Travel | How to Spend a Day in Las Vegas for Free!

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Today I have a guest post on my blog from the lovely Fiona at Savvy in Somerset who is bringing us a post about travelling to Las Vegas where she has just come back from her honeymoon! She is sharing with us ways to holiday in Las Vegas and things to do that are super cheap or free!

A trip to Las Vegas can be as cheap or expensive as you want to make it. There is so much to see and do I think you could probably go a whole day without spending a single cent. You may want to spend a little on some food and drink but there is so much to do for free you wouldn’t need to spend much more to have fun. These were my favorite free things to do in Las Vegas based on our recent trip.

Walk the Strip

This may sound obvious but spend some time literally just walking the strip and taking everything in. Las Vegas is like nowhere else on earth and you'll want savor every minute. If you get tired why not stop and grab a bench for a spot of people watching. I particularly liked the LINQ Promenade for this.


Forum Shops at Caesar's Palace

If you think you can manage to avoid the pricey shops a wander around this area is a lovely way to kill some time. The Italian theming is fantastic and great for some picture opportunities, especially next to the replica fountains.

The Bellagio (not just for the fountains)

Everyone knows about the fountain show at the Bellagio as it's one of the most famous things in Las Vegas. But there are also some wonders to behold if you step inside the hotel too. Make sure you look up as you enter the foyer - the ceiling inside is covered in hundreds of huge glass flowers. There are the beautiful Botanical Gardens which change depending on the seasons and you can also find the world’s biggest chocolate fountain which is outside the Jean-Phillipe Patisserie.


Hershey's & M&Ms Shops

These two shops can be found towards the South of the Strip. The Hershey's shop is inside the New York, New York hotel. When we went, they were giving out free samples so definitely worth a look for freebie if you can resist buying anything.
The M&M shop is little further up the strip and on the opposite side of the road. There is more M&Ms merchandise than you could shake a stick at spread over four floors. You can meet and have photographs taken with the Red M&M as he does frequent free meet and greets throughout the day. There is also a short movie for the kids and an actual Racing Car on display.

Visit as Many hotels as possible

Make a list of all the hotels in Las Vegas and visit as many of them as you can. You can literally walk around every single hotel and many of them have things to offer besides casinos. We stayed at the Luxor on our trip and absolutely loved the Egyptian theming there. The whole hotel is shaped like a Pyramid and there is a huge Sphinx outside. My favorite hotel exterior is New York, New York without a doubt. Be sure to check out the Cosmopolitan for its insanely huge chandelier and Paris for the Eiffel Tower replica and Giant balloon.
There is also a free show outside of the Mirage hotel involving a Volcano which is worth seeing if you can fit it into your day.


Las Vegas Bingo

Why not keep things interesting by making your own game of Vegas Bingo? Try spotting various fancy dress characters up and down the strip (we saw Avengers, Minions, Pokémon, Minnie & Mickey Mouse) as well as famous Las Vegas land marks such as the High Roller, The statue of Liberty and Trump Tower.

Visit Downtown

While it may not be free to get to Downtown Las Vegas/Freemont Street (walking there is not advised) it has plenty to offer for free once you get there. You can visit the Golden Nugget which is Las Vegas's oldest casino, have your photo taken with a million dollars at Binions or just soak up the atmosphere under the world’s largest digital screen. In the evening, there is free live music and entertainment and you can watch people whizzing overhead on the Slotzilla Zipline.



We absolutely loved our recent trip to Las Vegas and can't wait to go back at some-point in the future.

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