downtown las vegas

Thinking of heading to Down Town, Las Vegas for your next holiday? Want to or don’t want to end up like Zach Galifianakis or Ed Helms from the Hangover?? Well, look no further than our spectacular round up of where to stay and what to do in Down Town Las Vegas.

But before we start, let’s look at Flights to Las Vegas. Head on over to Virgin Atlantic and book your flights to Las Vegas for as little as £507. What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but that doesn’t mean we won’t spill some details about the city’s glittering charms. Like its carnivalesque Strip, home to colossal casino-hotels, lavish shops, and world-class performers, from the acrobats at Cirque du Soleil to resident A-listers like Celine Dion and Britney Spears.

For those of you thinking of heading to Down Town Las Vegas, especially those of you wanted to attend the Life is Beautiful Festival there are lots of great hotels in the Downtown area which are all within a 15 min walk from the festival. Buy tickets for Life is Beautiful here:

Life is Beautiful Festival
Life is Beautiful Festival

Hotels such as El Cortez, The D Las Vegas, Golden Nugget and Downtown Grand are perfect options for those attending or for those just visiting Down Town Las Vegas in general.

As for things to do and see, the Fremont Street Experience (where a lot of these hotels are located) is a covered street that features bars and restaurants and is a great place to head out to, especially in the evening as it hosts a colourful lights display.

Fremont Street Experience and the Golden Nugget Hotel
Fremont Street Experience and the Golden Nugget Hotel

In addition, there are lots of great bars and modern eateries located on or around Fremont Street, which is the road running towards the festival grounds. We would recommend people try out Atomic Liquors (which plays on the idea of atomic bomb testing which used to attract lots of tourists in the 50’s), Therapy, Commonwealth, Park on Fremont and Downtown Cocktail Room.

Atomic Liquors - Downtown Las Vegas
Atomic Liquors – Downtown Las Vegas

Attraction wise, the Neon Museum is a short taxi ride away and is home to lots of old neon signs which are being preserved (well worth going to!), alternatively the Mob Museum provides a great overview of Vegas’ history.

Neon Museum - Down Town Las Vegas
Neon Museum – Down Town Las Vegas

Finally, Downtown Container Park is Vegas’ version of Shoreditch’s Box Park, offering lots of little boutique shops, eateries and bars, with a laid back vibe and live music and events in the summer.