You’ve finally made it to Las Vegas, with all its glitz and glam! You may have spent a pretty penny for your flight, hotel and even your pass to ASW can add up. Now you are looking to stay on a budget for the rest of your trip – meals included!
While buffets can be appealing at times because of their quantity of food, often times the quality is lacking. If you are like me, buffets always seem a little daunting. So, I’m going to give you a couple options for staying on a budget and eating food that has both quantity and quality.
Location: Just outside of Ceasar’s Palace
Food Type: Known for its huge portions, Serendipity 3 is a perfect place to split a meal with someone. Plus, they have frozen hot chocolate (wrap your head around that!)
I went here last year for breakfast one morning and can’t praise it enough! HUGE amounts of food and so, so tasty!
Location: At the base of the Paris Hotel
Food Type: Classic French Bistro with a beautiful view of the Bellagio fountains. Dinner tends to be a little more pricey, but breakfast and lunch are very reasonably priced!
Location: Caesars Palace Forum Shops
Food Type: American food, something for everyone on the menu. Yes, these restaurants are all over the US, BUT they are affordable, tasty and you could even split your entree and get a cheesecake for dessert. Sounds like a plan to me!
Location: 4888 Dean Martin Dr, Las Vegas, NV (closest to the strip)
Food Type: Fast food burgers, but the best burgers around! It has been a company favorite whenever we head to Las Vegas.
Location: Planet Hollywood
Food Type: The World’s Greatest Hot Sandwich – healthier than an in-n-out burger and within walking distance.
Other Budget-friendly Tips:
- Bring your own snacks – even buying snacks can eat away at your budget. So, bring some small snacks from home to carry with you.
- Bring a water bottle! Water can be expensive, but bring a water bottle that you can refill and it will save you from spending too much to just stay hydrated.
- Buy groceries – there aren’t any grocery stores on the strip, but you can take a cab or bus to one and it will save you big time if you make your own food a couple nights.
- There are plenty of fast food joints around – not the healthiest choice, but definitely cheaper than most restaurants on the strip!
- Take leftovers home and store in your mini fridge for later. Don’t waste good food!
- Don’t gamble away your food money! Make sure if you want to gamble, that you factor that into your budget!
- Look out for coupons…I’m partially dutch, so even when going on vacation or to conferences, I’m always on the lookout for coupons that could save me lots of money.
- Finally, think about eating your dinners during “happy hour.” You’ll get the discounted price and not have to fight the crowds that usually appear during prime dinner hours.
Only 1 more day until ASW 2014! Hope to see you there!