I had a rough time planning trips for Las Vegas the first few times. I had always gone with people that were familiar with the city, so when it was my time to plan, I was surprised when I realized how little I knew.
But now that I am a more savvy traveler and actually lived in Vegas for a while, I can give you the scoop on how to do it with greater ease, save money and find some places that are off the strip that you wouldn’t know to visit if you hadn’t heard it here.
TB 0008: Las Vegas Podcast Links
Las Vegas People Mover/Train Monorail: http://www.lvmonorail.com/
HACIENDA HOTEL in Boulder City (toward AZ) FOR GOOD ACCESS TO LAKE MEAD, HIKING AND HOOVER DAM. (AND A HELICOPTER RIDE) There is one hotel out by Hoover dam that is nice and inexpensive with helicopter rides at $29. That might be good if you are not drinking and are doing sight seeing outside of Vegas
Hoover Dam: http://www.usbr.gov/lc/hooverdam/
SKY MANIA!!! On the outskirts of Las Vegas on the Henderson side. If you have a car, it’s worth going out there. This was my favorite thing to do in vegas.
Stuff I forgot to say in the Podcast:
*** PET TRAVEL: DON’T BRING A DOG. they charge a lot for dogs ($50/day typically), and aren’t you going to be partying too much to remember to walk your little pup?
*** Cabs can take longer than walking because there is so much traffic on the strip. Sometimes it is faster to walk.
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