For the first time, the Las Vegas Monorail has introduced the ability to Scan and Go using your mobile device at all Las Vegas Monorail Stations. There’s no need to print tickets, fuss with or redeem confirmations. Simply pull up your mobile tickets and scan the barcode at the Monorail fare gate. It’s that easy!
Help the Las Vegas Monorail keep Las Vegas green by purchasing a Mobile Ticket!
Once you have purchased your Las Vegas Monorail passes, you will receive an email that includes your mobile ticket.
Keep this handy, you’ll need it once you arrive at the station and prepare to board.
To enter the fare gates, simply hold your barcode up to the scanner located in the center of the faregate. The machine will read and recognize your tickets and the fare gates will open.
Pretty easy right?
A few tips
If the fare gate will not scan your mobile ticketing barcode, check to see if the brightness of your phone is turned up. Often, scanners need a bit more light to see barcodes correctly.
Are you still having some trouble? Look for a Las Vegas Monorail employee and we can assist you. If no Monorail employee is available, please press the button on the emergency telephone located near the fare gates and wait for an operator to answer your call. We’re here to assist with any malfunction or in the case of an emergency.
Please note that Ticket Vending Machines only offer the following ticket types:
Single Ride Ticket $5
Unlimited 24-Hour Pass $12
Unlimited Three-Day Pass $28
Other ticket types must be purchased at a Customer Service Office. You can also purchase tickets online using your mobile phone’s browser to Scan and Go!
When do my tickets expire?
Mobile tickets are valid for one year from their purchase date. If you purchase a Monorail pass online on January 1, 2018, your mobile ticket won’t expire until January 1, 2019.
The One-ride ticket loses its value after the ride has been taken.
Unlimited Day Passes are good for unlimited rides for the time period listed on the Mobile Ticket. This time begins the first time you use the ticket at a fare gate during operational hours and remains valid for the number of consecutive days, as printed on the ticket. Each “day” equals a 24-hour period.
What about vouchers and myVEGAS Rewards?
Vouchers and myVEGAS Rewards must still be presented and redeemed for physical tickets at Las Vegas Monorail Customer Service Ticketing Offices (open daily from 10 am to 6 pm) located at the following stations: MGM Grand, Bally’s/Paris, Flamingo, Harrah’s/The LINQ, Westgate Las Vegas, and SLS.
Where are the Las Vegas Monorail Stations?
SLS Las Vegas Station (station entrance located via SLS Las Vegas Bridge and at street level on Sahara Avenue & Paradise Rd.)
You can reach our Customer Service team at 702-699-8200 Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm PST or email email@example.com. Outside of corporate business hours listed above, please contact 702-699-8222. We will do our best to get back to you as soon as possible!
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Las Vegas is one of the top wedding destinations in the United States with some of the world’s finest restaurants, luxury hotels, and award-winning shows. Even if you aren’t planning to tie the knot — or if you already have! — you’ll find plenty of ways to plan the perfect Valentine’s Day evening along the Strip. From world-class restaurants and romantic strolls to gondola rides and quiet retreats, here are some of the best ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year.
High Roller @ LINQ Promenade
Snuggle up and take in the city skyline on the famous High Roller observation wheel. Skip the wind with a romantic 30-minute ride that offers the best panoramic views of the Strip. The High Roller is the tallest observation wheel in the world but remember: tickets tend to sell out during events and holidays. Buy yours early to save yourself the disappointment of a dashed date idea.
Valentine’s Dinner @ Bouchon Bistro
Renowned chef Thomas Keller’s Bouchon French Bistro in the Venetian will host a romantic three-course menu this Valentine’s Day. Celebrate in style with the prix-fixe menu for $95 with wine pairing for an additional $45 and the option to order shellfish and oysters. The signature appetizer at Bouchon is the Foie Gras Sauté, which features pureed fruit and dark chocolate. For a main course, you have a choice of filet mignon paired with Dungeness crab salad, roasted chicken with truffled celery root, or poached Maine lobster with housemade pasta.
Couple’s Massage @ Drift Spa
Feeling a bit tense from planning the perfect Valentine’s Day? Want an experience you can both enjoy? Try a couple’s massage. The Las Vegas Strip is home to several luxurious spas and day clubs, including Drift Spa at the Palms. Drift Spa offers Valentine’s Day specials throughout February. One of the most popular is the 50-minute champagne couple’s massage with champagne-scented lotion. If champagne isn’t your taste, try the chocolate raspberry-scented massage or take the experience up a notch with the 80-minute manicure and pedicure. This treatment includes an exfoliating sugar scrub, body butter therapy, and a complimentary glass of champagne.
For the ultimate experience, choose the Loving Luxury Couple’s Service with a candle-lit aromatherapy bath for two, Swedish massage, and chocolate-covered strawberries. To book a treatment, call the spa directly.
Valentine’s Day on Freemont Street
Why not spend time walking down Freemont Street on Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re single or taken, it’s definitely something you should experience, the lights, the sounds, and all the people. There are also plenty of romantic things to do in downtown Las Vegas. Share your love on the largest single digital display in the world, fly down the Slotzilla zip line or enjoy a romantic dinner at one of many steakhouses.
Gondola Rides @ The Venetian
Where else can you enjoy a romantic gondola ride outside of Venice? At the Venetian, you can treat a special someone to a beautiful gondola ride down the Grand Canal past cafes, along the Venetian streets, and under bridges. The gondola attraction is a great way to start or finish a Valentine’s Day celebration whether you choose the indoor ride our opt for the open-air experience on the Strip. It’s a good idea to make a reservation for Valentine’s Day, which must be done in person.
