Distances are further than they appear.

Las Vegas Monorail (Courtesy Las Vegas News Bureau)

We really wish that, on our first visit, someone had told us not to walk all the way from the Bellagio to the MGM Grand—sure, it doesn’t LOOK far, but a couple of blocks in and you’ll wonder what made you do it. The Strip is four miles long, and because the buildings are so close together, they appear closer than they really are—a two building walk from, say, Bally’s to Planet Hollywood is manageable, but any more than that, and you’ll wear out your walking shoes.

Bonus tip: Use walkways inside and outside the casino, as well as trams and the Las Vegas Monorail to get where you want to go more quickly. For example, you can walk in air-conditioned comfort from Bally’s to ParisBellagio to Vdara and Excalibur to Luxor to Mandalay Bay. Or, take the tram between the latter, a tram between Mirage and Treasure Island or the Monorail to seven stops on the Strip.

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