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Getting around on foot

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by AbbyP, Apr 16, 2013.

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  1. AbbyP

    AbbyP Tourist

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    I will be staying at an off-strip hotel and using their shuttle to get to The Strip.

    Can anyone tell me what to expect when walking on the strip? Are the streets difficult to cross? Are there peddlers or any types of people an older lady traveling alone should be cautious of?

    After a certain hour, is is just more prudent to take cabs than to take the shuttle or be walking around?
     
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    Most of the major intersections have bridges to cross the wide LV strip. You will need to take an elevator or escalator up to the bridge to walk across. Some of the bridges have bums or people selling water, as does the strip itself. The east side of the strip, particularly around Planet Hollywood and north of it, will have men lined up handing out porn cards (porn slappers they're called). I would advise an elderly lady not to walk north of the Wynn at night unless there are other tourists walking that way. Actually, there's no need to go further than the Wynn.
     
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    Abby, pedestrian traffic is so heavy that you will not feel unsafe regarding homeless or drunks. Just be aware of your surroundings and keep track of your purse, better yet try not to carry one. You will enjoy the walk, even after dark as the whole place really changes. Not sure of your age but it does get very crowded/congested near The Quad due to construction and I would avoid that area.
     
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    Abby, I agree with xmarksx.
    During the day it is well traveled. Walking can tire you out quickly; everything in LV looks close but is quite a distance. I dont know how long your trip is but you may want to buy a 24 hour or a 3 day pass and use it to move up and down the strip. It is much cheaper than a cab and saves wear and tear on your feet . Incidently the bus runs from Flamingo on the side of Caesars about every 20 minutes and you get off just about in front of the Rio. Same across the street to return.

    Jimbo338
     
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    Bus or Monorail Pass

    I would also recommend a bus or monorail pass for getting around the strip. It sure is nice after getting tired of walking.
     
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    Is the bus still a nightmare? It used to be mob rule to get on the bus as there were more people trying to board then room to do so.
     
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    Not if you get on at the Tropicana-LOL.

    "Move to the back of the bus". And there's nowhere to go.
     
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    The Deuce Bus might be a better option because the stops are right on the Strip - the one drawback is that the stops (and the bus itself) are usually very crowded, and depending on how much traffic is on the Strip it could take a while to get around.

    The Monorail is faster, clean and safe, and is not nearly as crowded as the Deuce bus, but it is more expensive and located at the back of the properties so you will have to walk to the very back of each casino to get to the monorail and then through the casino to the front to get back to the Strip. Some casinos are bigger than others and have quite a bit of distance from one end to the other.

    Here is a link to the Deuce schedule which shows you the route - you can print this to take with you:

    http://www.rtcsnv.com/wp-content/themes/rtc/pdf/12/Deuce(09-30-12).pdf

    Here is a link to information about the Monorail:

    http://www.lvmonorail.com/


    You can buy all day passes for one or more days that will save money for either method of transportation.
     
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