Truffle Festival @ Bazaar Meat
Bazaar Meat at SLS Las Vegas is an experience like no other. Chef José Andrés celebrates carnivores with a culinary experience that focuses on big meat and a small
plate concept. His interesting takes on classic Spanish American dishes have earned Bazaar Meat its designation as the best restaurant in Nevada.
This year, you can celebrate Valentine’s Day at Bazaar Meat with a truffle tasting menu that includes rare and delectable finds like truffled shabu shabu de toro. Enjoy signature dishes by Andrés plus dishes complemented with black truffles. The Truffle Festival will run through February.
Jilted Kilt @ The LINQ
Who says couples need to have all the fun on Valentine’s Day? This year, the Tilted Kilt pub at The LINQ will host Jilted Kilt, a fun celebration for singles. The Tilted Kilt is an Irish-style pub with cold beer, a huge selection of spirits, and a great menu served by the Kilt Girls. Enjoy happy hour from 3pm to 6pm then reverse happy hour from 10pm to 2am on February 14.
Chocolate and Cocktails @ Rosina
Want to finish the night in style? Visit Rosina, the premier Las Vegas cocktail bar located in the Venetian. This elegant bar celebrates classic cocktails with a large menu that uses only the best ingredients. The cocktail bar is located just off the casino floor with an Art Deco design in shades of gold, black, pearl, and burgundy. When you need to top off your drink, press the Champagne Call Button for prompt attention. Don’t forget to ask your server about off-menu special cocktails for a fun surprise.
On Valentine’s Day night from 9pm to midnight, stop in for Rosina’s chocolate and cocktail pairings. Chocolates have been carefully chosen from famous French chocolatier Debauve & Gallais, which has built a cult following since 1800.
Valentine’s Dinner @ Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill
Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill focuses on shareable small plates inspired by cuisine from around the world. Located in the Grand Canal Shoppes, the restaurant will feature a special menu for Valentine’s Day. Starting at 5pm, enjoy a la carte specials along with Sugarcane’s signature All Day menu with shareable dishes. They will have dishes such as filet king crab oscar with sturgeon caviar and champagne hollandaise, prosciutto-wrapped monkfish with lobster risotto, and truffle ricotta gnudi with seasonal truffles and black trumpet mushrooms. Be sure you book a reservation for this over-the-top menu.
As you can see, you will have no trouble planning the ideal Valentine’s Day experience along the Strip, either as a single or a couple. Nearly all of these events are located conveniently close to monorail stations to make it easier and safer to get around. With an unlimited day pass, feel free to explore the Strip with someone special and enjoy all of the decadence Vegas has to offer — no designated driver necessary!
Bringing in the New Year on the Las Vegas Strip is an experience that can only be described as magnificent. The strip is blocked to traffic and there are people walking, dancing and celebrating everywhere. The casinos bring in the New Year with a breathtaking fireworks display and all the clubs in the area will be offering specials and great entertainment till morning. Be prepared to do a lot of walking and make sure to get your monorail tickets! It’s the best alternative form of transportation in Las Vegas during New Year’s Eve.
If you are looking for somewhere to celebrate your New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas, you may wish to consider some of the following celebrations:
Drais Nightclub @ The Cromwell
Photo by Erik Kabik
Located on the rooftop of the Cromwell, Drai’s has been voted as the best Hip-Hop nightclub in Vegas. Drai’s has a star-studded line up this New Year’s weekend with live performances from Trey Songz on Friday Dec. 29th, Future on Saturday Dec. 30th, and Chris Brown performing the Black Tie event on New Year’s Eve. The Drai’s NYE event will sell out so party-goers are encouraged to book in advance.
Fireworks Viewing Party @ Caesars Palace
Stay warm and toasty while you enjoy a nice view of the fireworks display at Caesars Palace. The viewing party will be at the Absinthe tent on Roman Plaza. Fireworks start at midnight and last around 8 minutes. The DJ set will start from 10 pm to 1 am. Drink and VIP packages start from $99-$150.
Freemont Street Experience in Downtown Las Vegas
Fremont Street Experience is the destination for Downtown Las Vegas’ official New Year’s Eve party and is one of the most attended NYE events in Las Vegas. The event will feature 12 bands and other live entertainment on 4 different stages. Make sure to get there early – it starts at 5:00 p.m., get your tickets before they sell out.
Jewel Nightclub @ Aria
Jewel nightclub is known for its lavish and unique interior décor that layers colors and styles to create a style all of its own. The Jewel is 24,000 square feet of party space and is geared to bring in the New Year with a top-notch performance by Lil John.
The Foundry @ SLS
Located within the Sahara casino, The Foundry will be hosting a Retro Rewind party featuring music from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. Tickets start at just $25 and every guest receives a complimentary glass of champagne to ring in the New Year.
Beer Park @ Paris Hotel
Overlooking the Fountains at Bellagio, Beer Park is a 10,000 square foot rooftop bar and grill that offers something for everyone. From fabulous food all made with Budweiser as one of the ingredients to unique drinks, Beer Park is a very popular destination. For New Years, this venue is selling different seating options with 3-hour open bar tickets at different values for the evening.
Gold Spike in Downtown Las Vegas
Gold Spike along with Inspire will hold a Masquerade Party that will take place at both venues. Open bar included with admission and with one admission price you can bounce back and forth between venues. Both spots rank as the top destination for bar venues in Las Vegas. VIP party package includes a reserved table, one bottle of premium select liquor, one bottle of champagne, and complimentary entry for you and 4 guests.
Hakkasan @ MGM
Spend your last moments of 2017 at Hakkasan nightclub. One of the biggest spots for New Year’s Eve. Hakkasan’s New Year’s Eve weekend lineup includes Steve Aoki, Tiesto, & Party Favor. Ring in the New Year right and get your VIP tickets now.
