How To Do Vegas On The Cheap

Do you think that a weekend in Las Vegas will blow off all your savings? Sure, the very thought of going to Vegas may bring up the images of those slick card dealers, but it possible for you to experience the Sin City on a low budget.


Before you travel

Shopping around online will help you save money on all aspects of you trip such as flights, hotels , car hire and airport parking. Booking in advance usually results in a big saving meaning you have more to spend on your trip.

Cheap Sleeping Places on the Glittering Strip

Right beside the high-end resorts like the Wynn Las Vegas or Cosmopolitan Hotel, you will find the affordable casino-hotels. The rooms in these hotels are spacious as well as provide above-average facilities ranging from soaking tubs to flat-screen TVs. The value-for-money accommodation along the Las Vegas Boulevard includes the Flamingo that is steeped in history and features a beautiful pool complex. Room tariffs range from $67 to $150 per night. At MGM Grand, one of the biggest hotel complexes in the world, you can ask for unrenovated rooms. As the hotel is undergoing renovation, unrenovated rooms are available for $65 per night, plus tax and resort fee which can be about $15 to $25 per night at most hotels on the Strip.

Sensible Clubbing

You are not required to spend all your money on the dance floors of the most happening nightclubs in Las Vegas. You can contact club promoters (For example, Chris Hornak, Free Vegas Passes) on telephone, through text message or by e-mail. They will either arrange free passes or organize discounted VIP passes and speed up your group’s entry depending on night of your visit and group size. Women stand to gain with some insider information. Frequently, clubs offer free champagne to women from 9 pm to midnight. Look out for club promoters who hang around casino floors of resorts. If you dress yourself well, they will offer free passes to the clubs they are promoting.

Downtown Deals

If you want to get a feel of the vintage vibes of Vegas and also save some money in the bargain, you can go downtown. However, you should be careful not to be caught in this once glamorous place that later turned sleazy after dark. This part of Vegas is homer to the new Mob Museum, Smith Center for performing arts, cheap ethnic eateries and budget hipster dive bars. You can take a stroll through the Freemont Street Experience, eat drunken noodles at Le Thai and have $5 cocktail either at the fireplace-lit Griffin’s Bar or the retro Beauty Bar. Some of the other nearby hotels are Golden Nugget (room tariff $49 to $159) and Main Street Station (room tariff just $36 per night). You can also find Buffalo Bill’s stagecoach which can get you an experience of the Wild West.

Happy Hour

You can also avoid paying full price for drinks and dinner, if you take advantage of the liberal happy hour specials offered by the bars and restaurants in the resorts. For example, the Red Square in Mandalay Bay offers small plates inspired by the Russians and vodka cocktails for just $5 from 4 pm to 7 pm Monday to Friday and 2 pm to 7 pm Saturday and Sunday.

Frugal Theater Tickets

Want to see Penn & Teller, Cirque du Soleil or Celine Dion? Well, you don’t have to stake your entire earnings from poker on full-price tickets. Look out for the Tix4Tonight kiosks; you may get same-day tickets at cheaper prices for most of their production shows.

Some Additional Tips

Parking is free and you can save a little more if you opt out of expensive breakfasts as well as in-room internet access. You can get free Wi-Fi and $2 coffee at Starbucks. Drinks are offered free of cost, if you participate in gambling. However, make sure that you tip the cocktail waitress. Otherwise, she will not come your way again.

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