A holiday in Vegas is something that so many of us dream of doing. Experiencing the bright lights, the glitz, and the glamour of the famous resorts and soaking up the hedonistic atmosphere is something that simply isn’t possible anywhere else on Earth. The downside is that an American holiday can be pretty expensive, especially for those of us who live in the UK. We’ve got some tips on how to save yourself some money on your Vegas holiday without compromising on the experience at all. You’ll get to enjoy a beautiful hotel, lots of entertainment, and feast at a big buffet – what more could a hungry holidaymaker want?
Lower That Airfare
Whilst there are many steps you can take to save money in Vegas, it’s generally accepted that for those of us in the UK, a trip to Sin City is going to be a bit pricier than simply hopping across the channel. Flights are probably going to make up the majority of your initial spend, but there are some ways that you can knock the cost down a little.
It’s generally advised that six weeks in advance is the best time to book flights cheaply. As well as this, remember to use Skyscanner to quickly search all of the main airlines and come up with the cheapest price. Booking on weekdays instead of evenings or weekends has also been shown to bring prices down slightly and, when it comes to transatlantic flights, every little helps.
Choose Your Hotel Wisely
Vegas is a city that’s designed for tourists which means there are hundreds of different options for where to stay. Some people opt for an Airbnb, others for a private rental, but the majority choose hotels. Vegas hotels are some of the most spectacular in the world, with long-standing establishments like the Bellagio and the Venetian being bucket list stays for many.
Finding a bargain at one of the better-known hotels isn’t going to be possible, but thinking carefully about what you want from a stay will ensure that your money is well spent. Almost all of the big hotels boast casinos, pools and restaurants, which is great for those who want to spend plenty of time at the resort. Think carefully about the kind of games you’d like to play at the casino and choose a resort that aligns with that. Some will favour table games, whilst others will favour slots; not to mention that some casinos offer big discounts for people staying with them.
Taking a look at any artist residencies or events occurring at your chosen resorts is a good idea, too, as you won’t even need to leave the resort to enjoy top-class entertainment. The hotel will certainly be the most important choice that you make for your Vegas holiday, so spend plenty of time researching before booking.
Beat the Buffet
Las Vegas is famous for its indulgent buffets overflowing with tasty treats. If you’ve got a big appetite, then they’re a great way to really spoil yourself and munch your way through delicious food that would cost more if you ordered it all separately. However, many Brits find that American portion sizes are enormous anyway. This can mean that, even though the buffet might seem like a good idea, it can actually work out more costly than eating in a normal restaurant. One way to make sure that you can enjoy the buffet experience whilst still getting plenty of bang for your buck is to eat at lunchtime. Not only are lunchtime buffets generally less expensive, but you can also eat with total abandon and feel full enough to skip dinner. Of course, if money is no object for your holiday of a lifetime then all you’ll really want to know is where the very best buffet is! This is hotly contested, but the buffet at Caesars Palace is widely considered to be the most extravagant and provides the widest range of top-quality food. It’s also absolutely enormous, so it’s easier to find a walk-in table there than at other establishments.