Free things do to in Las Vegas
Free things to do in Las Vegas

12 Free Things
to do in Las Vegas!

Last Site Update - September 2019.

12 Free Things to do in Las Vegas!
Last Site Update - September 2019.

Welcome to Las Vegas!
If you're looking for ways to have fun in Las Vegas without spending a bundle, you came to the right place. This website offers you twelve things to do in Las Vegas - and they're all "free". There's no need to get a pencil and paper ready, as all the information is right here on this website. So bookmark this site and let's get started!

Oh, and if you're a tourist visiting Vegas, be sure to also take a look at the tips at the bottom of this page.

 

#1 - The Hidden Gem of Las Vegas

Relax on an elegant parkbench, sip a cool drink, and enjoy the soothing sounds of a waterfall, all in the comfort of a temperature-controlled indoor environment - that's so amazing,
it can't be described with words.
The place is called Mystic Falls Park® and it truly is:
"the hidden gem of Las Vegas."
At 2:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm, 8:00pm and 10:00pm daily, a show called the Sunset Stampede Laser Light and Water Show is offered. The park and show are both free.
This is a stop on your list of free things to do in Las Vegas, that you definitely won't want to miss. The park is best seen during daylight hours, but is also enjoyable in the evening.
Mystic Falls Park is located in Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall, 6 miles east of the Las Vegas Strip on Flamingo Road and Boulder Highway.

#1 - The Hidden Gem of Las Vegas

Relax on an elegant parkbench, sip a cool drink, and enjoy the soothing sounds of a waterfall, all in the comfort of a temperature-controlled indoor environment - that's so amazing,
it can't be described with words.
The place is called Mystic Falls Park® and it truly is:
"the hidden gem of Las Vegas."
At 2:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm, 8:00pm and 10:00pm daily, a show called the Sunset Stampede Laser Light and Water Show is offered. The park and show are both free.
This is a stop on your list of free things to do in Las Vegas, that you definitely won't want to miss. The park is best seen during daylight hours, but is also enjoyable in the evening.
Mystic Falls Park is located in Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall, 6 miles east of the Las Vegas Strip on Flamingo Road and Boulder Highway.

Fountains of Bellagio

#2 - Watch
Water Dance

Take a stroll this evening in front of the world-famous Bellagio Hotel and Casino and watch water dance to the rhythm of light and music. The Fountains of Bellagio could be the most popular show in the world and it's free.

Nightly shows are provided as a courtesty of MGM Resorts, International. They typically start at 6:00pm and run every half hour until midnight, although the schedule does vary. If time is a concern, check their website for the latest schedule.

This is another one of the free things to do in Las Vegas that you won't want to miss.

Locate the Fountains of Bellagio on this easy-to-read map.

#2 - Watch Water Dance

Take a stroll this evening in front of the world-famous Bellagio Hotel and Casino and watch water dance to the rhythm of light and music. The Fountains of Bellagio could be the most popular show in the world and it's free.

Nightly shows are provided as a courtesty of MGM Resorts, International. They typically start at 6:00pm and run every half hour until midnight, although the schedule does vary. If time is a concern, check their website for the latest schedule.

This is another one of the free things to do in Las Vegas that you won't want to miss.

Locate the Fountains of Bellagio on this easy-to-read map.

Bellagio Water Fountain
Mirage Volcano

#3 - See a
Volcano Erupt

Another one of the many free things to do in Las Vegas is to watch the mountain in front of The Mirage Hotel and Casino turn into a fire-emitting, live volcano.

The Mirage Volcano is provided free, as a courtesty of MGM Resorts, International. Typically shows begin 8:00pm and 9:00pm. In the summer, a 10:00pm show is offered on Friday and Saturday nights. You may want to check their website for the latest schedule.

Locate the Mirage on this easy-to-read map.

Mirage Volcano

#3 - See a Volcano Erupt

Another one of the many free things to do in Las Vegas is to watch the mountain in front of The Mirage Hotel and Casino turn into a fire-emitting, live volcano.

The Mirage Volcano is provided free, as a courtesty of MGM Resorts, International. Typically shows begin 8:00pm and 9:00pm. In the summer, a 10:00pm show is offered on Friday and Saturday nights. You may want to check their website for the latest schedule.

Locate the Mirage on this easy-to-read map.

