LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - Dec 12, 2013) - Already booked a Las Vegas hotel for the holiday season? After getting a jump on which slots they'd like to visit and booking tickets to their favorite show on the Strip, all that's left for visitors to do is flesh out the rest of their holiday with tons of Las Vegas things to do.
The editors at EarlyVegas.com understand that paying for hotels and show tickets can be expensive, especially when there are holiday gifts to buy. Nobody wants to go over budget while on vacation.
Luckily, Las Vegas has plenty of things to do -- for free.
- Bellagio Botanical Gardens: Enjoy a romantic date with a broad range of seasonal displays. This is a great way to find a little bit of nature in the Entertainment Capital of the World, and it's open 24/7. Head over at dusk or in the early morning hours to avoid crowds. Cozy up, bring a camera and a loved one, but leave the wallet at home.
- Volcano at Mirage: Watch the volcano erupt! It's no wonder this attraction is so popular -- at 54 feet high it would draw a crowd even if it weren't free. Rigged with pyrotechnics and coordinated with recordings of actual volcanic eruptions, the Mirage puts on a unique show each and every time the volcano goes off. Operating at intervals from 8pm-12am Mon-Sun, the later you go, the more likely you are to avoid crowds.
- The Venetian's Las Vegas Preview Studio: There are not many attractions anywhere, never mind in Vegas, where you can get in for free, and then get paid for having attended! The Las Vegas Preview Studios along the Venetian's canal gives visitors opportunities to see unaired TV show pilots and products before they become available to the general public! Better yet? They frequently pay guests in exchange for their feedback.
- The Mirage Aquarium! The Mirage Aquarium can't be beat for free family-friendly things to do in Las Vegas. Visitors of all ages love seeing over a thousand animals which represent 60+ species in The Mirage's huge aquarium which spans over 20,000 gallons. A team of in-house marine biologists cares for the expansive coral reef aquarium.
And why not top it off with corniest free thing to do in Vegas; head out to the "Welcome to Las Vegas Sign" where guests can stand or park next to the 50-year old iconic sign and snap pictures to share with friends and family on Facebook, or use them for next year's Christmas card.
No matter what budget travelers set, they can get a great value on their Las Vegas vacation. Save the cash for a luxury hotel or a well-deserved day at the spa. Alternatively, put the extra savings towards holiday gifts for loved ones. Don't worry about money stress this holiday season, and get ready to have fun in the Entertainment Capital of the World.
For a more complete list of all the fun and exciting free things to do in Las Vegas, visit http://www.earlyvegas.com/attractions.
This article written by Alex Turner, editor at EarlyVegas.com.