Are you looking for the best Las Vegas Instagram spots and tips for how to create the best content while you’re in Vegas? You are in the right place!
The US is heaving with incredible places for photographers and content creators. From glistening city skylines and jaw-dropping canyons to other impossible natural wonders, few other countries offer so much diversity in terms of landscapes.
Where else could possibly be as much fun to explore with your camera in hand as the neon-studded streets of Sin City? Among the classic Las Vegas Instagram spots you’ve also got one of the finest state parks in the country to add to your list and a couple of other kooky spots.
But before you turn up in this huge city, you’ll want to familiarize yourself with where all the major spots are located so that you can coordinate and maximize your time.
Read on for my guide to the most Instagrammable places in Las Vegas including where each spot is located, the best time of day to visit, and whether there are any costs involved.
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Tips for Visiting the Las Vegas Photo Spots
Before you start hitting up all the spots on this list, you’ll need to plan out your route in advance and figure out exactly how to travel between the landmarks. This section of my guide is essential for navigating your way around this boisterous city.
With a couple of exceptions towards the end of the guide, pretty much all these Las Vegas Instagram spots are located along the Las Vegas Strip.
This 4.2 miles (6.8 km) long boulevard runs southbound out of the downtown area. You can walk the whole route rather than drive but it is fairly long and will take up most of a day.
While there are limited options to explore the Strip with public transport, there are a couple of bus routes available. The main one to acquaint yourself with is the “Deuce” – a 24-hour bus service that shuttles up and down the entire length of the Strip throughout the day.
Tickets cost $6 for a 2-hour pass, $8 for a 24-hour pass, or $20 for a 3-day pass. There are a lot of stops and it can get crowded at certain times of year but you can find the route map online.
Where there is a Deuce bus stop close by, I’ve indicated this on the guide below. Otherwise, you’ll need to follow the advice in my next tip!
Parking spots around the Strip are expensive and hard to come by. If you’re not staying locally and aren’t planning on using the Deuce bus line, it’s best to park up somewhere for the day and walk as much as you feasibly can and hail Uber or Lyft rideshare cabs to cover longer distances.
It’s important to note that Uber and Lyft drivers are limited to using designated pick-up and drop-off areas. You should check the locations in advance before ordering a ride as you might find that you need to walk a little way to your nearest one.
A number of the best Instagram spots in Las Vegas are actually located within the iconic hotels of the city. The great news is that you don’t have to be a hotel guest to visit the interiors of the resorts and hotels: besides the guest rooms and suites, you can go anywhere.
My final tip is an important one for seasoned photo pros! I highly recommend that you pack your wide-angle lens as this is necessary for the majority of the places on my list and will make sure that you capture the best possible images.
Now, over to my guide to the 12 best places to take pictures in Las Vegas.
The Best Las Vegas Instagram Spots for Epic Photos
1. Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign
The first on my list is one that everyone knows about but is such a must-see!
Erected in 1959, the roadside “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign has been welcoming tourists, casino-goers, and casino regulars for over sixty years and never lost its appeal; now it’s one of the leading Instagrammable places in Las Vegas.
As there are always queues to have photos taken with the famous sign, you can always choose to experiment with different angles from the side rather than wait in line. Actually, I ended up loving my photo from the side a lot more than the usual angle!
Take a closer look at the circles along the top of the neon sign while you queue: they represent silver dollars in reference to Nevada’s nickname as the Silver State. Snapping a selfie in from of the Vegas sign is definitely one of the most fun things to do in Vegas besides gambling!
Location on Google Maps: Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign
How to get there: There is ample free parking available across the road and the Deuce stops right next to it.
Best time to go: Early in the morning to avoid long queues. If you go later in the day, you can expect to wait in line for your turn but the silver lining is that you’ll end up with a photo without any other people in it!
Cost: Free. There are people available to take your photo but they ask for a tip in the region of $20.
2. The Venetian Las Vegas
Besides being one of the best places to stay in town, The Venetian Hotel is also one of the top photo spots in Las Vegas and is bursting at the seams with wonderful photo spots that will delight romantics, families, and beyond!
You can follow your camera to find the perfect backdrops for you, but definitely check out a couple of my personal favorites.
For starters, you can take pictures near the Gondola Rides at the Venetian which is where you will find the replicas of Rialto Bridge, St. Mark’s Campanile, and the Doge’s Palace.
My other suggestion is the beautiful lobby of the hotel which features marble columns and frescoes. If you’ve already visited the Instagram spots in Venice then you’ll be amazed at how similar the replicas are.
The area around The Venetian is a great place to grab some authentic Italian food if you get peckish while out shooting. And in case you’re planning to stay at the hotel, make sure to read my review of The Venetian Las Vegas first. Hint: It’s a phenomenal experience!
Location on Google Maps: The Venetian Resort Las Vegas
How to get there: The Deuce bus stops outside.
Best time to go: If you want to shoot in the lobby, go early in the morning. Other than that, you can go anytime during the day.
3. Trevi Fountain
Moving out of Venice and heading to its southerly neighbor, Rome, the Las Vegas Trevi Fountain is a replica of the world’s most famous fountain.
