Las Vegas, Nevada

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Visit Las Vegas on a Budget

Millions of visitors make Las Vegas their vacation destination every year. But what makes Sin City so memorable?

It could be the more than 35 wedding chapels, over 150,000 slot machines, the amazing warm weather, or the various world renowned luxury resorts and casinos lining the infamous Vegas strip. Whatever your reason is for visiting this eclectic city, be sure to take your vitamins and prepare for an unforgettable journey!

The places and activities Las Vegas is known for are only a fraction of what you could discover on your next trip! Check out the free things to do in Las Vegas below to help you save big on your vacation.


Save on Hotels in Las Vegas

Walk the Las Vegas Strip

The hotels and casinos along the Las Vegas Strip are attractions themselves. From the larger-than-life MGM Grand lion to the skyscrapers for New York-New York Casino, there’s so much to see.  Plus, as you stroll down the strip you’ll also encounter entertaining street performers.

Fremont Street Experience

Downtown Las Vegas is home to the Fremont Street Experience, a covered shopping, gambling and dining area perfect for spending the afternoon or evening. Each night, the 1,500-foot-long LED screen covering the street lights up for the Viva Vision Light Show – a free display that will leave you amazed.

Bellagio Fountain Show

If you’ve ever seen a movie or tv show filmed in Las Vegas, then you’re probably familiar with the magnificent fountains at the Bellagio. The fountains dance to beautiful music every 30 minutes during the day and every 15 minutes after 7 p.m. This is a Las Vegas icon you don’t want to miss.  

Silverton Hotel Aquarium

You’ll see more than just exotic fish at this free aquarium at the Silverton Hotel. Among the clownfish and triggerfish you’ll also see beautiful mermaids swimming. This is a great place to stop if you’re exploring the city south of the airport.

Secret Pizza Follow the Hallway Between a Glass Elevator and Sushi Restaurant

The Cosmopolitan | 3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109


Roxy’s Diner A 50’s Style Diner with a Twist

Stratosphere | 2000 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89104


Tower Pizzeria & Creamery Scoops Meets Slice

Stratosphere | 2000 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89104


The Commissary Latin Kitchen Tortas, Burgers, Milkshakes, and Spiced Rub Chicken

Downtown Grand | 206 North 3rd St. Las Vegas NV 89101


Big Ern’s BBQ Real Deal BBQ in Downtown Vegas

Container Park | 707 Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101


Le Thai Authentic Yet Approachable Thai Food

523 Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101


Blue Iguana Mexican Express Fast Fresh Mexican

Circus Circus | 2880 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV 89109


Earl of Sandwich The World’s Greatest Hot Sandwich

Planet Hollywood | 3663 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109


Pink’s Hot Dogs LA’s Favorite Hot Dog for 75 Years

Planet Hollywood | 3663 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109


Florida Café Cuban Bar and Grill

Howard Johnson | 1401 South Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89104


Mesquite Motor Mania Classic Car Show (January)

Martin Luther King Jr. Parade (January)

NASCAR Sprint Cup Weekend (March)

Monster Jam World Finals (March)

World Series of Poker (April)

Clark County Fair and Rodeo (April)

Fremont Street Mardi Gras (April)

Stars, Cars and Guitars Motorhead Festival (May)

Shawn Ray’s Colorado Pro Am Classic (June)

Groovefest American Music Festival (June)

Fourth of July Celebration (July)

Def Con X Underground (August)

Blue Sky International Film Festival (September)

Downtown Oktoberfest (October)

Professional Bull Riders Championship (October)

COMDEX (November)

America the Beautiful Music Festival (November)

Las Vegas Marathon (December)

New Year’s Eve on the Strip (December)