot.
Tip* Golden hours (the hour after sunrise or hour before sunset) make for incredibly flattering natural lighting.
#3. Parasol Down at Wynn
Parasol Down is an incredible hidden gem located below the escalators on The Lake of Dreams. To get there, ride the spiraling escalator from its sister lounge, Parasol Up. Through the suspended multicolored parasols, you’ll see a 40-foot waterfall rushing down a pine-topped mountain and multimedia shows every 30 minutes in the evening – all over the enchanting Lake of Dreams!
This is one of the best Las Vegas Instagram spots to take group photos with your girls. The drinks at the bar are delicious and strong. Plus, reservations aren’t required. If your group is lucky, you may even get a table along the lake.
Tip* They have bowls of bottomless crunchy, salty bar snacks for the best drinking munchies.
#4. The Walkway Through Encore and Wynn
This is the same location as Parasol Down, so you can hit two birds with one stone. A magnificent parade of designer shops links the Wynn and Encore. It’s only about a 5-minute walk, but the space is filled with vibrant colors and plenty of Instagram-worthy stops.
You don’t want to miss the massive hot air balloon that’s made entirely out of flowers! The gorgeous, bright colors make the perfect backdrop for a mini impromptu photoshoot.
Commemorate your trip to Sin City in style. Whether it’s your 1st time or 10th time on the Strip, there’s always more to discover.