Las Vegas Downtown
Las Vegas Downtown
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  • sashakeena
    Vancouver, Canada11,717 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lot’s to See & Do!
    This is a city with lots to choose from the sites & sounds to fun shows! Lot’s of interesting places to see & great restaurants & shop till you drop! lol If you just want to relax at your hotel that’s another option!
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 3, 2024
  • Michelle
    McDonough, Georgia19 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice to visit
    So it was nice to see some of the older casinos and to get away from the hustle and bustle of the Strip, but the area reeks of marijuana. That was a major turn off and made us leave pretty quickly. We will try again but maybe earlier in the day versus around 3 p.m.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written March 9, 2024
  • Theo V
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,553 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice to do.
    Good fun to go downtown. Exceptional noise levels in Fremont street. Great fun looking at people. Rest of downtown nice to walk through. Of course looking at the well known shop. Bit of a walk from Fremont, but doable.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 24, 2024
  • TravelingSoccerLoon
    Saint Paul, Minnesota5,221 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Louder and Grittier than The Strip but Offering an Entertaining Experience
    Downtown Las Vegas is very different from the glamour and sophistication of The Strip. It is a grittier experience. It can be loud and filled with a younger crowd and you will encounter some interesting characters, but it makes for a fun time and is worth experiencing when in Vegas. Much energy was brought back to Downtown when the Fremont Experience opened. The Fremont East District adjacent is also worth exploring. It is a more laid-back area with bars, restaurants, comedy clubs and music venues. However, Downtown Las Vegas is also considered by many the "real Vegas". More no non-sense than The Strip. Hotels are more affordable, drinks are less expensive and table minimums at the casinos are less than The Strip.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 19, 2024
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Todd W
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Recently revisited The golden Nugget downtown for a four night stay. We always liked staying downtown to visit Fremont st at night to listen to music and artist along the street. What we found was incredibly high prices for both food and beverages along with disgusting drug and homeless filling the streets. The casinos no longer have food specials and if you want a beer save your gambling money. The smell of weed and something so disgusting it smells like skunk reeks up and down the street. Druggies running around rudely begging for drug or beer money and you really don’t know who’s homeless and who isn’t as it’s a fad to fake it and beg for money. Gambling is not the same anymore and payouts rare. Casinos are pricing themselves out of the middle class and in general do not make you feel welcomed anymore. Our experience was shared with others and feelings are mutual. We will be spending our money in the Caribbean from now on at an all inclusive from now on. The hotel staff the few we did encounter did not seem as friendly either and that was disappointing.
Written February 28, 2020
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LABend
Bend, Oregon1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Couples
Oh, this place is like a horrible, nasty,booze laden,deep fried glob of a mess. Stinks, people are high, high and drunk. If you like flying high with atrocious noise and watching humans getting close to acting like zombies then this circus is for you! But please do not take your kids unless you want them high from the marijuana smoking right in front of you.
Written September 7, 2021
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Ruth F
78 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
The preparation for the Formula One has ruined the downtown experience. Roads are blocked, Traffic is horrible, bleachers, high end, booths for the Richie, rich to watch the race are block views from hotels, water fountains, etc. Some elevators and escalators are not working, which make it more difficult for individuals with walking issues. This is not a good thing for tourists to visit from October through November. This will continue for the next 10 years during the month of October and November. You will not get your moneys worth downtown during this time.
Written October 22, 2023
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Jktchorne
Fort Smith, AR1,514 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Family
Downtown Vegas by Fremont where the original casinos started! Bars, gambling, food, and a ton of people. It was fun drive so looking all the little wedding chapels and art. I do love seeing the neon lights. That about it for downtown Vegas.

It has a lot of drunks, ton of pot smoking and weird. Smoke actually made us all sick so we left after 40 mins. The darker it got the crazy it got too! But if that is your thing go enjoy and the time of your life:)
Written March 28, 2022
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Rebby2k
New Castle, PA2,200 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
The only two highlights I wanted to see was the Fremont Street Experience and the Pawn Stars shop. Lots of sights for the senses. You also will see the multiple small wedding chapels Vegas is known for. I ended up feeling grateful I decided to tour around during the day. I felt there was a high number of panhandlers and other people that make you slightly consider your safety. I imagine this would become more pronounced after dark. The older casinos were fun to enter and look around. There were a good number of lower limit table games available here. This is truly a slice of Vegas you will not get on the lower Strip.
Written February 20, 2020
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Darla B
102 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The new vision screen they have is great but if you are listening to the bands be prepared to be over run by homeless people. They probably don't mean harm but they dance around you and bump into you nonstop. There is lots a solicitation for money even using young children now for it. Lots of security.
Written January 3, 2020
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Anderson K
Windsor, Canada40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Las Vegas is known for many things including the casinos featured in different movies, the skyline and how it's next to the dessert. But in my opinion, the sign you see when entering Las Vegas is the most well known thing about Las Vegas. Here in Downtown Las Vegas their is a mini Paris, Venice, Egypt Pyramid and even a Disney hotel. Las Vegas isn't a recommended place at night for children due to inappropriate dancing and gambling. Though the dessert outside of Vegas is a must see. Also with young children, exploring the different hotels is an amazing thing to do to kill time.
Written July 27, 2022
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EFW2014
Woolwich, ME1,448 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
With the exception of Fremont street downtown is dirty and full of homeless. Park as close as you can to Fremont at night. We parked in the Carson lot $3 for the first hour $2 every hour after, max $13 for the day.
Written March 7, 2022
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CDavria42478
Millsboro, DE9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
The Fremont Street experience is fun! There is a light show on the canopy that features a lot of old time Nintendo characters. Also this is the way I remember Las Vegas the very first time I went there. Still Glitzy.
Written May 7, 2020
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Ossie
Kilkeel, UK290 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
This place has to be seen to be believed. It is lovely to see all the bright lights and neon signs. As you walk along the streets there are so many different nationalities all out going somewhere, and yet most of them going nowhere in particular.
Plenty of food outlets although the do know how to charge.
Written October 16, 2022
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