These Vegas Savings Tips Did Not Stay in Vegas
How To Save On Las Vegas Vacation
There is commonly repeated saying that “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.” When you are talking about bachelorette or bachelor parties, girls’ trips or couples getaways, this may be true in order to protect the innocent. But these tips on how to save money on your next trip to Las Vegas do not need to be kept a secret.
Flying into Sin City
If you are in charge of Vegas bachelor parties or bachelorette parties for your friends, you want to get to the city as reasonably as possible. Of course, buying airline tickets in advance is the best way to get the best rates. Some experts say booking flights between 42 and 45 days before you plan to fly to get the best rates. However, you may also be able to find lower prices for flights if you choose a smaller airport near you. Often, flying into the city on a Saturday is slightly cheaper but hotel rates are priced much higher. Instead, consider arriving on either Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday when flights and hotel rooms are much cheaper.
Whether you plan to visit Sin City for Las Vegas trade shows or to celebrate a friends upcoming marriage, you will want to find the lowest price for Las Vegas hotels. Be careful when booking Las Vegas hotels at really low rates, however, as many of them are far from the action. You could be required to drive into the city where parking can be an issue or take two buses and walk many blocks. When planning Vegas bachelorette parties, consider going in the middle of the week. Rooms on the Strip can be very reasonable on a Tuesday night as long as there are not a ton of Las Vegas conventions in town. Avoid weekends, if at all possible, for your Vegas girls trips as table limits are higher, restaurant reservations are difficult to obtain and the room rates may be triple what they are during the week.
Visit During Non-Peak Times
The busiest times at any of the Disney Parks is during the holiday season and during times most schools are out of session. The best times to visit Disney World are during January and early February which is the height of winter in Florida. Another peak time at that park is in early September through mid-November. For Disneyland, non-peak times are from the first full week of January through the middle of February as well as the third Tuesday of February to mid-March and Mid-April through the third week of May. During these periods, you can often find less expensive packages that may even include a food plan for free, fewer crowds and shorter lines.
Shop Around for Good Packages
Although it may seem that getting a good deal through Disney Parks is the best way to go, you can actually find discounts on Disney tickets at a wide range of places. Often, stores like Costco or Sam’s Club offer Disney World tickets or other discounts to the parks to members. You can also find packages through travel agents or online sources. One of the best ways to save money on Disney tickets and packages is through EmployeeandMemberDiscounts.com where you can find savings that were previously only available to employees in certain industries or members of specific organizations. Also keep in mind that if you do plan to stay off-property, you may need additional services like rental cars where discounts may be beneficial.
Join a Slot Club
You can join slot clubs such as the Total Rewards Club at Harrah’s or The Players Club at MGM Mirage. If you live near a local casino, they are often owned by a larger casino and your points may transfer to Las Vegas hotels. Keep an eye on your email and mailbox as you may receive coupons and discounts if you are already a member that will offer free rooms, free gambling money and other perks you can use at any of their properties, not just your local casino.
Lower Cost Cocktails
It can’t really be a Vegas girls trip, bachelorette or bachelor party without a few cocktails. One thing to keep in mind is that, as long as you are gambling, cocktails are free. However, you do need to be gambling and you need to tip the cocktail waitress. One way to keep the costs down is to find a nickel slot machine and just feed small amounts of coins into it, but even that can get expensive. The cost of a drink at a club is much more expensive than at smaller bars on the Strip. There are many smaller, local-patron bars either on or just off the Strip that may offer much lower priced cocktails. These smaller bars also offer live entertainment and some even have gambling available for your Vegas bachelorette parties.
Fine Dining on a Budget
Even if your company is sending you to Las Vegas conventions, you may have a budget for your meals. There is no doubt that the city offers some of the best dining in the world but many of them are extremely expensive. If you have your heart set on a foie gras or seared lambchops on a bed of saffron rice cooked by a big-name chef, you will need to pay a higher price. Buffets are very popular but they can also be very expensive, especially if you are a light eater. The best way to save money on dining out during Vegas couples getaways is to find smaller, off-the-beaten path restaurants that may offer gourmet dining at lower prices. Again, getting off the Strip and checking out some favorite local places is a great way to find excellent food without emptying your wallet.
Vegas shows are a thing of legend. You can find big name entertainers like Celine Dion, Wayne Newton and more playing at casinos almost every night as part of the Vegas entertainment. If you really want to see one or two Vegas shows, you can sometimes find lower priced tickets through your hotel or at EmployeeandMemberDiscounts.com. Keep in mind there is plenty of free Vegas entertainment as well. You can check out the Fashion Show Mall, the Hawaiian Marketplace or the Showcase Mall. Wander the Strip and people watch. There are also Vegas shows that feature new and up-and-coming artists that are free. You may see someone in concert for free that will become a big star someday! On the first Friday of each month, local artists and artisans gather to share their work which includes visual and performing artists as well as live music.
It is important to remember that there is more to do in the Las Vegas area than gambling, watching shows or drinking cocktails. The city is within driving distance to Hoover Dam, one of the biggest engineering marvels in the world. Rent a car and take a road trip to see the stunning views and see more of the countryside surrounding Sin City. Zipline across Fremont Street, a pedestrian-only thoroughfare and stick around for the amazing light show. Of course, any trip to the Strip would not be complete without checking out the Bellagio fountains with shows that run every half hour during the day and every 15 minutes at night. Neon Boulevard is a unique museum that lets you see the neon lights of Sin City over time. Stand at the top of the tallest, free-standing tower in the United States to see 360-degree views of the city and the surrounding desert. Be sure to visit the Mob Museum as well to learn more about organized crime from the perspectives of mobsters and law enforcement. Still need some excitement? Consider indoor skydiving that is open for all ages and gives you the sensation of jumping from an airplane. Many of these activities are free or low-cost, giving you the opportunity to see another side of Sin City that does not involve gambling and offers fun for the entire family.
Vegas bachelor parties, Las Vegas trade shows and Vegas couples getaways are all reasons for newcomers to visit Las Vegas. For many people, visiting Sin City is something they have always dreamed of doing. If you are planning a trip, whether for Vegas bachelorette parties, Vegas girls trips or romantic Vegas couples getaways, visit EmployeeandMemberDiscounts.com. There, you will find discounts on luggage, a GoPro for ziplining, comfortable shoes, airfare, hotels and entertainment. There is never a membership fee and you can begin saving immediately. These were discounts that used to only be available to employees of certain industries, like first responders, or members of certain organizations, like alumni. We have searched for some of the best and made them available for everyone. We can even help you create a personalized membership discount program with savings your employees or members will actually use. Fill out the easy online form to learn what we can offer.