When I say Las Vegas, what comes to mind? Probably glitzy showgirls, lively casinos, expensive restaurants, and losing lots of money?! Well, that doesn’t have to be accurate. What if I told you there were also many free things to do in Las Vegas? There are also many cheap things to do in Vegas that are practically free. LOL!
By checking off the items on this list and these Las Vegas travel hacks, you can save some serious money and still have a great time in fabulous Las Vegas.
It doesn’t matter if you are here for a Las Vegas girl’s trip or a romantic getaway; Las Vegas has something for everyone! That’s why Las Vegas should be on your couple’s bucket list!
There are so many free things to do in Las Vegas for couples; it’s crazy! And, of course, these are all items you must do in Vegas for first-timers as well and make great things to do in Las Vegas this weekend and things to do in Las Vegas tonight!
If you’re traveling to Las Vegas alone, don’t worry. There are many things to do in Las Vegas alone as well!
You can find some great tips in this Las Vegas travel guide, and of course, if you’re traveling with your significant other, you will want to read our Las Vegas for Couples!
Interested in planning a road trip that includes Las Vegas? Start preparing today with this U.S. Travel Guide!
Believe it or not, there are low-cost vacations in Las Vegas, and you can usually find some of the best places to stay on Vegas on a budget in this town.
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Cheap Things to do in Las Vegas
1. Watch the Bellagio Fountain Show
The Bellagio Fountain show is one of the top attractions in Las Vegas because they are just awesome.
I love watching the Bellagio fountains perform their choreographed state-of-the-art dance! And so does everyone else, as every time we have come to watch the family-friendly fountain show, it is super crowded.
That’s OK; it’s so worth it, as this is one of the best experiences in Las Vegas, in our opinion.
Grab your spot and enjoy the magic on the Las Vegas strip. The Bellagio fountains put on their show right in front of the Bellagio.
The Bellagio Fountain show times remain constant, coming on every 30 minutes from 3-8 pm Monday-Friday, and then every 15 minutes from 8 pm-midnight.
On Saturdays, the show starts at noon, and then on Sunday, the fountains come alive beginning at 11 am, so adding this to your Las Vegas sightseeing list is easy.
This is truly one of the best things in Vegas!
For more information, visit the Bellagio website.
If you’re looking for a place to stay while in Las Vegas, then the Bellagio tops our list of the best hotels in Las Vegas for couples.
2. View Garage Art in Las Vegas
You read that correctly; garage art should be on your list of Vegas attractions tonight.
The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas has allowed artists to use the walls of their parking garage as a canvas.
The murals by graffiti artists will make you realize that the Cosmopolitan isn’t just an ordinary Las Vegas hotel.
3. See the Blarney Stone In Las Vegas
You don’t have to travel to Ireland to see the Blarney Stone. Nope! It is one of the fabulous Las Vegas free attractions!
Instead, head to the D hotel in Las Vegas to see this piece of the famous castle. You will find a piece of stone on the second floor on a table by the bar. The sign in front of it asks that you rub the stone instead of kissing it. You are in Las Vegas and not Ireland. LOL!
Maybe it will bring you some Irish luck in Las Vegas!
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4. Listen to Some Dueling Pianos in Las Vegas
This is your chance if you’ve never seen a dueling piano show.
The Piano Bar at Harrah’s Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas has just that. The interactive piano show is enjoyable to experience as it is two twins competing for your attention.
The show takes place nightly at 9:00 pm. Add it to your list of the best things to do.
5. Watch a Volcano Explode at the Mirage
Did you ever think you could stand on the Las Vegas strip and watch a volcano explode? Well, you can when you add it to your list of cheap things to do in Las Vegas.
Well, you can, right in front of the Mirage Hotel!
The lagoon puts on quite a show with fire shooting out of the lagoon and the volcano.
The show takes place daily at 7:00 and 8:00 pm, adding a 9:00 pm eruption on Friday and Saturday nights.
