I’ve experienced Vegas in two ways; the only two ways you can really experience Vegas, on a budget and not on a budget. I’m going to give you advice on where to go, what to see, and how to do Vegas on any budget!
If you’re anything like me and gamble like a degenerate, you will already know you can get free or highly discounted rooms at your favorite casino. To the angels and saints out there who don’t gamble, don’t even think about starting. But, believe it or not Vegas is much more than just gambling 24/7.
Flights: The biggest issue people face in traveling anywhere is flights. Getting to Vegas doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Allegiant Air has affordable, non-stop, all-jet service and premier travel partners traveling to Las Vegas weekly. If you are flying in from Los Angeles, my favorite airline to take is Virgin Airlines. In first-class and in coach, you get a complimentary choice of wine, beer or water on your flight!
For starters, Vegas has great attractions like indoor skydiving, ziplining over the city, Grand Canyon helicopter tours, museums and so much more. They also have The Linq, which is the tallest observation wheel in the world.
New York New York is an awesome New York inspired hotel complete with the Statue of Liberty, an M&M factory and the Brooklyn bridge. It has amazing restaurants set amongst the cobblestone roads giving you a New York meets Vegas vibe. Did you bring your kids or the kid inside of you? They have a really cool arcade room and roller coaster around the whole structure. New York New York walking distance to all the casinos and shopping on the Strip. My favorite part of the hotel is the Coyote Ugly Saloon! The only place where you can get your Ugly on.
Treasure Island Hotel & Casino is a great pirate inspired hotel right in the heart of the strip. Connected by pedestrian bridges to Fashion Show shopping mall and Grand Canal Shoppes, this lively casino hotel is across the Strip from The Venetian/Palazzo. They offer several restaurants, including an upscale Italian steakhouse, a casual BBQ joint and a pizzeria, plus like any true Vegas hotel, they offer great nightlife. The Mystère by Cirque du Soleil is a show not to be missed! The show combines the powerful athleticism, high-energy acrobatics and inspiring imagery that has become the company’s hallmark. Treasure Island offers one of the best locations and values in Las Vegas.
Encore or Wynn: Owned by Vegas famous Steve Wynn, Wynn Resorts hold more Forbes Travel Guide Five Star awards than any other independent hotel company in the world! The Enocre and Wynn Hotels are connected so you can walk between the two magnificent structures. They give off an oriental vibe that screams original. The luxury shopping isn’t to be missed either. With all your favorite designers under one roof, if you hit it big, you don’t have to walk far! The resorts are located at the end of the strip, still walking distance to everything in Vegas. They have a bountiful buffet and an array of award-winning restaurants, an amazing golf course if you want to play a hole or 18, two award-winning spas, along with salons and luxury shopping. This resort is one-of-a-kind and magnificent.
Palazzo: Tucked between the Wynn and the Venetian, this upscale, all-suite resort is the tallest completed building in Nevada. As the younger sibling to its sister property, The Palazzo has taken everything you love about The Venetian and turned it up a notch. From the posh rooms, upscale dining and high-end shopping The Palazzo is like The Venetian on steroids. Anything you don’t find at The Palazzo is just steps away at The Venetian, from magnificent Canyon Ranch spa to a lot more restaurants, romantic gondola rides, the massive Tao nightclub and even more shopping. The hotel’s five-acre pool deck is also merged with The Venetian’s, which makes for one big playground. In total, there are seven different pools (including the adults-only Azure Pool), four hot tubs and 41 cabanas.
Vegas Shows: You can’t do Vegas without a Vegas show, right?
- Michael Jackson ONE, is a great show at the famous Mandalay Bay Casino. Playing the best of the great, late ‘King of Pop’ coupled with awesome acrobatics and dance moved the King would be proud of.
- Le Reve The Dream at the Wynn is amazing. Absolutely one of the best shows on the strip. Just like Jubilee, it will be ending this year in 2017. Steve Wynn did an excellent job in choosing live orchestra, songs and the costumes. And of course, the choreography leaves nothing to be desired.
- “O” by Cirque Du Soleil at The Bellagio is a “must-see” while staying in Vegas. It is an aquatic Las Vegas classic that will take your breath away. Amazing actors and actresses bring this show to new heights!
Use promo code “ADVANCED” and enjoy $20 off Grand View Seating when you purchase show tickets 30 days or more in advance.
VIP for free: If you are a girl, you will always have promoters approaching you to get you into the hottest Vegas nightclubs; VIP of course. Take advantage of the offers, it will save you tons of money!
The best thing about Vegas is: you can make it as expensive or as cheap as you want.