The Linq Promenade

#4 - Walk the
Linq Promenade

On a nice night, the Linq Promenade is one of the best free things to do in Las Vegas. The Linq Promenade is located adjacent to the Linq Hotel and Casino. It runs from the Las Vegas Strip to the High-Roller (the 550 foot tall ferris wheel). The Linq Promenade offers many shops, eateries and clubs hosting live music and karaoke. The Linq Promenade often has free outdoor live entertainment with various types of artists performing, as a courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.
Locate the Linq Promenade on this easy-to-read map.

#4 - Walk the Linq Promenade

On a nice night, the Linq Promenade is one of the best free things to do in Las Vegas. The Linq Promenade is located adjacent to the Linq Hotel and Casino. It runs from the Las Vegas Strip to the High-Roller (the 550 foot tall ferris wheel). The Linq Promenade offers many shops, eateries and clubs hosting live music and karaoke.

The Linq Promenade often has free outdoor live entertainment with various types of artists performing, as a courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Locate the Linq Promenade on this easy-to-read map.

The Linq Promenade
The Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian

#5 - Visit
Venice in Vegas

The Grand Canal Shoppes located inside the exclusive Venetian and Palazzo Hotels and Casinos offer visitors a breath taking journey back to Venice, Italy when gondolas were a primary means of transportation.
The Grand Canal Shoppes are filled with exquiste shops and fine eateries, so you may want to bring your wallet or pocketbook with you on this one.
When the Las Vegas sun is heating things up outside, the Grand Canal Shoppes offer a cool alteranative.
The Grand Canal Shoppes are open daily: 10am - 11pm.
Locate the Grand Canal Shoppes on this easy-to-read map.

The Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian

#5 - Visit Venice in Vegas

The Grand Canal Shoppes located inside the exclusive Venetian and Palazzo Hotels and Casinos offer visitors a breath taking journey back to Venice, Italy when gondolas were a primary means of transportation.

The Grand Canal Shoppes are filled with exquiste shops and fine eateries, so you may want to bring your wallet or pocketbook with you on this one.

When the Las Vegas sun is heating things up outside, the Grand Canal Shoppes offer a cool alteranative.

The Grand Canal Shoppes are open daily: 10am - 11pm.
Locate the Grand Canal Shoppes on this easy-to-read map.

Real or Robot

#6 - Real or Robot

While you're here in Las Vegas, you'll notice we have rideshare cars that drive themselves.

You may also come across some strange looking characters that you may wonder -
are they real? or are they robot?

Well now there's a new website called RealorRobot.com that explains how you may be able to tell the difference.

Checking out this site is definitely one of the free things to do you won't want to miss!

#6 - Real or Robot

While you're here in Las Vegas, you'll notice we have rideshare cars that drive themselves.

You may also come across some strange looking characters that you may wonder -
are they real? or are they robot?

Well now there's a new website called RealorRobot.com that explains how you may be able to tell the difference.

Checking out this site is definitely one of the free things to do you won't want to miss!

Real or Robot
  • Create the dream-world you want
  • It starts with a website
  • Click here to get started
The Park at the T-Mobile Arena

#7 - Hang out
at "The Park"

The Park - as that's its' official name, is a fairly new six-acre promenade developed a few years ago, when the T-Mobile Arena was built.
Weekend nights and Tuesday nights from 5pm-9pm in the summer, musicians perform with free live outside entertainment at The Park, as a courtesy of MGM Resorts International.
The Park is popular at night, but is also used in the days as the buildings and trees provide shade. If you forget to pack your lunch, no worries: there are plenty of restaurants and eateries at The Park. The Park - is directly behind New York, New York Hotel and Casino, on the westside of the Las Vegas Strip on Park Avenue.
Locate "The Park" on this easy-to-read map.

The Park at the T-Mobile Arena

#7 - Hang out at "The Park"

The Park - as that's its' official name, is a fairly new six-acre promenade developed a few years ago, when the T-Mobile Arena was built.

Weekend nights and Tuesday nights from 5pm-9pm in the summer, musicians perform with free live outside entertainment at The Park, as a courtesy of MGM Resorts International.

The Park is popular at night, but is also used in the days as the buildings and trees provide shade. If you forget to pack your lunch, no worries: there are plenty of restaurants and eateries at The Park. The Park - is directly behind New York, New York Hotel and Casino, on the westside of the Las Vegas Strip on Park Avenue.
Locate "The Park" on this easy-to-read map.

