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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Traveling on the cheap in Las Vegas

Getting up and down Las Vegas Boulevard (the Strip) is easy and cheap especially if you're willing to walk and wait a little bit.

For $2 a ride or a $5 all-day (24 hour) pass, the round the clock bus service known as the Deuce runs along the length of the Strip and all the way downtown. Plus once you learn the art of transferring lines you now have access to all of the Deuces’’ route system. A small drawback is there some walking to a bus stop plus waiting for the Deuce but hey it’s cheap & convenient.

Free trams run along the Strip 24/7 between Mandalay Bay and Excalibur, and between The Mirage and Treasure Island. Harrah's runs another free shuttle for customers between its casinos, running every 30 minutes from Caesars Palace, the Rio, Harrah's Las Vegas and Paris Las Vegas.

You can also catch a free shuttle from the Paris hotel to the Hard Rock hotel. The Hard Rock offers some interesting food & drink specials that I’ll share later.