Las Vegas Strip Map (PDF) This is from the Las Vegas Monorail Website, and it gives you a good quick glimpse into how the Hotels and Casinos unfold along the Las Vegas Strip.
Las Vegas is an overwhelming place, but it is surprisingly easy to understand and is fairly manageable as a travel destination because so many of the attractions, hotels and casinos are located along a stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard about two miles in length called “The Las Vegas Strip” or “The Strip”. This area is lined on both sides with dozens of huge resort hotels – many among the largest on earth.
It’s important to note that the Las Vegas Convention Center and the Las Vegas Hilton are not along the strip, rather about a mile away but easily accessible by the fantastic monorail system that runs from the Sahara hotel on the north end of the Las Vegas Strip to the MGM Grand near the South end of the Las Vegas Strip.
McCarran Airport is a few miles from the strip. Shuttles leave often and are about $5, but often make many hotel stops before your hotel so allow about an hour from the Airport to the strip or take a Taxi for about $12 which is faster. Shuttles pick up at the hotels but you should call for reservations in advance. Most hotels in Las Vegas do not have their own shuttle services. Walking from McCarran Airport to the Las Vegas Strip is not advisable due to traffic and no direct route. I’ve done it twice, it took well over an hour, and I regretted it both times.