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Navigating The Las Vegas Strip

It’s time for some “train-ing” on how to travel The Strip when walking seems unbearable. From SLS Las Vegas to MGM Grand, the Las Vegas Monorail covers the 3.2-mile walk in just 15 minutes. To make travel easy, we’ve charted some popular monorail itineraries.
Climb aboard!

Rates range from $5 for a single, one-way ride to 24-hour passes for $12 each. Two-day ($22), three-day ($28) and week-long passes ($56) are also available. Full fares and schedules are available at LVMonorail.com

PUB CRAWL

Monorail Station Stops:
• Harrah’s/The LINQ
• Bally’s/Paris Las Vegas
Step off at The LINQ Station and head to O’Sheas Casino for some blackjack, beer-pong and live music (some O’Sheas Casino trivia: rockers Imagine Dragons played the original location). A few feet away is Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery—a rollicking pub presided over by waitresses in kilts. Wash down signature dishes like One-Shot Johnny Shepherd’s pie with a Guinness, then cross The LINQ Promenade to ameriCAN, an indoor-outdoor bar with more than 100 canned beers— hence the emphasis on the third syllable.

Board the rail to Paris Las Vegas for Beer Park by Budweiser, a Strip rooftop bar with an elevated boulevard view. It has dozens of draft beers and oversized games including Jenga and Connect Four. Finish by crossing the elevated walkway to Caesars Palace, completing the crawl with a visit to VISTA Cocktail Lounge. The swanky hangout provides an alternative view with giant screens showing the skylines of various cities from across the world.

DATE NIGHT

Monorail Station Stop:
• Bally’s/Paris Las Vegas
The monorail stop at Bally’s/Paris Las Vegas Station is central to charting a three-tiered date night. Start at Bound in The Cromwell, where internationally renowned mixologist Salvatore Calabrese delivers complex drinks in a highbrow, yet approachable, environment. The Cromwell Fizz, made with Macallan fine whiskey, lemon juice, orange bitters and topped with Moët & Chandon Imperial Champagne is an ideal way to start the night. Enjoy a pre-show dinner at Mon Ami Gabi at Paris Las Vegas—a great spot for a romantic meal. The French restaurant features several steaks, like the Filet Mignon Merlo, and seafood options including trout almondine and caramelized sea scallops. After a decadent dinner, it’s time for some ribald entertainment.

You’ll find adult revue 53X inside Paris’s Las Vegas. Designed to appeal to both genders, this Chippendales-backed production features male and female dancers. Not quite topless, the show is a series of high-precision production numbers stitched together by comically adept emcee Shangela, famous for her role on RuPaul’s Drag Race.

PHOTO SPOTS

Monorail Station Stops:
• Harrah’s/The LINQ
• Bally’s/Paris Las Vegas
You need some social-media posts, right? Hop off the monorail at the Harrah’s/ The LINQ Station for a spin on the High Roller. One of the city’s most photographed attractions, the world’s tallest observation wheel tops off at 550 feet to give riders an incredible, panoramic view of the Las Vegas skyline. Quench your thirst in a Happy Half Hour cabin with unlimited drinks throughout the entirety of the 30-minute ride.

For another elevated view, ride to Paris Las Vegas and take the elevator to the top of the Eiffel Tower Experience. At 460 feet above street level, the observation deck provides great views of The Strip and the Fountains of Bellagio. Crossing the boulevard to Caesars Palace, you’ll find the Fountain of the Gods statue near at the Trevi restaurant in The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. This trip is sure to fill your social media photo gallery, or Snapchat, with a very Vegas experience.

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