Visit Historic Las Vegas During Hotwire’s Million Dollar Sale!

EDIT: Thanks to a fantastic response, this deal is now sold out. Check back for more upcoming sales from


Growing up, I lived two hours away from Las Vegas and got to go there often. It was always so fun to go drive up and down the Strip on summer nights with the windows rolled down, listening to all the sounds and seeing all the flashing lights. Vegas has so many great things to see and it’s so exciting to be able to share this great opportunity with all of you.

And what opportunity is that? Well, thanks to, anyone can visit historic Las Vegas and enjoy a luxury trip all thanks to Hotwire’s Million Dollar Sale. And what is that, you ask? I’m so excited to tell you. conducted some research* and discovered only about 24% of U.S. travelers have stayed in a 5-star property more than once in the last year. Probably because the cost is close to $400 a night. That can get a little spendy if you’re staying more than one night. But has stepped in to give everyone the opportunity to experience a 5-star hotel in Fabulous Las Vegas.

Starting now, anyone can book a room in a 5-star hotel in Las Vegas through and only have to pay $50 per night. Yes, I’m totally serious. You can stay at a 5-star hotel in Las Vegas for $50 per night when you book through and they will pay for the rest.

The catch? Yeah, there’s a catch. Just a small one, though. Your travel dates have to be between December 8th through December 28th. You’d better hurry because once reaches $1 Million in covered hotel costs, the sale will end.

For a list of things to do in Las Vegas and a bit of history about the city, keep reading below.

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A Little History of Las Vegas

Las Vegas was discovered by Native Americans over 10,000 years ago. While it is unknown what all tribes have lived in the area since it was first settled, we do know that Paiutes moved in around 700 AD. Sometime around 1820, Antonio Armijo led a trading party to Los Angeles and came across a valley Rafael Rivera named Las Vegas. This is Spanish for ‘The Meadows.’

Later, John C. Fremont took a group of scientists, scouts, and spies into Las Vegas in May 1844 to prepare for a possible war with Mexico. This group settled Las Vegas Springs and made a fort which was used for 10 years by travelers, mountain men, hungers, and traders.

In 1855 a group of 29 Mormon missionaries moved into the Las Vegas valley and built an adobe fort to live in while they developed farmland in the area. Two years later, the Mormons abandoned the area and went back to Utah. These were the last American inhabitants of Las Vegas for 8 years.

In 1865, Ovtavius Gass moved into the fort the Mormons had abandoned and began building up farmland. He named the area Las Vegas Rancho. This was the beginning of what is now Las Vegas.

If you’ve never been to Las Vegas before and you’re wondering what kinds of things there are to do, well, let me help you with that:

Historic Sites In or Around Las Vegas

  1. Springs Preserve
    1. This is where Las Vegas started!
    2. There are art exhibits, hiking trails, and shows
    3. 333 S Valley View Blvd, Las Vegas, Nevada
  2. Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort Historic Park
    1. Houses the first building ever built in Las Vegas
    2. Southeast corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Washington Avenue
    3. $1.00 entrance fee
  3. Golden Gate Casino
    1. One of the first casinos in Las Vegas – opened 1906
    2. 1 Fremont St, Las Vegas
  4. Hoover Dam
    1. Concrete arch-gravity dam built in 1931
    2. Largest reservoir in the US when full
    3. Located near Boulder City outside Las Vegas
  5. The Mob Museum
    1. National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement
    2. Open Daily 9:00am – 9:00pm
    3. $20.95 for adults, $13.95 for kids 11-17
    4. 300 Stewart Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada
  6. Floyd Lamb Park / Tule Spring Ranch
    1. Expansive park
    2. One of the best examples of Pleistocene paleontological sites in western North America
    3. Daily – 7:00am – 5:30pm
    4. $6 per vehicle of $1 per person, whichever is greater
    5. Located about 20 miles from the Strip off U.S. Highway 95 north past Ann Road
  7. Little Church of the West
    1. Opened in 1942
    2. Replica of a typical pioneer town church
    3. 4617 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, Nevada
  8. Neon Museum
    1. A 2-acre exhibition of over 200 neon signs from Las Vegas’ history
    2. Day tours – $15-$19
    3. Night Tours – $22-$28
    4. Tours are every 20 minutes from 10:00am until 11:40pm
    5. 770 Las Vegas Boulevard North, Las Vegas, Nevada
  9. Fremont Street Experience
    1. Four neon blocks with 3 stages, dancing DJ’s, tribute bands, a zip-line overhead, shopping and bars
    2. Open 24 hours
    3. Free to walk around
    4. Various prices for different activities
  10. Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area
    1. Site of more than 300 petroglyphs with 1,700 individual design elements
    2. Visitors can hike, bike, and ride horses
    3. Open Daily 8:00am – 4:30pm
    4. South of Las Vegas, Nevada, access is available from Las Vegas Boulevard, near the Del Webb Anthem

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Free Things To Do on the Las Vegas Strip

