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Downtown Las Vegas, NV

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Downtown Las Vegas showing signage as well as a small group of people

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.


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Top Hotels in Downtown Las Vegas

the D Las Vegas
the D Las Vegas
3.5 out of 5
301 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV
The price is ¥4,269 per night from Aug 17 to Aug 17
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! (3,460 reviews)
"Just was there for the night with the family,was clean and comfortable"

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021

the D Las Vegas
Downtown Grand Las Vegas
Downtown Grand Las Vegas
3.5 out of 5
206 North 3rd Street, Las Vegas, NV
The price is ¥9,194 per night from Aug 4 to Aug 4
Located in Downtown Las Vegas, this hotel is steps from Mob Museum and The D Casino Hotel. Four Queens Casino and Fremont Street Experience are also within 5 ...
4.1/5Very Good! (5,242 reviews)
"It was the awesome experience for my first time in vegas."

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2021

Downtown Grand Las Vegas
Golden Nugget Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
Golden Nugget Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
4 out of 5
129 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥7,530 per night from Aug 30 to Aug 30
Located in Downtown Las Vegas, this spa resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Fremont Street Experience and Las Vegas Premium Outlets North. University of Nevada, ...
4/5Very Good! (10,847 reviews)
"We always love the Nugget when staying downtown! Clean and comfy rooms! Downfall this trip was the reduced days the restaurants were open but we certainly understand why."

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2021

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 ¥7,740 per night from Aug 2 to Aug 2
Located in Downtown Las Vegas, this hotel is steps from Four Queens Casino and The D Casino Hotel. Fremont Street Experience and Mob Museum are also within 10 ...
3.9/5Good! (6,247 reviews)
"room was exactly as expected checked out on utube"

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

Four Queens Hotel and Casino (No Resort Fee)
Circa Resort & Casino – Adults Only
Circa Resort & Casino – Adults Only
4 out of 5
8 Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV
The price is ¥13,025 per night from Aug 18 to Aug 18
Located in Downtown Las Vegas, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Fremont Street Experience and within 9 mi (15 km) of Las Vegas Convention Center and High Roller. ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (668 reviews)
"Great property!! Will be staying here every time I visit Vegas"

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2021

Circa Resort & Casino – Adults Only
Plaza Hotel and Casino - Las Vegas
Plaza Hotel and Casino - Las Vegas
4 out of 5
1 Main Street, Las Vegas, NV
The price is ¥5,284 per night from Aug 3 to Aug 3
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! (6,631 reviews)
"Nothing"

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

Plaza Hotel and Casino - Las Vegas
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Downtown Las Vegas, NV