Plan Your Trip With a Mind to Saving Money
Lets start with the hotel room. Of cause there are plenty of cheap motels in Vegas but even the bigger Hotels on The Strip can be affordable if you take your time and look for specials. my advice is to book the standard room in your preferred Hotel and then use the famous "sandwich trick" upon check-in.
The sandwich trick is basically a way of tipping the clerk by slipping $20 between your ID and your credit card. Once you hand him the sandwich ask for a complimentary upgrade. Very likely he will take the money and upgrade you to a suite or better room you booked. This works best on weekdays. In general weekdays are where you find the better hotel deals.
Know that the more expensive Strip Hotels usually don't offer complimentary breakfast while Motels and hotel chains like Travel Lodge or Holiday Inn do.
Getting to Vegas on a budget:
- While we are still waiting for a high-speed train to be built between Los Angeles and Las Vegas; most people drive to Vegas in their cars.
- Gas is cheaper in Nevada due to low taxes so you can gas up on a budget once you are there.
- The cheapest but also most uncomfortable way to get to Vegas might be the bus. For $99 you get a round trip ticket from Los Angeles to Las Vegas and back.
- If you did take a car though,spare yourself sitting in traffic on the strip and park your car for free in one of the many casinos. The Strip is great by foot and there is a lot to see. Stop at the Bellagio to watch the incredible water fountain erupt every 1/2 hour.
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- There's also a free train connecting The Mandalay Bay resort with the Luxor,New York New York and The Excalibur.
- The Las Vegas Monorail rides along the entire Strip and cost just $8 for an all day unlimited use.
Once you're getting hungry it is time to hit one of the many big buffets Vegas has to offer. Las Vegas restaurants on a Budget are best to find inside of a casino. The prices are not as cheap as they used to be but you can still get a great deal if you walk into a casino and sign on to one of the many offers of combined buffet and your choice of any high profile Las Vegas show.
A great Las Vegas restaurants on a budget is for example the buffet at The Excalibur. For $25 its all you can eat , all-day-long!
For Las Vegas night life on a budget I like old Vegas and the Fremont Street Experience. An exciting pedestrian promenade featuring a one-of-a-kind light and sounds show every night completely for free. This old neon lit part of the city also holds many of the Las Vegas low budget casinos that offer some great deals to lure people away from the strip.
Experiencing Las Vegas on a Budget is still possible, you just have to do your research.