Close your wallet, 10 free things to do in Las Vegas!

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Many people think that Las Vegas is insanely expensive and it certainly has the potential to be just that, however you can also have an amazing time on a tighter budget. That is why I have decided to put together a list of free stuff, so that you can put your wallet away and let it take a much needed vacation as well! 

1.Lake of Dreams show at the Wynn hotel. The shows begins when the sun goes down and runs every half hour until 12:30am daily. Each half hour a different show plays. The best spot in the house to watch this is from the Up Parasol terrace bar, however you can get a good view from a variety of spots.

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2. Walk the strip both inside and outside the hotels. Each hotel has a different theme and is completely unique from each other. Vegas doesn’t do anything without going above and beyond so you will be in awe at the beautiful designs and props inside. Where else in the world can you view a replica of Venice, ancient Rome, Paris, ancient Egypt or the bright lights of New York all in one place?

3. Explore downtown Vegas also known as The Fremont Street Experience. It has entertainment, dining, gambling, everything that the strip has, just with a more “old Vegas” feel.  It is also home to the worlds largest screen, within a canopy that tops the street. The canopy towers 90 feet above the ground and spans the length of five football fields. Featuring more than 12 million LED modules and a 550,000 Watt sound system. The light show is definitely something to experience and is enjoyed by both tourists and locals.

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4.  Watch the Fall of Atlantis at Caesars Forum Shops. It runs every hour starting at 11 a.m. The Forum Shops are set within replica streets of ancient Rome and are a striking sight themselves.

5. Watch outdoor hotel shows on the strip. The Mirage, Venetian, Treasure Island, Bellagio have free shows that run continuously each night. The Bellagio water show is the crowning jewel of strip water shows, as the water dances in synch to a variety of songs throughout the night. These fountain spurts can reach a height of 460 feet  during the show. 

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6. See the Wildlife Habitat in the Flamingo hotel. There are also two live feedings a day that you can watch. Amongst the animals within the habitat are of course flamingo’s, turtles, pelicans and sacred ibis to name a few.

7. Enjoy the circus acts at the the World’s Largest Permanent Circus inside the Circus, Circus hotel. There are many different shows such as jugglers, unicyclists, trapeze artists and acrobats that perform every half-hour. Try to get there 15 minutes before the show starts, as seats get snapped up quickly!

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8. Check out the LINQ which is a newest area that was added to the strip! This is a new shopping and dining area that also house the High Roller, which is the Observation Ferris Wheel that has recently been added to the strip.

9. Look at the beautiful Bellagio Conservatory inside the Bellagio hotel. They also change it through out the different seasons. Below are pictures from when I went in November, it certainly had a fall feel to it! – Fun Fact – The Bellagio opened in 1998 with an opening ceremony that cost a reported $88 million!!!

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10. Relax and take a dip! Soak up the sun and go for a swim at your hotel. Each hotel on the strip has complimentary water which is definitely needed during the summer months! However, most people do not realize that it does get chilly in the winter months. Not all of the pools are open year round, so if do you go during that time, make sure to check if your hotel pool is open.

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20 thoughts on “Close your wallet, 10 free things to do in Las Vegas!

  1. Thanks for sharing this. We are about to hitchhike the USA and would love to make a stop in Vegas. Our only concern was that we don’t have the big money, but thanks to your post we now know what to do for free.

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  2. I’ve done most of these, but this definitely gives me some ideas for new things to check out! Which is good, because next August I’ll be making my eighth visit to Las Vegas, and I never want to run out of things to do there! By the way, the view of the Bellagio fountain show from the top of the High Roller is spectacular.

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  3. I love these suggestions since most are kid friendly in addition to being free! We are thinking about going to Vegas with our little ones and it sounds like there is plenty to do to keep them busy.

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  4. Thank you for this post! We’re hoping to do some non-partying/gambling/drinking/eating activities in Vegas that are wallet friendly and these are all great ideas!

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  5. I’m going to be honest I was one of the many people who thought Las Vegas is super expensive or that you needed a lot of money to go there. Thanks for writing this as it has changed my mind, the Lake of Dreams Show looks definitely worth a watch as well.

    Being able to do free things is right up our street as well 😉

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  6. I would love to be able to visit Las Vegas one day. Most of the things I didn’t hear about so it is nice I now know what to do there. The Bellagio Conservatory looks super interesting! Great list!

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  7. Great to know that there is free things to do in Vegas! Thanks for sharing. Never been to Vegas and I always thought it looked very noicy and artificial on pictures. But may be it is nice?

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  8. Great article, never would have guessed Vegas had some free attractions, and really good ones too by the look of it. I think the Bellagio Conservatory would appeal to me the most. I’ve shared everywhere i could too

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  9. Great list, thanks..! People can go to Vegas even when on a low budget, I agree fully with that. I was surprised that even the hotel rates were nothing too bad when booked in advance. And there’s just so much to see and do. Also, it’s easy to get discounted tickets to shows, there are stands on the street all along the strip. I went to Ka by Cirque du Soleil and it was totally breathtaking!

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  10. Great list, thanks..! People can go to Vegas even when on a low budget, I agree fully with that. I was surprised that even the hotel rates were nothing too bad when booked in advance. And there’s just so much to see and do. Also, it’s easy to get discounted tickets to shows, there are stands on the street all along the strip. I went to Ka by Cirque du Soleil and it was totally breathtaking!

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