6. Spend Some Time with Mimes
On the “streets” of the Paris Hotel and Casino, you will find several mimes just waiting to entertain you. I know it’s kinda silly, but they are good and funny. They reminded me of some of the street performers we saw on our trip to Paris, and they make you forget you’re in sin city. LOL!
Pair your pictures from here with our quotes about Paris.
7. Visit Las Vegas Park
Located between the New York, New York, and the Monte Carlo Hotels, Las Vegas Park is a great place to relax and people-watch. We enjoyed grabbing a cold drink or a cup of coffee and relaxing in this area after a long day in fabulous Las Vegas.
Check out the 40-foot-tall Bliss Dance sculpture before catching one of the many free park events. Visit their page for more information.
This is a great thing to do in Las Vegas!
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8. Enjoy the Fremont Street Experience
If you’re asking yourself, is Las Vegas expensive?
You won’t think so if you are in the center of downtown Las Vegas, Nevada, where you will find Fremont Street, a canopy-covered car-free area that will delight your senses.
The Fremont Street Experience is incredible. The canopy that hangs over the street comes alive with over two million lights and a state-of-the-art sound system entertaining guests worldwide.
Walking around, you will notice “old Las Vegas” casinos surrounding it. There are usually street performers and live music going on as well. One of the best things to do without spending a dime.
There are also great places to eat in Las Vegas on a budget in this area.
Honestly, you only get a feeling like this in sin city!
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9. Visit the Marjorie Barrick Museum
You’re probably wondering why I would send you to a college campus while you vacation in Las Vegas?!
Well, that’s because the Marjorie Barrick Museum is on UNLV’s campus.
Don’t worry; it’s only three miles from the strip. Here you will enjoy great modern and contemporary art pieces while enjoying a nice escape from the hustle and bustle of Las Vegas.
Another of the best things to do!
10. See the Largest Selection of Western Boots
Head to Sam’s Town Casino to check out the largest selection of western boots in Las Vegas.
I thought I was back in Texas for a minute. LOL!
11. Take a Selfie at the Iconic Welcome to Las Vegas Sign
Be sure to head to the far south end of Las Vegas Boulevard and find the iconic “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign. Granted, you might have to wait your turn to participate as the area in front of the fabulous Las Vegas sign gets crowded with visitors.
Nonetheless, it is one of the iconic Las Vegas free things to do. This picture with the Las Vegas sign is the perfect souvenir for your trip to Las Vegas.
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12. Hike Red Rock Canyon
Get out of the city and experience some of the Las Vegas terrains in Red Rock Canyon. With several hikes and trails to choose from in Red Rock Canyon, there is a hike available for all ability levels. This hike and viewing the rock formations is a nice little escape from sin city and one of the great Vegas activities.
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13. City Center Fine Art
View the art collection in City Center. Their goal was to bring fine art to an urban destination like Las Vegas, and they did just that by populating their public spaces with some fantastic artwork.
It’s funny that such fantastic artwork can be viewed for free.
14. Visit the Eiffel Tower
Okay, so it’s not the real Eiffel Tower we saw in Paris, but it’s an excellent replica.
You can take a picture in front of the Eiffel Tower, located on the Las Vegas Strip, or for a small fee, ride to the top of the 46 stories and get one of the best views of the Las Vegas Strip from their observation deck.
Entirely inspired by the Eiffel Tower’s illuminations in France, the replica in Las Vegas has a free, recurring light show every 30 minutes on the hour and the half-hour from sunset to midnight. The 300 color-changing lights and 800 strobe lights light up the Las Vegas skyline.
The picture of you in front of the Eiffel Tower can be included with your list of free things to do, but the ride to the top costs, so it will have to be added to your list of the best things to do.
The Eiffel Tower is right in front of The Paris Hotel and Casino, a Las Vegas-style attraction.
15. Witness the Fall of Atlantis at Caesars Palace
This animated display of fire, water, and nine-foot-tall talking statues in Caesars Palace Forum, located right on the Las Vegas strip, will hold your attention.
