Locals get price break on the monorail

Jan 2, 2006 11:55 PM

Las Vegas locals get a break while everyone else will pay more to ride the Las Vegas Monorail this year. The one-way fare on the monorail has increased from $3 to $5 for visitors, while locals will pay only $1. A 10-ride pass is now $35, up from the previous $20. The one-day pass has now tripled in price going from $5 to $15 and the three-day pass is now up to $40 (from $25.) Additionally, a new two-ride pass has been added for $9.

Visitors can save a few bucks over the Monorail by riding the new double-decker buses that run along the Strip. An unlimited riding pass for the day is $5.

Another great deal for Las Vegas locals is a 2-for-1 ticket special to see Blue Man Group at the Venetian available through January 8. There is a limit of four tickets per order (two paid, two free). You must present a valid Nevada driver’s license to receive your tickets. Seats are limited and subject to availability. Tickets are available only through The Venetian Box Office or Venetian phone reservations. Call The Venetian Box Office at 702-414-SHOW (7469) and request: "Local 2 for 1."

The Firelight Buffet at Sam’s Town is now open for breakfast at 7 a.m. every Monday through Friday. Show your Sam’s Town Prime Rewards slot club card (free to join) and enjoy the morning buffet for only $4.99. The buffet features a carving station, an omelet station, breakfast burritos as well as traditional morning favorites. On Saturdays and Sundays the buffet opens for brunch at 8 a.m.; cost is $9.99.

Buffets are still a bargain in Las Vegas but prices continue to go up. At the Monte Carlo, breakfast is now $10.95, lunch is $12.95 and dinner or Sunday brunches are both $17.95. The Monte Carlo Buffet features live-action stations serving multi-national fare including made-to-order dishes at the Pasta Bar and Mongolian Grill. Roasted turkey and prime rib are carved nightly and complemented by a large salad bar, fresh vegetable and fruit selections, breads, pastries and desserts.

Finally, Harrah’s Las Vegas has opened its new Flavors Buffet which features continuous live cooking stations and including freshly prepared seafood, all-you-can crab legs and fresh cut prime rib. Breakfast is 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., lunch, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., dinner, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.