Chateau Rooftop @ Paris
Known to have one of the best views of the Las Vegas Strip, why not celebrate New Year’s Eve on a rooftop overlooking the Bellagio Fountains. Chateau’s rooftop gives off an incredible outdoor nightlife experience. Featuring a lavish garden with spacious cabanas. Start the New Year off right, get your VIP and open bar packages now.
Nearly every casino, club, bar and grill or restaurant is offering something special for New Year’s Eve. This is one of the biggest celebrations in the city, and Las Vegas knows how to do it right.
If you are looking for a more relaxing evening, try one of the restaurants. Many are offering priority seating, complimentary champagne and special dishes designed specifically for that evening.
Many of the casinos are also offering special parties that last for only three or four hours. These parties include open bars with a cover charge, complimentary champagne at midnight, and the perfect viewing place for the fireworks display.
Another option for those who want to enjoy New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas is to take in a show. Many of the shows being performed that night include bonus material or special events that occur just on this special evening.
Remember To Start Early
All four miles of the strip are closed to vehicles and the area is filled with pedestrians.
It is always recommended to book ahead if possible, or arrive early to get into the clubs or restaurants you want to visit. Nearly all celebrations start between 5 and 6 pm that evening, with some starting as late as 10 pm. This gives you a lot of time to move through the strip and experience as many events as you can in one evening. While Las Vegas never sleeps, most of the New Year celebrations conclude at 3 am in accordance with city ordinances. However, you are welcome to enjoy yourself in the casinos for as long as you desire.
Don’t forget to find the time to watch the fireworks display at midnight. This incredible display will be shot off from eight different hotels to create one of the most magnificent fireworks displays you will ever see in your lifetime. Many of the casinos are offering special viewing areas for the display that will come with an open bar and seating options.
Finding the perfect spot to celebrate New Year’s in Las Vegas can be difficult with so many events taking place. With road closures and extreme traffic, your best bet is to hop on the Las Vegas monorail and enjoy a little bit of everything. Don’t forget to purchase your discount tickets in advance!
Join the Las Vegas Monorail in helping to prevent DUI related fatalities in Las Vegas. We’re proud to announce that we have joined a year-long coalition dedicated to preventing fatalities caused by impaired driving.
Twenty percent of traffic fatalities in Nevada are caused by impaired driving. Within the United States, someone dies every 51 minutes from a crash involving drunk driving.
DUI Coalition Partners
The coalition is comprised of leaders in various industries who share the goal of eliminating DUI related fatalities.
This year-long collaboration with Las Vegas community partners kicks off on New Year’s Eve. The Las Vegas Monorail, along with these community partners, are dedicated to eliminating DUI related fatalities by sharing and promoting the use of safe transportation alternatives.
The partners above have each committed to contribute though a shared messaging, dedicated in-venue signage, social media promotions, events and community outreach throughout the 2018.
Purchase an Unlimited-Ride Pass and Receive a $5 Lyft Credit
Through the Monorail’s partnership with Lyft, and in conjunction with the Anti-DUI Coalition, anyone who purchases a full-price multi-ride pass for the Monorail receives $5 in Lyft credit. Riders can use this credit to extend their journey beyond the Monorail’s 3.9-mile route.
This offer is perfect for visitors who want to enjoy the Strip on New Year’s Eve, but are staying in Downtown Las Vegas or anywhere else off-Strip. Multi-ride passes are available for purchase today!
New and existing Lyft users can use also use code LVM18 for $5 off two rides on New Year’s Eve. Lyft has pledges $25,000 to be dispersed on New Year’s Eve for designated drivers on demand. This promotion will be available for as long as supplies last and is valid between Dec 31, 2017 7:00AM and Jan 1, 2018 12:01PM.
Not planning on needing a Lyft? We are also offering 10% off all unlimited ride monorail passes. Purchase tickets through the link below to take advantage of this offer. Please note that this offer cannot be combined with any other offers.
Make arrangements to get home safely after New Year’s Eve: designate a sober driving, plan to take a Lyft or use public transportation. Ride the Las Vegas Monorail and use your $5 Lyft credit. If you know or see friends who are about to drive or ride impaired, take their keys and help them make alternative arrangements.
Together, we can eliminate fatalities caused by drunk and impaired driving. Help us make sure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable New Year’s Eve!
For more information about New Year’s in Las Vegas visit our New Year’s Eve Event Page!
Enjoying a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner doesn’t require hours spent in the kitchen over a hot stove. When you’re in Vegas, why not do Thanksgiving in style? There are dozens of great restaurants on the strip to make the holiday unforgettable whether you’re in the mood for a classic meal or something completely different. Most are also located nearby convenient Monorail stations for worry-free transportation without the traffic.
Virgil’s BBQ @ LINQ
Stop by Virgil’s Real BBQ at the LINQ Promenade for a special Thanksgiving menu at one of America’s top-rated BBQ restaurants. Virgil’s Thanksgiving feast is available for dine-in or take-out at $249.95 with a meal large enough to feed a group of six to eight people. The feast includes an 18-pound smoked turkey, mashed potatoes, marshmallow-topped sweet potatoes, pecan stuffing with sausage and cornbread, homemade cranberry sauce, candied Brussels sprouts, Creole green beans, and buttermilk biscuits. Virgil’s is one of the best restaurants to celebrate Thanksgiving on the Las Vegas strip.
Costa Di Mare @ Wynn Las Vegas
All of the signature restaurants at the Encore and Wynn resorts will feature special Thanksgiving meals this year, but Costa Di Mare’s Thanksgiving event is arguably the most anticipated. In addition to its full a la carte menu, Costa Di Mare will offer a festive five-course prix fixe holiday tasting menu. The Thanksgiving event will take place on Thanksgiving Day from 5:30 pm to 10 pm.
