How to plan a
vacation to Las Vegas?
first time in Vegas and you want to make sure you have a great vacation. Planning your Vegas trip can be
important: here is a step-by-step guide to help you do that, which includes tips to save
So you’re going to Las Vegas! It’s your first time and you want some help to plan a dream vacation, or a dream
short-trip. This is the page for you (we hope!).
all, you have to decide whether you want a package which includes flights or one which excludes flights. In
our experience, we have found it cheaper to book flights and hotels separately; this is especially true of US
residents (since domestic US flights are usually cheap); for people coming from abroad, it really depends on
which country you will be flying from. For
example, Canadian residents pay amongst the highest airport taxes in the world and for them it’s a challenge
to find cheap flights, because no matter how cheap they are, a huge some in airport taxes is added on top.
The UK is another country from which it’s
expensive to fly to Vegas; if you are amongst
those suffering from high airport taxes, all is not lost: if you go to dedicated sights such as onetravel.com (our
favorite) or orbitz.com (or even Expedia or Travelocity), you should be able to find a good deal. If you can,
always opt for 'flexible dates' so that you can book the cheapest set of dates. Occasionally lastminute.com also has some good deals,
especially if you opt for ‘flexible dates’, but lately we’ve seen fewer and fewer on this website.
You have to dedicate about one day to this, so do your
math, write down various prices and options, and choose the cheapest or the best for you. See what you get if you combine the resort and what deal you find if you book flights only. Write
it down and then compare it to the resort deals you can find separately (read the rest of this page for
We love to book our Vegas resort/s separately because we know how to get the best
deals and we found that by adding flights you almost never get such a good deal, for many reasons.
So, how to go about booking your Vegas hotel or resort (or at least finding a good
deal) separately from the flight?
If it's your first time in Vegas, namely if you don’t have a players card from the
many resorts (if you want to know more about this there is a section on this page)
there are many ways to find good hotel deals in Vegas. We explain this in
detail on HOW TO FIND GOOD HOTEL DEALS IN
VEGAS. In summary, one of the
best ways is to go to fatwallet (on your search engine type fatwallet las
vegas hotel deals) and make sure you find the LATEST THREAD. There you
will find many codes which will slash your hotel rate on any hotel. Once you get the code, you can click the link
to the resort website or go to it directly and type the code yourself, to get the rate promoted with that code.
This is explained on the section ‘Promotions Codes’ of our page How to Get Free Stuff in
Before you book your Vegas hotel or resort, you could write down what you want from
this vacation, what your priorities are, such as (for example) a great hotel room, or a great buffet, or a great
pool, or a great casino, or a specific location, or the cheapest rate and so on, and find out as much as you can
about the various resorts you are considering. It can actually be fun work and in the end, if you do it right, you
will save a bundle. You may find our section BEST OF VEGAS helpful in this pursuit.