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Where to Walk Downtown

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels & Casinos' started by johnvic, Sep 21, 2013.

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  1. johnvic

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    I like to walk to de-stress. When I am on the strip I just walk the strip. Where can I walk during the day downtown that is relatively safe? I mean a good 4 miles total.
     
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    How about through the Ogden Street underpass towards the Smith Center and then down to the Outlet Mall campus and then either back the way to came or loop back up Main Street if you are brave/Street Smart/etc.
     
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    I really can't think of a relatively safe and interesting walk around downtown.

    Problem is that venturing too far North, South or East puts you in unsavory neighborhoods. Especially later in the day. There really isn't anything super interesting in most directions. Views of stripmalls, and poorly maintained sidewalks are common.

    The springs preserve has a 2 mile trail loop that would would be nice, but its a 4 mile walk plus 20 dollar yearly admission. Buses go nearby though.

    The only loop I can think of off the top of my head would be Fremont to main street, south to Bonneville then past the outlets and Lou Ruvo building to Charleston, east to Las Vegas Boulevard and back north. (about 3 miles and change) Not the best areas but not terrible.
     
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    Sdx to the strip.....then take your normal walk. You would feel more comfortable in a more familure environment.
     
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    Why not just 3~4 laps back and forth from the Plaza to El Cortez. Very easy walking in the morning.
     
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    Joe beat me to it!
    This is the safest walk you can do, and in the mornings it's just you and a few panhandlers hanging out. During your walk you can look around at all the businesses you normally wouldn't venture in to, and may spy something that gathers your interest. Especially around Fremont East.
     
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    I also think walking south on LV Blvd is a nice walk... down to Charleston and back... past the courthouses, etc. Lots a traffic on the Blvd keeps things feelin' safe IMHO.
     
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    I felt safe walking to the pawn shop and back. I could be wrong but I think it's the same general direction as the courthouse.
     
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    Thanks all. The walk to the outlets and back seems like a good walk. I wonder how the walk to Luv It Frozen Custard and back would be.
     
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    Gotta go watch football, so didn't Goggle, but their custard is great!
     
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    Luv It Custard would be further south on Las Vegas at Oakey I think (right by the OG)... the section of Las Vegas Blvd south of Charleston to Oakey (just north of the Strat) get's a little "dicer", but still plenty safe due to the heavy traffic. Most of the run-down apartments that are just off the Blvd. have been demolished or boarded-up and the tenants have had to move elsewhere. That means the small time hustlers/players have moved as well. You'd be safe for the walk.
     
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    You can also walk down to the call, go inside and walk over to MSS, turn around and go back the way you came.
     
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    Smart and Chi are correct, walking toward the courthouse is relatively safe. I have run an walked that several times.
     
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    while not much in the area worth seeing you can also walk along main street, all the way up to the gamblers general store and the arts district. you can even continue up main street towards the strat. during the daytime the walk should be safe.

    You can also make it a loop, walk from downtown to the premium outlet and come back along charleston ave and then take main street or lvb back to downtown.

    just be aware of your surroundings but there isn't usually a lot of foot traffic in the area, nor areas where unsavory people hang out IMHO along main street and the premium outlet.
     
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