The 15 best value options in Las Vegas


Many seasoned Las Vegas visitors have their own unique views of the “values” of Las Vegas trips. These, of course, vary depending on individual preferences, budgets and prior planning of trips in Las Vegas and the actual visit experience. There are a variety of "Las Vegas Best Values" lists from a variety of print and online sources. The following is an alternative list of the 15 most advantageous Las Vegas options (and this is crucial) for future Las Vegas visitors. Any up-to-date list of "best values" in Las Vegas may change as visitors, their experiences and the community itself are often evolving rapidly. Rapidly changing situations are currently particularly important due to the current economic climate in Las Vegas and everywhere.

1. Southwest Airlines as an air carrier:

In our experience, you can't beat this airline at the average lowest fares to Vegas. Subscribe to "Ding" email specials and services. There is a reason why, to my knowledge, this airline has never applied for bankruptcy, and we can safely speculate that lower fares and their impact on customer satisfaction and the subsequent sale of tickets and passenger volumes are an important aspect of their success.

2. Car rental:

Car rental is a popular mode of transport because it often provides more flexibility and freedom in Las Vegas, which is of value to us. Our trips rarely last less than four days and having a car at your disposal allows for a spontaneous decision to go where we want when we decide. Securing a really good car rental price can sometimes be challenging (currently car rental rates are up) and may require several visits to multiple online sites during travel planning to get a good deal. These multiple visits associated with registering for special online car rental membership offers can result in decent rent with some effort. Reasonable taxes and car rental fees at McCarran Airport are an element that tenants must accept; these additional costs often represent 30-50% of the total rental costs. However, the cost of renting a car can be favorably compared to other urban transport modes such as taxi, shuttle and limousine.

3. Special steak Ellis Island:

This is still a bargain price of $ 6.95 (recently increased from $ 4.95). It's not huge and it's not perfect, but it's good value for decent food. It is not available, so ask your server. Ellis Island is located a few blocks east of the lane on Koval Lane, paralleling Las Vegas Boulevard (near Flamingo Road).

4. Shrimp cocktail on Golden Gate (downtown):

This classic dining pleasure in Vegas is still only 99 cents for members ($ 1.99 for non-members).

5. Coupon usage:

There are plenty of free coupons available and several great bulk coupon resources available in Las Vegas. Together, with a little investment of time and effort, they can make a huge difference in your Vegas savings efforts. We routinely purchase two sets of bulk coupons from a Las Vegas consultant (now Members Rewards Book; formerly the Pocketbook of Values) and the American Casino Guide, which are traditionally standard voucher sources in Las Vegas. Two orders from each of these sources routinely save / earn approximately 4 to 6 times more than their purchase price for us (blackjack matchplay and free ace coupons along with more 2-in-1 restaurants).

6. To play "comp":

If you literally "play cards right" or choose to play with only a high percentage of payouts or video poker with bankroll management strategies applied, comp accrual can add very real dollars to your Vegas budget. I play blackjack $ 5 – $ 25 and both my wife and I play high pay slots (there are several, despite their reputation) or full-pay video poker at 40 cents to $ 2.00 at rotating face value. We did not pay for a room in Vegas for more than two years (8 trips of four to nine days). The economic climate in Vegas currently has a casino – hotel companies are trying to attract patrons and comps with attached freebies are the norm. Make sure you become a member of the gambling clubs and online casino mailing lists (see the following entry) to get these great comp offers that are especially beneficial for free or discounted rooms.

7. Gaming Club and Casino – online e-mail list hotel membership:

In particular, the value of these efforts cannot be overemphasized. There is a full-blown casino war for sponsorship.

8. Vegas Buffets:

Las Vegas buffets are famous and vary in price, service, culinary diversity and quality. We try to visit one or two higher levels of buffets (ie Bellagio and Wynn) on each Sin City trip, and always try to buy buffet lunch prices 30-45 minutes before the expected change to dinner type. This allows sampling of lunch and dinner at a reduced price (dinners are always more expensive and this approach saves $ 15- $ 20 for two people). In addition, we also dined at some of the cheaper off-strip buffets such as The Orleans (pretty good), and we also use many 2 for 1 buffet and restaurant coupons from the above sources.

9. Fab Four Live Music Show:

My important next and I enjoy Beatle's imitators of a live music benefit show. It is often possible to get half price tickets (as we did recently for our upcoming $ 24.50 trip) from one of three sources. Half-price shows, Goldstar tickets and Tix4Tonight tickets often offer tickets to this show at deeply discounted prices.

10. Stratosphere Free Funbook:

This funbook maintains the best comparative reputation as the best (highest expected value of approximately $ 20.00) funbook offered in Las Vegas. Pick up one for free at the Stratosphere club table.

11. Free Spectacle on Las Vegas at Night:

Bellagio's Fountains, Mirage's Volcano, Luxor's Pyramid Beam, visualization of several converged architectural configurations of the casinos at Tropicana Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard, the Eiffel Tower in Paris and melted, beveled and occasionally intoxicated and entertaining human behavior along this iconic locale are monuments.

12. Vegas Options:

The choice is really endless. This value has value if your money supply and ability to remain conscious lasts.

13. Multiply the number of days and other casino promotions:

Take advantage of published slot / video poker 2 – 10 X points multiplier days in many off – strip casinos. Some of these locales also offer occasional board game promotions, as well as slot machine tournaments and buy-in board games. For information on weekly updated casino promotion offers before a trip to Vegas, see the Vegas Value Report on the American Casino Guide.

14. Avoiding unsurpassed house edge casino games:

Avoid keno, big rounds and a plethora of newer blackjack offshoots, such as Spanish Entertainment 21, etc. Because of excessive home odds off the top.

15 Dec Trip planning with regularly updated survey:

Although, of course, it takes time and effort, this factor sometimes pays off many times. Car rental rates, airfare and room rates vary, among other things, with regularity and often daily, as does the city itself.


Charles Higgins