The story is set in the kingdom of Atlantis, where king Atlas has to decide which of his children will overtake the throne. And these siblings are in an actual Las Vegas-style family feud.
Caesar’s Palace and this area get crowded once the show begins, and it can be hard to hear the characters, but it doesn’t matter. You can make up your narrations. I mean, you are in sin city.
Located near the Cheesecake Factory and the Nike store in Caesars Palace Forum, the show lasts about 10 minutes and takes place every hour on the hour, beginning at 11 am.
16. Get Your Picture With a Showgirl
Yes, you can get your picture with a showgirl! Harrah’s Casino often has two or three showgirls ready to pose with whoever would like a picture. Of course, you should tip the ladies, so add this to your list of Las Vegas things to do.
We love the Cirque du Soleil shows if you want to see a Las Vegas show. Cirque du Soleil offers numerous fun shows. You can find Cirque du Soleil shows ranging from the Beatles to a full show performed in the water!
17. See the World’s Brightest Light Beam
You can witness the World’s largest light beam in Las Vegas every night. Just find The Luxor pyramid and look up. It’s the most powerful light in the world!
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18. Visit a 55-Foot Flame Shooting Sculpture
Head to the downtown container park at the Las Vegas entrance to check out a 55-foot flame-shooting praying mantis. I don’t know what else to say about this. LOL!
19. Walk through the Botanical Gardens
The Conservatory and Botanical Gardens at the Bellagio change with every season. The horticulturists bring the Conservatory to life with different themes and colors to match the season.
The Bellagio Conservatory team transforms the 14,000-square-foot area several times a year. Just head through the hotel lobby; you can’t miss the gorgeous display that awaits on the other side.
When the season changes and the display changes, the plants, and trees here are recycled to help the Earth even more, this is a true jewel in Las Vegas!
And even better, The Botanical Gardens are open 24 hours a day! This is one of the fun things to do in Las Vegas!
20. Neon Museum
The Neon Museum is home to tons of old Las Vegas neon signs. You will find signs from old casinos and other businesses around Las Vegas.
Roam around and find your favorite in this vast Neon Graveyard.
The Neon Museum also refurbishes old signs along the Fremont Street Experience. There is an entrance fee, but it’s a non-profit organization, so your money is going to a good cause in Las Vegas.
Add this to your list of fun things to do in the city!
21. Be Transported to Venice
Hotels in Las Vegas go above and beyond, making you feel like you have been transported around the world. The Venetian Hotel is not an exception to this rule.
Outside you get a taste of Venice. You can pay for a gondola ride if you want; note that the gondola rides aren’t cheap.
Once inside, follow the canal that runs throughout the shops. If you paid for a gondola ride, they will take you on these canals; if not, walk. Like in Venice, you will uncover lively piazzas with cafes connected by charming bridges. Well, not totally, but it’s something, at least.
We loved walking through the Venetian Hotel, experiencing the vast decor and the excellent street performers.
If you want to learn more about a gondola ride in Venice, check out our Venice post.
22. Hang out at the Container Park
The downtown Las Vegas container park is excellent for shopping, eating, and hanging out. This 1.1-acre park is an entertainment mecca that welcomes over 2,000 visitors daily.
You will first notice the 44-foot-tall praying mantis that shoots fireballs from its antennae. The park is home to restaurants, bars, a gelato parlor, and shopping. The kids will also love the playground that houses a 33-foot slide!
They host free events, including concerts, variety shows, and movie nights. Take note that after 9 pm, the Container Park is a Las Vegas adults-only venue.
This is one of the best things to do in Las Vegas!
23. Go Old School at the Pinball Hall of Fame
Full of old-school pinball machines, this 10,000-square-foot museum will make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time. The Pinball Hall of Fame collection ranges from the 1950s to the 1990s.
