The United States’ glitzy Las Vegas is known as being an expensive trip to make. Bright lights and casinos beckon, and other activities include shooting, visiting the Grand Canyon, and seeing spectacular shows. There are, however, numerous free things to do in Las Vegas, ensuring that a stay need not break the bank – so long as you are careful in the casinos! Combine fun filled days with exciting evenings for a truly memorable time in this play ground in the desert.
Some of the best free things to do in Las Vegas include:
The Silverton Aquarium
Set within the luxurious Silverton Hotel, this enormous saltwater aquarium allows visitors to get up close and personal with a great range of marine life and aquatic creatures. The aquarium is home to three different types of shark, three species of sting ray, and thousands of exotic fish. There are daily shows that provide entertainment and amusement galore, with colourful mermaids stealing the show! Other shows are often performed. The aquarium is accessible 24 hours of the day, and is a hit with children and adults alike.
Fountains at Bellagio
The spectacular and superb fountains at the Bellagio are an absolute must see when in dazzling Las Vegas. The breath taking watery shows are also completely free to enjoy. Not only can you see a terrific water show, featuring lights and music, but the show changes every 30 minutes, meaning that you will be captivated and enchanted for even longer! You will likely find yourself admiring the fountains for much longer than expected. Also within the Bellagio you can enjoy the fantastic array of plants and flowers at the free conservatory.
Volcano at The Mirage
Every evening, the spectacular volcano at The Mirage erupts rather fantastically. It is sure to inspire awe and wonderment. Eruptions take place every hour after darkness has fallen. With water, lighting, and sound effects, it is an assault on the senses. Fire shoots high in the air, waterfalls gush, smoke billows, and the overall effect is beautiful and impressive.
The Fall of Atlantis Show
Situated at the Forum Shops of Caesars Palace, this incredible and spell binding show will leave you hungry for more. And, it is totally free to watch. Depicting fierce sibling rivalry like you have never seen before, the show uses huge statues, pyrotechnics, booming sound effects, lighting, and incredible costumes. After the show, make sure you stop by the nearby aquarium.
Flamingo Wildlife Habitat
Within the Flamingo Hotel you will find a delightful wildlife habitat, containing, amongst other things, the namesake pink birds. It is a great spot to take the kids, as well as providing respite from the bright lights and flashiness of the strip.
Other free things to do in Las Vegas include museums and galleries, a walk along the electric Fremont Street, the sweet treat that is M&M’s World, and Streetmosphere at the Venetian Hotel. Make sure to stop for a picture at the iconic and world famous Las Vegas sign.