  • Bellagio
    • Fountains – music and water show
    • Monday – Friday
      • 3:00pm- 8:00pm – every 1/2 hour
      • 8:00pm – 12:00am – every 15 minutes
    • Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays
      • 12:00pm – 8:00pm – every 1/2 hour
      • 8:00pm – 12:00am – every 15 minutes
  • Treasure Island
    • Sirens of TI – music and water show
      • Daily – 7:00pm, 8:30pm, 10:00pm, and 11:30pm
  • Caesars Palace
    • Fall of Atlantis – animatronics show
      • Daily – Every hour 11:00am – 10:00pm
  • Mirage
    • Volcano – water and fire show
      • Daily – 7:00pm & 8:00pm
  • Wynn
    • Lake of Dreams – water, light, and music show
      • Daily – Every half an hour starting at dusk until 12:30am
  • Excalibur
    • Knights Show
      • Daily – Every hour from 6:00pm until 12:00am
    • Court Jester Show
      • Daily – Every 45 minutes starting at 10:00am until 11:00pm
  • Circus Circus
    • Clown Show
      • Daily – 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm
      • Friday & Saturday extra shows – 6:00pm, 7:00pm, 8:00pm, 9:00pm
    • Carnival Circus Acts
      • Sunday thru Thursday – Every 45 minutes from 11:15am until 11:45pm
      • Friday & Saturday – Every half hour from 11:15am until 11:45pm
  • Rio
    • Masquerade Village Parade
      • Thursday thru Monday – Every hours from 4:00pm until 10:00pm

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For more details on the Million Dollar Sale, or to book a five-star hotel room in Vegas for just $50, visit

Once on the site, search for Las Vegas during the applicable dates – December 8-28 – and you’ll see the five-star rooms for $50.

At checkout you will receive the name of your hotel  – and almost all the premier properties in Vegas are participating in this promotion.

Booking is already open – and will stay open until Hotwire spend $1 million.

Who Are Hotwire Hotels?

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Hotwire has partnered with thousands of hotels, airlines and car rental companies to help sell their remaining airline seats, hotel rooms and rental cars since emerging in 2000.

Hotwire regularly offers deals on travel inventory that would otherwise remain unsold meaning they get the some of the best rates in the industry, and can pass these savings along to you as their signature Hot Rates.

Hot Rates—like this one for $50 five-star hotels—provide customers with the hotel rate and key destination details, such as neighborhood, hotel amenities, hotel star rating and both Hotwire and Trip Advisor reviews; the only thing not seen prior to booking is the hotel name.

This feature allows Hotwire to partner with premium brand-name hotels that typically don’t offer discount pricing, meaning Hotwire is one of the only places you will find such outrageously low deals.

*Research carried out by CITE Research 

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17 Replies to “Visit Historic Las Vegas During Hotwire’s Million Dollar Sale!”

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  2. Tomi C

    I’m overdue for a visit to Vegas and these deals are so tempting. There is so much to do in Vegas even though gambling seems to be the main attraction. Amazing shows, shopping and shows you can only see in Vegas. Thanks for sharing this deal.

  3. Annemarie LeBlanc

    I have not tried Hotwire yet, but I definitely will. For a frequent traveler like me, discounts like this are not going to escape me! Thanks for letting me know.

  4. Dogvills

    Wow. This is the hottest deal ever! $50 a night in a 5 star luxury hotel in Las Vegas! That would leave me with some extra cash to spend on something else. Thanks for the information!

  5. Cyn Gagen

    I don’t enjoy gambling but I had a great time in Vegas. There’s lots for a foodie like me and just the history of the place really was interesting.

  6. Claudia Krusch

    Wow this is an amazing sale! I will have to check out I wish I could take advantage of the $50 a night deal. I would love to go to Vegas again.

  7. adriana

    I LOVE Vegas trips! They are the best – one of my favorite weekend getaways! I live in NY so it’s a quick and easy trip!

  8. Serena Hale

    The hubster wants to go to Las Vegas just one time. I have been twice but do not want to deny him a chance to go and see all of the beautiful buildings there.

  9. Pam Wattenbarger

    My husband went to Vegas about ten years ago and loved it. He has always said we need to go back as a family.

  10. styledecor1

    I didn’t realize there were so many wonderful (and FREE!) things to do in Vegas! I’m going to go check out hotwire. We’ve used them in the past for one of our trips. 🙂

  11. Sarah Bailey

    Las Vegas is somewhere I would love to go, however I had to admit I don’t know too much about the history of this so it’s really interesting to hear more about the sites to see.

  12. Kimberly (@momgosomething)

    We have not been to Vegas in years! WE loved it when we went. I loved walking up and down the strip late at night and watching the people. It’s such a fun place to be. I am very intrigued that the price is so low – I mean when we went the price was low too but man, for $50 you cannot beat that! I just wish that the US dollar/exchange rate was better too! It’s such a great place though!

  13. Everyday Made Fresh

    Vegas is one of those places that I never really wanted to go and see. It was similar to NY, I didn’t want to go there either, went on a business trip and loved it! I would probably love Vegas, too, and this sale makes it a perfect time to go!


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