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10 fun things to do in Las Vegas for free!

Las Vegas for free

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. No matter how strong that marketing gimmick was, it certainly ain’t true. The magic, craziness, and glamor of Las Vegas are known all over the world. There is just so much to do in and around Vegas that it is a complete package in itself. Being here might be all about the glitz, glam, and living life king-sized, but there are many things that you can do in Las Vegas for free!

Vegas is magnificent for so many reasons. To make an entire city in the desert, replicating natural and man-made beauty from around the world is no small feat. Especially when you talk about thousands of tourists flocking the city every single day. Did you know more than  43,000,000 tourists visit Las Vegas every year? Yes, that’s the number of people this city attracts every year! It seems to have something for everyone.

There is more to Vegas than just the casinos. No matter, what your interests are, you’d find something to do in the Sin City! But, if you want to enjoy some of the attractions in Las Vegas for free, you’ve come to the right page. I have listed below the things you can do in Las Vegas for absolutely no cost! So book your tickets to the Sin City and read on.

Things to do in Las Vegas for free

There is something for everyone here!

10 fun things to do in Las Vegas for free –

The Fountains at Bellagio –

What – A musical fountain outside Hotel Bellagio (on the Vegas Strip)

Why should you not miss it – You may have seen a number of musical fountains in your life. But, there is something about the fountains show at Bellagio. Water, gleaming in lights, dancing to music is a show that’s surely going to romance your senses. It is surely going to leave you asking for more. And, it’s the perfect romantic setting to steal a kiss with your loved one.

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Meet the Circus at Circus Circus –

What – The world’s largest permanent circus inside the Circus Circus Hotel & Casino

Why should you not miss it – Death-defying acrobats and unicyclists high above the casino floor, while the guests are trying their luck at the slotting machine, is something that will stay you forever. Oh, yes, there are highwire and trapeze artists as well performing while you just stare at them with your mouth open

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Check out the circus at Circus Circus

Volcano at the Mirage –

What – A musical fire show at the Mirage entrance

Why should you not miss it – You may have heard about dancing on fire but have you ever seen fire dancing? Sounds strange, I know, but that’s exactly what this show at the Mirage is. It is 10-minute long audio-visual spectacle that leaves you asking for more as fire and water effects jump up to the musical geniuses by drummer Mickey Hart and tabla master Zakir Hussain

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Welcome to Las Vegas Sign –

What – A neon road sign at the south of the Las Vegas strip (past Mandala Bay Hotel & Casino)

Why should you not miss it – Vegas is full of neon signs but if there is one sign that is iconic and famous across the globe, it is the Welcome to Las Vegas sign. Created in 1959 and recently solar-powered, a picture under this sign is going to stand out as an important moment in memory books

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Don’t forget to get clicked standing under the Welcome sign!

Fall of Atlantis at the Caesars Palace –

What – An animatronics show at the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace

Why should you not miss it – Imagine the water in a fountain receding and three figures rising from beneath it – King Atlas, Alia, his daughter and Gadrius, his son. Now throw in some lights, music, fire, laser, and a giant 20-feet tall dragon. That is all that makes up the “Fall of Atlantis.” And, it all happens right in the center of the Forum shops inside the Caesars Palace. Do you want more reasons to watch this show?

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Bellagio Conservatory inside the Bellagio Hotel

What – An elaborate and elegant arrangement of flowers based on various themes

Why should you not miss it – An elaborate arrangement of plants and flowers spread across an area of 14,000 square feet! Jaw dropping displays are based on themes that change five times a year – Chinese New Year, Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter (Christmas and New Year). Oh, and yes, fresh flowers are used every two weeks. What about the wilted flowers? They get converted to mulch! This is a not-to-be-missed attraction in Las Vegas for free!

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A magnificent display created by fresh flowers

Palazzo Waterfall Atrium –

What – A two-story waterfall at the Palazzo Hotel

Why should you not miss it – Another thing to do in Las Vegas for free is this waterfall. As you step into the Palazzo Atrium and Garden, chances are you will forget the bling and glitz of the Strip that you just saw. The two-story waterfall, surrounded by the most exotic flowers from around the world is going to mesmerize you like nothing before. The arrangements are theme-based including the Chinese New Year and is the perfect spot for those selfies with a pout

Time – 24 hours

Seven Magic Mountains –

What – An exhibition in the desert outside of Las Vegas

Why you shouldn’t miss it – If you are looking for things to do in Las Vegas for free and you have time at hand, you shouldn’t miss this. It’s an exhibition that is physically and symbolically mid-way between the natural and the artificial. It expresses the harmony between the man-made – the extravagant Vegas and the desert mountains of Nevada.

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Don’t miss renowned Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone’s colorful artwork

Fremont Street Experience –

What – Light and music show at the Fremont Street, Downtown Las Vegas

Why should you not miss it – When the vintage meets the new, what you get is an unforgettable experience. The street, spanning four blocks, is covered with a giant digital screen as roof and is the ultimate party place in Las Vegas. There are free concerts happening at every two steps, you name the star and there is an impersonator performing his songs and a zip line to check out the entire street from above. Apart from that, there is a music and light show that’s projected on the digital roof! So forget you are in Vegas, get drunk and dance away to glory as the Fremont Street takes you to a different world

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Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area –

What – National Conservation Area with more than 30 miles of hiking trails

Why should you not miss it – If you are like me, you would want to take a break from all the glitz and glamour that Vegas offers and run into nature’s lap. It is temporary but it may hit you like it hit me. Secondly, you need to know what the Nevada landscape actually looks like! If you are not up for a trek, there is a 13-miles long drive through the loop with vista points. You can enjoy the scenic beauty through the loop without stepping out of your car. There is a car fee of $7.

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Catch the sunrise at Red Rock Canyon

Vegas is all about extravagant nightlife, fine-dine options and shopping that never ends and these are only some of the many things that you can do in Las Vegas for free. Hope you have fun, and as they say, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas! Because frankly, the madness cannot be replicated anywhere! Like I said, whether you go to Vegas for the casinos, the beautiful shows or just for the thrill, it has something for everyone. From bringing the best of the world architecture and food at your feet to giving you the adrenaline rush through its various adventures, Vegas is a charm, an addiction!

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Hope you enjoyed this list and found a few things that you’d love to check out when you visit Las Vegas. Have you already been to Las Vegas and would like to share your tips or suggestions? Do leave us a comment below or write to us here.

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36 Comments

  • Reply Rachel Catherine February 17, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    Thank you for all these tips! I had no idea you could do so many fun things for free!

  • Reply Momma To Go February 16, 2018 at 6:23 am

    These are great ideas! When I go to Vegas, I feel like I bleed money on drinks, food, gambling, so its good to balance the free things! #LifesSweetJourney

  • Reply NewTown Grand February 15, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    I like your post, keep it up

  • Reply fromtoddlertotraveler February 15, 2018 at 3:44 pm

    I’ve always wanted to see the fountain show! #traveltuesday

  • Reply Oma N. February 15, 2018 at 11:45 am

    Oh wow! I didn’t know there were so many things you could do for free! I am gonna bookmark this because hubby and I are going next month. Thanks!

  • Reply Jenna | The Urben Life February 15, 2018 at 11:45 am

    Such a great list! I’ve never been to Las Vegas but The Fountains at Bellagio are at the top of my must-see list 🙂

  • Reply Andrea February 15, 2018 at 11:39 am

    I’ve only been to Vegas once (years ago) and the way I experienced it just wasn’t for me as I am not a night life kind of gal. I love that what you put together is a really well rounded list that offers a lot of different sides to Vegas. I would go back and check these items off the list for sure!

  • Reply Liz February 15, 2018 at 9:17 am

    I actually live so close to Vegas, but I hardly go there. I love the musical fountain that’s like my favorite thing there! Thanks for posting this, next time I go I’ll make sure to refer to this!

  • Reply Christie Moeller February 15, 2018 at 8:49 am

    Great list! Seven Magic Mountains is one of my favorite spots!

    xoxo Christie
    http://www.icanstyleu.com/blog/

  • Reply Jennifer Maune (@jennifer_maune) February 15, 2018 at 8:10 am

    The fire show sounds awesome! And the conservatory looks great! Lots of fun ideas!

  • Reply Helena February 15, 2018 at 7:59 am

    Love your post! I’ve been to Vegas a couple of times and you have suggestions that I did not know about. I’m definitely going to check out some of the things you mentioned.

  • Reply Jalisa February 15, 2018 at 6:03 am

    Love all of these. My husband and I went to Begas back in November for a few days and loved it. We were able to see the Bellagio and it was amazing. Freemont was pretty interesting.

  • Reply Kelly February 15, 2018 at 4:38 am

    The conservatory and the magic mountains look awesome!!

