Budget vs Bankroll in Las Vegas

Hey, don’t get us wrong, we love all the luxurious of life, especially in Las Vegas. But Las Vegas isn’t just for those with a massive bankroll to spend. There’s plenty of exciting, delicious and unique experiences for those of us on a budget. Keep reading to explore our picks for best bankroll and budget options!

Budget vs Bankroll Dining in Vegas

Dining in Las Vegas can range anywhere from your friendly one-dollar sign situation to some seriously over-the-top fine dining choices. Fear not–you just need to know what you’re looking for.

Cheap Eats and Affordable Meals

Head over to our blog post that covers the full spectrum of cheap eats in Las Vegas. The trick here is knowing what your cheap-eat, late-night options are. That means scoping out your option before 1 or 2 am rolls around.

Accessible Fine Dining in Vegas

We tend to lump all fine dining together, but the truth is that Las Vegas has become more and more accessible to foodies at all price points.  Again, a little bit of research can do you a world of good.

If you’re dying to dine as a restaurant under the direction of a certain chef, it’s helpful to know what all your options are. Generally, they’ll have their high-end flagship restaurant (often self-named) but most of the time chefs also have two, three or even four other restaurants.

These chefs all have more than one restaurant in Las Vegas:

  • Giada de Laurentiis
  • Wolfgang Puck
  • Mario Batali
  • Emeril Legasse
  • Joël Robuchon
  • Michael Mina
  • Guy Fieri


Budget vs Bankroll Las Vegas Shows

Cirque du Soleil Las Vegas

Cirque du Soleil is known for it’s their jaw-dropping, spectacular shows at a number of hotel-casino in Las Vegas. It’s not difficult to understand how these Las Vegas shows become a must-do for visitors.

At any given time, Cirque du Soleil gives guests an inside look at one of its show on the Las Vegas Strip. Currently, Magic Technical Tours are offered on The Beatles LOVE show at the Mirage Las Vegas.

Tours are offered on Fridays from 1 pm – 1:30 pm and admission is free. For the full experiences, tickets start at just under $100.


Budget vs Bankroll Views in Las Vegas

Maverick Las Vegas Strip Helicopter Tour

Looking for the very best view in Las Vegas? It doesn’t get better than a view from a helicopter flying over the Las Vegas Strip. Lucky for you, Maverick Helicopters is here to make that happen. Hands down, this is the best view in town! Private charters are also available and can make your view truly one-of-a-kind!


High Roller Views

For slightly less height, enjoy the tallest observation wheel in the world. The High Roller, clocking in at 550 feet, it’s about as high as you can get without actually being in the air.

Tickets for adults during the day start at just $22. The full revolution takes about 30 minutes so there’s plenty of time to enjoy the views.


Are you really looking to soak up the views? We’ve got a full list of the best places and how you can enjoy them.

Budget vs Bankroll Shopping in Las Vegas

Crystals at CityCenter is 500,000 square feet of retail and dining. Crystals is host to luxury brands including Fendi, Prada, Hermes and Louis Vuitton. Additionally, The Forum Shops is a gorgeous indoor shopping destination that is home to 160 high-end fashion stores. While you may not have an arm of bags, it’s still wonderful to explore and window-shop.


For more accessible shopping, make time to explore Fashion Show Las Vegas, the Grand Bazaar Shops and Miracle Mile Shops.


Budget vs Bankroll Golfing in Las Vegas

Shadow Creek is an incredible course for MGM property guests willing to drop $500 on a round. For a more accessible option, head over to Bali Hai Golf Club which is located on the Las Vegas Strip. Either way, you’ll enjoy the day soaking up some of the most beautiful courses in Las Vegas.


Plus, check out our full tour of golfing in Las Vegas.

Budget vs Bankroll Gambling in Las Vegas

You can find the Wynn Sky Casino in the Encore Tower on the 63rd floor. The casino room features floor-to-ceiling windows and a gorgeous view. The Bellagio Private Gaming Villa is a 2,600 square-foot room and can be staffed as desired. Both require a minimum credit line of $300,000.


The Cromwell offers single zero roulette, EZ Baccarat, 3-2 shoe, and double-deck blackjack. Finally, there are craps with 100X odds. If you head downtown to El Cortez, you can also find Blackjack with 3-2 odds.


Budget vs Bankroll Neon in Las Vegas

The Neon Museum Las Vegas

Explore the history and magic of neon in Las Vegas with one of the Neon Museum tours. Their Combo ticket allows for a guided tour of the main Neon Boneyard collection and a 30-minute show in the North Gallery which uses light projections, music, and archival footage. Hobby photographers can also book at photo walk.


Self-Guided Tour of Current Neon Signs in Las Vegas

There still plenty of neon signs to see in Las Vegas! While many of the signs that are in current use have been converted to LED or other lighting technologies, the spirit is still very much the same. Keep your eyes peeled for these gorgeous signs:


Budget vs Bankroll in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is for everyone, regardless of their budget. Next time you’re planning a trip, don’t forget about us! The Las Vegas Monorail is a great way to maximize your trip. The Las Vegas Monorail makes getting around easy, fast and hassle-free!

Ticket Full Fare eTicket Purchase

One-Ride One-Ride

$6 $5.50 Buy

1 Day Pass Unlimited

$15 $13.45 Buy

2 Day Pass Unlimited

$26 $23.75 Buy

3 Day Pass Unlimited

$32 $29.95 Buy

4 Day Pass Unlimited

$39 $37 Buy

5 Day Pass Unlimited

$47 $44.50 Buy

7 Day Pass Unlimited

$62 $57.50 Buy

Paper Tickets purchased at Monorail stations are full fare. Discounts are available online only.

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