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Top 10 Best Bachelor Party Daytime Activities In Las Vegas

Headed to Sin City for a bachelor party soon? Other than dayclubs and nightclubs, you’ll need to plan afternoon and early-evening group activities for the bachelor and the group that are fun and memorable while still giving you the most value for your money spent.

The Las Vegas that most out-of-town visitors know is the one of sheer opulence, fast money, gluttonous excess, glitzy sensory overload, and high-stakes swings in fortune.  Of course, the locals and insiders are happy to indulge all those “Sin City” stereotypes, because that’s the version that many tourists pay handsomely to witness – hey, there’s no business like show business!

And Las Vegans (hilarious, but yes that’s what they’re called) play the fiddle in tune because “a fool and his money are soon parted” as the old saying goes.   Hey, there’s a reason why there’s no state income tax in Las Vegas: millions of visitors a year foot those locals’ tax bills via hotel taxes, entertainment taxes, sales taxes, and all other taxes on general debauchery (and stupidity).

Why is planning a bachelor party so hard?

That’s the question that you ask yourself as you let out a big sigh, open up your laptop and hop on the internets, and get to work on mapping out this epic weekend in Vegas.  As you start your search, you know you’re not totally a lost puppy – you’ve partied in Vegas many times in the past with and without the man of honor, and you’ve got numerous friends in high and low places who are willing to offer sound and not-so-sound recommendations – but of course you wouldn’t mind having a professional to guide you.   You know, someone who can take all those half-formed suggestions floating around and give you accurate, actionable answers?

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Enter Discotech – your ultimate solution for lining up the Stag Party dayclub and nightclub festivities. We’re 6+ years deep into this Vegas nightlife game, and we know how to play it to a “T” boys.  We’ve helped THOUSANDS of satisfied clients with their bachelor party needs; we’ve been featured on BBC Travel and we are also highly reviewed on Yelp! and in both the App Store and Google Play.  

But apart from any clubbing the crew will be doing, you’ll absolutely need to do some group activity planning to appease the guys who aren’t really into DJs and dance floors. Some of those options are cliche, but who cares: Vegas is the cliche Bachelor Party destination, and it earned that title for a legit reason, didn’t it???  Look, we know you’re here for a good time, not a long time… so you’ll need some expert guidance to help narrow down your choices to round out your ideal bachelor party agenda.

And lo and behold, that’s where we come through for you once again! Here, in order of our highly experienced customer service staff’s preferences, is our Discotech Top 10 list of best and most entertaining bachelor party activities in Las Vegas – you know, cool stuff to do when you’re NOT at a restaurant or nightclub – that your bachelor party would do well to line up during those lazy daytime/afternoon hours.

1) Get Wet – Pool Party

  • Venue (Location): Varies by price and music type (click here for recommendations)
  • Cost Per Person: Free (certain guest lists); $10-150 (discounted guest lists & presale tickets); $300 and up (VIP tables)
  • Time Length of Activity: 4-5 hours
  • Best Time of Day to Go: 11:00AM-1:00PM (avoid long lines and waits)

Seems predictable, but sorry not sorry gents: this activity HAS to be #1 and #1A on any Vegas summer bachelor party list. Why? Pool parties are a legendary daytime activity that epitomizes glitzy Sin City debauchery, and you just can’t get the high-quality Vegas versions of this revelry anywhere else in the world. At least one of these parties on your bachelor weekend agenda is a must; even for guys who don’t like nightclubs, the eye candy, sunshine, cool plunges to beat the heat (and did we mention eye candy?) make it worth it. For any bachelor party larger than four 4-5 gents, it’s a no-brainer to book a cabana or daybed with bottle service in order to maximize the fun; for a smaller stag-do or one that wants variety, we suggest booking a pool party crawl. Find one of the hottest events going on that weekend using our Discotech app, and go see one of your favorite DJs or performing artists. For a Saturday day party, Encore Beach Club and Wet Republic are the best party scenes if money ain’t a thang: between the killer music lineups, badass surroundings, and (did we mention) eye candy, these two venues are head-and-shoulders above the rest if your bachelor is into nothing but the best.

2) Move Mountains – Heavy Machinery

Dig This Excavation Excursion / Activity, Las Vegas, NV

Countless friends tell you about that time they partied at that one dayclub or nighclub in Vegas. Very few, if any, will tell you about that time they went to Vegas… and frisbeed a 1,000-lb tire using a Caterpillar crane. If your crew wants to chalk up a truly epic story while fulfilling one of your childhood fantasies – the clean ones, not the ones about Britney Spears! – then turn them into a construction crew by booking an excursion at Dig This! You’ll get the choice of running a bulldozer or an excavator (the thing with the big claw on the end) and trust us, it is WAY more of a blast than you’ll think. Once the bachelor is seated the heavy machinery cab wielding the levers of that 70-ton vehicle, the testosterone coursing through his veins will make him temporarily forget about those pesky wedding flower arrangements and venue visits… while allowing him to redirect all that pent-up stress towards his Bridezilla towards harmless mounds of dirt.

  • Venue (Location): Dig This (Off Strip)
  • Cost Per Person: $143 and up
  • Time Length of Activity: 1.5-2.5 hours
  • Best Time of Day to Go: 10:00AM-1:00PM (avoid the brutal mid-afternoon desert heat)

3) Touch The Skies – Ace Combat

  • Venue (Location): Sky Combat Ace (Off-Strip)
  • Cost Per Person: $299 and up
  • Time To Set Aside: 4 hours
  • Best Time of Day to Go: 9:00AM-1:00PM (when the skies are the bluest, duh)

You and the bachelor know every word of the movie Top Gun and apply quotes from it to everything from coffee runs to yard work. Now is your chance to grab your aviator shades, decide who’s Maverick and who’s Goose, and take a highway to the danger zone.  Sky Combat Ace is the closest you’ll ever get to feeling the rush of a fighter pilot dancing through the skies. Book the Top Gun package, then get behind the controls and – with the aid of certified badass instructor – pull off torque rolls, tail spins, hammerhead stalls, and other “just as cool as it sounds to say” acrobatic maneuvers. But don’t stop there: SCA also offers air combat experiences, where you can ride along or pilot during simulated aerial dogfights and low level bombing runs. A perfect memory for the loyal soon-to-be groom who always went to war with you.

4) Rev Your Engines – Exotic Car Racing

  • Venue (Location): Exotics Racing Las Vegas (Off-Strip)
  • Cost Per Person: $199 and up
  • Time To Set Aside: 3 hours
  • Best Time of Day to Go: 10:00AM-1:00PM (outdoor activity; avoid the brutal mid-afternoon desert heat)

Remember the high school days when you and the bachelor tooled around town in either his broken-down Toyota Camry or your broken-down Honda Accord? Time to celebrate coming up and making it big, and there’s no better way to do that than making those adolescent fantasies a reality with a one-of-a-kind driving experience at Exotics Racing. At the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, home of several NASCAR races each year, you can spend the day behind the wheel of magnificently tuned high-powered vehicles straight out of a Hollywood action flick: Ferraris, Lamborghinis, McLarens, and Porsches, all gassed up and ready to go. As the original, best-rated, and largest supercar driving experience in the world, Exotics Racing offers a variety of driving packages and group discounts to choose from to tear up its 1.2-mile race course pushing the speed and handling limits of its high-octane fleet. Pick from over 50 dream cars to take for a spin… but only after you’ve picked your action movie star driver nickname for the day. Dom Toretto? James Bond? Bruce Wayne? The Transporter?

