Does anyone know how it is to walk from the Radisson to restaurants along the road where you can find Barneys, Wacky Wahoo, Lindas Pancakes, etc. Looking at Google Earth, the distance is clearly not a problem, but I was wondering if there are sidewalks, or a safe area for pedestrians? Is the area well lit for the walk back in the evening after dinner? Any thing else you would like to point out about walking in this area?
I stayed once in an apartment close to Wacky Wahoo. From there I could walk to Linda's Pancakes.
I also went daily to the high rise area but I car. It seemed to me, it's quite a little distance for walking. I always drove. Unfortunately, I can not remember if there are any walkways but I do remember, that traffic was bad at times (going in direction to Linda's or further). I definitely remember BAD drivers! Driving too fast and driving reckless!
All the restaurants you mentioned are not far from the Radisson. You would walk on Palm Beach Rd. passing South Beach Center Mall; then cross the hwy. by Mc Donald's. Wacky Wahoo is 250 yards from the light (on the right side of road). Barney's is next after Sole Mare Ristorante. Next would be Linda's on the left side of the road.
A few years ago my daughter wanted to use our car. She dropped us off at Bingo! (next to Linda's) for dinner. Mike the owner said he would drive us back to our timeshare at Tropicana but hubby & I were going to the Casino at the Occidental so we declined his offer. There are sidewalks. The walk was less than 15 mins. The road is dark at night but Palm Beach Rd. is heavily travelled all day and night (bumper to bumper traffic) so we felt safe. Depending on the time of year it may still be light out when you are going to dinner that you can walk to the restaurant. If when leaving it's dark and your are nervous about walking back tell the waiter to call you a taxi to take you to the Radisson ($6.00).
We walked from Bubali to the Screaming Eagle one night and it didn't feel all that safe... the sidewalks aren't consistent outside of the resort areas so you'll run the risk of tripping on a regular basis. The drivers are a whole other risk... stop signs and speed limits seem to be suggestions rather than law for most people.