Las Vegas is the capitalism capital of the world, where huge corporations vie for the opportunity to take all your money. Once you step foot in the city you are surrounded by ways to spend your money. What many of you may not be aware of is there are plenty of ways to have fun in Vegas without spending any money at all.
Check out these awesome ways to have fun for free in sin city.
There are opportunities all over the city to see free art installations from some of the best artists in the world, alive or dead. Some art highlights include the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas which houses one of the best free art exhibits in the city and the Wynn Las Vegas which has a huge 7-foot-tall Popeye sculpture.
My favorite place to see art for free in the city has to be at the Louis Vuitton flagship store in Crystals city center mall. This mega installation allows visitors to enter the womb like structure and floods the area with an array of lights that dazzle the mind. You must get an appointment at the store.
Free chocolate, sign me up. Yes sir, there is free chocolate just for the taking at Ethel M. The local chocolatier has a really cool factory tour filled with free samples and it sits in the largest botanical cactus garden in the world. That’s a sweet bonus for checking out some awesome cacti.
You can also check out M&M World and Hersey’s Chocolate World, both on the strip. These mega candy stores are free to enter and always have free samples to snack on. Warning, if you take kids here, they will bug you until you buy them something.
Look at lots of money
Check out the World’s largest gold nugget, which obviously sits in the Golden Nugget Casino in Downtown Las Vegas. The 61-pound chunk of gold was sold for over a million dollars and is available for pictures 24-7-365.
Drink for Free (Kinda)
Everyone knows that casinos fill you with alcohol for playing games but is that really a deal?
Usually you end up playing mega bucks for a few drinks, so how can you really get free drinks in Las Vegas. Answer: nowhere, but you can get free-ish drinks at cheaper downtown casinos. Simple play penny slots at downtown Vegas casinos like El Cortez and The D. Always tip your server or they will simply disappear.
Fountains at Bellagio
The fountains at the Bellagio put on a show every half hour and at night the shows are more frequent. Find a nice spot to view the entire show and you won’t be disappointed.
Cruise the strip
Walking from one end of the strip to the other can take over an hour easily and you will have plenty to check out for free. There are so many photo opportunities that you will need to make room on your memory card.
My favorite thing to do in Las Vegas is people watch. Visitors from all over the world come to Las Vegas and they sure do amuse me. You can have hours and hours of fun just find a nice place to sit and enjoy as thousands of people stroll past you and you just have the time of your life.
Downtown Container Park
Check out the cool shopping and entertainment center located downtown that’s completely built out of shipping containers. You’ll find shops, shows, street entertainers, awesome art installations and all the people watching you could ever need.
There are plenty more things to do in Vegas for free but these are just our favorite, so save some money and check out these awesome spots.