5) Paint The Town Red – Paintball

Men in suits at Las Vegas Premier Paintball
  • Venue (Location): Las Vegas Premier Paintball (Off-Strip)
  • Cost Per Person: $40 and up
  • Time To Set Aside: 2-3 hours
  • Best Time of Day to Go: 10:00AM-1:00PM (outdoor activity; avoid the brutal mid-afternoon desert heat)

Let’s face it: 48-72 straight hours of drinking, staying up late, busting friends’ balls, and losing money and/or self-respect in Sin City is a surefire recipe for building tension among bachelor party members. The most efficient way of relieving that tension – one that doesn’t involve even more drinking or gambling – is to shoot each other. With painful, embarrassment-inducing pellets of paint. Repeatedly. While talking trash. That’s where Las Vegas Premier Paintball steps in: three fields of intense, colorful, messy faux warfare to bring all nerd-tastic closure to all group arguments. Request the opportunity to compete in teams against each other – you can split the teams according to whatever makes sense, e.g. college buddies vs. childhood/work friends. Or you can match up as one unified group against a collection of individual hired guns. Lay down some legit bets – losers buy dinner and dances, shots for every time you get shot, first to faint from the heat walks home – and proceed to take this activity WAY more seriously than anyone should.

6) Channel your inner “KOBE!” – Beer Pong

Beer Pong tables at O'Sheas Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Venue (Location): O’Sheas Pub & Casino @ LINQ Promenade (Center Strip)
  • Cost Per Person: $7.00 ($28.00 for one pitcher of beer plus server gratuity, 20 plastic cups, and 2 ping pong balls; use of beer pong tables is first-come, first-serve
  • Time To Set Aside: 1-2 hours
  • Best Time of Day to Go: 8:00PM-11:00PM (cover band comes on around 9PM, plus post-dinner plus nightclub pregame crowds offer higher-energy scene)

With its brightly lit neon “O” sign beckoning thirsty patrons strolling down the prime location of retail and entertainment that is the LINQ Promenade, O’Sheas Casino has a fair share of tourist traffic wandering in and out at all hours of the day. As the sun goes down, that foot traffic tends to linger a bit longer… and the world-class beer pong tables – well-kept with glossy surfaces and eye-catching O’Sheas branding – are the key reason why. Sure, they’ve got a great Happy Hour specials, $5 table games, an Irish cover band slapping 90s and 2000s hits, and even a leprechaun pouring shooters down visitors’ throats. But let’s be honest: your bachelor crew came here specifically to take part in beer pong table after glorious beer pong table, and to take on the crowd of revelers lining up to stake claim to your “Best Pongers in Your Hometown” title. It’s a competitive but super-friendly and super inexpensive atmosphere… so get down to LINQ and shoot your shot, champs!

7) Hold ‘Em or Fold ‘Em – Poker

Bellagio Poker Room @ Bellagio Las Vegas
  • Venue (Location): Poker Room @ Bellagio Resort & Casino (Center Strip)
  • Cost Per Person: ~$10/hour to tip dealer, plus $100-200 poker chips buy-in
  • Time To Set Aside: 2-3 hours
  • Best Time of Day to Go: 2:00PM-6:00PM (less crowded plus good post-lunch activity)

For a bachelor party group that enjoys partaking in games of chance – or just doesn’t want to venture outside the air-conditioned casino – a group game of poker could be what the doctor ordered. It’s common Vegas locals knowledge that Bellagio has the double fortune of having one of the best sportsbooks AND one of the best poker rooms in Vegas… and they’re right next door to each other . At nearly 7,000 square feet featuring 40 high-quality tables meeting World Poker Tour specifications, the Bellagio poker room has ample space to cordon off a private table plus card dealer for the bachelor and his rounders. Drinks and food may be ordered while playing cards, and for a modest gratuity you can enlist a staff member – or one of the many poker pros that hang out here – to teach the novices in your group the basics of classic game like Texas Hold ‘Em or an exotic format like Pot-Limit Omaha. Added bonus: when the cards run dry for any of the fish in your group, they are only a few steps away from making a well-timed sports bet to win their money back.

8) Ride ‘Em Cowboy – Mechanical Bull

Mechanical Bull Ring @ PBR RockBar, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Venue (Location): PBR Rockbar @ Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino (Center Strip)
  • Cost Per Person: $10 for 1-2 rides (depending on demand at time of visit)
  • Time To Set Aside: 20 minutes per rider in your posse
  • Best Time of Day to Go: 9:00PM-11:30PM (after-dinner crowds are larger, giving bar more energy)

Is your bachelor a good ol’ country boy? Deep in the heart of Tex… – ahem, Vegas – is a rodeo-themed gem of a drinking post that draws country-loving bachelorette parties. Located on the highly trafficked Strip side of Planet Hollywood’s famed Miracle Mile Shops, PBR Rock Bar & Grill is a Professional Bull Riders affiliated mega-venue that truly epitomizes the phrase “a little bit country, a little bit rock ‘n’ roll.” Rock Bar is a sprawling, modern, 16,800 square-foot backyard barbecue featuring two DJ booths, and hundreds of big screen TVs lining the bar. However, its crown jewel – or is it its shiny, oversized belt buckle? – is its massive hydraulic mechanical bull at its center, mounted and ridden in constant rotation by buxom staff and ballsy tourists. Get on up, squeeze tight, pull the bull rope, and lean back for the greatest ride of your life… getting bucked will never feel so good, especially if you’ve already had a few of PBR Rockbar’s signature frozen cocktails to work up that liquid cowboy courage. Giddy up!

9) Kick Up Desert Dust – Dune Buggies

  • Venue (Location): SunBuggy Fun Rentals (Off Strip)
  • Cost Per Person: $124
  • Time To Set Aside: 4-5 hours
  • Best Time of Day to Go: 9:00AM-12:00PM (to ensure you return early enough to rest, shower, and grab a bite before going out)

If the bachelor party is looking for less chill and more thrill, then there are a handful of daytime activities that require participants to sign a Death or Dismemberment waiver. Sun Buggy is one of these unforgettable heart-pounding experiences: you careen through the rolling sand dunes of Nevada in one-person or two-person dune buggies, holding onto your camera phone with one hand and holding on for dear life with the other. You can do a leisurely tour through the desert, or true adrenaline junkies can opt for the more competitive Vegas Mini Baja Chase, voted “Sin City’s Best Near Death Experience!” by Rolling Stone Magazine. A 30-minute race through the Vegas Dunes, the Baja Chase is the perfect way to get your blood flowing, and sweating out the toxins from last night. Because the answer to “But did you die?” in reference to a Vegas trip should always be “Almost!”

10) Guns A-Blazin’ – Shooting Range

  • Venue (Location): The Gun Store Las Vegas (Off Strip)
  • Cost Per Person: $90 and up
  • Time To Set Aside: 3 hours
  • Best Time of Day to Go: 2:00PM-5:00PM (air-conditioned indoor activity to beat the heat)

What is marriage, other than just day after day of wingin’ it and shootin’ from the hip? So, give the bachelor the ultimate preparation for endless years of wedded bliss: a once-in-a-lifetime experience letting off pre-emptive marital steam firing guns at the shooting range. The Gun Store’s recently renovated private VIP ranges are available to reserve for large parties and come with complimentary beverage and optional upgrades such as private round-trip transportation, direct entry into your own range with a luxurious sofa, and advanced instruction and firearm tutorial from a highly skilled range officers and really get to know the firearms your party shoots. The Gun Store carrie more than 60 types of firearms to choose from – including full automatic machine guns, semi-automatic rifles, handguns, and shotguns – as well as plenty of space to take pictures and videos to capture memories you’ll be talking about with the fellas for a life… or at least, up until the end of the wedding when the groom rides off into the sunset, never to return your calls or texts again. But hey, you’ll always have those Vegas memories!

