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Will We have Time to See the Strip?

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Will We have Time to See the Strip?

If we get into Vegas from San Diego at around 11:00 AM on a Saturday and our flight for home leaves at 6:00 PM, would we have time to check out the Strip, not to gamble, but just to see what it looks like? How far is it from the airport and how bad is Saturday traffic to and from in late March? Is it worth seeing the Strip during the daytime hours? Is traffic really stressful on the Strip?

Thanks!!

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1. Re: Will We have Time to See the Strip?

Yea, you have some time to take in a few sights. I would probably take a cab to Wynn and then slowly walk south on the Strip. You will be able to see many of the major hotels. Traffic should not be overwhelming. I would plan on getting back to the airport between 4:00 and 4:30.

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2. Re: Will We have Time to See the Strip?

You will have a few hours to see the strip. I would concentrate on the Flamingo Road/Strip area. The Wynn is too far north and there really isn't much to see in that area now. From Flamingo/Strip you can see the Bellagio, CP, Mirage, Flamingo, Venetian, Paris,PH. You can also walk to NY NY and MGM. Yes, it is worth seeing the strip during the daytime hours. Strip traffic is never that great- especially on the week-ends but you can walk to a lot of the casinos from the Bellagio.

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3. Re: Will We have Time to See the Strip?

I'd probably start with Venetian and head south from there. You could catch a free live band at Carnaval Court in front of Harrah's and stop into the Ghirardelli store for ice cream. Then on into Flamingo to see the flamingos and tropical fish in the nature habitat, across to Caesar's (just to see all the architecture and the lobby), then Bellagio for the fountains and the lobby artwork, back across the street to Paris and the Eiffel Tower, and if you still have time left at that point, down to MGM to see the lions.

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4. Re: Will We have Time to See the Strip?

I would probably hit Wynn... walk through the Venetian shops and the Venetian... walk across to the Mirage to quickly walk through the casino and exit the Tiger area. Then I'd walk through the Caesar's shops... over to Bellagio from the front of Caesars. After walking through the conservatory at Bellagio, I would head across to the Paris and get a quick walk through. Maybe grab a quick bite at Mon Ami Gabi. Then I would take a cab to the Mandalay Bay... walk through to the Luxor and then over to the NYNY and end at the MGM Grand. Hang out for a drink and cocktail... ride back to the airport.

Get a map of the strip and that will make more sense.

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5. Re: Will We have Time to See the Strip?

You'll have plenty of time to see the Strip! Now, most intersections on the Strip have pedestrian bridges. So, there is not much congestion on Las Vegas Boulevard.

A cab from McCarran to Caesars should take about 15 minutes at the max.

Las Vegas Boulevard is a very wide street. It is indeed worthwhile to see the Strip during the daytime. That way you can see more details than at night.

Just plan to head back to McCarran at 4:30pm. Go to any big hotel as they have cab stands.

Security is well organized at McCarran. It does not take long and the train shuttle is very very frequent.

12:30pm to 4:30pm sounds like a good plan!

JUST DO IT!

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6. Re: Will We have Time to See the Strip?

I did this a few years ago. My layover was 10 to 5.

and I had my 10 year old with me (who is now counting down to her 21st BD (only 3300 days left)

What you should do is pick a hotel and concentrate on that area. If you pick South Strip you can easily see Mandalay Bay Luxor Excalibur, TRop NY NY, and MGM. If you choose Bellagio area then you can hit Planet Ho, Paris, Bally's Flamingo and Caesars. If you hit Wynn then you can see TI, Mirage, the new Polazzo Venetian and possible Harrahs. The strip is way too big to complete in only four hours. Thsi would be the SPEEDY tour of the strip, less hotels is you are slow. Since you dont have luggage should be back at McCarren at 4:30. Dont worry about traffic -- Taxi should cost between $10 - $20 depending where you are on the strip.

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7. Re: Will We have Time to See the Strip?

I agree with the poster from NY. Pick a section and stick with that. I also agree with vp03 who stated there is nothing to see near the Wynns.

If it were me, I'd get a cab to the Tropicana which will be about as cheap as a cab ride gets ($10) and make your way north or south from there. You'll see more going north up the Strip.

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8. Re: Will We have Time to See the Strip?

I believe they have locker rentals at the airport (within the secured area) that you can put your carryons in. That would save you from having to carry those around.

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