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Drew Corwin

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Free things to do in Vegas?

This time I'm going to Vegas on a budget. What are the best free or cheap activities I can do? Or cheap food places? How can I make the most of my trip without breaking the bank? 

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  • Karen Holmes

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    Here's my list:

    Fountains of Bellagio & Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens plus the Jean-Philippe Patisserie inside has the largest chocolate fountain.

    Forum Shops at Caesars - there is a nice aquarium and auto animatronic show that happens in the mall. It was being revamped last time I went to Vegas so hopefully it's still there.

    Flamingo Las Vegas - Wildlife Habitat - Flamingos of course with swans, koi fish etc. (located in the back of the hotel near the pool area)

    Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino Miracle Mile shops - inside rainstorm.

    The Venetian St. Mark Square performances.

    Hawaiian Marketplace Free performances.

    Treasure Island Sirens show (in the evening)

    The Mirage Volcano Eruption (in the evening)

    Fashion Show Mall sometimes hosts free fashion shows (I think they still do that).

    Wynn Hotel Las Vegas Lake of Dreams show - free but really hard to see if you are not at the bar/restaurant in front of the lake.

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    Free things: Watch the fountains outside the Bellagio Hotel-the program/music rotates, so you could watch several and not see the same thing twice. Watch the "volcano" erupt outside the The Mirage and for only a small fee head to the back of the hotel and visit the small zoo (the white tigers, dolphins). The Venetian, in the shopping area, always has performers of some kind wandering about-might be singing, juggling, ect.

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  • Abbi Case

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    If you have a car and enjoy the outdoors, spend a day in the Valley of Fire State Park. You can spend hours hiking the trails and being constantly amazed by the gorgeous scenery. It's also a nice break from the crowds on the strip. Have a great trip!

    Valley of Fire State Park



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      This a great thing to do but it's not free. There is a fee to enter the park. · (0 likelikes)

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  • Fritzi Lareau

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    I think a great free thing to do is make an appointment with sales and catering at your favorite hotel to plan your dream wedding (girls trip, or any occasion). They will show you the private banquet rooms, suggest menu options, and give you a tour of the property. Make it a big party!

    Another fun thing to do would be watch a show rehearsal (would need to research this).

    Lot of casinos have free lounge acts, sometimes the music is really great, like Motown cover bands. You can dance if you want to.

    You might also try to crash some convention parties. Go to the Las Vegas Convention Center and see if you can get an expo hall pass. Often the vendors invite convention guests to special events. Just ask if there are any parties.

    You do not have to spend lots of money to have fun in Las Vegas. Fun is happening everywhere, so just learn to freeload. Good luck.

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  • Juliana Hersh

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    The Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is pretty amazing. A little over the top, but it’s Vegas.

    You can't go to Vegas right now without going to Lucky Cat at The Cosmopolitan to have your fortune told. Basically it’s a giant silver cat that looks like a Jeff Koons sculpture (it’s not) and spits fortune cards out from its tummy.

    The Cosmopolitanimage from vitalvegas.comIf you’ve never seen the mermaids show at the Silverton Casino you haven’t lived so check it out! Luxor Hotel and Casino Bellagio Hotel

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    Walk. Take pictures. Go to expensive restaurants and order coffee and say you are waiting for a friend. There are lots of food courts. Call a water thing on your belt. Hang out in front of

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    First I would nail down where I am staying so you can find the cheap food places in that area. If you go to justvegasdeals.com they have alot of coupons etc. Really depends if you just want anything to eat like mcdonalds or real food. When it comes to activities depends on your likes. They have the big bus tours that lets you hop off and on any of the stops along the route. If you are a clubbing person it may be best to get one of those club cards that allows access to a few different clubs because vegas clubs can be pricey.

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  • Peter Reinold

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    Hi Drew,

    I just got back from Vegas not to long ago and made a little list, with some free things.

    Maybe some are interesting for you...

    http://gatetoadventures.com/free-things-get-las-vegas/

    So far its only a short list, but maybe I can extend it with the inputs from trippy members :)

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