LAS VEGAS Cheap and Free
There are many free shows and cheap deals offered by casinos in an attempt to lure you onto the property. Some sites, such as the “shows” in the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood, aren't worth stopping to look at even if you happen to be in the area when they begin. This isn't a comprehensive list of all that's free and cheap to see in Las Vegas, instead it's a list of Vegas VIP Services' favorites.
Bellagio Fountains and Conservatory
The fountains are on the outside, garden on the inside. The Bellagio does not disappoint and it is one of the most popular free Vegas attractions. The water show is complete with music and synchronized water spigots. You've seen it on Ocean's 11 and now you can see it for yourself in person. It's quite a spectacle. Inside the Bellagio is a conservatory and botanical gardens. 140 expert horticulturists theatrically arrange gazebos, bridges, ponds, and water features uniquely for each holiday and season. It always looks stunning and smells so fresh and lovely.
Wynn Las Vegas Water Show
Steve Wynn created the fountain show at the Bellagio and what he learned was that people would watch the show outside the casino then move on. When he built Wynn Las Vegas, he decided to put the water show inside the casino because once people are inside, they're much more likely to stick around and spend money. The water show is viewed from the patio at the Parasol Up or the Parasol Down bar.
Visit a Pawn Shop
There are a variety of pawn shops on Las Vegas Blvd, north of the Stratosphere, where many gamblers have hawked their valuables in hopes of hitting it big at the casino "just this once." You're unlikely to find any great purchases, as most of their electronics are severely outdated, but a trip to the pawn shop can be quite an eye-opener. For fun, you can have your jewelry appraised.
99-cent Deep-Fried Twinkies
At Mermaids on Freemont Street in downtown Las Vegas, you can get a variety of cheap bites to eat, so cheap that you don't even need Las Vegas coupon deals. Treat yourself to a 99-cent deep-fried twinkie, a 99-cent deep-fried oreo, a 99-cent chocolate covered banana, a 99-cent Nathan's hotdog, or a 99-cent order of French fries. When you enter the small casino, you're handed a string of Mardi Gras beads and immediately asked what free cocktail you'd like to drink. The best thing about the entire Mermaids experience it is the advertising sign. http://www.youtube.com/
Hard Rock Cafe Steak and Shrimp $8.95
Mr. Lucky's is the 24-hour cafe inside the Hard Rock. There's a steak and shrimp special for $8.95 that comes complete with a side salad, broccoli, and a potato. The special isn't on the menu, so it's considered a secret, but many shows about Vegas on the travel channel highlight the special, so it's not so much of a secret. Still it's a great deal. You may need a steak and shrimp dinner special at 3 a.m. after a night of heavy partying.