|Above, a view of the Las Vegas Strip. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
Admittedly, Las Vegas, Nevada is not my idea of a place to relax and unwind. As one who fondly remembers the city before it became the overcrowded zoo that it is now, I prefer to just drive through it while on the way to Utah (or other points beyond) or just stop there for fuel or food these days.
However, besides gambling, the city is known for shows and, in some places, some good food at prices that are easy on the wallet and nightclubs where people manage to get themselves drunk and make complete asses of themselves. And, no, what happens in Vegas doesn't always stay in Vegas, especially in these modern times where personal cell phones can snap pictures or, heaven forbid, shoot videos of you doing something that you wouldn't want your boss or parents to see posted on the Internet.
If you happen to be one who likes Las Vegas, but are financially tapped out of cash for various reasons, there are still some free (unbelievable as it may seem) things to do.
Travel + Leisure has a list of 31 things in Las Vegas that one can do that are FREE!
Before getting into their list, they wrote:
When you're a Las Vegas local, the clanging of slot machines in the McCarran Airport arrivals area signals you're home, but for everyone else it's a reminder that the city is engineered to liberate you from your dollars from the moment you land. Surprisingly, though, there are plenty of ways to entertain yourself free-of-charge in Las Vegas. Keep this list of free vegas attractions handy: It's great for both visitors who come on a budget and those who suddenly find their credit lines tapped out.
To see what they are, go here.