Ten Things To Do in Vegas For $10 or Less
Written By: Burton Miller (Blazin’ Paddles Tour Guide)
Have some spare time on your Vegas vacation but need some options that are easy on the wallet? Check out these ten great options!
Pose as a Millionaire:
When you’re on Fremont Street, a little known gem is the free souvenir photo at Binion’s with a million dollars cash. The only catch: you have to wait 30 minutes to pick it up, which is the perfect amount of time to grab a drink or play a few penny slots.
After you take a ride in the Coke-bottle shaped glass elevator, for $10 you can indulge in a flight of international Coke-brand flavors like Fanta Apple-Kiwi from Thailand.
Frankie’s Tiki Room:
Tucked away off the strip is the legendary Frankie’s Tiki Room. Step back in time to a kitschier bygone Vegas era and enjoy a signature cocktail creation under the string lights and fake palms. Tiki drinks are only $10! Tip: Bartenders are happy to mix up alcohol free versions!
Avoid excessive withdrawal fees and get what you really want after a long day: A DELICIOUS SNACK! Sprinkles Cupcake ATM at the LINQ Promenade is open 24/7.
Pick up a souvenir:
The Strip and Downtown are full of shops where you can find cheap T-shirts, sometimes 3 for $9.99!
Pinball Hall of Fame:
Did you know the World’s largest pinball machine collection is in Las Vegas? And the best part…you can play them! Ranging from $0.25 to $1.00 per game, you can get change for a $10 and play to your heart’s content at the Pinball Hall of Fame.
Shelby Heritage Center:
Just south of the Strip is the Shelby Heritage Center and it’s a must-visit for motorheads and American car buffs, offering free tours and a rotating exhibit of classics designed by Carroll Shelby and his team. Check the site for current cars and free tours!
The best deal for drinks on the Strip is Ocean One at the Miracle Mile Shops in Planet Hollywood. Cocktails are always on a 3 for 1 special and the food is great, too. Cheers!
Akhob by James Turrell:
Modern art lovers and fans of the avant garde should make the time to experience Akhob by James Turrell. A prominent artist that emerged from the Light and Space movement in Los Angeles created his largest privately commissioned piece for Louis Vuitton in Las Vegas. Reservations are free but must be made in advance by phone.
Late Night Tacos:
The dispute about the best street tacos in Vegas remains unsettled. One thing is for sure: Tacos El Gordo near Circus Circus is a favorite for cheap late night eats, with the line often stretching down the block! 3 tacos and a drink clocks in under ten bucks, and they’re open until 4am on weekends.