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Re: Take the monorail on rent a car?

My son will be visiting Las Vegas for the first time. He wants to see everything he can. I have been there before and remember taking the monorail to visit the various casinos. It was free but now its $30 each for a three-day pass. Since we will be there for a week, that would be $120 for six days of use. Would it be better to rent a car? We could see more and not have to wait for the monorail.

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1. Re: Re: Take the monorail on rent a car?

I would only rent a car if he plans on leaving the strip, and even then would he need the car the entire stay? Probably not rent it for part of the stay. If staying on the strip is really is no reason to get the car. Cabs are available 24/7.

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2. Re: Re: Take the monorail on rent a car?

Neither. Walk, bus, cab, for free trams on other side of strip will be the choice to make. All day bus pass for strip is $7.

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3. Re: Re: Take the monorail on rent a car?

For a week, get a car, visit Hoover Dam, go downtown, visit locals casinos, drive the backstreets to stay off of strip, no waiting on cabs, selfpark, enjoy!

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4. Re: Re: Take the monorail on rent a car?

I like the freedom of a car. We got our car for 6 days for $117. Taxes and fees included.

If you are drinking don't rent a car. If you are going to stay close to your hotel, walk. The monorail is not much good if you are on the other side of the strip. It is a long walk to the stations.

There are a lot of choises: car, bus, monorail, taxi, walk. Pick the one(s) that is right for you.

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5. Re: Re: Take the monorail on rent a car?

It will not be hard to find a car for $30 a day.

<<<<< He wants to see everything he can.

Unless he plans to stay on Las Vegas Blvd. for a week, rent a car.

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6. Re: Re: Take the monorail on rent a car?

Depends on how flush he is with cash and how he wants to spend it.

He can get a five-day pass on the bus for $20 I believe (3 days are $15) for unlimited travel. Efficient, handy, no worries about drinking/driving, no parking headaches, no map checking, and is very green. Can even use it to/from the airport.

Cabs will cost more than a rental car if he does much traveling at all.

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7. Re: Re: Take the monorail on rent a car?

Thanks for the advice. My wife and I have gone before and we staid at the Flamingo which kind of in the middle of the strip. Mostly we walked or took the free tram. But, I remember when we went to the Stratosphere we took a car as it was far to walk. It was also during the winter so, it was not that hot.

Anyhow, this time my son and I are going the end of May for a week at the Hilton Grand Vacation Club in a timeshare which is at the end of the strip. I thought it would be more convenient to have a car and about the same price as taking the monorail, cab fairs, etc. It will also be very hot and uncomfortable to walk outside. The monorails are in the back of the casinos right? Long walks and waiting for the monorail?

We don't gamble much. Just like to see the various attractions. I know, were weird.

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