Free Things to do near the Las Vegas Strip

Filled with hotels, casinos, shopping spots, city landmarks, museums, and exhibits, the Las Vegas Strip is a popular, tourist-driven stretch along the bustling Las Vegas Boulevard. While neon lights, glitz and glamour surround the man-made attractions along the Strip, its nearby natural attractions are only a few minutes away. There are even good sights of them, particularly the mountain ranges surrounding the Las Vegas valley, from hotel rooms, clubs and restaurants, and other high-rise attractions like the Stratosphere Tower and the Eiffel Tower replica.

Hotel Attractions 

There are many perks when checking-in a Las Vegas hotel. Yet, non-hotel guests can still visit many hotel attractions for free.

For hotel guests, it is common to have free access to hotel amenities such as use of fitness centers, pools, and steam rooms. Others even provide them promotional coupons for claiming free merchandise items and tickets or even VIP passes to some Las Vegas shows. There are also free shows and exhibits available to just about anybody. Travelers can enjoy the dancing waters of the Bellagio, walk around the Venice-inspired indoor shopping area complete with a replica of a clear, blue sky at the Venetian, explore the refreshing oasis at the Wildlife Habitat of Flamingo, and play around the mini safari at the Lion Habitat of MGM Grand.

Gaming Lessons

For those who are new to Las Vegas games or those who have never played Las Vegas-style blackjack, poker, pai gow, baccarat, and craps yet can experience what gaming is like in this gambling city without spending for a real gambling act. Tourists can take advantage of free gaming lessons offered in most Las Vegas casinos. Even those needing to brush up on their roulette skills can have good access to gaming lessons. Hotels around the Strip offering free lessons include The Venetian, Planet Hollywood, Luxor, Palms, Sahara, Stratosphere, and Tropicana.

Complimentary Drinks

Coffee lovers can take a free tour at the Coffee Roasters of Las Vegas, learn more about coffee and tea production and their health benefits, and even receive free samples of their finest coffee after the tour. The Coffee Roasters is just a few minutes away from the Las Vegas Strip. Every evening, travelers can also take advantage of the complimentary wine tasting at the Las Vegas Hilton bar Fortuna.

Children’s Attractions

The more than a century old Anderson Dairy offers free dairy tours about the processes employed by the plant. It also provides free ice cream treats for guests after touring the facility. Children can visit M&M’s World where they can enjoy a rainbow wall featuring the 22 different M&M’s colors and eye-catching exhibits of a $275 M&M’s guitar, M&M’s bling made of Swarovski crystal, purses made of M&M’s wrappers, and a replica of Kyle Busch’s M&M’s sponsored race car. The Ethel M Chocolate Factory Tour and Cactus Garden also provides free tours on chocolate-making and production of other mouth-watering confectionaries. The tour ends at the chocolate shop where tour attendees get free chocolate samples.

Las Vegas Landmarks

Travelers can freely stroll around and shoot photos of Las Vegas landmarks. From the popular Welcome to Las Vegas Sign along the Strip to the black pyramid of Luxor that features the World’s Brightest Light Beam, taking souvenir photos around Las Vegas makes the visit to the city more memorable. A few minutes away from the Strip, tourists can drive around to shoot natural scenic spots such as the Red Rock Canyon, Mount Charleston, Wetlands Park, and Springs Preserve.