riding the bus into the strip. WAX (Westcliff Airport Express (WAX) bus takes you to MGM grand, then direct to downtown (Fermont street experience) area. It's cheap and reliable. It's located outside the terminal, just go towards the public transportation area and you'll find it. You may also want to try route 108, it will take you to north strip without any hassle. Westcliff Airport Express (WAX) is the new express bus service to McCarran International Airport. Run by the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC), the Westcliff Airport Express travels from the Westcliff Transit Center to Downtown Las Vegas, with continuing service to McCarran International Airport. Designed with commuters in mind, the Westcliff Airport Express service provides a fast connection between the western part of the valley, Downtown, the Strip and McCarran airport.
On the Vegas strip, the Westcliff Airport Express (WAX) only operates one stop at Tropicana Ave and Las Vegas Blvd (next to MGM Grand Hotel)
Las Vegas is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Nevada and the county seat of Clark County. Las Vegas is an internationally renowned major resort city known primarily for gambling, shopping, fine dining, and nightlife and is the leading financial and cultural center for Southern Nevada. The city bills itself as The Entertainment Capital of the World, and is famous for its consolidated casino--hotels and associated entertainment. A growing retirement and family city, Las Vegas is the 31st-most populous city in the United States, with a population at the 2010 census of 583,756. The 2010 population of the Las Vegas metropolitan area was 1,951,269. Today, Las Vegas is one of the top tourist destinations in the world.
The major attractions in Las Vegas are the casinos and the hotels. Most of the hotel casinos are in the city's downtown area, which has been the focal point of the city's gaming industry since its early days.
Most casinos are downtown on the Fremont Street Experience, The Stratosphere being the major exception. Fremont East, adjacent to the Fremont Street Experience, was granted variances to allow bars to be closer together, similar to the Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego, the goal being to attract a different demographic than the Strip attracts. Las Vegas got its start with casinos in 1931 with the opening of the Northern Club (now the La Bayou). The most notable of the early casinos may have been Binion's Horseshoe (now Binion's Gambling Hall and Hotel) while it was run by Benny Binion. Boyd Gaming has a major presence downtown operating the California Hotel and Casino, Fremont Hotel and Casino and the Main Street Casino. The Golden Gate Hotel and Casino is the oldest hotel in the Fremont Street Experience. The Golden Nugget is the largest hotel and casino in the city. The Plaza Hotel & Casino on Main Street was the railway station until Amtrak discontinued service. Other casinos include the El Cortez, The D, Four Queens, Gold Spike Hotel and Casino and the Las Vegas Club. The gambling and entertainment industry in Las Vegas is mostly focused in the Las Vegas Strip. The Strip is not actually located in city limits, but instead in the surrounding unincorporated communities of Paradise and Winchester. The largest and most notable casinos and buildings are located there.