It’s located next to The Forum Shops at Caesar’s Palace which is one of the best destinations if you want to do some shopping in Las Vegas.
While the fountain is a fraction smaller than its Rome counterpart, the replica is faithful to the original design and evokes the spirit of the Eternal City.
Despite being one of the best Instagram spots in Las Vegas, the Trevi Fountain is usually relatively quiet so you can capture some shots from all the angles without having to wait for long.
And if the replica of the Trevi fountain revoked your wanderlust for visiting Rome, make sure to check out the most Instagrammable places in Rome as well!
Location on Google Maps: Trevi Fountain
How to get there: Take the Deuce bus to either the Mirage or Caesars Palace stop.
Best time to go: As it’s usually not that crowded you can go any time of day but mornings are the best if you want to have it all to yourself.
4. Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
The centerpiece of the entrance to one of the most well-known hotels and casinos, the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is a floral wonderland that changes every season and features special displays to commemorate the holidays.
Depending on the time of year you visit, you can expect a backdrop of summer blooms, pumpkins, or Christmas elves. This is one of the photo spots in Las Vegas where having a wide-angle lens is very much needed.
Location on Google Maps: Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
How to get there: The Deuce bus stops outside the Bellagio.
Best time to go: Early in the morning otherwise it’s extremely crowded and hard to get good photos.
5. Eiffel Tower
Continuing the theme of bringing European landmarks to Nevada, the Eiffel Tower is a half-scale replica that rises above the Las Vegas Strip and offers some of the best views of the city.
The Eiffel Tower is not only one of the most Instagrammable places in Paris but apparently one of the best photo spots in Vegas as well!
You can choose to ride the elevator up to the viewing tower if you wish – there is also a restaurant up there – or save money from photographing the structure from the street. The best angles of the tower are from across the road, from the side in front of the Arc de Triomphe, or from behind the Bellagio Fountain.
A free light show takes place every evening between sunset and midnight at 30-minute intervals which means that you might want to plan to visit one of the most Instagrammable places in Las Vegas twice.
Location on Google Maps: Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas
How to get there: Alight the Deuce bus outside Paris.
Best time to go: Any time during the day or at night if you want to get some romantic twilight shots.
Cost: Free from the ground. Tickets to access the viewing platform start at $24.5 and are bookable online in advance.
6. Arc de Triomphe
Seeing as you get the best views of the Eiffel Tower from its neighbor, you might as well get some shots in with the Arc de Triomphe too! Again, the replica syndicates the original archway but is slightly smaller in size.
The Arc de Triomphe is located right next to the Eiffel Tower so you can tackle these two Las Vegas Instagram spots together and continue your Parisian theme.
An important note to say is that the road in front of the Arc de Triomphe is a driveway through to the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino and can be rather busy. You need to be extra careful and pay attention to passing cars while posing with the landmark.
Location on Google Maps: Arc de Triomphe – Las Vegas
How to get there: Alight the Deuce bus outside Paris or walk from the Eiffel Tower.
Best time to go: Any time during the day or night.
7. New York New York
Packed with replicas of the Big Apple, the area around the New York New York Hotel and Casino is a must for fans of the East Coast city.
Here you can find replicas of the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, the famous skyline alongside a roller coaster, and lots of New Yorker-style places to eat and drink.
There are lots of Las Vegas photo spots here to choose between but one of my recommendations has to be the New York New York sign which you’ll see as you approach from the pedestrian bridge that rises over Tropicana Avenue.
Anothere great angle is if you cross the pedestrian bridge to Excalibur and go down to the ground level, next to the highway. From this perspective you can have the Statue of Liberty, the New York New York sign and the Empire State Building all together.
Location on Google Maps: New York-New York Hotel & Casino
How to get there: Depart the Deuce bus at the New York New York stop.
Best time to go: If you shoot from the footbridge that connects New York New York with The Excalibur Hotel & Casino then early morning works best as you’ll have fewer crowds to contend with. However, if you want to shoot right in front of the hotel next to the highway then any time works.
8. Excalibur Hotel & Casino
The Medieval-themed Excalibur Hotel & Casino brings the myths and legends of Camelot, King Arthur, Guinevere, and Merlin to life with all the pomp and pizzazz of Vegas!
Comprising a startling white moated castle topped with blue, red, and golden turrets, the Excalibur comes in highly as one of the best places to take pictures in Las Vegas. Plus, it’s totally wacky and offers endless scope for creativity and fun!
The most exciting views to shoot at are from in front of the Excalibur North Tram Station so that you can get the whole fortress in the frame.
Location on Google Maps: Excalibur Hotel & Casino
How to get there: Take the Deuce bus to the Excalibur stop or walk there via the pedestrian footbridge from New York New York.
Best time to go: Any time during the day but it also looks great at night when it’s illuminated.
9. Luxor Hotel & Casino
Another of the awesome themed hotels, The Luxor Hotel & Casino whisks you out of the Nevada desert and into the realm of Ancient Egypt, with colossal sphinx sculptures and a resort shaped like a giant pyramid!
Take a wander through the grounds but if you want to cut to the chase then the best place to shoot from to get the full panorama of the hotel is in front of the huge painted Sphinx that marks the entrance to the resort.
Taking your pictures from here gives you a view of the pyramid and various interpretations of Egyptian art and sculpture. Another epic location at one of the quirkiest Las Vegas Instagram spots is the smaller Sphinx at the foot of the obelisk.
Location on Google Maps: Luxor Hotel & Casino
How to get there: The Deuce stops outside the Luxor.
Best time to go: Any time but you’ll benefit from visiting during daylight hours.
10. Seven Magic Mountains
The Seven Magic Mountains is an outdoor art installation by the Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone comprising seven stacks of painted boulders each one painted a vibrant hue ranging from luminescent yellow to jet black. Each registers around 30 feet (9.1 meters) in height.
The location was selected as it is physically – and symbolically – sandwiched between the natural backdrop of the desert and mountains and the man-made cities of Las Vegas and Los Angeles.
Even though you need to factor in a drive to get there, the Seven Magic Mountains are one of the coolest Las Vegas Instagram spots and absolutely worth carving time into your schedule to see.
Alternatively, if you don’t have your own car you can book a tour to visit both the Seven Magic Mountains and the Las Vegas Sign in one session. It’s also a great option if you’re traveling solo as the guides are famed for taking the best photos!
Location on Google Maps: Seven Magic Mountains
How to get there: Follow I-15 southbound which will take around 30 minutes to complete the 26 miles (42 km) distance. It’s a great place to stop if you are driving into Las Vegas from California or Arizona. It is only possible to visit the Seven Magic Mountains with a private vehicle or as part of a tour.
Best time to go: Any time between sunrise and sunset (the official opening hours) works in terms of photography but earlier in the morning is the best to avoid crowds.
11. Mrs Coco
After all the walking and driving between these sites, you’re probably going to have worked up quite the appetite! That’s why the next of the Las Vegas photo spots on my list is the most Instagrammable cafe in the whole of Nevada!
Mrs Coco flung their exceptionally elegant pink doors open in 2020, with a concept inspired by Instagram itself. Everything – from the iced coffees to the afternoon tea to the charcuterie boards – is exquisitely presented to inspire you to take tonnes of photos.
And even better: every single item on the menu tastes as good as it looks, if not better.
In addition to the photogenic food and floral-themed dining room, the garden and terrace feature props such as a bicycle and wheelbarrow which you can have a lot of fun posing with.
Mrs Coco is a completely different kettle of fish from all the other cafes and restaurants in town and is utterly worth the drive out of downtown. Remember to order some of their delicious food and drink if you intend to visit this cute little cafe.
Location on Google Maps: Mrs Coco
How to get there:
Follow the I-515 southeast out of Las Vegas towards Henderson, where the cafe is located. The 18 miles (29 km) takes around 25 minutes and there is a parking garage a 5-minute walk away. There are no public transport options so if you don’t have your own wheels, you will need to hail an Uber or Lyft ride.
Best time to go:
Mrs Coco is open every day between 9 am – 4 pm. As one of the most popular Instagrammable places in Las Vegas to eat, Mrs Coco gets extremely busy.
It is best to book a table in advance especially if you visit at weekends or over a public holiday to avoid making a wasted trip. You can check them out on Instagram and via their website then give them a call to reserve your table.
Cost: There is no minimum spending but I recommend budgeting for a whole meal if you reserve a table. Their food is really heavenly!
12. Valley of Fire State Park
As the Valley of Fire State Park is situated out of the city limits, it isn’t technically one of the best Instagram spots in Las Vegas but it does make for one of the best day trips in Las Vegas with some phenomenal photo opportunities!
If you’re spending more than 1-2 days in the city, it’s definitely worth adding it to your Las Vegas itinerary.
This huge state park is characterized by its red “Aztec” sandstone rocks and boulders which have formed over the past 150 million years due to natural erosion and the movement of the sand dunes. It was named for how rays of sunlight dance off the rocks and look as though they are on fire.
All the best places to take photos are dotted along Mouse’s Tank Road (also known as White Domes Road) and most are accessible via a brief walk or a short and easy hike.
One of the most photogenic spots is the Fire Wave, but there are many more formations to make this warrant a full day out.
To prepare yourself to fully make the most out of visiting the state park, you can read my guides to the best Valley of Fire photography spots, the best things to do in Valley of Fire, and the best Valley of Fire hikes first.
Location on Google Maps: Valley of Fire State Park
How to get there: Follow the Las Vegas Freeway (I-15) northeast out of downtown and the Strip. It takes 60-70 minutes to drive the 45 miles (72 km) and is only accessible via private vehicle or if you visit with a tour group.
Best time to go: Early in the morning to escape the hottest part of the day and make it a full day out.
Cost: Entrance to Valley of Fire State Park is $10 for Nevada vehicles or $15 for non-Nevada vehicles.
Most Instagrammable Places in Las Vegas on the Map
I created a custom map for you that contains all the best Las Vegas Instagram spots with their exact location.
You can even open it up on your phone if you click on the bracket in the upper right corner, this way you can easily check it during the day to ensure you’re not missing out on anything. Super convenient, right?
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