Fremont Street Experience

Address: Fremont Street, Las Vegas, 89101, United States

- Free


A taste of Old Vegas with casinos and live music.

Downtown's not my favourite area of Vegas, but the one place in the neighbourhood that you should make it to is Fremont Street - a four block strip recreating how Vegas used to look, with casinos, bars, shops, neon signs and live entertainment from 7pm nightly.

It's a living, working street, rather than a tourist trap - it's just been covered with a ceiling (that's used as a projection space during performances), and it happens to contain some of the most famous neon signs from around the city.

Gambling is cheap down here, as is the food (deep-fried Oreos, hot dogs and the like). And no, it's not smart, but it's a lot of fun. Great for families and those who rue the passing of the old days on the Strip, before fashionistas took it over.

Value for money

Price advice


Expert tips

Be warned that parking's expensive downtown, so if there's a group of you it may even be cheaper to get a taxi. Otherwise, the Deuce and the Ace buses run up from the Strip.

Recommended for

  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • Mature travellers
  • Live entertainment
  • People watching