Las Vegas is one of those destinations that is brimming with photo spots. Some of these photo-worthy spots in Vegas are very obvious. These spots seem that they were designed for the sole purpose of people taking photos. There are iconic Las Vegas photo spots such as the Welcome to Las Vegas Sign and some photogenic spots which have become popular from Instagram. Everywhere you walk along the Strip is just begging to have a photo taken. I mean, it’s not everywhere that you see the Eiffel Tower and Sphinx in one place. While some photo spots jump out, others you need a keen eye to find. And that is where this guide comes in! I visited various Instagrammable spots in Vegas during my short trip to the city, yet have since realized that there are so many spots I did not photograph. (Looks like I’ll need a return trip!) Yet these are the best Las Vegas photo spots that you can not miss!
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The Best Las Vegas Photo Spots
Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign
This iconic spot is by far the most well-known photo spot in Vegas. The neon sign creates a fun backdrop for a photo. Whether you want a fun photo for the memories or the perfect Instagram shot, you need to get a photo at this sign. While the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign is located on a street, it is actually very easy to get to. There is even a parking lot next to the sign to make this photo spot accessible.
Due to its popularity, no matter what time of the day you visit, there is bound to be a lined formed. If you want a photo of the sign from the front, get in line for your turn. Alternatively, if you don’t want to wait in line, take a photo from the side of the sign. If you choose this option, stand at the edge of the grass and take a few photos between when the people in line are switching out. (This way, no one will be behind you!) Do not try to jump the line and go underneath the sign. Just take the photos, with you on the side and the sign in the distance.
The Venetian Resort has so many great spots to take photos. Yet, one of the most Instagrammable spots in Vegas is outside by the Venetian Canals. If you love taking photos, spend some time in this area as there are ample photo spots. Some of my favorite photos by the Venetian Canals are posing in front of the canals with the Venetian in the background, a front-on photo of the Venetian Resort, and photos of the gondolas.
Photo tip: The Venetian gets extremely busy during the day. Be sure to head to this Vegas photo spot early if you want pictures without anyone in them.
The Bellagio Conservatory is a fun Vegas photo spot because the conservatory changes seasonally. That means that you are sure to get a unique photo with the seasonal displays when you visit. Not only was visiting the Bellagio Conservatory one of my favorite things to do in Las Vegas, but it was also one of the more unique spots I’ve ever photographed. It is such a fun and whimsical place to take photos.
The Bellagio Fountain goes off every half an hour during the day and every 15 minutes in the evening. This makes it fairly easy to get a photo of the iconic fountain show. Arrive before the show starts to get a central viewing position and a prime spot to photograph the Bellagio Fountain.
The Eiffel Tower is such a photo-worthy spot, and the Eiffel Tower at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel is no different. Getting a photo here will feel like you’ve briefly visited Paris. The best views of the Eiffel Tower are across the street from the Paris Hotel and behind or to the side of the Bellagio Fountains. From here you can get a view of the fountain and Eiffel Tower in the background.
Photo tip: The sun is extremely harsh mid-day and can create a lot of shadows. Ideally, you will want to take photos here in the morning or evening. I took photos here during the middle of the day, but I had to do a lot of post-processing on the image to get rid of the shadows.
The Neon Museum is perhaps one of the most uniquely Vegas photo spots. Every inch of this museum is extremely photogenic. The graveyard of neon signs makes an epic and unique backdrop for a photo. This museum is unlike anything I have ever seen before and made for a unique addition to my Instagram feed.
Photo Tip: The Neon Museum has extremely strict photography rules. There are no cameras permitted. However, you are allowed to take photos with your phone. If you want to take good photos here, make sure you have a phone with a good camera.
Seven Magic Mountains
Seven Magic Mountains is an art installation just outside of Las Vegas (20 minutes from the Strip). This installation includes seven colorful rock stacks that are extremely Instagrammable. This was my favorite Las Vegas photo spot, as the juxtaposition of the colorful rocks against the desert background makes a dynamic photo.
Photo Tip: It can be very windy at Seven Magic Mountains. Avoid changing your camera lenses as much as possible and consider bringing a jacket to protect your camera from the elements.