Las Vegas has some of the most unbelievable attractions in the world, with everything from resorts and casinos to spectacular shows right at your fingertips. Experiencing all that Sin City has to offer is something that everyone should do at some point in their life, but if you aren’t careful, you can rack up some major expenses in a short period of time. Thus it behooves you to attack the city with a game plan, and understanding some tricks of the trade can help you fully experience the Vegas lifestyle for a fraction of the price. The following are a couple tips to help you live the good life without breaking the bank.
First and foremost, you should try to take advantage of as many special offers and rewards deals as possible. There are many Las Vegas clubs and casino/resorts that will offer special deals for a particular length of stay or at certain times of the year. In addition, most venues will offer a rewards card in which the money you spend on hotels, food, and gambling can earn you points that can be cashed in on more of those activities. If you purchase one of these cards from one of the major chains, they can be used at a variety of locations all across the city. Before setting off on your trip, you should do some research on your particular area of interest, be it golfing, clubbing, gambling or relaxing, and then uncover the deals once you know what to look for. Most casual vacationers will not want to go through the trouble, but finding the discounts and keeping them in mind when planning your stay can save you some serious cash.
Another money saving tactic is to avoid using taxis. Instead, opt for public transportation. The Citizens Area Transit (CAT) is Las Vegas’ easy and accessible bus system that offers day passes for seven dollars and three day passes for twenty. They are ideal for coming from and going to the strip, and the double-decker bus known as “The Deuce” runs from the Strip to Freemont at all hours. If you have a smart phone, you can use it to determine the exact location of The Deuce at all times. The Las Vegas clubs and casinos are meant to be enjoyed to the fullest; unfortunately, that is going to require spending some money, so it makes sense to save on the things that are in your control. This leaves you to spend freely in the areas where it can’t be avoided.