Las Vegas is like your favorite aunt - unabashedly quirky and has a new story with every visit. Also like your aunt, Vegas packs a ton of flash without having to spend too much. Let loose with our top picks to spend less but still have a good time.Less
This small off-the-beaten path casino is Strip adjacent and has an on-site brewery. Aside from great beer, you can also score a steak dinner for less than $10. Sign up for a player's card in the casino for added discount and free money to use at the slots. Win/Win.
While you can score free watered-down well drinks in any casino when you gamble, Frankie's authentic and creative tiki drinks are worth the visit. It’s open 24 hours and, since the drinks have a kick, you can sip on one without worrying about overspending on cocktails. Tip: Eat before you go, they make a tasty drink but they don't serve food.
Craft cocktails in an environment catering to the hipster crowd. And because everyone knows millennials aren’t exactly making bank - their daily Magic Hour has amazing drink specials like $6 punch and wine. Want a cocktail? Get the Smoke Signals - you won't regret it.
Seeing a show in Vegas is a must – and there are tons to choose from. Cirque du Soleil has different offerings at a few hotels, but if it’s your first-time, you can’t go wrong with O. Score discount tickets at one of the Tix4Tonight locations on the Strip.
A 30-minute drive from the Strip, you’ll find a massive art installation that's like a magical land dropped in the middle of nowhere. Bonus, it’s free to visit and incredibly instagrammable.
Head to Fremont Street for Old Vegas charm and to catch the nightly light show. There's always something happening, so keep an eye on event listings and you may get to catch a free concert. If you're feeling adventurous, ride the zip-line.
Who says Vegas doesn’t have culture? A collection of the old neon signs that once lit up the city and now find their eternal resting place in this outdoor museum. Wander among these huge relics at your own pace during the day or on a tour at night, when they're all lit up. Tickets are $20, which is cheaper than many on-Strip activities and gives a lot of bang for your buck. Tip: While seeing them lit is an incredible experience, if you're into taking photos, daytime provides the best lighting
Located just under 60 miles from the Strip, this geologic park in the Mojave Desert is world renowned for its 2000 year old petroglyphs. The park's entrance fee is just $10.
No visit to Vegas is complete without a visit to the famous Bellagio Fountains. Water shows take place approximately every 30 minutes at the 8.5 acre lake with up to 1,214 jets making up the dancing streams of water. It’s easy to catch on any stroll down the Strip, but you’ll get the best show when the sun goes down. Bonus, it’s free.
First-timers will especially appreciate staying at the center of the Strip (it’s longer than you might think). The Mirage offers the location, luxury, top restaurants, spacious pool and casinos you’re looking for at a lower price point than others closeby. You can frequently find rooms for around $75/night (sketch-free). Book a room below ⬇️