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Mr. BFS and I went to Las Vegas from 7/4/11 – 7/8/11. I budgeted for us to spend up to $3000, but was seriously hoping we could keep it all to $2000 or less.

Here was the final breakdown of our costs:

  • 2 roundtrip non-stop airfares and 4 nights at The Golden Nugget – $875 including travel insurance
  • 2 Tickets to Marriage Can Be Murder, a comedy murder mystery dinner show – $110
  • 2 Tickets to Cirque Du Soleil Mystere – $130
  • Hugo’s Cellar restaurant reservation (our favorite) – $95 with tip
  • Two taxi rides from and to the airport – $55 with tips
  • Bus passes for the strip – $14
  • Additional Food – $150
  • Additional Tips – $45
  • Souvenirs – $15
  • Gambling (Pai Gow for about 50 hours and Video Poker for about 10 hours) – $515
  • TOTAL = $2004

The most interesting points of the trip were:

  • Marriage Can Be Murder was funny and the cheesecake for dessert was DIVINE.
  • Cirque Du Soleil Mystere was pretty dang funny AND amazing.
  • I got a straight flush at the Pai Gow table.
  • Mr. BFShit a few 4 of kinds at video poker.
  • We both learned a new table game – Deuces Wild Stud Poker (lost $200 in one sitting and figured out that it wasn’t the game for us…)
  • The Chilean Sea Bass at Hugo’s Cellar was sooooooo good!
  • Mr. BFS and I decided I should quit my day job.
  • Found Nathan’s Hotdogs inside of The Mermaid – 99 cent hotdogs and 99 cents for 3 deep fried Oreos
  • I got to try deep fried Oreos for the first time ever – picture Oreos dipped in funnel cake batter, fried, and then sprinkled with powdered sugar. OMG! I am so glad there isn’t a deep fried Oreo booth around my house…
  • Found out that when a flight is delayed two hours around dinner time, the cheapest meal you can get is $9 at Burger King, so we split it and ate out when we landed at 2am…

Overall, we both had a great time and stayed pretty much on my targeted budget. I’m very happy with how it went and Mr. BFS wants to go back asap! I think we’ll be staying at Fitzgerald’s next time since we gambled there the most.

Have you been to Las Vegas? What were your favorite parts?