Although you have to pay to play the machines (most only 25 cents), all the money goes to Las Vegas charity since this is a non-profit organization. One of the best things to do!
24. See the Flamingos
Yes, it’s true; you can see real-life flamingos on the Las Vegas Strip.
Located in the Flamingo Hotel, the Wildlife Habitat is home to exotic birds, fish, and flamingos. The Wildlife Habitat sits on 15 acres and is entirely free to see.
The 15-acre habitat is open daily. While here, take your picture with one of the parrots, or see the daily feedings of the animals. The pelicans are fed daily at 8:30 am and 2:00 pm.
This is a great, family-friendly attraction to add to your list of Vegas activities.
25. Go Rock and Roll at the Hard Rock
If you love rock and roll, you will love the collection of rock memorabilia at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas.
The memorabilia includes instruments, outfits, and pictures from rock and roll legends, including Nirvana, The Rolling Stones, Guns N’ Roses, and Elvis!
You can view the memorabilia for free 24 hours a day in Las Vegas.
26. Explore M&M World
Get your M&M fix at M&M World on the strip. With all things M&M, you’re bound to find something you love.
If you don’t want to spend money, walk around and explore this large store devoted to M&M’s.
27. Go to the Circus for Free!
It’s true; you can see the circus for free while in Las Vegas! Head to the Circus-Circus Hotel to see the performers fly through the air.
Performances start daily at 11:30 am and include many different acts. You can see people on the flying trapeze, aerial silk performances, clowns, and many other incredible acts.
28. See the World’s Largest Chocolate Fountain
The Bellagio Chocolate Fountain in Las Vegas, Nevada, is home to this incredible chocolate fountain in the world! Once inside the Bellagio, head to the Jean Philippe Patisserie to observe this marvel. I mean, can I jump into this fountain? I doubt the employees would appreciate that, but I love the thought!
Of course, after you watch the fountain, be sure and splurge on a chocolate treat!
29. See a Mermaid
Again, there are all kinds of things in Las Vegas! At the Silverton Casino, you can view a 117,000-gallon aquarium that houses numerous tropical fish and mermaids.
The mermaids swim several times daily, so click here for a current schedule.
30. Visit a Chocolate Factory
The Ethel M Chocolate Factory is a great way to spend a few hours in Las Vegas. Ethel M has been making chocolate for over 100 years.
Take a self-guided tour of the Ethel M Chocolate Factory, and then take a self-guided tour of the cactus garden before you leave.
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31. Biggest Golden Nugget in Existence
Located in downtown Las Vegas, inside The Golden Nugget Hotel, you will find the biggest golden nugget in existence, the Hand of Faith.
The Hand of Faith was found in 1980 when Kevin Hillier found it outside his hometown in Wedderburn, Australia. The crazy part about this is the golden nugget was only about a foot underground! He sold his chunk to the Golden Nugget Hotel in Las Vegas for over a million dollars!
Today, you can see it on display at the hotel.
32. Visit “The Pawn Stars”
Gold and Silver Pawn in Las Vegas is home to the hit show on the History Channel, “The Pawn Stars.” You can go inside and view their merchandise and, of course, take some photos outside.
If you’re lucky, maybe you will meet some of the stars while you’re here.
33. Have a Say in New TV Shows
Located inside the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, the CBS Television City Research Center allows you to have a say in what shows make it into your living room.
Just grab a ticket at the MGM Grand research center entrance, watch your show and voice your opinion. It’s easy and free!
Another of the best things to do in the city.
34. Relax in the Hot Springs
Head outside of Las Vegas a little and enjoy a hike to a fabulous natural hot spring. Take note that parts of the hike are rather strenuous, so research before heading out toward the Colorado River.
A popular hot spring is the Gold Strike Hot Springs. This spring is in a set of cascading pools in the Colorado River. Getting here is a little more complicated, so research before visiting.
35. Stroll the Strip
One of the best things to do is stroll along the strip. Take in all the excitement while popping in to visit any of the local stores or restaurants you’d like.
