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Is it within walking distance?

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by meliphilus, Mar 13, 2016.

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  1. meliphilus

    meliphilus Tourist

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    Vegas visitors are often surprised by the distance from one place to another. I took the attached pic today and I think it helps convey how immense the strip area is.

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    Do you agree? Do you have other pictures to help illustrate this point to new visitors?
     
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    The first thing a friend who went to Vegas told me when we asked him about his trip was " A block there isn't a normal block!" It's tough to comprehend distances from pix; you need to be on the ground and start hoofing.
     
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    Sorry, no pic but I'll never forget when I first moved to Texas and someone was giving me directions, the guy said just continue on this road a few blocks, it's not far, but remember, these are Texas blocks - sure enough, what seemed like about 2 miles later I reach my destination.

    That to me is how far apart things are in Vegas even though they appear to be next door.
     
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    Yes, but it's a fantastic walk!!! The real question is, how fast can you make it between destinations?! For example, from Ceasars to New York New York?! with no taxis!! When you've been a few times, you can get it down to an art form!!!
     
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    One of our favorite phrases used to be a "Vegas Block".

    Asked for directions one time in Dallas. Go to where Kennedy was shot, then turn right.
     
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    I looked out my window one time when we were taxiing down the runway and was surprised to see the El Cortez. I had no idea you could see it from the airport. It was in the distance but oh so close!

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  8. vegasvic

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    Agreed, everything on the strip looks closer than it is. And then add in crossing any streets, most of which make you go over, up, around, down, over, etc...
     
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    Interesting. I'm not sure how making a building look smaller makes it appear to be closer.
     
  12. parallax

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    We try to walk everywhere in Vegas. We do not bring workout clothes but instead try to walk everywhere. We stay at MB and walk up to the Wynn or Caesars' Forum almost every day.
     
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    I remember our first time in vegas, that was one of our rookie mistakes. Everything seemed so close. We learned quickly. You can always get there, but you have to go back. That is the killer!
     
  14. bobby jones

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    Always recommend to rookies to stay centre strip no matter what budget. They can split the strip tour in quarters if they like. Of course if don't like them, Trump or Trop are fine first places to stay if they want to walk the strip:)
     
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    I remember on my first trip how rough shape my feet were in after the second day of trying to see every square inch of the Strip. My blisters had blisters! I also got a kick out of how my mom said to me how she thought the Strip would be a lot bigger just after we had arrived. Her view of things changed pretty quickly.
     
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    Very true. I don't stay on the strip anymore but I'm taking a group of 14 in June. From my son (recently turned 21, first trip) to aunts and uncles that are 80. So center strip was the way to go.
     
  17. Mrs. K.

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    We refer to "a Bellagio" as a block. For example, Linq to Walgreens is approximately "one Bellagio" distance. I have no idea if it's actually accurate but somehow it makes sense.
     
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    Everything is in walking distance if you like to walk! :)

    The one I think is the worst example, not to show my real age, is one that Vegas World used to run in the Sunday entertainment section which made it look like Vegas World was right next to the Riviera and Stardust.
     
  19. BayouBengal

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    At least you didn't go "back....and to the left."
     
  20. NYNYGirl

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    Our last trip we walked everywhere just about. I do remember taking some transit system to Wynn but that seemed more confusing. O well live and learn. Wanting to stay at NYNYbut can't remember if that is mid-strip or not...
     
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