The Strip

A travel guide featuring reviews and tips about hotels and gambling on the famous Las Vegas Strip.

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The Las Vegas Strip is an approximately 4 mile stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Las Vegas Strip is home to many of the world’s largest resort & casino properties. According to Wikipedia – “Nineteen of the world’s 25 largest hotels by room count are on the Strip, with a total of over 67,000 rooms. One of the 19, the LVH-Las Vegas Hotel & Casino (Formerly the Las Vegas Hilton), is an “off-Strip” property but is located less than 0.5 miles east of the Strip”.

The resorts & casinos are in a constant bid to outdo each other and the dramatic buildings and skyline make The Strip one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.  Whether you fly or drive into town your entrance will be a remarkable one. The Las Vegas Strip influences everything from slot machines in the airport to the neon glow that beckons you in from desert roads.

Getting Around

Of course you can get around by foot by The Strip is HUGE. No matter how much time you factor in to walk around you will always end up behind your schedule – there is so much to see and do that it is hard to take it all in by foot. Fortunately Las Vegas has several different types of transportation to help you get around when your little piggies need a break.

  • Las Vegas Monorail – runs on the east side of The Strip from Tropicana Avenue to Sahara Road.
  • The Deuce – The easy to grab double decker bus that runs from the Mandalay Bay to the Bonneville Transit Center with stops at just about every casino.
  • Tourist Trolley – This trolley runs every 15 minutes and costs $3 per one way ride and stops at most hotels on The Strip. You can also buy a 24 hour pass for $7.
  • Trams – There are several free trams you can catch: Mandalay Bay Tram (connects Mandalay Bay, Luxor & Excalibur), CityCenter Tram (connects Monte Carlo, Bellagio & Crystals) and the tram that runs between Treasure Island & The Mirage.
  • Taxis – There are no shortage of taxis in Vegas but remember that they only stop at hotels & casinos. You cannot grab a taxi off the street on The Strip.
  • Shuttles – There are plenty of free shuttles in Vegas. Different routes include: Harrah’s/Rio, Sam’s Town/Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall/Harrah’s/Riviera/Tropicana, Paris/Rio, Hard Rock/Fashion Show Mall. Please note some of the shuttles will require proof of a room key.


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