Going to Las Vegas for a vacation is going to be pricey. One, most accommodation would all be in a hotel and that can be expensive especially if you opt for ones that are highly rated. The amount of money you take is going to depend also on the number of days you plan on staying and the activities that you plan to do there. So regardless of how much money you are going to prepare for the trip, you will also have to consider the things you’re going to do there. So here is my personal budgetary allowance when visiting Las Vegas.
What to Prepare and Expect
There is not one single amount that Las Vegas requires you to bring when you visit. It is all going to depend on the activities you plan to do when you get there. Vegas has a lot of tourist attraction so a safe bet would be to over prepare. And here’s how.
Minimum Daily Budget
Anywhere you go on vacation, it is expected that you are going to be spending money. Before even getting the plane ticket, it is best to set a maximum budget that you plan to spend on each day. This way, you will have some sort of control when it comes to spending and you have an idea of how much money you will have to prepare even before you begin the journey.
Though the world is becoming a more and more cashless place, you can’t avoid spending cash. Whether if it’s getting a cab from the airport to the hotel or buying souvenirs along the Strip, make sure you always have a few bucks of cash with you at all times even if you plan on paying for major purchases using credit or debit cards. And bring one even before landing on Las Vegas. This will avoid having to look for an ATM in a place you’re unfamiliar with.
Don’t Forget Your Credit Card
It is a given that on vacation trips you need to bring your credit card. I would even recommend paying for big purchases like hotel rooms and casinos using a credit card. It saves a lot of time and you can track your spending accurately. It doesn’t require money in your bank account so if it falls on the wrong hands, it is very easy to block it and get a replacement. Casinos in Las Vegas also recommend payment through the card and they have very reliable and efficient systems to make the transaction fast and easy.
Plan for Big Spending
It is hard to predict what kind of spending you might incur when you get to Las Vegas. It has many hotels, restaurants, casinos, shows, and stores for visitors to spend money on. But even before you get to the city, plan the activities you intend to do so you get an idea of how much money you’ll need. This will be added on top of your necessary spendings like food and hotel.