Las Vegas

  • Accommodation:
    • Excalibur Hotel & Casino
  • Transport:
    • San Francisco – Las Vegas by plane, 1.35hr
    • One of the easiest ways to travel up and down the strips is by taking the Monorail, which stops at seven points on the Las Vegas strip: MGM Grand, Bally’s/Paris, Flamingo/Caesars Palace, Harrah’s/The LINQ Hotel + Experience, The Las Vegas Convention Center, Westgate and Sahara Las Vegas. A single ride is $5 and a day pass costs $13
    • The monorail also offers free shuttle rides at various off-the-Strip hotels
    • The Deuce is one of the best ways to get around the city, servicing two routes for the strip and downtown
    • The routes are: The Deuce on the strip, stopping at or around most properties on the strip, and the SDX (strip and downtown express), which has 21 stops departing from Grand Central at LV Premium Outlets – North (N) and ends in South Strip Transit Terminal Bay 3 (N)
    • Deuce tickets can be purchased on the bus for $6 (two-hour pass) and $8 (24-hour pass)
    • The Deuce bus runs 24 hours, while the SDX stops at 12.00am
  • Things to see:
    • Hoover Damn
    • Grand Canyon (day trip)
    • Red Rock Canyon (day trip)
    • Death Valley (day trip)
    • Fremont Street
    • The strip
    • The Neon Museum
    • Bellagio Fountain show
    • High Roller
  • Tips:
    • Restaurant Brio is a Tuscan grille situated in Murray City Fashion Place, perfect if you’re in a rush to shop and eat
    • The Vegas players club card is great for discounts
    • Look out for the reasonably priced buffets – especially on Fremont St
    • Deuce bus for access up and down the strip – though this can be slower and busier during peak times
    • If you want to visit Fremont Street (the old strip), the Deuce bus is the cheapest form of transportation from the strip to downtown Las Vegas
    • Take the time to visit the casinos in the strip, which all offer something different eg, gondola ride at The Venetian
    • Commonly, the casinos/hotels on the strips will offer deals for a show and meal, which we’ve done a few times. We would only recommend this if you have time to spare as this has positives and negatives. The upside is you only have to fill out a quick form and get benefits (eg, the last time we went to LV, we got a trip on the High Roller, a show and a 2-course meal for $55 each). However, the downside is that you will have to attend a timeshare presentation, which lasts for a few hours and can be a bit awkward after saying no to the salesmen and then picking up your free tickets! That’s Vegas!
    • If you’re a dare devil why not take a ride down the zipline at Fremont Street
    • Don’t forget to take a photo of the Fabulous Las Vegas sign, located in the median at 5100 Las Vegas Boulevard South
    • The Deuce does not stop at the airport, so you need to catch the Route 109 bus to the South Strip Transfer Station to get on The Deuce. Access to Route 109 is located in Terminal 1.
    • For more information, https://www.visitlasvegas.com/uk/