TAXI in Las Vegas or Rental Car??

Sep 4th, 1998, 02:26 PM
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TAXI in Las Vegas or Rental Car??

First time in LV next month,
staying at Caesars Palace for 2 nights.
Will not be sight seeing so we don't feel it would be worth the cost of a rental car.
We'll be going from & to the airport & maybe downtown, is taxi service costly? Also,
David Copperfield will be at CP during our stay is he worth $82.50 per ticket??
Sep 4th, 1998, 05:04 PM
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Sue, you're in for a treat in LV - and at Caesar's, especially. We don't rent cars there unless we have some day trips planned - walking the strip (at night when it's cooler) and taking a taxi downtown and/or to shows is preferable - driving on the strip is scary to me. The cost of the David C. show is probably right for Vegas, but I've seen him elsewhere and I wouldn't want to. Call for Mystere tickets at Treasure Island -they're about the same, but it's strangely fantastic - I've seen it several times. I advise this all the time, but look at - there's all sorts of info...Have a great time - actually we'll be there in October, too...see ya...

Sep 4th, 1998, 06:26 PM
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Hi, Sue -
Just got back from LV this week after missing annual trips for the last two years. Planned to take a taxi to the Rio, but an airport rep recommended the Bell Tran Shuttle down at baggage claim. For $19.00 total, four of us were whisked away within 5 minutes, and the Rio was the first stop! I know the other passengers had a longer ride, but, for the price, it's a nice way to see some of the strip for the first time. On the way back to the airport, two of us took a taxi, and I think it was about $12.00. We also took taxi's to Downtown from the Rio for approx. $12, not including tip. The Rio's off the strip so I'm sure trips from CP are the same or less. Good Luck!!
Sep 5th, 1998, 11:12 PM
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No car needed. See Mystere as the above response stated. It is so unique and will stay with you forever. My husband and I are not "show" people but loved it and the price of the ticket was worth every cent. Caesars has a wonderful mall and walk thru the Mirage. Nice shark tank there behind the check in desk. We are going back again this month. Have a great trip.
Sep 9th, 1998, 08:16 AM
Bill Irving
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I have done both, rent a car & used taxi's. For just staying local a rental car is not worth it. Taxi's, Bus & walking is the way to go. Have taken the bus to downtown, then taxi back to the Riviera area & walk back down the strip, stopping alittle bit at each casino. A few years back, I saw a David Copperfield show. Don't know if it is similar now, but back then he toughted making a plane & other big things dissappear. When it was time for that part of the show, a big screen was lowered & a video (similar to watching his tv special) was shown. That was not my idea of seeing a live show. I would have rather that he not do large spectacular things on video & then see less spectacular things but have them be live.
Sep 9th, 1998, 01:18 PM
The Professor
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Renting a car is not a very good option. Aside from the cost, parking in LV is usually a pain, requiring long hikes to and from the casinos.

On the other hand, taxi fares will cost you quite a bit if you plan on doing much moving around.

Fortunately, many of the casinos have free shuttle buses which will often take you where you want to go.

Check out Lodestone's Las Vegas page--an invaluable resource--and select the link for "Tightwad Transit Tips":

Good luck!
Sep 10th, 1998, 10:52 AM
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Forget the car...use a taxi. They also have a trolley car. For the most part, the hotels have people movers all over to make it more convenient. One of the people movers at Caesers gets you out to the strip and you take a couple steps and you can get on the people mover for the Mirage, the Mirage has a tram that will take you to Treasure Island! Bally's (across the street from Caesers) has a tram that will take you to the MGM. It's really very accessible. If you want to see a magic act...Lance Burton is the way to go. He can really put on a great show! Have fun...I wish it was me!
Sep 12th, 1998, 05:00 PM
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Hi Sue! I would have to agree with the other posters about David Copperfield. My fiancee and I saw him about two years ago and it was a very disappointing show! Mystere is by far the best show in Vegas. I would also not recommend a rental car, taxi or bus should do you just fine. Have a great time at Caesar's, it is our favorite hotel! If it is warm enough, be sure to go to the new pool area, it's much better than it used to be. By the way, don't be afraid to request a room upgrade at the check-in counter. If it is a slow period, they are usually good about giving you one. I would recommend the new Palace Tower (I think that is what its called) Tower.
Sep 13th, 1998, 05:29 PM
Owen O'Neill
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Can't comment on LV transportation choices but can say that $82.50 is unreasonable for Copperfield. Not worth anywhere near that much, even if show prices ARE higher in LV. I run the bar (part time) at a performing arts facility in upstate NY and have seen all or part of his show 3 times in the last 5 years (it's free - what can I say!).
Instead, look for shows by McBride (first name Geoff or Jeff). Prices will be more reasonable and his shows lack the glitz and pyrotechnics of DC but MUST be seen to be believed. It's a combination of illusion, kaubuki mime, pantomime, dance and physical theatre. Words do not do it justice - his shows are a unique experience that will leave you dumbfounded and entranced(as opposed to DC shows, which leave you saying "Gee... that was kinda cool... I wonder what nifty, expensive things he used to achieve that?). McBride performs on a semi-regular basis in Atlantic City but may now be in LV as well.
Sep 14th, 1998, 08:28 PM
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Rent a car. Unless you're going to hunker down for some serious gambling only at Caesars, I think you will want to see the town. Valet parking is extremely convenient. I recomend the light show at Fremont and the short ride to Hoover dam. Internet car rental rates were often a special ten percent off regular rates. Good luck.
Sep 17th, 1998, 08:19 PM
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If you are not planning on going to any of the casinos off the strip or doing any sightseeing, I don't believe you will need a car on this trip. On our last trip we stayed at the Las Vegas Hilton and really could have used a car from that location - taxis got to be quite costly when you weren't lucky in their casino.

I would pass on David Copperfield and go see Mystere at Treasure Island or Danny Gans at the Rio. I would recommend that you make reservations for either show prior to your trip. Because of their popularity, these show sell-out often.

Two other things - visit the Forum Shops at CP for a unique shopping experience and - visit as many hotels as possible, you won't believe what they have done out there to get the guests to come in.

Have a great trip.
Sep 23rd, 1998, 04:20 PM
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There is a city bus that runs up and down the strip and to downtown every 15 minutes 24 hours a day every day.
Mar 21st, 2002, 12:09 PM
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Tell them not to take the tunnell.
Mar 21st, 2002, 12:29 PM
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You can" see the town" by walking, if you drove , you would end up sitting in traffic anyway.
Taxi to and from the airport,otherwise you really never need a car unless you are taking a day trip to the Lake Mead/Red Rock Canyon.
Taxis are not very expensive.
Mar 22nd, 2002, 04:36 PM
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That message about the bus is so right. We visited LV several years, using taxis before we discovered the bus. Very convenient, cheap & takes you right where you want to go. Also the Rio, off the strip, has a free shuttle from the strip, & locals told us to go there for better gambling odds. Haven't seen this mentioned but the mall down the street from Treasure Island has a See's candy outlet that to me is the best candy anywhere. Just a simple thing but I always buy it.
Mar 22nd, 2002, 04:51 PM
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Since this message is FOUR YEARS OLD I don't think Sue will be needing your advice at this point.

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