Bonus Activity A: Get Lost, Take A Hike

Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Venue (Location): Red Rock Canyon (Off Strip)
  • Cost Per Person: $5 park entry fee (parking $15 per car)
  • Time To Set Aside: 4 hours
  • Best Time of Day to Go: 4:00PM-8:00PM (avoid brutal midday heat, plus sunset skies are more colorful)

Got some gym rats and health nuts in the bachelor party demanding to break a healthy sweat at some point in the weekend? Located a few miles west of Las Vegas, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is not conveniently on the Strip, but it’s worth the travel and offers a variety of challenging hiking trails, world-class climbing, biking, and even overnight camping in select areas. We know you came to Vegas for the beautiful views though, and Red Rock Canyon is the perfect day trip for nature/photography lovers and Instagram influencers alike. If you’re lucky, you might even see some majestic wild burros or horses while you’re out on those trails getting your exercise on and sweating out the night before… or preemptively burning calories for the night to come. Oh, you meant a different kind of beautiful views? Red Rock has those too: it’s a not-so-secret outdoor workout hotspot for the impossibly fit local women who tend bars, serve cocktails, or otherwise drive the Vegas economy on the basis of their stunning good looks.

Bonus Activity B: Set ‘Em Up, Knock ‘Em Down

brooklyn bowl lanes, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Venue (Location): Brooklyn Bowl @ LINQ Promenade (Center Strip)
  • Cost Per Person: $7.45 ($20.00 per lane per half hour, up to 8 guests per lane; $4.95 per person shoe rental)
  • Time To Set Aside: 1-2 hours
  • Best Time of Day to Go: 4:00PM-9:00PM (Happy Hour from 5-6pm, plus young / hip / lively crowd begins arriving for concerts beginning at 9pm)

Blew all your money at the roulette table on the first day and need to call an audible? Located on the LINQ Promenade just steps away from the High Roller Ferris wheel, Brooklyn Bowl is an ultra-hip yet ultra-affordable upscale bowling alley, not to mention a well-loved restaurant by Vegas locals (their Blue Ribbon fried chicken is some of the best in the city). Brooklyn Bowl successfully transplanted the NYC hipster swagger into the desert – with swanky chesterfield sofas, fetching waiter and waitresses, and full-bodied craft beers and cocktails – but thankfully left the NYC prices on the East Coast. As an added bonus, Brooklyn Bowl shines as a “Vegas locals favorite” concert venue showcasing heavyweight names in reggae, alt-rock, and other lightweight music genres that have rabid followings. Concerts here are standing-room only, but guests can also reserve VIP sections to the left of the stage which come with leather sofas, food/beverage table service, and of course use of the bowling lanes in between music acts (or even during, if you’re not a fan) Brooklyn Bowl is one of the more affordable ways to catch live music on the Strip and thus always draws a crowd.

Bonus Activity C: Ladies of the Night… In the Day?

  • Venue (Location): Varies depending by price
  • Cost Per Person: $20 cover charge (lap dance / champagne room prices vary)
  • Time To Set Aside: Umm… zero hours. None of you were ever here, right?
  • Best Time of Day to Go: Anytime

This is Sin City, where day feels like night, night looks like day, and you can do WHATEVER you want WHENEVER you want. For 99% of Vegas bachelor parties, a late-night strip club trip is a standard item on the agenda. Sometimes, those best-laid plans gs off the rails – you stay at the nightclub too long, you lose the bachelor, one of the guys ends up in the hospital. The great news is that there are NO rules in Vegas, so you can put that gentlemen’s club visit right back on the Google calendar. When it comes to quality of women, Spearmint Rhino is the #1 choice as much in daytime as it is at night; for a more epic experience however, route the herd to Sapphire Gentlemen’s Club for a standard strip club below plus a raunchy pool party on the rooftop; it’s the tried-and-true way to put the cherry on top of your epic Vegas bachelor party (and might be the last time the bachelor can get away with going to an establishment of this nature).


In conclusion: Las Vegas is definitely a place where things can escalate quickly in terms of bachelor party expenses, especially with a few bad beats or unlucky turns of the wheels or reels.  Nevertheless, it is still a magical landscape where fun can be had at great value for your crew’s hard earned dollars… if you know the lay of the land. Your friends and nightlife guides here at Discotech are an essential part of that equation – we help you browse and book free guest lists and cheap presale tickets or VIP bottle service for the hottest nightclubs and pool parties in Las Vegas. What are you waiting for? Download our app now – featured on BBC Travel and highly reviewed on Yelp! – in the App Store or Google Play.

Bellagio Gardens & Conservatory

Top 7 Best Cheap / Free Activities on the Las Vegas Strip

Headed to Sin City on a budget? These affordable activities on the Las Vegas Strip offer the most bang for your buck, not to mention prime location and plenty of upside.

The Las Vegas that most out-of-town visitors know is the one of sheer opulence, fast money, gluttonous excess, glitzy sensory overload, and high-stakes swings in fortune.  Of course, the locals and insiders are happy to indulge all those “Sin City” stereotypes, because that’s the version that many tourists pay handsomely to witness – hey, there’s no business like show business!

And Las Vegans (hilarious, but yes that’s what they’re called) play the fiddle in tune because “a fool and his money are soon parted” as the old saying goes.   Hey, there’s a reason why there’s no state income tax in Las Vegas: millions of visitors a year foot those locals’ tax bills via hotel taxes, entertainment taxes, sales taxes, and all other taxes on general debauchery (and stupidity).

That being said, having a blast in Las Vegas on a budget is actually much easier than you think. It starts with the right cheap hotel choice, and after that you can save A TON money for all the fun stuff: shows, attractions, and of course…. reasonably priced (aka “Ballin on a Budget”) bars and nightclubs.  Take it from us experts: there are a plethora of entertainment options that offer loads of fun in the central location you want – right smack dab on The Strip – at ridiculously reasonable price points.

But, we know you’re here for a good time, not a long time… so you’ll need some expert guidance to help narrow down your choices. And that’s where we come in! Here in order of our highly experienced customer service staff’s preferences is our Discotech Top “Lucky 7” list of best cheap activities on the Las Vegas Strip – under $22 per person! – that you and our friends can give a whirl in those hours to kill between partying your face off at the dayclubs and nightclubs.

1) Fountains Water & Light Show

World famous Bellagio Fountains at night in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Location: Bellagio Resort & Casino (Center Strip)
  • Cost Per Person: Free
  • Time Length of Activity: 20-30 minutes
  • Best Time of Day to Go: 8:00PM-9:30PM (evening shows offer better views of colored lights)

There’s a clear-cut #1 thing to do on a budget while in Las Vegas, and IDGAF how “tourist-y” or “cliche” you think it is. The fountains at the Bellagio are a can’t-miss scene that defines the city itself, and the “Holy Sh*t, Vegas Baby!” buzz that jolts through you while witnessing this unforgettable spectacle IRL is the same whether it’s your first time or your thousandth time. As the Bellagio water jets dance along rhythmically to carefully coordinated background music and colorful light projections, you can’t help but feel relaxed, energized, awed, nostalgic, content, romantic, and at peace all at once. It’s a priceless experience…. that also happens to be free, photo-friendly, and super-convenient (the show repeats every half-hour). We suggest you finish your dinner early, take advantage of Sin City’s relaxed “open container” laws to tote your favorite adult beverage on a short jaunt over to center Strip, and post up at a coveted spot along Las Vegas Boulevard at the railing’s edge of Lake Bellagio for the picture-perfect mellow pregame activity to a night of intense partying.

