Freemont Experience in Las Vegas.

Freemont Experience in Las Vegas.

Living in small town Saskatchewan has one big advantage–it’s easy to walk home from the bar! While the weather may sometimes be chilly, we can generally get home in less time than it takes to stand outside and flag a taxi in big cities.

When I’m planning trips, I try to keep my experience in other places similar by finding hotels that are in close proximity to the things I want to do. For example, on our trip to New Orleans, for Mardi Gras, I booked us into The Pelham Hotel, near the French Quarter, Harrah’s Casino, the Riverwalk and the Warehouse District. In fact, the parades every night were less than a block away.

Mardi Gras parade on Canal Street in New Orleans.

Mardi Gras parade on Canal Street in New Orleans.

It was perfect.

However, sometimes, you just need to try some of the bars, pubs, and nightclubs further away than walking distance. That’s when getting comfortable with the train schedules comes in. Just buy your pass–or Oyster Card as they say in London–and make your way to the underground. Or, if you’re using a sky train, such as the Monorail, like we did in Las Vegas, grab a single or multiple day pass and jump on.

Before you order last call, though, you’ll want to make sure you know when the trains stop running when you travel. Be prepared by already having a pass too, so you don’t get delayed at the last minute.

Or, if you’d like to skip public transit there are always taxis. Another option is to download an Uber app for your smartphone and get signed up, if you prefer to take private transport.

However, no matter how you plan on getting from that great bar, pub, or nightclub back to your hotel, you’ll need to know what time the party comes to an end. Check out this infographic created by CheapFlights.com and shared via Visual.ly, to see what time they close.

Infographic for Bar Closing Times Around the World

See the fullsize infographic here.

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