Be warned, though, the Las Vegas strip is much longer than it appears. Given that crossing the street requires you to go upstairs and cross over a bridge, walking the strip takes a little longer than you might initially think. Pace yourself and be sure and drink lots of water while visiting Las Vegas.
36. Play Lawn Games
The Gold Spike is an oversized adult playground in Las Vegas, Nevada. You can hang out in the living room or the backyard and participate in all the fun that surrounds you.
Whether you’re a fan of giant beer pong, cornhole, or Twister, this place has it all!
37. Catch the Sunset Stampede at Sam’s Town
Sam’s Town is located about 20 minutes away from the Vegas strip. The Sunset Stampede is a 10-minute laser light and fountain show with animatronics and a babbling brook.
38. Watch the Light Show at Bally’s
Every night the rooftop canopy over the Grand Bazaar Shops at Bally’s comes alive. Set to custom-created music, this light show is highlighted by a Swarovski Crystal Starburst that soars above the Grand Baraaz Shops and can be seen from all over Las Vegas Boulevard.
The show takes place nightly, every 15 minutes beginning at 8:05.
39. Visit Hershey Chocolate World
Hershey Chocolate World is home to more than 800 chocolates and candies in the New York-New York Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. I love that you get a free sample when you enter the store so go as many times as you want while visiting Las Vegas!
40. View Some Great Photography
Located in The Linq Hotel in Las Vegas, The Polaroid Fotobar is a delight for shutterbugs. Before touring the museum, you can upload, edit, and print photos on the first floor.
The museum houses pictures of famous photographers holding up their favorite photos and many other fun exhibits of photography throughout the decades. For photography lovers, this is a great cheap thing to do in Vegas.
While at The Linq, you probably noticed the High Roller outside also. The High Roller is a 550-foot tall Ferris Wheel that welcomes visitors to enjoy a 30 min ride and an open-air bar inside the High Roller cabins. There is a fee for this, so check prices before adding the High Roller to your list.
41. Learn to Gamble
Of course, the Las Vegas casinos will teach you to gamble. How will they get your money if you don’t feel confident enough to play?
Most casinos have lesson times; visit their website, or ask at the information desk. They will surely hook you up with free lessons in hopes you’ll spend money in Las Vegas casinos after that!
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42. Experience a Thunderstorm
Usually, we head inside to avoid a thunderstorm, but I’m telling you to do the opposite while in Las Vegas. Head inside the Miracle Mile Shops to experience an interior thunderstorm! LOL!
43. See Shelby Mustangs
Mustang enthusiasts will love to see the awesome collection of Shelby Mustangs. Located in beautiful Las Vegas, Nevada, the Shelby Heritage Center and Carroll Shelby Store are open seven days a week.
Tours are free and do not require a reservation.
44. See the Statue of Liberty
So it’s not the real Statue of Liberty, but it’s a great recreation and found right here in Las Vegas, Nevada. You will see just that outside the New York New York Hotel and casino.
While here, explore the fun New York, New York hotel. I mean, how many hotels in the world have a full-size roller coaster going through their lobby? Not only that but the restaurants inside are also themed after famous New York food establishments.
45. Sample Whiskey at Vom Fass
Located in The Grand Canal Shoppes in the Venetian, VOM FASS offers a free whiskey experience Thursday-Saturday at 7:00 pm. During the 45-minute class, participants learn about the whiskey-making process before tasting bourbon, Irish whiskey, and scotch. Now that is an excellent afternoon in Las Vegas!
46. View the Art Collection at the Aria
The Aria Hotel in Las Vegas houses the first permanent fine art collection in Las Vegas. Here you can enjoy works by world-famous artists such as Henry Moore, Frank Stella, and Richard Long.
You will enjoy seeing all forms of media while strolling through this beautiful collection.
47. Admire the Glass Ceiling of the Bellagio
While inside the lobby of the gorgeous Bellagio, look up! Over your head, you will see over 2,000 colorful hand-blown glass sculptures.
