How to Enjoy Vegas — Without Losing Your Shirt

by DIWYY · 4 comments


Las Vegas is a high-rolling “bling bling” destination. It’s easy to part with a lot of money here in the course of one night. The entire city is a playground for adults designed to make you want to spend your cash, and you’re already spending plenty on your flight and hotel. The expensive drinks add up and before you know it, it’s 3 a.m. and you’re ordering a bottle of champagne and betting the rest of your vacation budget on a game of poker with a group of strangers.

It’s very possible to enjoy Las Vegas without breaking the bank, so here are some tips for a high-roller holiday on a low-roller budget.

Visit Mid-Week During the Off-Season

If you plan your vacation to Vegas during the least popular times of the year, you’ll book better hotels at cheaper prices. The best time of year to go is during the middle of the summer or after any major holiday. The week after Spring Break as well as the week after New Year’s are excellent times for the budget traveller.

You can also save money by visiting mid-week. The most popular time to visit Vegas is the weekend, and many people fly in on Friday and leave on Sunday, making these the priciest times to travel. Mid-week, you’ll find lower airfares and cheaper hotel room rates because the airlines and hotels will be busy trying to fill seats and rooms.

Find a Hotel off the Strip

The Vegas Strip is where the action is and where you’ll want to spend your time, but the Strip hotels are also the most expensive. Save money by staying near the end of the Strip or just off the Strip. For example, Circus Circus is located further down the Strip but is cheaper than the hotels in the middle of the action, such as New York New York. You’ll have to walk farther, but it’s worth it for the savings.

Seek Out Entertainment Discounts

One of the best things about a trip to Vegas is the entertainment, but this can also be expensive. Ask the front desk for discounts on entertainment and dining. If there’s a particular show you want to see, look for tickets at the Half-Price Ticket locations. The shows offer half-price tickets on empty seats the day of the performance.

Some hotels and resorts will offer free shows. The Bellagio has a free nightly water show that is quite impressive and the MGM Grand has a great entertainment exhibit.

Take Public Transit

Renting a car in Las Vegas can be expensive, so reduce your travel costs more by walking and taking public transit instead. If you visit during the winter or the spring, it will be cool enough to walk around and take buses. However, this might not be as enjoyable in the summertime as the heat can get overwhelming.

Cheap Nightlife Tips

A trip to Vegas wouldn’t be complete without enjoying its legendary nightlife and there are many ways you can have a night on the town without emptying your wallet. Take advantage of the happy-hour specials at the bars and restaurants. You can also contact a club promoter and ask for discounted passes to some of the hottest nightclubs in the city. If you’re a lady, you are in luck, as many of the clubs will offer promotions that allow women to drink champagne for free from 9 p.m. to midnight.

Visiting Vegas doesn’t have to cost a fortune, so follow these suggestions to enjoy this fun city without losing your shirt.

Jason Seed is a freelance travel writer who blogs about the best nightlife destinations in the U.S. He’s always looking for great Vegas deals online, as it is one of his favourite vacation destinations.

Photo courtesy of szeke.

sponsored post

Michelle 1

If you’re the dancing type, look for promoters also! They are everywhere, and if you’re a girl then they will practically follow you everywhere. Clubs needs to fill the place up with girls, so you can usually ask for a really cheap price on a table, or you can get one for free. We were able to score a free table with free drinks (we only had to cover the tip). Promoters can also get you into clubs for free and possibly bypass the lines.

Alexis 2

These are all great tips! I’m visiting next year 🙂

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures 3

Great tips!

solo ads 4

Hmm it seems like your site ate my first comment (it was extremely long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up what I had written and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying
your blog. I too am an aspiring blog blogger but I’m still new to everything. Do you have any suggestions for rookie blog writers? I’d genuinely appreciate it.

Comments on this entry are closed.

Previous post:

Next post: