Enjoy star-studded Las Vegas without breaking the bank
Las Vegas touts itself as the Entertainment Capital of the World and is pretty convincing in doing so, but you can experience the glam and extravagance of the City of Lights without going over your budget.
The world’s most defining gambling and gaming complexes are a heady mix of the classic venues you’ve seen in the movies and new, sprawling glass buildings where your happiness is a priority. Each of the massive resorts is connected via tunnels, avenues and streets, so you can lose yourself amid the revelry for as long as you choose. Numerous affordable hotels and casinos line the famous Las Vegas Strip, complete with all-you-can-eat buffets, cheap entertainment options and free sightseeing opportunities.
Cheap days out in Las Vegas
Whether you’re looking to take in the sights or experience the thrilling casino scene, you’ll find budget options for your Las Vegas holiday all over.
A must do in Vegas is simply stroll around and take in the jaw-dropping sights – after all, it is the city of extravagance. You’ll feel as if you’re walking around the globe with hotel backdrops like the New York City skyline at New York New York Hotel and St Mark’s Campanile and the Rialto Bridge in The Venetian hotel. Visit the Eiffel Tower at the Paris Hotel or step back in time near the ancient Sphinx heads of Egypt at the Luxor and the mediaeval castle walls of Excalibur.
The Bellagio hotel’s famous fountain show is a free must-see – you can watch the epic water and lights display every 30 minutes outside its doors. Then, the Fremont Street Experience in Downtown Las Vegas is every shopaholics dream. It’s known for its overhead, eye-popping light show, Viva Vision, that plays above as you walk through its canopy-covered street. It’s also a fantastic spot to pick up some cheap souvenirs and trinkets as you wander from casino to casino.
If the bright lights and steady bustle get a bit much you’ve always got the opportunity to get out and reconnect with nature. We’re not just talking about any kind of nature either, but the grandeur of Nevada, including the majesty of the Grand Canyon. It’s a natural formation that not even professional photographers can really do justice with, so make sure you take the opportunity to see it for yourself when you visit Las Vegas.
Decked out in style
Whether you dress to impress or prefer cosy comfort, the fashion and clothing stores dotted around Las Vegas offer everything from world leading brands to the more down to earth apparel we all know and love.
Shopping here is a true delight that should be savoured, with aisles and avenues of retail therapy beckoning as soon as you step foot off the plane. You’ll find something for everyone, from technology gurus and comic book fans to clothes and souvenirs for the folks back home, with plenty more besides.
Don’t forget, some of the most impressive shopping malls in the world call Las Vegas home. There’s seemingly infinite variety at Caesar’s Palace and shops mixed with classic river rides at The Venetian, which boasts the best gondolas this side of the Venetian Riviera.
Savour every flavour
If you’ve never tried a sushi burrito, you can in Las Vegas. Both traditional flavours and fusion cuisine call the city home, with hundreds of options dotted about. Vegans and vegetarians will find a host of venues ready to give them good food that’s both nourishing and delicious, while steakhouses in the style of definitive Americana are very much par for the course.
The best and the brightest culinary minds flock to see their restaurants flourish in Las Vegas. Sugarcane & Raw Bar Grill is a fantastic example of the definitive dishes of Cuba, finding new home and purpose in the City of Lights. Located nearby, Morimoto is a Japanese cuisine specialist with a following so devout that the restaurant’s recent arrival in the city sent trills of excitement through even the most hardened food critic.
Top Tip for Las Vegas on a budget
If you want to take advantage of some hotel savings and grab your bargain Las vegas holiday, visiting Las Vegas in the off season can be seriously beneficial. Have a look at July and August, when temperatures in the Nevada desert reach 40°C and the fewest amount of tourists roam the city.
Keep in mind, Las Vegas is a very popular spot to visit, so you’ll never completely bypass the crowds. One thing you can do to avoid the busier times of year is to research convention schedules and to avoid large sporting events like the Superbowl and March Madness when booking.
Similar destinations to look at
If you know the USA is where you want to adventure then there’s plenty of options as well as Las Vegas. Head to the famous Manhattan skyline with our great deals to New York, try some delicious street food in Chicago, or explore the home of the White House in Washington DC.
Las Vegas is an excellent spot for budget friendly holidays, but it’s not the only destination with cheap deals in incredible places. Have a look at Mexico, Florida or the Caribbean for more offers.