Are you someone who loves to travel and soak up the experiences a new destination has to offer? Then there is a high chance that visiting Las Vegas features relatively high on your bucket list.
Where else can you get to dine and stay in luxury hotels, watch amazing shows, and party at a swanky nightclub? We’ve got all that and much more in Las Vegas to offer you.
If you think visiting Vegas will cost you big bucks, that is not entirely true. In Vegas, there something for everyone and every budget. If you are looking to visit Vegas without breaking the bank, here are some ideas for you to consider.
Tips for Visiting Las Vegas on a Budget
One of the best things about Vegas is that it has a universal appeal. Whether you are a budget traveler or someone for whom budget is not a real consideration, Vegas offers you some great options.
Here are some tips for finding the perfect balance between budgeting and splurging.
The Right Time to Visit
Timing is everything. The key to significant savings is knowing when to visit. An ideal time to visit would be between March to May and between September to November. Seasonally, the weather is moderate, and the prices are in the mid-range too.
Another essential thing to consider is to avoid visiting during a major event like an Expo or big convention. You may find it impossible to find accommodations during this time. Las Vegas is one of the most popular destinations for conventions. If your dates are flexible, check the calendar and avoid major conventions to get some great deals. It’s also best to avoid any fight nights or big music or sporting events if you’re looking to save money.
Choosing the Right Hotels
Planning a trip mid-week could save you at least a couple of hundred dollars. You would get the best deals between Tuesday and Thursday. Usually, week-long conventions start on a Monday, so Sunday nights are not moderately priced.
Some casinos also publish their rate calendars, and finding this may take some amount of research. It’s not unusual if the difference between a weekday and weeknight for the same room could be a hundred dollars.
We’ve got a range of hotels for you to choose from, that are suited for every budget. Signing up for a hotel loyalty program like Caesars Rewards, MGM’s M life, the Venetian’s Grazie, can have some massive benefits. They could offer you food and beverage credits, comp points, or even show tickets. You may even be able to enjoy discounted rates on rooms and some exclusive promotional deals.
Avoid ‘Resort Fees’
Many big hotels could charge you ‘resort fees,’ and these are not fixed charges. The amount charged depends on whether you are staying during the weekdays or weekends. The tricky part is these charges might not be included in the hotel price but are shown once you begin booking the room. It’s best to find hotels that don’t charge you these fees.
Ordering room service will set you back by a decent amount, so it’s best to search a little to grab some fantastic food deals. Buffets are popular, and brunch and lunch buffets are usually priced less than dinner buffets. Explore some local eating spots, and you might find some reasonably priced restaurants.
Staying in the middle of the Strip can help you save money and time when getting around the city. You will also have access to more variety and economical eateries in walking distance on the Strip.
Getting around by cab is probably the most expensive transport option. You can choose rideshare services like Uber or Lyft, and their prices are about half of that of a taxi.
Another option to consider is the monorail if you are planning to go the length of the Strip. Many hotels on the Strip have monorail stations, so this can be a useful and convenient alternative.
A double-decker bus called the Deuce is also a popular choice. It stops at every hotel, and it runs 24/7.
Some hotels may even offer cheap or free shuttle services. You could also look for affordable car rental options or even try the tram.
So Get “Baby Some New Shoes”, and Have Fun!
Being on a budget does not mean you can’t have fun. Enjoy the glitz, glamour, luxury, and vibe of Las Vegas without spending a fortune. Just “being” in Las Vegas is a wonder in itself. Doing due diligence with internet searches on accommodations, eating and plane fare will pay off big giving you more in your pocket to gamble with. The neon and light shows on the Strip along with the crowds of international guests set the mood for excitement. If visiting Las Vegas is on your bucket list, the tips mentioned here can help you make the most of your trip on a budget.