These gorgeous flowers, crafted by renowned artist Dale Chihuly, weigh over 40,000 pounds! The masterpiece is called the “Fiori di Como” and is one of Chihuly’s most recognized art pieces. I’m sure that is because 15-20,000 people come to the hotel’s lobby to view the masterpiece. A 10,000-pound steel armature supports the pieces to ensure that the pieces stay intact.
A fun fact, every morning between 2 and 5 am, a team of engineers clean and maintain the sculptures! You won’t find this anywhere but in Las Vegas!
This is one of the best things to do in Las Vegas!
48. Have Lunch with Harleys
Harley lovers will be in heaven at the Harley Davidson Cafe on the Las Vegas Strip.
The 28-foot Harley coming out of the front of the building gets your attention immediately, but if that’s not enough, head inside and enjoy some great food in a Harley atmosphere.
49. Take a Free Pull on a Slot Machine
You never know; your free pull might make you some money! Take a chance; I mean, what do you have to lose, it’s free, and you’re in Las Vegas!
You will find this free machine outside the Tropicana hotel, step in and take your free pull!
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50. Visit the Hall of Fame of Poker
Binions is an iconic name in gambling. Head over and check out the Who’s Who of poker.
Initially created in 1979 by Benny Binion, the owner of the Horseshoe Casino in Las Vegas, the Hall of Fame of Poker was to celebrate and preserve the names and legends of the poker community. I guess it didn’t hurt that this also served as a tourist attraction in his casinos.
In order to be considered, the gambler must meet four criteria: being well respected by peers.
51. Watch Performances on Fremont Street
Fremont Street is always bustling with activity.
Much like Bourbon Street in New Orleans, you never know what you’ll see here. This is one of the most popular free things to do in Las Vegas!
This is one of the best things to add to your list in Vegas!
52. Watch a Fashion Show
The Fashion Show Mall, located off the Las Vegas strip, didn’t get its name from thin air. They truly have fashion shows there. Why not see one to say you did?
53. Watch The Lake of Dreams
Located at the Wynn Hotel and Casino is The Lake of Dreams. The Lake of Dreams is a 40-foot waterfall and lake where a nightly show takes place.
The show includes thousands of lights, music, and holographic. The show runs nightly every half hour, beginning at 6:00 pm.
54. Get Your Fortune Told
You can get your fortune told for free while in Las Vegas. Just head to the Lucky Cat exhibit inside the Cosmopolitan. Guests 21 and over can touch the cat’s paw to receive a Cosmopolitan freebie or a fortune.
55. Explore a Tropical Rain Forest
The atrium of the Mirage will transport you to a tropical rainforest without leaving Las Vegas. The 10-story dome surrounding you houses extensive species of rainforest plants, waterfalls, and lagoons.
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56. View a 20,000 Gallon Aquarium
Also located in the Mirage hotel is a massive 20,000-gallon saltwater aquarium. Inside, you will find over 450 fish swimming around a coral reef. This is one of the unique attractions in Las Vegas.
57. Get Up Close with the Sharks
The Golden Nugget Hotel in downtown Las Vegas houses a shark tank that is their pool! This feature is a three-story complex containing over 200,000 gallons of water, coral reef, and sharks! Another one of the fantastic Las Vegas attractions.
58. Go to Hoover Dam
The Hoover Dam, located on the border of Nevada and Arizona, is something everyone should see at least once in their lifetime.
An engineering marvel, the Hoover Dam has been astounding generations of people for years.
Located in the Black Canyon, the Hoover Dam serves to dam up the Colorado River between Nevada and Arizona. The Hoover Dam offers self-guided and guided tours daily.
The Hoover Dam has welcomed tourists for years and is considered one of the best things to do while visiting Las Vegas. Be sure to visit their website for more information.
Getting to the Hoover Dam is an easy day trip from your Las Vegas hotel and one of the Las Vegas attractions unique to this area.
