It’s very easy to splash out and enjoy all the attractions that Las Vegas has to offer. Here’s our suggestions if you’re looking for something different to do that won’t cost a dime.
Visit the iconic “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada” sign. The sign is on the South end of Las Vegas Boulevard by the Bali Hai Golf Club, which is a couple of blocks walk from the Mandalay Bay. The sign was created by Betty Willis and installed in 1959. If driving, head South on the boulevard to access the small car park.
Walk through the Wildlife Habitat at the Flamingo. This green oasis hidden behind the pink mirrored facade on the strip has real pink flamingos, terrapins, ducks, koi carp and humming birds to be found in the garden. There are information plaques with details of the wildlife, as well as a bronze memorial to Bugsy Siegel.
The Bellagio has two fabulous free attractions. The first has to be the Bellagio Fountains, these fabulous water displays set to music including opera, classical, Broadway and pop. The water ballet is performed every 15-30 minutes and guarantees to draw a crowd.
The second is the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, this magical floral scene is changed at spring, summer, autumn, winter and Chinese New Year. A staggering 120 gardeners ensure the display is kept fresh and fragrant throughout the seasons. The Vintage Chateau floral scene on our visit included 45,000 Chrysanthemum flowers, 1,950 shrubs and 30 trees.
Within the massive metropolis that is the Caesars Palace Hotel, The Fall of Atlantis is a show performed on the hour in the Forum Shops area. The lights dim, and three figures rise from the fountain, the scene is King Atlas with his daughter Alia and son Gadrius. This animatronic 10 minute display is a bit cheesy, but has some great fire and water effects ending with a dragon finale.