Fremont Street Experience.
The downtown casinos and a 90-foot-high arced canopy that covers the entire street entertain all with Viva Vision
– a spectacular show display of videos, graphics, lights and music. You can enjoy this experience every hour between sunset and midnight nightly.
Watch a free show.
Several Strip casinos offer fabulous, eye-catching entertainment that won't cost you a penny. Outside on the Strip, you can see the erupting volcano at the Mirage every hour after dusk and listen to the relaxing sounds of the graceful Fountains of Bellagio. Inside, you can take in the Caesar Palace’s Atlantis fountain show. These lifelike animatronic figures include a breathtaking fire and water show. The show runs every hour on the hour. While you're here, admire the 50,000-gallon aquarium featuring more than 100 species including stingrays, flounders, puffers and much more.
Old Town Goes New.
Downtown has a history and an old Vegas vibe that should not be missed. Some hot points to visit while browsing downtown, the Gamblers Bookstore, enjoy a free slot pull and roulette spin offered at many of the downtown casinos. Along the downtown street you will see many historical Neon Museum's signs. Then hit the, Downtown Arts District for free gallery tours and special events.
Cruise the Strip.
You haven't done Vegas until you've done the weekend-night journey down the Strip. We have two suggested ways – in a sleek and sexy convertible with your peeps or with a comfortable pair of walking shoes and a bottle water as you trek down the world famous Vegas Strip. Just be mindful of all the cars or the pedestrians as they become Vegas dazed with the excitement and neon of the night.
Silverton Casino's saltwater aquarium is large and impressive and named the "Best Free Attraction" in Las Vegas. An 117,000-gallon reef aquarium will transport you to a tropical oasis where you can admire more than 4,000 tropical fish, stingrays and sharks. Schedule time in your day for the interactive feeding shows, scheduled daily at 1:30pm and 4:30pm. A staff marine biologist is equipped with a full-face communication mask and answers questions during the feeding. Also, don't miss the live mermaid swim! Inside the Mermaid Lounge you will see two 500-gallon jellyfish aquariums.
In addition, step inside the Las Vegas Bass Pro Shops where fresh water aquariums feature trout, channel catfish, carp and bass and include a flowing canyon river featuring ducks and spectacular Koi.
At the Silverton you can experience 2 free Vegas attractions perfect for a family on vacation.
Green Thumb Anyone?
Brilliance abounds inside the Bellagio’s breathtaking Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. You will enjoy displays of nature in all its glory. The essence of every season is recreated with exceptionally gorgeous plants, flowers and trees arranged to inspire full splendor. At the Conservatory & Botanical Gardens 140 expert horticulturists work their magic to create amazing & unique sights for each season and holiday.
Let your imagination wander as you take a leisurely stroll amongst rare natural finds from all over the world. During your stop at the Conservatory make sure to catch Mr. & Ms. Green Thumb available daily between the hours of 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. providing tips and answering questions about the gardens. You can also enjoy live musical performances by classical and jazz guitarists daily from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., from the Victorian Gazebo in the South Garden.
Welcome to Las Vegas!
This iconic structure, The Welcome to Las Vegas sign has been part of the Las Vegas Strip since 1959. Believe it or not this was not its original location, the sign moved to several locations throughout the years.
The Welcome to Las Vegas Sign is located on the south side of the Strip and has easy access parking located in the median of the Las Vegas Blvd. So, before leaving remember to take that perfect Vegas vacation shot in front of a piece of Vegas history.
Are you looking for an old school memory? The Pinball Hall of Fame at the Riviera will provide you with sounds of clanging coins, whirring buzzers and blinking lights from more than 400 pinball and arcade games. Entry is free and the games are a steal at 25 cents per play. Money made from the games is donated to the Salvation Army, as well as other non-denominational charities throughout the Las Vegas Valley.
For Those Chocolate Lovers.
The Bellagio boasts a mouthwatering chocolate fountain that should not be missed. Jean-Philippe Patisserie features 27 feet of cascading liquid chocolate that makes up the largest chocolate fountain in the world. Yummy melted chocolate flows at a rate of 120 quarts per minute down decadent glass tiers. There is more than 2,100 pounds of flowing white to velvety dark chocolate for your sweet sensational enjoyment.
Spring Mountains of the Desert.
If you want to escape the hustle of the city and the desert landscape, take a short drive to Mount Charleston. Mount Charleston is the highest of the Spring Mountains of southern Nevada. With the high elevation it’s about 20 degrees cooler than Las Vegas, so take to the hiking trails, enjoy waterfalls, limestone cliffs and then take a break at the lodge.
Art takes you Walking.
Among casino slot machines, bar stools and men’s restrooms you will be able to experience the past of Las Vegas. So, pick up a map at the Main Street Station’s and take a self-guided art tour.
Sam’s Mystic Falls.
Take a visit to see the first water fountain show in Vegas—Sam’s Town courtyard performs every two hours from 2 to 10pm. The falls are inhabited by robotic wildlife and dancing waters shoot eight stories high from the base of the falls, accented by a laser lights. The courtyard is surrounded with a glass roof, trees, ornate landscaping, a gazebo and a waterfall. It also has a climate that is controlled at 72 degrees year around perfect for a break from the desert heat.