If you don’t have a car to get around, which we did not, the best way is to get a 24 hour Deuce Access Pass. The Deuce is double-decker buses that ply up and down The Strip. They even go to other routes but we did not try taking those routes at all — doing that complicates my life. I like simplicity — the best bus routes just runs up and down a single simple route.
I think you can only buy the passes on these machines next to the bus stop. Mind you, we don’t see these machines in all bus stops. We just had one conveniently located right in front of the hotel.
Like all-you-can-eat buffets, the Deuce 24 Hour All Access Pass is a all-you-can-ride pass. This is not just a day pass but is valid for 24 hours. Each 24 hour pass costs $5. If you want a single ride pass to anywhere along the route, it’s $2. If you feign disable, you get to pay only $1 — how’s that?
If you don’t have a car, trust me, you want this.
I don’t know what it is with double deckers to our family. I guess it runs in the genes. For some reason, we always MUST travel on the upper deck. If the upper deck is full, we rather wait for the next with which wasn’t.
And preferably, the uppper deck front row seats. They gives the best’est views don’t you think?
Let me digress a little bit and talk about food and drinks. We came across this building along the Strip with large Coca-Cola and M&M “thingy”. Being food bloggers, we can’t pass up the chance to at least visit this place. I cannot forgive myself if people ask me if I had been to the Coca-Cola and M&M place and I answer “Huh? What Coca-Cola? What M&Ms?”
This is located next to the MGM Grand resort.
The World of Coca-Cola here is a disappointment. This is especially so since I had just visited the (old) one in Atlanta. I’ve blogged about the World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta … click here if you care to read of that one.
A trip to the World of Coca-Cola is meaningless without being able to taste all their products. Here it costs $7 to do that and when we were there it was not even operating. I would be out of my mind to pay $7 x 4 just to have all-you-can-drink soda. No siree!
Now, M&Ms is something else. Never in my wildest imagination would I thought that the humble M&M can actually take up four floors of merchandise. I am impressed … and will forever look at M&Ms in a different light. This is like a life changing trip for me. 🙂
They sell every imaginable souveniors. I am not exaggerating to say that they have more products for sale than a normal souvenior shop. And all of them bears the M&M brand. Awesome.
I was so tempted to buy some of these colorful items but I know I would have problems carrying this on the plane on the way home. I fancy making my work area at home into mini M&M wonderland.
There is even a free 3D movie. The movie was created especially for M&M World … it’s called “I Lost My M in Las Vegas”. Nanzaro love that show a lot. Don’t ask me what the show is about … I slept throughout the show and so did Suanne! 🙂 Hot weather + tired feet + cold airconditioned room + comfortable seats + dark room = sleep.
I am disappointed. They did not give us any free samples! They should, right?
OK, back to buses …
The buses were super comfortable especially in these hot-hot days. They are air-conditioned. We actually enjoyed this one particular trip where there was a massive jam and the bus took forever to inch it’s way up north — it was a great time to catch 30 minutes of sleep. Believe it or not, I did not want to get off the bus … but I did … sigh …
I love Las Vegas buses and 3D Movies! 🙂