Las Vegas is famous for its casino and nightlife, but its comes with a cost. Most people thinks this place is for bachelor’s but Vegas is a family-friendly place. Check out my list of “Free Things to do in Las Vegas”.
Free Things to do in Las Vegas
The fountain show of Bellagio is right on the Las Vegas Strip and most famous among the tourists. You will find people standing and waiting for the show at any time. In the daytime, it runs usually every half an hour, but after 8 pm it runs every 15 mins until 12 pm. It’s so beautiful to see dancing fountains at night with all the yellow light looks more vibrant.
This is the most stunning show I have ever seen. The Volcano Eruption show runs hourly and it gets crowded, so be there before half an hour. People get their spot so early and if you are standing far behind you won’t be able to see clearly.
Wynn Fountain Show
This fountain show is not as huge as Bellagio but it’s more colorful than the one you see in Bellagio. They have lights underneath the fountain and it changes colors according to the music. It is fun to watch. You can also click a picture with waterfall.
Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden
Bellagio Conservatory is must visit the place on the Las Vegas Strip. The Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Garden has five brand-new floral extravaganzas to showcase the beautiful sights and colors. They change their showcase in five different themes which include Chinese New Year, spring, summer, fall, and winter. This display is open 24 hours and free of cost. This is the great place for photography as well.
The Wildlife Habitat in Flamingo
The name itself suggests what you can see in this Habitat Right? The Wildlife Habitat at the Flamingo is not just about Flamingo but it’s a home of the variety of birds, including pheasants, ducks, swans and of course, flamingos. They created waterfalls and little swamps where Ducks and Fishes are playing around. The bright-pink Chilean flamingos are the center of attraction and catch attention from all the visitors. I still wonder how they sleep on one leg.
Fremont Street Experience
The Fremont Street Which also know as Old Las Vegas Strip. It’s more fun to visit this street after dark. This is the largest screen light show in the west as far as I know. We explored old casinos and restaurants over here. After dark, You can enjoy live stage performance and street artists for free. Besides all this don’t forget to take a free photo with a million dollars cash at the Binion’s casino.
The Fall of Atlantis
The Fall of Atlantis fountain show takes place at Forum Shops at Caesars Palace around the aquarium. I know you might have seen plenty of fountain show but nothing like this one. This show entertains audiences with special effects and animatronic figures. In this show, the statues of Atlantis family comes live and animatronic statues acting out the story of the fall of Atlantis. The Fountains, lasers, fire, steam and sound effects add to the excitement of the action. The show plays every hour starting at 11 a.m. until 11 pm or midnight according to the day of the week.
Click a picture with the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign
This is the most famous sign I have ever seen. Whoever go to Las Vegas, post picture with this sign. I don’t know why? This sign is south of the strip on the way to Airport and in the middle of the road. They do have a small parking lot where you can park. You will find a line to get the picture, so get in line and wait for your turn. If you are going after dark then take your camera to get a good picture. I struggled with my phone for taking the picture.
Explore New York in Las Vegas
The New York-New York Hotel & Casino imitate the skyline of New York City. They also have featured Brooklyn Bridge and Statue of Liberty. You can feel like you are roaming in New York city. The difference is you can walk everywhere and reach in short amount of time. It also offers roller coaster ride, which is paid. I love the idea of building New York in Las Vegas.
Garden at Wynn Hotel
Indoor Garden in Wynn Hotel is simply stunning. It feels like walking between the trees and flower balls are hanging on the trees. As it was Christmas, when we visited It was decorated with lights. I love the variation of color in the flower ball. Also, don’t forget to check the carousel decorated with flowers. Such a wonderful display.
Few other spots to explore
- The chandelier: – It is a lounge in Hotel Cosmopolitan in the shape of Chandelier
- Venice in Las Vegas: – The Venetian hotel and casino architecture is inspired by the city of Venice, Italy. There are shops on the both sides of the canal, which runs through the center of the mall.
- You don’t have to go Egypt to see sphinx: – The Luxor Hotel has inspired with ancient Egypt architecture and build a pyramid and sphinx in the hotel premises. Hence you can explore ancient Egypt creatures on the Las Vegas strip.
- Bliss Dance: – It is a 40-foot-tall sculpture of a dancing woman, which celebrates the strength of a woman who is both safe and present.