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Newmarket
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How long is the main strip?

My husband and I love to walk. We are pretty quick walkers. A couple times a week we walk five miles to Dairy Queen, get a Blizzard, and then walk five miles back! (In summer of course--the only Blizzard we're having right now is the 50 cm. of snow in our driveway!)

Anyways, I hear so many people suggesting to stay in the middle of the strip. We are probably staying at TI or MGM. Is it THAT long from one end to the other? Can avid walkers not do the whole strip in one walk?

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1. Re: How long is the main strip?

Even less than avid walkers can walk the whole strip no problem.

Mandalay Bay to Wynn is the main strip. 4-5 km at most.

Grayson, Georgia
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I have not been to Vegas yet, but I have inquired about distance also, as I am an avid runner. My understanding is that while the strip itself is not very long, it's walking through the casinos that really tacks on to the distance. Plus, summer heat in the dessert can make that walk a little more uncomfortable.

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3. Re: How long is the main strip?

I found walking the strip in September fine. The only place I had problems was between Circus Circus and the Stratosphere. It was quite exposed there and the heat started to get to me.

I would imagine when I go back in June walking the strip might not be such an option because of the heat but we will see how it goes.

I found the most frustrating thing was that everything seems much closer than it actually is.

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4. Re: How long is the main strip?

We stayed at the Signature @ MGM a few weeks ago and didn't find the walk a problem at all. We walked almost everywhere, as far as the Wynn, only getting a bus when we were time-restricted. January weather was perfect for walking though, it might get a bit more difficult in summer.

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5. Re: How long is the main strip?

Walking from one end to the other can be done, and I have done it, gone from Flamingo to south end and back, no problem. It is time consuming and after several drinks and a long hot days it does get tiring. The heat in summer is crazy, evenings are fine. So go walk have fun, enjoy, see everything, I think walking is the only way to see each and every casino on the strip!!!

Cheers,

CS

Yes, it's cold in Austin also - sunny and 60 today - burrr!

Newmarket
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6. Re: How long is the main strip?

We're going late April so I assume the heat will not be a problem???

Newmarket
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7. Re: How long is the main strip?

P.S. to Crappshooter...60? Brrrr??? You have GOT to be kidding! LOL.

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I would love 60 right about now.....

still digging out!!!!

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9. Re: How long is the main strip?

The strip can absolutely be walked. I've done it. But remember that it is hot, even in April. If you start walking and get tired, pop into a casino and have a drink and relax. If your feet hurt, hop on the Deuce bus. It's only 5 dollars for a 24 hour pass. It's slow and crowded, but it gets you there!

I don't think you can do the strip in one walk because there is WAY too much to see and do! You'll keep stopping to check things out. I've been to Vegas 5 times and I've still not done everything on the strip that I want to do! :)

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10. Re: How long is the main strip?

this is good info thanks. we are staying downtown. if we take the Duece bus, we'll get off at Mandalay Bay or Wynn I guess? and then walk and have some drinks.

we are from Florida, so i'm right there with ya Crapshooter. Vegas will be cold to me this time of year. We will have to break out the long sleeves and a jacket. Who knew? On t.v. they are always hanging out by the pool, it is always warm.

Leaving tomorrow night! :) cant wait!