If you are looking for a place to spend your weekend, Las Vegas should be your ultimate choice. The city is a hub of splendid lifestyle and entertainment. Besides, it is in close proximity to some exciting tourist attractions. From its amazing skyscrapers to the vibrant nightlife that characterize the city, one day will not be enough to see all that the city has to offer. In 2012 alone, the city opened its doors to about 40 million tourists, which gave it a slot in the top ranking for the most popular tourist attractions in the world.
Las Vegas has been labeled by many as an expensive city where spending a vacation calls for a substantial amount of money. Nevertheless, it is not as expensive as many paint it since there are things to do in Las Vegas for free. You could sight-see or take a road trip, where you can enjoy the amazing features that define the big city’s outskirts. You and your family can still do some other things, without spending much. All you need is a camera to freeze your moments in different adventures.
Here is a list of activities that you can include in your itinerary for Las Vegas, which will cost you less but still fascinate you.
Las Vegas prides itself for hosting a chocolate firm, Ethel M Chocolate Factory. Here you can take a tour of the company, get to know how the most sought after snack in the world is made. You could also get an opportunity to sample different varieties of chocolates. While still on this site, you can tour the Botanical cactus gardens found in the compound, again for free. The factory and the garden are open for touring from Monday to Thursday 8.30a.m. to 4.30 p.m. The store is open daily from 8.30 am to 6.00 pm. The beauty with this factory is that it is situated in Henderson, Nevada, 15-minute drive from Las Vegas Strip.
Fremont is a popular street downtown of Las Vegas. It boasts a number of the city’s famous casinos as well as a large mall; Fremont Street Experience, which has an open-air plan and offers shows, Viva Vision and concerts. The Viva Vision consists of 12.5 million LED bulbs. The light from the multiple bulbs is then reflected on the 1500 feet video screen, hoisted above the mall. Shows are provided every night and there is no pay needed to watch from this glamorous screen. The mall also offers 3-D movie and M&M’s color mood analyzer. When you are here, you could get lucky and be one of the recipients of the free samples given by the store at M&M’s World.
Are you wondering what to do in Las Vegas free? For the novices in poker, it can be intimidating to be at the same table with the old timers of the game. That is why Luxor, Excalibur and Circus provide gaming lessons for free. You can take free training before you engage in Las Vegas’ most popular game. Almost everybody in Vegas play poker. Hence, it would be best to learn how to play the game, so that you can be in a good position to interact with the locals.
The Conservatory and Botanical Gardens at Bellagio display their plants, trees and flowers, every season. During this occasion, they offer live music performances starting 5.00 pm to 6.00pm. In addition, you will have an opportunity to meet “Mr. and Mrs. Green Thumb” from 10.30 am and 11.30 am, for any gardening queries that you might have.
You may wonder whether Las Vegas has any wildlife habitats, but it does. The Flamingo Resort is a sanctuary that is in a class of its own. Here you will see swans, Chilean flamingoes, pelicans, humming birds and parrots.
In the reception of the Gold Nugget sits the Hand of Faith, which is the largest gold nugget in the world, placed for public access. While here, you can also look at other gold nuggets from Alaska.
Your vacation in Las Vegas does not have to stretch your budget. The aforementioned are las vegas things to do for free.