About Anna W
Lives in Las Vegas
Since Sep. 2012
35-49 year old female
Performer, Entertainment & Marketing. I am also the blogger, Hollywood Underdog.
Fountains, Performances, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Points of Interest & Landmarks, Historic Walking Areas
Geologic Formations, National Parks, State Parks, Nature & Wildlife Areas, Canyons
Bars & Clubs
Nature & Wildlife Areas
This is one of the true and free delights of the Las Vegas strip! These are not fountains but more living, breathing water art. This is an afternoon or evening activity. You can stand in front of the fountain on the sidewalk on Las Vegas Blvd (the strip). You will see, hear and feel some of the most powerful water art in the world! Great for photo backdrop too. It is truly spectacular. Schedule is M-F 3-8 pm every half hour, 8pm to midnight every 15 min. Weekends and holidays are noon to 8pm every half hour and 8pm to midnight every 15 min.
This is a tasty, affordable, upscale casual dining experience inside Fashion Show Mall. Grimaldi's is not a "mall" restaurant, it just happens to be in one of the most exciting malls in the country. Also it is positioned right next to the runway where they hold the free fashion shows on the weekends.
I tell everyone to check out Fremont Street (downtown) at least once in their lives during an afternoon or evening, (not in the mornings). This is because it is truly a unique and affordable experience. You can walk around downtown and enjoy the sights and sounds of classic Vegas which is entertainment in itself. There are street performers too. Evenings are a lot of free music including the 3rd street stage and the light show overhead which runs every hour on the hour in the evenings. Dining is cheaper than the strip. Slotzilla, the zip line goes down Fremont Street.
If you want some fresh air and a unique experience take a day trip to Red Rock! It's only 25 miles from the strip. I love this park and whenever I tell people about it they are thrilled! If you go as a group of two or more it ends up being affordable. You can rent a car from your hotel for a day or arrange a shuttle trip using Lasvegas.com click on shuttle trips, etc. It may be best to rent a car because then you can see the Red Rock scenic loop, 13 miles, and you can light hike on any of the more than 10 hikes, or just sight see. (It's 8 per car as of now). Then you can drive a few min over to Bonnie Springs Ranch for a casual lunch and visit their Western town and petting zoo for a fee if you wish. A few miles away from there you can stop at Red Rock Casino if you want to gamble at all. Then Downtown Summerlin is fun to walk around and they have affordable restaurants and shops amongst high end ones. There really is something for everyone there!
Located on Fremont Street, this is one of the best places for video poker in town. Also their main restaurant has good deals on Prime Rib dinners. You can try a free slot pull for everyone off the Fremont Street entrance and win prizes, or if you don't win they give you coupons.
Did you know this is one of the top ten amusement parks in the country? Circus Circus really did it big here, and no this is not the circus tent. This is a separate indoor amusement park and the rides are seriously wicked good! Prices are a good value for a few hours of fun for almost any age.
I have never recommended this free site to anyone that was disappointed after. It's beautiful, creative and free. (Remember, also the Bellagio fountains just outside the casino too). You can walk through the conservatory and see many items made entirely of flowers. This is a large area and is amazing for photos and weddings. If you want to have an affordable light lunch you can walk through the casino to the casual sandwich restaurant overlooking their pool or the Gelato restaurant across the hall.
This is right next to the Bellagio Flower Conservatory inside the Bellagio.Gorgeous and artistic pastry, crepe and coffee shop. The food inside is art in itself! If you don't want to spend too much you can share a freshly made crepe dish, or a mini cheesecake because this shop is not cheap but it's worth sharing just to try what are in my opinion the best baked goods I've ever had!
One of the best places to dance on the strip and it's free! Everyone I take here loves this place. Why? As soon as you walk in there's a fun atmosphere with the bar, gaming, and the dance music. You can dance to the DJ who plays a variety of music for as long as you want. No cover, no dress code. But you must be at least 21.
Located between Flamingo Hotel and Harrah's on the strip, the Linq is a free and pleasant good time to walk through. You will see a lot and enjoy a nice stroll, it's never over crowded as the streets are wide. I was there on St Patricks Day and it was a safe and pleasant crowd. Martinis Bar usually has free music and they leave their doors open. O'Sheas has the best drink prices. The High Roller is at the end of The Linq but is not particularly cheap to ride so you may have to check on deals for that. I have a great time without it.
I love Lake Mead because it has something for everyone! It's a great place to sight see and very affordable, and closer to the strip than people think, (30 min away). I take people here and if they don't want to pay they can just park in the lot outside the park and walk along the old railroad pass trail. This is beautiful and has breathtaking view of the lake! All Free. If you want to go in the park it's about $10 per car load. You can then use the beach if you want or head to one of the two public marinas who both have a restaurant for casual lunch or dinner, and/or to rent a jet ski or boat.
Trust me, this is a lot more fun and interesting than it sounds. It's free, and great for daytime or evening. There is a unique playground in the middle for kids of all ages, it's in the form of a giant tree house. Also, there are shops all along, all made of uniquely designed and cheerful shipping containers. Fremont Street is only a few blocks away as well.