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Williamstown NJ
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Strip Question

We are planning a 1st time visit to LV in April 2014.

We are still deciding where to stay.

How far is one end of new strip Mandalay Bay to Treasure Island? Is it walkable?

Where is the old strip?

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TI to Mandalay... I'm gonna call it 2.5 miles give or take a few tenths. Is it walkable? Sure, in the heat I would take a few breaks and make sure to get water.

There's really only one "Strip". Broadest definition (people disagree) would be Las Vegas Boulevard from Mandalay Bay to the Stratosphere.

If you're referring to Fremont Street where a number of older Casinos are located then it's about 4 miles north of TI if you follow Las Vegas Boulevard.

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I'm not sure what you mean by the old strip. When I first started going to Las Vegas a little over 40 years ago the Strip ran from Sahara Ave (between Riviera hotel and Stratosphere) on the north to Tropicana Blvd on the south. There was actually one more hotel south of Tropicana, the Hacienda (where MB is now). But most did not really consider it part of the Strip, just like many do not consider Stratosphere part of the Strip now.

Downtown has always been totally seperate and never considered part of the Strip.

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If you try to walk from Mandalay Bay to TI ....... make sure you take enough can money to get back ....... you will NOT want to do this twice!

I'm sure by the 'old strip" you mean downtown ...... Fremont Street. It is about a $20 - $25 cab ride. There are also a few bus options (The Duece, SDX .... I think). Fremont is a blast and is a great change of pace from the Strip. I stronly suggest you make an afternoon / evening out of heading there.

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There is only One Strip. There has always been ONLY one Strip.

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Where is the old strip? - good question, I've never heard of it...

Mandalay Bay to TI walkable? It's 2.5 miles as a crow fly's, but it will seem like twice that far... for every 10 people that actually walk it, I'd be willing to bet 9 would opt to ride back.

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Walk able? Yes, but it's a long way. You don't appreciate until you get there just how much walking there is to do.

Like others have said, you might walk it there, but not many walk it back!

We walk miles when we're in Vegas, but we just take it slowly, popping in and out of various hotels on the way, sometimes using the trams between certain hotels.

We know what walking is, we stayed at the Stratosphere twice lol!

Edited: 06 November 2013, 09:59
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Yes, it's walkable, unless you're grossly (or, is it VASTLY?), out of shape, or have other mobility issues. We just walked it, to and fro, last week. But, we did take our time for the most part. There is no better way to see most of the hotels on the Strip than by walking from one end to the other. But.....

If we were staying at TI and the sole reason for going to MB was a dinner reservation, then we would take a cab. If we were staying at MB and the sole reason for going to TI was Mystere, then we would take a cab.

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Thanks for the info. We hike several miles regularly, so 2.5 is not that bad. Also, going in the end of April shouldn't be that hot yet.

We read lots of reference to the old strip, but not sure where they meant. I think where the older casinos are location and the famous LV sign is.

We where possibly thinking of staying at Luxor or Flamingo, they seem to have a couple good deal on rooms. We like to find a good stay for $100 or less a night, that is not a dump.

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as Debbi256 post reads ,,,,you make walk it ,, but not to many walk it back

if you can afford a cab TAKE ONE

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HI Jmjbrtw - the LV sign is far south of the main casino area of the strip, past Mandalay Bay. No casinos in that area at all, its mostly unused land - still safe enough to walk there and pose for a picture or two. Not exhausting a walk and easily do able though.

The older part of the strip is no longer visible, the old casinos where pulled down ages ago and more recently the remnants of their signs were also taken down. The old part of Vegas is, as people have said, Downtown or Fremont Street - take a taxi and spend late afternoon/evening there to see it in it's light filled glory.

The strip is very walkable and April should be nice t-shirt weather - break the walk up by heading into the casinos for eats/drinks and sight seeing.