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What's the best way to get to the Palms from Bally's?

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by 1LuckyMomma, Feb 17, 2015.

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  1. 1LuckyMomma

    1LuckyMomma Low-Roller

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    We'll be staying at Bally's soon and want to go to the Palms to eat and explore as we haven't been there yet. I know a cab from Bally's to the Orleans is about $12.

    Also, I know there's a shuttle from Bally's to Gold Coast and people talk about crossing the street to the Palms. Is there a crosswalk somewhere nearby? I've never noticed people crossing. Is it safe or all y'all just dodging cars? :confused2:
     
  2. bluesdude

    bluesdude Low-Roller

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    There is a crosswalk on the west side of GC at Wynn and Flamingo. There is also a crosswalk on the east side of GC at South Valley View BLVD (near Rio) and Flamingo. These have traffic lights with crosswalk signs. You need to wait for the light to change as Flamingo is very busy! Check out Google maps.
     
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    Oh, yeah. Take the shuttle to Gold Coast. It is free.
     
  4. Maylene

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    Yea. I would also just take the shuttle to gold coast/rio and walk across the street to palms.
     
  5. 1LuckyMomma

    1LuckyMomma Low-Roller

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    Just looked at Google maps. I can't believe I didn't realize how close it was to the Gold Coast! Boy do I feel stupid. All of these years of taking that shuttle and I've never paid attention. Thanks! Looking forward to trying the buffet and using some match play coupons. :)
     
  6. smartone

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    Please be careful... careless people get hit in that stretch of Flamingo ALL the time!!!
     
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    The #202 bus(flamingo) stops is right outside of the Palms and drops you right in front of Ballys. Runs every 15 minutes, is $2, no tip and takes 6 minutes.
     
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    Um.....have you ever crossed a street before? Another vote for the shuttle to Gold Coast.
     
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    There are two pedestrian crossings; it is as safe as any pedestrian crossing.
     
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    Exactly! For some reason, folks just continue to cross wherever they feel like it and get mowed down because of it.
     
  11. 1LuckyMomma

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    No need to be snarky. A couple of us have some mobility issues so we're always safe and use a crosswalk. :peace:

    The 202 bus may be a better idea. Will see when we get there. Thanks everyone!
     
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    I kid, you won't have a problem crossing Flamingo to get from Gold Coast to The Palms, i believe the light and crosswalk is at least 30 seconds, if not longer.
     
  13. Dr Nostron

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    Love the palms!! Have fun!
     
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    The shuttle convenient and cheap. You will catch it at the most eastern exit on flamingo Or next best take the 202 on flamingo st. next to Caesars.
     
  15. 1LuckyMomma

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    We're planning on taking the shuttle. I'll post a trip report while we're there! We're anxious to try the Sunday buffet! The regular one, not the pajama style. :)
     
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    I have crossed on that crossing from the Palms to the Gold Coast, Wynn Road, at least 1000 times, drunk or sober.

    You can also walk down to the street light at Royal Flush Way( I thought it was called Hugh Hefner for some reason).

    If you are going during the summer, it can be hot waiting on the light. When crossing from Palms to Gold Coast, be careful of the cabs and traffic coming out of the Palms as that is where it empties out to and the cars will be right behind you.

    W Flamingo Road is a HEAVILY traveled road. I wouldn't jaywalk on that one, I would use the lights. The lights all have crossing buttons and the crossing buttons actually work.

    You have three shuttles to choose from.

    Palms to Caesars
    Gold Coast to Orleans/Bally's
    Rio to Harrah's/Bally's.

    I have ridden them all with no problems.

    I think Gold Coast starts at 8 AM, Rio at 9 AM, and Palms at 10 AM. Palms ends at 8 PM, Rio and Gold Coast are something like 1 AM.
     
  17. DoctorPong

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    There is a shuttle that takes people (for free!) from Bally's to RIO. To get to palms from there its like a block and cross a street. Then you can get back the same way. Go to ghost bar!
     
  18. 1LuckyMomma

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    Where does one catch the shuttle to Caesars from the Palms? I didn't even know there was one! That may come in handy this trip since a lot of people I know are staying at Caesars.



     
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