How to See Vegas on a Budget
When it comes to vacationing in Vegas, many people assume that deep pockets are a necessity. Sure, if you want to spend all night long on the high limit tables, or book out a presidential suite, then that is, unfortunately, the case.
However, it's totally possible to get a real feel for the city, enjoy a bit of time in the casinos, and grab yourself one of the famous Vegas buffets without totally breaking the bank. If you want to know how to see Vegas on a sensible budget, then we've got some tips for you.
1. Choose When to Go Carefully
When it comes to deciding when to go to Vegas, timing is a very important. Vegas plays host to a huge number of events and depending on the size of the event this can affect the price of your vacation. This year the 2021 wsop is being held at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, meaning that if you'd planned to stay there, it's likely to be a whole lot more expensive. However, with fewer crowds viewing than normal, it's unlikely to prevent you from staying in a hotel nearby. Being aware of big events like this means you'll be able to time your break to a quiet period, well, quiet for Las Vegas anyway!
Once you've found a time period with no enormous events taking place, it's time to start the search for somewhere to stay in earnest. The majority of people who vacation in Vegas choose to stay at hotels, partly because they're so convenient, but also because they often throw in freebies, such as a free meal at their buffet, or some tokens for their in-house casino. Airbnbs on the other hand, don't offer these items, but often work out cheaper. Those with a mathematical mind should take the time to work out what they're really saving and choose which option suits them best.
3. Food & Drink
One of the things that all visitors to Vegas should do is partake in an all-you-can-eat buffet. These edible extravaganzas take place at hundreds of venues all across the city, but there are some that really take things to another level. The Circus Buffet is one of the most affordable in Vegas but also ranks pretty highly in terms of food quality. The best advice for those looking to keep their wallet happy is to go at lunchtime instead of for an evening meal. Buffet prices can more than double for the evening, so you're immediately saving there, but also often you'll eat so much at lunchtime that you won't need anything to eat by dinner. Saving you not once, but twice!
4. Free Things to Do in Vegas
Finally, much of what makes Vegas special is actually totally free to view. Make a list of all of the landmarks you'd like to see and take yourself on a walking tour. The fountains at the Bellagio are absolutely spectacular and you don't have to pay a penny to see them. You can watch people soaring through the skies on the zip wire for free, have your photo taken underneath the Vegas sign for free, and a walk down the strip is a moment you'll cherish forever. It's free too, by the way.