Tips for visiting Las Vegas on a budget! How to find the right place to stay, where to eat and fun, family-friendly things to do in Vegas too!
How to Plan your Las Vegas Trip on a Budget
Make your budget:
Decide how much you want to spend on the trip, total. After that, you can determine how much to spend on where you stay, what your daily food and activities budget, and how you will get around.
Finding the Right Place to Stay in Las Vegas
Cheap Las Vegas Hotels
Tahiti Village Resort
Tahiti Village Resort is a fun and family-friendly resort on the west end of Las Vegas Boulevard. I have stayed there a few times and it’s awesome. They have It’s right around the corner from the Strip and the Outlet Mall.
Airbnb in Las Vegas
Tips for the best Airbnb Experience:
- Search Airbnb for the city you’re going to visit.
- Use filters to select your price range, the type of place you want to rent (whole house/apartment, or just a room, how many beds, etc.
- Turn on the ‘Superhost’ option.
- When you find a few places you like, research the location and read the reviews thoroughly to see if it seems like a good fit.
*Airbnb Superhosts are hosts that have consistently high ratings from people who’ve stayed with them. I personally just go straight for superhost listings, knowing that I will more likely have a great experience with one of them!
Things to Do in Las Vegas on a Budget
Here we are now, entertain us.
Oh my gosh so much to tell. First, if you haven’t been to Vegas and plan to walk the Strip and explore the hotels you need to know: wear comfy shoes and have a bottle of water with you, especially in the summer! It gets hot and it’s a long walk.
Most of the attractions at the hotels are free to walk around and explore.
A few miles down from the main part of Las Vegas Boulevard (aka the Strip) there is a giant outlet mall.
If you like shows, there are a ton of Broadway shows, concerts, etc. Tickets to these shows are quite a bit cheaper in Vegas than they are elsewhere in the world.
Last but not least, a secret: if you like thrift shopping or antiquing, Las Vegas is a gold mine. Once you get off the Boulevard, there is a thrift store on every block! It’s amazing. I would love living in Vegas just because of that. My favorite hobby, so easy, so accessible. You could really find some treasures.
Free Things to Do in Las Vegas
- The Bellagio – the fountains are a must at night, and there are botanical gardens inside that are super gorgeous and fun to walk around.
- There are lions at the MGM grand.
- The Flamingo Wildlife Habitat has flamingos, swan, ducks, koi, turtles and lots of lush palm trees, waterfalls and places to sit. A great place to stop with kids!
- The Venetian Grand Canal shops have miniature Venetian canals, a replica of St. Mark’s square, and street performers.
- The Seven Magic Mountains (10 miles from Las Vegas) is a neon boulder art installation, colorful and fun – it’s a wonder of engineering.
Family Friendly Shows and Activities
- Cirque de Soleil Mystere and Blue Man Group are supposed to be amazing, and kid-friendly!
- Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay is awesome and you can even touch some of the wildlife at their touch pool!
Food in Las Vegas
Food will make or break how much you spend on your trip, but you can eat well in Las Vegas on a budget.