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The best free things to do in Las Vegas, from relaxing pool parties to remarkable hikes to celebrity sightings
Spent a bit too much while eating your way through the best restaurants in Las Vegas? Saving up some cash to get yourself to one of the best Las Vegas shows? Just follow our guide to the best free things to do in Las Vegas (and don’t forget to check off the best Las Vegas attractions from your to-do list as well) to enjoy the city without hurting your wallet.
Las Vegas has long been a favorite filming location for Hollywood movies and television shows, from Casino to Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 andThe Real World: Las Vegas. Retrace the steps of your favorite characters and snap a selfie or two in front of the Bellagio fountains (Ocean’s 11), at Piero’s Restaurant (Casino), poolside at Garden of the Gods (The Big Short) or inside the Caesars lobby (The Hangover). Just try not to lose your friends and marry a stripper in the process.Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/melfoody
Trying to explain the Fremont Street Experience can be tricky. It’s a Downtown pedestrian mall, lined with casinos and full of street performers, booths of knick-knacks and drunks. Expect cover bands to entertain you with free concerts across all stages but pay particular attention to the real attraction: the wonderfully bizarre Viva Vision Light Show, which plays across a 1,500-foot canopy, 90 feet above the crowd below. Set to the music of Bon Jovi, The Who and other classic artists, the six-minute shows run every hour from dusk to midnight and give the whole space a surreal, Fear and Loathing-esque vibe.Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/www.GlynLowe.com