2) Upscale Bowling

brooklyn bowl lanes, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Location: Brooklyn Bowl @ LINQ Promenade (Center Strip)
  • Cost Per Person: $7.45 ($20.00 per lane per half hour, up to 8 guests per lane; $4.95 per person shoe rental)
  • Time To Set Aside: 1-2 hours
  • Best Time of Day to Go: 5:00PM-9:00PM (Happy Hour from 5-6pm, plus young / hip / lively crowd begins arriving for concerts beginning at 9pm)

Located on the LINQ Promenade just steps away from the High Roller Ferris wheel, Brooklyn Bowl is an ultra-hip upscale bowling alley, not to mention a well-loved restaurant by Vegas locals (their Blue Ribbon fried chicken is some of the best in the city). Brooklyn Bowl successfully transplanted the NYC hipster swagger into the desert – with swanky chesterfield sofas, fetching “Are they aspiring models or actors?” waiters and waitresses, and full-bodied craft beers and cocktails – but thankfully left the NYC prices on the East Coast. As an added bonus, Brooklyn Bowl shines as a “Vegas locals favorite” concert venue showcasing heavyweight names in reggae, alt-rock, and other lightweight music genres that have rabid followings. Concerts here are standing-room only, but guests can also reserve VIP sections to the left of the stage which come with leather sofas, food/beverage table service, and of course use of the bowling lanes in between music acts (or even during, if you’re not a fan) Brooklyn Bowl is one of the more affordable ways to catch live music on the Strip and thus always draws a crowd.

3) “Upscale” Beer Pong

Beer Pong tables at O'Sheas Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Location: O’Sheas Casino @ LINQ Promenade (Center Strip)
  • Cost Per Person: $7.00 ($28.00 for one pitcher of beer plus server gratuity, 20 plastic cups, and 2 ping pong balls; use of beer pong tables is first-come, first-serve
  • Time To Set Aside: 20-30 minutes
  • Best Time of Day to Go: 8:00PM-11:00PM (cover band comes on around 9PM, plus post-dinner plus nightclub pregame crowds offer higher-energy scene)

With its brightly lit neon “O” sign beckoning thirsty patrons strolling down the prime location of retail and entertainment that is the LINQ Promenade, O’Sheas Casino has a fair share of tourist traffic wandering in and out at all hours of the day. As the sun goes down, that foot traffic tends to linger a bit longer… and the world-class beer pong tables – well-kept with glossy surfaces and eye-catching O’Sheas branding – are the key reason why. Sure, they’ve got a great Happy Hour specials, $5 table games, an Irish cover band slapping 90s and 2000s hits, and even a leprechaun pouring shooters down visitors’ throats. But let’s be honest: you came here specifically to take part in beer pong table after glorious beer pong table, and to take on the crowd of revelers lining up to stake claim to your “Best Ponger in Your Hometown” title. It’s a competitive but super-friendly and super inexpensive atmosphere… so get down to LINQ and shoot your shot, champ!

4) Shark Reef

Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Location: Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino (South Strip)
  • Cost Per Person: $22
  • Time To Set Aside: 2-3 hours
  • Best Time of Day to Go: 9:00AM-1:00PM (less family crowds around, air-conditioned to help you beat the midday heat)

While this activity is the priciest one we’ve included on our list, we think this is well worth the extra money shelled out for the value you get, especially if you have a few animal lovers in your group. “Shark Week” is happening every day over at the Shark Reef Aquarium inside Mandalay Bay. The walk-through aquarium – a tube tunnel offers surreal up-close-and-personal vantage points – is home to more than 100 sharks from 15 different species swimming in a massive tank housing over 1.6 million gallons of water. If sharks aren’t your thing – they’re not ours, that’ for sure – then there are over 2,000 other marine species to check out plus a sunken pirate ship and various interactive exhibits to more than keep you afloat. Your entertainment dollar will stretch way past two hours…. or however long it takes you to kill the hangover from last night’s partying.

5) Big Apple Coaster & Arcade

roller coaster at New York New York Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Location: New York, New York Resort & Casino (South Strip)
  • Cost Per Person: $17 for ride ticket plus entry to arcade (cost to play games varies per game)
  • Time To Set Aside: 1 hour
  • Best Time of Day to Go: 6:00PM-9:00PM (Vegas Strip lights at twilight are more impressive)

Vegas is surely a playground for adults, but sometimes you just want to do something that makes you feel like a kid again. Head back in time to your childhood summers on the shore with boardwalks, cotton candy, and carnival games by hitting the New York, New York Casino. And without your parents holding your hand, you can now go on that big kid roller coaster as many times as you want… and you don’t even have to wait 20 minutes after eating. The Big Apple Roller Coaster at NYNY is just that, offering as much twisting and turning as being in the backseat of a Manhattan yellow cab. Punch down towering drops and whip through multiple loops at heart-pounding speeds, all while taking in insane birds-eye views from high above the Strip. It’s all over in a New York minute, but if you’ve got the stones to whip out your smartphone for a well-timed selfie, the Sin City thrill of your life can live on social media forever.

6) Mechanical Bull Ride

Mechanical Bull Ring @ PBR RockBar, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Location: PBR Rockbar @ Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino (Center Strip)
  • Cost Per Person: $10 for 1-2 rides (depending on demand at time of visit)
  • Time To Set Aside: 20 minutes
  • Best Time of Day to Go: 9:00PM-11:30PM (after-dinner crowds are larger, giving bar more energy)

Deep in the heart of Tex… – ahem, Vegas – is another rodeo-themed gem of a drinking post. Located on the highly trafficked Strip side of Planet Hollywood’s famed Miracle Mile Shops, PBR Rock Bar & Grill is a Professional Bull Riders affiliated mega-venue that truly epitomizes the phrase “a little bit country, a little bit rock ‘n’ roll.” Rock Bar is a sprawling, modern, 16,800 square-foot backyard barbecue featuring two DJ booths, and hundreds of big screen TVs lining the bar. However, its crown jewel – or is it its shiny, oversized belt buckle? – is its massive hydraulic mechanical bull at its center, mounted and ridden in constant rotation by buxom staff and ballsy tourists. Get on up, squeeze tight, pull the bull rope and lean back for the greatest ride of your life… getting bucked will never feel so good, especially if you’ve already had a few of PBR Rockbar’s signature frozen cocktails to work up that liquid cowboy courage. Giddy up!

7) Conservatory & Botanical Gardens Walk

Bellagio Botanical Gardens & Conservatory
  • Location: Bellagio Resort & Casino (Center Strip)
  • Cost Per Person: Free
  • Time To Set Aside: 30 minutes
  • Best Time of Day to Go: 1:00-4:00PM (perfect for post-lunch stroll, plus ambient midday light makes floral colors more vivid)

The best cure for that pounding headache of yours from the pulsating music last night – among other “contributing factors” – is an overload of peaceful zen. Drag your over to the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens for the fresh-air garden stroll to put all other walks in the park to shame. Five times a year – Chinese New Year, spring, summer, fall and winter – the Bellagio Conservatory team creates a brand-new 14,000 square-foot floral production that is to sense of sight and smell what gluttony is to the sense of taste. Most hotels have gardeners and landscapers on staff, but the Bellagio has 120 of them – and that’s not including the designers, engineers, and electricians who work behind the scenes to make all that magic happen – to ensure 10,000 potted plants are hand-watered and switched out with fresh ones every two weeks. Don’t stress though: those thousands of wilted flowers are never wasted; rather, they are converted to mulch and used to grow the plants and flowers for next season’s impressive displays. Everything about this amazing experience – including its zero cost to enjoy – will leave you feeling recycled and refreshed, like a budding spring flower ready to take on the Vegas summer heat.

