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10 FUN things to do in Las Vegas on a Budget

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First things first, Nevada is one huge state and there’s so much to see and do that you can easily spend a week or two exploring this state and still not have covered half of the sights – which is all the more reason to return! And let’s not forget how great weather usually is round these parts too… ?. For this trip I spent three days exploring Las Vegas. Here are 10 sights you absolutely have to see when you visit Las Vegas on a budget:

1. Fabulous Las Vegas Welcome Sign

Welcome to Las Vegas Sign

This one really needs no introduction. The Welcome to Las Vegas sign is without a doubt the most obvious number one stop for any visitor to this city. It’s free and can be accessible 24/7 but keep in mind that it can get very crowded (even at night).

2. Stroll the strip

Las Vegas Strip Map

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3. Experience the thrill of driving your dream car

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If you are a big fan of fast cars head to SpeedVegas for a luxury racing experience. Surprisingly you’d expect this to be expensive but you can drive one lap for $40 (price varies according to car).

4. Taste the world

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Located at the Showcase Mall in front of the MGM Grand, Las Vegas is also home to the world’s largest Coca Cola Bottle. Patented on November 16, 1915, the world famous bottles were first on store shelves in 1916. Known as the “Contour”, the unique drink container is one of the most recognized product symbols in the world!

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The contour bottle is a multimedia icon and a piece of American history: In the movie The Gods Must Be Crazy (South African movie), a tribe of Bushmen assume that the Coca-Cola contour bottle is a message from heaven, resulting in total pandemonium. While at the Coca Cola store, you can treat your taste buds to a trip around the world! For $7 you get a tray with 16 samples of sodas from around the world. Interestingly they have a “Bibo Kiwi Mango” and “Bibo Pine Nut” from South Africa which I’ve never seen or tasted before yet I was born and bred in SA.

6. Eat your heart out

Las Vegas food tour guideThe best way to get to know a place and it’s culture is through it’s food, from iconic to offbeat, from delicious to the downright bizarre. So, when I got to Las Vegas I wanted nothing more than to eat my way through the town – and thankfully Valley Vegas Food Tours was there to help.

Also Read: A moving Feast on the streets of Downtown Las Vegas

7. Explore other cities of the world!

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While in Vegas you get a glimpse of other popular tourist destinations around the world like Paris with it’s own Eiffel Tower and New York New York has the fast pace vibe of NYC. The Luxor will have you dreaming of ancient Egypt,while the Venetian is amazingly luxurious. Caesar’s Palace is classic Rome. Obviously visiting a casino is not a substitute for seeing these places, but I recommend exploring more than just the one you stay in as it is fun to see what elements from around the world have implemented in Vegas.

8. Bonnie & Clyde’s Death Car

Bonnie and Clyde Car, Las Vegas GuideFollowing the ambush of Bonnie and Clyde, where a six-man posse led by former Texas Ranger captain Frank Hamer ambushed Bonnie and Clyde and pumped more than 130 rounds of steel-jacketed bullets into their stolen Ford V-8 outside Sailes, Louisiana. A federal judge, however, ruled that the car stolen by Bonnie and Clyde should return to its former owner, Ruth Warren of Topeka, Kansas. Warren leased and eventually sold the car to Charles Stanley, an anti-crime lecturer who toured fairgrounds with the “death car” and the mothers of Bonnie and Clyde in tow as sideshow attractions. Still speckled with bullet holes, the “death car” is now an attraction in the lobby of Whiskey Pete’s Casino in Primm, Nevada, a small resort town on the California border 40 miles south of Las Vegas.

9.  One-of-a-Kind Beer Tasting Experience

Las Vegas on a Budget GuideWhen you just want a hot dog and cold beer, pop into The Beerhaus at The Park – Inside you’ll find a modern industrial warehouse feel with very high ceilings, lots of exposed ductworks, spinning ceiling fans and an open floor plan with a large island bar in the center.

Las Vegas on a Budget GuideThe food is high quality and beyond amazing but most people go for their beer which includes beers from local beer makers in Nevada.

10. Something for the Marvel Fans

Las Vegas Budget GuideHead to Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. inside Las Vegas’ Treasure Island hotel and casino, where there is an exhibit that marries costumes, props and set pieces from the Marvel Cinematic Universe with a program that trains the guests to be official Avengers operatives.

All of this being said, there’s a huge amount of things to see and do in Las Vegas, but what other sights should anyone pop by first when they arrive in the sin city?


  • Dmitriy
    01/28/2017 at 9:52 PM

    Wonderful post with many useful tips and I will definitely consider them on my next trip to Vegas. Many thanks!!!

  • Ariane
    01/28/2017 at 3:33 AM

    That’s a great article. I’ve always been reluctant to visiting Las Vegas becaus I thouh it’d be to expensive. Grea to see that you can have a blast even though your travelling on a budget!

  • Raksha Rao
    01/27/2017 at 12:51 AM

    Interesting read. Good to see something other than party and casinos in Las Vegas! Thanks for the information 🙂

  • Victoria Hawkins
    01/27/2017 at 9:24 AM

    I have an aunt and cousins in Vegas but never went to visit them, can you believe it! I’d love to go for a trip out there next time I’m planning to go to the US!

  • youngandundecided
    01/27/2017 at 7:27 AM

    I feel like Vegas would be just sensory overload… but I still really want to go! I liked you picture of the sign next to the picture or the crowd taking pictures of it! Captures tourism perfectly ha! Thanks for the tips ?

  • wheninmyjourneys
    01/26/2017 at 9:40 PM

    What happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas. I’m sure your trip should not counted on that phrase because it was worth sharing. Thanks for the tour. 🙂

  • Female Traveler✈️ (@hrakaridi)
    01/27/2017 at 2:58 AM

    What a great list!! This place is definitely awesome!! you have so many things to do and see

  • Laura
    01/26/2017 at 8:47 AM

    why have I still not made it here? It looks like you had an amazing time! Always good to know the budget stuff for when I do go though so thank you!

  • Marge Gavan
    01/26/2017 at 2:08 PM

    I have always had a notion that Las Vegas is an expensive city so reading truly fascinated me. I mean, you can take a luxurious car for a spin for only 40 dollars? That’s not bad at all. But of course I won’t do it because first of all I don’t know how to drive haha…

    What I’d love to do aside from eating is to see Bonnie & Clyde’s death car. I am into crime stories actually so I want to find the iconic car that the couple had driven.

  • Efthimis K.
    01/26/2017 at 9:04 AM

    I really loved the story behind Coca-Cola! Which soda was your favorite out of the ones you tasted there?

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