Category Archives: Getting Around

Information on transportation and getting around Las Vegas

New rideRTC Mobile App

The RTC’s official smartphone app, rideRTC  is now available. It allows you to  plan your trip, find a bus  and buy  transit passes, all on your smartphone.
You can buy passes ahead of time and then activate them when you need them (similar to the way Monorail passes work). For full details, visit the RTC’s  mobile app page.

The iOS version is available via iTunes here:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ridertc/id909691507?mt=8

The Android Version is available in the Google Play store here:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rtcsnv.rideRTC&hl=en

The RTC has also announced a number of schedule and route changes effective November 6, 2016. The Deuce and SDX are not affected. The full list is available here:  http://www.rtcsnv.com/transit/november-6-2016-service-changes/

 

Parking at MGM Resorts

MGM Resorts in Las Vegas will start charging for parking on  June 6, 2016.  If you use the Self-Parking garages, the first hour will be free. After that, the  rates vary.  Here are the details:

Registered Hotel Guests

  • Parking is not included in the Resort Fee.
  • The Parking  Fee may be charged to your room bill.
  • Your parking fee provides you with in-out privileges within the same parking type (self or valet) across all MGM Resorts destinations (subject to availability).
  • Use your room key to access all parking facilities until 11:59 p.m. on the day of check out

M life Rewards Members

  • Self-parking is complimentary* for Pearl, Gold, Platinum and NOIR M life Rewards Members
  • Valet-parking is complimentary* for Gold, Platinum and NOIR M life Rewards Members
  • Scan your qualifying M life card for entry and exit (you do not need to take a ticket)

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48 Hours in Vegas Trip Report

On Monday, I posted about my planning process for this trip. This is how it all turned out. Warning: This is a long narrative post.

Monday morning after only a few hours of sleep I headed to the airport. I got there at 5am for a 6:25am flight on Southwest. I almost missed the flight due to surprisingly long security lines. Continue reading 48 Hours in Vegas Trip Report

Downtown Parking Trick

I enjoy going to Fremont Street, but I hate having to pay for parking and don’t want to be limited to just a few hours.  I used to park at the Golden Nugget. Now I park at Main Street Station.   You do have to pay when you park ($3 Sunday – Thursday;  $5 Friday – Saturday), but you can park all day and get the fee refunded. Continue reading Downtown Parking Trick