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Free Things to do in Vegas: The 11 Best Free Vegas Activities

Las Vegas Welcome Sign at Sunset

Whether you’ve spent too much money in the casino or are saving money for shopping, enjoying free activities in Las Vegas is always nice on your wallet while being nice on your experience. Read below to find some of the best free things to do in Vegas so you have a great time without breaking the bank.

 

Fun & Free Vegas Activities

 

Bellagio Fountains & Conservatory

The 13,573-square-foot Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is always in full bloom with its natural display filled with lush plants, vibrant flowers, and towering trees that change five times a year. Pair this with the famous aquatic show of the Bellagio Fountains set to a concert of opera, classical, Broadway, and pop for the ultimate free experience.

 

Downtown Arts District

The Arts District, or 18b, is a vibrant cultural hub and sprawling Art Square packed with indie art galleries and performance spaces in converted warehouses. Check out the 18b calendar to see any upcoming free shows and events. Otherwise, enjoy walking around and appreciating the art.

 

Downtown Container Park

The Container Park is an open-air shopping center filled with boutique retail shops, unique restaurants, and live entertainment for everyone. Stop by for free Vegas activities such as an interactive playground, concerts, movies, and more on the park’s main stage that will ensure a great time for anyone visiting.

 

Chocolates Made at Ethel M Chocolate Factory

 

Ethel M Chocolate Factory

Visit the only Ethel M factory in the world, where you can tour the facility and see chocolate in the making through the factory’s windows. See the processes put into place and get a free chocolate at the end for a sweet treat. Once you’re done, take a stroll through the Botanical Cactus Gardens to see more than 300 types of cactus.

 

Flamingo Wildlife Habitat

The Flamingo Habitat at the Flamingo Hotel is situated on 15 acres of lush tropical grounds and winding garden pathways scattered with parrots, swans, hummingbirds, pelicans, turtles, koi fish, and a flock of flamingos. There are even free daily presentations that educate visitors about the flamingos.

 

Fremont Street

The free Viva Vision light shows and free live music are just two of the wonderful things the Fremont Street Experience has to offer. On top of that, Downtown Las Vegas offers a number of free things to do in Vegas, such as the Million Dollar Photo at Binion’s, historic artifacts at Golden Gate, and more.

 

Hoover Dam

The Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge was built to relieve congestion over the top of Hoover Dam and now allows visitors to park and walk across the bridge for free. Though there isn’t much to do, you will get a beautiful view of the Hoover Dam and it makes for a great photo opportunity.

 

Red Rock Canyon

The best place to enjoy the beauty of nature in Las Vegas is at Red Rock Canyon. Grab your boots, some water, and a few friends so you don’t get lost and explore the beautiful landscape right outside of the city, including little slices of history such as the Petroglyph Wall. If you don’t feel like hiking, take the 13-mile scenic drive through the area.

 

Seven Magic Mountains Art Installation in Las Vegas

 

Seven Magic Mountains

Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone’s creation is an impressive piece of public art that is easy to see from the highway with its 35-foot high towers of multi-colored boulders rising out of the desert. These seven, colorful art pieces are a beautiful addition to the desert and a must-see for art lovers.

 

Volcano at The Mirage

The Mirage built a volcano in front of the resort that includes a finale with an eruption 60 feet into the air that’s so intense, you’ll feel the heat from inside your taxi on Las Vegas Boulevard. Shows are at 8pm and 9pm each night, with an extra 10pm performance on Fridays and Saturdays.

 

Welcome to Las Vegas Sign

We couldn’t leave this activity off the list! This is one of the most iconic free things to do in Vegas, and you are sure to have seen it before. Whether you want a picture with it or not, it is still a fun slice of history and Las Vegas culture to drive by and admire.

 

Visiting Las Vegas doesn’t mean you have to break the bank to have fun. Try these free Vegas activities to have an amazing trip while saving money for other experiences while you are in the city. When planning your trip, be sure to book a room at the Golden Gate Hotel to be near the best free things to do in Vegas.