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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.

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
CA $64
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2

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! (32,386 reviews)

"Rite on the frement strip! Everything i needed was do close to me!"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 26, 2020

Golden Nugget Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
Plaza Hotel and Casino - Las Vegas
Plaza Hotel and Casino - Las Vegas
3 out of 5
1 Main Street, Las Vegas, NV
Free Cancellation
CA $46
per night
Mar 24 - Mar 25

Located in Downtown Las Vegas, this resort is within a 10-minute walk of Golden Nugget Casino, Fremont Street Experience and Mob Museum. Las Vegas North Premium ...

3.7/5Good! (20,127 reviews)

"That it’s on the strip! Not over crowded. Love all the convenient fast food."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 25, 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
CA $40
per night
Mar 23 - Mar 24

Located in Downtown Las Vegas, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Mob Museum, Golden Nugget Casino and Fremont Street Experience. Neon Museum and Discovery ...

4.2/5Very Good! (12,317 reviews)

"Good size room. Separate from bathroom sink and mirror, convenient to do hair and makeup. excellent location, close to Fremont street, but quiet. Excellent breakfast restaurant."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 26, 2020

Downtown Grand Las Vegas
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
CA $65
per night
Mar 22 - Mar 23

Located in Downtown Las Vegas, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Golden Nugget Casino and Fremont Street Experience. Mob Museum and Las Vegas North Premium ...

3.8/5Good! (15,893 reviews)

"We really loved it, The rooms were clean and the bed were soooo comfy !! The staff was very helpful and we were right in the middle in Fremont St."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 26, 2020

Four Queens Hotel and Casino (No Resort Fee)
El Cortez Hotel and Casino
El Cortez Hotel and Casino
3 out of 5
600 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
CA $31
per night
Mar 24 - Mar 25

Located in Downtown Las Vegas, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Fremont Street Experience, Golden Nugget Casino and Mob Museum. Neon Museum and Discovery ...

3.7/5Good! (12,361 reviews)

"We have stayed here every time we go to Vegas to the NASCAR races"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 26, 2020

El Cortez Hotel and Casino
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3 out of 5
301 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV
CA $59
per night
Mar 8 - Mar 9

Located in Downtown Las Vegas, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mob Museum, Smith Center for the Performing Arts and Las Vegas North Premium Outlets. Las ...

3.8/5Good! (10,062 reviews)

"Awesome , clean, fun and very nice staff. Location perfect"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 25, 2020

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Popular things to do in Downtown Las Vegas

Fremont Street Experience
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Fremont Street Experience

4/5(2,662 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(194 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(2,552 reviews)

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

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Multi-Stop Grand Canyon South Rim Tour
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Multi-Stop Grand Canyon South Rim Tour

90% of travellers recommend
CA $131
Per adult
Multi-Stop Grand Canyon West Rim Bus Tour
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Multi-Stop Grand Canyon West Rim Bus Tour

88% of travellers recommend
CA $158
Per adult
Lower Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend Bus Tour
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Lower Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend Bus Tour

88% of travellers recommend
CA $237
Per adult
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 $111
Per adult
Evening Helicopter Flight with Transportation & Champagne
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Evening Helicopter Flight with Transportation & Champagne

92% of travellers recommend
CA $105
Per adult
Exclusive: Las Vegas Mini Gran Prix Mega-Ride Wristband with Meal
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Exclusive: Las Vegas Mini Gran Prix Mega-Ride Wristband with Meal

80% of travellers recommend
CA $54
Per adult

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