the bellagio casino and fountains seen at sunset

Find the Best Las Vegas Sunset

The ultra-luxurious oasis that is the city of Las Vegas is nestled deeply into some of the wildest desert nature in the United States, surrounded on all sides by ancient mountains, otherworldly rock formations, and unique Southwestern plant and animal life. Whether you're a nature lover or a city slicker, one sight in Las Vegas that you simply cannot miss is the sunset. Very few locations on earth can display such a vibrant skyscape set against the silhouette of the nearby mountains. If you’d like to enjoy the sunset during your stay in Las Vegas, use this guide to track down the best viewing spots around town.

Strip Casinos with the Best Views

No matter where you're standing on the Strip, there's something to look at: whether it's the illuminated neon signs, unique water features, or architectural designs of the various casinos on either side of Las Vegas Boulevard. If you find yourself out and about when the sun is setting, you can find phenomenal views all across the Strip. Here are our top suggestions of where to watch a sunset on the Las Vegas Strip.

Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck

The Eiffel Tower emerging from the Paris Casino isn't just for decoration - it actually contains an observation deck accessible via elevator! The Viewing Deck stands 46 stories high and provides a truly stunning view of the entire Las Vegas Strip. Known as one of the most romantic spots in Vegas, the Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck offers a gorgeous view of the sunset every night, made even more beautiful by the glimmering neon lights scattered across the Strip.

Tickets to enter the deck start at $24.50 and can be bought online. The Eiffel Tower also displays a light show every night from sunset to midnight, with shows starting every thirty minutes.


Want to go even higher than the Paris Viewing Deck? The observation deck at the STRAT hotel at the end of the Strip is the tallest free-standing observation deck in the United States at 1,149 feet tall! The indoor observation deck offers explore 360-degree views through slanted windows, allowing you to gaze down at the hustle and bustle beneath you. You can also venture out onto the wraparound outdoor deck and see sights of the Strip and Downtown Las Vegas. Entry onto both the indoor and outdoor observation decks can be purchased online for $20 and is the perfect location to capture the magnificent sunset and the entire Las Vegas Strip!

Feeling extra brave? The STRAT also offers thrill rides on the very top of the tower like the Big Shot, the X-Scream rollercoaster, or the Skyjump bungee experience.

Bellagio Fountains

The Bellagio Fountains water shows are the most iconic display on the Las Vegas Strip, attracting crowds to the front of the Bellagio casino to watch the stunning water towers shoot from the 8.5-liter pool, perfectly choreographed to a variety of songs. The Bellagio Fountains are one of the best free Las Vegas activities for those exploring the Las Vegas Strip, and there's a new show every thirty minutes! Witness this legendary Vegas attraction during one of the sunset performances for a truly memorable and romantic experience.

Fountain show times:

  • Monday-Friday: every 30 minutes from 3pm - 8pm, then every 15 minutes from 8pm until midnight.
  • Saturday/Sunday: every 30 minutes from 12pm - 8pm, then every 15 minutes from 8pm until midnight
the las vegas strip casinos lit up at nighttime

Vegas Restaurants with Best Sunset View

From celebrity chefs to unique fusion cuisine, happy hour bites to fine dining experiences, the Las Vegas Strip is home to some of the most impressive restaurants in the world. In Las Vegas, restauranteurs put just as much thought and design into the decor and atmosphere as they do into their menus. Several restaurants and bars on the Strip seven offer a perfect vantage point for watching the sunset, and we've compiled our top picks for Las Vegas dining with a sunset view:

Hotel Bar at Waldorf Astoria

Formerly known as the Skybar, the Hotel Bar at the Waldorf-Astoria is on the 23rd story of the hotel, right at eye level with the nearby neon signs for the Aria, Planet Hollywood, and more. Here you can sip artistically-crafted cocktails, enjoy some upscale appetizers, and enjoy the evening sunset in Las Vegas through the glass-paneled walls.

Skyfall Lounge at Lounge at Delano

Located on the 64th floor of the Delano Hotel, the Skyfall lounge offers an upscale-casual environment with an ultra-luxe aesthetic. Enjoy a full bar and small bites with music provided by an in-house DJ to set the mood. The height of the Skyfall lounge allows guests to see the entire Strip down to the STRAT tower at the opposite end of Las Vegas Boulevard and panoramic sights of the desert sky. After the sun has set, you’ll have a perfect view of the world-famous Luxor light beam.

Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay

The Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay is a restaurant/nightlife locale that offers international fusion cuisine and creative cocktails. After dinner, venture out onto the balcony for a beautiful view of the illuminated Las Vegas Strip and the setting sun turning the entire sky orange. Then, enjoy music and socialization in the lounge, open past midnight. Diners will have free entry into the lounge, and other guests can enter with a small cover charge.

