5 Free Things to Do in Las Vegas – Free Shows & Entertainment

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By: Mike Dunn | Kristina Guerrero | Victor Padilla Posted: 10:49 AM, Sep 10, 2018

According to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitor Authority, the average gambling budget for visitors is just over $600. In Sin City, that can disappear in about 5 minutes. But you can still have a blast by checking some of these cool things to see in Vegas for free. Read on to learn about five free things to do in Las Vegas.


1. KÁ by Cirque du Soleil


First on our list of free things to do in Las Vegas? Let’s go behind the scenes at by Cirque du Soleil. The ultra-lavish acrobatic production of KÁ tells the tale of twins on a dangerous journey to discover the truth about their destiny. And twice a week, visitors can get a half-hour peak behind the curtain for free to see how the various departments like props, makeup, and music combine their artistry with technology to create this 165 million-dollar production.


2. The Fountains of Bellagio


Next up, the Fountains of Bellagio is one of the favorite free things JJ Snyder, host of Morning Blend, likes to do with friends. “It’s true, there are actually a ton of things to do here in Las Vegas that don’t cost a thing – like the Bellagio fountains,” shares the TV personality. “Every 15 minutes, an awesome water show takes place set to some of your favorite songs – from Michael Jackson, Faith Hill and The Beatles.” So what makes the fountains one of the best free things to do in Las Vegas? JJ says also some of the best people-watching in the city!


3. Ethel M. Chocolate Factory & Desert Botanical Garden


Next up is the Ethel M. Chocolate Factory and Desert Botanical Garden – which offers tastings in their retail shop every half hour on the house. After the tasting, there’s a free self-guided tour through the factory. And to walk off the sugar rush, you can tour one of the largest botanical gardens in the country that’s right out their back door. The garden boasts over 300 species of cacti and dessert plants. Chocolate and beautiful plants? It’s clear why this makes out list of best free things to do in Las Vegas.


4. Lay Poolside – One the Most Fun Free Things to Do in Las Vegas


No vacation would be complete without soaking up some sun! PureWow.com notes that several hotels let anyone enjoy their pool amenities for free – like Planet Hollywood, Harrah’s, and Linq – in hopes that you’ll buy refreshments. The only caveat? Hours may vary, and some special events charge a cover – so just make sure to call ahead!


5. Get Your Elvis On


There’s arguably no celebrity more quintessentially Las Vegas than Elvis Presley. If you’re a fan of the iconic crooner, then make sure to catch Big Elvis! The popular Elvis impersonator hosts a free show Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at Harrah’s Piano Bar. Don’t forget to bring a few single to tip!


If you’re looking for free things to do in Las Vegas, now you know of five freebies to enjoy!


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