Las Vegas probably won’t be the same the next time you visit Sin City. That said, a lot of the things you love will still be here. There are plenty of things to see and do while keeping a proper social distance from other people. When Bellagio opens again, so should some of the best free attractions in Las Vegas. There should still be free and cheap things to see and do all over town for anyone looking for something to do that doesn’t involve gambling (gasp!).

Free Bellagio Attractions

Bellagio has two of the most iconic free attraction right in the center of the Vegas Strip. The beautiful Fountain Shows outside of the casino are always great to watch. The Botanical Garden and Conservatory inside is also always beautiful.
There’s plenty of viewing space outside of Bellagio to watch the Fountain Show without being in a crowded space. The same can’t be said for the beautiful floral display inside. Even if Las Vegas isn’t very crowded, this relatively small space can feel cramped. Visit before breakfast if being in tight quarters is a concern.

Welcome To Las Vegas!

Visiting the Welcome To Fabulous Las Vegas sign is the most touristy of touristy things to do in Las Vegas. However, it’s a must for anyone visiting Sin City for the first time. The open air space often has a line for pictures so just stand at a distance that’s comfortable. There’s no better way to show people that you’re in Las Vegas than a ‘Gram or TikTok in front of the sign.

Drinking and Dining Outdoors

New York-New York will be one of the first casinos to open in Las Vegas. The Park is located outside of the casino. There’s plenty of room to walk around and get some fresh air. There’s also plenty of open seating not attached to any particular bar or restaurant to relax with a nice cold beverage or bite to eat.
The Linq is another option to eat and drink but you’re contained to each venue if you want to eat or drink outside. Additionally, the promenade can get busy with just a few people walking through the neighborhood in between The Linq casino and Flamingo.
Head to the Fremont Street Experience if for fresh air and cocktails when the sun sets. The mall of casinos shouldn’t be as crowded as usual which could make this a great time to visit the touristy section of downtown Las Vegas.

Go Window Shopping…Outdoors

Las Vegas has some pretty great outdoor malls all over town. They make for great places to take a walk. You can shop if that’s your thing. When the businesses were closed, I found Tivoli Village and Downtown Summerlin to be great places to take a relaxing walk with a cup of iced coffee. They’re both large spaces with interesting things to look at.
Town Square is about a mile north of Mandalay Bay and the Premium Outlets are in downtown Las Vegas is you’re looking for outdoor malls closer to the touristy parts of Las Vegas.


Marc Meltzer covers Las Vegas, gaming and men’s lifestyle for various outlets. Check out his blog at Edge Vegas.
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