Eiffel Tower Restaurant

The Eiffel Tower of Paris doesn't just contain an observation deck - there's also an upscale restaurant and bar offering modern French cuisine. Located at the top of the half-scale model of the famous French piece of architecture, this elegant dinner option makes a perfect location to view the sunset. This also makes a great opportunity for a truly romantic Las Vegas proposal!

Top of the World at STRAT Hotel

Allowing for possibly the best view of the Las Vegas Strip and the incredible desert sunset is the Top of the World at the top of the STRAT. The aptly named restaurant towers over the entirety of Las Vegas Boulevard and offers a spectacular view of the entire city. Best of all, this circular restaurant rotates, giving a full 360-degree view over the course of your meal. You'll slowly turn past sights of the brightly lit neon signs and casinos, the historic Downtown Las Vegas, the beautiful desert scenery, and the luminescent Las Vegas sunset.

Be advised that the Top of the World enforces a strict formal dress code and allows up to 7 people to a table.

Las Vegas Strip Helicopter Tour

Can't get enough of the incredible views of the casinos? Try seeing them from above on a Las Vegas Strip helicopter tour! You can also book your tour to take place during sunset. You'll see aerial views of the Luxor Pyramid, the T-Mobile Arena, the Eiffel Tower of Paris, the Bellagio Fountains, the MSG Sphere, and more! Strip helicopter tours also have the option to include fine dining packages, tickets to the Neon Museum, and luxury hotel transportation.

lake mead and surrounding mountains silhouetted by the las vegas sunset

Nearby Las Vegas Nature

While there is no shortage of stunning sunset views on the Las Vegas Strip, you can experience an even more captivating sight away from the city within the wild Southwestern desert scenery. Whether you're an avid nature-lover or simply looking to step outside of your comfort zone, the natural landmarks surrounding Las Vegas are ideal for capturing the perfect moment in the sunset.

Lake Mead

Lake Mead is a massive manmade reservoir located about 45 minutes southeast of the Strip. The lake is a favorite among locals and tourists alike for hiking, camping, fishing, and swimming. You can even rent boats, jet skis, and even houseboats for overnight stays. You can enjoy an entire day of watersports under the sun, then enjoy the sun setting over the sparkling lake waters on the beach.

Lake Mead requires a $25 pass to enter in a private vehicle.

Red Rock Canyon

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is a gorgeous desert environment found about 30 minutes northwest of the Las Vegas Strip. Here visitors will see ancient sandstone rock formations and mountains, desert greenery, and a variety of birds and animal life. Red Rock is known for its variety of hiking trails, rock climbing, camping and horseback riding tours.

If you'd like to visit Red Rock Canyon to watch the sunset, you can simply traverse the 13-mile scenic driving loop and park at one of the designated pull-off areas. You can see the orange and red sandstone landscape light up as the sun touches the striped mountain walls.

Red Rock National Conservation Area costs $20 per vehicle to enter and closes to visitors at 5pm PST. Timed entry reservations are required to access the scenic driving loop between October 1 - May 31 2024.

two people stand at the edge of the grand canyon at sunset

Grand Canyon

Did you know that the Grand Canyon is just a short distance from Vegas? In fact, you can visit just in time to watch the sunset! Papillon offers daily tours from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon West Rim aboard a state-of-the-art sightseeing helicopter. This Grand Canyon helicopter tour even lands all the way on the very bottom of the canyon! You'll have time to explore, take photos, and toast champagne. Your return flight to Vegas starts just as the sun is beginning to set, so you can soar over the canyon surrounded by beautiful golden light.

If you're planning to visit the Grand Canyon National Park from Las Vegas, be sure to book this open-air Hummer ground tour for a truly special sunset experience! You'll enjoy transport to several of the most famous Grand Canyon lookout points with time to explore and take photos at each, with a final stop to watch the sun descend upon the magnificent canyon walls. Be sure to request sunset departure when booking!

Seven Magic Mountains

The Seven Magic Mountains art installation has become a famous destination on social media, but many may not know that these colossal rock statues are just 25 miles south of the Las Vegas Strip. Constructed by internationally revered Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone in 2016, the Seven Magic Mountains are comprised of large stones painted in a variety of bright colors.

Seven Magic Mountains is free to visit and creates a creative visual aspect set in the foreground of the setting desert sun.

a las vegas helicopter tour flies over a golden sunset

Book with Papillon Today!

If you're visiting Las Vegas, you simply cannot experience the Strip fully from the ground. Take to the skies on a Las Vegas Strip helicopter tour! Papillon is the premier operator of Las Vegas helicopter tours and Grand Canyon adventures. We've offered Strip helicopter flights, Grand Canyon tours from Las Vegas, Antelope Canyon adventures, and excursions including boating, rafting, ATVs, and more to passengers from around the world. We look forward to making your visit to Las Vegas a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience.