These obviously vary depending on individual preferences, budgets, and previous Las Vegas trip planning and actual visitation experiences. There is a plethora of varied ” Las Vegas Best Values” lists from numerous print and online sources. What follows is an alternative list of 15 of Las Vegas’ best value options (and that’s key) for future Las Vegas vacationers. Any current Las Vegas ” best values ” list is subject to change because visitors , their experiences , and the community itself often evolve rapidly. Rapidly changing situations are particularly relevant currently because of the present economic climate in Las Vegas and everywhere .
1. Southwest Airlines as air carrier:
In our experience, you can’t beat this airline for average lowest fares to Vegas. Sign up for their e-mail specials and “Ding” services. There’s a reason why this airline has to my knowledge never filed for bankruptcy and we can safely speculate that lower fares and it’s effect on customer satisfaction and subsequent ticket sales and passenger volumes are a significant aspect of their success.
2. Car Rental:
Car rental is a favored mode of transportation because it often provides for greater flexibility and freedom when in Las Vegas and this represents value for us. Our trips seldom last fewer than four days and having a car at our disposal permits spontaneous decisions to go where we want when we choose to. Securing a truly good car rental rate can be challenging at times (currently car rental rates are trending upwards) and it can require multiple visitations to multiple online sites over the course of trip planning efforts in order to get a good deal. These multiple visits coupled with signup at car rental agency special offers online memberships can result in a decent rental rate with some effort. The exorbitant taxes and fees associated with car rental at McCarran airport is an element that renters have to accept ; these add-on costs often represent 30 -50% of overall rental costs. Yet, car rental costs can compare favorably with other modes of in – town transportation such as taxis , shuttle services, and limos.
3. Ellis Island steak special:infrared contact lenses
This is still a bargain at $6.95 (recently increased from $4.95). It’s not huge and it’s not perfect but is a great value for a decent meal. It’s not on the menu so request it from your server. Ellis Island is located a few blocks east of the strip on Koval Lane which parallels Las Vegas Boulevard (near Flamingo Road).
4. Shrimp cocktail at Golden Gate (downtown):
This classic Vegas dining delight is still just 99 cents for player’s club members ($1.99 for nonmembers).