Las Vegas is a gambler’s paradise. If you are an aficionado of the game of chance, this is a city you must visit. There is hardly any place where you will not come across some kind of gambling machine! If you like to drink, this is also the city for you. And if you combine both, you will think you are in Nirvana!
The Strip or officially known as Las Vegas Boulevard, is where most of the action takes place. Plan your visit so your hotel room is nearby or on the Strip. Once there, you can walk to most famous places within a few minutes. As in any major city, crowds are unavoidable, but manageable. The city has spent lots of planning and money in crowd control. You can easily walk up and down (South and North) along the famous Strip and also cross from one side of the street to the other and use the very helpful overpasses in order to avoid the car traffic(heavy at times).
Having your home base on or very near the Strip allows you to either walk or use the fine public transportation system. As far as public transportation is concerned, there is a modern looking monorail about a block away from the Strip that travels parallel to it.
It runs from the Stratosphere (North) to the MGM Grand (South) Monday through Thursday 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Friday through Sunday 7a.m. to 3 a.m.
Along the Strip itself, there are buses that come by every 15 minutes or so and travel the entire length of the Strip. Check online for prices and times of operation for both buses and the monorail. One of the bus lines “Deuce” is in operation 24 hours every day, but it is best to check before hand if you plan on depending on public transport. There are also two Hop-On-Hop-Off lines through the Big Bus Company.
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