This Google Map shows the Las Vegas casinos along the Las Vegas Strip Boulevard. Many of the smaller casinos in the 1980's were bought up by larger casino corporations. Most of the buildings were removed and the land used to build huge mega-casinos that spread across long stretches of the Las Vegas Boulevard sidewalks. For example, the Boardwalk Casino was cleverly themed to attract visitors who wanted the whole roller coaster and cotton candy experience. Modeled after Coney Island, New York the Boardwalk was demolished in 2006 so the land could be used for parts of Aria's CityCenter.
Las Vegas Map Tips
- Las Vegas Strip begins at the northern Las Vegas Boulevard at the Stratosphere and goes southward until just past the Mandalay Bay.
- Highway 15 runs north-south and is parallel to the Strip. You can access the highway by heading about 1/2 mile west of the strip. Highway 15 to the north continues past downtown towards Utah. Head south on the 15 and you will be on your way to Los Angeles, California (4 hours) and eventually to San Diego (6 hours).
- The Monorail runs north-south parallel to the Strip on the east side. The monorail passes through the Hilton, the Las Vegas Convention Center, Harrah's, Bally's and MGM Grand.
- Main Las Vegas Boulevard cross streets are Flamingo Avenue and Tropicana Avenue. Several major casinos are located within a couple blocks of the Strip along Flamingo (Palms, Rio, Gold Coast) and Tropicana (Orleans, Hooters).
- Sahara Avenue near the Stratosphere, Desert Inn Road and Spring Mountain Road near the Wynn and Encore are also cross streets.
- Free parking at nearly every casino. Huge free parking structures located behind most of the major casinos and shopping areas. Caesars, Fashion Show Mall, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, Bellagio and the Imperial Palace all have open spots in their garages.
- The Las Vegas Boulevard turns into South Las Vegas Boulevard when you are near downtown. Downtown casinos are pretty much all located around the South Las Vegas Boulevard cross street, Fremont Street. 1 block west of the Las Vegas Boulevard and Fremont Street intersection is the Fremont Street Experience.
- Downtown north-south major streets are Main Street, 1st Street, Casino Center, 3rd Street, 4th Street, and South Las Vegas Boulevard. Downtown east-west major streets are Stewart Street, Ogden Avenue, and Fremont Street.
- The traffic along Las Vegas Boulevard is not accurately reflected when looking at Vegas Strip Maps but be forewarned the traffic is heavily congested at peak times. Though nothing beats cruising up and down the Strip in your rented convertible, keep your eye on the road as thousands of pedestrians are always on the move along the sidewalks and in the crosswalks.
- Remember, Taxis can not pick you up on the street, so if you need a ride walk to the front of any casino and you are sure to find a line of taxi cabs waiting to give you a lift.
Vegas Strip map is important to study before you get to Vegas because the Strip is long and many casinos take up an entire block. Knowing which casinos are next to which and where they are located to the cross streets will help you feel more comfortable finding your way around.