Casinos, weddings, the strip; Las Vegas is known for many things. However, being cheap isn’t one of them. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to make your trip a success without having to shell out the extra dough. Help keep your budget under wraps by using these 5 ways to save while visiting Vegas.
Utilize Free Drinks
If you plan on gambling, make sure to avoid the bars. Whether you sit at the nickel slots or more expensive areas, just wait until the cocktail waitress arrives. As long as you are gambling, drinks are free. So even if you tip the waitress well, you will drink for a lot less than you expect.
Order Ice Water at Meals
Skip drinking sodas and bottled water. You may not have your favorite flavored drink, but it can help to lower the overall costs of your trip.
Get the Most Food for Your Money
Avoid restaurants. The best places to get food are at the casino food courts and at places offering buffets. Not to mention, buffets also offer the most food for your money. Many offer all you can eat options, and depending upon the location can even offer very appetizing options like steak.
Avoid Taxi Scams.
One of the most common routes from the airport is the use of the I-215 tunnel. However, if you are taking a taxi, the shortest route to ANY of the hotels on the Vegas Strip is NEVER the tunnel. Plus, taxi drivers are known to scam passengers once you get to your destination by stating they don’t have money for change. So avoid forking over a big tip by carrying small bills.
The best way to get a great deal on tickets for Vegas shows is by purchasing them online (even better if you pre-order them before coming to town). Plus, many shows offer the ‘Will Call’ option at no extra charge. This means your tickets will be held at the box office for you to pick up before the show starts, allowing you to save of the shipping and handling costs (as well as the hassle of getting lost in the mail).