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Duluth, GA
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Do we need to rent a car?

My girlfriends and I will be traveling to Las Vegas May 28-31. We are staying at the Venetian and would like to go out to the premium outlet mall. Is the cab okay or would it be best to rent a car?

Vancouver, BC
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1. Re: Do we need to rent a car?

Because you are staying at the Venetian, if you like walking.....the I highly suggest you DO NOT rent a car.....Venetian is in upper middle of the strip, so walking up and down the strip will be your main source of transportation.....while taking the cab/or the deuce as your second means of transportation.

With a cab instead of a car rental, you and your friends can go night clubing and don't have to worry about getting thrown in jail for DUI, or a poor soul being the desinatated driver......and b/c you are going in a group, splitting the cab fare won't damage your pocket book that bad.

Have fun

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2. Re: Do we need to rent a car?

If you do rent a car then I would suggest going to Primm Valley outlets also. Wife insists on a car for a least one day so she can power shop and she always go there. She thinks it is the best outlet but it is 30+ miles from Vegas. She also likes premium outlet and of course the Fashion show mall. We take cabs when we party. Have fun.

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My husband and I always rent a car. It is cheap if you use priceline or hotwire. The hotels all have free valet and as long as you stay off of Las Vegas Blvd the traffic is not bad. You get a chance to see explore places you would not go otherwise. Rent a car

Duluth, GA
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4. Re: Do we need to rent a car?

Thanks for all the wonderful suggestions!

Jersey
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I would rent a car for at least one day. This will give you the opportunity to see off strip attractions, visit off strip casinos and eat at off strip restaurants. You won't have to wait for a bus or pay for a cab. You can usually find cheap car rental prices -someone just wrote that they reserved a car for $13 a day using Priceline. Parking is free and you can valet park for the price of a tip. Driving on the strip isn't fun but if you get a good map you will see that you can usually use the side or back roads.

Here are the websites for the Outlet centers :

Las Vegas Premium Outlets 875 S. Grand Central Pkwy, I-15 exit 41B, Charleston Blvd.

www.premiumoutlets.com/outlets/outlet.asp…

Las Vegas Outlet Center 7400 Las Vegas Blvd.

www.premiumoutlets.com/outlets/outlet.asp…

Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas- Primm

www.fashionoutletlasvegas.com/index.htm

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6. Re: Do we need to rent a car?

For the short time you are there I would go with V257. Cab to the Outlet stores - they are really good BTW.

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7. Re: Do we need to rent a car?

I cannot imagine renting a car in Vegas. All that traffic wouldn't be a vacation to me! And the previous poster who talked about DUI's is right too. Who wants to worry about that in Vegas??!