Bonus Activity: Canyon Hiking

Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Location: Red Rock Canyon (Off Strip, 25-minute drive from most Strip resorts)
  • Cost Per Person: $5.00 park entry fee (parking $15 per car)
  • Time To Set Aside: 4 hours
  • Best Time of Day to Go: 5:00PM-8:00PM (avoid brutal midday heat, plus sunset skies are more colorful)

Located a few miles west of Las Vegas, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is not conveniently on the Strip, but it’s worth the travel and offers a variety of challenging hiking trails, world class climbing, biking, and even overnight camping in select areas. We know you came to Vegas for the views though, and Red Rock Canyon is the perfect day trip for nature/photography lovers and Instagram influencers alike. If you’re lucky, you might even see some wild burros or horses while you’re out on the trails while you’re getting your exercise and sweating out the night before (or preemptively burning calories for the night to come) . Make sure to check the weather and line up your visit during times of day where it’s not too hot or cold, because temperature shifts can be quite extreme out in the desert.

Bonus Activity: Neon Boneyard (Off Strip)

Neon Boneyard, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Location: Neon Museum (Off Strip, 10-minute drive north of Strip center in Downtown Las Vegas)
  • Cost Per Person: $20
  • Time To Set Aside: 2 hours
  • Best Time of Day to Go: 7:00PM-10:00PM (more of the signs are lit up at night)

Founded in 1996, The Neon Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying, and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic, arts and cultural enrichment. The Neon Museum campus includes the outdoor exhibition space known as the Neon Boneyard Main Collection, the Neon Boneyard North Gallery, which houses additional rescued signs, and a Visitors’ Center housed inside the former La Concha Motel lobby. The Main Collection contains more than 200 unrestored signs which are, at sunset, illuminated with ground lighting as well as numerous restored signs which are switched on at all hours of the day. The Boneyard is also available for personal and commercial photo/video shoots.  The Museum is open seven days a week; hours vary based on the season.


Las Vegas is definitely a place where things can escalate quickly in terms of expenses, especially with a few bad beats or unlucky turns of the wheels or reels.  Nevertheless, it is still a magical landscape where fun can be had on the cheap if you know the lay of the land. Your friends and nightlife guides here at Discotech are an essential part of that equation – we help you browse and book free guest lists and cheap presale tickets or VIP bottle service for the hottest nightclubs and pool parties in Las Vegas. What are you waiting for? Download our app now – featured on BBC Travel and highly reviewed on Yelp! – in the App Store or Google Play.

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Top 10 Best Hotels in Miami / South Beach

You’re halfway through planning a trip to Miami, and you already know that you’re one of those destination party animals that wants a memorable experience full of luxury and modern amenities…. and you’re willing to open up the purse strings to get that. So then, it behooves you and your vacation companions to mobilize early in order to lock down a good room rate at one of Miami’s top hotels.  Take it from us experts: there are a handful of magnificent Miami resorts that are head and shoulders above the rest of crowded pack, ones that offer all the trappings you desire in the central location you want and are conveniently right smack dab in South Beach.

What are the best high-end / upscale luxury hotels in South Beach, Miami in 2020?

The Miami that most out-of-town visitors know is the South Beach one: steamy summer weather, sheer opulence, fast money, stylish excess, and glitzy sensory overload.  Of course, the locals and insiders are happy to deliver upon those stereotypes, because that’s the version that tourists pay handsomely to witness and be a part of. So South Floridians play that fiddle in harmonious tune, because more SoB tourists mean more revenues generated and jobs created for the city’s residents.

Here, in order of our highly experienced and well-traveled Discotech customer service staff’s preferences, is our Top 10 list of high-end hotels you will want to visit – and stay at, if you can – on your next trip to Miami Beach:

1) Fontainbleau

Since opening its doors in 1954, the legendary Fontainbleau has held its place atop many a “Best Hotels in Miami” list. Fontainbleau looms largest among its peers in physical size – 1,504 rooms, most in Miami – but perhaps more importantly in history, reputation, and panache. Early-era entertainment icons Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Marilyn Monroe, and Elvis Presley registered regular stays there while in town; a who’s who of contemporary stars such as Sean “P-Diddy” Combs, Ariana Grande, Gwyneth Paltrow, and even Miami resident J-Lo have recently booked stay-cations there. With multiple pools, twelve on-site dining experiences, and an endless array of luxury diversion options for visitors, the most stress you’ll encounter is choosing your daily agenda. No worries though, they’ve got a cure for that too: clear your scheduled and spend an entire day at Lapis, Fontainebleau’s 40,000-square-foot spa.

  • Room amenities: smartphone docks, marble showers, ocean-view balconies
  • 11 pools, including a kids’ water area and private cabana rental
  • On-premises nightclub (LIV)
  • World-class spa with hydrotherapy circuit and boutique
  • Three on-premises celebrity chef restaurants (Hakkasan, Scarpetta, StripSteak)
  • Well-equipped, modern gym and free (limited) fitness classes
  • Pet-friendly

2) 1 Hotel South Beach

Formerly Perry South Beach and the Gansevoort Miami Beach, the 1 Hotel South Beach in was renovated and relaunched under its current moniker in March 2015. The 1 Hotel brand is extremely eco-conscious, and sustainability permeates every facet of this jumbo-sized oceanfront resort: salvaged wood, hemp mattresses, organic linens, living walls, and even take-home socks instead of disposable slippers. If you think you’ll be roughing it in the woods like a tree-hugger though, you’ll be sadly mistaken. Airy rooms average 700 square feet – some of the largest in Miami – and are outfitted with Carrara marble soaking tubs and rainfall showers. Make time to check out the 18th-floor pool, an adults-only enclave next to to the hotel’s rooftop bar, which spoils guests with panoramic views of downtown Miami due west, the Atlantic Ocean due east, and the urban sprawl of the South Florida coastline due north and south.

  • Room amenities: Nespresso coffee machine, yoga mat, cotton robes, ocean-view balconies
  • Direct access to Miami Beach with chairs and umbrellas available
  • Four outdoor pools, including a large whirlpool
  • Three bars and on-premises celebrity chef restaurant (Beachcraft)
  • Full-service Bamford Spa
  • Lobby farm stand selling fresh fruit & vegetables
  • 14,000 square-foot Spartan Gym
  • Conference rooms and business center

3) Dream Hotel South Beach

One block from the Miami’s famed beaches in the center of the Art Deco District sits the center of the party: Dream Hotel South Beach. An upscale hotel designed specifically for Miami’s well-heeled party circuit clientele, the Dream boasts 107 rooms plus a guesthouse that doubles as an event space. Room decor is chic and modern, with a focus on the two things that matter to party animals the most: comfortable beds and high-pressure rainfall showers. Families would do well to steer clear of this property, as everything in it caters to freewheeling and hard-charging adults. On-site perks include a Mexican restaurant with an impressively extensive tequila list, a standard spa with any services required for hangover recovery, and a rooftop infinity pool with a bar that stays open late. The Dream Hotel is a party lover’s dream – an upscale, stylish, Instagram-worthy backdrop that is an ideal home base for a wild weekend of adventure in Magic City.

