Okay Las Vegas, let’s do it!
Vegas has tons of off-beat and cheap activities to blow your mind. So without further ado, will list them out for you
1 ~ Free Entertainment or Entertainment
Vegas is known to be the performing stage for global artists like Celine Dion, David Copperfield, Britney Spears, Santana,etc
Browse here to know more about shows, concerts and musicals that Vegas has to offer.
All the above concerts and shows will cost you money. But don’t be disheartened, there are loads of options for free entertainment as well.
- Explore live music, good food at the Fremont Street, Downtown Vegas
- Watch the world’s largest permanent circus at Circus-Circus. You can watch death-defying stunts by uni-cyclists and acrobats high above the casino floor at no charge every half hour.
- Enjoy the Bellagio fountains every half hour (or 15 mins at night) for free
- The Mirage built a volcano in front of the resort just so it could make loud explosions, shoot fire and lava. Watch the volcano in action every half hour at night.
- On the grounds of the Flamingo hotel, you can enjoy scenic wildlife.There’s a waterfall and an island with a collection of Chilean flamingos.
2 ~Aquarium at Mandalay Bay
Yes! there is a Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay in Vegas. Its a public aquarium located at and owned by the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.Its main tank is 1,300,000 US gallons, one of the largest in North America.
Entry fee to this place is $20 (for adults, 2016/7). You can explore underwater, learn about water species and even dive with the sharks. An unusual experience in the middle of desert in Vegas. Learn more about this place here
3 ~ Gondola Ride
I have never been to Venice, but yes its on my list. The Venetian offers you a glimpse of the gondola magic, with its paintings, tunnels and the music. Perfect way to spend a romantic evening.
4 ~ Stroll the Strip
My most favorite activity when exploring a new city. Walking through the lanes of downtown, passing through the streets, with some tea or coffee in hand 🙂
I have mentioned about exploring the strip in my other posts. Vegas is unique in the sense that you are walking through the hotel doors, rather then the streets.
I began from Hotel Excalibur, walked through Luxor and then to New York New York. You can stop at the Caesars and rest in their breezy compound.
5 ~ M and M
A visit to the M and M store is a must for every chocolate lover.
6 ~ Day Tours from Vegas
Vegas offers various options for day tours. Some destinations include –
- Hoover Dam
- Grand Canyon National Park
- Death Valley Tour
- Hollywood Trip to name a few
I went on a day tour from Vegas to Hoover Dam and Grand Canyon (South Rim). The trip only cost me $89 and it was good.
7~ Adventure and Outdoors
Imagine taking a heli ride to view the Hoover Dam and the amazing Canyons from Vegas. Yes Vegas has it. Explore Heli rides here
- You have options for hot air Balloon rides
- Hiking in the parks or desert!
- Shooting garages/Laser tag
- Racing/Speed Adventure
- Sky diving (indoors/outdoors)
lasvegas.com/outdoors provides you with all options in Vegas for outdoor activities
Don’t forget Stratosphere also has a “sky dive” from its observation deck!
8 ~ An Adventure called Marriage
Get married at the “moment”, may be a drive through wedding, a heli ride or may be make it grand at the Caesars Palace. Vegas offers wedding packages of all kinds and it makes wedding truly memorable.
Marriage certificates issued in Vegas is valid worldwide. You might need an additional apostille from the Civic Bureau in certain cases to verify the marriage.
9 ~ Art all around
Within Crystals, City Center’s high-end mall, light artist James Turrell has installed Shards of Color—four recessed geometric shapes lit in neon. There are many more things that you can witness inside the hotels, City Centre area, forum shops at Caesars to name a few. And yes all FREE
10 ~ Casino and Gambling
Last but not the least, Vegas is known for casinos! You will find slot machines everywhere including the airport and your hotel lobby.
Our guide told us that playing at the old hotels would probably win you more money then trying your hands in the newly built casinos.
Whats your favorite activity in the Sin City?