When we first travelled to Las Vegas, we spent the majority of our time just walking around, exploring the area, and getting a feel for the city and soaking in the amazing energy that radiates. From this, I noticed so many freebies for your Vegas Trip!
Even if you’ve never been to Las Vegas before, you’ve probably heard about all the incredible Vegas shows and attractions. While I do recommend that you take in a couple during your stay, this destination does offer so much to see and do, completely free of charge.
Check out these complimentary, family friendly things to do while visiting Las Vegas.
Water Fountains at Bellagio. This is a freebie MUST when visiting Las Vegas. It is a magnificent water show that is choreographed to music and lights as the water is spouted and sprayed high into the air. Depending on the day of the week, the water show repeats every 15-30 minutes. The show is hypnotizing both day and night, and can be watched from the street or right from your room if you have the ideal view. We stayed at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and not only did we have the most amazing view of the Water Fountains at Bellagio, but our room also had a balcony so we could sit and watch the show anytime we wanted.
Botanical Gardens at Bellagio. These gardens are forever in bloom thanks to the indoor home that was created for them. With every season and holiday, the gardens’ theme is transformed into everything from Chinese New Year to summer blooms, a spectacular floral display to enjoy year round.
Forum Shops at Caesars. Even though this mall is full of designer stores, the architecture, sculptures, and fountains makes this stop an essential destination while visiting Las Vegas. While walking around the climate controlled Roman-themed mall, take advantage of the unique back drop and shoot some pictures of the family. You might find yourself taking a second look as some of the statues seem to come alive!
Binion’s Million Bucks. If you head on over to Binion’s Casino, one of their employees will take your picture in front of their display of a million dollars! You won’t be able to get as cozy as you would like with their heap of money, but you get to take home a free picture souvenir and bragging rights, which would be a great vacation memory.
The Mirage. Every night you can watch the volcano erupt in front of the hotel. It is quite an amazing display of fire that blazes against the beautiful waterfall backdrop. The free inferno show repeats about every half hour, for a couple of hours at night. There is also a massive salt water tank behind the reservation desk inside of the hotel, which holds a variety of fish and is one of the best tanks in Las Vegas.
Trams. As a parent we know that it’s the simple things that keep kids entertained, especially if those simple things move. Several hotels and casinos have a tram service that regularly travels between other hotels and casinos. If you familiarize yourself with the location of attractions and where you plan on staying, you could not only have the potential to save on taxi rides, but you could also have a saving-grace to escape the heat of the strip with your kids. And yes, the trams are free regardless of which hotel you stay at, which is a most welcome amenity.
While in Las Vegas, don’t forget to ask for coupon books and free magazines at the airport and at every hotel you visit. These books include coupons for discounted meals, merchandise and shows, and some of them also include coupons for other freebies too.
By now you can probably tell that I love to travel and save while doing so, it’s how our family is able to travel so much! For this reason, I’m always on the lookout for Vegas deals and was really excited about the sale that is taking place (I fully admit to trying to plan a Fall Vegas getaway before the hectic holiday season takes hold). I also just discovered the customized Vegas travel itineraries, making planning that trip to suit your needs, so easy!
Have you been lucky enough to stumble upon a Vegas freebie? Any others to share?