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How To Do Vegas On $100 A Day

Last updated: September 12, 2018 at 8:51 am. Posted by in Things to Do in Las Vegas. 4 Comments on How To Do Vegas On $100 A Day.

A trip to Vegas can be expensive. There’s gourmet restaurants, headliner shows, bottle service at nightclubs, spa treatments, gaming and dozens of other things to do.

If doing all of that stuff is not in your budget, we can help. You can find free entertainment, cheap food and drink specials and still have a ton of fun in Vegas.

We came up with four different itineraries that cost around $100 a day or less and include three meals, cocktails, an attraction and live entertainment.

Here’s how you can do Vegas on $100 a day

Day 1


Start your day with a hearty breakfast. We love Pronto by Giada at Caesars Palace, Giada De Laurentiis’ new casual restaurant. Get Giada’s Oatmeal with extra virgin olive oil, Maldon salt, oranges and almonds for $5.

Lunch option - Vegas on $100 a day head to eatwell at The Cromwell

eatwell at The Cromwell. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.


A great sandwich always makes the perfect lunch. Try eatwell at The Cromwell for tasty, inexpensive options. You can get a turkey BLAT with shaved turkey breast, avocado aioli, heirloom tomatoes, avocado and bacon for $13.


Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill at Harrah’s Las Vegas serves down-home favorites. Head here for dinner and get a sloppy Joe sandwich with ground beef and sloppy Joe sauce on a homemade roll with a choice of fries, coleslaw or potato salad for $14.


When you’re in Vegas you want to have some drinks. If you want cheap drinks, go to Bird Bar at Flamingo Las Vegas. Happy hour is from 5 – 6 p.m. with 50-cent beers and additional drink specials from 6 – 7 p.m.

Mac King

Mac King. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.


Las Vegas is famous for its shows and if you want to see a fun, affordable one, look no further than Mac King’s Comedy Magic Show at Harrah’s Las Vegas. This afternoon show features lots of laughs and amazing magic tricks that are appropriate for all ages. Tickets start at $36.95 plus taxes and fees.

Paris Las Vegas Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck - Best View of the Strip

Paris Las Vegas’ replica Eiffel Tower. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.


One of the best ways to view the Las Vegas Strip is from above. The Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck at Paris Las Vegas offers 360-degree views from 46 stories up. The tower is a half-scale replica of the real thing in France. Go during the day (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.) to save money and you can get a ticket for $16.

Grand Total (approximate, depending on tax and tips): $100.

Day 2

Brioche by Guy Savoy.

Brioche by Guy Savoy. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.


Indulge in breakfast from a Michelin-Star chef at Brioche by Guy Savoy at Caesars Palace. Grab one of the famous French chef’s traditional French pastries. You can get a sweet brioche for $4.95. Choices include almond and candied fruit, Nutella and banana and more.


Stop into Café Ile St. Louis at Paris Las Vegas and you’ll feel like you’re in a Parisian sidewalk café. Eat a classic French sandwich, the croque monsieur, for $15. The Parisian ham and Emmenthal cheese sandwich is topped with Mornay sauce and served with fries.

Dinner option - Vegas on $100 a day head to Tequila Taqueria at Bally's Las Vegas

Tequila Taqueria at Bally’s Las Vegas. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.


Enjoy south-of-the-border flavors for dinner at Tequila Taqueria at Bally’s Las Vegas. We like the chicken taco platter with poblano rice and black beans for $18. You get three tacos made with pulled chipotle chicken, black bean sauce, queso fresco, crema Mexicana and avocado in corn tortillas.


Happy hour is a great way to save some money on drinks. The Cromwell’s Interlude Casino Lounge has one of the best happy hours around. From 6 – 7 p.m. nightly you can enjoy Grey Goose martinis and Ciroc cocktails for only $1. Try a Grey Goose Orange Cosmo with Grey Goose L’orange vodka, lime juice, cranberry juice and simple syrup or a Peach Kiss with Ciroc Peach vodka, pineapple juice and lemon sour.

Get yourself two drinks and you’ll only be spending a few bucks with tip.


If you like country music, you can catch some great live bands at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill at Harrah’s Las Vegas for free. Live bands are on stage nightly. Music starts at 9 p.m. and there’s also a dance floor so you can kick up your heels.

Free Attraction in Las Vegas, the Flamingo Habitat

Wildlife Habitat at Flamingo Las Vegas. Photo by Dusty Fruend / Caesars Entertainment.


Believe it or not, Las Vegas has some free attractions like the Wildlife Habitat at Flamingo Las Vegas. The habitat, located on the Flamingo hotel’s lush 15-acre grounds, is filled with exotic birds, fish and turtles.

A highlight is the Flamingo Island, home to a beautiful flock of Chilean flamingos. You’ll also find swans, ducks, koi fish and turtles living at the habitat.

