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The Strip

We are las Vegas virgins planning a trip for next year. Hope this question isn't too stupid. Can anyone tell me how long the strip is and if it's possible to walk the length of it from one end to the other.

Irvine, California
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It's just over four miles.

Walking is possible but a lot depends on the time of year (not a great idea in summer), your level of fitness and how easily distracted you are.

More realistic and enjoyable to split this into two or three chunks and do one per day.

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Even when you SEE the strip, maidenfan, you will think that you can easily walk from one end to the other. I think the size of the buildings throws off one's perspective. Heck, when you're landing at the airport and see the Strip, you'll think you can walk TO it. DON'T.

It's hard to explain, but walking the strip is not an easy stroll. I would also recommend breaking it down into chunks and walking one section at a time.

Mineola, New York
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The other posters have given you good advice. We always have a car in Vegas and will visit different areas of the strip on different days. Some days we'll head down to NY NY and hit the casino hotels right around there. Then another day we'll use Harrahs as a mid strip headquarters and hit the casinos there. On another day we may head down to the other end of the strip and take in hotels there. The magnitude of the strip is a bit hard to take in till you really examine how far away things are from each other.

Farnborough, Hants...
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Yeah, don't be fooled when you land. Although it looks magnificent, it's almost like looking at toy buildings.

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While the strip is only 4 miles long. In reality its much longer than that. If you decide to go into the casinos as you walk down the strip, that walking adds up after 10 or 12 casinos.

I agree that you need to break it up over a 2 or 3 day period.

I have walked the strip, and its not an easy trek. My feet hurt for a few days afterwards. It took me 2 full days to walk the strip so be warned.

You will need the most confortable shoes you have or your feet won't be liking very much.

Northville, Michigan
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The meaty part of the strip is 3-4 km. The walk is no problem, unless in the heat of the day in summer. The big problem is maneuvering around and past the slow-moving groups of "cattle"

In summer, early morning is very nice for walking. Early is better for sidewalks being un-crowded any season

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I'm an early riser (I mean EARLY!) and I like to get up and walk the strip. I stay at Wynn and head down the strip and usually get to MGM. It's quiet at that hour and pretty low key.

I don't do it during the day, or for the purpose of exploring all the casinos.

MGG

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We like staying center strip, and explore one direction one day, than the other way the next. It is so easy getting sidetracked. If you did it all in one day your feet would really hurt. The best advice is always wear comfortable, already broken in shoes. Your feet will thank you.

Have fun planning!

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I think it comes down to what you're up for. If you're not a big walker, then you probably will want to split the walking into a few days... but if you're like me, you can walk as much as you want and enjoy it.

When I go with my bf we walk a LOT, but we love it. We've walked from the strip to the Stratsophere and if you're up for a walk in nice weather, go for it...

Another option is to take the monorail to Harrah's or somewhere in that vincinity and wind your way to the other end or vice versa if you're staying near the Harrah's area. Sometimes we'll walk from the MGM to TI and take the monorail back or we'll take a break and walk back later.

A lot of the casinos are connected by bridges so you can actually walk in and out, in and out, instead of just walking outside too.

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Hi

Take a look at this map, it show the main strip, you should get an idea from this

budgettravel.com/bt-srv/…GG06_vegasmap.pdf

Clive