Costa Di Mare has been awarded Four Stars by the Forbes Travel Guide with a selection of critically acclaimed seafood dishes. Celebrated chef Mark LoRusso has been voted the Best Chef in Las Vegas with menus created nightly that incorporate Mediterranean seafood, Italian cuisine, and housemade pasta. All shellfish and fish are flown in daily from Italy. Be sure to make reservations in advance.
Aureole @ Mandalay Bay
Aureole Las Vegas by Chef Charlie Palmer features local, high-quality ingredients with bold American style. Located in Mandalay Bay’s Restaurant Row, Aureole’s menu focuses on three foundations of food: Ranch, Root, and Surf. The menu features eight dishes in every category ranging from light to robust. Aureole is also recognized as one of the leading wine restaurants in the world with an impressive 3,000-selection wine list. The restaurant has received the Wine Spectator Grand Award every year since 2000.
Aureole will offer a prix fixe Thanksgiving menu on November 23 from 2 pm to 8 pm. The four-course meal is $65 per person and features deviled Scotch quail egg for an appetizer followed by curried kabocha squash bisque, roasted thom turkey breast, and pumpkin pecan pie with cinnamon ice cream for dessert.
Bazaar Meat @ SLS Las Vegas
Bazaar Meat has recently been named as the Best Restaurant in Nevada. Award-winning chef José Andrés offers an adventurous culinary experience that combines big meat with a twist on classic dishes.
For Thanksgiving, Bazaar Meat by José Andrés will host “Thanksgiving José’s Way” with a prix fixe culinary experience that includes eight shareable dishes, three desserts,
and a choice of entree. Dishes include Gordal stuffed olives, croquetas de pavo, endive Caesar salad, and the classic green bean casserole, spiced cranberries with confit mandarines and cinnamon, and a savory cornbread stuffing with Butifarra sausage. Main course choices include a BN Ranch Heritage turkey or a Josper roasted turbot. Each guest receives a pumpkin tart, roasted apple puff pastry, and pecan pie.
Searsucker @ Caesars Palace
Searsucker is one of the newest restaurants on the strip with American comfort food reimagined by Top Chef Brian Malarkey. This year, enjoy an all-you-can-eat Thanksgiving dinner in this unique restaurant with a theme inspired by cowboy culture and mid-century roadside diners. The prix fixe dinner is $49 per person and $19 for children with slow-roasted turkey, sausage stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, fresh cranberries, and pumpkin cheesecake pudding for dessert.
Gordon Ramsay Steak @ Paris Las Vegas
Do Thanksgiving in style this year at the critically acclaimed Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas. This contemporary steakhouse showcases the most famous dishes of renowned chef Gordon Ramsay in an upscale setting. Gordon Ramsay Steak will offer a decadent Thanksgiving dinner this year featuring a holiday spin on one of Ramsay’s classic dishes. Enjoy turkey breast Wellington with pistachio stuffing and foie gras, crisp Brussels leaves, and cranberry sauce for $48 per person. Spiced pumpkin tart is also available for dessert.
BLT Steak @ Bally’s
Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner at BLT Steak at Bally’s, one of the most popular steakhouses on the strip. BLT Steak offers a four-course prix fixe Thanksgiving menu for $75 per person but an a la cart menu is also available. The holiday meal this year includes squash salad, celeriac soup, roasted turkey, Scottish salmon, prime rib, Brussels sprouts gratin, and sweet potato puree. Tempting desserts include pumpkin tarts and spiced bread pudding.
Rao’s is a family-owned restaurant offering simple, wholesome home cooking. Rao’s is the sister location to the legendary New York City restaurant and it has been named as one of the best Italian restaurants in Vegas. Rao’s in Caesars features a replica of the 12-table NYC landmark with an open-air patio and a center bar.
Rao’s has a special Thanksgiving prix fixe menu planned this year for $58 per person includes three courses with optional a la carte family sides. Begin your meal with your choice of cream of mushroom soup, stuffed artichokes, or frisee salad. The main course is a choice of oven-roasted turkey, pumpkin mascarpone ravioli, or prime rib, each accompanied by savory sides. Dessert choices include pumpkin cheesecake or maple creme brulee.
If you don’t have plans for Thanksgiving, there’s no need to worry. Dozens of top-rated restaurants along the strip will be serving up special prix fixe holiday menus for all of the fun of Thanksgiving without the hassle of hours in the kitchen. Whether you want a traditional Thanksgiving feast or you’re open to something more adventurous, these restaurants are sure to make the holiday unforgettable.
Monorail Stops Provide Access to Start, Finish Lines for Races During Strip Closures
LAS VEGAS (October 2017) – Once again, the Las Vegas Monorail will be the only Strip transportation option available during the GEICO Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & ½ Marathon, which will close Las Vegas Boulevard South when it takes place Sunday, Nov. 12.
Year after year, thousands of runners and spectators attending the Marathon and its four days of events rely upon the Monorail for getting to and from the start and finish lines of the weekend’s races. The Monorail also has a station at the Las Vegas Convention Center, which is the site of the Marathon’s three-day Health & Fitness Expo, Nov. 9 – 11. As the most efficient and cost-effective way to navigate the Strip during the Marathon, the Monorail offers discounts up to 25 percent for multi-day passes purchased prior to Nov. 6, making it even easier to ride.
