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Free Daytime Activities on the Strip

Browse rare books, watch gondolas and witness the fall of Atlantis—all for free!

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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 1.8 miles
Duration: 1-3 hours
Family Friendly

Overview:  Despite the belief that visitors in Las Vegas have to drop hundreds of dollars at the poker table, there are plenty of things to do in... more »

Tips:  Though this tour is intended to be for daytime hours, most of these activities can be enjoyed late into the evening. Keep in mind that... more »

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Points of Interest

If you're at all interested in reading or writing, make your first stop Bauman Rare Books, which is located in the Shoppes at the Palazzo. This 2,300-square-foot gallery is home to many valuable first-edition books and other rare manuscripts. Visitors are welcome to admire the store's collection even if they have no intention of buying.
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You'll find a spectacular indoor waterfall and well-manicured garden plots in the open plaza of the Palazzo. The waterfall is located where the Palazzo and the Venetian meet, and while this area is not nearly as extravagant as the Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, it is still quite beautiful and impressive as the displays change by the ... More

Though you'll need to pay to ride in one of the many gondolas that float through the Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian, it's free to watch. The gondoliers in Las Vegas wear traditional garb and sing to their passengers, just like they do in Venice. Find a spot on a bridge or a bench and enjoy the serene scene among the madness that often... More

Make your way to the far reaches of the Forum Shops in Caesars Palace and you'll find an automaton performance that follows the story of the fall of Atlantis. Though it's a bit cheesy, it's still a fun stop, especially for families. While you're here, check out the aquarium on the backside of the performance space.
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One of the most unusual things about the Cosmopolitan is that it fosters a sense of comfort and openness not found at any other Las Vegas resort. In addition to having open spaces where people can sit and lounge without the pressure of ordering a drink or tossing quarters into a slot machine, visitors are welcome to kick back with billiards or a... More

Just as the Palazzo has small gardens in the plaza below the waterfall, CityCenter has random art pieces and garden spaces scattered across the bottom floor. Poke around this area for awhile and, if you're particularly interested in the art located at CityCenter, stop by the concierge desk and ask for the free arts walking tour, which leads... More