Las Vegas is a city i have written about many times and i am pleased to be here again sharing some more insider tips! After living between London and Vegas for Three years i was fortunate enough during that time to pick up some sparse tips along the way from friends and locals.
Known primarily for its gambling and nightlife, there are also a lot of things to see and do in Vegas for free whilst holidaying like a rock star.So i am just going to go ahead and throw some tips and ideas out there and hopefully many of you planning to visit will remember my gold dust advice.
1.The casino always wins.… Golden rule!
Bearing this in mind i am sure you will be the sensible traveler that you are and not blow all of your holiday spends on the first night. Poker aside, casinos do have some real fun slot machines. If you play the slots then drinks are free from your casino waitress. This means you can spend a small amount of cash gambling and drinking before you hit the town and the city awakes.One tip i was always taught was to play a slot machine on the end of every row by an isle where members of the public will be gathering. Apparently they are set to win big – attracting attention from fellow tourists and making them want to try their luck also. Like i said… somebody told me this and it did always seem to bring me luck but i take no responsibility for anyone wishing to try this. Oh and don’t forget to tip the waitress!
2. Free Attractions
Bellagio hotel and casino has to be my favorite hangout on the strip. Not only does it have a large botanical garden in which they decorate to aspire each season but Bellagio is home to the astonishing musical fountains. Better known as a choreographically complex water feature.
If you are booking this month then be sure to check out the floral display just in time for spring.
Fremont street is set in the old town of Vegas and is a definite must see. You will need to take a cab there but once in the zone you are treated to an LED light show and local bands. The casinos are old skool and bets are cheaper.
There are so many free shows and attractions along the strip but if you want to take a break from the hustle and bustle then why not take a hike through red rock canyon.Oh and don’t forget to take a selfie by that sign! Yes that sign.
3. Live like a local
Clearly unless an employee of an establishment in town then locals do not spend all of their free time on the strip. They like to eat, drink and shop too. right? So a great place to experience all three is to take the complimentary shuttle service to Town square. Town square is a little shopping village which offers lots of retail eye candy including Victoria,s secret and MAC. By night the vicinity turns into a cool place to eat with so many top restaurants to choose from. very cool. I want to be there now.
I mentioned hiking at Red Rock earlier but another beauty spot is Lake Mead. Lake mead runs from the Colorado river and has many great attributes. Locals enjoy fishing, hiking and photography.
From my experience locals also like to golf. Not necessarily with a bunch of tourists, neither in the rain nor heat.Las Vegas has a new popular indoor driving range that is proving extremely popular amongst the community. Go Low driving range is the only golfing establishment in Vegas offering a golf flight simulation device.
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