What $50 will get you in Vegas

What $50 will get you in Vegas

The city of sin has a few gems up its sleeve for those short of an exuberant travel fund and it’s not what you’d expect.

By Candice Jackson | 6th May 2015

$50 in Vegas… it's hard enough finding cheap stuff to do in Brisbane, let alone in the city where extravagance is king. You’re probably thinking, “Where’s that going to get me? Other than with something cheap, dirty or tacky?” Las Vegas may be known as the ‘Sin City’, but there are many things beyond the beaten strip and far from the screens of cliché movies that you might actually be keen to try…

So here it is, 7 ways where being cheap in Vegas, doesn’t necessarily mean dirty or nasty…

1.    Who’s hungry?

Can you believe that Las Vegas has numerous 24-hour buffets to choose from, yes 24-hours! You can purchase most 24-hour buffet passes for under $50, allowing you to come back as often as your stomach desires.

2.    Showtime, baby

Las Vegas has a show or performance on every night of the week, and not just C-grade acts, big ticket acts! Always check Tix4Tonight kiosks around Vegas for seriously discounted tickets before paying full price.

3.    Pump the adrenaline

How does a mini theme park of thrill rides 108 floors up sound? The Stratosphere Hotel’s rooftop is a dare devil’s and adrenaline junky's dream, with three attractions propelling riders out from the building’s ledges and dangling them over the city below. An all day unlimited ride pass is just $36pp.

4.    Cash in the chips

If you’re buying alcohol in Vegas, you’re doing something wrong. Most of the time if you’re gambling, they will offer you free drinks (as long as you tip the waitress/waiter). Why not play 2 hands of Blackjack and see if luck strikes, while you sip on your drink of choice? Each buy in will generally send you back $25.

5.    Swim with the sharks

…in your togs. The Golden Nugget hotel has a pool with a shark tank in it and you can take the ‘Shark Chute’ a 3-story waterslide through it (yes, really)! They offer a VIP tour and swim package for $30pp.

6.    Explore Madame Tussauds!

The Las Vegas wax museum hosts a horde of high-profile tv personalities, sporting stars, A-listers and Las Vegas royalty. There are even figures made especially for ‘The Hangover’ experience. Entry price for adults: $29.95

7.    Count the King

See how many Elvis impersonators you can get a photo with (or any celeb for that matter). Technically FREE, but tips for the street performers are highly encouraged.

Here’s an extra one for you, and best of all it’s FREE.

Visit the ‘Welcome To Vegas’ sign and get a mandatory tourist snap. Viva Las Vegas!

If this has sparked your interest in travelling to Las Vegas, there’s still time for you to enter our competition to win a trip to Vegas for you and a friend, thanks to our partners at Global Jetsetting. Enter now!

Image Credit: Clockwise from top left: pinterest/aliccardy; pinterest/kpomber; pinterest/divaslimited; pinterest/tgawe; pinterest/Cnn


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Article by Candice Jackson

Candice Jackson is a former Journalist of Style Magazines. She has an uncontrollable sweet tooth, an irrational fear of birds and a love of travel. Candice believes in the Yes Man Philosophy.


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