Note: I didn’t actually do any gambling. As I have just gotten my finances in order, I couldn’t bear to lose any of money. Everyone in my group behaved responsibility and set themselves a limit for play each day. The key was knowing when to walk away, and I’m pleased to report that my Eye Candy even came ahead by a few bucks.
Below shows just my portion of the trip (unless otherwise specified) so if you’re thinking about planning your own getaway, I hope it helps you establish a budget.
Flight + Hotel
$861 for me to fly from Montreal-Toronto-Las Vegas return with 4-nights accommodations at the
pyramid resort. Rate based on double occupancy and booked with Air Canada vacations. Luxor
$88 in resort fees. Obligatory. No amount of haggling could get me out of these.
Dinner & drinks, and more drinks, and more drinks
|While Vegas is far from being an all inclusive, |
just walking the Strip is free & fabulously fun.
Memories over monuments$25 for a round of beer pong at O’Sheas. It was my treat and I was the official ref. This was obviously played after our 5* star dining experience where our entire group was dressed to the nines and had surprisingly great aim even as the game progressed. Props go to my sister who creamed the boys and left as our champion.
$53 for tacky souvenirs. These included a Vegas branded sparkly thermos, cute tote bags, and the Hangover baby strapped t-shirt for my cousin. He was wearing this while explaining to hotel security about the iPhone mishap so this memory alone is priceless.
$35 for my share of our airport parking
The grand total of my five-day Vegas Vacation is $1,921. I wasn’t expecting a cheap get-away nor did I live like a high-roller while in Vegas. The important part is that I saved up for my time away, didn’t splurge on “vacation” clothes ahead of time like I used to do, and chose to put my money towards some fun treats instead of gambling. It was the perfect chance for to escape and have some fun with the family (the 21-34 years old crowd that is).