How to get around Las Vegas

Taking a walk along the Vegas Strip

 

If all your activity is limited to the Las Vegas Strip, then taking a walk along the Vegas strip is ideal. This is probably the best way to really enjoy the Vegas Strip. There is a lot to see and do. Remember, however, that the Strip is a little over 4 miles long, so plan accordingly.

Here are some tips to make your walking experience enjoyable

 

The one thing you must bring is the most comfortable pair of shoes you have. Make that two pairs! You are going to do more walking than you can even imagine. Shoes that are too high or tight will end your walk much sooner than you had planned.

Make regular stops. Rest whenever you can to avoid getting tired quickly, maybe get refreshments at shops along the way. Besides the mega resorts along the strip, there are a few Walgreens, CVS Pharmacy and McDonald's along the way (click here for locations). After each stop, you will be able to continue with a fresh burst of energy.

Take some water with you to avoid dehydration. Take as much as you can carry comfortably and plan to buy more along the way if you run out.

In the extremely hot Summer months, spend as little time outside as possible. You may actually want to reconsider walking during those months. Las Vegas is in a desert after all, and the temperature is usually in the hundreds.

Remember to take a light sweater or jacket with you, even if it's sweltering hot outside. It may seem nice at first when you come in from the heat, but the casinos are kept at a constant temperature of 60 degrees. Not good, if you happen to be wearing a tank top and shorts.

Cross the street at designated spots or use the pedestrian overpass. (check below for a list of overpass locations) Do not jaywalk. You will be hit with a heavy fine if you're caught. As of September 2013, the fine for Jaywalking in Las Vegas was $198.00

Besides getting fined, you don't become a statistic. Las Vegas Valley was ranked as the sixth most dangerous metropolitan area when it comes to auto-pedestrian fatalities. Traffic on The Vegas Strip is notoriously dangerous. A combination of high speeding cars, wide roads, reckless pedestrians and distracted drivers account for the high fatality rate. Only cross the Vegas Strip at designated crosswalks or over-head walkways.

Las Vegas police allow people to walk down the Strip with alcoholic beverages. Remember, however, that this is not allowed anywhere else.

Check the weather and take a map of the Strip with you so you can plan your stops. Check out the list of free attractions too. Don't miss anything!

 

 

 

Pedestrian Crossways across the Vegas Strip

Pedestrian crossways are available at 7 walkways over Las Vegas Blvd. (Vegas Strip). Below is a list of the Las Vegas Strip overpasses and the hotel casinos located within each overpass.

Hotels on the East Side of the Vegas Strip Closet Pedestrian Walkway is
Mandalay Bay, Luxor, Excalibur Between Excalibur and the Tropicana
New York New York, Monte Carlo, Orleans Between New York, New York and MGM
Aria, Vdara, Mandarin Oriental, Jockey Club Between City Center and Planet Hollywood
Cosmopolitan, Bellagio, Gold Coast, Rio, Palms Between the Bellagio and Bally's
Caesar's Palace Between Caesar's Palace and Cromwell
Treasure Island, Mirage Between Treasure Island and the Venetian
Fashion Show Mall, Trump International Hotel Between Fashion Show Mall and the Wynn
View from Pedestrian Walkway
Walking Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas Blvd.
Walking Las Vegas Blvd
Hotels on the West Side of the Vegas Strip Closet Pedestrian Walkway across Las Vegas Blvd.
Tropicana, Hooters Between Tropicana and Excalibur
MGM Grand, Polo Towers, Hard Rock Between MGM Grand and New York, New York
Planet Hollywood, Paris Between Planet Hollywood and City Center
Bally's, Cromwell Between Bally's and the Bellagio
Flamingo, O'Sheas Casino, The LINQ, The LINQ Hotel & Casino Between Cromwell and Caesar's Palace
Harrah's, Casino Royale, Venetian, Palazzo Between the Venetian and Treasure Island
Wynn, Encore Between the Wynn and Fashion Show Mall
Moving Escalator to Walkway
Walking Las Vegas Blvd
Also expect to see a few of these
Walking Las Vegas Blvd

Las Vegas Strip Map

Las Vegas Strip Map

Walking distance from Mandalay Bay to
Miles
KM
Mandalay Bay
0.0
0.0
Luxor
0.2
0.32
Excalibur / Tropicana
0.4
0.64
New York-New York / MGM Grand
0.6
0.97
Showcase Mall
0.7
1.13
Monte Carlo
0.8
1.29
City Center Las Vegas
1.0
1.61
Harley Davidson Cafe
1.0
1.61
Planet Hollywood
1.2
1.93
Bellagio / Paris
1.4
2.25
Bally's / Cromwell
1.5
2.41
Caesars Palace / Flamingo
1.7
2.74
Harrah's
1.8
2.90
Mirage / Casino Royale
1.9
3.05
Venetian / Palazzo
2.0
3.22
Treasure Island
2.2
3.54
Fashion Show Mall
2.3
3.70
Wynn / Encore
2.5
4.02
Stardust (demolished)
2.8
4.51
Slots-A-Fun / Riviera
3.0
4.83
Circus Circus
3.1
4.99
SLS Hotel & Casino Las Vegas
3.6
5.79
Stratosphere
3.9
6.28
Downtown / Fremont Street
5.9
9.50

When you're tired of walking, there are several ways to get back. Consider the following :

Other ways to Get Around Las Vegas

How to hop on the Deuce Taking a Free Shuttle Ride
Where to rent a car in Las Vegas Take a Las Vegas taxi
Taking a walk on the Vegas Strip Las Vegas Airport Shuttle
How to ride the Las Vegas monorail How to Ride the SDX

Las Vegas Transportation Maps - Downloadables

Adobe Acrobat Deuce on the Strip Route & Schedule

Adobe Acrobat Strip & Downtown Express Route & Schedule

Adobe Acrobat WestCliff Airport Express Schedule

Adobe Acrobat Download Las Vegas Monorail Map

Share your Vegas Strip walking experience

comments powered by Disqus
V - The Ultimate Variety Show Discount Tickets
50% OFF Show tickets
Use Coupon Code: howto50

Le Reve
Save $20 on Premium Seating