The Tupac unofficial memorial pole on Flamingo Road, Las Vegas

#8 - Visit
the Tupac Pole

This utility pole is Las Vegas' unofficial memorial for Tupac Shakur, the highly successful American hip-hop artist, who was was fatally shot on September 7, 1996, while waiting for one of our long traffic lights at the intersection of Flamingo Road and Koval Lane in Las Vegas.
Tupac is remembered by many because of his sense of humor, excellent rapping skills, and his ability to interact with everyone. This memorial pole is visited by fans from all over the world.
You can get to it from the Las Vegas Strip by walking about a half mile eastbound on Flamingo Road. The pole is physically located about 30 feet west of Koval Lane, on the southside of Flamingo Road, where the shooting occured. When you get there, wish Tupac peace and express your appreciation for the music he left behind.
Locate the Tupac Pole on this easy-to-read map.

#8 - Visit the Tupac Pole

This utility pole is Las Vegas' unofficial memorial for Tupac Shakur, the highly successful American hip-hop artist, who was was fatally shot on September 7, 1996, while waiting for one of our long traffic lights at the intersection of Flamingo Road and Koval Lane in Las Vegas.
Tupac is remembered by many because of his sense of humor, excellent rapping skills, and his ability to interact with everyone. This memorial pole is visited by fans from all over the world.

You can get to it from the Las Vegas Strip by walking about a half mile eastbound on Flamingo Road. The pole is physically located about 30 feet west of Koval Lane, on the southside of Flamingo Road, where the shooting occured. When you get there, wish Tupac peace and express your appreciation for the music he left behind.
Locate the Tupac Pole on this easy-to-read map.

The Tupac unofficial memorial pole on Flamingo Road, Las Vegas
Make Me Sexy

#9 - Learn why
some people are sexier than others

There's a new website that explains why some people are sexier than others.

The answer may surprise you.

It also offers a unique approach on how you can "be" sexy.

Checking out MakeMeSexy.com is definitely one of the free things to do in Las Vegas you won't want to miss.

Make Me Sexy

#9 - Learn why some people are sexier than others

There's a new website that explains why some people are sexier than others.

The answer may surprise you.

It also offers a unique approach on how you can "be" sexy.

Checking out MakeMeSexy.com is definitely one of the free things to do in Las Vegas you won't want to miss.

Bellagio Conservatory

#10 - See the
Bellagio Conservatory

The Bellagio Conservatory, located just inside the main entrance of the Bellagio Hotel and Casino offers an ever changing arrangement of trees, flowers and plants.
Each season they redevelop the conservatory into a magnificent work of art.
This is one of the free things to do in Las Vegas that you would want to bring your camera.
The Bellagio Conservatory is open 24 hours, everyday, as a courtesty of MGM Resorts, International.
Locate the Bellagio Conservatory on this easy-to-read map.

#10 - See the Bellagio Conservatory

The Bellagio Conservatory, located just inside the main entrance of the Bellagio Hotel and Casino offers an ever changing arrangement of trees, flowers and plants.

Each season they redevelop the conservatory into a magnificent work of art.

This is one of the free things to do in Las Vegas that you would want to bring your camera.

The Bellagio Conservatory is open 24 hours, everyday, as a courtesty of MGM Resorts, International.

Locate the Bellagio Conservatory on this easy-to-read map.

Bellagio Conservatory
Fremont Street

#11 - Experience
Fremont Street

Fremont Street, located approximately 5 miles north of the Las Vegas Strip, is actually - the "original" Las Vegas Strip. Elvis Presley filmed many of his movies here and it's still quite an impressive area as it's constantly being renovated and re-developed. Fremont Street (now known as the Fremont Street Experience, and also referred to as "Downtown Las Vegas") offers a unique, "interesting" atmosphere attracting a more casual, dress-down (sometimes, a dress-wild) crowd than the newer Las Vegas Strip.
If you've never been to Fremont Street, it's definitely worth checking out.
And with the new LED light system, like the Strip, you need to see it at night.

Fremont Street

#11 - Experience Fremont Street

Fremont Street, located approximately 5 miles north of the Las Vegas Strip, is actually - the "original" Las Vegas Strip. Elvis Presley filmed many of his movies here and it's still quite an impressive area as it's constantly being renovated and re-developed. Fremont Street (now known as the Fremont Street Experience, and also referred to as "Downtown Las Vegas") offers a unique, "interesting" atmosphere attracting a more casual, dress-down (sometimes, a dress-wild) crowd than the newer Las Vegas Strip.

If you've never been to Fremont Street, it's definitely worth checking out.

And with the new LED light system, like the Strip, you need to see it at night.

