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Visit Downtown Las Vegas

Las Vegas Travel Guide

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
AU$80
per night
Feb 10 - Feb 11

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! (31,919 reviews)

"Very clean a little noisy towards the end of trip didn’t matter was tired could sleep anyways"…"

Reviewed on 27 Jan. 2020

Golden Nugget Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
Downtown Grand Las Vegas
Downtown Grand Las Vegas
3.5 out of 5
206 North 3rd Street, Las Vegas, NV
AU$50
per night
Feb 17 - Feb 18

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! (12,151 reviews)

"It was a fun place. You were surrounded by everything you could want and need. Amazing time with super cool people"…"

Reviewed on 25 Jan. 2020

Downtown Grand Las Vegas
Plaza Hotel and Casino - Las Vegas
Plaza Hotel and Casino - Las Vegas
3 out of 5
1 Main Street, Las Vegas, NV
AU$51
per night
Feb 10 - Feb 11

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! (19,884 reviews)

"We stay here every time we come to Las Vegas. All the restaurants are great and fairly priced, the pizza place is outstanding, and Hash House.... delish! The hotel offers a free airport shuttle, which is so convenient. They accommodated my early check in, which I greatly appreciated. And Fremont ..."…"

Reviewed on 28 Jan. 2020

Plaza Hotel and Casino - Las Vegas
El Cortez Hotel and Casino
El Cortez Hotel and Casino
3 out of 5
600 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV
AU$33
per night
Feb 10 - Feb 11

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! (12,208 reviews)

"Great value, classic iconic hotel located in historic downtown Las Vegas. Great staff in casino and at Registration desk. Rooms were clean and comfortable. Dated but in good shape."…"

Reviewed on 26 Jan. 2020

El Cortez Hotel and 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
AU$82
per night
Feb 10 - Feb 11

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! (15,711 reviews)

"Love that it's located at the center of the party! Next close to the stage to listen to great music."…"

Reviewed on 28 Jan. 2020

Four Queens Hotel and Casino (No Resort Fee)
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3 out of 5
301 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV
AU$50
per night
Jan 30 - Jan 31

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! (9,972 reviews)

"The only nonsmoking room available was a handicap accessible with the walk in shower. Great for someone in a wheelchair but not great for someone with a neurological disorder like myself. The entire bathroom floor would get wet."…"

Reviewed on 26 Jan. 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(144 reviews)

Go back to Las Vegas’s roots 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(9 reviews)

Get a glimpse into the shady and sinister underworld of Sin City’s gangster roots at this unusual museum.

Bellagio Casino
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Bellagio Casino

4.5/5(169 reviews)

One of the most famous hotels in Vegas, home to gorgeous botanical gardens, a unique glass sculpture and an elaborate nightly fountain show.

Top activities in Downtown Las Vegas

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

AU$144

The first stop is at The Hoover Dam where your guide can take fantastic pictures thanks to its wonderful views, then shop around, buy snacks, coffee, and use the restrooms. Your trip continues with pleasant landscapes until you reach your next destination, a comfort stop near Kingman, Arizona.

Multi-Stop Grand Canyon West Rim Bus Tour
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Multi-Stop Grand Canyon West Rim Bus Tour

AU$173

On the way to Grand Canyon West, we will first stop at The Hoover Dam for a fantastic photo opportunity. Included in the price is entry to Grand Canyon West. We do not charge any additional taxes or fees like other companies do.

Lower Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend Bus Tour
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Lower Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend Bus Tour

AU$255

The Lower Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend tour is the perfect way to find a natural escape from the bright lights of Las Vegas. After getting picked up from one of the convenient Las Vegas locations, you will travel through the Nevada desert to the narrow and contrasting Virgin River Gorge.

The Mob Museum Las Vegas Tickets
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The Mob Museum Las Vegas Tickets

AU$39

The Mob Museum,The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, provides a world-class, interactive journey through true stories. From the birth of the Mob, to today’s headlines. Shadows and whispers. G-Men and Made Men.

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

AU$122

Sightsee Las Vegas your way, by picking your favourite attractions and save money on admission compared to gate prices. Be entertained at VEGAS! THE SHOW, enjoy the views from the top of the Stratosphere Observation Deck or get to know your way around Sin City with a hop-on hop-off bus tour.

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

AU$61

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Las Vegas Mini Gran Prix Family Fun Center, 1401 N Rainbow Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89108-1864 Enjoy our 7-acre amusement park featuring go kart tracks, amusement rides, a huge arcade, and a full-service snack bar.

Other areas in Las Vegas

The Strip which includes a casino, a hotel and a city

Las Vegas Strip

4.5/5Wonderful!(542 area reviews)

Here’s where you’ll find the quintessential Vegas: lavish casinos, glamorous clubs, hopping piano bars, and the infamous wedding chapels and neon lights.

Las Vegas Strip