If you’re watching your budget while you’re in Las Vegas, it pays to take advantage of all the free attractions you can find. Entertainment and tours can come with hefty price tags, so why not spend some time checking out the free stuff? In many cases, you’ll find several free and low-cost things to do in the same place, which makes it easier to plan wallet-friendly outings.
At the Bellagio, for instance, you can visit the Conservatory and Botanical Garden, watch the dancing waters and inspect the fascinating Chihuly artwork on the ceiling near the front desk--all for zero dollars.
Getting out of the city to explore the surrounding desert can also be free or low cost. A visit to the art installation Seven Magic Mountains costs nothing, and it comes with an expansive view of the surrounding desert, a scenic vista if there ever was one. This pubic artwork--seven towers of multi-colored, neon boulders--has inspired some debates in Las Vegas about art. Come with an open mind and your camera.
Shopping might not sound like a free activity, but in Las Vegas you can find shopping malls with free entertainment, like the Streetmosphere at the Venetian’s Grand Canal Shoppes. The wandering performers and living statues are free, even if a trip inside your favorite store might not be.
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