Free Red Rock Hiking Trail

#12 - Hike
Red Rock for Free

Red Spring trail offers a large free parking lot for your vehicle, along with free access to a great hiking trail into Red Rock Canyon. This trail head, located about 14 miles west of the Strip, is adjacent to the fee-based area of Red Rock Canyon, so why pay the fee when you can save that money for the other things Las Vegas offers. Take the trail that goes on the right side of the mountain. It meanders over some rock and after about 20 minutes, you'll wind up at the end of the trail, in a serene setting where the red rock and quietness are priceless. You'll have the option to free climb the rock and explore small in-caves.
Directions to this trailhead. From the Strip at Flamingo & Las Vegas Blvd, take W. Flamingo westbound for several miles. Get on 215 West and get off at W. Charleston. Make a left on W Charleston. Go a few miles then make a right turn on the first street in the desert - called Calico Basin Road. Take this road, about a mile down until it ends and you'll see that sign for "Red Spring" trail head. Enter the parking lot and you're there. The drive from the Strip takes a little under a half hour.

#12 - Hike Red Rock for Free

Red Spring trail offers a large free parking lot for your vehicle, along with free access to a great hiking trail into Red Rock Canyon. This trail head, located about 14 miles west of the Strip, is adjacent to the fee-based area of Red Rock Canyon, so why pay the fee when you can save that money for the other things Las Vegas offers. Take the trail that goes on the right side of the mountain. It meanders over some rock and after about 20 minutes, you'll wind up at the end of the trail, in a serene setting where the red rock and quietness are priceless. You'll have the option to free climb the rock and explore small in-caves.
Directions to this trailhead. From the Strip at Flamingo & Las Vegas Blvd, take W. Flamingo westbound for several miles. Get on 215 West and get off at W. Charleston. Make a left on W Charleston. Go a few miles then make a right turn on the first street in the desert - called Calico Basin Road. Take this road, about a mile down until it ends and you'll see that sign for "Red Spring" trail head. Enter the parking lot and you're there. The drive from the Strip takes a little under a half hour.

Free Red Rock Hiking Trail

Photo taken facing westbound on Tropicana Ave from Maryland Parkway

Tips for Tourists

Tip 1 - Nightclub Goers - you should know that many of the nightclubs offer guests an opportunity to place themselves on a guest list and get free entry to the club. You will need to call the club early to see if there are openings available, and if so arrive early to the club, so they won't say - sorry, we've already taken all the guests we can. For complete details, call the reservation line for the club of your choice. Also don't forget to check their dress codes and bring ID.

Tip 2 - Rideshare Users - you should know that most of the large hotels in Las Vegas have separate rideshare pickup locations, the same way our airport does. If you press the "request ride" button while your on the Strip, your pickup location will usually jump to the nearest hotel pickup point, as drivers are not allowed to pickup on the Strip. The response times are pretty fast here in Las Vegas, so it's always a good idea to request the ride when you're at, or approaching the pickup point.

Tip 3 - Taxi-Cab Services - For your convenience, here are a few phone numbers to some Las Vegas cab companies*:

  • Desert Cab Co. Tel: 702-386-9102
  • Lucky Cab Co. Tel: 702-477-7555
  • Nellis Cab Co. Tel: 702-248-1111
  • New Cab Co. Tel: 702-551-5151
  • Union Cab Co. Tel: 702-888-4888
  • Yellow Cab Co. Tel: 702-873-2000
  • Tip 4 - Driving: Zero Tolerance - With cheap rideshare services and all the cab companies also available here in Las Vegas, there's no reason anyone even having one drink, should be driving.

    Tip 5 - Walking the Strip - Use the pedestrian bridges whenever possible. They are a great asset to the city - as this is a party town, and we do get a lot of foolish people still driving under the influence. No glass bottles or glass containers are permitted while walking the Strip.

    Tip 6 - Nearby Attractions - If you're here for a few days and want a change from the Strip,

  • Red Rock Canyon is only a half-hour drive,
  • Mt. Charleston is only a 1 hour drive, and offers skiing in the winter and hiking in the summer. With temperatures typically 30 degrees cooler in the summer, it's a great place to get outdoors and escape the heat.
  • Death Valley National Park is only a 2 hour drive,
  • Zion National Park in Utah is a little less than a 3 hour drive, and the
  • Grand Canyon is about a 4 hour drive.

  • Helicopter, tour bus, and rental car agencies are all available here.

    Tip 7 - Learn how to be wild without using drugs or alcohol - If you feel you need drugs or alcohol to so call "loosen up" or act a little "wild", you may be interested in this website: BeWildAlltheTime.com.