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    Question Question to Those in (or familiar with) Vegas
    How far a walk is it from The Venetian to the Rio Hotel (where the summit is going to be held)?

    Many thanks in advance.

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    Thanks, Adam, but the "Map is not to scale".

    I did look over a couple maps myself, and decided to just ask those that actually walked it.

    Geno

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    That has to be at least a mile walk, plus you would have to cross both The Strip and I-15. Google Map.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geno Prussakov
    Thanks, Adam, but the "Map is not to scale".

    I did look over a couple maps myself, and decided to just ask those that actually walked it.

    Geno
    Hey Geno,

    It's a trek, you'll most likely need to take a taxi. The Venetian is a great place though, you'll enjoy it there. We're staying at the MGM Grand this time, I try to stay in a different hotel each time.

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    Rental cars are also a great option in Vegas, as just about every hotel offers free valet parking.
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    Good idea and piece of info (re free valet parking), Michael.

    Mike, I love the description of The Venetian; and Rexanne gave it a great PR last time we talked about Las Vegas hotels with her. I like your idea of staying in a different hotel each time.

    Thank you for your feedback, guys.

    Geno

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    You'll love the Rio, too! Food is Fabulous! They have about the best buffet in 'Vegas.

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    Geno,

    I would not consider this a walkable distance. Have you looked at how close the Monorail gets to the Rio? This would be a great option if it gets close.

    http://www.vegas.com/transportation/...smonorail.html
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    If I remember correctly - I'm sure that if I'm wrong someone will point that out - but if I remember correctly, it is not walkable from the monorail either. I think the monorail stays close to the strip.

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    FYI, free shuttle rides from Harrah's to the RIO b/c they are owned by the same people. I have walked from the Venetian to Harah's before. Wouldn't do it again in June; maybe in January it wouldn't be so bad. Always a good vegas tip: Wear comfortable shoes.

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    Hi Geno,

    I have done that walk and I don't recommend it. First off there are railroad tracks between the Venetian and the Rio. Most of the roads go over them but it still is a bit of an industrialized area and definitely not the kind of place you want to walk through at night, especially if you end up on the tracks instead of going over them. Also with the way the casinos are laid out there are no real "shortcuts" on foot. I highly recommend shuttle or taxi service.

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    Sadly, the Rio is most certainly off strip and walking is not an option unless you have lots of time to kill. But they do have very regular shuttles running over to the strip for free, so you won't need a taxi or the bus system.

    Unless there is a group of people heading to one of the other casinos for dinner I'll probably just stay at the Rio most of the time. Most others will probably do the same when they realize the distance.
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    All -- extremely useful information, thank you guys and gals!!

    Special thanks to Angel for his input!!

    Geno

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    I would never do that walk. I think the Monorail just runs up the east side of the strip from the MGM to the Strat and back, right?

    Keep in mind that valet isn't really "free." The valets work for peanuts, so you should plan on a tip of at least a couple of dollars. When valets get really busy they'll put up a "guests only" or "valet closed" sign, and the valet will either a) attempt to wave you away, or b) ask to see your room key. If you "wave back" by showing him your $20 room key, 99% of the time you'll still get parked. Obviously this can get expensive if you go from your hotel, to Rio, out for lunch, back to Rio, back to hotel and out at night.

    The cab ride from Venetian to Rio should only be a few dollars each way. I think this is a much cheaper option than a rental car, unless you plan to drive around a bunch and visit some other off-strip properties.

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    Catch a cab

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    Rio's a bit out of the way (off the strip and across the freeway). Too far to walk IMO.

    I agree with the above, Taxi is fast and relatively cheap.

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    I have walked it but I'm not very smart...LOL

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    I walked from Bally's to the Palms once, it looks much closer than it is, and it isn't a pleasant walk. Cab is the best option. And ask anyone, I walk the entire strip
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    LOL geno...

    If you can afford the Venitian... you can afford a cab

    Probably about eight bucks with tip

    Find someone else staying at Venitian... and share a cab

    The monorail goes nowhere near The Rio

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Kay
    If you can afford the Venitian... you can afford a cab
    LOL, Billy. I can (especially after those English cabs that cost you 5 pounds (over 10 dollars) to go less than two miles)....

    Sounds like the cab is the way to go.

    Thanks again for your advice, everyone!! Going to book my hotel now...

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    Be careful!

    On the second evening of my first trip to Las Vegas (for Comdex 1983), I decided to skip a long cab line and walk back to my hotel instead; it was less than half a mile.

    What I didn't realize is that when I travelled from cold, humid New Hampshire (where I worked at that time) to scorching-hot, dry Nevada, I should have been drinking a LOT more water -- and so I was dehydrated, and by the time I got to my hotel, I was a woozy. I ended up being very, very ill. The next morning, I missed a press breakfast with Steve Jobs, plus another 2 days of the conference. It was really, really awful.

    (To make things worse, on the first evening of my trip, my organizer with $300 hidden inside had been stolen from my hotel room; nobody had told me the hotel where I stayed was in bankruptcy and had hired people off the street to work as maids.)

    Be careful.

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    If you are lazy like me, the monorail is not for you. Also taxi's are quite expensive in vegas as there is lots of traffic so during a peak time your going to be paying for lots of waiting. Walking from hotel to hotel is a bit daunting as well as the strip is HUGE. As far as where to stay. I have stayed at most of the hotels and by far the best hotel for the money is the Venetian. I say 'for the money' because you can get an unbelievable suite for reasonable money. My last conference I asked if any upgrades were available when checking in, and for an extra 100 per night my room was one of their largest, albeit on the lowest floor (that is the tradeoff). The room would have normally cost 500+ per night and I think paid 250. If I am not mistaken it was 2000 square feet.

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    In my opinion, it is worth the money to get a rental car and drive out to Red Rock canyon for some great natural beauty. But, also in my opinion...traffic on the strip can be absolutely terrible.

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