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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.


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Top Hotels in Downtown 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
The price is ¥4,067 per night from Dec 13 to Dec 14

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 ...

3.9/5Very Good! (5,915 reviews)

"IT WAS THE BEST CHOICE FOR OLD VEGAS, NEAR A BUS STATION, AND FREMONT STREET ❤️"…"

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2020

Four Queens Hotel and Casino (No Resort Fee)
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 ¥5,089 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7

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! (11,840 reviews)

"Everything was sooooo nice the only thing I didn’t like was we had to park a block over but they pay it back if you have to pay. But other then that it was great."…"

Reviewed on Nov 24, 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
The price is ¥3,128 per night from Dec 21 to Dec 22

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! (7,256 reviews)
Great Stay!

"I love lodging at the Plaza Hotel for the great Fremont Street Experience."…"

Reviewed on Nov 28, 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 ¥3,650 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 8

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 ...

4.2/5Very Good! (5,680 reviews)

"Great service and great amazing place to stay with family friends or solo..!!"…"

Reviewed on Nov 28, 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 ¥1,825 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 4

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! (3,331 reviews)

"Convenient location, great staff, great rates! Have smoking and non-smoking rooms."…"

Reviewed on Dec 2, 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
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥3,024 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 8

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! (3,739 reviews)

"The area was nice, the levels of parking were decent, and it was pretty well organized overall"…"

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2020

El Cortez Hotel and Casino
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