59. See the MGM Lion
The iconic symbol of MGM studios is the lion. Head to the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, take your picture with the gold statue, or view the live lion in his habitat.
60. Catch Some Rays
Las Vegas hotels are known for having great pools. Take advantage of the desert sunshine and enjoy relaxing by the pool and catching some rays. Some of the Las Vegas hotels have incredible pools.
Some companies take people on tours of the fabulous pool parties in Las Vegas. That says a lot for the pool scene here.
61. Weigh Yourself on a Giant Scale
Head to The Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas, Nevada, and step on their giant scale, well, as long as you don’t mind everyone around seeing your weight. This is one of the Las Vegas attractions I skipped. LOL!
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62. Take Your Picture With a Million Bucks
That’s right, you can take a selfie with a million dollars at Binion’s Las Vegas! Granted, you can’t take it with you, but you might be able to fool a friend or two.
63. See the World’s Largest Slot Machine
Look around while exploring downtown Las Vegas and you are guaranteed to see the gigantic Slot Machine, Slotzilla! Only in Las Vegas!
64. Stroll Through 1940s New York
The New York-New York Hotel is set up like New York City in the 1940s. Roam around and enjoy being transported back in time.
65. See The Little White Wedding Chapel
Made famous for the Las Vegas Wedding of Ross and Rachel on Friends, the Little White Wedding Chapel is worth a visit. Where else can you have a drive-thru wedding?
66. Listen to the Gondoliers at the Venetian
Stand on the Rialto Bridge and listen to the gondoliers serenade their guests as they go through the canals at the Venetian. I’m telling you, the themes of the hotels in Las Vegas will have you almost believe that you have been transported across the world to another country!
67. Watch the Performers at Venetian
While roaming around the Venetian, look for the performers dressed in Carnivale-style dresses for fabulous Las Vegas entertainment.
68. See an Egyptian Pyramid
Step inside Egypt at the Luxor Hotel without leaving Las Vegas. The vast pyramid is impressive on the outside but just as unique on the inside.
69. Visit the Chandelier Bar
The Chandelier Bar at the Cosmopolitan is gorgeous. Even if you don’t buy a drink go to gawk at all the crystals that make up this fantastic bar.
70. Head to Lake Mead
Lake Mead is one of the largest man-made lakes in the world. Offering plenty of relief from the Vegas sunshine, a day trip to Lake Mead is a fantastic escape from the strip.
71. Go To The Grand Canyon National Park
The Grand Canyon National Park is a fabulous thing to do while visiting Las Vegas. Granted, the trip will take most of the day, but it is well worth it.
You will find the closest entry point to the Grand Canyon at the Grand Canyon West Rim, about 128 miles from Las Vegas.
Driving to the Grand Canyon takes about 2.5 hours from downtown Las Vegas and is a relatively easy.
The drive to the Grand Canyon takes you past Lake Mead, Boulder City, and the Hoover Dam, so you can see several attractions on your way to the Grand Canyon!
The Hualapai Indian Tribe owns the Grand Canyon West Rim, so private cars are not allowed. Instead, you will park at the Welcome Center and take a shuttle to see the Grand Canyon.
Popular viewpoints at this part of the Grand Canyon include the Skywalk Glass Bridge observation deck, a top attraction in this area.
While not the cheapest way to see Grand Canyon National Park, you can easily take a guided tour from Las Vegas.
72. Watch a Pirate Show
Head to the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino to see the pirate show. The show features music, dancing, explosions, and a full-size pirate ship sinking!
You can see the Treasure Island Pirate show nightly at 7:00 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 10:00 p.m., and 11:30 p.m.
73. Visit Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay
Your list of cheap things to do in Las Vegas should include the Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay.
The aquarium at Mandala Bay is home to over 2,000 animals, including sea turtles, giant rays, and even piranhas!
