We recently tipped you off on a few different food events in Las Vegas this spring and summer. Well, now we have some details on one of those events. The 12th annual Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit will take place from May 10-13.
The Neon Museum and Neon Boneyard offer special tours throughout the year. The latest tour, Brilliant,” is more than just a tour – it’s an experience. The museum describes Brilliant! as “Intelligent. Immersive. Illuminating.”
More people are visiting Las Vegas for conventions. A lot more people are visiting for a convention. In fact, while overall visitation to Las Vegas decreased in 2017, there were 5.2% more people in Las Vegas for a convention. Expect to see more business travelers in Las Vegas in 2018 and beyond.
Prices on the Vegas Strip have forced some Las Vegas visitors to look elsewhere for their budget. Well, you don’t need to be far from the Vegas Strip to find affordable entertainment, meals, and accommodations. There are plenty of casino-hotels near the Vegas Strip that offer low prices. Unfortunately, low prices don’t always mean value. Some things are cheap for a reason. One of the best values off the Vegas Strip today is about half a block behind Bally’s.
To Eat Or Not To Eat?! That is the question. Not really, Las Vegas has become a destination for people who love to eat!
Las Vegas has evolved to become one of the dining capitals of America. There’s food for people on a budget and food for people looking for the most fabulous meal of their lives. Of course, there’s every kind of dining in between those extremes too.
Getting around Las Vegas is fairly simple. It isn’t too difficult to navigate the Vegas Strip or downtown Las Vegas. It’s easy to figure out the non-touristy areas of Las Vegas once you learn the highway system and local streets.
It’s been awhile since we’ve had a positive parking update. I’m happy to say that this isn’t about a new Las Vegas casino charging for parking. Today we’re going to look at where to find free parking on the Vegas Strip and how to get free parking at the casinos that charge to park.
Casinos With Free Parking On The Vegas Strip
Self-parking or valet parking can cost up to $25 per day at casinos on the Vegas Strip. If you’re visiting for a week that can surely add up. If you’re looking to avoid paying a daily parking fee on the Vegas Strip you might want to stay at one of the following hotel-casinos.
- Planet Hollywood (self-parking free, valet fee)
- Casino Royale/Best Western
- The Venetian
- The Palazzo
- Treasure Island
- SLS Las Vegas
- Circus Circus (self-parking free, valet fee)
Travelodge and Jockey Club on the Vegas Strip have free parking but no casino.
Free Parking At Casinos On The Vegas That Normally Charge
The casinos that charge for parking offer free parking for some of their upper tier players club members. You typically have to spend money to earn higher status but there may be a workaround by signing up for a credit card for the respective casino operator.
MGM Resorts (Aria, Bellagio, Excalibur, Luxor, Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand, Monte Carlo/Park MGM, The Mirage, New York-New York)
- M Life Rewards players club
- Complimentary Self Parking for Pearl, Gold, Platinum and NOIR Members
- Complimentary Valet Parking for Gold, Platinum and NOIR Members
- Sign up for the M Life Rewards credit card for an upgrade to Pearl status. Visit M Life Rewards for more information.
Caesars Entertainment (Bally’s, Caesars Palace, The Cromwell, Harrah’s, The Linq, Paris, Planet Hollywood)
- Total Rewards players club
- Complimentary self-parking and valet are for Platinum, Diamond and Seven Stars levels.
- Complimentary valet for Diamond and Seven Stars levels.
- Sign up for Total Rewards credit card for an upgrade Platinum status. Visit Total Rewards for more information.
- Identity players club
- Complimentary self-parking is complimentary for Sterling status or higher.
- Complimentary valet parking is complimentary for Gold status or higher.
- Visit the Identity page at cosmopolitanlasvegas.com for more information.
Free Casino Parking Near The Vegas Strip
If you’re vehemently against paying for parking when visiting Las Vegas you might want to look at the off-strip casinos around Las Vegas. There are plenty of casinos that don’t charge for parking around town.
You can actually find a good number of casinos that are walking distance or less than a five-minute car ride from the Vegas Strip with free parking.
- The Orleans
- Gold Coast
- Wild Wild West
- Hard Rock
- Silver Sevens
- Ellis Island
- Palace Station
Las Vegas casino operators continue to experiment with new technology in hotel rooms. Caesars Entertainment recently announced that they will begin using Ivy, a 24-hour virtual concierge service, at Caesars Palace and The Linq. Planet Hollywood will being to offer Ivy in February and it will be available in other Caesars Entertainment resorts this summer. The Cromwell and Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace have been using Ivy since 2016.
Earning and using a complimentary or deeply discounted hotel room is always great. However, there’s no better feeling than using those freebies and discounts on hotel rooms when vacationing in Las Vegas. Back in the day, I used a national hotel chain reward to stay at Planet Hollywood when it was a Starwood property. That was before the casino-resort joined Caesars Entertainment Total Rewards loyalty program.