The race event schedule and locations follow:
Thursday, Nov. 9, 3 – 7 p.m., Health & Fitness Expo, Las Vegas Convention Center
Friday, Nov. 10, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Health & Fitness Expo, Las Vegas Convention Center
Saturday, Nov. 11, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Health & Fitness Expo, Las Vegas Convention Center
Saturday, Nov. 11, 6 – 8:30 p.m. Brooks Rock ‘n’ Roll 5K presented by SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino:
Closest Monorail stop for the start and finish line is SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino.
Sunday, Nov. 12, 3:55 – 6 p.m. GEICO Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas 10K:
Closest Monorail stop for finish line spectator viewing is Harrah’s/The LINQ station.
Closest Monorail stop for runner exit is Flamingo/Caesars Palace Station.
Strip closures begin as early as 9 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 12. Roads re-open as runners clear, though the finish line section will not re-open until 2 a.m.
Marathon runners and spectators may purchase exclusive discounted Monorail passes online. Single rides start at $5, with a 25 percent discount applying to all advance purchases by Nov. 6 of multi-use passes ranging from 2 to 7 days of unlimited travel. Beginning Nov. 7, runners and spectators can save $4 off a 2-day pass and $5 off a 3-day pass at that link, or by entering the promo code RUN4 ($4 off 2-day pass) or RUN5 ($5 off 3-day pass) at tickets.lvmonorail.com.
Plus, a variety of other “Runner Perks” are being offered to participants at properties along the Monorail’s route, ranging from special ticket prices on KÀ by Cirque du Soleil at MGM Grand, to 50 percent off adult day admission to The High Roller at The LINQ Promenade, to 2-for-1 draft beer at Umami Burger at SLS Las Vegas.
About The Las Vegas Monorail
The Las Vegas Monorail provides a quick and convenient connection along the Las Vegas Strip, linking riders to world-class restaurants, shows, shops, day/nightclubs, spas, hotels, and casinos. In minutes, Monorail riders can travel the famous Las Vegas Strip in a safe, comfortable and clean environment – without the hassles of traffic or wasted time. Currently, the privately funded Monorail system includes seven stations: MGM Grand; Bally’s/Paris Las Vegas; Flamingo/Caesars Palace; Harrah’s/The LINQ; Las Vegas Convention Center; Westgate Resort & Casino and SLS Las Vegas. Las Vegas’ “green” public transportation choice, the Monorail’s electric trains are zero-emission vehicles. Hours of operation are Mondays, 7 a.m. to midnight; Tuesday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Friday through Sunday, 7 a.m. to 3 a.m. For more information on the Las Vegas Monorail or where to purchase tickets, call 866-4-MONORAIL (866-466-6672); visit www.LVMonorail.com; or pick up a Monorail Magazine, available at all Monorail stations.
About GEICO Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & ½ Marathon
The GEICO Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & ½ Marathon will take over the world famous Las Vegas Strip on Sunday night, November 12, 2017, along with a 5K at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds on Saturday, November 11. Race participants will enjoy the sights and sounds of lavish hotels, world-class entertainment and some of Vegas’ hottest music sensations performing on the course. In addition to live entertainment along the course, the Las Vegas event is renowned for hundreds of runners dressed as Elvis, known as the Running Elvi. Every year the event also includes a Run-Thru Wedding where runners in love can tie the knot or renew their vows. The finish line venue in front of the Mirage Volcano is conveniently located less than one mile from more than 15 hotels, offering runners a short walk back after the race. For more information about Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas, visit RunRocknRoll.com/Las-Vegas and follow @RunRocknRoll on Twitter.
No city parties quite like Las Vegas. Over Halloween weekend, you can expect plenty of eye candy, all-night gatherings, Halloween costume parties, and family-friendly events on and off the Strip. Whether you want to hit the clubs and take part in some of the world’s most famous party scenes or you want heart-stopping thrill rides and spooky events, you’ll find it all here. To help plan your Halloween weekend, here are some of the most anticipated events near the Strip. Combine the best methods of Las Vegas transportation together and get Lyft discounts while you’re jumping around the strip!
Fear the Walking Dead @ Fremont Street
Inspired by AMC’s “Fear the Walking Dead” TV series, Fear the Walking Dead Survival is one of the best thrill attractions in Las Vegas for zombie fanatics and thrill seekers alike. What better time than Halloween to experience this multi-sensory walk-through attraction that is part escape room, part thrill ride, part maze and part interactive video game all-in-one. Prepare for a screaming good time as you face your fears and escape a bloodthirsty hoard of infected zombies. Fear the Walking Dead Survival is located at the Fremont Street Experience in Downtown Las Vegas. Visit the official website to buy tickets and get more information.
Halloween Party @ Linq Promenade
The LINQ Promenade is the place to be for family-friendly Halloween fun. The Promenade is decked out with Halloween decorations from Friday, October 27 through Halloween with zombies, stilt walkers, and face painters. The Linq hosts a family-friendly trick or treat event on Saturday, October 28. Families can TRIQ or Treat at many retailers throughout the Promenade. The spooky Witching Hour show runs nightly from 7 pm to 10 pm.
Final Ride Hearse Car Show @ El Cortez
Want a unique experience this Halloween weekend? Try the hearse car show at El Cortez on Fremont Street. The show is free and open to the public with vampire showgirls on Friday and the “Final Ride Hearse” car show on Saturday. The car show displays up to 15 movie and show cars, including the car from the most recent Ghostbusters film. On Saturday, the show moves downtown for the Sin City Halloween Parade.
Playboy’s Haunted Fantasy @ TAO
TAO Beach this year hosts Playboy’s Haunted Fantasy, home to Vegas’ Sexiest Costume Party. Playboy returns to the Venetian for Halloween following its summer residency and Playboy Fridays at TAO Beach. The party, which takes place on October 27, will be hosted by Playmates Carly Lauren, Kennedy Summers, Amberleigh West, and Audrey Allen with music by Wellman. The costume contest will give out a reward for the sexiest alter ego.
