There are a number of reasons to visit Sin City, from a family holiday to a getaway with your partner to a Las Vegas bachelor party with a bang to a wedding at one of the many chapels, maybe even with Elvis as an oficiant. No matter why you want to visit, it won’t take you long to realise why Sin City got its name.
Everything you could ever want is available at any time in Las Vegas, although often for a premium price. Not everything in Las Vegas costs big bucks, though. Here are five great things you can do on The Strip for free, leaving you with extra cash to indulge in the things that truly make Las Vegas famous.
The Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign
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This iconic sign is recognised worldwide as Las Vegas’ ultimate landmark. No visit to Las Vegas is complete without visiting and having your photograph taken with it. Designed by Betty Willis and built in 1959, the sign at the south end of The Strip isn’t actually in the city limits of Las Vegas. Don’t let that stop you from making the journey to see it for yourself.
Fall of Atlantis
Located in The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace is a 9-foot display of fire, water, and talking statues. You’ve probably never seen anything else like it in your life. You can catch shows every hour on the hour from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Be sure to get there early to secure a good spot to check out this extravaganza, especially if travelling with kids.
The Fountains of Bellagio
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One of the most popular attractions on The Strip is the dancing fountains, located in the lake in front of the luxurious Bellagio. You can see the choreographed water feature from a number of places on The Strip. Shows happen every 30 minutes in the afternoon and early evening and every 15 minutes between 8 p.m. and midnight, providing plenty of opportunities to catch the amazing show.
Fire and music come together beautifully in front of the The Mirage. This volcano springs into action each night, offering passersby and gathered onlookers quite a show. Even though the “lava” shoots 12 feet into the air, you’ll want to get there early to get the best view.
Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
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The Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens welcomes between 15,000 and 18,000 visitors every day, proving what a popular attraction it is. Five times a year, the conservatory transforms into a magnificent floral show displaying thousands of flowers, plants, and trees. Not only is this a beautiful attraction, but it’s also a sweet-smelling one.
As with everything in Las Vegas, it boils down to balance. With so many free fun things to do in Las Vegas, you’ll have plenty of ways to save or spend your money during your trip.
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- We were happy to write this post in collaboration with GoDoTrip.