The city of extremes can have some pretty extreme prices. But if you know how to find the deals, you, too, can enjoy the life of a high roller for discounted prices. Here are some tips to help you find affordable things to do in Las Vegas and make the most of your trip.
1. Catch Free Shows
The light and music show at the Fountains of Bellagio still enthralls. Watch this choreography of water a couple of times an hour. The Mirage’s exploding volcano delivers an extravaganza of fireballs and explosions, with a soundtrack by the Grateful Dead's Mickey Hart and Zakir Hussain. Along the Carnival Midway at Circus Circus, you can ooh and aah at the daredevil trapeze artists swinging overhead.
2. Hunt for Discounts
“In Vegas, you want to do the opposite of what common sense tells you everywhere else,” says Anthony Curtis, publisher of the Las Vegas Advisor, a Sin City deals newsletter. “You want junk mail. That’s where the deals really come from.” Check out Las Vegas Advisor and Vegas.com.
Sign up for online loyalty programs and email deals pour in: Aria Resort & Casino offers various promotions, such as dining credits or a facial at the spa, followed by a relaxing stretch on a heated-stone bed.
Facebook, Twitter, websites: It’s easy to find discounts, especially for entertainment, even on top-drawer experiences like Cirque du Soleil. You may find yourself watching one of their six different shows such as The Beatles Love and Zumanity for less than full price. Cirque du Soleil also has discounts and exclusive offers for students and military.