A helicopter ride around the Las Vegas strip at night has been on my bucket list for a while, and we finally got to check it off on our last visit to Las Vegas.
We strapped in and put on our headsets as our pilot fired up the blades. With motors spooled up, we lifted high above the outskirts of Las Vegas. Within moments we were running along the east side of the strip. Flying high above the Bellagio and the rest of the famous Las Vegas hotels.
We glided along following the strip. Making a loop around the top of the strip and the giant spotlight coming from the top of the Luxor Hotel. We got great views of the entire strip from this end. With the green neon of the MGM, Luxor, and the Excalibur.
We wrapped around and headed down the west side of the strip. From here we could see the heart of the strip. The LINQ high roller spun slowly as we passed and Paris’s Eiffel Tower glowed in soft yellow lights. From end to end the neon burned bright in the cold desert night.
Before we knew it we were flying just a few hundred feet from the tallest structure in Vegas – The Stratosphere. We flew by slightly higher than the observation deck ensuring we had the best view in Vegas.
From the strip, we cruised over downtown Las Vegas and the Fremont street experience. Slightly shorter than the strip, the downtown is full of old-time charm and no shortage of neon lights.
With downtown Vegas behind us, our pilot pointed us back to the hanger and set us down just as smoothly as when we left. Our flight over the strip lived up to my expectations and is a must-do while in Vegas! To find a cheap Las Vegas helicopter tour check out the cheapest tour companies here.