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How Much Does Travel to Las Vegas Cost?

 
low cost4-day Air-Hotel Package: $300-$800+ per person from San Franciscoaverage cost4-day Air-Hotel Package: $500-$1,100+ per person from New York Cityhigh cost4-day Weekend for Two: $1,000-$3,000+ Total Costs

A Las Vegas experience can be budget-minded or a sky's-the-limit splurge. Prices are generally seasonal and typically increase for weekends, holidays and special events.

Typical costs:

  • A three- or four-day weekend for two with meals, shows, gambling and other adventures typically costs about $1,000-$3,000 -- although it's possible to spend a lot less or a good deal more.
  • Air/hotel package deals vary depending on the distance traveled and the quality and location of the accommodations. A four-day weekend air/hotel package can cost $300-$800 or more per person from San Francisco and $500-$1,100 or more per person from New York City, with rooms in casinos on the famous Las Vegas Strip generally costing more than those located off the Strip. (First-timers may want to find a room on the Strip to get the full effect of Glitter Gulch.)
  • For those using flight vouchers or driving to Vegas and looking for budget accommodations, there are three Motel 6[1] locations with rates generally running $29-$75 per night double occupancy, depending on whether it's a weekday or the weekend. The AAA fuel calculator[2] estimates a trip from Seattle to Las Vegas in a 2009 Toyota Camry is about 2,476 miles and requires 117.9 gallons, at a cost of $470-$500 for fuel.
  • Room rates at hotel fluctuate a great deal, and it's possible to find inexpensive lodging on the Strip by shopping around. For example, rooms at Circus Circus[3] start at $25-$100 a night midweek (double occupancy) and increase to $100-$200 on the weekend, while a standard room at the Wynn Las Vegas[4] starts at about $150-$350 per night double occupancy depending on whether it's a weeknight or weekend, and suites can be $500-$1,000 or more a night.
  • Dining out can be budget-minded or indulgently gourmet. LasVegas.com offers helpful lists of: dining bargains[5] starting at $3-$5 for a complete breakfast and $3-$20 for dinner; buffets[6] -- a Vegas tradition -- for $15 or less to $35 or more person person; and themed restaurants[7] where meals typically cost $35-$100 or more per person.
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Additional costs:
  • Concerts or big production shows can cost $30-$300 or more per ticket. For example, Cirque du Soleil[8] has several ongoing productions for $35-$180 per ticket. Vegas.com provides a list of Las Vegas shows[9] and offers advance reservations at many Las Vegas hot spots[10] . Cover charges vary and front-of-the-line passes will cost more.
  • Side tours to the Grand Canyon or Hoover Dam start at about $80-$150 for a bus trip with lunch, but it can cost $300-$550 or more for deluxe tours that combine options like an airplane flight, helicopter flight, boat trip, Native American buffet and more.
  • Golfers can hit the greens at one of Las Vegas' many golf courses[11] , with fees ranging from $15-$200 or more.
  • Las Vegas also offers dozens of spas[12] . Tips are not usually included in the price and a gratuity of 15%-20% is appropriate.
Discounts:
  • Some attractions are free, like the Sirens of TI Show[13] at Treasure Island; the fountains at the Bellagio; and the Fremont Street Experience[14] .
  • Other attractions are relatively low-cost: the Eiffel Tower Experience[15] at Paris Las Vegas is $7.50-$10.50 in the daytime and $10.50-$15.50 at night; the roller coaster[16] at New York-New York costs $14 for an individual ticket, $60 for a family of four with two photos and $25 for an all-day pass; and the gondola ride[17] at the Venetian is $16 per person or $64 for a private two-passenger gondola.
  • Travelers interested in staying at a particular casino should check its website for special Internet offers or to sign up for rewards programs for returning customers.
Shopping for travel to las vegas:
  • Good starting points for planning a Vegas getaway include VisitLasVegas.com[18] (operated by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority) or the travel companies at Vegas.com[19] or LasVegas.com[20] .
  • Comparison shop for travel packages offered by sites like Cheap Tickets[21] , Expedia[22] , Orbitz[23] , Priceline[24] or Travelocity[25] .
  • Major airlines flying into and out of Las Vegas' McCarran International Airport[26] include American Airlines[27] , Delta Airlines, Southwest Airlines[28] , United Airlines[29] and US Airways[30] .
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External Resources:
  1.  www.motel6.com/
  2.  fuelcostcalculator.aaa.com/
  3.  www.circuscircus.com/
  4.  www.wynnlasvegas.com/
  5.  www.lasvegas.com/restaurants/
  6.  www.lasvegas.com/restaurants/
  7.  www.lasvegas.com/restaurants/
  8.  www.cirquedusoleil.com/en/home.aspx#/en/home/shows/americas/usa/nevada/las-vegas.aspx
  9.  www.vegas.com/shows/
  10.  www.vegas.com/nightlife/
  11.  www.vegas.com/golf/
  12.  www.vegas.com/spas/
  13.  www.treasureisland.com/shows/sirens_of_ti.php
  14.  www.vegasexperience.com/
  15.  www.parislasvegas.com/things-to-do/eiffel-tower.html
  16.  www.newyorknewyork.com/attractions/the-roller-coaster.aspx
  17.  www.venetian.com/Las-Vegas-Activities/Gondola-Rides/
  18.  www.lasvegas.com/
  19.  www.vegas.com/
  20.  www.lasvegas.com/
  21.  www.cheaptickets.com/
  22.  www.expedia.com/
  23.  www.orbitz.com/
  24.  www.priceline.com/
  25.  www.travelocity.com/
  26.  /www.mccarran.com
  27.  www.aa.com/homePage.do
  28.  www.southwest.com/
  29.  www.united.com/web/en-US/default.aspx
  30.  www.usairways.com/default.aspx
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