Las Vegas is a very young city by most standards and still exudes the youthful exuberance of a teenager. Most people equate Las Vegas with sun, fun and gambling, although the city has made an effort in recent years to change their reputation as a fun city to more of a city which accommodates families. The good news is this means Las Vegas has a lot to offer at a much less expensive price tag. This is a perfect vacation in which to utilise rewards credit cards for either redemption or to build up credits for the next holiday.
Many of the casinos and hotels are now reaching out to families on vacation and offer rides and attractions geared toward kids. Most notable are the roller coasters at the Sahara and New York New York. Additionally, there are free shows at many of the resorts and casinos from a stunning pirate battle at Treasure Island to a battle of dragons and wizards at Caeser’s. At night, the volcano at the Mirage is beautiful and entertaining. Outside the city, the Hoover Dam is educational and breath-taking and a great place to take the kids for an outing.
Of course, a visit to Las Vegas is not complete without a visit to some of the most famous casinos in the world. The architecture alone is enough of a reason to visit the biggest and the best of Las Vegas such as the MGM Grand or the Bellagio, but for those hoping to gamble and win within a tight budget, the casinos downtown are typically much less expensive and many of them offer $1 and $2 minimums.
All-you-can-eat buffets are everywhere in Las Vegas. Some of the best deals are found off the Strip and in the downtown area. Dining out can strain the budget, but Main Street Station and the Golden Nugget in downtown Las Vegas offers good food at a reasonable price. The Rio, located just off the Strip, provides two different buffets that are definitely worth a trip. On the Strip, both Bally’s and Flamingo’s have budget-friendly buffet options.
Keep an eye out for coupons offering 2 for 1 deals on food, drinks and casino play. Older casinos are usually quick to give out incentives to visit their facility. Many casinos will provide a coupon booklet upon arrival with deeply discounted activities. If you are planning to gamble consider using a cashback credit card to save money on money you may not get back. Before embarking on a vacation in Las Vegas, check over the websites of the places on the list to visit to find online deals exclusive to an online presence. With a little advanced planning, there’s a lot of fun to be found on a holiday to Las Vegas which can save money and fit into almost any budget.
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