34 Totally Free Things To Do in Las Vegas

Las Vegas has a reputation as a place of extravagance and indulgence—with a price tag to match. People come here expecting to spend and—if they’re lucky—win big, but beyond all the top-billed residencies, awe-inspiring shows, and casinos, there are many ways to fill your time that won’t cut into your food budget, merch money, or gambling fund.

If you’re travelling on a budget, you’re in luck—Vegas is never one to disappoint, and there are a number of surprisingly fun, free things to do throughout the city and in the surrounding area. Here are some of the best shows and tours, sights to see, photo ops, and activities to check out:

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How Not to Blow your New Year’s Resolutions in Las Vegas

According to U.S. News, 80% of new year’s resolutions fail by the second week of February—odds only the most daring Las Vegas oddsmakers would bet on. If you’ve made it this far without breaking your new year’s resolutions for 2019, congratulations! You’re on a roll, and nothing can stop you now—not even your upcoming spring break trip or winter getaway to Las Vegas.

Believe it or not, it is possible to keep your resolutions in Sin City without sacrificing the best of what Vegas has to offer. To help keep you on track to achieve your goals for the new year, we’ve created a guide to how you can make the most of Las Vegas without blowing the most common new year’s resolutions, including:

  1. Eating healthier
  2. Getting more exercise
  3. Saving money
  4. Trying new things
  5. Travelling more
  6. Making new friends
  7. More self-care

Let’s jump in!

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Las Vegas New Year’s Eve 2019 Guide

Christmas in Las Vegas may be extravagant, but when it comes to over-the-top holiday celebrations, New Year’s Eve in Sin City tops even the tallest Christmas tree on the Strip.

Every NYE, the entire Strip is shut down to vehicle traffic and transforms into one giant block party attended by over 300,000 people. At midnight, casinos up and down the Strip launch a choreographed fireworks show, while indoors, showrooms boast the hottest entertainment, and nightclubs are packed with revelers ringing in the new year on the dance floor.

The key to celebrating New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas is to plan ahead and book early, so if you’re looking to usher in 2019 in Las Vegas, make sure you check out our guide.

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Dashing Down the Strip: Walking Tour of the Best Las Vegas Christmas Light Displays, Events, & Attractions (map included)

Las Vegas is known for doing everything to the max, and Christmas is no exception. Every year, casinos and attractions throughout Sin City aim to outdo each other with elaborate holiday displays and celebrations, resulting in a festive explosion of twinkling lights, sky-high Christmas trees, and holiday activities.

It may not be at the top of your list of potential winter vacation spots, but there’s no place like Las Vegas for the holidays. Visiting Las Vegas at Christmas is a great option for every traveler, from families with children to those looking to put the “sin” in Sin City. Family-friendly displays take over resort lobbies and other Las Vegas attractions, and since everything that happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, party-goers don’t have to worry about ending up on Santa’s naughty list or finding coal in their stockings on Christmas morning.

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Las Vegas Lingo: 35 Terms You’ll Hear Around Your Hotel

You’ve done your research, booked your flights, and packed your bags—you’re off to Vegas baby! Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a seasoned Vegas veteran, it pays to familiarize yourself with some of Sin City’s unique terminology before you visit, especially if you’re a fish and you plan to spend any time on the casino floor. Here are 35 terms you need to know—but probably don’t—before you hit the town:

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