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For an economical way to your hotel, hop on a shuttle from the airport for as low as $7. Check with your hotel for schedules.
If you want the convenience of having your own ride during your stay, or want to take a short road trip to the Hoover Dam, Red Rock National Conservation Area, Lake Mead or other surrounding scenic spots, consider renting a car. The average price for an economy car in Las Vegas is around $30 per day, but the sky's the limit if you want something a bit more extravagant.
If you have a large group or are in town for a special occasion, a limo might be the best way to travel in style for as low as $55 an hour. Limos are also great for cruising the Strip after the sun goes down. Check out a list of transportation companies here.
Party buses are the ultimate Strip cruising and barhopping machines! Let them bus you and 28 of your closest friends from one property to the next for as little as $60 an hour.
Free parking is abundant. Virtually every major hotel offers free valet parking (Don't forget to tip!).
Public Transportation - Regional Transportation Commission
Catch a bus to roll down the Strip, check out the Las Vegas Premium Outlets or head up to Fremont Street. Tickets are $2 for a single ride, $3 for a two-hour pass or $5 for a 24-hour pass. Purchase tickets on board the bus upon arrival. Check out the routes here.
Shuttle to Fashion Outlet Mall
Want to shop until you drop? The Fashion Outlets operate a daily shopping tour with departures from MGM Grand, Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood, Fashion Show Mall and LVH - Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. The round-trip fare is $15 and includes a savings card with more than $800 in savings at participating stores. Check out the shuttle schedule here.
Las Vegas Monorail
Get from one end of the Strip to the next in just 15 minutes, or stop at each property in between! The monorail travels from Sahara Avenue to MGM Grand seven days a week from 7-2 a.m. Monday - Thursday and until 3 a.m. Friday - Sunday. The monorail is also convenient for guests traveling to and from the Las Vegas Convention Center. This summer, you can get an unlimited day pass for just $9. Visit the website for bus stops and ticket prices.
Connecting ARIA, Bellagio, Vdara, Monte Carlo and Crystals, this elevated electric track has the capability to move up to 6,400 passengers each hour. It is available from 8-4 a.m. daily. The tram is free.
Mirage-Treasure Island Tram
The tram arrives every 15 minutes from 7-2 a.m. daily. The tram is free.
Mandalay Bay-Excalibur Tram
Fares start with $3.30 on the meter, and $2.60 is then added for every additional mile. There is an additional $1.80 charge for McCarran Airport passengers. For example, riding from the airport to Caesars Palace would cost you around $19, plus tip.
Vegas on Foot
You can still cover a lot of the city on foot. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and carry a bottle of water, especially during summer months. The Strip is approximately 4.8 miles long.
Head down to the Las Vegas Strip on Cinco de Mayo for the best margaritas and tequila this side of the border!
Diego at MGM Grand boasts an unsurpassed selection of tequilas, with 125 different 100 percent Agave Tequila labels, while Tacos & Tequila at Luxor incorporates traditional elements of Mexican style and Las Vegas flair. Mix it up with a new concept from Chef Jose Andres at Cosmopolitan's China Poblano for a Chinese and Mexican melting pot dish, or, relax in the vibrant Border Grill at Mandalay Bay for a great view of the Lazy River just off Mandalay Bay Beach.
Grab a mid-afternoon drink at Sammy Hagar's Cabo Wabo Cantina at the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood or Taqueria Canonita at The Venetian, also close by, for a true "south of the border" taste. The restaurant's centerpiece boasts a lively exhibition kitchen, featuring sculpted steel and wrought-iron gates, colorful Mexican tiles and authentic Mexican folk art.
Spin the Wheel o' Sin at Monte Carlo's Diablo's Cantina for great deals on shots, beers and margaritas during happy hour, then grab a seat on their outdoor patio to enjoy the sights. Settle in at El Segundo Sol outside of the Fashion Show Mall for made-to-order margaritas with funky flavors like cucumber-mint and prickly pear.
Hussong's Cantina and Taqueria at Mandalay Place claims one of their bartenders, Don Carlos Orozco, from the original location, created the first margarita in 1941. By mixing equal parts tequila, Damiana and lime, he served the concoction over ice in a salt-rimmed glass for Margarita Henkel, daughter of the German Ambassador to Mexico. Order one of Hussong's specially crafted tequilas or, if you have a sweet tooth, a Bloodtini or a Mexican Lemon Drop margarita.
If you want to head off the Strip, the hip Pink Taco at the Hard Rock Hotel features authentic Mexican craftwork and drinks and the Coasta Cantina at The Orleans on Tropicana Avenue will have your mouth watering with tequila shrimp and 99-cent margaritas during happy hour. Just a few stops on the Monorail, Vince Neil's Tres Rios at the LVH - Las Vegas Hotel features 18-month aged barreled tequilas; and downtown at Casa Don Juan's, homemade tortilla chips, fresh salsa and an expansive tequila collection add to the unique Arts District vibe. Happy hour specials are great, but why not treat your friends to 24 hour $.99 margaritas at any bar at the historic downtown Fremont Hotel! 5 friends - 5 drinks - 5 dollars!
So, grab a few amigos, head to your favorite Vegas Mexican restaurant, and have a drink (or two or three) to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Vegas!