Las Vegas on the cheap
How can you improve on a visit to Vegas and sunny Club de Soleil, a French Mediterranean-inspired property just three miles from the world famous Strip? By visiting Vegas – and taking home more than you spent! As the undisputed Entertainment Capital of the World, Las Vegas offers its 42 million annual visitors an abundance of activities unrivaled anywhere on the planet. Unsurprisingly, there is an upside and a downside to this cavalcade of entertainment opportunities. The downside? You can easily break your budget if you’re not paying attention. The good news is, you can enjoy all of Vegas’ infinite variety of treasures, often at a substantial discount, if you know where to look.
Let’s start with ways to save on hotel room rates. There is no reason to pay full price if you’re willing to make a few simple concessions. First, consider a midweek visit when room rates are ridiculously affordable at even the high end Strip properties.
Next, consider sharing a room and splitting the cost. Also, make sure to investigate promotions on your hotel’s website. You can often find free buffet passes, show tickets and nightclub line passes in addition to other generous discounts.
You should also join a hotel’s gaming club for immediate access to discounted room rates and exclusive promotions. If you live in Las Vegas, be sure take advantage of generous rates for local residents.
You can score discount eats at many Las Vegas restaurants through Groupon, Travelzoo and DestinationCoupons. Another way to save on food is to take advantage of pre-show dinner pricing. Many Las Vegas hotel restaurants offer a pre-show menu offering great food at a discount price. Patronizing restaurants during happy hour and reverse happy hour is another good way to save on meals.
Buffets, as emblematic of Las Vegas as showgirls and slot machines, can offer great value for the devious. For instance, if you want to attend a dinner buffet and not pay the higher asking price, go to the cheaper lunch buffet and intentionally slow-eat your way toward the dinner hour, when the buffet staff substitutes the lunch items for the high-end dinner fare. You’ll save yourself a lot of dough and give new meaning to the phrase “all you can eat.”
Joining a hotel’s gaming rewards program and eating in a hotel’s food court are two other good ways to save on food during your Las Vegas visit.
You can’t come to Vegas and not see a show. Unfortunately, tickets for many of the popular shows can cost you more than $100 per person. Here are ways to save:
Stop by a Tix4Tonight booth the day of the show and receive a 50 percent discount! It is advisable to arrive early in order to avoid the typically long lines.
Book online at the show’s official website. It’s where you’ll typically find the cheapest prices. Also, be sure to click on the hotel’s “Offers” tab under its show listing for exclusive deals.
Hotel guests are also eligible for discounted show tickets, so be sure to check what’s playing at your resort.
Nightclubs in Las Vegas are as ubiquitous as buffets, and harder to get into. Mile-long lines greet you at the door on any given weekend night, and you can spend a guilt-inducing fortune on admission and bottle service if you don’t know the ins and outs and the ways around. First things first: get a V Card nightlife pass. You’ll avoid the lines and the cover charge and receive VIP access to more than 30 of Las Vegas’ most popular nightclubs and day clubs.
Females are advised to seek out club promoters for free vouchers to Las Vegas nightclubs. Promoters are highly visible on the Strip and typically wear the club’s T-shirt for easy identification. Another savvy move is to Google VIP Hosts in Vegas on Instagram and Twitter. They will get you onto the wait list if you text or call them by 8 p.m. Another effective tack if you are a group of girls is to ask the host if a group of guys with a table is looking for female company. The host will either pair the girls and guys in line to expedite the wait or send the girls directly to the guys’ table. You can also gain free entry into the hotel’s nightclub by eating in the hotel’s restaurant.
Procuring a Las Vegas Explorer Pass allows you to visit up to seven of the most popular Las Vegas attractions for one low price. The Las Vegas Explorer Pass will grant you discount admission to the High Roller observation wheel, Madame Tussauds, Hoover Dam, the Stratosphere Hotel observation deck, and VEGAS! The Show, and many other popular attractions.
Book a visit to Club de Soleil in world famous Las Vegas. With spacious condo-style accommodations and a 24-hour pool and hot tub, you’ll love experiencing Las Vegas on a budget that much more.