Las Vegas Vacation: 12 Things to Do for Under $50

With hotel rooms averaging $120 per night, accommodations for your Las Vegas vacation are relatively affordable. It’s the add-ons that really break the bank. The good news? Las Vegas offers something for every budget. You can splurge on the most expensive VIP bottle service ($500,000 at Hakkasan Nightclub) or stick with budget beers from a local liquor store. But we don’t like extremes. Here are 12 things to do for under $50 on your Las Vegas vacation.

1. Ride the High Roller at The Linq

High Roller Ferris wheel in Vegas

Las Vegas High Roller at The Linq | Ethan Miller/Getty Images

A ride on the world’s tallest observation wheel will give you panoramic views of the strip and an unforgettable memory. The High Roller’s 28 climate-controlled cabins will fit your group of friends (up to 40 people for a private pod party). You can add a bar and bartender, or grab a drink at the wheel house and bring it on your ride.

Think of it as a giant bar-turned-Ferris wheel. Traveling at about 1 foot per second, the 550-foot-tall High Roller takes about 30 minutes to make a full revolution, so you’ll have more than enough time for a cocktail and some Instagram pics.

There is plenty of space to move around, and the LED light-covered structure lights up the sky in the most beautiful way. The High Roller is bigger than the London Eye and Singapore Flyer, so you’re basically a world traveler by the time you complete your ride.

Adult tickets are $32 at night and $22 during the day. Nighttime happy half hour tickets are $47 — prices involve buying tickets online ahead of time to save $5. [Correction, 7/11/2016: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that the High Roller was located at Caesar’s Palace.]

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