College students in Sin City on a budget? Find free Las Vegas attractions and shows and have fun on spring break with these money-saving tips!
When you think of Sin City (also known as Las Vegas), money and luxury come to mind. So how does one manage in Sin City on a college budget of a few hundred dollars? Where can a college student find free things to do in Las Vegas when it undoubtedly has more luxury boutiques per square foot than most states in the United States? Where do you find cheap (preferably FREE) Las Vegas attractions when it’s home to the most discerning travelers?
Sin City on a budget is possible if you know where to find free shows, free museum passes, and walking tours that cost nothing. Here are some tips to help the typical college student save money and make travel as affordable as possible:
* Let’s start with your hotel room. Spring Break isn’t about staying inside the room, so why opt for expensive rooms that offer views of the skyline when you can also see the skyline when you attend the many parties that usually take place in the penthouses of most hotels. Hotels? You can always choose 3 or 4 star hotels that are cheaper.
* It may seem more convenient to rent a car to get around Las Vegas, but walking the Strip is definitely the cheaper alternative, plus the Strip has many attractions that you can see up close as you walk. You can also check with your hotel if they offer free transportation. Also, renting a car can hurt your wallet!
*Spring break is the time when various artists perform free shows and concerts in Las Vegas, usually sponsored by companies geared toward college students. This is a great bonding time for friends who need a break from the hectic school life. There is also a free circus act that takes place daily that highlights the carnival’s center stage midway at the Circus Circus Hotel and Casino located on Las Vegas Boulevard. Different acts are presented every day from 11 in the morning to 12 at night. You can practically watch a different show every night and all this without spending a penny.
* The city is known for its elaborate dinner buffets, but why bother when smaller, more affordable cafes and restaurants abound in this city? Some of the most popular ones that cost less than $25 per meal are pizza at Caffe Giorgio Mandalay Bay, Gumbo and Caprese sandwich at House of Blues, also located in Mandalay Bay, Mexican food at Gonzalez Y Gonzalez at New York Hotel and Casino. or the always satisfying meal of burgers and fries at In n Out.
*Watching Big Elvis perform at Bill’s Gambling Saloon or taking in free shows while window-shopping at the Miracle Mile Shops are other free things to do in Las Vegas. There is also the amazing Fountain Show Festival at Caesars Palace, where you can also see a saltwater aquarium of various sea creatures.