If you’re relatively new to visiting Sin City, you may not have your favorite hot spots mapped out in your head like long-time tourists do. But that’s okay; we’re going to let you in on the secrets of partying on the Strip without so much walking in the ferocious heat among the sweaty crowds. If you’re on vacation or with your team on a corporate retreat or team building adventure, we’ve got tips for how to do Vegas right.
Where to Start Your Strip Crawl
Okay, the first thing you should know right off the bat: MGM properties now charge for parking. You’ll still be charged even if you’re paying good money to stay in their hotel. I know, it’s a crime, really, so if you’re on a budget or as angered by this as many locals are, stay away from their properties.
Here’s a list:
- Circus Circus
- Mandarin Oriental
- Veer Towers
- Mandalay Bay
- MGM (obviously)
- The Mirage
- Monte Carlo
- New York-NewYork
- T-Mobile Arena
- Las Vegas Festival Grounds
We know; it’s a significant portion of the Strip, but stick to Caesar’s properties for now. Let your corporate event management team know of this new and unforeseen cost!
Next, the Strip is over four miles long. So if you’re visiting for a few days, we strongly recommend checking out the main properties in chunks. Choose a few casinos, shops and restaurants that are within easy walking distance of each other. If you have your heart set on checking out north and south sides of the Strip, skip the walking, escalators and traffic by taking the monorail. The Vegas monorail runs from MGM Grand to SLS Las Vegas and includes seven stops. Open from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. on weekdays and 3 a.m. on weekends, you’ll be able to count on an easy ride up the Strip anytime that’ll be much cheaper than a taxi.
On the other hand, if nothing but a car will do, order a Lyft or Uber. Their rates are significantly cheaper, and there are plenty crawling around the Strip, waiting to service people like you, so don’t worry about a long wait.
No matter where you decide to party on the Strip, you’re sure to find tasty food and spectacle you won’t find elsewhere. To make your vacation completely stress free, hire Las Vegas Destination Management to arrange your hotel, restaurant reservations, and entertainment. Our corporate event planning team makes team building trips easy and even offer discounts to you, thanks to our local connections. Learn how we make any corporate retreat successful, and book your Las Vegas vacation today.