Heaven & Hell Halloween Party @ Paris Las Vegas
This year, Chateau’s Rooftop beneath the iconic Paris Las Vegas will host Heaven & Hell, the ultimate outdoor Halloween nightclub experience. This 2-story nightclub will be transformed for Halloween with themed decorations and DJ P-Jay. Revel in all of the glamour of Vegas beneath the iconic Eiffel Tower replica as you dance the night away.
IT’s Halloween Weekend @ JEWEL
You won’t want to miss the events at JEWEL Nightclub at Aria Resort & Casino. This year, the premier party venue will transform for “It’s Halloween Weekend.” Over three nights, you’ll experience everything from Halloween costumes to terrifying clowns and electrifying performances. IT’s Halloween Weekend will feature performances by Faed the Good Life on Friday and Steve Aoki on Saturday and Monday. Don’t miss the $20,000 costume party on the 30th!
Horror Story @ Drai’s
Drai’s Nightclub transforms for Halloween weekend with a 5-day event that includes live performances and a costume contest. Performances include DJ Crooked, Trey Songz, Future, Lil Wayne, and Rae Sremmurd. Be there on Halloween night for the costume party. The group with the best-coordinated costumes will receive $10,000 to split.
Fright Dome @ Circus Circus
The Frightdome at Circus Circus returns again in 2017. Every October, the Adventuredome transforms into a 5-acre Halloween theme park with 25 attractions and rides. The tents at Circus Circus have been transformed into a screaming good time since 2003 with award-winning attractions. This year, Fright Dome will feature 6 haunted houses like Chainsaw Massacre and Zombie City plus 6 scare zones. Fright Dome is open from 7 pm to midnight throughout October.
Beauty & The Bank @ Bellagio
If you’re going to enter a costume party, make it Beauty & The Bank at The Bank Nightclub at Bellagio. On Saturday, Bellagio will award $10,000 to the sexiest costume. Corsets and pumps aren’t all that’s on display at The Bank on Saturday; you’ll dance your heart out on the unique glass-cased dance floor to music by DJ Mike K.
Halloween @ Hakkasan
Hakkasan at MGM Grand will feature one of the hottest events of Halloween weekend with performances by Kaskade, Lil Jon, and Above & Beyond on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Since it opened, Hakkasan has made a name for itself as one of the hottest destinations in Vegas. It’s even been named as the top nightclub in America by Playboy and DJ Magazine. With five levels of decadence to explore, you may end up at Hakkasan every night! If you find you need a break from the dance party, you can always take a break in the Ling Ling Lounge.
Zombie Cider & Beer Walk @ Container Park
Head to Downtown Container Park on Saturday for all you can drink beer and cider plus live music and a zombie rave with a DJ. The event concludes with a costume and zombie walk contest with prizes.
Exodus Festival @ Various Venues
The Exodus Festival is one of the best ways to see and do everything Vegas has to offer over the Halloween weekend. The Exodus All-Access Festival Pass gives you entrance to the best venues on the strip with express entry. Enjoy exclusive venue entrances with more than 10 events planned from Friday, October 27 to Halloween night. This year, destinations include Diplo at Intrigue, Kaskade at Hakkasan, Marshmello at Encore Beach Club, and Steve Aoki and Jewel.
Before hitting the Strip, remember that masks are not allowed in casinos. You may also want to cover up your costume if it’s questionable until you reach the party. Be sure you plan for transportation between events. Weekend tickets on the Las Vegas Monorail make it easy to get safely from one destination to the next without worrying about designated drivers. Many of the best parties are also located near Monorail stations for the ultimate convenience.
The Las Vegas Monorail wants to make it easier than ever to explore everything Las Vegas has to offer. We’ve partnered with Lyft to help our riders extend their journey beyond our 3.9-mile route!
The Best of Both Worlds in Las Vegas Transportation
When you purchase any unlimited-ride Monorail pass, with the link below, you’ll receive $5 off your next ride in Las Vegas with Lyft! It’s that simple! Anyone can take advantage of this promotion, whether you are a new or existing Lyft user, all you need to do is make sure you have the Lyft app handy. Read on for tips and tricks for using your unlimited-ride Monorail pass and Lyft credit!
Skip traffic on the Strip and get to your hotel faster. McCarran International Airport is less than 10-minutes from the MGM Grand Station. From there, you can access any of the hotel-casinos along the Las Vegas Monorail’s route. Check out our route map to find your hotel and plan your trip. Trains arrive every 4-8 minutes. Spend more of your time dining, shopping, exploring or relaxing!
Check Out Downtown Las Vegas
Known as DTLV to Las Vegas locals, the downtown corridor has grown to include exciting new restaurants and attractions. Downtown is where you’ll find plenty of things to do on Fremont Street, it’s what most folks refer to as “Old Vegas”.
Start at our SLS Las Vegas Station. Ask your Lyft driver to head north on Las Vegas Boulevard and keep an eye out for the neon cowboy named Vegas Vic.
If you like the glitz and glamour of historic Vegas, you will love the Neon Museum. Take some time to explore the Neon Boneyard. The Boneyard is home to dozens of the iconic and world-famous neon signs of Las Vegas. Try a night tour where you can see eleven illuminated signs. Tours are available seven days a week and tour times are seasonal.
History buff? Don’t miss the Mob Museum. This interactive museum chronicles the sordid history of organized crime in America. Pose for a police lineup, sit in on a courtroom hearing and learn how the Mob influenced Las Vegas.