  • Room amenities: large flat-screen TVs, minibars, smartphone docks
  • Guesthouse with covered rooftop terrace available for stays or events
  • On-premise restaurant Naked Taco with cantina & advanced tequila tasting menu
  • Spa with wide range of treatments plus a boutique
  • Rooftop infinity pool with cabanas and pool bar
  • Pet-friendly

4) The Miami Beach EDITION

Ian Schrager’s buzzy Miami Beach EDITION opened in December 2014 with the goal of providing high-end yet hip accommodations to couples, families, and business professionals in search of South Florida sunshine. Along the way, the EDITION gained a reputation for attracting ultra-trendy travelers, including numerous A-list and B-list celebrities who have become fans of its 1950s retro glamor vibe. The 294 spacious rooms and bungalow-like suites are outfitted with an array of unique modern luxuries such as Beats Bluetooth speakers and copies of PAPER magazine; downstairs away from the rooms, the resort wows guests with delightful experiential treats: an on-site restaurant from Jean Georges Vongerichten; a tranquil full-service spa; two pools lined with lush tropical plantings and a hidden hammock garden called The Sandbox; and Basement, an underground nightclub complex that Drake once rented out entirely to skate laps with his celebrity crush Rihanna during Ultra / Miami Music Week. Oh, and did we mention EDITION has 70,000 square feet of pristine white sand and blue waves as its backyard?

  • Room amenities: in-room speakers, flat-screen TVs, balconies with ocean views
  • Beachfront with chairs and umbrellas
  • Two swimming pools with poolside food and drink service
  • On-premises celebrity chef restaurant (Matador)
  • On-premises nightclub, bowling alley, and ice-skating rink (Basement Miami)
  • Multiple bars indoors and outdoors
  • Spa with treatment rooms, hammam, infrared sauna, and salon
  • 24-hour fitness center with free weights and cardio machines
  • Nightly turndown service with free bottled water

5) SLS Hotel South Beach

Another trendy and upscale hotel for the trendy and upscale partying crowd, SLS South Beach boasts 140 beachfront rooms designed by the famous Philippe Starck featuring white, black, and pink hues and mirrors above the beds. The well-known on-site restaurants give the hotel cachet among foodies, while a legendary party pool scene and two bars keep the party going from morning until… the next morning. At night though, Miami’s craziest party people staying here opt for wilder nightclub scenes around the city, and so the scene at SLS Hotel resembles more a cool, hip, chill, low-key European-style ultra-lounge. Between the luxurious retro-inspired indoor areas and the sprawling pool deck, the entire venue has more than 8,000 square feet for partygoers to get their party vibes on no matter the time of day or their mood.

  • Room amenities: minibars, flat-screen TVs, oversized bathrooms with quality Ciel toiletries, couches, espresso machines
  • Serviced beach area with free loungers
  • Two pools, including a guest-only pool
  • On-premises dayclub (Hyde Beach) and nightclub (Hyde Lounge)
  • On-premises celebity chef restaurants (Katsuya, The Bazaar)
  • Two bars with popular happy hours, and a poolside bar
  • Full-service salon and poolside nail treatments
  • Small gym with cardio machines and free weights
  • Free drop-offs within a two-mile radius
  • Pet-friendly

6) The Setai

Erected on the property of the the circa 1937 Dempsey Vanderbilt Hotel, the Setai is a superlatively stylish Asian-themed beachfront resort with teak floors, lacquer furniture, and bronze and dark stone accents. While the property doesn’t appear to be much from the outside on the walk up, the hotel lobby is immaculate: jade, bronze, and stone architecture in alignment with Feng Sui practices, while each brick that lines the lobby floors was sourced from Shanghai and dates back to the Asian Art Deco period.  All of the 135 rooms on property are suites, airy and roomy enough to accommodate larger groups (average room size is 600 square feet). Away from the rooms, the theme of “finding one’s zen” stays rigidly on-brand: an indulgent spa features therapeutic indulges from Paris-based Thémaé, and three infinity pools side-by-side offer guests their choice of soothing waters at a precise 75, 80, and 90 degrees.

  • Room amenities: Duxiana beds, black granite baths, jacuzzi tubs, Acqua di Parma toiletries, flat-screen TV’s, minibars
  • Multiple award-winning restaurants plus a world-class wine cellar
  • Luxury spa
  • State-of-the-art fitness center
  • Free yoga classes on the beach

7) W South Beach

Like many of the W Hotel properties around the world, the 401-room W South Beach is a high-energy luxury hotel with a sophisticated look and relaxed atmosphere popular with young professional twenty-somethings and new-family thirty-somethings with toddlers. Its lobby boasts eclectically designed interiors with an enviable collection of high-end contemporary art from famous names like Andy Warhol, Julian Schnabel, and Kenny Scharf (as well as a giant Instagram-worthy Hello Kitty fountain greeting visitors at the entrance). The Miami Beach sand and surf is just a stone’s throw away from the property, which cordons off a private area for W South Beach guests. The pool scene is everything and anything one could want from South Beach: tight bodies, six packs, cabanas, and a gorgeous crowd sipping mojitos to DJ-spun tunes.

  • Room amenities: kitchenettes, coffeemakers, minibars, outdoor spaces, hot tubs, balconies, Bliss toiletries
  • Two pools, including a semi-private adult-only pool
  • Two on-premises restaurants (Mr. Chow, RWSB)
  • On-premises nightclub (Wall at the W)
  • Bliss Spa with steam room, treatment rooms, and sauna
  • 24-hour gym with free fitness classes
  • Luxury car rental available
  • Pet-friendly, plus dog kits available

8) Faena Hotel Miami Beach

An ambitious design collaboration between hotelier Alan Faena and power couple costume designer Catherine Martin and film director Baz Luhrmann, the eponymous 179-room Faena Hotel Miami Beach is a prime oceanfront luxury resort and cultural complex showcasing stylish extravagance. This resort opened to a well-heeled crowd during Art Basel 2016, and its opulent and chic interior decor – including a Damien Hirst sculpture in the lobby – is a lasting homage to its roots. Faena has retained a cadre of loyal high-end clients – including a few celebrities – with luxe, colorful, well-decorated rooms boasting furnished balconies and spectacular shoreline vistas. In addition to exquisite decor, guests are wowed by two five-star restaurants, four bars, and immaculately serviced pool and beach areas.

  • Room amenities: minibars, flat-screen TVs, furnished sea-view balconies, large tubs, butler service (for suites)
  • Free loungers and umbrellas on beachfront
  • Outdoor pool with cabanas for rent
  • Huge spa has hammam and treatments with a holistic and high-tech edge
  • Four on-premises celebrity chef restaurants (Los Fuegos, Pao, Veranda, Gitano)
  • Four bars with great cocktails and stunning interior decor
  • Kids’ club with high-brow activities

9) Hotel Delano Miami Beach

The Delano South Beach has long been regarded as one of Miami’s top luxury hotels, its iconic white-on-white design making it a South Beach playground favored by glitterati since it was first designed and built by Philippe Starck in 1947. With one of the most envied locations within the South Beach entertainment hub, this beachfront boutique hotel paradise is just steps from some of South Beach’s most popular restaurants, shops, sites, and streets. A stay in one of its 195 all-white rooms doesn’t come cheap; for the price you pay though, Delano will live up to your expectations and its reputation of having an impeccable standard of luxury. The heated pool with its trendy bar/lounge scene is a household name among local and international upscale partiers.

