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Best Route from Strip to Off-site Casinos

Discussion in 'Off-Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by BoostedRS, Feb 25, 2016.

  1. BoostedRS

    BoostedRS Low-Roller

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    So after numerous visits to Vegas I am finally attempting to try to go and visit some of the offsite casinos to add to my chip collection. On my last visit I got to a few I hadn't been to but not very many. I still need quite a few chips and figured It would change it up a bit and I would get to see some new things.

    Does anyone have a created route or know where I can get one of the best route as far as visit any offsite casinos such as ones in the areas below or others:

    - Boulder Hwy Casinos
    - Southeast Casinos
    - Northeast Casinos

    Or any additional ones that are within an Hour> that there are several within the area. I was trying to figure out the best route and which casinos to hit first and have the best straight line with the shortest travel time but it appears to be a feat. I assumed someone may have done this before?

    Our group had thought about staying a night in Laughlin to mark those off the list but that isn't for sure yet. Who goes on March Madness and has a strip casino booked and goes to Laughlin? Am I crazy?
     
  2. eksantirik

    eksantirik Low-Roller

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    ACG or LVA coupon books are a great motivation to do off-site casino visits. In one of my trips a few years ago, I bought ACG and made a point to visit almost all casinos on it. A rental car is a must though.

    I was staying at Rio. One day, I did the close by places like Gold Coast, Orleans, Palms etc. Another day, I did the boulder highway from north to south and from there, I hit M resort and Green Valley Ranch. And another day, I did Fremont + North LV, along with some station casinos on the way.

    If you want to do it all in one day, I think a loop might work the best. Loop will be bordered by Red Rock on the west, Aliante on the north, Boulder hwy on the east, and GVR/M Resort on the south. While doing the loop, you can make quick trips inside the loop to see other casinos close by.

    Maybe start from Mandalay Bay, hitting Silverton, South Point, M Resort, then head east to GVR, and then north to Boulder hwy. After visiting many Boulder hwy casinos, the road will take you to downtown, or towards North LV. But there are many casinos, I think you should split the trip in to a few days, unless all you will do is to collect chips. If you want to get a card and play the ACG coupons, then getting in and out of a casino would probably take at least 30 mins.

    I must admit, this was a ton of fun. All the best!
     
  3. leo21

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    By southeast, I assume that you mean Silverton, South Point and M. I would take Dean Martin to the Silverton. From there, I would cruise down LVB to get to South Point and M Resort. They are all easily accessible from the I-15 as well.
     
  4. BoostedRS

    BoostedRS Low-Roller

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    Thank you both for the input. I may have to pick up one of those ACG's. I remember I got one the first time I went to Vegas and thought it was worth it but just stayed on the strip mostly and with a downtown visit. It's sad how I've been downtown on most of my visits and may have a players card at 1 or 2 of the locations but have played multiple times at all of them. I'm going to make it a point to get one from all the places I go this time.
     
  5. makikiboy

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    It all depends on where you are coming from and where you are staying. also what day and time you are travelling since the freeways can get busy during rush hour.

    If staying downtown then easy to take the 515 south to get to the boulder highway and southeast casinos. Not sure if you meant southeast or southwest casinos, the southeast casinos are the ones in the Henderson area (like sunset station, fiesta henderson and gvr). To get to the northeast casinos (like the cannery on craig road) you take the I15 north.

    If staying on the south end of the strip (airport, MB, Luxor, etc.) then take the I15 to get to the northeast casinos. Take the 215 and then either the 515 north or boulder highway or other surface streets to get to the southeast and boulder highway casinos.

    If staying the north end of the strip then you can either take the I15 and then the 215 then 515 or boulder highway to get to the boulder highway and southeast casinos or you can just take the surface streets (shorter route but many traffic lights so could take longer) to get to the boulder highway casinos. again take the I15 to get to the northeast casinos.


    Now if you want to get to the southpoint, silverton and M, you can always take the I15 if you don't want to take the surface streets. Especially to get to the M, would be better to just take the I15 since there isn't much to see on LVB from southpoint to the M.
     
  6. roycpa

    roycpa Low-Roller

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    It's easy to get around LV despite some heavy traffic at times. Your original post asked for additional casinos within an hour of the strip. Every casino in town is within an hour, so you can see them all! For the Boulder highway casinos, just take the map in the back of the visitor mags, and drive up and down the road. They are all easy to see, and most of them are worth a stop, at least once. Northeast, Makikiboy has all the right routes, the farthest out will be Alliante, unless you want to go all the way to Mesquite. Northwest trip can be pretty much completed by driving up (or down) Rancho. Summerlin places are pretty close together.
    Be careful, once you're away from the strip you may never want to go back!
     
  7. jmiller31

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    Depending on where on Boulder Hwy you are trying to go sometimes the quickest way is the simplest. If you want to go to Sams Town for instance I find just going east on Flamingo from the strip is the simplest. The worst part of the drive is getting past Koval on Flamingo once, you're at that point even with all of the traffic lights you can get there in 15 minutes or so. If you took the freeways to get there it would be at least 20 minutes if not more.

    We frequently go to Green Valley and usually just take the 15 south to the 215 east and if there is no traffic you can make it in 15 minutes. If you are at the M way down south on St. Rose and want to go to Green Valley just take St. Rose east to Paseo Verde and you will be at Green Valley in less than 10 minutes. Red Rock is a very similar casino to Green Valley and the drive there is very similar just take the 15 south to the 215 west and you will get there in about 20 minutes. I don't think I've ever run into heavy traffic on the 215 west.

    If the 15 by the strip is messed up (which happens a lot) and you want to avoid the strip I used to use Koval but lately that has become horrible too. Now I use either Frank Sinatra which runs behind all of the hotels on the west side of the strip. Another nice tip is to use Dean Martin to get anywhere south of Flamingo and avoid the 15. Dean Martin runs all the way south to St. Rose Parkway and you can quickly get from Flamingo down to Silverton using it.
     
  8. smerrian

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    I must be missing something because all I see is tough love...What are you, 16? Look at a friggin' map! There are maps on the web that label all of the casinos in the LV area. Plot out the route that works for you. Easy-peasy. The best maps I know of listing all of the casinos are at www.lasvegasadvisor.com and in the search line type in 'map'.
     
  9. smerrian

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    As for a night in Laughlin, I've done that. Good thing to do to get the experience under your belt. Missing a paid night on the Strip is NOT a trade I would make. Do it another trip when you're booked off-Strip.