50+ Tips & Tricks for a Fabulous Las Vegas Vacation
Best off The Strip resort?
Definitely, the South Point, a classy 4 star resort which features a number of great amenities including a beautiful pool and hot tub area, a bowling alley and movie theater, a fabulous Italian restaurant (Don Vito’s), and a convenient Strip and airport shuttle.
Finding the best deals
Scan Groupon and Living Social for discounts
It’s not uncommon to find great discounts to popular attractions like the Eiffel Tower Experience and High Roller, as well as some fantastic show and restaurant discounts.
Check for discounted attraction & dining discounts at Tix 4 Tonight
There are 10 Tix 4 Tonight booths located around the Strip. At this popular stand, you can purchase tickets to shows, attractions, and buffets for 50% off or more. The line is often pretty lengthy, however, worth the wait for the big savings. You can scan their website for daily deals, however you need to pick up the discounted tickets in person!As Tix 4 Tonight mainly sells same day show deals, it’s a great service for the spontaneous traveler who prefers no reservations. If you like to live spontaneously, picking up last minute deals is definitely the way to go. Sometimes reservations are a pain in the butt as you have to rearrange your whole day around them. Also, be sure to pick up a Best of Vegas booklet, which has a number of valuable coupons. Find it throughout The Strip wherever there are newspaper stands, along with near the Tix 4 Tonight Booth in front of the Planet Hollywood casino.
Buffet Lovers must check out the Buffet of Buffets deal!
This convenient and affordable dining plan lets you eat at Harrahs, Flamingo, Paris, Planet Hollywood and Rio (Caesars is available for an up-charge fee) buffets unlimited for 24 hours. It really is a great deal when you consider how pricey most of the Strip restaurants are nowadays. With all that walking around, you really work up an appetite, making a buffet attractive even to those who usually tend to stray away.
Plus, it takes the hassle out of choosing a restaurant so you can spend more of your time exploring all the great shows and entertainment! You can purchase the pass at any Caesars property. Be aware that the pass is a bit pricier on weekends – $75 per person vs. $60 on weekdays. As the buffets are getting pricier by the year ($20-40 per meal on average), this pass is a steal. Assuming you eat 3 times a day in the 24 hour period, you will save between $50-100.
Looking for a great Strip view without the hefty price tag?
Sure the Eiffel Tower Experience and High Roller provide fabulous views of The Strip, however, these great views come at a high price. For a much cheaper alternative, simply enjoy the views from the walkway near Planet Hollywood. Another great way to enjoy the views without the hefty price tag or crowds is to relax with a pot of tea or drink at the Mandarin Oriental’s gorgeous Tea Room. The views from the 23rd floor of this hotel are simply outstanding. Mandarin’s tea room provides floor to ceiling windows so you can enjoy all the crazy excitement from above while enjoying the quaint zen-like atmosphere.
Best resorts for the price?
The Mirage, Palms Place, and the Paris are all great values, being that they are considerably cheaper than other resorts in the same class, yet just as nice. All 3 have great pools, nice spas, and a handful of their own fantastic amenities. Additionally, these resorts are not as overly congested as the more popular go-to options like Bellagio. Honestly, the Bellagio has become so overwhelmingly crowded nowadays that I tend to avoid it altogether.
Looking for the best spa value?
A spa is the ultimate indulgence after endless hours walking around The Strip and dealing with massive crowds, noisy traffic, & in your face lights and ads. There are so many spas to choose from that it can be an overwhelming experience to pick one out randomly while on vacation. Not to mention that many of the more popular options are booked weeks in advance. To avoid disappointment, research spas and book your appointment before you leave. Check resort websites for special seasonal promotions.
One of the best values is Drift Spa at Palms Place, an elegant, affordable resort that does not see nearly as much traffic due to the off The Strip location. Service is fantastic here, the amenities are great, and the massages absolutely worth the price. Get the hot stone massage – it’s fabulous!