Las Vegas Vacation Guide

I’ve partnered with Expedia.com to bring you my Las Vegas vacation guide. As any Las Vegas vacation guide should do, I’m going to outline a few topics, things to do, where to eat, and how to choose where to stay based on your budget. Las Vegas is made of money and is designed to get your money. I’m going to help you maximize the money you spend and the experiences you’ll have in this Las Vegas vacation guide. You can also check out Expedia’s Las Vegas guide as well.

Where to Stay in Las Vegas

Las Vegas has no shortage of hotels and extravagance. But much of it comes at a steep price. Your budget, days of the week and time of year will determine how much you’ll spend and where you should stay in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas Hotels

Even the top hotels in Las Vegas like the Bellagio, The Cosmopolitan, Aria, Nobu, Caesars Palace, Wynn, Encore, Venetian, Palazzo and others are all cheaper during the week. You can literally save thousands of dollars if you go to Vegas during the week. Hotel rates can be up to 75% off depending. Weekend rates at the top hotels can often be in excess of $400. Especially on a big weekend like Super Bowl, Chinese New Year, the NCAA Basketball Tournament or any big conference like CES.

Staying at mid range to lower end hotels can be much cheaper but you’ll often get what you pay for. However, some mid to lower end hotels can still be fun and cheap. On strip places like Planet Hollywood, Bally’s, Flamingo, Treasure Island and the Tropicana generally offer cheaper rates, some attraction in the hotel but are close to everything else. It’s worth looking into those to save some money for spending elsewhere on weekends. During the week, you can find rock bottom rates at these hotels as well, often well under $100.

What to Do in Las Vegas

There is so much to do in Las Vegas that I could list a thousand things. But everyone knows about the casinos, pools, nightclubs and shows so I’ll focus on lesser-known things. My favorite thing to do in Las Vegas is Sky Combat Ace. This is a wild ride on a small scale fighter jet where you can catch up to 9 G’s and do some of the craziest air stunts anywhere.

Las Vegas things to do

I also love things like the Skyjump above the Stratosphere Hotel; zip-lining out in the desert around Las Vegas; hiking in Red Rocks; road trip to one of five National Parks near Las Vegas; taking a helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon or just a nighttime ride over the Vegas Strip. You really can’t go wrong unless you just do the normal Vegas things. Venture out and you’ll be shocked with how much there is to do in and around Las Vegas.

Where to Eat in Las Vegas

Most people stick to the hotels for restaurants in Las Vegas and I don’t blame them. Vegas has some of the best restaurants in the world and many are located in the top hotels. However, off strip there are several amazing restaurants you probably don’t know about unless you’re a local.

Las Vegas eats

Places like Lotus of Siam for some of the best Thai food around. Kaizen, for awesome sushi that’s buried in a strip mall. Piero’s for rat pack era fancy Italian that feels straight out of old New York. Or my favorite-Battista’s Hole in the Wall, for affordable Italian with an amazing atmosphere. Any will be memorable and make you sound like a Vegas local.

I hope this Las Vegas vacation guide gives you the basics of where to stay, how to stay, what to do and where to eat off the strip. Las Vegas is one of my favorite cities and has a lot more to offer than most people think. Enjoy fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada!

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  1. Your post is very informative for me because there is in detail where to rest, what to do and where to eat food in Las Vegas. Thank you so much for this guide.

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