Where to go in Las Vegas for free is a big plus when you want to stretch those vacation dollars. Staring at a cactus….free, but definitely not fun. For real free fun use this list to get you started.
Where to go in Las Vegas for Free- The Top 10.
Hey baby, you’re in Vegas!! It’s one of the most recognized signs in the world. Located on the strip near Mandalay Bay with a parking lot so you can jump out for a great photo op.
Helpful Hint: Get down low to the ground or lie on your back and take the photo from that angle. Cool pix.
2) The Fountain Show at the Bellagio
The “dancing waters”, is the #1 free attraction in the world, and for good reason; it’s beautiful and romantic. Do not miss this. The show is a combination of water, light and music choreographed to a variety of songs; opera, classical, and Broadway hits. My favorite is “Hey, Big Spender” very Vegas.
Note: View it from the sidewalk facing the Bellagio as close to center as possible for the best experience.
Runs daily: Mon-Fri at 3pm every half hour and every 15 min from 8pm – midnight, noon on Sat and Sun. High winds- no show.
3) The Lobby Ceiling in the Bellagio
Created by world renowned artist Dale Chihuly it consists of over 2,000 hand blown glass flowers and is worth millions. For some, this might be as interesting as staring at a cactus but hey, a little culture never hurts.
4) Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Maintained and designed by over 340 horticulturists, its designs are changed every few months with various themes and are spectacular. Past Christmas/Winter displays had giant polar bears made of thousands of white carnations and reindeers suspended from the ceiling made of pecans. Incredible! Always worth the trip.
5) The Chocolate Fountain in Jean Philippe’s at The Bellagio
Does this even need a reason? It’s chocolate! The pastry shop was created by Chef Jean Philippe Maury, a 2002 World Pastry Championship winner, (representing the US) and has the worlds’ largest chocolate fountain. His delectable creations are worth every calorie!!
6) The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace
Not just a great place to shop; it has fun attractions too. From 10am-10pm on the hour daily the statues “come to life” and tell the story of “Atlantis”. Pretty cool stuff. Just behind it is a huge aquarium with all sorts of fish, including sharks. Be there for the feeding at either 1:15pm or 5:15pm.
7) The Neil Leifer Gallery Caesars Palace
Neil Leiferis a professional photographer whose photos have been on the cover of Sports Illustrated over 170 times. Muhammad Ali standing over a fallen Sonny Liston, Secretariat winning the Kentucky Derby, and JFK with LBJ after throwing out the first pitch of the 1961 baseball season, to name a few. It’s located on the casino level in Caesars Palace and is a must see for sports enthusiasts.
8) “The Sirens” at TI
This is where to go in Las Vegas to see hot chicks and pirate ships! Aarrr. That’s what I’m talking about. Check out the custom chopper they did for the “Sirens” in the TI lobby….it’s sick! See the Sirens daily 5:30pm (the 5:30 is winter only), 7pm, 8:30pm, 10pm, and 11:30 (the 11:30 is spring / summer only).
9) The Volcano at Mirage
This is where it all started. The “strip” wouldn’t look the way it does now if it hadn’t been for Steve Wynn and his creative vision that became theMirage Hotel & Casinowhich opened in 1989. It was the most expensive, opulent casino ever to open in Las Vegas. View the “exploding volcano”, which erupts daily from 8pm-midnight. Head inside to see the indoor rain forest too.
10) The Freemont Street Experience
This is the “jackpot” for where to go in Las Vegas for a bargain. The Freemont Street Experience is a giant canopy that is 4 blocks long with 12 million lights and a 550,000 watt concert quality sound system. It’s the biggest big screen TV ever! Shows start at dusk and are on the hour until 1am, aprox. 15min in length. Each show is different, so catch more than one. But wait, there’s more! There are 3 stages that have live music nightly. Bootie shaking starts at 5pm. ALL FREE. Like I said… jackpot.
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