If all your activity is limited to the Vegas Strip, then taking a good, long walk down Las 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 take in the architecture of the city. 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 and the Fremont Street Experience with alcoholic beverages in plastic containers (no bottles or cans). Remember, however, that this is not allowed anywhere else in the city.
There are several four-corner and direct Pedestrian bridges over Las Vegas Blvd. (Vegas Strip) separating pedestrians from motorized traffic. These bridges can be accessed via elevators or escalators. Below is a list of the Las Vegas Strip overhead pedestrian bridges and the hotel casinos located within each overpass.
5. Location: Park MGM (and T-Mobile Arena). There is a direct Pedestrian bridge connecting Park MGM and the Showcase Mall / Hard Rock Cafe.
6. Location: Veer Towers. There is a walkway connecting Veer Towers, Crystals shopping center and Waldorf Astoria.
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CVS Pharmacy Locations on Vegas Strip
When you're tired of walking, there are several ways to get back. Consider the following :