Elaine Glusac
8 minute read
23 Feb 2020
8:10 am

A traveller’s guide to the best bets in Las Vegas

Elaine Glusac

There is one certain money-saver in Las Vegas: the bus.

Despite soaring prices for entertainment and rising resort fees along the Strip, bargains can be found farther afield. At Able Baker Brewing Company in the Arts District in Las Vegas, for example, the selection of beers is vast, and most pints are $5 to $8. (Joe Buglewicz/The New York Times)

I have spent a lot of money in Las Vegas, and I don’t gamble much. I’ve paid $250 for a Cirque du Soleil ticket, taken a gondola down the faux canals of Venice for $60 and, on occasion, vastly exceeded my wine budget. Las Vegas thrives on convincing visitors to splurge, which I considered when Lady Gaga opened her concert residency at the Park Theater. Recently, tickets for the back-row centre balcony were selling for $466 (fans in the front row were paying $2,500). Value, of course, is subjective. But price creep on the Strip, as the casino-lined stretch of...