106 OFF TO TEXAS STATION or FIESTA RANCHO or SANTE FE
I just read this week that one poster would not even think of these casinos while staying downtown because they were too far to go.
The last time I used the 106, I had a one free night offer from Fiesta Rancho. I was booked downtown, but I took just a bit of luggage and booked the free Fiesta room. This was before resort fees so it was a free room. That gave me time to see a great old 50's band there, do all my matchplay coupons, update my points, eat a barbecue buffet at the Texas Station and head back the next day.
I think 106 is a fine and easy route that goes out to Texas Station or Fiesta Rancho. On the way back it also has stops right downtown, so you don't have to wait for the DTC end of the road drop off.
I have used it with some light baggage just to take advantage of a free night at Fiesta Rancho leaving my main luggage in a free room somewhere else downtown.
Friends also report on going out to Sante Fe station using the 106
"We really liked the Santa Fe buffet. We went about 10:30 which made breakfast and lunch available at the breakfast price. We didn't do that every day, but we did go 4 or 5 times during our visit. It actually takes only about 35 minutes. The ride was fine, but it always had the usual assortment of characters. I believe that bus continues on beyond Santa Fe to a Walmart store."
The Vegas zoo is another destination on route 106 and not very far from Texas Station.