If all your activity is limited to the Las Vegas Strip, then taking a walk along the Vegas strip is ideal. The entire 4.2 miles length of the Las Vegas Strip is pedestrian-friendly, with footbridges at all the main intersections. Both sides of the Strip are lined with hotels and casinos, shops, restaurants, and lots of attractions.
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.
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. 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.
Pedestrian Crossways across the Vegas Strip
Pedestrian bridges 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 West Side of the Vegas Strip||Closest Pedestrian Walkway is|
|Mandalay Bay, Luxor, Excalibur||Between Excalibur and the Tropicana|
|New York New York, Park MGM, Orleans||Between New York, New York and MGM|
|Aria, Vdara, Waldorf Astoria, 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|
|Hotels on the East Side of the Vegas Strip||Closest 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|
Las Vegas Strip Map
|Walking distance from Mandalay Bay to||Miles||KM|
|Excalibur / Tropicana||0.4||0.64|
|New York-New York / MGM Grand||0.6||0.97|
|ARIA Las Vegas
|Harley Davidson Cafe||1.0||1.61|
|Bellagio / Paris||1.4||2.25|
|Bally's / Cromwell||1.5||2.41|
|Caesars Palace / Flamingo||1.7||2.74|
|Mirage / Casino Royale||1.9||3.05|
|Venetian / Palazzo||2.0||3.22|
|Fashion Show Mall||2.3||3.70|
|Wynn / Encore
|Slots-A-Fun / Riviera||3.0||4.83|
|SLS Hotel & Casino Las Vegas||3.6||5.79|
|Downtown / Fremont Street||5.9||9.50|
When you're tired of walking, there are several ways to get back. Consider the following :
|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