Travelling inspired by music also means discovering the best record shops in town. Whether you are collecting new CDs or old vinyl: in this subTOUR, explore the best of Las Vegas music shopping. Take some souvenirs, either for you or your family and friends back home. Or perhapy your are more into proper Rock 'n' Roll merchandise?
Also, we will guide you to some hidden places of Rock history to tell the stories beyond. On the way, enjoy the vibrant atmosphere in one of the city's hottest live music venues. Why not combine it with a concert in the evening?
This subTOUR is best done by car. Nevertheless, if you prefer to do it as a walking tour, take the Las Vegas Monorail for some parts.
Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas (Google Street View)
First stop of this subTOUR is at the world-famous Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign. Located in the middle of Las Vegas Boulevard and welcoming the city's visitors since the year 1959. A must-see for any guest and also for you. Spend some time around taking pictures and exploring the unique vibrant atmosphere of Las Vegas that is already sensible here.
Art of Music (Bachmeier / Ramsthaler)
Mandalay Bay is not only one of the morst renowned hotels in the city, but also home to one of the Art of Music stores. This is your favourite place if you want to buy music memorabilia and souvenirs. From signed posters and original guitars to framed platinum discs and much much more. Wondering how to bring your new guitar or band image back home? Of course they do offer shipping worldwide. They have a second branch at Mirage Hotel.
If you're further strolling through Mandalay Bay Hotel, figure out the House of Blues live music venue – your favourite band's name might just be on the schedule for tonight. Anyone in music business who has toured during the past years has probably played this stage. From Metal and Punk to Hip Hop – the event calendar is probably one of the most varied in the city.
You may also eat in here so take some time for a first break from shopping.
Try this: Double Down Saloon has been bringing night-life fun to Las Vegas since 1992. In here, they got live music, for free, on nearly every night of the week. Punk, mostly. Always expect the unexpected with vivid chaotic murals and unique drink and cocktail creations.
Record shopping (Bachmeier / Ramsthaler)
Time for some record shopping, finally. Music and merchandise from all genres - try Zia for browsing the racks and boxes full of vinyl and records. By the way, they have several branches in the city. So if you're much into shopping vinyl or CDs, take your time in the stores.
Record City (Bachmeier / Ramsthaler)
Next stop: Record City. When doing the subTOUR by foot, take the Monorail that connects major hotels on Las Vegas Strip northbound. The store is not that fancy from the outside, but definitely worth a visit. So step inside and browse the racks for your record souvenir. A good selection in vinyl from all genres, with Rock and Metal up to Classics.
Restaurant tip: got hungry from shopping? Further west is Count's Vamp'd Rock Bar & Grill, a unique place with proper food and live music in a authentic Rock surrounding for true music lovers.
We are not over yet. Moondog Records is a vinyl record store specializing in Rock, Metal, Punk, Psych, New Wave, Folk, Jazz, Blues and much more.
Downtown Las Vegas is the final destination of this subTOUR. With its bright neon lights all over the place, Fremont Street is entertainment and gambling at its best. This is also where the music videos for U2's I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For and Shot At The Night by The Killers along with many other renowned films and videos have been shot.
11th Street Records is for those who need a break from the hustle and buzz outside and shop some record souvenirs.
Restaurant & club tips: for something to eat at the end of the shopping tour, try Plaza Hotel & Casino with Brightside restaurant or Beauty Bar, both just around here.
This subTOUR takes you to all of the places that formed Las Vegas super band The Killers. Learn about where it all started and became a world-wide success. Stroll through Neon Museum, location for the All These Things That I've Done video and take a picture at Chapel of the Flowers, once workplace of drummer Ronnie Vannucci. Discover where hit albums where recorded and song titles got their inspiration from. Definitely not only for The Killers enthusiasts as you will see lots of the city's unique and quirky locations.