  • Reply jessica February 15, 2018 at 4:19 am

    free is my favorite price. i’ll keep these in mind if i ever visit vegas!

  • Reply Angel Lou February 14, 2018 at 10:03 pm

    This such great ideas! Travelers must try this one.

  • Reply sandypjung February 14, 2018 at 8:08 pm

    These are great suggestions. Its so easy to spend lots of money in Vegas! It’s not cheap! We’ve seen a few of what you have suggested and I loved them. We haven’t tried the seven magic mountains in the dessert so will check that out next time we’re there!

  • Reply Marlynn | UrbanBlissLife February 14, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    Great list! I will have to keep these in mind for next time we visit!

  • Reply JoeHx February 14, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    You mean I can do more than gamble? I’ll have to keep this list in mind should I ever visit Las Vegas!

  • Reply Arielle Joy February 14, 2018 at 3:21 pm

    If you pop by the fountains at the bellagio are fun to see 🙂

  • Reply cierataylorpond February 14, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    I just went to Vegas last month and had a blast! We made it to the sign but not the seven magic mountains, I’ll definitely have to check that out next time!!

  • Reply The Crumby Vegan February 14, 2018 at 12:41 pm

    Oh wow! I toatlly thought of Las Vegas as an expensive place to visit and although it probably is, there is sooo much to do for free. I’m loving all of your ideas, especially going out into the dessert – I think that’s a fab idea to see the exhibition there. Would have LOVED to have seen a photo of the two storey waterfall, but I guess I’ll just have to go there myself now 🙂 💚

  • Reply Willow February 14, 2018 at 12:05 pm

    I have only been to Las Vegas once. Now I know what to check out the next time I go!

  • Reply 21flavorsofsplendor February 14, 2018 at 11:59 am

    I love that Vegas has so much to do and you don;t have to break the bank. I haven’t been to Vegas in years and I need to rectify that soon.

  • Reply GLENNY (@glennymah) February 14, 2018 at 11:30 am

    This totally makes me miss vegas!! I used to go so often and I haven’t been in years now! Def something I need to look into booking a trip soon 🙂

  • Reply vidyatiru February 14, 2018 at 10:06 am

    the Bellagio fountains are a favorite for us..thank you for this list

  • Reply Raina February 14, 2018 at 8:53 am

    Great list! I LOVE that art work, would be so cool to see!

  • Reply Cynthia Nicoletti February 14, 2018 at 6:44 am

    We were planning a trip to Las Vegas but I really thought it would be to expensive. Thanks for writing this article. I know I have options now that can be for free 🙂

  • Reply Ken Hanaya February 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

    Been to all of these except the seven magic mountains. Heard from a friend too that it’s pretty awesome to see. Almost considered a bucket list for myself. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Amber @ xoxo, Am February 14, 2018 at 2:21 am

    There are so many cool things to do in Vegas! I was only there a day the last time but I loved walking through some of the malls! They were beautiful inside!

  • Reply nadaliebardo February 13, 2018 at 8:31 pm

    These are all great thing to do for someone who is visiting for the first time. Some of these I have heard of or seen in pictures, some are new. I have yet to go to Las Vegas and when I do I will enjoy every minute of my trip out there.

  • Reply The Darling Dahlia February 13, 2018 at 8:08 pm

    Those seven magic mountains look so interesting! My husband is a rock climber so we’ve been to Red Rocks a ton, it’s so beautiful.

  • Reply Ralu February 13, 2018 at 5:13 pm

    Great article! I always wanted to visit Las Vegas. Maybe one day!

  • Reply Dr. Elise Ho February 13, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    I think I have a Las Vegas fetish. I have done everyone of these things.

  • Reply This Blue Dress February 13, 2018 at 4:43 pm

    I haven’t been to Vegas, but I recognize some of these from my husband talking about college trips there. We might be visiting family in the area in the next year or two, so we’ll definitely add these to our bucket list! -Maegan

  • Reply Melanie February 13, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    We LOVED the Bellagio Fountain show too!! I was so bummed we didn’t make it to Seven Magic Mountains, but I am definitely saving this for next time we roll through Vegas! Great free options!

    I currently have travel link up going on over on my blog and this post would make a great addition! If you want to join in on the fun there is a blue “add your link” button towards the bottom of this post http://www.lifessweetwords.com/2018/02/Nassau-Lighthouse-Excursion.html.

    Happy Tuesday!

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