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  1. grosx2

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    a lot longer than in a cab!
     
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    The distance from Bally's to Mandalay Bay is 1.7 miles and the average human walking speed is 3.3 miles per hour... so it would take about half an hour at a normal pace.

    However I would expect a little longer because you will likely be walking slower than that with having to go up and down the bridges, the general congestion of the sidewalks and if its hot out that will slow you down as well.
     
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    Fact. During an upcoming trip, I'll be at Bally's while my brother will be at MB. He said it would be like a ten minute walk, I was thinking more along the lines of the half hour that Auggie mentioned. Cab is definitely the way to go, unless traffic would be horrific? I don't have much experience with the Strip south of PH. Also, I'm a fast walker.
     
  5. user3657

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    Takes me 20-30mins to get from MGM to the quad....
     
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    Pretty much what Auggie said...keep a steady pace and make all the crosswalks just right and you are looking at 20 minutes per mile.
     
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    Buy a mono rail pass, drop you off at MGM then walk over

    Ernie
     
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    Yeah...I'm pretty sure Flamingo to MGM to me 20 to 25 mins at a good pace. I didn't stop, sidewalk traffic wasn't too bad...it's a good hike. Then you would still have to cross the strip, cross Tropicana and then get past Excalibur, Luxor, then arrive at MB. If you don't want to cab it you could take the monorail to MGM walk to Excalibur, then catch the tram from there to MB. The tram is free, you would still have to pay to take the monorail.
     
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    I've done this very route several times, but take the Monorail from Bally's to MGM and then the tram from Excalibur to Mandalay. Maybe 15 minutes or so, assuming no delays waiting for Monorail/Tram. Most of the time is walking to the Mono, through the underground at MGM and over to Excal, and from the tram station to the conference center in Mandalay.
     
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    I like the monorail idea, I could get a pass from myvegas. How close is the stop to Ballys?
     
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    It's way in the rear, kind of by the pool. It takes maybe 5 minutes from the room door to the Monorail station.

    If you're in the north tower, a good shortcut is to take the elevator way down to the pool level and avoid the casino and escalator down.

    It's a lot longer walk at MGM. The path through the Underground tunnel to the area by the desk seems to be quicker. The Monorail station is NOT well marked in the MGM anymore, for some reason.
     
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    Point # 1:

    DMR has the right idea with the monorail/tram combo.

    Point # 2:

    A few months ago, I was staing downtown & had a meeting each morning at the Bellagio. I woul take a bus from DT to the strip. Quick & easy in the a.m. After lunch, the regular buses back to DT were crowded & stopped too often. That's when I got the bright idea to take a quick walk south from Bellagio to NYNY & catch a non-stop bus to DT.

    Well, that was hard! The sidewalk has been re-routed. You have to wind up & down with stairs, elevators or escalators. It takes twice as long as it should on the WEST side of the strip.

    Stick to the East side.
     
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    I would walk on the Mlife side as it less congested and walk down to Exaclibur. You can then take the tram. I have done it in about 15 minutes.
     
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    I decided against the Monorail or bus and plan to walk from the Mirage to the Tropicana every day for my conference. Reason being, I am going to be shoving my face with tons of good food at the buffets that I earned from MyVegas, so I need as much exercise as possible.
    The longer and hotter the better [<--- i'm thinking this may need to be moved to the After Dark section if I keep writing like that! :wink2:]
    Going to need at least a 30 minute walk per day to burn the calories.

    If I recall correctly, the last few times I did that it was about 108 degrees out, first 5 minutes was ok, seems as if your body has this protective bubble of AC from walking out of the hotel. Then all of sudden, holy hell I'm burning and sweating up a storm. Yikes! Wish me luck.
     
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    Understood.

    If you walk on the City Center side of the street, you will definitely get a workout!
     
  16. mdlee3_46041

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    This is the worst answer. Obviously the OP knows that it will take longer to walk than it will in a cab, but the OP is interested in walking it or at least considering walking it.

    I walk at a pretty good pace and it has generally taken me 25-30 minutes to make the walk. It's always been my experience that it's a bit quicker walking on the Bellagio side than it is walking on the Bally's side.
     
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    Since you were already at Bellagio you could have just taken the free tram from Bellagio to Monte Carlo and then just walked the short bit over to NYNY.
     
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