Free and Affordable Things to See and Do in Las Vegas

by James Hyun 03/24/2019

Whether you live in Las Vegas or are just visiting, a night out or a trip to the world-famous Strip can cost you a pretty penny - even if you don't gamble. Luckily there are several free and affordable things you can do to experience Vegas without breaking the bank. You have to know where to go and what to see.

Many of the casinos along the Strip offer cool and complimentary activities for anyone who wanders in off the strip. To start with, visit the Bellagio. This gorgeous hotel and casino boasts a beautiful fountain where anyone can go to watch unique and colorful water shows. Visit there at night to get the best experience. During the day visit the Bellagio's conservatory and botanical gardens. Horticulturalists at the Bellagio design new and uniquely themed displays of for every season. Enter a wonderland of flora and fauna and explore their latest design for free, 365 days a year.

For more wildlife action mosey on over to The Flamingo casino. Stroll through their wildlife habitat to see beautiful and brightly colored flamingos, turtles, ducks, and fish—for free! After that visit the Silverton casino to check out their aquarium. Housing 117,000 gallons of water and thousands of tropical fish this beautiful aquarium is one of Las Vegas's best free activities. Check out their website before you visit to catch when the mermaid swims and timing of fish feedings.

For an affordable night-out head over to the older northern part of the Strip and walk Fremont St. This walking street offers endless people-watching, huge televisions that cover the ceiling with exciting videos and free concerts and performances every day and night. Without spending a dime, you can enjoy many of the sights and sounds of Las Vegas.

Finally, one of the best free activities you can do is to walk the Strip and wander around and through all the casinos. From interesting architecture to window shopping in countless malls to people-watching along the Strip, there is plenty to do. Each location has unique features to pique your interest like the Erupting Volcano at The Mirage, the unique architecture at New York, New York and the acrobatic stunts at Circus-Circus or the Rio’s Masquerade in the Sky. 

If all the free activities on the Strip aren't enough for you, take a short drive out of town to one of the many National Parks near Las Vegas for an outdoor nature adventure. Check out Zion National Park, Death Valley National Park, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, or Lake Mead National Recreation Area. No matter your budget you can have a blast during your time in Las Vegas. Plus, with all the free activities you'll have money left in your budget for a few fun cocktails and dinner out!

About the Author

James Hyun

Been there, Done that! 

I Lived in Silicon Valley since 1978, Wilcox High in Santa Clara, San Jose State Univ, Product Engineer in high tech industry and in start up companies,owned and operated a subway restaurant, operated a Japanese restaurant, then realtor since 2005. All were fun, but I like being a realtor the most. I like working with people and helping people. I am comfortable with Korean and English, so contact me to discuss your real estate needs.