Practical ways to live better on less.
Many casinos give out awesome freebies at check in. For example, the South Point Hotel gives you a fun book with tons of free offers including drink coupons, a free dessert at Don Vito’s, and a buy one get one buffet. Various hotels will offer you coupons, so be sure not to throw that valuable piece of paper/book away! Also pick up coupon booklets in newspaper racks at various points along The Strip.
Each night at 9pm and Midnight, the Swarvoski Starbust at Bally’s lowers down in a New Year’s Eve style fashion. The sparkling ball features 900 Swarvoski Crystals and 1800 LED lights. If you are close by, you will get to enjoy the music and light show which accompanies the drop. If not, the bright crystal shines bright enough to be seen anywhere on The Strip.
Vegas is home to a number of stunning aquariums. One of these great freebies is the Silverton’s massive 117,000 gallon tank, which is home to more than 5000 fish including sharks and stingrays! It’s a bit off The Strip (5 miles) although worth it if you have a car. Visit at 1:30 or 4:30pm to enjoy a live action mermaid fish feeding show! Additional mermaid swimming shows occur throughout the day. Just another unique thing to do only in Vegas!
Many of the casino resort lounges such as the Petrossian Bar at the Bellagio offer free nightly entertainment. In addition, many piano bars and showrooms offer free shows throughout the month. Check your preferred casino website for details on upcoming freebies.
Fremont Street is by far one of the best places to people watch in all of Vegas. You will find all sorts of crazy characters here. As the ultimate party hangout in Vegas, there is always something weird and interesting going on, all hours of the day. Grab a drink at one of the outdoor patios or just stroll around and take in all the action for free.
Back in 1970, the first WSOP tournament took place at Binions with a mere 7 players. Who knew that the game would become so popular in years to follow? Poker fans must check out the casino that started it all. The famous Binions poker table is signed by all sorts of poker professionals. Overall, it is a perfect photo opportunity for any poker fans visiting Vegas.
The famous floor to ceiling chocolate fountain at Jean Phillip Patisserie inside the Bellagio has been featured on many travel shows. Imagine more than 2000 pounds of chocolate smoothly flowing through the tallest chocolate fountain int he world (27 feet)! Only those on the most strictest of diets would be able to resist a decadent treat.
As you stroll along the cobblestone streets reminiscent of Paris, you will see an abundance of quaint French cafes and shops. From JJ Boulangerie’s, a cute little bakery, to La Creperie, featuring a fresh selection of creative crepes, you can try out a variety of French inspired cuisine. It’s like taking a short trip to Paris without leaving the state of Nevada!
Most hotels in Vegas have a nice pool area including a hot tub. After all that walking around, treat yourself to a nice recovery soak! Some resorts like the South Point offer a year-round pool area, making the hot tub a real treat during the cold winter months!
What are some of your favorite freebies in Vegas?