Traveling to Las Vegas on a Budget

In the 80’s and 90’s, Las Vegas was known for great dining values with $5.99 all-you-can-eat Prime Rib Dinner buffets, low cost rooms at some of the most well known hotels in the world and discount show prices. Times have certainly changed around here since then.

The Las Vegas Strip has become the playground for the 20-Something Internet/Finance/Real Estate movers and shakers with deep pockets and party attitude. Strip hotels now cater to them with lavish hotel rooms with High Speed Internet access, Big Screen Plasma TVs, Ipod docks, and every other imaginable gadget available.

Million Dollar “Ultra-Lounges” have sprung up in most major hotels with celebrity owners like Jay-Z, Nicky Hilton, Nick Lachey, and Wilmer Valderama hosting big name Hollywood and Sports celebrities every night.

Ever tried to book a room on a weekend in Las Vegas in the past 5 years? Almost certainly you were going to pay a premium, especially if there was any kind of live sporting event or event of any kind in the city, especially on holiday weekends.

Off-Season really doesn’t exist anymore; at one time you could come to Las Vegas in November and December and save a bundle on everything, except maybe your food expenses. Rooms went for below normal rates and shows were always having 2-for-1 specials to get you in the door.

The absolute key to saving your hard earned cash in Las Vegas is to plan ahead, Way ahead! You can save hundreds of dollars on hotel rooms, shows and dining if you do your research ahead of time.


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