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Las Vegas Vacation: 12 Things to Do for Under $50

With hotel rooms averaging $120 per night, accommodations for your Las Vegas vacation are relatively affordable. It’s the add-ons that really break the bank. The good news? Las Vegas offers something for every budget. You can splurge on the most expensive VIP bottle service ($500,000 at Hakkasan Nightclub) or stick with budget beers from a local liquor store. But we don’t like extremes. Here are 12 things to do for under $50 on your Las Vegas vacation.

1. Ride the High Roller at The Linq

High Roller Ferris wheel in Vegas

High Roller Ferris wheel in Vegas Las Vegas High Roller at The Linq | Ethan Miller/Getty Images

A ride on the world’s tallest observation wheel will give you panoramic views of the strip and an unforgettable memory. The High Roller’s 28 climate-controlled cabins will fit your group of friends (up to 40 people for a private pod party). You can add a bar and bartender, or grab a drink at the wheel house and bring it on your ride.

Think of it as a giant bar-turned-Ferris wheel. Traveling at about 1 foot per second, the 550-foot-tall High Roller takes about 30 minutes to make a full revolution, so you’ll have more than enough time for a cocktail and some Instagram pics.

There is plenty of space to move around, and the LED light-covered structure lights up the sky in the most beautiful way. The High Roller is bigger than the London Eye and Singapore Flyer, so you’re basically a world traveler by the time you complete your ride.

Adult tickets are $32 at night and $22 during the day. Nighttime happy half hour tickets are $47 — prices involve buying tickets online ahead of time to save $5. [Correction, 7/11/2016: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that the High Roller was located at Caesar’s Palace.]