How To Live it Up in Las Vegas When You’re Broke as Hell

If you are traveling on a budget then I am sure that you know only too well what it feels like to be in a place where money is flying about, and you have very little. One such place is Las Vegas, the world’s gambling capital and a city where decadence, luxury and high rolling is the order of the day, fair to say that this is a tough environment for the budget traveler. However, there are many ways in which you an still live it up in Vegas, even if you don’t have  then bank account to match the lifestyle.

Bellagio Fountains

You may not have the money to stay in the Bellagio, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy its grandest spectacle, the fountains. These fountains sit in front of the hotel and they are pump water far up into the sky as the fountains ‘dance’ to the music which is being played, completely free, and a great experience.

Stratosphere Tower Observation Deck

For the very best views of Vegas, a helicopter ride may be out of the question so instead, why not head north on the strip to the Stratosphere. At the top of the tower there is an observation deck which you can go to for just $19, to truly appreciate this fantastic city.

Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Botanical Cactus Garden

Bring out your inner Willy Wonka fan with this fantastic chocolate museum and cactus garden, These two may not go together in any other walk of life but hey, this is Vegas. You can see how gourmet chocolates are made before walking through the incredible botanical garden, best of all, it is absolutely free.

Shark Reef, Mandalay Bay

Inside Mandalay Bay hotel, you will find Shark Reef, and indoor aquarium which gets you up close and personal with these magnificent creatures. Inside this whopping 1.6 million gallon aquarium, there are over 2,000 creatures for you to enjoy, and for just $19 entry, it is an absolute steal.

Bellagio Gallery

For just $15 you can go to the art gallery in the Bellagio hotel where you can see original Monets and Warhols, to name just a few. You may not have the money to be a high roller or stay in the most luxurious suites in town, but you can certainly act like it with a trip to see some fine art.

Hand of Faith

In 1980, a random man stumbled across the world’s biggest golden nugget whilst panning for gold with nothing more than a metal detector. You can visit the Hand of Faith at the Golden Nugget casino – fitting of course – and you can witness this 61 pound piece of gold for absolutely nothing, bargain!

Gaming at Beerhaus

For nothing more than the cost of a drink, you can really live it up in the Beerhaus bar with some classic pub games. Here you can play Jenga, ping-pong, pool and quiz games, plus many more. If you need somewhere to have some fun and money is tight, grab yourself a coke at the Beerhaus and get your gaming on!

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