Visiting Las Vegas can be done on a tight budget, but where is the fun in doing that? Sin City allows people to let loose and it is a much more memorable experience having a big night out in Vegas if you are not worrying about how much money you are going to be spending.
Having some sort of spending limit in mind is still advised, but the more generous you can make it the more you are likely to enjoy yourself.
Here is our total guide to how much money you need to be a big shot in Vegas for just one night.
Where to stay and what to pay
Unsurprisingly, as Vegas is such a popular place for a weekend break, it is more expensive to book accommodation in the city for a Friday or a Saturday night than on a midweek day. US holidays are also particularly pricey, so keep this in mind when booking a trip out to Vegas.
The Bellagio is a great pick for anyone who wants to stay in the heart of the Strip, while some of the other top-class luxurious options in Vegas can be found at the Nobu Hotel, Palms Casino Resort and the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Budget at least $200 for a room, while a villa that can house you and your friends can cost up to $35,000 a night. In addition to the cost of your room, you might have to pay resort fees. These can be around $25–$45 a night before tax, adding to the amount you will spend on your night.
What to eat and drink in Las Vegas
Typically, you should be budgeting at least $100 a day for food and drink in Vegas. But it depends whether you are willing to splash out or not in a bid to act like a big shot for a night.
You can get a foot-long hot dog at Casino Royale for just $1.99 or check out one of the many all-you-can-eat buffets that are present inside casinos. If you are only in town for a day, however, you will want to taste the best dinner you can.
Restaurant Guy Savoy is certainly one of the best places to eat – it has two Michelin stars. Expect to pay $200 for a great dinner in Las Vegas, plus a tip of course. Another great dining option is Twist by Pierre Gagnaire, where the Lucky Number 7 tasting menu is unforgettable. Find this spot on the 23rd floor of Waldorf Astoria in Vegas.
While you can drink for free in a lot of Vegas casinos, if you want to hit the bars too the cost of alcohol can soon start to mount up. Drinks cost around $10 to $15, depending on your tipple.
How much are the best activities in Las Vegas?
Visitors are never short of things to do in Vegas, with a lot of hotels providing free entertainment.
But if you really want to make memories, consider a helicopter trip out to the Grand Canyon. This will cost about $300 to $400 for a truly VIP experience.
The Botanical Gardens at the Bellagio is well worth checking out while many people will love the Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay. As well as sharks, the aquarium is home to piranha and a Komodo dragon, as well as endangered green sea turtles. You can even book a shark dive.
Thrill seekers should look no further than the Big Apple Coaster Virtual Reality Experience at New York New York while the Adventure Dome at Circus Circus is worth considering as well.
Clubs, shows and casinos for high rollers in Las Vegas
Vegas nightlife is famous all over the world and this is really where the cost of a night in Sin City can get a little bit out of control. Table service in one of the best Las Vegas nightclubs such as Omnia can cost in excess of $2,000 for you and your friends!
As for casinos, there is a huge amount of options and it is completely up to you how much you are willing to spend at the blackjack or roulette tables. After all, there is even a chance you could be in profit at the end of the night. You can keep on playing even after exiting the casino. Just go online and keep the action flowing with free spins and no deposit bonuses.
Las Vegas is also home to some amazing shows as well, so you might want to book tickets for one of those during your trip to Sin City. The Cirque du Soleil Insider Access VIP Experience is amazing and a night at Blue Man Group is a Las Vegas staple for a very good reason indeed.
All told, to be a big shot in Vegas for a night it is likely to cost far in excess of $1,000 – and this figure will be a lot, lot more if you want to go really wild!