Final Thought on Cheap Vegas Attractions
Hopefully, we have shown you several cheap things to do. Choose the ones that best fit your personality and the things you want to explore here in this fun city.
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If you want to book an entire vacation package, we suggest using Expedia. We love how easy Expedia is to use, and we always find good deals on entire vacation packages on their site.
Another great site for vacation packages is BookVIP. BookVIP offers super cheap vacation packages to incredible destinations. You are sure to save money using their site!
For full guided vacations, including hotels, some meals, transportation, and guides, then we book with Trafalgar. Trafalgar is a trusted tour company that will meet all your needs while ensuring a great experience.
Trip.com allows you to book flights, hotels, train tickets, rental cars, airport transfers, tours, and more all on one site. Owned by the parent company that also owns Skyscanner, this is a trusted resource for travel booking and a great “one-stop shop.”
Book Your Accommodations:
We always begin our search by checking out honest reviews on TripAdvisor hotels. This allows us to narrow our search for specific properties once we are ready to book. Of course, you can also book directly on the TripAdvisor site!
There are several accommodation sites that we like to use. One of our favorites is Booking.com because it offers a wide variety of hotels and guesthouses at a good price.
Another “go-to” hotel booking site for us is Hotels.com. We love their loyalty program that allows you to earn free nights, and their “secret prices” for members are fabulous deals!
HotelsCombined is another cool site. They allow you to compare all the top travel sites with one search to ensure you find the best deal out there. Kayak works in this way as well.
If you want a luxurious all-inclusive vacation, consider checking out the Sandals/Beaches properties. Sandals properties are for couples only and Beaches are for families. We have visited Sandals in the past and absolutely love the attention to detail and the service they provide.
Tour Companies We Trust:
We love taking guided tours when visiting new places. Our go-to tour companies are Viator.com and Get Your Guide. Both of these companies have been in business for years and provide excellent customer service. You can trust booking tours from their sites for sure!
For a guided city tour, check out City Sightseeing and BigBus Tours. These bus tours are so much fun and easy to hop on and hop off at top attractions in cities around the world.
CityPass is a great way to save money when visiting large cities. CityPass allows you to get free admission to major attractions once you buy their pass. The savings add up quickly with this pass, often saving 50% with combined admissions.
Another great pass to save money in larger cities is the Sightseeing Pass. This pass allows you to save valuable time and money by combining admissions to major attractions. They also have a handy app that keeps everything you need at your fingertips.
Looking to Save Time and Money?
Check out our resource page for all of our favorite vendors. These companies help us to save time and money on our travels!
About The Author
Michelle Snell is a travel writer, history buff, wine lover, and enthusiast of different cultures. Michelle enjoys bringing places to life through her informative writing style on her blogs, That Texas Couple and Totally Texas Travel. Her practical tips and suggestions help make travel dreams a reality while immersing her readers in the history, culture, and food of a region. She is happiest sipping wine in Italy or chilling on a beach with her husband, Marty.
Saturday 21st of January 2023
Great ideas! I absolutely LOVED the dueling pianos at Harrah's. They have them at New York New York too! And the botancial gardens at Bellagio are also a fave since they rotate them so often!
Monday 5th of April 2021
I have been to Vegas twice but there is still so much more to see! I would love to see the drive through wedding windows and so much more. Your list is quite detailed and covers it all
Monday 5th of April 2021
I'm pretty proud/happy and impressed with myself that I have done many of the things on this list! My mom and I went to Vegas last year pre-pandemic and turned our two day trip into five days because we had so many things to do! I didn't realize Slotzilla was so large when I was at Freemont Street, though. I was too engrossed in everything else going on, haha.
Sunday 4th of April 2021
a lot great ideas. some of them i didn't know. can't to go back to vegas sometime.
Sunday 4th of April 2021
Always loved all the places you could "travel" to without leaving Vegas. The last time we went to Fremont Street though we say a grown man dressed as a baby, diaper and all, and I'm not sure I can ever unsee it!