Originally Posted by Hoover
If you are on a budget I'd suggest Las Vegas
Note: Even if you are not into gambling there is plenty to do. Kinda warm this time of year, easy to get around, lots of shows, free entertainment, and good dining options. You can get cheap ass rooms during the week. I've stayed at the Palms for 80 bucks a night. Nice place but the location sucks since the strip is on the other side of the interstate. You should be able to find cheap hotels on the strip like the Luxor or something.
I've also stayed at the Trump's hotel, which is really nice. One of my favorite spots is the Platinum. It's not a casino and is located just behind the strip.
If you are a real tight ass you could stay way off of the strip at a local casino like Arizona Charlie's or something. 25 bucks a night or something.
Grab a steak at Vic and Anthony's at the Golden Nugget. - That's not a budget place. Never mind but its really good.
IMO, "Vegas" and "budget" just don't mix. It's hard to find anything really fun to do on the strip that doesn't cost money. It's much cheaper to stay off-strip, but off-strip is a LOT shittier, too. And if you're taking a cab from the strip to a place off-strip, you'll negate all the savings in cab fare.
Vegas is best enjoyed when you have enough money to do basically whatever the hell you want to.