Las Vegas: Photowalk Road Trip

Our #Photowalk today is actually a photo drive, a road trip from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, a four hour plus journey that many people think is rather slow and boring.

I beg to differ. I think there are many photo highlights going through the desert — as you can see below.

On this Photowalk, we hit all the spots: Hesperia, Victorville, Barstow, Yermo, Baker and Primm, at the State line.

And we’ll end up at the Welcome to Las Vegas sign. So get out your cameras, buckle up and let’s go on a Photowalk Road Trip.

We’ve been big fans of Las Vegas for years–decades in fact. (Just look up “Vegas: Live and In Person,” and my name and you’ll see!)

So it was natural that when visiting recently, we would bring the #Photowalk experience to the Neon Jungle, for a two-pronged attack.

First, a look at just where to go to capture the best shots of the lost art of neon in the city, and two, how to find the best locations (save for an expensive helicopter tour) of nabbing great skyline shots of the city.

Let’s start with neon. The only remaining classic, old-style neon left on the Las Vegas Strip is at the Fabulous Flamingo, the hotel started in 1946 by mobster Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel.

To experience the neon of olden days, take a visit to downtown and Fremont Street, where the Four Queens, Binion’s and the Fremont Hotel still shine brightly, all night long.

Also downtown is the Neon Museum, where old neon signs go to live another life, in the Boneyard of the hotel.

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