Las Vegas is a dream vacation for so many people but if you’re not careful then the costs can really start to add up. With casinos to play in, extravagant buffets to dine in, and luxury resorts to stay at, it can feel out of reach for those of us who are on a budget. However, there are some tips that can make it a lot more affordable. We’ve compiled the most helpful of them here, so that you can enjoy Vegas on a Budget to the max, without maxing out your credit cards.
Check the Calendar
The time that you travel to Vegas could make a big difference to your budget. For example, this Autumn the WSOP main event will be held in the Rio All-Suite Hotel in Vegas, so staying here during that time will be much more expensive than usual. Plan ahead to avoid staying during busy periods and you’ll have more spending money for the stuff that really matters. As well as avoiding the big events, it’s worth keeping an eye on the dates when it comes to booking your flights too. Although it varies a little from airline to airline, generally speaking, the cheapest time to book flights will be around six weeks from the date that you want to fly. If you book too early then you’ll always be paying premium prices and whilst some people get lucky with cheap last-minute flights, they often sell out, meaning you’ll be stranded.
The Best Things in Life are Free
The old saying is true, the best things in life really are free, and that’s true in Vegas too. One of the most iconic sites in Las Vegas are the Bellagio Fountains. The show goes on every half hour and you can watch it free of charge, regardless of the hotel you’re staying in. Get your cameras at the ready, as not only is it spectacular, it makes a brilliant backdrop for a selfie! As well as the fountains bear in mind that hiking isn’t just for students. The Vegas Strip is a pretty long walk, but again, all of it is free. Start at one end and you’ll be able to walk past so many of the famous sites. Better still, there’s a zip line that runs a considerable length of it, watching people zooming past above your head is an experience you certainly won’t forget.
Enjoy a Midday Feast
One of the classic tourist experiences in Vegas is to enjoy one of the world-famous buffets. There are a lot that clamour for the top spot, though currently it’s the Bacchanal Buffet that takes the title of the largest. Whilst you can eat at dinner time here, it makes much more sense to go for a midday meal. At all of the buffets in town, the lunch service is cheaper and there’s still no limit on how much you can eat. Arrive hungry, take your time, and enjoy exactly the same food for a fraction of the price it would be in the evening. Plus, once you’ve finished, you can take an hour to nap and be feeling refreshed and ready for the evening.