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Las Vegas Strip Walking Tour

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If all your activity is limited to the Vegas Strip, then taking a good, long walk down Las Vegas' Strip is ideal. Just walking down the famous Las Vegas Strip is an experience in itself and 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.

Here are some tips to make your walking experience enjoyable

The one thing you must bring on a Las Vegas Strip walking tour 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.

CityCenter Fine Art Collection

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.

Check the weather and take a map of the Strip with you so you can plan your stops. Check out the list of free attractions too. Don't miss anything!

Vegas Strip Pedestrian Bridges
Vegas Strip Traffic Barriers
Vegas Strip Traffic Barriers
Vegas Strip Overhead Walkway
Vegas Strip Overhead Walkway

There are several four-corner and direct Pedestrian overhead bridges over Las Vegas Blvd. (The Strip) separating pedestrians from motorized traffic. These overhead walkways can be accessed via elevators or escalators. Below is a list of the Las Vegas Strip overhead pedestrian walkways and the hotel casinos located within each overpass.

1. Location: Corner of Las Vegas Blvd (the Strip) and Tropicana Ave. This four-corner overhead walkway connects the blocks where the MGM Grand, Tropicana, Excalibur and New York-New York are located.

2. Location: Corner of Flamingo Road and Las Vegas Blvd. This four-corner overhead walkway connects the blocks where Bally's, Bellagio, Caesars Palace and Flamingo (next to The Cromwell) are located.

3. Location: Corner of Spring Mountain Road and Las Vegas Blvd. This four-corner overhead walkway connects the corners where Treasure Island, the Fashion Show mall, The Venetian and Wynn are located.

4. Location: Planet Hollywood. There is a direct-connect Pedestrian bridge from the front of Planet Hollywood to CityCenter with access to ARIA, The Cosmopolitan and Crystals shopping center.

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.

7. Location: Bellagio to Bally’s Pedestrian walkway

8. Location: Bellagio to Caesar’s Palace Pedestrian walkway

9. Location: Treasure Island to The Venetian Pedestrian walkway

Moving Escalator to Walkway
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Average walking time between Las Vegas hotels

Distance between Las Vegas Hotels

Las Vegas Strip Map

Las Vegas Strip Map

Walgreens Locations on Vegas Strip

Walgreens - The Grand Canal Shoppes
3339 S Las Vegas Blvd
(702) 369-8166
Open 24 hours
(near the Palazzo) - Corner of Las Vegas Blvd & Buccaneer Way.
Pharmacy Hours: Open 24 hours
3765 S Las Vegas Blvd
(702) 739-9645
Open 24 hours
(across from Park MGM Open - 24/7)
Pharmacy Hours: 8am - 10pm
Walgreens - Miracle Mile Shops
3717 S Las Vegas Blvd Ste 100
(702) 262-0635
Open 24 hours
Corner of Las Vegas Blvd & Harmon Ave.
Pharmacy Hours: 8am - 10pm
Walgreens Downtown Las Vegas
495 Fremont Street #170
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 385-1284
Fremont / 4th Street
Pharmacy Hours: 9am - 5pm
CVS Pharmacy Locations on Vegas Strip
CVS Pharmacy Las Vegas
CVS Pharmacy
3758 S Las Vegas Blvd
(702) 262-9284
Open 24 hours
(Next to Park MGM)
CVS Pharmacy
Bally's Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
3645 S Las Vegas Blvd
(702) 474-4089
Open 24 hours
CVS Pharmacy
Treasure Island
3300 S Las Vegas Blvd
(702) 866-2350
Open 24 hours
CVS Pharmacy Downtown Las Vegas
1812 East Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89104
Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am to 8:00 pm

When you're tired of walking, there are several ways to get back. Consider the following :

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