Top 10 Free Things To Do In Las Vegas
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23rd Jun | 4 min read

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    Las Vegas is frequently associated with blowing money, whether through tourist attractions, always eating out, or simply gambling at casinos.

    Contrary to popular belief, there are many free or low-cost things to do in Las Vegas.  From all of the great resorts to unique shops and several great outdoor attractions, you can absolutely explore Las Vegas without breaking the bank. 

    These are our top 10 things to do in Las Vegas For Free (or very cheap).

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    Without a doubt, the best free attraction in all of Las Vegas is Fremont Street. There's never a dull moment while you're walking (or dancing) down Fremont Street thanks to the abundance of live music, bars, restaurants, shops, and talented street performers. 


    The LINQ Promenade, located in the heart of the Strip, is home to the 550-foot High Roller observation wheel that is synonymous with the Vegas Skyline. There are also a variety of dining and shopping options here. Take a stroll down the  walkway to shop or dine in at one of the many stores or restaurants.


    The Park is a six-acre outdoor promenade located just outside The Park MGM, and it features everything from dining and entertainment to nightlife and beautiful art installations, as well as great areas for shade to help you beat the Vegas heat.


    Venetian's Grand Canal Shoppes feature live music, dance performances, and gondola singers that transport you to a lively slice of Italian street life in Las Vegas. Streetmosphere will make you want to get up and dance during each 15-minute show, which features energetic folk and opera performances. Shows are free for the public and happen daily.


    The Bellagio's famous fountains are an essential part of any Las Vegas tourist's itinerary. Every night, the Bellagio's famous fountains fill the quarter-mile-long lake in front of the hotel with a free water and music show. The Bellagio's conservatory, located in the hotel's light and airy atrium, features seasonal changes to its elegant and elaborate plant and flower arrangements.


    M&M's World is bright and colorful and it's a wonderful place to visit for anyone who enjoys this delicious candy. There are four floors, each with its own distinct personality. You can even have your own design printed on an M&M.


    For even more chocolatey goodness, be sure to visit Hershey's Chocolate World. This free two-story attraction features an 800 pound Statue of Liberty made entirely of milk chocolate, a large assortment of milk chocolate that you can purchase, and a lot of cool swag and merch from your favorite brands.


    Visiting Coca-Cola World is similar to visiting the M&M and Hershey stores; if you like Coca-Cola, you will enjoy this spot. Coca-Cola merchandise, as well as merchandise for their other brands, is abundant. The old-fashioned Coca-Cola diner, where you can order a variety of fountain drinks, was the highlight for me. 


    The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace is a great place to walk around and do some shopping. You'll be able to see beautiful structures like the Fountain of the Gods, as well as The Fall of Atlantis show. The free show, which revolves around King Atlas selecting his heir, begins at 11 a.m. every hour on the hour.


    No trip to Las Vegas is complete unless you take a picture by the Las Vegas Sign. Did you even go to Vegas if you don't have this photo? You can park right next to this iconic sign and take tons of photos.


    Most of what I listed in this post are attractions on the strip and can be accessed using the Monorail/ Tram system.

    While the Monorail isn’t free, it’s definitely the most inexpensive and quickest way to get around the Strip. Get a one day monorail pass for $13, which will let you ride it all day as many times as you’d like. The monorail runs through SAHARA, Westgate, Las Vegas Convention Center, Harrah’s/The LINQ, Flamingo/Caesars Palace, Bally’s/Paris, and MGM Grand.

     There are also three free trams that run from Mandalay Bay to Luxor to Excalibur Tram, Park MGM to Aria to Bellagio, and Mirage to Treasure Island.


    If you’re located on the strip, you will need a car or bike to get here. It’s about a 20 minute drive, but if you can get out here to see Red Rock Canyon, it’s totally worth it. The 13 mile Scenic Drive through Red Rock Canyon allows visitors to explore the highs and lows of the canyon from their vehicle or bicycle, with many scenic stops and trailheads along the way.

    While there is a $5 per pedestrian/bicycle visitors and $15 fee per vehicle, on statutory holidays, entering Red Rock Canyon is totally Free.

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