  • Room amenities: white marble bathrooms, wraparound windows, walk-in closet, sofa chair, desk, minibar
  • Direct access to beach with comfy loungers
  • Large high-energy infinity pool
  • Two on-premises restaurants (Leymia, Umi)
  • On-premises dayclub (Delano Beach Club) and evening lounge (Delano Beach At Night)
  • Agua Spa with full-service therapeutic treatment menu
  • Fitness center with weights and cardio
  • Free bike rentals

10) Shelborne Wyndham Grand

Shelbourne Hotel Miami Beach

Thank to a 2014 overhaul to combine its Art Deco roots with modern luxury, the Shelborne South Beach has risen to become a popular pick for those seeking a less opulent (and slightly less expensive) but still stylish, upscale experience right on Collins Avenue. Standard rooms are smaller than those of the other hotels on this list; however, amenities are top-notch and include all the most important staples including beach access and a heated pool. The two best amenities by far are location and value for dollar spent: no matter the time of the year, room rates at this property are always competitive for an upscale beachfront option in South Beach. Most of its neighbors, including the Hotel Delano right next door, are consistently two to three times pricier. 

  • Room amenities: flat-screen TV, smartphone dock, coffee maker, minibar, balconies
  • Heated pool with cabanas available
  • On-premises restaurant (The Sarsaparilla Club)
  • Beach service includes chair and towel
  • Business center and meeting spaces

OK, so you’ve just scrolled through and wrapped up all your research to maximize your high-end South Beach hotel accommodation experience! What’s the next step? Line up your day or night party plans for your Miami trip well in advance, and set aside the appropriate budgets using our Discotech app. Our app – available in both the App Store and Google Play and featured on BBC Travel and highly reviewed on Yelp! – will put you and your crew another huge step closer to your hassle-free Miami vacation!

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Top 10 Best Cheap Hotels in South Beach Miami

Headed to Miami on a budget? These affordable hotels on the main South Beach drag that is the center of entertainment offer the most bang for your buck, not to mention prime location and plenty of upside.

The Miami that most out-of-town visitors know is the one of steamy summer weather, sheer opulence, fast money, gluttonous excess, and glitzy sensory overload.  Of course, the locals and insiders are happy to indulge all those “Magic City” stereotypes, because that’s the version that many tourists pay handsomely to be a part of. And South Floridians play the fiddle in tune because “a fool and his money are soon parted” as the old saying goes – more revenues generated and jobs created for the city’s residents.

That being said, having a blast in Miami on a budget is actually much easier than you think. With the right hotel choice, you can save A TON money for all the fun stuff: shows, attractions, and of course…. reasonably priced (aka “Ballin on a Budget”) nightlife.  But, first things first: if you’ve already told yourself that you’re one of those party animals that only needs a room to shower and nap pretty much, then you should to move early to lock down a good room rate at one of the best cheap (3-star or lower) hotels in Miami.

Take it from us experts: there are indeed a handful of budget-conscious resorts that offer all the amenities you need in the central location you want – right smack dab on South Beach – and at a ridiculously reasonable price point.   Here,  in order of our highly experienced customer service staff’s preferences, is our Discotech Top 10 List of best cheap – ahem, “affordable” – hotels smack in the center of Miami’s primary entertainment district, all within walking distance of the city’s world-famous nightclubs:

1) Hotel Victor

Entrance to Hotel Victor, Miami Beach

Located next to the Versace Mansion, the Victor was designed by Jacques Garcia (the man behind Paris’s Hôtel Costes), who adapted the “retro” 1930s Art-Deco feel into the Victor’s modern architecture. Garcia splashed the interiors with bold reds, magentas, and emeralds against warm and soothing beige tones. The Victor’s mosaic-tiled pool is tiny but equally beautifully decorated, as are the spa and the on-site restaurant Bice Ristorante. Comfortable guest rooms are outfitted with walk-in showers and infinity bathtubs for you to relax to the fullest while scrubbing the South Beach sand off your newly tanned body.

  • Sharp rooms with Keurig coffeemakers and 42-inch flat-screen TVs
  • Bungalow Rooms with direct pool access and outdoor rainfall showers
  • Casual outdoor pool with bar and stylish daybeds
  • Fitness center with a wide selection of cardio and weight machines
  • Lobby bar and independently owned/operated restaurants on-site
  • Free bike rental
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi plus free iPad use (hour per day)

2) Freehand

lobby of Freehand Hotel, Miami Beach

Set in a 1930s Art Deco building just two blocks from the beach, the Freehand features amenities, a guest kitchen, complimentary Wi-Fi, complimentary breakfast with Cuban pastries and locally roasted Panther Coffee, a happy hour for shared-room guests, and a chic hotel pool. One of the best budget hotels in Miami, the Freehand is not short on quirky character than many of its South Beach competitors, with vintage pieces from flea markets adorning the lobby and its 63 guest rooms. Because the property started out as a hostel – and technically still is – guests can opt to book shared “dorms” for four or eight in addition to private rooms for two. This hotel attracts mostly international clients, who are drawn by both the congenial atmosphere it exudes and its proximity to the South Beach eye candy.

  • Convivial atmosphere in lobby lounge
  • Chic outdoor pool with poolside table service
  • Broken Shaker cocktail bar draws locals and visitors
  • Excellent value for style and location
  • Free breakfast
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

3) President Hotel

Location, location, location: the recently renovated three-star President Hotel is well-located in the Art Deco district of Collins Avenue, just a mere 15-minute walk from Ocean Drive. The hotel has fresh and modern wood-floored rooms – 64 guest on-site plus 20 villa annexes next door – decorated in minimalist nature motifs. The hotel has a small front terrace and a cocktail and smoothie bar in the lobby, plus a casual full-service on-site restaurant for you to grab a quick 10-minute bite…. before taking 2-3 hours to get ready for your epic night out at the Miami nightclubs.

  • Short walk to the beach and Ocean Drive
  • Guest rooms with mini-fridges and flat-screen TVs
  • Casual lobby restaurant and lobby bar serving cocktails and smoothies
  • Continental breakfast with upgraded hot options
  • Front porch terrace with tables and chairs

4) Colony Hotel

Colony Hotel, Miami

Launched in 1939 and last renovated in 2008, the Colony Hotel is a bustling, not-so-quiet party pad that offers 50 clean and modern rooms with picturesque views of Lummus Park. Across from the beach and in the middle of the all-night Ocean Drive chaos, this hotel relishes its niche role catering to younger spring breakers, with free Wi-Fi and a bar that serves fishbowl-size mojitos. For guests who aren’t going to be bothered by dingy yet safe hallways and tiny guest room bathrooms, the Colony is a wonderful way to stretch your dollar

  • Prime location across street from South Beach
  • 37-inch flat-screen TVs
  • Clean, modern bedrooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

5) Clinton Hotel

lobby of Clinton Hotel, Miami Beach

The Clinton is an affordable, comfortable, clean hotel that’s only two blocks from the beach while surrounded by the swarm of South Beach bars and restaurants.. The upholstery is aging and the rooms are small, but the property make up for that by offersingmore amenities than most small-scale budget boutiques in the area. And the best part: it’s actually tucked away in a much quieter location than most South Beach hotels, so your night’s sleep – or day’s sleep, you party animal! – will be more peaceful and less subject to noise interruptions.

  • Sunny enclosed courtyard
  • Large hot tub on-site
  • On-site French restaurant (with room service)
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi and in-room Netflix

6) Kimpton Angler’s Hotel

front of Kimpton Angler's Hotel, Miami Beach

With its lush tropical gardens buffering its guests from the white-hot bustle of the South Beach streets, The Kimpton Angler’s Hotel has all the feel of a serene desert oasis. This low-key 46-room property also has a top-notch restaurant and a small but well-groomed and always peaceful pool and courtyard. Other surrounding properties in the neighborhood do offer more features and amenities, but the Angler should be your go-to choice if the only thing you really care about – other than your party plans – is having a hotel room that is more adult than college dorm.

