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Doing Las Vegas on a Budget

Las Vegas on a Budget

Visiting Las Vegas on a budget is easier than you might think. If you’re traveling on an extremely tight budget, you’ll want to avoid the Strip. However, most people go to Las Vegas just for the Strip, so I’m not going to tell you to avoid all the fun!

Skip the Weekends

You’ll pay a fraction of the price for a hotel room on Tuesday and Wednesday compared to what you’ll pay on Friday and Saturday. Flights are cheaper, too!

It’s also a good idea to avoid fight weekends, and other busy event times, like when CES comes to town.

Check for Resort Fees

Most of the hotels on the strip charge resort fees. Be sure to factor that into your budget when planning how much you’ll spend on the hotel.


One of the best parts of visiting the Las Vegas Strip? Most everything is either within walking distance or it’ll cost just a few bucks if you call an Uber or Lyft.

Food: Split with a Friend

Restaurants serve huge portions, even for lunch. Splitting with a friend means you each pay half – and save half!

If you’re traveling solo, this obviously won’t work the same way, but you could save half of your lunch for dinner.

See a Few Shows

Just because you’re on a budget in Las Vegas doesn’t mean you have to miss all the fun! Check out the Tix 4 Tonight website before you decide on which shows you’d like to see.

Another way to save money is to use the Go Las Vegas Card. You can save up to 55% on nearly 30 attractions. That adds up fast, especially when you’re traveling with a large family!

Ask About Discounts

Hotels, resorts, restaurants, and other businesses offer so many discounts that most people don’t take advantage of. Whether you’re an EMT, an AARP member, a teacher, or member of the military, be sure to ask about discounts wherever you go!

Don’t Forget About Groupon!

Groupon isn’t always going to give you the best deal, but sometimes you’ll score some awesome savings. Some groupons expire faster than others, so be sure to check the dates before booking anything.

Check Reviews

The worst thing to do on vacation is waste money. Read reviews on Yelp and TripAdvisor before you go anywhere.

Las Vegas Budget

Visit as Many Free Attractions as Possible

Some of my favorite free views and attractions include:

Fountains at the Bellagio
Conservatory at the Bellagio
Volcano at the Mirage
Wildlife Habitat at the Flamingo
Gondolas at the Venetian
Aquarium at the Silverton
Waterfall Atrium at the Palazzo
Gold and Silver Pawn Shop (downtown)
61 Pound Golden Nugget (downtown)

What’s your best tip for enjoying Las Vegas on a budget? Leave a comment below!

Previous Posts in the 2017 Traveling on a Budget Series:

Myrtle Beach on a Budget

Doing Maui on a Budget

Doing Key West on a Budget

The Orlando Area on a Budget

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