Experience Las Vegas on a shoe-string budget

A trip to the bright lights of Las Vegas neednít cost you big bucks and unnecessary expenses. Contrary to popular belief, there is much more to Vegas than casinos and slot machines, and itís all waiting to be discovered. The best part is that you really can do it all on a budget, especially if you choose a cheap all-inclusive holiday. For great deals, book your flight or package deal with Virgin Holidays.

Astounding architecture

Although research has shown that in 2011, a mere 22 Las Vegas casinos produced a huge total gaming revenue of over $72 million, that isnít to say that all the action happens in the casinos.

The amazing architecture and stunning attractions of Vegas can often make you feel like you are in a range of different cities and environments all at once. Stand outside the Bellagio and you will get a great view of the stunning light and fountain displays which are sure to catch your eye. Best of all, they are completely free!

A feast for the senses

For another eye-tantalising experience, head over to the man-made volcano which erupts every 15 minutes from the early evening onwards. First opened in 1989, the amazing effects of this attraction, which include flames and lava, are the closest youíll get to the real thing.

The pavements are simply alive and bustling in Vegas. Street performers, light shows and the architecture are all part of the stunning charm of this city which you can experience at no cost. Simply sit outside and soak in the atmosphere.

Casino fever

A visit to a world-famous casino can also certainly be on your to-do list, and this can be surprisingly cheap Ė as long as you limit your spending budget.

The Luxor hotel is renowned for its stylish casino and also offers other entertainment such as shows and celebrity performances. To save some extra cash, go and see a less well-known act and you never know, you could discover a real gem!

Always make sure to check in the hotel or casino lobby for vouchers or coupons. These could save you money and offer deals on anything from shows to eating out.

A sight for sore eyes

A trip to the Stratosphere hotelís observation deck will give you an unforgettable experience without breaking the bank. Enjoy stunning views across Vegas and sample a cocktail or two whilst watching the sunset or the nightlife of the bright city.

Daytime wonders

If you are travelling with kids, or simply feel like seeing a completely different side to the city, plan a visit to the many museums and sites in the area. Kids can explore the Natural History or Lied Discovery Childrenís Museum, which are great for a fun family day out.

Taking that dream holiday to Las Vegas with friends, or treating yourself and the whole family, really can be done on a limited budget. Plan ahead, look for deals and enjoy the energy and beauty that this city has to offer.

If you fancy finding some great accommodation at affordable prices, Virgin Holidays has a great selection of Las Vegas hotels for you to choose from.