The LINQ is an outdoor district of awesomeness located on the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. Here, you can shop, dine, be entertained and go for a ride on its dazzling focal point—a 550-foot-tall observation wheel, which just happens to be the largest in the world.
This rotating behemoth looks like something straight out of a futuristic sci-fi flick. And it’s being lauded as the most exciting attraction to roll onto the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. Each spherical pod weighs 44,000 pounds and is enclosed with handcrafted Italian glass. Inside, there’s room for up to 40 people to enjoy the 30-minute ride. The pods can be divided into two cabins. Both sides provide 360-degree views of the glitzy city so amazing they will take your breath away. Additionally, all cabins are equipped with sound systems that pump out and dramatic music while eight monitor screens play videos—just in case you tire of gazing out at the spectacular scenery.
At night, the High Roller observation wheel shines with colorful illumination. More than 2,000 bright pink, turquoise, purple, green and white LED lights sprinkle the sky. The result is a sparkling light show that lasts from dusk until the early morning hours. Drinks can be purchased at the High Roller’s wheelhouse to enjoy as you take your vacation to new heights and toast your epic experience.
A score of 300 is the best you can get in bowling. But there’s no limit to the amount of fun you can have at this 80,000-square-foot nighttime location. Strike up a good time on one of Brooklyn Bowl’s 32 lanes. After knocking down a few pins, enjoy good ol’ American comfort food at the Blue Ribbon restaurant. This popular dining establishment serves up all the favorites including wings, pizza, barbecue and catfish. You can even order dishes to meet the needs of vegetarians. There’s even a concert venue that promises top headliner acts. As if that wasn’t enough, the concert venue turns into a nightclub with a live DJ who spins music—so you can have fun all night long.
The Purple Zebra
A zebra cannot change its stripes. But you can change the way you drink daiquiris—in a deliciously creative way. The Purple Zebra (inspired by F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, This Side of Paradise) is a quirky location catering to the 21-and-over crowd seeking a little adventure to go along with their adult beverages. This self-serve daiquiri bar features 20 flavors that you can mix and swirl to suit your taste. You can even put candy on top to sweeten the experience. These frozen libations are way too cool and tempting to resist. Not one of the grownups? There are non-alcoholic drinks as well. Enjoy weekly specials and 30% off refills. And if you’re curious, “Tastes Like Heaven” is the most popular flavor. It’s a blend of Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey and lemonade.
The LINQ district is also home to a rockin’ Mexican restaurant and tequila bar with a sexy mechanical bull. The atmosphere is that of a high-energy fiesta and the two-story establishment offers seating with the only unobstructed views of the High Roller Observation Wheel. Chayo’s sleek interior is an arty blend of stylistic modernity—a nod to the uninhibited city it calls home. For those who demand the very best in Mexican cuisine, chef Ernesto Zendejas proudly creates unique dishes that stay true to the flavors of classic dishes. And don’t forget about the tequila flights, the selections soar to new heights.
For hot dogs served on the fancy side, be sure to visit the Haute Doggery. Looking for a dessert quickie? Sprinkles Cupcakes promises to satisfy your sweet tooth. Want a picture to remember the evening forever? Polaroid Fotobar can capture the moment. You can even get a jolt of caffeine from the Starbucks™.