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ccalhoon Jun 28th, 2006 03:18 PM

Las Vegas Strip Trolley - Have you used them?
I see that they have a trolley ont he strip that stops every 15 minutes at different stops along the strip and makes a big loop. We are going to be traveling with an 8 month old, will this be a good option for us, or should we just use a taxi?

FainaAgain Jun 28th, 2006 03:24 PM

The bus #301 running along the strip is much better option.

1. the trolley is not on the strip, it runs behind the strip from casino to casino

2. it's usually packed, and usually not every 15'

3. the seats are wooden, your bum will get tired if the trip is a longish one :)

4. it's not always clear where the stop is, you may miss the first trolley

It may be OK once for a tour, but not as transportation.

vegasnative Jun 28th, 2006 03:28 PM

A taxi will require you to take your car seat with you, the bus will not. So, it is more your choice on safety issues with the baby.

tracys2cents Jun 28th, 2006 03:43 PM

Where are you staying? You won't want to get onto the strip at all during much of the weekend, as you will be in a virtual parking lot.

caribtraveler Jun 28th, 2006 04:17 PM

We used it back in December. Just once though. We happened upon a stop after a long walk down the strip. So we though "why not". Personally, I would not use as a primary mode of transportation with an 8-month-old. I'd use it once or twice for the experience. The chairs are indeed uncomfortable. I can't tell you if it really comes every 15 minutes since we only used it once. The fare was $2/person back then. An all day pass was $5/person.
I have to disagree with FainaAgain. I clearly remember it running mainly on the strip. But there were a couple of stops that were on side streets.
Here's their route map:

ccalhoon Jun 28th, 2006 08:05 PM

We are staying at the Stratosphere. I thought you didn't have to take your carseat in a taxi?

MelissaHI Jun 28th, 2006 11:26 PM

For the price of a one-day pass, isn't it more efficient and flexible to buy a one-day pass on the city bus?

caribtraveler Jun 29th, 2006 02:02 AM

Nevada law does not require use of car seats in public modes of transportation. See subsection 7 in this link:

dfrostnh Jun 29th, 2006 02:29 AM

I stayed at the Stratosphere last January. The trolley was a good way to get to the Fashion Mall. One of the trolleys broke down so the first time I used it, we waited more than 15 minutes for another one to come along. Things happen. I wouldn't use it if I had to get someplace by a certain time. Three of us shared a cab coming back at night from Le Reve at the Wynn.

diann Jun 29th, 2006 04:32 AM

We used the "deuce" (sp?) I would think it is larger and accomadates more people as it is a double decker. Even then it can be very crowded with standing room only at times. I would opt for this for the trolley is only one level.

BarbaraS Jun 29th, 2006 05:40 AM

If I were staying at the Stratosphere with a 8 month old I would rent a car to get around. Don't drive down the strip, except for a block or two that can't be avoided. Hop on the freeway and exit it near the hotel you want to visit and either valet park or self park.

FainaAgain Jun 29th, 2006 09:49 AM

Now let me take back my advise to take bus # 301.

With my husband we went to Stratosphere and took a bus from there to the strip. The bus stop is around the corner about a block away, rather deserted block along a wall with no windows. We both didn't feel safe.

Stratosphere is a nice hotel in a not-so-nice location. Even walking to Sahara to the monorail is better.

With a baby, staying at the Str. I'd either took taxies or rent a car.

bogger Jun 29th, 2006 12:08 PM

Since we live on Cape Cod it makes no sense to even attempt to leave. As anyone knows that has visited during this time the traffic on and off the bridge getting to the Cape is impossible and so we often times become prisoners. b(

What a pity to be such prisoners here!! We'll take our kayaks out, pack up the car and travel the 2 miles to the beach. And what a beautiful beach, we pass multi-million dollar homes, inlets and rose covered trellises to do this. :-d

When we arrive, we'll set the kayaks into the water, cruise for a half hour or so then it'll be bloody mary time. Lunch will be a delightful sandwhich made by the local cheese shop and we'll be happy to eat as we'll have taken a long walk along the beach and all that bending to pick up shells will make us ravenous.

Later in the day, we'll drive the whole 2 miles home, shower in our lovely outdoor shower, change clothes and be ready for cocktail hour. We might then have enough energy to go out for dinner, or we might just take in a movie, or we just might have enough energy for indoor sports. ((y))

Wishing all a safe, healthy and fun weekend! >:D<

Pumpy Jun 29th, 2006 06:49 PM

Bogger is more of bragger and booger. Oh well. As for the trolley, I've used it a few times and found it to be ok. At times it can be faster than getting a taxi (no joke). However, I would not want to count on this as my main mode of transportation.

bogger Jun 30th, 2006 12:07 PM

Pumpy, Sorry you read this reply as it was intended to be posted elsewhere. It made no sense if you actually read the original question from ccalhoon which was about the Las Vegas trolley system. My letter was written "tongue- in-cheek" which means, told a joke or wasn't to be taken seriously. I'm not a bragger, what the h is a booger??!!!

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