The adult playground in Nevada, USA known as Las Vegas has a reputation for being expensive - especially for tourists. However, there’s a secret to getting the most out of your vacation in Las Vegas that Flyavel travel experts have unearthed. Bet you didn’t know that there are a number of free things to do in Las Vegas that will help you stay on budget for the slot machines. Jackpot!
Here are the top free attractions in Las Vegas to keep you busy for days:
1. Symphony of Fountains
You’re going to go to the Fountains at Bellagio—don’t deny it. The lovely music is constantly updated, and the 15-minute show has yet to disappoint. Since it’s free, you can watch it as often as you want.
2. Join the Circuses
There are a lot of gravity-defying acts to be found in Las Vegas. For example, at Circus-Circus, the world’s largest permanent circus, you can watch unicyclists and acrobats do a free performance overhead every hour. Also, on the weekends at 7:00 PM, if you head to the Masquerade in the Sky at Rio, you can watch Latin dancers put on a performance for free. Lastly, annually in August, Cirque du Soleil puts on a free show at the KA Theatre in MGM Grand at 11:00 AM.
3. Fremont Street Experience
Anyone who wants to live the Vegas life should check out the Fremont Street Experience. The namesake of the festival is a long road lined with vendors, artists, food stalls, musicians, and a bunch of psychedelic electronic music and light shows. Oh, and it’s all for free.
4. Bellagio Conservatory
Did you know there is a 14,000 square foot free botanical garden located in the lobby of the Bellagio? It’s absolutely breathtaking.
5. Get Up Close to the Exotic
Who knew there was a rainforest in Las Vegas? The Wildlife Habitat at Flamingo features 15 acres of tropical flora and fauna for you to experience. It is open to the public throughout the year and is an incredible oasis in the middle of the wild Vegas strip.
6. Neon Museum
You can take a free self-guided tour through the indoor Neon Museum that shows the glitzy, glamorous, and gaudy signs in Vegas throughout the years.
7. Mirage Volcano
If shimmery fountains aren’t your thing, head over to the Mirage instead. The volcano in front of the Mirage is set to blow Sunday through Thursday at 8:00 PM and 9:00 PM; and Friday to Sunday at 8, 9, and 10 PM.
8. Delicious Desserts in the Desert
A famous chocolatier in Henderson, NV called Ethel M has their factory smack in the middle of one of the grandest botanical cactus gardens in the world. Not only can you go on a free self-guided tour that comes with free samples of the famous chocolate, you can also wonder a beautiful cactus garden. Through November to New Year’s Day, the cacti are adorned with Christmas lights, too.
9. Free Art at the Cosmopolitan
Aside from wandering the city centre for murals and more, head to the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas to see jaw-dropping free art. There are dozens of Wallworks by Kenny Scharf and Shepard Fairey. The hotel also has residency space on the mezzanine level that’s free to view.
10. Events at The District at Green Valley Ranch
Love the open air? Check out the free films in May during Outdoor Movie Night. During the day, you can also check out athletic stores, grocery and dining, and performances.
For more outdoor fun around Las Vegas, you can also hike around the Hoover Dam in search of hot springs!