scottaa1 wrote:I've not been either, but I've been told that most of the getting around to be done in Vegas can be done on foot.
Having been to Vegas a number of times (maybe over 15 or so?) I would caution thinking you can get around on foot. Everything *looks* really close because everything is huge. In reality, you could easily end up trucking two miles in some nasty heat to get somewhere you thought would be a 10 minute walk. I drunkenly walked down the Strip for 3 hours trying to get to my hotel because it was "just right over there".
I would recommend getting a car only for the days you'll be traveling outside of Vegas, such as if you're going to head over to Hoover Dam. But if you're planning on going between the Strip and downtown, sharing a cab fare with another couple will be much more efficient. Parking a car is a pain in the rear alone, but driving in Las Vegas is a nightmare, especially if you've never been there before and don't know about the back roads behind the casinos.
One other thing to remember however, is that if anyone does have a tough time walking (such as some with accessibility problems; older folks) taking a car might be better because the cab drivers don't normally wish to take you across the street. Fares under $5 are considered not worthy of a cab and the driver usually complains to you openly (at that point I've found it's better to be just as rude back and tell them to shut the hell up if you even encounter that).
The last thing I'm going to say is it also depends on where you're staying. If you're right in the middle of the Strip or downtown, there's a ton of stuff to walk to. If you at the Rio, Sands, or the Hard Rock, you're going to need outside transportation period and maybe the car idea isn't terrible. The bottom line is that the cabs are relatively cheap and I've never felt like I'm spending too much on cab rides unless I'm going alone.
Where are you staying?