Set your Lyft drop-off location to the Downtown Container Park for downtown shopping and dining. You’ll know you’ve arrived when you see the 40-foot-long praying mantis. The mantis blows fire in the evenings, particularly when unsuspecting crowds linger below. The Downtown Container Park is built from shipping containers and features Oak & Ivy—a craft whiskey cocktail bar, Pinches Tacos, and The Perch.
Visit a Local Brewery
Does visiting a new city require a stop at the local brewery? Some of Vegas’s best breweries off the Strip. Zip the Strip on the Las Vegas Monorail to the SLS Las Vegas and grab a Lyft to a few of our favorites: Hop Nuts Brewing, Tenaya Creek or Banger Brewing on Fremont Street.
Check Out Local Favorites and Hidden Gems
Do you want to see Las Vegas like a local? Here are a few tips for checking out the spots where you’ll find locals enjoying a drink or bite to eat.
For a classic steakhouse with a speakeasy vibe, ride the Las Vegas Monorail to the SLS Station and have your Lyft drive head West on Sahara Avenue. At Herbs and Rye, you will find some of the best-handcrafted cocktails and steaks in Sin City. Plus, we’ll fill you in on a little secret. Happy Hour is Monday thru Saturday, from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM and they offer 50% off steaks and selected food.
Feeling competitive? Bring your quarters, set your pickup location to the MGM Grand Station and head east to the Pinball Hall of Fame. The museum includes the world’s largest pinball collection dating back to the 1950s. With 10,000 square-feet of games, the Pinball Hall of Fame is a little slice of nostalgia that’s off the beaten path.
Shop Till You Drop
Plenty of shopping options located on the Strip. There are also a few stellar options that are a bit farther away. They are perfect for a zip along the Strip on the Monorail and a quick Lyft.
For an outdoor promenade with dozens of shopping and dining options, check out Town Square Las Vegas. Looking for a steal or deal? You’ll need to make a stop at either the Las Vegas North or South Premium Outlets. Both are minutes from the Las Vegas Strip and offer dozens of your favorite outlet stores. Simply take the Monorail to SLS Las Vegas and Lyft north for the North Premium Outlets. Alternatively, head to the MGM Grand Station to grab a ride to the South Premium Outlets.
Here’s How it Works!
Buy and unlimited-ride Monorail pass (they’re good for one year from the purchase date).
We’ll email you your Monorail eTicket and your $5 Lyft code. Use your Lyft code on any ride within Las Vegas. Your code will be valid through December 31, 2017. Monorail tickets must be purchased through the link below to receive a Lyft ride credit.
The Las Vegas Monorail Company announces a new partnership with rideshare provider Lyft to allow easy and economical transport from the Strip to other destinations around the Las Vegas valley. With the Lyft partnership, anyone who purchases a full-price, unlimited-ride pass on the Monorail will receive $5 off Lyft rides issued through a special code.
“What we do really well is carry our customers to the many resorts and attractions near our seven-station system along the Las Vegas Strip,” said Ingrid Reisman, vice president and chief marketing officer, Las Vegas Monorail. “This partnership with Lyft bridges the transportation gap and allows our customers to extend their journeys easily and economically to the airport, Downtown and beyond.”
“Lyft is excited to partner with the Las Vegas Monorail to provide a connection service for users who want to explore beyond the Rail’s route,” said Yacob Girma, Lyft Las Vegas General Manager. “We are always looking for ways to provide Las Vegas residents with a reliable and affordable transportation option, and our partnership with the Monorail helps us do that.”
About The Las Vegas Monorail
The Las Vegas Monorail provides a quick and convenient connection along the Las Vegas Strip, linking riders to world-class restaurants, shows, shops, day/nightclubs, spas, hotels and casinos. In minutes, Monorail riders can travel the famous Las Vegas Strip in a safe, comfortable and clean environment – without the hassles of traffic or wasted time. Currently, the privately funded Monorail system includes seven stations: MGM Grand; Bally’s/Paris Las Vegas; Flamingo/Caesars Palace; Harrah’s/The LINQ; Las Vegas Convention Center; Westgate Resort & Casino and SLS Las Vegas. Las Vegas’ “green” public transportation choice, the Monorail’s electric trains are zero-emission vehicles. Hours of operation are Mondays, 7 a.m. to midnight; Tuesday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Friday through Sunday, 7 a.m. to 3 a.m. For more information on the Las Vegas Monorail or where to purchase tickets, call 866-4-MONORAIL (866-466-6672); visit www.LVMonorail.com or pick up a Monorail Magazine, available at all Monorail stations.
Lyft was founded in June 2012 by Logan Green and John Zimmer to improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation. Lyft is the fastest growing rideshare company in the U.S and is available to 95 percent of the US population. Lyft is preferred by drivers and passengers for its safe and friendly experience and its commitment to effecting positive change for the future of our cities.
Summer may be over, but the festival season is just getting started in Las Vegas. As the weather cools down, some of the best artists in pop, EDM, and country flock to the city for events that draw in tens of thousands of music lovers. Want to make the most of your experience? Here are the most anticipated events in the upcoming months plus some important tips for attending music festivals in Las Vegas.
Music Festival Tips
Knowing what to expect can help you maximize your fun and avoid mistakes that can ruin an otherwise great experience. Here are some important do’s and don’ts to keep in mind ahead of the festival.
Arrive Early and Plan Your Schedule
There are always plenty of artists on the lineup you’ll want to see, unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen. Find out where they are playing and how to get there. There will be times where you’ll have to choose one artist over the other because of conflicting schedules. Arrive early and get info on the entire venue, try to get a map so you can plan things out and know where everything is.
This one is very important. Only you know your own limits. Try not to party too hard that you end up with missing cash and memories of the night before. Drink plenty of water and stay hydrated. Being dehydrated is one of the biggest dangers of festival goers. Music festivals are about having fun, making friends, and creating memories — not recreating a scene from the Hangover.
