The $500 Las Vegas Weekend

The $500 Las Vegas weekend is possible with some of the terrific hotel and restaurant deals Sin City is offering. Las Vegas is one of the best places for free attractions, too. Read more about some of the possible hotel choices, where to eat and budget friendly "things to do" in Las Vegas, Nevada.

There are a wide variety of possible hotel choices to help keep spending under $500 for a weekend in Las Vegas.

The Sahara is a Moroccan themed hotel on the Vegas strip that offers weekend rates between $66.50 and $151.25 for Saturday night's stay in a Premium room.

The spectacle of the Riviera is a classic hotel with colorful standard rooms for $89 - $99 a night, which means two nights would be less than half of a $500 budget!

Fitzgeralds is a famous lodge on Fremont Street. They are offering standard rooms with a great view for $83.44 to $136.25.

Circus Circus is a famous landmark on the Strip. Be lulled to sleep by the sounds of amusement parks in their rooms that range in price from $76.95 to $105.47.

When it's time to choose where to eat, Las Vegas also offers a broad selection of cuisines, themes and prices.

The Bay City Diner on Fremont Street is traditional American style food with chicken, pies, a shrimp bar and deli. They boast to have the best shrimp cocktail in town. The Diner is perfect for everyone with a full bar, kid friendly atmosphere and take out service. They're prices are reasonable - running about $15 or less.

Also on Fremont Street is the Chicago Brew Pub. This hot spot has a wide selection of bar food, as well as salads, custom pizzas, and filet mignon. They brew their own specialty beers, offer gaming and provide a fun atmosphere for tourists and locals while keeping the food cost around or below $15.

Ocha Cuisine is located across from the Stratosphere. This Thai restaurant offers a delicious menu of favorite traditional meals. Whether it's sticky rice or coconut soup, Ocha's food costs are about $15 or less.

Rincon Criollo is a Cuban restaurant on the Vegas strip that's so popular there's sometimes a line to get a table. Their huge, extensive menu is sure to have something for everyone wanting a Mom and Pop style Cuban meal. Rincon Criollo's prices are cheap, at or below $15.

To top off a fun, budget friendly weekend in Sin City, taking advantage of their many free or inexpensive attractions is a must.

The saltwater Aquarium at the Silverton Hotel is just minutes off the Strip. This is an impressive fish tank at 117,000-gallons. View over 4,000 types of tropical fish, and three types of stingrays and sharks. They also offer interactive feeding shows with a marine biologist inside the tank able to answer any questions.

Visiting the Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is an essential Vegas "thing to do." The gorgeous Conservatory has exhibits that are sometimes interactive. They change 5 times a year to reflect seasons and celebrations such as Chinese New Year, Spring, Summer Garden Party, and Fall Harvest.

Take a tour of the Ethel M Chocolate Factory, only 15 minutes from the Vegas strip. Watch as favorite chocolate treats are made, taste test a few samples, and wander the Botanical Cactus Gardens maze. At the end of a tour stopping into the chic Ethel's Chocolate Lounge is where the gourmet chocolate treats are available for sampling.

Taking a budget friendly weekend trip for about $500 is possible in Las Vegas. With so many hotels, restaurants and free attractions to choose from, this trip will leave wonderful memories and some money in the bank.

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