Grand Total (approximate, depending on tax and tips): $50 including taxes and tips

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Day 3


Nosh Deli at Bally’s Las Vegas is a great place to grab a breakfast sandwich for $6.50. Get your choice of an English muffin, croissant or bagel and fill it with egg and bacon and cheddar, sausage and cheddar, turkey and Swiss or ham and Swiss.

Day 3 Dinner option - Vegas on $100 a day head to Gordon Ramsay Fish and Chips

Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.


You can eat at a celebrity chef’s restaurant and not spend a fortune in Vegas. Our favorite is Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips at The LINQ Promenade. You can enjoy a fish and chips combo with a soft drink for $14.99. The hand-cut fresh cod fillets are flown in fresh daily, battered and cooked to order. The chips are served with a choice of dipping sauces like Gordon’s tartar sauce, curry and mango and artisanal ketchup.

Splurge on steak for dinner at Center Cut Steakhouse at the Flamingo Las Vegas

Center Cut Steakhouse. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.


Splurge on a steak for dinner. It doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Head to Center Cut Steakhouse at Flamingo Las Vegas for a 10-ounce slow roasted prime rib for $34. The beef is certified Black Angus, dry-aged and seasoned with the chef’s custom spice blend.


If you’re a beer fan, you’ll enjoy happy hour at Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill inside Caesars Palace. Happy hour runs Monday – Friday, 2 – 5 p.m. and features $9 pints of draft beer.

One of the best free shows in Las Vegas Big Elvis, aka Pete Vallee.

Big Elvis, aka Pete Vallee. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.


Pete Vallee, also known as Big Elvis, is one of the best long-running free shows in town. Big Elvis performs inside The Piano Bar at Harrah’s Las Vegas and brings you all of The King’s biggest hits as well as other popular songs.

Twilight Zone by Monster Mini Golf transport you into another dimension for just $11.95

Twilight Zone by Monster Mini Golf. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.


Twilight Zone By Monster Mini Golf at Bally’s Las Vegas will transport you into another dimension for just $11.95 for an 18-hole round. The 10,000-square-foot themed attraction is a glow-in-the-dark 18-hole miniature golf course featuring props and artwork inspired by The Twilight Zone. A live on-course DJ spins tunes while you golf.

Grand Total (approximate, depending on tax and tips): Around $90

Day 4


Mon Ami Gabi at Paris Las Vegas is a great breakfast and brunch spot with a Parisian sidewalk café vibe. If the weather is nice, be sure to get a seat on the Strip-side patio. Dig into delicious blueberry waffles with warm blueberry syrup for $12.95.


L.A.’s famous Pink’s Hot Dogs has a convenient location on the Strip at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. If you want a quick bite for lunch, we suggest you try one of their specialty dogs. Since you’re in Vegas, go for the Showgirl Dog for $7.29. It comes with relish onions, bacon, chopped tomato, sauerkraut and sour cream. Get a side of fries for $3.99.

The Halal Guys food at Caesars Palace will not break the bank

The Halal Guys, photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.


New York City’s legendary The Halal Guys have opened a restaurant at The Forum Food Court at Caesars Palace. We suggest a filling combo platter piled high with chicken and beef gyro meat, rice, chopped tomato, lettuce and pita for $11.99. Be sure to top it with their famous white sauce.


Hit up the bar at Rao’s Italian restaurant at Caesars Palace for $6 happy hour beers including Blue Moon, Newcastle, Modelo and more. Happy hour runs Sunday – Thursday from 5 – 6:30 p.m.


The Piano Bar at Harrah’s Las Vegas offers some great free entertainment. Identical twins Kim and Tamara Pinegar show off their talented skills (competing for your applause) in the ultimate sibling rivalry. Catch these sisters in their dueling piano show nightly at 9 p.m.

 No Vegas Vacation is not completed until you ride The High Roller at The LINQ Promenade.

The High Roller at The LINQ Promenade. Photo courtesy of The LINQ promenade.


No trip to Vegas is complete without a ride on the High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel. See the Las Vegas Strip from 550 feet above it. On the 30-minute ride, you’ll enjoy 360-degree views of the city. To save money, go during the day time (prior to 5 p.m.) for $22 for adults.

Grand Total (approximate, depending on tax and tips): $75

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About The Author

Kristine came to Las Vegas more than 20 years ago to escape the frigid weather of Minnesota. Now she soaks up the sun while covering all things Vegas from dining to nightlife to hotels. She has written for the Las Vegas Review-Journal and When she’s not scouring the Strip for stories you can usually find her at a concert, enjoying a nice glass of wine or binge-watching Netflix and HBO.

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4 Responses


    Great information, thank you!

  2. Jamie

    Thank you so much for this! I never ever comment on these kind of things but we have just booked our honeymoon round California and ending with 4 nights in Vegas we were worried about the money situation. You have really helped!

  3. Kristine McKenzie

    Glad it was helpful. Hope you have a great trip and congrats!

  4. Harry Lyme

    I love budget articles like this! I am less than three weeks away to my most frugal, yet most action and food packed trip ever! My tip: Say and Play surveys can pad your budget nicely if you begin far enough out.