Make a Plan for Your Phone
Don’t assume you can conserve battery life and have an operational phone at the end of the night. There’s a good chance your phone will die during the festival, so have a backup plan. You may want to bring a portable phone charger or even consider renting a locker with a charger. Set up a meeting place with friends in case phones die and you can’t find each other.
Wear Comfortable Clothes for the Setting
Attending a music festival means a lot of walking. Don’t try to suffer through the weekend in your favorite pumps. Bring shoes that are comfortable for walking and already broken in. Wear appropriate clothes for the weather. If you’re going to be out in the sun day drinking all day, be ready for it. Bring extra clothes if need be. The Vegas sun is unforgiving and canopies can be few and far between. Don’t forget to put on sunscreen every morning before you head out. While you’re at it, bring a pair of sunglasses and chapstick. You’ll be glad you did.
Don’t Try to Smuggle in Anything Illegal
Make sure you read the rules for the festival. While there are some general rules that apply to any event, some festivals allow things like blankets and large bags while others do not. If you try to bring in something on the banned list, you may be facing a trip back to your car or hotel or abandoning your belongings. The last thing you want is to get in trouble with the law.
Don’t Take Valuables
A music festival is no place for valuables. Plan for bringing only the essentials because you will probably be carrying everything. Leave the expensive camera, jewelry, and sunglasses behind if you don’t want to lose or break them.
Upcoming Music Festivals in Las Vegas
Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival
September 22-24, 2017, Downtown Las Vegas
The Life is Beautiful Festival is a one-of-a-kind event that combines artwork with auditory delights. Every year, dozens of artists transform the walls of Downtown Vegas into an outdoor art gallery. This year marks the 5th year of Life is Beautiful with new works that include large murals, solar-powered neon murals, and 3D masterpieces. Life is Beautiful will also be the temporary stop for “Mechan 9,” a massive metal robot that premiered at Burning Man last year. After the festival, the piece will be added to the Smithsonian.
The 3-day multi-sensory festival will feature an eclectic mix of musical artists including Muse, Gorillaz, Blink 182, 2 Chainz, Sean Paul, Chance the Rapper, and dozens more.
Life is Beautiful will take place across 18 blocks of Downtown Las Vegas with the entrance at Fremont and 7th Street. The all-ages festival opens every day at 2 pm and closes at 1 am.
iHeartRadio Music Festival
September 22-23, 2017, T-Mobile Arena
The iHeartRadio Music Festival is one of the most anticipated Vegas festivals of the year with a star-studded lineup. This year, performers will include Coldplay, DJ Khaled, P!nk, Harry Styles, Kesha, and Macklemore.
The iHeartRadio festival has been going strong in Vegas since 2011, showcasing some of the biggest names in the genre. Since 2013, the festival has featured the Daytime Village which showcases emerging artists. This will be the second year the iHeartRadio festival has taken place at the T-Mobile Arena, but the Daytime Village will still take place at the nearby Las Vegas Village. As with every year, the event will air as a TV special on the CW.
Route 91 Harvest Festival
September 29 – October 1, 2017, Las Vegas Village
The Route 91 Harvest Festival, powered by SiriusXM, takes over Las Vegas this year with some of the biggest names in country music. This year’s lineup includes Eric Church, Jason Aldean, Big & Rich, Jake Owen, Maren Morris and many more across two stages.
There will be free shuttle service from major resorts nearby, including the Luxor, MGM Grand, and New York New York. There will also be lockers available for rent to store your belongings and charge your phone.
Rise Lantern Festival
October 6-7, 2017, Moapa River Indian Reservation
Rise is more than your typical music festival. The annual Rise Lantern Festival returns to the Las Vegas Valley for the 4th year, drawing an anticipated crowd of 10,000 people. The goal of the event is experiencing “the collective elevation of peoples’ hopes, dreams, resolutions, goals, and desires” as thousands of event-goers simultaneously release paper hot-air propelled lanterns into the sky.
Rise will feature a stage with artists that include Timmy the Teeth, City of the Sun, Magic Giant, and Vancouver Sleep Clinic. The final lantern release will be done to music by DJ Tyler Pixels after a fireworks display. The festival will also have more than one dozen local food truck options as well as beer and wine.
Rise takes place 32 miles northeast of Las Vegas on the Moapa River Indian Reservation.
Exodus Las Vegas Festival
October 27-31, 2017, Multiple venues
While not as famous as the Electric Daisy Carnival, the Exodus Festival over Halloween weekend has plenty to offer EDM fans. This year marks the first Halloween edition of Exodus, combining everything that makes the Vegas nightlife famous. Exodus is a 5-day festival that takes over the top nightclubs in Vegas. Each day and night of the event features a different pool party, nightclub, and DJ with all-access and individual passes available.
Venues for the Halloween festival will include the Wet Republic Ultra Pool at MGM Grand, Hakkasan Las Vegas, Omnia Nightclub at Ceasar’s Palace, and XS Nightclub at Encore. The lineup of artists has not yet been announced, but Exodus has not failed to impress after seven years.
Plan Ahead for a Better Experience
The key to a great music festival experience is good planning before you go. Make a plan for where you will stay, what you will take, where you will eat, and how you will get to and from the festival. Most Las Vegas festivals offer some type of parking but it will come at a cost.
Consider weekend tickets on the Las Vegas Monorail to skip event parking. You won’t need to worry about finding a designated driver and most events offer shuttle service near Monorail stations.
To sweeten the deal, ride the Las Vegas Monorail and get a FREE Lyft! Buy any unlimited ride Monorail pass and receive $5 off your next ride.