When you arrive to your hotel, you should find a Las Vegas magazine. Inside there is a map of all of the hotels and listing for most of their attractions including prices.
You can do an incredible amount of things for very little or no money. Many of the attractions were free.
Before we went, I went on the internet and printed out quite a few coupons; buy one get one free show tickets, dinners, etc. Just check the websites for a couple of the hotels in the area or for your favorite shows.
The biggest thing to worry about is gambling. We set aside a very small amount of money for this and when it was gone we stopped playing.
You will run into a little trouble in the hotels if you aren't gambling. We played nickel slots while waiting for the free shuttles and other things. Unfortunately there are no places to sit inside of most of the Hotels without sitting in front of a slot machine. While you can just sit there and not play when the casino is quiet, you must be playing as it gets busy or give way to players when they want the machines.
My husband and I had such a great time. We would do it again in a heart beat. Have fun!
Look for cheap buffets.
We use to live in Las Vegas. Some neat places to see in the area are the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead, Mt. Charleson, and Red Rock Canyon. We were under 21 when my husband was stationed out there in the Air Force, so we did a lot of things that did not include the usual Vegas stuff. You can go bowling at the casinos pretty cheap also.
By Stacy from El Paso
If you can't afford to see Wayne Newton, try to find a Wayne Newton impersonator. Might be even better than the real thing.
This is a very good website to check out for planning your trip to Las Vegas. Have fun!!
Cheap buffets are at the older hotels and less glitzy areas trying to compete with the new hotels. You can eat for hardly any money. We take money to buy jewelry at the pawn shops, which have great bargains left from the gambling losers.
Fremont St. is worth the $2.00 public transit fare. The area is "The Old Las Vegas" and quite interesting with original casinos & shops. Be sure to have the correct change to board the bus, also for your return. The buses run approx. every 20 minutes.
By Pat M
Both my hub and were born cheap. We love LV. We take public transportation from the airport to our hotel. Only a problem if you take too much luggage. There is a free shuttle between the Strip and Sam's Town and a free shuttle between downtown Vegas and Sam's town (So you can go from the Strip to downtown, vice versa for free) and this even gives you a chance to see the Sam's Town show, which is cute. Stop at as many casinos as possible and sign up for their player's book as many offer freebies, 1x1s, and good deals. We love Lady Luck downtown. We get coupons for a beer and foot long hot dog (50 cents). We usually end up with free T-shirts, at least (Just for gambling, which we would have done anyhow). The Fremont Street Experience, downtown is not to be missed. It is every evening (3 or 4 times a night) - light show - A must. If you don't mind strange hours, you can get interesting food, like steak and eggs for under $4.
Downtown food is quite good and quite less expensive than the Strip. You can get 99 cent margaritas and 99 cent shrimp cocktails. Last trip, we found a restaurant that was so cheap, the food was good (needed a little more seasoning), and the portions so big, we wished we had only ordered one entree. Sorry don't remember the name. Unless you are big eaters, we avoid buffets unless we get 2 for the price of one. Do not avoid "no name casinos". There is one on the strip (next door to McDonald's) that always offers something good. They have wonderfully inexpensive drinks which are to die for. There is a little "no name" downtown that gives you a Hawaiian lei (for around your neck), offers free samples of boozed sherbets, and keeps the drinks flowing. Each of the casinos offers some free show to draw you in, so just figure out which interests you (In the strip area).
Also follow Virginia's tips. they are all good ones.
By Marietta (guest)
When planning a trip to Las Vegas, if you make your hotel reservations online, you'll save much more money than doing it by phone. The hotels mention this on their TV commercials.
Las Vegas Freebie:
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Free Las Vegas Kids Meals:
when at the Excalibur Hotel & Casino's "Regale Italian Eatery" Restaurant (open nightly), "Ask about our 'Kids Eat Free' Specials".
"FREE Training, FREE Tshirt, FREE Shuttle from The LV Strip, Free Fall from 15,000 Ft. MSL (from the largest & only turbine aircraft in NV, HIGHEST jump for the lowest cost). Las Vegas Sky Diving Center 1-800-964-JUMP (We will match any competitor's price). Ask about our indoor & outdoor skydiving pkgs."
Ethel M Chocolate Factory & Cactus Garden" (Ethel M Chocolates Botanical Garden, 1 Sunset Way, Las Vegas, NV (702) 458-8664 or 1-800-438-4356 desert landscaping in the Ethel M Botanical Garden, a stop for tourists and locals for the past 10 years, be sure to stop by there, they give FREE tours of their fabulous chocolate making company & give FREE samples of your choice of Ethel M Chocolates!! (if in Las Vegas in the wintertime, they have a wonderful Christmas light display during late Nov-early Jan.) Be sure to make this one of your stops!!
Las Vegas: There are many free, fun things to do in Las Vegas, here's some that the others didn't mention: There are the white tigers at the Mirage, the lions at MGM, the masquerade in the sky show at the Rio, the laser light show at Sam's Town (excellent show-there are free shuttles from a number of hotels.), the outdoor fountains at the Bellagio, the pirate battle outside of Treasure Island, the auto collection at the Imperial Palace (look for free coupons in the throw away magazines), the wildlife habitat at the Flamingo Hilton. There is an excellent steak house at Sam's Town "Billy Bob's" that's not budget but very good value for the money. Have a great trip!
Just walk up and down the strip with your friends. Each vote on favorite hotel exterior (my winner was Treasure Island) and favorite hotel interior (my favorite was the Venetian--they have canals. Indoors. With boats in them. And gondaliers. Singing opera.) Watch a fountain show at the Bellagio (you don't have to be close).
Speaking of the Bellagio, have a buffet there. Last year, we didn't find any cheap but yummy buffets, but we did find affordable and amazing buffets. Bellagio was the best. Arrive near the end of breakfast, pay the breakfast price, and have an amazing breakfast. Save some room, though, and when they bring out the lunch things, have a lovely lunch.
If you've never been on a motion-simulator ride, I highly recommend the ones here. I heard the best one was the Star Trek one, but for the price of that one, you can visit every other one in the city, which is what we did. Well, we didn't quite get to all of them. The one with the funnest and best plot is in Luxor. Race to Atlantis (I forget where) has the coolest 3-D one. And even the cheap ones ($2) are fun.
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