All the FUN & Free Things To Do in Las Vegas

by DanicasDaily on June 27, 2012

Happy Wednesday all!  Several of you commented and emailed saying you were heading to Las Vegas this year and were taking notes on the FUN & Free Things To Do In Las Vegas based on our trip last week.

So, I thought it would be fun to put together some “notes” for you all of the things we LOVE doing when we go (other than attending The Casino Chip Convention, lounging at the pool & Gambling )


In addition to walking the strip and Old Town Vegas to check out the casinos (see them during the day & at night), here is a list of some of the BEST FREE SHOWS on the Las Vegas Strip.




HARRAH’s ~ Carnival Court, Live Music & Flair Bartending 12p-12a daily

RIO ~ Masquerade Show in the Sky Thurs – Sat 6 pm – 11 pm….BONUS ~ pay $12.95 to ride in the show’s float

FLAMINGO ~ Wildlife Habitat Open 24/7

CAESAR’S PALACE ~ Fall of Atlantis & Bachus, God of Wine Show 11 a – 11 p daily

PLANET HOLLYWOOD ~ Indoor Rainstorm

NEAR MANDALAY BAY ~ Welcom to Las Vegas Sign, South of the Mandalay Bay Mid Strip

BELLAGIO ~ Water Show M-F 3p-8p, every 30 min, 8p-12a, every 15 min, Sat – Sun 12p-8p every 30 min, 8p-12a, every 15 min

MIRAGE ~ Volcano Eruption 8p-12a daily, hourly

TREASURE ISLAND ~ Sirens of TI, 530p, 7p, 830p, 10p daily

VENETIAN & PALAZZO ~ Streetmosphere (Street Performers)

WYNN & ENCORE ~ Lake of Dreams ~ Light/Water Show every hour on the hour

FREMONT STREET ~ Fremont Street Experience Light Show Nightly 7p-12a hourly

FREMONT STREET ~ Neon Museum Tour Tues-Sat between 11p-5a


If you decide to do ANY of the PAID shows, do the 3 for $54 pass because it is the BEST DEAL and you can choose.


* We chose Bodies, Titanic & the Shark Reef Aquarium and enjoyed them all.

* Next time, I totally want to do the CSI because you get to solve a crime!

* Other exhibits & shows we did and enjoyed:

—-> The MOB EXPERIENCE ~ it’s fun and interactive

—-> Mamma Mia, but, not sure it is still going.

—-> Tournament of the Kings ~ a fun Medieval Show where you get to eat with your hands.

—-> If Roller Coasters are your thing ~ check out all the rides at the top of the Stratosphere


Go to a Local Farmer’s Market


Visit the local “Meat” Market for some crazy good BBQ


Take a short 35 minute drive for a day hike at Mount Charleston



* 2012 Las Vegas Trip ~ When In Las Vegas, Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4

* 2011 Las Vegas Trip ~What Happens In Vegas Day 1 & Days 2/3

* 2010 Las Vegas Trip ~ In July 2010, In October 2010

* 2009 Las Vegas Trip ~ Viva Las Vegas ~ Day 1 & Day 2


* Free Attraction’s in Las Vegas

* Things to do in Las Vegas


I know they say What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas….but, if you all have any fun ideas or great places to eat, share them below so we can all make sure to try them out!

Thanks everyone for coming along for the ride on our MINI Vegas Vacation.  It was a nice break, but, I am definitely ready to get back to posting my daily eats and get back in the kitchen.

See you all tomorrow with my daily eats ~ it’s going to be on deliciously healthy day.

Night all!

{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Amy June 30, 2011 at 4:14 am

If you rent a car you have to drive out to Red Rock Canyon. Oh boy is it ever gorgeous. And not that far, maybe 20 mins if I remember.


Pam June 24, 2013 at 1:01 pm

I agree with Amy. We rented a car and drove to Red Rock Canyon for a day trip. GREAT hiking and beautiful view of LV strip off in the distance. My favorite thing to do in LV!!!!


Deanna June 30, 2011 at 6:49 am

Oh man carnival court….I didn’t realize the drinks are extra extra strong because they don’t measure when they’re flair bartending. Yeah I got plastered that night, lol!


Lori June 30, 2011 at 8:49 am

Thank you so much! Perfect timing, we leave on Mon.
And I did check and there is a Trader Joes about 9 miles from the strip so I will finally get to go! Now I have to search for your list of things you buy there!!


BroccoliHut June 30, 2011 at 6:33 pm

I went to Vegas a couple times in high school with my parents (as part of business trips), but haven’t been back since. I’d love to explore the city now that I am of age!


Judi June 30, 2011 at 8:06 pm

Love Vegas, but haven’t been in a couple of years. Where are the 3 for $54 shows located? We saw Bodies at the Tropicana, but those other shows weren’t there at that time.
My favorite show is LOVE……love it!


DanicasDaily June 27, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Hi Judi,

We bought the 3 pass tickets at Mandalay Bay, but, the exhibits are at several hotels and you can go anytime you want.



Sarah February 10, 2012 at 5:16 pm

Awwweessome list, thank you so much! I LOVE shows when I go, because I can only gamble and lay out by the pool for so many days (we usually go for a week).


Miz June 28, 2012 at 3:43 am

for some odd reason I too love me ALL ALL ALL THINGS VEGAS.
Ive not been in far too long….


christine June 28, 2012 at 8:06 am

We love Vegas and try to go every couple of years. I am keeping your list of places, shows and restaurants to go….all new to us! I feel a Vegas trip in my near future!!



melanie June 28, 2012 at 9:48 am

I would add hiking at Red Rock Canyon and Valley of Fire State Park. Both are just 45 minutes outside of Vegas, but you’ll feel like you’re in a different world. If only time to do one, go for Valley of Fire – it’s truly indescribable.


Cheryl June 28, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Don’t forget to stop by the MGM Grand to see the lions…


DanicasDaily June 28, 2012 at 7:27 pm

HI Cheryl,

They took the lions away in January this year – so sad :(



Christopher December 30, 2012 at 5:58 pm

The Pinball Hall of Fame is a good time. You can play pinball and video games for hours for a little money, and the proceeds go to the Salvation Army.


Willson Family April 23, 2013 at 12:44 pm

We have plans to go in june for 3 days. My boys are ages 16 and 7 and they have never been there. What can you reasonably suggest for Them. Thank you.


Breanne Navarro November 17, 2013 at 12:12 pm

The garden at the mirage:) love seeing the tigers and the dolphins. And love Burger Bar in between Mandalay Bay and the luxor I believe. Amazing food! And definitely recommend the Mob Experience its really cool and fun to role play


Sharon January 2, 2014 at 6:12 pm

My hubby and I are thinking of going to Las Vegas in May. I am a huge Elvis fan. any suggestions what to do over 4days would be appreciated.



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