Photo Friday in Las Vegas: The Venetian

Hotels, Things to Do — By thmeeks on April 9, 2010 at 7:16 pm

Before the Las Vegas Strip gave itself an extreme makeover — high rises, themed resorts, and giant casinos — a classic Vegas hotel casino stood on the property now occupied by the Venetian. The Sands was an iconic early Vegas destination, made popular by the “Rat Pack,” that team of entertainers who originally made Vegas cool: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Joey Bishop, and Peter Lawford. Today, the Venetian shows off Vegas’ new cool. The hotel has recreated Venice, complete with canals and gondolas. Visitors staying at the hotel enjoy some of the Las Vegas’ finest accommodations, and visitors who simply want to walk around will find a visual feast, wandering performers, and (of course) gondola rides.


Photo of the Las Vegas sign courtesy of Ashley Mikulik

Photo of the Venetian courtesy of Ken Lund

Tags: Photo Friday, Venetian


  • Tyler Renaghan says:

    What a great shot. Sometimes when you’re walking through the canal shoppes after a delicious dinner and a few glasses of Italy, you forget that you’re in the middle of a desert and start singing, “when the moon hits your eye….”

  • Terrisa says:

    I really liked this shot because it isn’t a standard interior shot of the Grand Canal Shoppes and the goldoliers – the exterior of the Venetian sometimes gets overlooked, and it’s quite beautiful, and photo worthy. Out in front, there are fountains, flowers and the Strip in the background — It’s a great place to take those “We’re in Vegas” pics!


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