Every year, millions of national and international tourists visit Las Vegas to see what the Entertainment Capital of the World is all about. The city is known for its glamour, non stop partying, endless entertainment, and even its growing foodie scene. So if what you’re looking for is a little indulgent, you’ve come to the right place.
But what should you do while in Vegas, and how do you make sure you don’t overdo it? Below are some tips on how to have the best vacation in Las Vegas — and leave without regrets.
Know When to Save and When to Splurge
First, it helps to determine what you want to save on and what you want to splurge on. Arriving with a plan will help you to not overspend or wind up leaving Vegas with a financial headache. Las Vegas is a city full of endless entertainment, fine dining, and other luxuries — so it can be all too easy to blow all your cash in Sin City. But there are many ways to save money in Vegas while still enjoying all that the city has to offer.
For example, if you don’t care much about where you stay (and don’t plan on spending much time at the hotel), get a cheap hotel so you can spend more on entertainment or refreshments. If you don’t care much about what or when you eat, head for the buffet or eat during off hours for discounted meals.
Additionally, stock up on beverages, snacks, and other products at a local convenience store to save money. For cheap shows, browse tix4tonight.com or check out one of their many stands on the Strip.
Hit Up the World’s Best Casinos
There are more than 100 casinos located in Las Vegas, so you certainly won’t run out of options. You won’t have time to visit them all, even if you’re visiting for a few weeks. Narrow down your options based on what you’re looking for in a casino. For example, the Bellagio is known for its poker tables, the MGM Grand is best for those not interested in gaming, and the ARIA is known for its slot games. As for sports betting, the best place to bet is Caesar’s Palace. Other popular casinos to visit include the Golden Nugget, Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, and the Cosmopolitan.
See a Show — Or Three
There are so many different types of shows to see in Las Vegas, from concerts to comedy to burlesque and so much more. Some of the best musicians in the world frequently play in Vegas and often set up shop to play for an extended period of time. Some of the biggest names to play in Vegas recently include Lionel Richie, Cher, Celine Dion, Boyz II Men, Diana Ross, and the Backstreet Boys.
As for other shows to see, you can’t go wrong with a Cirque du Soleil show. Some of the best Cirque du Soleil shows include The Beatles LOVE, Michael Jackson ONE, and “O.” Otherwise, the Blue Man Group, Terry Fator, and Tournament of Kings are still some of the most popular entertainment acts to see in the city. Check out this list of permanent shows in Vegas to choose from during your next trip to Sin City.
Treat Yourself to a Fine Meal
With a city full of so much glitz and glamour, it should come as no surprise that the city is increasingly becoming a foodie city, and it’s home to some of the best restaurants in the world. If you want to make the most of your trip, treat yourself to at least one fine meal — it’ll be well worth it.
Some of the finest restaurants in Vegas include é by José Andrés (experimental Spanish cuisine), Tao (Pan Asian cuisine), Picasso (French cuisine), Twist by Pierre Gagnaire (experimental French-American cuisine), Yui Edomae Sushi (Japanese cuisine), Bouchon (French cuisine), Joël Robuchon (French cuisine), Top of the World (American cuisine), Sinatra (Italian cuisine), and Andiamo Steakhouse (Italian cuisine).