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walking from SLS to Stratosphere

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by gradytripp, Nov 13, 2014.

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  1. gradytripp

    gradytripp Low-Roller

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    For the upcoming trip, I'd like to see SLS--despite the so-so reviews--because darn it, I like being able to say I've been in every casino on the Strip.

    My wife has never been on the monorail, so I thought we'd take the monorail (free via myvegas) to SLS. Then, since she's never been to the top of the Strat, I was thinking of walking there--ideally in time to hit the happy hour at Level 107.

    I have little experience on the north Strip. The walk from SLS to Strat, according to Google maps, is 1/2 mile. What kind of terrain am I going to be walking through? We frequently walk back and forth between Bally's and Ellis Island--would it be similar (a couple of ragged parking lots, gas stations, etc.)?
     
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    shokhead I'm no big spender!

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    Walk is ok during the day. I might not walk it with my wife at night.
     
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    If you're comfortable walking between Bally's and Ellis Island, you'll be fine... I agree with Shok, I probably wouldn't do it at 3 a.m. with a loved one... but daytime? No sweat
     
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    It's appears a little rougher than the walk to Ellis Island. There is a small casino along the way, I think it's called the Aztec.
     
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    The walk is fine and the terrain is as flat as a pancake,but I would agree & not recommend it after sundown as mentioned earlier.
     
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    Thanks for asking, I was thinking of taxi from DT to Strat, then working south to SLS, Riv, and Circus. I would not have thought it would have been a rough walk anytime. I have never been to the Stratosphere .
     
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    Sounds good... there's not much to see between DT and the Strat other than the Pawn Stars joint, which is popular among some. South from there isn't what I'd call "rough", but you can encounter some "unsavory" characters. I don't think you'll see a couple of ax murderers, but you are likely to see a meth-head or 2 talking to themselves or asking for money kinda thing.
     
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    And none of that would bother just me during the day. I'm not big on that at night for just me and it's a no go with my wife.
     
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    I just did the walk a few days ago. It's maybe 10 minutes long, but it scares me. So many people asking you to buy drugs, so many asian women offering fully body massages...I just didn't like it. Especially since it was my last day and I had all my hotel safe money in my pocket (so around $1300).
     
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    Did they follow you around or could you breeze past them?
     
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    Sounds pretty awful, just skip the Strat altogether
     
  12. gradytripp

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    I'm thinking that might be what I wind up doing. We always have one "downtown night" and I think we'll just cab it DT from SLS. I've been to the Strat and enjoyed the view from Level 107, but it's not a must-do. Thanks for the feedback, everyone.
     
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    Binions steakhouse has a nice view.
     
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    What if that loved one is 6'4" and carrying?




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    There is a bus stop in front of the Strat that you could take,the deuce 1stop to the SLS
     
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    When we were there in September, stayed at the Hilton Grand Vacation prop, just a little further up. Went to the Walgreen's next door and was accosted by a panhandler, who opened with: " You know I'm not going to kill you. Just need a little money for dinner! ".

    Me: " Buddy. I think you need to work on your material!" :)

    Also, I DO the walk between Bally's and Ellis all the time... at night and pass the Mayor of Koval, with his Santa cap! But, I'm a decent size and we go as a posse! Wouldn't do it alone.
     
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    watch out for this guy during your walk

    [video=youtube;WfFd4mlf5RQ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfFd4mlf5RQ[/video]
     
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    That's the norm.
     
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    Lol I think I may make some cabbie miserable by taking a fare to SLS from Strat! Also if that clown did that to my car I would have ran him ova!
     
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    That video's been around for awhile... I agree with you... hard to be sure, cause I'm not in the moment, but I don't think I would've hesitated to mow him down!!! Seems like self-defense
     
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