2. The Grand Canal at the Venetian Resort and Casino

Locals in Vegas always joke that they can go to Venice, Paris or New York anytime they feel like it. That’s because several of the casinos and resorts that line the strip have modelled themselves after these famous locales. The Venetian, which was inspired by Venice, does a particularly good shop of transporting you back to the beautiful Italian city. Head into the resort’s shopping area and you’ll soon find yourself walking on cobbled streets and surrounded by Italian cafes and restaurants. At the centre of all of this is the Venetian’s beautiful Grand Canal. True to form, you can even indulge in a traditional gondola ride around the waterway, which comes complete with a singing gondolier.