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somewhat off topic. Taxis vs Monorail?

shell64 Sep 22, 2010 06:51 AM

What is the best way to get to all these amazing restaurants on the strip? I have looked at the Monorail system, it seems efficient, however, you do have to walk to the nearest station, and as any lady would agree, even a small amount of walking dressed up in high heels is not fun, are the taxis much more expensive than the monorail?

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    Dave Feldman Sep 22, 2010 10:14 PM

    I'm not sure how long this topic will last, although I do think it's food-centric in its own way.

    The distances from the monorail to the actual locations in hotels can be quite long, I'm afraid. Cabs are more expensive (especially if there are traffic jams on the Strip), but walks from the monorail to restaurants can be at least several city blocks -- a good argument for flats or cabs.

    1. invinotheresverde Sep 23, 2010 09:31 AM

      The Deuce runs up and down the strip constantly and is, what, $5 for a 24 hour pass? It's not necessarily the classiest form of transportation, but it's convenient and cheap, leaving you more money for great food!

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      1. re: invinotheresverde
        kagemusha49 Sep 23, 2010 03:33 PM

        Unless you are doing a nobrainer (like taking the monorail from one MGM property to another) I think you should forget it. Either rent a car for the time you are there or just cab it.

        1. re: kagemusha49
          shell64 Sep 28, 2010 12:17 PM

          We decided to rent a car. Problem solved. Thank you everyone that replied.

          1. re: shell64
            Dave Feldman Sep 28, 2010 08:08 PM

            A Solomon-like decision! Especially if you are wearing heels, I'd valet park the car. For a few bucks' tip, you'll be walking a fraction of the distances you'd be encountering via the monorail.

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