Practical ways to live better on less.
Throughout the day in the Carnival Midway, you can take in a free circus performance. It’s pretty cool as you can see trapeze artists, jugglers, and talented unicyclists all in this free show! Check the Circus, Circus website for a lineup of performances.
Aside from the glitter and glamour of the Strip, there are many natural areas to explore right outside of the city. Red Rock Canyon features a number of gorgeous hiking trails for those looking to get away from the man made cluster for awhile. Additionally, Vegas is within a half day’s drive to many notable natural attractions, including the free to visit Horseshoe Bend, an unusual, attractive Curve of the Colorado River.
This fun, short free show tells the story of Atlantis using special effects and animatronics. It’s a nice break after a day browsing the shops.
The Viva Vision Light show is one of the ultimate freebies in Vegas. Each night, on the hour (from dusk to Midnight or so), the Fremont casino lights temporarily go dark as the extraordinary light show takes way. The massive 1500 feet long, 90 foot wide Viva screen comes alive with over 12 million lights accompanied by the music of The Who, Bon Jovi, and other classic rockers. You will be in complete awe for this short,yet spectacular 6 minute show.
The gourmet chocolatier is located right outside of Las Vegas in the suburb of Henderson. While here you can take a self guided tour and watch the chocolate making in process, as well as taking a leisurely stroll through the beautiful cactus garden, featuring 300 species of dessert plants including a variety of cacti.
A visit to Vegas wouldn’t be complete without taking your picture next to the iconic sign. It’s located at the start of The Strip at 5100 Las Vegas Boulevard South, just past the Mandalay Bay casino. You will see a Harley Davidson store across the street. It’s the number one free place to take your photo, although you must be patient as a very long line often forms!