Hello! Today’s post is Part 2 of How To Do Las Vegas On a Budget. I have been to Las Vegas a few times now, and I plan on going again next month. It’s a super fun city to visit, and it’s also a great place to visit if you want to stay on a budget.
Yes, I just said that Las Vegas can be a great place to visit if you are on a budget!
I have been able to visit a few times over the last few years on a budget of less than $1,000, so it is possible. Many people think that Las Vegas has to be super expensive, but that is just plain wrong.
Yes, Las Vegas can be an easy city to blow through a lot of money. You could spend $100,000 on a bottle of alcohol if you wanted to. However, you can also experience the city on a much smaller budget if you wanted to as well.
Here are my tips to do Las Vegas on a Budget.
If you only want to stay on the Strip, then you are in luck. It is very easy to walk everywhere as long as you have the correct shoes on. There is no need to spend money on taxis or renting a car if you don’t need to. The parking lots are usually full anyways, so forgetting about renting a car can usually save you both time and money.
Take the Deuce.
If you don’t think you can walk everywhere that you want to go, then you will want to check out the transportation system in Las Vegas. There is a great bus that will take you to stops between the downtown area and the Strip. The bus runs 24 hours a day, so you will have no problem getting to where you need to go when you are on vacation.
The price for this is 8 for a one-day pass, or $20 for a three-day pass. That is very affordable!
Watch out for resort fees.
In Las Vegas, most hotels now charge a resort fee. So, before you book a hotel that looks cheap, you should see if they charge a resort fee and THEN compare the prices to see what is really a better deal. Sometimes resort fees are somewhere around $20, which can add up quickly if you are having a long stay or if you have booked multiple rooms (the resort fee applies to EACH room PER day).
Yes, this may sound counter-productive, but if you are going to gamble anyways that it is good to know that you can get free drinks by gambling. Always make sure to tip the waitress though because if you do not then she may never come back to you.
If you are with a group of females, then it is very easy to be on a budget in this city. Remember that you do not need to usually pay to get free drinks and entries into the most popular clubs here. You can usually get them for free – you just need to get on someone’s guest list.
How do you try to save money when you are in Las Vegas?
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