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How to blow your budget at The Vegas Shoot

Updated: Dec 31, 2018

The Vegas Shoot celebrates its 53rd anniversary on February 8, 2019, when the first arrows start flying at the South Point Hotel Casino and Spa in Nevada.

The Vegas sign.

More than 3,500 archers from all over the world, usually accompanied by family and friends, shoot 90 arrows over the Vegas Shoot weekend. It‘s also an opportunity to enjoy one of the most iconic cities in the world for its entertainment, mega casino hotels and numerous attractions.

Vegas is fun for those of all budgets. Want to be economical? Check our article on a value-for-money experience. Able to spend? Then this might be for you…


1. Waldorf Astoria

The 23rd-floor bar at the Waldorf Astoria.

A former Mandarin Oriental hotel, it’s the only Forbes triple 5-star hotel on the Vegas strip. It offers a mix of styles and luxury, with a Sky Lobby on the 23rd floor. Its 392 confortable rooms, with Asian-inspired touches, offer great views of the city.

Price: In February, a night for two is around $350

Recommendation: Get VIP treatment if you find a third-party deal

2. Bellagio

The Bellagio Fountains.

Located on the Vegas Strip, the Bellagio is one of biggest resorts and most-famous luxury hotels in Vegas. It’s famous for its elegance and welcoming dancing water fountains — a synchronized show of lights and music that’s offered to public for free.

Considered one of the largest hotels in the world, guests can choose from lavish rooms to villas with views of Lake Bellagio. That without forgetting the multi-award-winning restaurants and luxurious spa.

Price: In February, a night for two is around $350

Recommendation: Look for suite deals here or at the Venetian and share with a group of friends.

3. Cosmopolitan

The Chandelier Bar at the Cosmopolitan.

A modern taste of Vegas, some of the top rooms at the Cosmo can set you back some dollars, but put you in a great spot for the trip to Sin City.

The resort has a modern chic atmosphere and is popular with young professionals. Some of the evening spots are excellent.

Price: In February, a night for two is around $300.00

Recommendation: Wear something stylish to the Chandelier lounge.


1. Joel Robuchon

Dinning room at the Joel Robuchon restaurant.

At the close end of the strip from the South Point is the MGM, and inside the MGM is Joel Robuchon’s three-Michelen-starred French restaurant.

Robuchon came out of retirement to eponymously name this award-winning establishment and its sophisticated degustation menus are celebrity magnets.

Price: $150-$500 per person.

Recommendation: Book in advance. Far in advance.

2. Michael’s at the South Point

Michael’s has one of the most unique settings in Las Vegas.

Used to be in the old Barbary Coast resort, before that was demolished, but was transplanted into the South Point and remains the definition of old-school class.

Old Vegas, with tuxedo-wearing waiters, unparalleled service and dramatic plates of food. It’s unbelievably private, too, with just 50-odd seats.

Price: $100+ per person.

Recommendation: The stone crab for an appetizer.

3. Delmonico Steakhouse

The Delmonico Steakhouse in Las Vegas offers one of the largest selections of whisky in the United States.

Situated in the Venetian’s shopping plaza, the Delmonico Steakhouse specializes in wine, whisky and, well, beef.

The original Delmonico was in New York, opening in the early 1800s, but the Vegas spot has become an institution.

There’s an exclusive Kitchen Table in Sin City for groups looking for an off-the-plan evening, where the chefs will tailor items for any special occasion.

Price: Around $300 for two.

Recommendation: Delmonico steak.


1. Helicopter tour

Helicopter tour over night in Vegas.

Whether you chose to fly over the Grand Canyon, the Hoover Dam or Vegas itself, helicopter tours are a good way to check out local landmarks in style. Journeys outside of Sin City will take around 40 minutes, promising breathtaking views upon arrival.

Price: $80 - $500

Recommendation: Lots of choice, and some companies even offer weddings in the air! The Grand Canyon is breathtaking from the sky.

2. Cirque du Soleil

O is one of the most popular shows in Vegas.

Ka, O, Michael Jackson ONE, The Beatles LOVE, Zumanity and Mystere are six permanent shows offered across Las Vegas by Cirque du Soleil. They are incredible displays of magic, acrobatics and unique performances that you’ll remember for life.

Most (not Zumanity) are child friendly.

Price: From $40.00

Recommendation: O is critically acclaimed; Zumanity has a little of the wild side of Vegas.

3. Party

Music show at Omnia.

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. That saying didn’t originate from nowhere and, in Vegas, you can party in style.

Hakkasan, Marquee, XS, Omnia, Wet Republic, Encore and Drai’s are all major nightclubs. Arrive in style in a limo and order bottle service once inside, each club will have hosts.

Price: Guest list starting at $10.00, tab finishing at a receipt you won’t want to check in the morning.

Recommendation: Check who’s on. Vegas has a roster of world-class resident DJs and performers.


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