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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.

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  1. DESPERADO

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    :wave:i drive my own vehicle to LV, takes about 6 hrs. in the past when we flew also rented vehicle. love to drive all over from summerlin to henderson. no problem for me. :beer:
     
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  2. tringlomane

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    I would say most don't drive in Vegas. This forum is probably more car oriented than the average Vegas tourist.

    Generally speaking, a car may be beneficial. But reiterating most others comments, those who drink a lot should avoid getting a car. To explore away from the Strip and/or Downtown, I strongly recommend getting a car. Visiting these casinos may offer better VP, blackjack games, and different things to look at, but there isn't an off-strip casino imo that is a "must see". In my case, I'm lucky. My g/f rarely drinks, so she is always driving the rental, and I'm a spoiled drunk.
     
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    Never had a car dont think i ever will, no cabs/uber/lyft either

    I usually stay mid strip get shuttle to/from airport, on the strip i just walk, i take one 24h bus pass to the outlets in the am and on freemont that same night.
     
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    Consensus is probably to not drive. But I spend most of my time off strip so a car is a must. When I was a mostly strip person, car rentals were dirt cheap so it made sense to snag one even if it wasn't used much but the average rates now would make the average strip tourist think twice, especially if their planned destinations are in walking distance. The parking fees have just become another reason not to visit the strip, not a reason not to rent a car.
     
  5. Snidely

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    Who cares what the consensus is. Do what works for you.
     
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    We should have a poll to find the real answer.


    (Runs and hides.....)
     
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    I drive a mobility scooter, if that counts... Have had a few late night crashes, though :D
     
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    What I gather, is that a lot of the posters here like to drink to excess. I'm at least glad that they don't drive in that condition.
     
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    I'm kinda mad at a guy in a scooter. Hope it wasn't you. Lol
     
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    I tend not to stray far from Fremont street, and most of my accidents have been single vehicle/person, so I'd hope that it wasn't :thumbsup:
     
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    It wasn't you. I was playing vp at harrahs AC when a rather large gentleman on a scooter zipped into the machine next to me and slowly tipped over. I tried my best to catch him and lift him upright but that wasn't happening. He didn't even acknowledge me or say thank you for helping lift him up off the floor.

    Ran into him a few weeks later and he tried to cut in front of me in line at Total Rewards desk. The clerk sent his gold card assistance packing.
     
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    Rarely. Now that Lyft/Uber are so cheap (and rentals have been quite high for sometime), there is no reason whatsoever.
     
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    We always get a car. Just booked a trip 3 day for Jan and the car was only $95.
    I like to go out to Valley of Fire, Hoover Dam or Red Rock just to get away for a little while. We usually go to some of the local attractions, restaurants or downtown too.
    Too much to see.
     
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    Now ...THERE is a very good reason. We stick to the strip ourselves, but if folks are hitting other areas of town, then it makes sense.
     
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    I usually rent a car. I like to gamble off-strip, where there are lower table limits and VP that actually gives you a decent shot at winning. It is also good for exploring local restaurants and coffee shops.
     
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    The western US numbers are what stick out to me. They are more dependent on California and the rest of the Western US than I would have initially guessed. When you factor rentals in, probably more have a car than don't.
     
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    The CA drive-in factor is huge. Has been for years.
     
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    We stay 10 to 14 days and don't sit in the same spot very long. About 100 trips and about 100 car rentals. We drink but don't mix it with driving! I've never understood the allure of coming to Vegas to drink. It makes the gambling awful and our money is better spent on other things. About the only liquor we actually pay for is for some wine with dinner. As Ken said two pages back - there is no consensus and each person should make their own decisions.
     
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    That's why the parking program was so shocking. They knew that they were going to get some decent money off a captive audience because unless something's changed, most gamblers actually don't participate in players clubs. You can't assume all those folks regularly driving in are Pearl or higher.
     
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