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Contrary to what many people believe, there is much more to Las Vegas than gambling. Leave your wad of cash at home and head to the city during the summer months. According to the 2019 Travel Hacker Guide by KAYAK, one of the most inexpensive times of the year to visit is during the summer; the median hotel rate is $148 in June compared to $194 in October. There are plenty of free attractions to experience — magical gardens, hiking trails and live entertainment. Watch the world’s largest permanent circus at the Circus Circus hotel-casino; visit the Bellagio’s Conservatory of Botanical Gardens for views of stunning flowers and ornate sculptures; embark on a hike and capture views of wildlife and geologic formations at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area; and head to the Bellagio for a free show featuring a combination of music, lights and water.