Bird’s Eye View from the High Roller in Las Vegas, Nevada

I was provided with two tickets to ride the High Roller on a recent trip to Las Vegas. I found Vegas to be a convenient airport for ingress and egress to access national parks in Utah and Arizona, from Zion to the Grand Canyon. What’s more, there’s no better way to relax after a long weekend of hiking than with a cocktail and bird’s eye view of Las Vegas.


What is the High Roller?

High RollerStanding at 550 feet tall and offering unparalleled views of the strip, the High Roller is the largest observation wheel in the world. Many compare it to the London Eye. If you want to recreate your childhood ferry wheel days as an adult, this is the best way to do it!

The High Roller has 28 cabins with each cabin fitting up to 40 people. I went with a friend on a Tuesday afternoon and we were lucky enough to have a cabin all to ourselves thanks to low demand. There are two types of cabins–cabins with or without a bar. Alcohol and snacks are sold on your way up to the boarding area and are allowed on both cabins.

How long does it take to do one rotation?

High RollerThe ride takes half and hour total to do one full rotation. During the day, you can see out the desert from the highest point. At night, you get iconic pictures of the Vegas lights. After your ride, you can stroll the LINQ promenade, located right downstairs and offering live music, street performers and endless bars and restaurants.

Is it worth it?

High RollerI have to admit, I had a little too much fun on this experience! After a weekend of being away from civilization, Vegas was an overload of sensory stimulation. Also, I may have had one (or four) margaritas. If you’re going to make questionable decisions to celebrate climbing mountains and achieving personal goals, however. there’s no place to do so than Las Vegas! After all, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.


Till next time, safe travels!

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*Disclosure: The High Roller provided complimentary tickets for myself and a friend but my experience and opinions are my own. 

2017-10-27T00:18:47+00:00 April 24th, 2017|Destinations, Nevada, North America|8 Comments


  1. Agness of aTukTuk May 25, 2017 at 3:37 pm - Reply

    The view is spectacular! Las Vegas is a dream destination for me, Jen!

    • Jen on a Jet Plane June 6, 2017 at 10:24 pm - Reply

      Thank you Agness! Memories of Las Vegas are definitely blurry like a dream haha, I hope you get to visit soon! 🙂

  2. sarah June 20, 2017 at 6:22 am - Reply

    Vegas is one of my favorite cities.

  3. Felicia June 21, 2017 at 12:20 am - Reply

    Well, that looks amazing! It makes me want to visit Las Vegas so much more!

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  5. Vipul Mahajan July 18, 2017 at 5:49 am - Reply

    though it is expensive but it is worth to do in Las Vegas

  6. Lisa July 31, 2017 at 6:27 pm - Reply

    Nice cityscape views! I really would like to go to Vegas and see for myself all the fun!

  7. Echoesofhervoice August 15, 2017 at 12:24 am - Reply

    Never been but looks nice. Thanks for sharing!

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