Affordable Things To Do In Las Vegas


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If there’s a city deserving of both love and hate, it is Las Vegas. Look past the glittering lights, and you’ll see a riveting reality of its flamboyance. Gambling, gluttony, sex, and alcohol are not the only subjects that highlight this city. In a local’s perspective– it is home. Tourism heavily affects our economy as we rely on visitors to make an honest living. Hah! Honesty, now that’s an irony welcomed in an adult’s playground.



Still, my love for this city extends great heights as it caters to its locals. Talk about, $1 margarita, $6.99 steak and eggs, affordable buffets, super cheap entertainment, FREE entertainment, and gambling– if you say you have nothing to do in Vegas, you’re doing it wrong! The following is how I would do Vegas (in Downtown Las Vegas):

We Know Alcohol

I’ve paid for $20 cups of watered down alcohol at the Las Vegas Strip with regret. How businesses are able to get away with such a ripoff, is beyond me. Still, if you want a good buzz without the breaking your bank, hit up Triple 7 Restaurant and Brewery at Main Street Station. For about $4 you’re enjoying a 16oz drink similar to that of at the Strip! While that is my personal favorite, you can expect specials around at Fremont Hotel that include $2 Jager shots, $2 Corona and Heineken, 99 cent margaritas, $3 Red Bull Vodka, and more! 

Gravity Defying Zipline 

When you’re in Downtown Las Vegas, trying Slotzilla is a MUST! There’s nothing like zip lining at the Fremont Street that satisfies both locals and tourists! Being afraid of heights myself, I would try this over and over again! There are two options in riding: a lower and an upper line. The lower line is in a sitting position, and it takes you to half of Fremont Street. The upper line is a “Superman” position, and the line will take you to the end of Fremont. It costs $25 and $45 respectively. Try it at least once!

Food For Days

We’re popular for buffets. I assume that in other cities, eating at buffets is not as typical as it is here in Las Vegas. When hosting guests from out of state, I typically like to take them to buffets at least once because it saves people from being indecisive. The buffets in Fremont Street at cheap, but to really get them at a bargain price, sign up for a players card. Membership is  free, and it provide benefits. The following are just some examples of how much the pricing is for the buffets there:



Garden Court Buffet at Main Street Station

Garden Court Buffet (Monday-Friday)

Breakfast- $7.99

Lunch – $8.99

Garden Court Buffet (Saturday & Sunday)

Brunch- $11.99



Paradise Buffet & Cafe in Fremont

Paradise Buffet Breakfast – $8.49

Paradise Buffet Lunch – $9.49

Prime Rib Night Dinner (Sunday, Monday & Thursday) $15.49

Seafood Fantasy Tuesday’s – $21.99

Steak Night Wednesdays’s – $15.49

Enjoy Free Stuff

Light Show – Experience a jaw-dropping  light show on the world’s largest video screen! People watching is free, and so are good vibes!



Free Photo Op With A Million Dollars – Ever seen million dollars right before your eyes? At Binion’s, take a glimpse of it! Photos are taken in between 10AM-11PM everyday. And guess what? The photos are free of charge!



Free Brewery Tour – Sign up for a free guided tour at Banger Brewing! It’s near the SlotZilla zip line tower! This is a must-try for beer lovers! Sign up for your tour here.



Free Slots – Enjoy free slot machine pulls at the Fremont Street! You’ll find one at Binion’s and Four Queens. You could win up to $2,500 in cash and free coupons all around the casino are available too. The odds of winning may be slim, but did I mention that it’s free?



Sharks! – The Golden Nugget’s pool is an incredible stunner with a marvelous feat of engineering. This is a 200,000 gallon tank full of sharks. Viewing is free, and the pool is open to the hotel’s guests.


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Downtown Las Vegas takes you back to an old Vegas where sinning began as a new norm.

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Belated Father’s Day


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My grandpa (my dad’s side) and I have a special bond with one another. Since I was a child, he’s always looked after me. As far as I could remember, I used to visit my grandparents (from my mom’s side) for the summer. I was only used to visiting them for the weekend and anything longer than that brought me anxiety. After about a week, I started crying and throwing fits because I wanted to be with my grandpa. Oddly enough, my mom told me that I got so frustrated that every time that I saw an old man resembling my grandpa I cried to them. Yeah, that’s a little troubling now that I think about it. 

You know what else is funny? When I moved to Las Vegas, I cried on my first month here because I wasn’t used to being apart from him. I told you we have a special bond! Cheers to the man who taught me love, stubbornness (yes, stubbornness), and respect. 

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Grand Canyon Tour


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The welcome sign to Nevada at the Hoover Dam Bypass.
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View of the Hoover Dam from the Hoover Dam Bypass

I took a tour to Grand Canyon today. It’s amazing how long I’ve lived in Vegas, but I’ve never been there before. Considering that it’s only 2 hours away, I really don’t have an excuse as to why I shouldn’t have gone sooner. The tour itself was interesting as I’m not used to someone making an itinerary for me. But I did appreciate the day trip. The tour guide was filled with so many entertaining facts and tips about the canyon and anything related to Vegas.



The first stop was at the Hoover Dam bypass. We were only there for about twenty minutes until we hopped back on the bus to travel to Grand Canyon. May I just add how amazing it was to be in two different time zones? I mean, at one step, it was 8 AM and then a step forward, you’re in Arizona at 9 AM! How cool was that? Anyway, for a two-hour road trip, I thought that I was going to get a little antsy, but I didn’t. I loved every minute of it! After all, I was in good company.

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Guano Point literally meaning bat dropping was one of the spots to be to get a 360 view of the canyon.
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Rain happening on the over side of the canyon. 
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The high peak at Guano Point. People hiked and sat at the tip of it. I couldn’t bare to do it since being there was enough to shake a fright!
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I have to admit that I was starting to question its existence. I know, it’s silly! It was not until… BAM! It was there! And it took my breath away. You only see the Grand Canyon in photos, but there’s nothing like being one with nature to justify its beauty. It was all shades of thrilling as I had to fight my fear of heights! Totally worth the anxiety, though.



I went on a cloudy day which was an easy tour because I imagined that it was going to be super HOT! Instead, there was rain on the other side of the canyon. At some point, you could see lighting which honestly scared the f*** out of me! By the end of the tour, it started raining. My friend and I planned to go to Eagles Point where the Skywalk, but it the rain continued to pour! Now, I can only wish I was there again. Is there a repeat button?!


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When Asian Snacks Call


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I’m one of those people that needs to be preoccupied at all times. This is specially true when the weekend begins and I have nothing planned. Still, I’m an introvert at heart because I have a lot of days when I like to sulk into my comfort zone and not do anything for the entire day. 

But last Saturday was not one of those days. No, not at all. Everyone I knew was doing something special like snowboarding, hanging out with family, camping retreats, and eating out at fancy restaurants while I was at home doing absolutely nothing. Mind you, I was going out that night, but I felt a bit miserable seeing everyone having a good time. So… I did what I do best– EAT. And boy, was I satisfied. 

Then after two hours I had to get ready to see Flo Rida in concert. See, I don’t know what the hell was wrong with me that day! But somehow, Asian snacks already turns my frowns upside down. 

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