Vegas, where “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas!” Vegas the city of sin… or not. It is up to you and your taste for adventure and what do you mean by it? Gambling? Expensive strippers? Scandal:)?
Then please don’t read on, this is a post about those who would like to get to know Vegas at a reasonable price and not gamble their savings away. Yes, it is possible.
Here are some tips, but please check the latest information, as things move fast in the “fast lane.”
1. When you buy your ticket (assuming you are on the East Coast) try buying it on a Tuesday and book together the flight and the hotel room, which will result in savings. Downtown Vegas is considerably cheaper than hotels on the Strip. However if you stay at a hotel on the Strip, there is FREE transportation to the casinos and bars in downtown Vegas (a MUST see)
2. Free — for the walking.
My visit to Vegas was this past January and a few things might have changed.
I enjoyed an Elvis impersonator (actually NOT dressed in a costume, but with a similar voice) He sang at Harrah’s Hotel Piano Bar and for the cost of a beer (please TIP:) the server, I enjoyed a whole hour of fun.
I’d also check out Silverton Underwater Fish Feeding at 3333 Blue Diamond Rd. and the Mermaid swim but I’d call first for accurate times and dates 702 263 7777
The Water Fountains Shows at the Bellagio Casino and Hotel are a MUST SEE day and night.
If you visit in January, as I did, I had the opportunity to visit the FREE Chinese New Year’ special exhibit in their beautiful Botanical Gardens. It made me change my mind regarding the “Money Bamboo,” as the ones in the gardens were so tall, they touched the ceilings! I figured, there must be something to it and when I came back home I bought myself one at an outside flee market and I am nursing it with great care, hoping it will result in more money…
If you like shows, look for the RED kiosks outside the casinos, on the Strip, where you could find tickets for 1/2 price for same day shows.
Let’s not forget the Circus at Circus Hotel at 2880 Las Vegas Blvd. Call for new info, as things change overnight Telephone: 702 734 0410 This is where you could watch circus performers practice from 11 AM on each 1/2 hour to mid-night.
Another MUST is the MGM building and the Television City inside it. I thought the CSI Experience was FREE but it was NOT! I was offered a $5 off… and I passed, but it sounded like a LOT of fun.
For those who like fashion, try Fashion Show Mall across fro Treasure Island. Another free but worth seeing, The Volcano at Mirage (every 15 minutes)
3. BEFORE you leave for Vegas (emails) I’d sign up for GROUPONS in the zip code of Las Vegas. This is how I enjoyed a whole day at a wonderful Spa for 1/2 price.
4. Also, I’d go to www.vegas4locals.com for more tips and deals.
Enjoy and please share if you go:)