  • Spacious Wallace Tutt-designed rooms
  • HDTVs plus surround sound in each room
  • Central location to main South Beach drag
  • Free passes to Miami Life Center’s yoga classes (1 block away)
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

7) Marseilles Hotel

In the heart and soul of Miami Beach, the 111-room Marseilles Hotel combines historic art deco charm with modern sophistication and comfort. It is elegant yet unpretentious, and bursting at the seams with vibrant color patterns. Proximity to the beach is the main selling point of Marseille, but a relatively large outdoor pool with lots of seating is certainly a plus. Brightly decorated rooms come with coffee makers and electronic safes, and some of the rooms even have small balconies to take in Miami cityscape views and jetted tubs.

  • Beach loungers and umbrellas (included in resort fee)
  • Contemporary, rooms with hairdryers, flat-screen TVs, and AC
  • Attractive pool lined by loungers and daybeds
  • Casual all-day American restaurant and a backyard bar
  • Daily happy hour with free cocktails
  • Meeting room and business center
  • On-site gymnasium

8) National Hotel

Front of National Hotel, Miami Beach

Designed by Roy France, one of the Art Deco period’s foremost architects, National Hotel was one of the grandest luxury hotels on Miami Beach when it opened in 1940. In 1997, new owners and management restored and reopened the hotel, which today stands asa historical landmark and treasure in the heart of ritzy South Beach. The National Hotel is hard to beat when it comes to location – a stone’s throw from the sand and rolling waves – but it’s got plenty of style and amenities as well. The tower’s 116 rooms provide sweeping views of downtown Miami across to the Atlantic Ocean, with cabanas and artist-inspired suites lining Miami’s longest infinity-edge party pool. The poolside Aqua Club is a prime pre-game prelude to a long night of South Beach partying, with specialty cocktails and classic favorites available.

  • Expansive pool deck and swimming pools
  • Direct beach access
  • 24-hour concierge
  • Great on-site fitness center + yoga classes
  • On-site restaurant

9) Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel

Pool at Surfcomber Hotel, Miami Beach

Built in 1948 and acquired by the Kimpton hotel chain in 2011, the 186-room Surfcomber Hotel is more affordable and more casual than most of its swankier neighbors. It’s always been more hip with the cool kids: with its giant rectangular pool and direct beach access, the hotel has become world-famous for its high-energy pool parties during big Miami weekends (it served as the headquarters for MTV during the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards and for Bud Light during 2010 Super Bowl XLIV). On the inside, the rooms are small but trendy with colorful surf-themed decor and a host of modern amenities, such as flat-screen TVs, smartphone docks, and in-room yoga equipment.

  • Large pool with waterfall and cabanas
  • 2 stylish restaurants and a poolside bar
  • Rental chairs, umbrellas, and bar service on the beach
  • Rooms have flat-screen TVs, iHome docks, and cool surf-inspired decor
  • Fitness center with modern equipment
  • Free morning coffee, evening wine hours, in-room yoga equipment
  • In-room and cabana massages available

10) Townhouse Hotel Miami

Patio Deck of Townhouse Hotel Miami

Where beach house charm meets old-fashioned comfort in the heart of South Beach. Located steps from South Beach, the Townhouse is quite the minimalist property that offers guests bright, stylish rooms with little to add in terms of amenities. Still, it’s a property that’s cleaner, more modern, and less sketchy then some of the other South Beach hotels at the same price point. It’s also a great fit for clubheads and well-behaved party people, as it attracts a younger, hipper, and good-looking global crowd that takes advantage of the venue’s proximity to the famed Miami nightlife spots.

  • Direct beach access
  • Rooftop bar The Cape (managed by SBE)
  • On-site restaurant Ramen Baby Burger
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Free coffee and water in the lobby

Miami is definitely a place where things can escalate quickly in terms of expenses, especially when the party picks up and the food and drink are flowing  Nevertheless, it is still a magical landscape where fun can be had on the cheap if you know the lay of the land; your our friends and budget nightlife guides here at Discotech are an essential part of that equation.  What are you waiting for? Download our app now – featured on BBC Travel and highly reviewed on Yelp! – in the App Store or Google Play.

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Top 5 Best Cheap Hotels on the Vegas Strip

Cheap Las Vegas Bachelorette (Hen) Parties on a Budget

Planning a cheap bachelorette in Las Vegas for your bestie? You’re in luck! Vegas is one of the best cities to throw the bride-to-be an epic party without breaking the bank. Here are 6 tips and tricks to keep the costs low and the fun levels high throughout the festivities:

1. Plan your travel early for your budget bachelorette

Plan your budget bachelorette at least 3-4 months in advance so your group can save on flight deals and hotels. Vegas’s hotel market is very competitive, which means many of them offer excellent amenities at a great price. Staying at a hotel on the Strip also reduces transportation costs, especially if you choose to walk. Also, some hotels, like the Palazzo, have suites that could fit 6 people. This can be more economical than getting 2 rooms if you don’t mind squeezing. Alternatively, if you have a larger group that wants to stay in the same house….

2. Consider vacation rentals instead of hotels 

Depending on the size of your budget bachelorette, it may be cheaper to book a condo or house through AirBnb or VRBO instead of getting a hotel. Most likely, you can find an upscale rental for a per-person price that’s more affordable than many hotels. If you choose to go this route, it may also be cheaper to book a shuttle instead of relying on multiple Ubers to go back and forth from the Strip.

3. Take advantage of free activities

You don’t have to bet money at the casinos or buy $$$ tickets to shows to have a good time in Vegas since there are plenty of free activities as well! Vegas features warm weather most of the year, which means you can spend time outdoors by the pool, people-watching on the Strip, or even hiking in the nearby Red Rocks Canyon. Other free Las Vegas activities include watching the Bellagio Fountains, the Mirage volcano eruption, taking in the sights and smells at the Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and checking out the wildlife at the Flamingo. You can also play bachelorette party games, which are a fun way to celebrate the bride-to-be without going out. Chances are, the other bachelorette guests will appreciate a chill daytime activity before a big night out.

4. Sign-up for free guestlists at dayclubs and nightclubs

This is key! As an entourage of all-ladies, you’re going to have a big advantage getting into the hottest clubs in Vegas at little-to-no cost. Your group will be able to get in free to many clubs, and maybe even snag complimentary bottle service depending on the venue, time of year, and headlining DJ. Many clubs will offer cheaper bottle service packages for groups of girls. Use the Discotech app to look up events, compare prices, sign up for guestlists, buy tickets, and reserve tables. Keep in mind that for almost all free Las Vegas guestlists, you’ll need to be at the door by a certain cut-off time, usually by 11:30pm for nightclubs. Lines in Vegas for popular clubs can be long, so you should arrive at the club earlier to have ample time to get in. If you know you might have a hard time getting your group moving, we recommend buying tickets, which are good for admission all night.

5. Pregame 

Drinks in Las Vegas add up, especially at the club, where your average cocktail runs $12+. To help cut costs for your budget bachelorette party, pick up drinks beforehand to pregame. Alternatively, use an alcohol delivery app to have it sent straight to your door! This way, you’ll have a nice buzz going the moment you step inside the party and save money to boot.

6. Be social!

Remember, everyone is in Vegas to have a fantastic time. Chances are, there are a couple of stag parties out and about hoping to meet a group of lovely ladies to treat to drinks and entertain. Don’t be shy! Hey, it doesn’t hurt your wallet either.

These 6 tips and tricks should help you plan the best budget bachelorette for your lucky gal pal. Who knew having fun in Sin City could be this affordable?

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