Thinking about going to Sin City for Labor Day weekend? It might seem crazy, but last minute deals on hotels and airfare make it the perfect time to visit. After all, this may be your last chance to cash in on the summer fun.
Recently ranked as "the top Labor Day travel destination" by the Orbitz Insider Index, Las Vegas will have no shortage of events for the estimated 303,000 visitors coming to town this weekend.
"Las Vegas provides the opportunity for visitors to have a different type of vacation every time they are here," said Courtney Fitzgerald, public relations manager for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. "From luxury to budget-friendly and sports central to outdoor adventures, Las Vegas has it all."
The popular Vegas nightclub and "dayclub" scene will be in full effect, with DJs Porter Robinson and Steve Aoki performing at Encore Las Vegas' Surrender Nightlclub and Encore Beach Club. Sky Blu, another popular DJ from the group LMFAO, will make an appearance at PURE Nightclub inside of Caesars Palace on Friday night. Popular hip-hop artist Wiz Khalifa will perform on Friday at the Palms Casino Resort's "Ditch Fridays" pool party. And over at the Mandalay Bay, a series of beach concerts will take place through the weekend with performances from Ziggy Marley and Sugarland.
But if partying isn't your thing, other entertainment options include the beginning of the highly-anticipated run of "Wicked" at the Smith Center for Performing Arts, Tony Bennett at the Colosseum at Caesars, and Neil Diamond at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
For the budget conscious, getting there won't break the bank. Travelocity says average domestic airfare to Las Vegas is $336, round trip. As for where to stay, there are some great last minute hotel options for under $200. For example, book through Expedia and stay at the MGM Grand for $169 a night or for a total of $570 for the weekend.
As for advice on how to survive the busy weekend, Fitzgerald provided these words of wisdom.
"The best advice when going on any vacation is to be patient and flexible," said Fitzgerald.
According to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, the estimated non-gaming impact for the upcoming weekend on Las Vegas will be $178.7 million.
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