Vegas Travel Tips
- By foot as walking is the top way to travel around the Las Vegas Strip. Wear comfortable shoes, as the Vegas Strip is four miles long and many casinos, like the Bellagio and Caesars Palace are huge inside and you will walk a lot between dining, entertaining, shopping and gambling.
- By taxi as they are cheap, quick and seemingly everywhere. Vegas taxis are the perfect alternative to renting a car. Time wasted walking to and from your car and driving around for parking spots in the huge parking structures can make renting a car more of hassle then they are worth. On the other hand, taxis are always conveniently located in front of every casino, shopping mall and within steps of every convention location. Note, in Vegas taxis are not allowed to drop-off/pick-up passengers directly off the street, so make your way to the front of a casino to hail a Vegas taxi ride. Generally it is customary to tip taxi drivers which most people are happy to do because of the surprisingly inexpensive way to safely maneuver you and your group through the traffic filled streets around the Vegas Strip.
- By Vegas monorail with most casino destinations on the Vegas Strip being easily reached with little effort besides finding their stations in the back of the casinos. The major monorails charge a per use or one day fee while two free trams exist, the Mirage - Treasure Island tram and Monte Carlo - CityCenter - Bellagio tram.
- By shuttle since most Vegas casinos have shuttles pulling up and leaving around the clock for Airport, Strip and Downtown destinations. Free shuttles:
- Rio Suites Hotel and Casino - Harrah's
- Orleans - Gold Coast - Tropicana
- Green Valley Ranch - McCarran Airport - Mandalay Bay
- Hard Rock Casino and Hotel - Caesars Palace - Fashion Show Mall - Stardust
- Sam's Town Shuttle - Harrah's - Downtown
- By car is popular for travel as many visitors arrive from nearby states like California. For those flying to Las Vegas, many choose to rent-a-car, though they often find themselves hardly using their cars at all. Instead of leaving the car sitting in the free casino parking lots, try using other Vegas transportation options if you can.
- By bus as the city offers a very good public transportation. The city buses move up and down the Strip and to other destinations in Vegas like downtown and outside of Vegas to places like Henderson.
- By limo as these are hugely popular for rides to big events like Vegas weddings and for the casinos to transport VIPs. Common for the Vegas nightlife scene for limos to be used to transport you and your friends around the Vegas Strip, and even some of the better strip clubs will pick you up in a limo from your hotel.
- By exotic car as many vacation visitors choose to test drive a Vegas exotic car rental. From Ferrari's to Rolls Royce's to classics the many options can make choosing one a difficult task.
- By airplane since a large percentage of visitors fly into McCarran International Airport. The airport is only minutes from the Vegas Strip and plenty of transportation options to and from the Strip are readily available.
- By helicopter for those looking to get a birds eye view of the Vegas Strip. Helicopter tours are an awesome way to experience Vegas and some will take you for incredible views to other tourist destinations like the Hoover Dam.
Following travel tips and choosing the right transportation can help you get around the city on even the most crowded days.