5 Free things to do during your Las Vegas stay
A trip to Las Vegas can be quite expensive. “Can” being the key word. Although there certainly are many activities that require huge sums of money to participate, you may be surprised at the number of fun things you can do in Las Vegas that cost less than a penny. If you are looking for a good time in Sin City without spending your life savings, we suggest partaking in these complete free – and fun – activities:
Fremont Street Experience
Fremont Street is an absolute blast. Drinks are inexpensive, clubs are much cheaper than on the Strip, and there are some excellent free activities. Hourly, in the evening, Fremont casinos turn their lights off to make way for a cool light show atop the Fremont Street Experience. Additionally, some of the best cover bands around play nightly on Fremont’s 3 main stages. The cost? Free.
Bellagio Fountain Show
Bellagio is one of the most luxurious and famous casinos in the world. All day long, Bellagio puts on an amazing fountain show at no cost. You will be amazed at the beauty of the glorious Bellagio fountains and the hotel in the background. The show only lasts a few minutes and takes place every 1/2 hours on daytime and every 15 minutes at night starting at 3pm on weekdays and at noon on the week-end. After the show, head inside and check out Bellagio’s unique gardens located near the hotel lobby. They change each season and make for a perfect photo opportunity.
Bellagio Fountains show times :
- Monday – Friday :
- 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. : show every 1/2 hour
- 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.: show every 15 minutes
- Saturdays, Sundays* and Holidays :
- 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. : show every 1/2 hour
- 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. : show every 15 minutes
- *On Sundays Fountain show times begin at 11 a.m. and run every 15 minutes from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
When you come to Las Vegas, chances are you’re going to indulge in some adult beverages. Drinks can be expensive, especially on the Strip. Or, they can be free. That’s right, when you are gambling, drinks are free. Of course, gambling normally costs money. However, if you play it smart, you don’t actually have to gamble to get the free drinks. Throw a $20 bill in a slot machine. Wait for a cocktail waitress to come over and order a drink. If you simply pretend to play the machine or spin it once in a while, you can get your drinks for free.
The Las Vegas Strip is a 4-mile long area of awesomeness.
It’s worth it to spend a good amount of time walking from casino to casino, enjoying the bright lights and gorgeous views. We advise you to start at the south end of the Strip (Mandalay Bay), and then make your way up north. You don’t need a car – just your own two feet.
You don’t have to enter every casino along the way, but there are certain places you can’t miss. That includes Bellagio, Aria, Caesars Palace, Venetian, Wynn, Mirage, Luxor, Mandalay Bay, and New York-New York. Sightseeing in Las Vegas is a great time and doesn’t cost a dime.
If you get tired of walking you can always use one of the following 3 Free Trams:
- Mirage-Treasure Island Tram
- Bellagio – CityCenter – Monte Carlo Tram
- Mandalay Bay-Excalibur Tram
Hiking at Red Rock Canyon
When most people think of Las Vegas, gambling and drinking comes to mind. But the city has far more to it than the glitz and glamour of the Las Vegas Strip. If you take a short drive west of the Strip, you’ll come across a beautiful hiking area called Red Rock Canyon. The scenery is fantastic and you’ll experience a peaceful hike. Don’t forget to bring some water. In the summer, temperatures often exceed 90 degrees even in the morning. During the day, temps can get up to 120 degrees. So make sure you stay hydrated.
Las Vegas is the type of city where you can have a blast by spending tons of money, or have a blast on the cheap. There are many other activities in town that are fun, free, and exciting.
If you have been to Las Vegas before, are there any other free activities you enjoy?