It seems as though prices are constantly on the rise in Las Vegas but it remains one of the most affordable vacation destinations. Every year, TripAdvisor releases their Summer Vacation Value Report and every year Las Vegas seems to show up. This report offers the top 10 destinations for American travelers for the upcoming summer. The list is based on booking interest, average one-week vacation costs for hotels, airfare, meals and tours.
The seasonal report attempts to help travelers find savings at popular travel destinations by highlighting the least expensive week to visit, highly-rated value hotels and popular attractions. Las Vegas has been at or near the top of this list for the past few years. This year is no different.
Las Vegas comes in as the #1 summer destinations with the second lowest average vacation cost (behind Orlando). The report shows that the least expensive time to visit Las Vegas this summer is the week of August 15 through August 2. The total cost of $2,050 is 13% below summer peak prices.
According to the report, the top attraction in Las Vegas this summer is a ticket to see Blue Man Group at Luxor. TripAdvisor lists the average ticket price for BMG at $90 but you can find discount tickets on various discount Las Vegas show ticket websites or at one of the Tickets For Tonight kiosks in Las Vegas.
The report shows that the average price per night for a hotel in Las Vegas this summer is $135. This price is the lowest of any summer destination in the Top 10 list. The price is impressive since so many hotels have renovated their rooms in the past year or so.
This low price is significant because it’s not just compiled by looking at only one website. TripAdvisor comes up with this average hotel price by comparing the average cost of a seven-night stay in a hotel bookable on TripAdvisor which is aggregated from hundreds of their booking partners, including online travel agencies and direct hotel suppliers.
Airfare prices are a closer to the middle of the pack for the Top 10 summer destinations. The price of the average domestic US roundtrip airfare to and from Las Vegas this summer $384. While it ranks in the middle of the pack, airfare to Las Vegas is a far cry from the $1,662 you’d spend flying to London.
Who says you can’t dine on a relative budget in Las Vegas anymore? The average meal cost in Las Vegas is $31 per meal according to TripAdvisor. This seems a bit more of an arbitrary price as it only includes restaurants on their website. There are plenty of dining deals that you won’t find in their prices. If you’re looking for cheap dining in Las Vegas and you do a little research you can probably cut the price per meal in half.
Las Vegas is changing. While many of the new hotel rooms, bars and restaurants appear to be high they may not actually be more than other vacation destinations. These TripAdvisor reports are a good reminder that there is still a great deal of value to be found in Las Vegas. Not everyone wants to visit Las Vegas on a budget but there are definitely great deals available.