20. The Linq Promenade

High Roller at the Linq Promenade in Las Vegas

The Linq Promenade is a fun outdoor entertainment district filled with all sorts of unique shops and restaurants, and of course the High Roller, the largest Ferris Wheel in the world. It’s a fun place to take a little stroll if you need a break for a bit. Plus, there always seems to be lots of exciting free things going on. During the Christmas season, they have fake snow falling by the tree in addition to free concerts and live entertainment.

21. The world’s largest permanent circus

Starting at 11am each morning, the largest permanent Circus show at Circus, Circus amazes visitors with all sorts of crazy death defying stunts. Jugglers, trapeze artists, acrobatics and other unusual entertainers compete for your attention in this high energy show. It’s like a mini version of Cirque du Soleil…only without the exorbitant cost.

22. Licorice Statue of Liberty at Hershey’s Chocolate World

Licorice statue of liberty at Hersheys Chocolate World in Las Vegas

Hershey’s Chocolate World, in the New York, New York casino, features a unique replica of the Statue of Liberty made out Twizzlers. Also featured is a Statue of Liberty made of 800 pounds of chocolate, as well as an Empire State building statue made out of 1800 chocolate bars.  If you can resist 13,000 square feet of space dedicated to all sorts of chocolate, then you can get out without spending a dime. Although this may be a hard feat for any hardcore chocoholics out there!

23. NYC & Paris replicas

Eiffel tower replica in Las Vegas

Vegas is the land of famous world landmark replicas – where else can you can feel as if you have walked the entire world in just a few hours? Just take a quick stroll around The Strip and you will notice plenty of familiar sights. The best replicas are found at the NY NY and Paris hotels. A 150 foot tall replica of the Statue of Liberty is the standout sight. Other familiar sights of interest include the Grand Central Terminal, the Ellis Island immigration building, and the Brooklyn bridge. Inside the resort, many of the restaurants and shops are named & designed after NY landmarks. The Paris hotel is also home to a number of familiar sights, including a half size replica of The Eiffel Tower and also The Arc de Triomphe, the Paris Opera House, the Hôtel de Ville, and the Louvre. Walking around the resort is like leaving the dry desert and taking a mini vacation to Paris.

24. The gorgeous architecture at Caesar’s Palace

Caesars Palace in Las Vegas

The amazing architecture found throughout Caesar’s Palace Roman-themed property makes it well worth a visit even if you are not staying on-site. To truly be wowed, just step inside the doors of Caesars and stroll around for a bit. Everywhere you turn is an architectural wonder.

25. Silverton Aquarium

Mermaid show at the Silverton Aquarium in Las Vegas NV

Visiting the 117,000 gallon tank filled with over 5000 colorful fish is just another fantastic freebie to add to your must-see list. Mermaids swim and interact with the fish and you will even be able to enjoy a live fish feeding show (1:30 and 4:30pm daily). Even if you miss the show, you can still view the fish tank 24/7, so it’s an easily accessible free activity to incorporate into any trip.

And, not necessarily attractions, but a few more free things to do…

27. Stroll around and enjoy the fabulous views

Fabulous views of The Strip at night from Planet Hollywood

There is no reason to feel obligated to pay for pricey attractions like the Eiffel Tower Experience and the High Roller. Great views can be enjoyed everywhere. One of my favorite places to enjoy night views of The Strip is right by the walkway near Planet Hollywood. As this is near the mid point of the Strip, the views are pretty outstanding. Plus, they are completely free, which makes it all the more attractive.

28. Browse around the Beatles shop at the Mirage

The Beatles shop in Las Vegas at The Mirage

Any Beatles fan will definitely want to browse around the magnificent Beatles Shop at The Mirage. Anything and everything you could possibly think of Beatles related can be found here. Even if you do not want to spend a dime, it is a trip through nostalgia land for those who grew up idolizing the ultimate (and first!) boy band of all time. And if you do feel like spending a few bucks, boy do they carry a lot of cute little knick knacks for any Beatles fans on your holiday shopping list!

28. Sign up for Player’s Club cards

If you are looking to save some money and earn some free perks, it would be a wise idea to sign up for player’s club cards at all the casinos. Many casinos such as The Wynn, Cosmopolitan, and The Palms all give out great freebies (like free play) just for signing up. Plus, you can earn points towards even more freebies whenever you play. Some casinos may give out discounts to buffets and other attractive incentives which you will receive simply in return for signing up. It just takes a few minutes, so no reason not to!

29. Cheer on runners during the annual Rock N’Roll Half Marathon

Las Vegas Rock N'Roll Half Marathon

The annual Vegas marathon, which is part of the fantastic Rock N’Roll series, is one of the best times to plan your Vegas trip. First off, it takes place during the winter season when the temps are much cooler. Second, it is one of only 2 times that The Strip closes to vehicle traffic. And, if you are up for a half or full marathon, it is one of the most exhilarating running experiences you will ever find. The half marathon course runs on The Strip for almost the entire course, offering an excitement level not found along any other course.

30. Play retro games at the Pinball Museum Hall of Fame (just about free)

Ghostbusters Pinball machine at the Pinball Hall of Fame in Vegas

Although it isn’t completely free, the Pinball Museum Hall of Fame is just so awesome that I had to include it on this list. For just 25 -50 cents a game, you can play a bunch of classic retro pinball machines from the 50’s-90’s. I come here every time I am in Vegas to escape the clutter for a while and enjoy some old-fashioned fun that is sorely lacking nowadays. It’s a real blast to have so much fun without spending more than 5 bucks or so. They even have those old style claw machine games you used to find in the restaurants and bars, along with original Super Mario Brothers arcade game. Check it out, you will love it!!

And for more ways to save, please visit my 30 tips for saving money in Vegas page, a compilation of my best Vegas money saving tips and tricks! Enjoy and have a wonderful Vegas vacation! 🙂

What are some of your favorite free activities in Vegas?