Las Vegas is not one of the places that you naturally think about being a place that you can visit on a budget. There are luxury hotels, exclusive clubs, pricey buffets, Michelin-starred restaurants, and designer shopping. Not to mention the money needed to have a little flutter at the casino. But the good news is that there are plenty of things that you can do in Las Vegas on a budget, and still have a great time. So here are some of the things that you can do to save on all different aspects of a trip to Las Vegas.
Discounted Tickets and Free Shows
Las Vegas is famous for having shows, with the likes of Donny and Marie, Britney Spears, and Celine Dion having had stints on the strip. But these tickets can really add up because they are popular and in demand. The good news is that there are ticket outlets spread along the Strip and downtown Las Vegas. They will only sell tickets for the show that is happening that day, so there is no guarantee, but you can get really good prices, so it is worth a shot. You could also look up some tickets, like XS passes, in advance, so that your nightlife is sorted. Definitely plan in advance for those kinds of things.
There are also plenty of shows in Vegas that you can see for free. Circus Circus has lots of free shows, as well as the Bellagio Fountains, which is all set to music. The Mirage has a volcano show, as well as hotels having live bands on from time to time.
Food and Drink
If you are someone that is going to Vegas to have a little gamble, then you do get free drinks when you are at a table or a machine. It is worth using the low cost games, though, to make sure that you are really getting your money’s worth of the free drinks. Hotels and casinos are otherwise quite pricey, especially for snacks and drinks. So make sure that you stock up on the nearby CVS Or Walgreens if you want to keep food and drink costs low. There are plenty of fast food outlets too, making eating out more affordable. However, if you fancy a buffet, then it often works out cheaper to go for brunch or lunch, rather than dinner; it all adds up.
The Strip of Las Vegas is actually quite close to the airport, so if you don’t plan on driving around, you won’t have too far to go. Of course, this makes traffic quite high in the area, so a taxi can really add up. But there are shuttle buses from the airport, so it makes it affordable. If you are driving there, or plan to hire a car, then the good news is that there are plenty of free parking at the hotels. They want you to visit them and use their casinos, so they make it pretty easy for you to do so.