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One Day Car Rental - help us choose our Casino Hop

Discussion in 'Off-Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by Wanger1969, Jan 19, 2016.

  1. Wanger1969

    Wanger1969 High-Roller

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    We are renting a car for one day during our week long trip in April. There are so many Casino's off strip that we haven't been to, so we have decided to make an entire day of "Off The Beaten Path Casino Hopping"!

    A few we know we want to see are SouthPoint, M Resort, GVR, and Red Rock. (these are the ones I hear about on this board all the time)

    I have no idea where any of these places are, or any other Casinos in their vicinity. Hoping maybe you fine people :wave2: have some ideas about a good strategy to follow to maximize our day? I tried to pull up a Google map of all Las Vegas area Casinos, and it totally overwhelmed me. I don't even know where to start. :bang:

    Any help or ideas are greatly appreciated!
     
  2. Snidely

    Snidely VIP Whale

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    Silverton, South Point, and the M are all on a straight line right off the highway if you wanted to hit all 3. You can see all three from the highway at the same time so no worries about getting lost. If it's your first time renting a car and/or first time venturing off the Strip, I'd recommend either GVR or Red Rock. Red Rock especially is in a very pretty area on the edge of town and has a very relaxing feel to it.
     
  3. Samstown man

    Samstown man MIA

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    While at the Red Rock go to the Rampart and Suncoast. Boulder highway and see some locals.
     
  4. Rush

    Rush High-Roller

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    Once you rent, you will ask why you haven't all along. The freedom to do those far away casino jaunts is great. Plus, you can just drive to the mountains or desert if you want some away time from the machines and tables.
     
  5. Samstown man

    Samstown man MIA

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    Yep totally agree.
     
  6. TomTWI

    TomTWI High-Roller

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    In addition having a car allows you to go to local restaurants. More variety and usually less expensive.

    TomTWI
     
  7. vegasvic

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    I never used to rent a car. Didn't want the hassle and didn't want to have to stay sober. But times/age have changed and now we always rent a car. We do tons of things that require a car. And have found it's no hassle. All of the strip properties can be entered from the back (no dirty pun intended). We love restaurants beyond the casinos and enjoy Red Rock, Valley of Fire, etc...

    As for which casinos to go to I'd say M Resort, GVR, and Red Rock.would be my top 3. I enjoy each of them.
     
  8. Wanger1969

    Wanger1969 High-Roller

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    Thanks everyone for the fantastic advice!

    This is 100% the reason we've never rented before. As you said, times change, and we long for some of the outlying casinos and a day away from the hustle of the strip/downtown.
     
  9. roycpa

    roycpa Low-Roller

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    As many have said above, once you rent a car, you'll wonder why you waited so long. A casino is a casino no matter where it's at, and the odds on table games and slots and vp on the strip just plain suck. You might as well just give your money to the crazies walking along outside begging for it. There are many non gaming things to see and do in LV, which are much more easily seen and done with a car. Not having a car here would be the same to us as not having a car at home.

    As far as being lost as to where to start, the maps the rental car companies give out are fine for listing the names of the casinos, and if you want more details rent a car with gps or bring your own Garmin with you. Traffic can be bad at various times but it's no worse than any other big city. I suggest you don't try to do all of them in one day, and save some for the next time - You might even want to stay in one of the outlying areas. The money you save in overpriced rooms, food, poor odds, etc, will easily pay for the car rental.

    If sobriety is holding you back, you might try touring in the mornings and drinking and partying at night. I drink at home whenever I want, and don't really drink any more in LV than I do back home.

    There's a whole new world out there for you to find - Have a great time finding it!
     
  10. Criminole

    Criminole Low-Roller

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    We are renting a car for the first time in February. I like to drink all of the time in Vegas so it will be interesting. Plan on hitting South Point, M and Silverton and then heading to GVR and Henderson/Boulder Highway one day and then dt, close to dt casinos and Red Rock area casinos on another day. Don't plan on being at any for that long of time. Will be interested to see if this is the new norm or a one time thing.
     
  11. Rush

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    Holy Hannah! I don't like the sound of that!
     
  12. Spivderman

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    I rent a car every trip; enjoy being able to go and explore. We visit the M each trip, sometimes 2-3 times. I have stayed there on two trips. We also visit the Red Rock once per trip. I enjoy being able to bounce between DT and the strip immediately and multiple times. For my upcoming trip in March, I prepayed $88 all-in for 64 hours. The one time I took a taxi from M to Venetian it was $39.
     
  13. Bondy3

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    you dont need to really rent a car now-a-days for casino hopping, you can take uberX and each hop will be cheap (under 10 bucks).
     
  14. dukeofdarby

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    would highly recommend taking in the casinos on the boulder highway-------lots of local flavor,low limits on table games with decent rules,good vp schedules----good basic food at reasonable prices-----you may not be able to hit all of them in 1 day but would be worth a try------start out at boulder station near town and head down the boulder highway ending up at railroad pass-----along the way you will pass Arizona charlies,sams town,the longhorn,eastside cannery,the Eldorado,jokers wild ,the fiesta and skyline-----
     
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    Aliante, Red Rock Casino, Green Valley Ranch, M Resort, South Point Hotel Casino & Suncoast
     
  18. Wanger1969

    Wanger1969 High-Roller

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    Thank you again for all the replies. Got our rental secured today (after waiting for rates to drop). I know we are going to hit Red Rock for breakfast buffet on a comp, then we may actually do a non gambling thing and drive thru Red Rock Park. After that, who knows!!
     
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    Just to add that the days you don't rent a car you can still casino hop off Strip from Harrah's/Bally's to Rio, using the free shuttle, then you can also walk across from Rio to Gold Coast and Palms. You can also pick up a shuttle in front of Caesars to go to Gold Coast/Orleans.
    As a long time admirer of Red Rock Canyon Park, be sure to take photos/videos while in the Canyon. You might also see snow on the higher peaks and the red sandstone is gorgeous.
     
  20. TomTWI

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    Kay,

    I'm sure you will like Red Rock Canyon take some water and try one of the walking trails. There are trails easy to difficult I've done them in sneakers but you do get dusty. This year I'm bringing boots and trying more difficult trails.

    TomTWI