Las Vegas was long known as a real travel bargain, as long as you could control yourself on the gambling side of things. Those days seem to be returning lately as a great surplus of hotels has kept prices very competitive and should remain so for years to come.
If you are coming at a time when the city isn’t overly busy you can often get an excellent hotel for an amazing price. Sometimes you have to choose one a bit off the famous Las Vegas Strip in order to get great deals, but they are usually available if you time things right. Staying Downtown will also save money on a hotel and give you a different experience that some actually prefer.
The city is filled with free attractions, even for those who don’t gamble. But if you want to see any of the big name production shows or headline concerts then prices can be very high. If you are on a low budget you can always find a free lounge show or similar if you look around a bit. Las Vegas is now an extremely popular family destination with a long list of premium attractions on the Strip and in the general area. If you are coming to Las Vegas with kids then you should strongly consider the Las Vegas Power Pass, which buys you into about two dozen premium attractions at a pretty good discount.
Food and drinks are available at nearly every level of the spectrum, unless you are staying in one of the more expensive hotels, when you’ll have to go down the block to find something cheap.