Free entertainment is easy to find in Las Vegas, especially if you count the roaming street performers, but the city has plenty of other budget-friendly things to do. From the whimsy of the Bellagio’s Conservatory and Botanical Gardens to adventures outside of the city, you’ll find a number of totally free and fun things to do in Las Vegas.
On the Strip, some of the most well-known free attractions are at the Bellagio. In addition to the Conservatory, people can enjoy the Fountains of Bellagio. These dancing waters have been enchanting audiences for years with their graceful choreography. Be sure arrive early before any show to get the best vantage point.
Getting out of the city to explore the surrounding desert can also turn up free or low-cost activities. There’s no admission fee to walk across Hoover Dam’s Bypass Bridge (officially known as the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge) and it comes with a birds-eye view of Hoover Dam–as long as you don’t mind heights. A visit to the conversation-sparking art installation Seven Magic Mountains costs nothing, and it comes with an expansive view of the desert surrounding the neon towers of boulders.
Shopping might not be a free activity, but in Las Vegas, you can find shopping malls with free entertainment, like the Streetmosphere at the Venetian’s Grand Canal Shoppes. Wandering performers and living statues provide free entertainment while you’re window shopping.
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