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Las Vegas for Five Days 20 years old

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Las Vegas for Five Days 20 years old

I am a college student going on tour in Las Vegas from March 26th-30th. I plan on to see at least one show, go to red rock canyon or hoover dam and to see some other attractions my question is what is a reasonable amount of money for me take for food, shopping and attractions

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1. Re: Las Vegas for Five Days 20 years old

At least $1000, $1500 would be better.

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Are you going to have a car? Eating on the strip can be expensive, but there are plenty of deals out there. If you have a car there are even more deals. Cabs can also add up.

You can probably get a show ticket for under $75.

I'd say budget around $100 a day to be safe. You are only 20, so no drinking or gambling which is what most people spend lots of their money on in Las Vegas.

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Are you sure you want to take this trip when you're 20?

Saving up for another year could make it a whole different experience for you.

Your budget at age 20 can be pretty modest - there are a lot of cheap eats available, especially away from the strip. $100 a day should do ya. Do you need to factor in hotel costs, or will that be pre-paid or staying with someone, etc?

If you have a car or are able to rent a car, you can see the Hoover Dam and Red Rock Canyon in the same day. If I remember right, we spent about 4 hours driving to/back from Hoover Dam, stopping along the way back to eat, no hurry, then went to RRC and spent about 2 hours driving through it.

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Hopefully you have thoroughly researched everything, I know you cannot check into a hotel that has a casino at 20, and I don't believe you can rent a car without extreme difficulty if it's even possible at all.

Assuming you are staying at a non casino hotel and have your own car I would think that $ 100 per day outside of lodging and fuel costs would be a doable budget for what you have described.

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First of all ,don't let people tell you that you wont have any fun in Vegas unless you're 21. The only things you cant do are gamble and drink. There are soooo many other things to do that don't involve those things. I would check out the shows and things you want to see for sure,add those up and then plan on $100 over and above those things. There are a lot of inexpensive food options on the strip so you don't have to spend a lot on food if you don't want to. There are also some afternoon shows that are quite cheap and entertaining. You're only there for four days so you will spend at least two of those just taking your time,walking the strip and visiting all of the hotels. If you are taking a tour be sure to factor that money in also. have fun

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There are a lot of McDonalds and other fast food restaurants in various fast food courts so you can eat cheaply if you want. Most of the Vegas Strip sit down restaurants are expensive due to their great Vegas location.

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"The only things you cant do are gamble and drink. "

To expand on this, not only can't you gamble, you can't linger in the gaming areas and watch others gamble.

Nor can you be in bars and clubs (as opposed to restaurants, which are fine) regardless of whether or not you're drinking.

Now, to respond to your original question... one of the great things about Las Vegas is that it can accommodate a wide variety of budgets. You can eat two fast food meals per day or spend hundreds.

No drinking or gambling, i would say if you bring $150/day you will likely come home with some left over.

How will you be getting around? I've never done it but understand that renting a car at your age can be a challenge.

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Food isn't expensive on the strip. It can be, depending on which restaurant you walk into, but I would expect the prices aren't much more that what you would have back home. It's not like a regular tourist trap where prices double because you are there. If you want McDonald's they have McDonald's, if you want Denny's, they have that there to, and if you want to eat somewhere where the meals are $500 a plate, well they have those as well. No one here can tell you how much to bring for food, that is all up to your tastes.

If you like Buffets, you can get a 24 hour buffet pass for around $50, or I have seen the ones at Excalibur for around $25. Drinks are about the same as everywhere else as well. There is a 7-11 on the strip, where you can pick up Big Glups or Slushes. And there are a pile of Drug stores like Walgreens where you can grab a drink for a few dollars. And if you like Starbucks, I have a feeling there are about 4-5 in every hotel I can think of. I might be wrong, but I see them everywhere.

I think for attractions, you can do the NYNY roller coaster for around $20, Going to the top of the Eiffel Tower was around $20, but if you are going to do that, I would highly recommend going to top of Stratosphere, the view is much better, and there is alot more to see/do up there. Also if you alot braver then me, there are alot of rides up there, which are probably around $10-$20 each. I can't tell you as I haven't gone near those rides :)

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I sing with a recording group...lol hence why I said i'm going on tour....I just needed to know how much money lol thanks though I am staying at the Hard Rock Casino

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