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Is the Monorail too much of a hassle?

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Is the Monorail too much of a hassle?

I'm three weeks out from my trip and will be in Vegas with a pregnant wife and I'm sure it will be hot. I can pick up some Monorail passes through myvegas for free. We're staying at Encore so there wouldn't be a stop there. For those that do ride the monorail, is it worth using if you're not even at a hotel where the monorail stops?

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1. Re: Is the Monorail too much of a hassle?

Where are you planning on taking it? Wiith a pregnant wife along during the hot summer in Las Vegas I would be inclined to hop in a cab versus walking to and from a monorail station.

Carlsbad CA
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2. Re: Is the Monorail too much of a hassle?

Yes. Long walks to most of the stations.

Columbus, Ohio
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3. Re: Is the Monorail too much of a hassle?

I find it inconvenient.

If you're hotel is not at a stop, there will be lots of extra walking involved.

If she is pregnant, a car rental may be your best option. Valet service is free, just tip a few bucks at pick-up.

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4. Re: Is the Monorail too much of a hassle?

Put her in a cab!! I consider the monorails virtually worthless for anything other than access to the casinos where they have stations. What I mean is ...... if you try to use them as a means to get from one part of the Strip to another, you spend many minutes and MILES, walking from the Strip, through a casino to the monorail station, through the casino where you got off to get back to the Strip.

No Thanks!!

p.s. Your wife will thank me! Haha .......

Nashville, TN
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5. Re: Is the Monorail too much of a hassle?

I love the monorail but I am usually there with the guys, not a pregnant wife. The only con of the monorail to me is that the stations are NOT close to the strip or main casino floors. They are pretty long walks to the back of the properties. I'd suggest cabbing it since your wife won't have much fun walking that far from stop to stop.

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6. Re: Is the Monorail too much of a hassle?

If the monorail tickets are free, it would be worth it to try it out at least once. You will see what everyone is talking about. The monorail stations sit at the very rear of the strip properties so there is a lot of walking to get to and from them. If the wife is very pregnant, then perhaps it's not the best choice. It is cheaper than a taxi and a lot cooler than on the bus though.

Our next trip is in August and we will be staying at the LVH. The convenience of the monorail is too great to pass up and I do like it.

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7. Re: Is the Monorail too much of a hassle?

If you are staying someplace with a stop, and goinging someplace near a stop, the monorail makes sense. Otherwise, skip it.

You are staying at Encore. Skip it.

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8. Re: Is the Monorail too much of a hassle?

Is the Monorail too much of a hassle? YES !

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9. Re: Is the Monorail too much of a hassle?

The myVegas Monorail tickets are BOGO not "free".

Also note that none of the monorail stops are indoors.

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10. Re: Is the Monorail too much of a hassle?

I'd skip it, MyVegas comps or not. The well being of your wife trumps the curiosity of taking the monorail here, especially since it does not stop at your hotel. I'd rent a car or set aside a budget for taxi cabs.