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Things to Do For Free in Las Vegas

I have been to Las Vegas on many occasions.  Being from Canada flights are very expensive.  I find that I can often find a flight to Vegas dirt cheap.  Then I can rent a car and drive anywhere I want in the area.  But I have also spent my fair share of days on Las Vegas Boulevard.

Las Vegas is known for it’s bright lights, wild nights and great shows.  But really it is much more than just that.  For things that are free to do, look no further! I have compiled a list of my favourite things that I love to do in the city that cost nothing.  For those travelling with kids, all of the activities that I am listing are kid friendly!

Flamingo Habitat: If you need a break from the hustle and bustle of the strip and the loud dinging of the casino look no further.  At the Flamingo hotel you will find a lush garden complete with waterfalls, ponds, ducks, fish, turtles and of course Flamingo’s.  Being in the habitat you won’t even remember that just beyond those walls is a hustling bustling party city.  The habitat is free and better yet family friendly so bring the kids along.

Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Garden:  This indoor garden is breath taking.  It also changes often, so even if you have seen it before check it out again.  The resort changes the display from season to season.  It also changes for the Chinese New Year.  Come to see the rare flowers, fountains, trees and displays.

The Mirage Volcano:  As the sun sets, the volcano in front of the Mirage begins to come alive.  The pool surrounding it and the volcano itself erupting with flames, fountains and special effects.  Get here early for a good view and enjoy the dancing flames while being in no real danger of a volcano burning up the strip.

The Bellagio Fountains: Watch the lake in front of the Bellagio come to life as fountains shoot hundreds of feet into the air.  The swaying dance complete with music is a sight to behold.  The show is amazing no matter how many times you have seen it.  It also changes regularily.

The Welcome to Vegas Sign: This sign which sees millions of visitors every year.  This site is a member of the National Register of Historic Places.  It is located on the strip and has a parking lot so you can drive right to it.

Fall of Atlantis:  Inside Caesars forum shops.  Right near the Cheese Cake Factory (My favourite Restaraunt) is the pyrotechnic show of The Fall of Atlantis.  Surrounded by a massive 50,000 gallon aquarium this show takes approximately 20 minutes. Fun for the whole family.

The Grand Canal Shoppes:  Visit the Venetian to stroll along through the excellent shopping.  Your tour will be along the Venice canals.  Watch the Gondolas as they float along while being serenaded by the singing Gondoliers.

Silverton aquarium:  Over 100,000 gallons of water and thousands of fish call the Silverton resort home.  Watch for the live mermaids and the divers feeding fish.

Circus Circus performers:  watch the circus performers as they soar through the air at circus circus.  Performed daily! Check on the hotels website for a list of acts.

Sam’s Town Sunset Stampede: Sam’s Town is a resort about twenty minutes from the strip.  The Mystic Falls Park located by the check in desk is home to animatronic animals and fountains.  The laser and fountain show happens each night.

There are many other things to do in Vegas that are free.  But this a list of the top ten that I enjoy.  I also like exploring the area around the city.  Anyone going to the city but wanting to save a buck try out these wonderful experiences.
Until tomorrow, wander more!

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Posted by Wanderlustcanuk 16:29 Tagged travel las vegas things free nevada

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