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So, is the consensus most drive in vegas or not?

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by fischer, Oct 9, 2016.

  1. fischer

    fischer Tourist

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    We always rent a car, but it seems like many of you don't. Is transportation that easy to get around? We still usually purchase the MyVegas buy 1 get 1 free monorails (helps get us to the convention center easier than shuttle busses) since we stay at the HGVC behind Flamingo the monorail stop is right there.

    We usually take our car when we go casino hopping and out to diner. However, that may change when we get hit with those valet fee's.
     
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  2. TKO

    TKO Low-Roller

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    The last 2 year it's been strictly Uber.
    No worries about getting rental dinged by valet, drops you off right at the door, don't have to deal with the returning, no issues with running over the jaywalkers which would ruin the entire vacation.
    Can't beat it from my opinion.
     
  3. DaiLun

    DaiLun R.C., L.C., and A.A.N.G.

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    Seriously, how many times has anyone had problems with the valet and the rental car?

    I've made 30 trips in the last two years and all I do is valet. Never had a problem.

    Limo rides cost $75 each way, and I like to go downtown or even to Laughlin on occasion.

    A rental car makes more sense for me.
     
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  4. BreakEven

    BreakEven Low-Roller

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    I'm in the "or not" category. But I don't have a problem walking ridiculous distances. Also, I want to drink when I gamble, and so that means a car is out.

    I've taken the bus several times, up & down the strip and to downtown. Super easy to find on the strip, but I don't recall the DT stop I got it at being that easy to find. Something to keep in mind depending on how much drinking you plan to do. Maybe I picked the wrong stop.

    Have never tried taking the bus to other off-strip locations, so obviously that means some dining choices are out. But I love plenty of places on the strip, so that doesn't bother me. Also, since I haven't been off strip for dinner, I don't know what I'm missing :)
     
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  5. Multifarious5

    Multifarious5 High-Roller

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    I've never driven in Vegas and don't have a desire to. Between decadent meals and good wine, I need the extra walking :woot::feedme::drunk:.

    The only time this is an issue is if I go at the end of summer when it's hot, but even then...ok....throw a rock at me for the most over-used phrase ever....

    "It's a dry heat!" :D
     
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  6. X-Man

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    I'm way too intoxicated to ever get the chance to drive in LV.
     
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  7. JeJas

    JeJas VIP Whale

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    solo trips: uber/Lyft + free shuttle + bus.
    family/group trips: rental car.
     
  8. Aces and Eights

    Aces and Eights VIP Whale

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    I always stay near the middle of the Strip where most places are within walking distance for me. If I want to go to a place a little farther, I take other transportation. I usually have a few drinks, and I hate driving while I'm buzzed because I'm paranoid that I'm going to get caught.
     
  9. gotChopin

    gotChopin Low-Roller

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    I love walking and you get to feel vegas more w all the people and sightseeing around me. However I always have my car usually just driven the first and last days to and fro home and also to make a stop to someplace outside of the Strip let say the bank. Lol.
     
  10. smerrian

    smerrian Low-Roller

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    If you're not a drinker; and playing a game with decent odds is important to you then you get a car because you want to get to properties on the periphery of the city. If you're there to drink and come with the attitude that it's no problem playing 6:5 BJ and 6/5 vp and just "HAVE to party on the Strip all night" then you skip the car.
     
  11. nfajgmbr03

    nfajgmbr03 Tourist

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    I usually have a rental but I've done the bus before. I like being downtown and off the strip so a rental is great to have. Local joints are fun to visit. That being said, I've left the car overnight at MSS and used uber before if I'm drinking. Pretty easy and cheaper than cabs. The bus just takes too long on peak hours.
     
  12. grosx2

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    No rental car for me. The amount of time per trip that I'm sober enough to drive would be measured in minutes rather than hours.
     
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  13. PsyDoc

    PsyDoc Low-Roller

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    I may use a rental car to get to Vegas, but during my time in Vegas I will walk short distances and use shuttle buses/monorails or cabs for longer distances.
     
  14. Drc517

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    No cars for me. Last thing I want is DUI that could ruin your career. I go to Vegas to have fun, get some drinks, not to worry about where to park, having to drive sober, etc. Uber or Taxi and if there's side trip, can always rent a car for a day.
     
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  15. FullBoat

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    I've never rented a car in Vegas. I normally stay downtown, and hang out down there. If I do go to the strip, I either take the SDX, or Uber. I don't want to have to mess with a car while I'm there, or worry about getting a DUI. Being in jail in Vegas wouldn't be fun. That's one place you know the house always wins.
     
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  16. NandJfrmNJ

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    We would never be in Vegas without a rental car but we go for 8-14 days and often go to NP's or elsewhere for several days and also stay off strip a good deal of the time. Even when we stay on the strip we often go off strip to eat or visit local attractions. I think that, if you're only there for a few days or intend to do a lot of drinking, no car is needed
     
  17. Edserv

    Edserv Low-Roller

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    No Car No Way
     
  18. bardolator

    bardolator Lifelong Low Roller

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    We have two sets of local friends, we are low to moderate drinkers, our home casino is not Center Strip, we like to do other things besides gambling and shows, and rental cars are cheap, so we drive. Other than a failed attempt to charge us for damage we didn't do to a car, we have had no problems with cars or rental agencies. I don't use a valet, so we have no valet-related problems.

    Like most things Vegas, the best thing to do is what works for you.
     
  19. Turtleman

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    Like many others, I don't need a car most of the time and certainly don't need a DUI. I've rented for the day from the hotel when making touristy side trips, but that was a very long time ago. I much prefer walking, shuttles, buses, and Uber. Less expensive and a whole lot less stressful.
     
  20. GottaLuvCruising

    GottaLuvCruising High-Roller

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    We've rented a car maybe 60% of the time, but it's for excursions outside of the strip. Now with parking fees, we'll be less likely to do so. Generally we get around on the strip by monorail and walking.
     
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