Head to Monte Carlo to check out one of the best new free attractions on The Strip courtesy the Blue Man Group. Head to neonmuseum.org to see if you can be one of the first to see the newly completed Neon Boneyard for just $15.
While you're downtown, pop into Pop Up Pizza at the Plaza for one of the best slices in the city for under $4 bucks. And, if you like kicks, wander down Fremont Street to check out the Shoezeum at Neonopolis, the world's largest collection of sneakers. (Seriously, they were certified by the Guinness Book of World Records.) Admission is $10.
Head to downtown Vegas in the evening for a bit of affordable culture at The Smith Center. There's seven different events taking place this weekend alone, from an old-world European circus to a ballet performance celebrating the Mexican folklore. Several of the events are priced around $25 a ticket.
On The Strip, Excalibur and Luxor offer two shows for $75. At Excalibur, you can choose between Tournament of Kings, Thunder From Down Under, and The Australian Bee Gees while Luxor offers up Fantasy, Carrot Top, Menopause The Musical and Criss Angel Believe. (Skip that one, trust us.) And, you don't have to choose shows at one hotel or the other, you can hop from one to the other, too. There's a spate of new, fairly reasonable (and wacky) entertainment options, too, found here and here.
On the dining front, Vegas.com has a round-up of cheap eats on (and off) The Strip that begin at less than $5 and top off around $20.
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