Fear and Loathing: A Girl’s Guide to Sin City

“No sympathy for the devil; keep that in mind. Buy the ticket, take the ride…and if it occasionally gets a little heavier than what you had in mind, well…maybe chalk it up to forced consciousness expansion: Tune in, freak out, get beaten.”

-Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

How to do Vegas on a $300 budget:

1.Bring your boyfriend.

But no really. He pays for all your meals…

It’s kind of hard to not blow all your money in Sin City but you CAN do it.

First, gamble smart. Once you win a little, STOP RIGHT THERE AND WALK AWAY. Do not think you are lucky enough to get a straight flush (hehe I just learned these fun gambling terms) again cause you won’t. And then what are you going to use to pay for dinner, hm? Exactly.

Second, most of my trip was spent sight seeing. And guess what? THAT’S FREE! We spent hours walking through almost every hotel and casino on the strip. A few of my favorites that you can’t miss were the Venetian, Wynn, Caesar’s Palace, and The Cosmopolitan. But basically I loved them all so if you have enough time, EXPLORE. Also our flight was canceled for 24 hours(oh darn;)) so we had to find something to do to fill our time.

Third, if you’re a girl, you get into the clubs for free. Simple.

Fourth, make yourself a list of the top activities you want to do. Figure from there how much money you are willing to pay for each item. For example, Cirque Du Soleil was at the top of my must-see list for Vegas. So therefore, I didn’t mind spending a little extra money on great seats so I could have the full Cirque experience. It’s okay to splurge, that’s why it’s a vacation!

Fifth, having your significant other helps a lot with food. So as far as saving in that department goes, I really can’t help you. But I will say this, drinks are free when you gamble, so drink up while you can. Also, if you can’t eat $40 worth of food at a buffet, then just don’t do it. That $40 can buy you two meals else where. Hey, I guess I did have some food advice!

If you find yourself planning a trip to Vegas soon I suggest The “O” Show by Cirque du Soleil, The Neon Boneyard Museum, The Bellagio Fountains, taking the time to walk the entire length of the strip, and of course the Las Vegas Sign. How can you go to Vegas and not take a picture with the sign? I mean if there’s no proof, did it ever really happen?;)

Yours Infinitely.


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