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Las Vegas Vacation on a Budget for Families

About 42 million people visited Las Vegas in 2019, the year before the COVID-19 pandemic. As a testament to Sin City’s staying power, over 32 million visited in 2021, a significant increase over the previous year. And while Las Vegas has a reputation for a risqué atmosphere and “what happens in Vegas…” spirit, it’s been a top family destination for more than a decade. Now more than ever, Las Vegas can be the perfect place for a family vacation on a budget. Here are a few of the ways for families to have a great Las Vegas vacation on the cheap.

Budget Travel Tips For Your Family's Las Vegas Vacation

Direct flights to Las Vegas are offered at major airports across the country, but plane tickets for a Las Vegas vacation can quickly add up for a large family. Be sure to compare the prices of some of the lower-cost carriers, such as Frontier Airlines. Delta and Alaska often have fair Las Vegas tickets as well. To make it a real – and sometimes cheaper — adventure, consider traveling to Vegas by train or bus, especially if you live on the west coast.

Pick a Hotel That’s Family Friendly

This probably goes without saying if you’re looking for a vacation on a budget, but a cheap hotel that appears to be family-friendly sometimes is neither. One of the toughest aspects of a Las Vegas vacation is picking where to stay; there are nearly 400 hotel and motel options. Be sure to find one that offers amenities that make your whole family happy — a pool, easy access to other attractions, good cleanliness ratings — but ups the ante with affordable room rates under $70-$80 a night (it’s doable!). You won’t be in the room much during your trip, but your family should be comfortable when getting some rest.

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Head off the Strip When You Can

While it is generally easy to not break the bank in Vegas (provided you make good hotel/casino decisions), many of the less expensive and family-friendly outings can be found off the main drag. Every Las Vegas trip should include the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, which is affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution and costs just $5 for children. Another favorite is the highly interactive Discovery Children’s Museum.

Get a Go City Las Vegas Pass

Speaking of coupons, a Go City Las Vegas Pass will help your budget significantly. The pass provides enormous savings on everything from big-name shows to unforgettable outings like helicopter tours and admission to Vegas’ most popular tours and attractions. The all-inclusive pass covers anywhere from two days of fun to an entire week.

Get Back to Nature

A Las Vegas vacation doesn’t have to be all bright lights and non-stop action. For a change of pace, head to Red Rock Canyon, a picturesque 12-mile loop west of the Vegas Strip. You can spend the day exploring and trying out the great hiking trails and rock-climbing options fit for all experience levels. The best part: It’s just $15 a day per car.

Don’t Rent a Car

You probably won’t need a vehicle during your Las Vegas vacation. Even if you’re heading off the strip or to Red Rock Canyon, going with a ride-share -- a service such as Lyft or a taxi – is less expensive than renting a car. Or try renting a car just for the few days you know you will need it. Most of Vegas, thankfully, is highly walkable.

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Take Care of a Financial Emergency Before You Go

There’s nothing like a big financial emergency when it comes to derailing vacation plans. That’s why residents of Sin City know that a Las Vegas title loan can help them address an unexpected, serious expense. A title loan offers a short-term loan in exchange for a vehicle’s title to help address such emergencies as a hospital visit, a much-need home or car repair, or unexpected last-minute travel. Those who qualify for a title loan at Nevada Title and Payday Loans, Inc., can receive up to $15,000 in cash.

It’s easy to qualify. In addition to being at least 18 years old, you need to have a Nevada driver’s license, or another form of I.D. issued by the state, the lien-free title to your vehicle, and your vehicle available for inspection. It can take as little as 30 minutes to qualify for a Las Vegas title loan once you begin the process by filling out a short inquiry form available on our website. The best part: Once you get your cash, you also keep your car and can drive it as usual for the duration of the title loan.

Get Started Today

Looking to get back into good financial shape before a fun vacation on a budget? To get started, just go online, give us a call, or visit one of the many Nevada Title and Payday Loans, Inc. locations near you today.

Note: The content provided in this article is only for informational purposes, and you should contact your financial advisor about your specific financial situation.

Louis Tully

Louis Tully is a full-time finance writer offering financial expertise to everyday consumers. He understands the core values of finance and used his writing talents to share his own experiences with money to his readers. His articles teach how financial failures can easily become successes by making new habits and creating realistic goals.