The first thing you need to realize when walking in Las Vegas, is that because the buildings are so huge, they actually seem closer than what they really are. For example The Las Vegas Strip is approximately 4.5 miles long. Therefore, it is important to know the distance that you plan to walk before you set out on foot. Of course, you can always take a taxi at any point that you may become tired in the journey. On the flip side however, there is so much to see on the streets of Las Vegas (particularly The Las Vegas Strip), that time passes very quickly and you can often walk a great distance without even realizing it.
Walking is one of the more popular forms of transportation, so be sure to bring a comfortable pair of shoes. High heels do look great, but as the night wears on, most of them end up being carried.
Vegas seems to give some people invincibility, and no fear of death. What they need to know is that crossing Las Vegas Boulevard at any place other than a designated crosswalk, is the highest risk you can take in Vegas and the odds are staked heavily against you!
Two dangerous phenomenons occur here at the same time: 1. The risk taken by the pedestrians, and 2. The drivers on The Las Vegas Strip don’t stop for pedestrians!
The above video is a perfect example. Notice that the cars don’t even honk and/or put on their brakes. The man is also wearing black and with all the other lights glaring on The Strip, it is possible the drivers didn’t even see him. We want you to enjoy Vegas and sure, go ahead a take your chances, but don’t bet your life!