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Downtown Las VegasLas Vegas

Step off the Strip and into the original and authentic heart of Las Vegas, where smoky bars, quirky museums and family-friendly attractions exist side by side. 

Downtown Las Vegas is one of this lively city’s hippest places to visit. Stroll the streets and soak up the buzz of outdoor concerts, eat in one of the inexpensive but stylish restaurants or enjoy some real Vegas entertainment in the Fremont East District. Discover unusual museums, lounge in intimate cocktail bars or go in search of the largest golden nugget in existence.

The Mob Museum is one of the biggest draws of Downtown Las Vegas. Delve into the murky world of organized crime in the U.S. at this fascinating museum. Housed in a historic federal courthouse where mobsters were tried and condemned in the 1950s, it is filled with multimedia exhibits and interactive displays.

To experience the true, gritty Downtown Las Vegas, head to Fremont East District in the heart of the neighborhood. Here find comedy clubs and jazz nightclubs, with music and entertainment venues to suit all tastes. The Fremont Street Experience is a must-do. Be amazed at the free nightly shows which see 12.5 million lights and 550,000 watts of sound come together to create the Viva Vision extravaganza.

Head to the family-friendly Downtown Container Park for boutique shopping, dining and a children’s play area, all housed within stacks of shipping containers. Alternatively, peruse the works at the Arts Factory, where artists, architects, photographers and graphic designers display their creations.

For a true slice of Las Vegas eccentricity, visit the Golden Nugget, a luxury hotel and casino. Dare to enter the vast shark aquarium, indulge in the spa or simply view the biggest golden nugget in existence. It was found with a metal detector and weighs a whopping 61 pounds (28 kilograms).

Take advantage of the good public transportation connections to Downtown Las Vegas. If you’re driving, use the on-street or valet parking options. Enjoy the raucous bars and entertainment by leaving the car behind and heading off on foot.


Popular places to visit in Downtown Las Vegas

Fremont Street Experience
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Fremont Street Experience

4/5(2,764 reviews)

See where Vegas began on legendary Fremont Street, now a pedestrian-only area with free nightly shows and special events.

Mob Museum
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Mob Museum

4.5/5(206 reviews)

Get a glimpse into the underworld of Las Vegas’s gangster past at this unusual museum.

Bellagio Casino
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Bellagio Casino

4.5/5(2,622 reviews)

This world-famous hotel is home to gorgeous botanical gardens, a unique glass sculpture and an elaborate fountain show.

Top things to do in Downtown Las Vegas

Las Vegas Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour
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Las Vegas Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour

CA $54
Per adult
72% of travellers recommend
Go Las Vegas Explorer Pass: Choose 3, 5 or 7 Attractions
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Go Las Vegas Explorer Pass: Choose 3, 5 or 7 Attractions

CA $114
Per adult
Wild West Horseback Riding Tour
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Wild West Horseback Riding Tour

CA $177
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Grand Canyon National Park South Rim Bus Tour
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Grand Canyon National Park South Rim Bus Tour

CA $138
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Hollywood VIP Day Tour from Las Vegas
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Hollywood VIP Day Tour from Las Vegas

CA $324
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
VIP 60 Min Couples Massage
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VIP 60 Min Couples Massage

CA $67
Per adult

Top Hotels in Downtown Las Vegas

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Golden Nugget Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
Golden Nugget Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
4 out of 5
129 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV
The price is CA $79 per night from Sep 29 to Sep 30

Located in Downtown Las Vegas, this spa resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Fremont Street Experience and Las Vegas North Premium Outlets. Las Vegas Convention Center ...

4.1/5Very Good! (12,070 reviews)

"Despite Covid restrictions in place, we had a good time. The hotel was clean and our room was comfy. We upgraded to the Rush Tower and that was definitely nice. Very happy with our stay."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 23, 2020

Golden Nugget Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
Four Queens Hotel and Casino (No Resort Fee)
Four Queens Hotel and Casino (No Resort Fee)
3.5 out of 5
202 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV
The price is CA $73 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 29

Located in Downtown Las Vegas, this hotel is steps away from Four Queens Casino and The D Casino Hotel. Fremont Street Experience and Mob Museum are also within ...

3.9/5Very Good! (5,788 reviews)

"I wish the hotel had its own pool. And I wish the hotel was smoke free."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 23, 2020

Four Queens Hotel and Casino (No Resort Fee)
Plaza Hotel and Casino - Las Vegas
Plaza Hotel and Casino - Las Vegas
3 out of 5
1 Main Street, Las Vegas, NV
The price is CA $40 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 29

Located in Downtown Las Vegas, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Four Queens Casino and The D Casino Hotel. Fremont Street Experience and Mob Museum are ...

3.8/5Good! (7,435 reviews)

"Had a great time spending the night at place and they upgrade to one of their newly remodeled rooms that I really enjoyed"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 23, 2020

Plaza Hotel and Casino - Las Vegas
Downtown Grand Las Vegas
Downtown Grand Las Vegas
3.5 out of 5
206 North 3rd Street, Las Vegas, NV
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $47 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 28

Located in Downtown Las Vegas, this hotel is steps away from Mob Museum and The D Casino Hotel. Four Queens Casino and Fremont Street Experience are also within ...

4.2/5Very Good! (5,873 reviews)

"Okay experience for the price, free parking very close to downtown. The pool was good."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 22, 2020

Downtown Grand Las Vegas
the D Las Vegas
the D Las Vegas
3 out of 5
301 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV
The price is CA $40 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 28

Located in Downtown Las Vegas, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of The D Casino Hotel and Mob Museum. Smith Center for the Performing Arts and Las Vegas ...

4/5Very Good! (3,332 reviews)

"Has the best time ever! Super nice people and very clean."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 21, 2020

the D Las Vegas
El Cortez Hotel and Casino
El Cortez Hotel and Casino
3 out of 5
600 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV
The price is CA $39 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 29

Located in Downtown Las Vegas, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Fremont Street Experience and The D Casino Hotel. Four Queens Casino and Mob Museum are ...

3.9/5Very Good! (3,869 reviews)

"The hotel is nicely decorated with friendly staff. Good downtown location. Has one of the first casinos in Las Vegas. Has managed to keep its original feel while keeping a fresh feel."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 23, 2020

El Cortez Hotel and Casino

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