Fremont Street Experience

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by ak1 on December 5, 2005

You have to see the Fremont Street Experience at least once in your life. It may not be my favorite part of town but it’s definitely worth experiencing. It looks like a canopy that is covered in 12.5 million lights, 90 feet above the ground and it stretches 1,400 feet on Fremont Street, located in downtown Vegas. The shows are short and are usually done to all of the best songs. The lights overhead illuminate the sky, with all the different colors. The show runs every hour from 7 to midnight. The streets fill up quickly with people when each show starts so find a good spot early. The best spots are at the outdoor bars and restaurants that have second story decks. Although you can’t help but get a great view from the ground either with the canopy being so immense.

The atmosphere downtown is a little different than on the strip next to the nice hotels. This is one place in Vegas where you can in fact find a cheap meal still. Most of the hotels in this area aren’t very glamorous except the Golden Nugget, which has a four-star rating. The shopping in this area isn’t the usual Versace or Prada that you may be used to on the nicer part of the Strip; downtown offers lots of discount stores, which are usually crowded.

If you decide to go downtown, it’s always smart to have someone with you, especially if you are a woman. Downtown is dirtier than most of the Strip, garbage litters the streets, and there seems to be beggars on almost every corner.

Fremont Street Experience
Westernmost 5 Blocks Of Fremont
Las Vegas, Nevada, 89101
(702) 678 5777

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