North of the Las Vegas Strip, in the heart of the city and as the oldest area of the city, is the so-called Downtown, whose main artery is Freemont Street. This area, before the birth of the Las Vegas Strip, was the most visited. Although it has lost boom, it still maintains great tourist and cultural attractions. One of them is the large Freemont Street Experience shopping center, a vaulted space and part of the mentioned street, completely pedestrianized, with about four blocks of area and with all kinds of shops, restaurants, attractions and even two casino-hotels. Just behind this center there is a museum for the little ones, the Discovery, and to the northwest, a series of museums to get to know the city as the “The Mob Crime Museum.” Natural History Museum of Las Vegas and the Neon Museum that stores and exhibits all the historical icons that have made this city popular. In the area you can also enjoy nightlife in bars such as Longbar and Atomic Liquors, or shop in a multitude of outlet stores in the rest of Freemont Street. Sleeping in Las Vegas in this area also has its advantages since high prices are in the middle strip. You can also choose to stay in the popular Downtown Grand Las Vegas.
Within a 10-minute walk of Greyhound Bus Terminal, Downtown Grand Las Vegas is easily accessible, making it the perfect place to experience Las Vegas. Rooms have air conditioning and free Wi-Fi. Hotel guests in Downtown Grand Las Vegas can take a refreshing dip in the outdoor pool or relax on the rooftop terrace. Staff available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, will help you book tours and attractions. There is also a gym with a pool. The Downtown Grand Las Vegas rooms are well thought out and offer wireless internet access in the rooms. Some rooms are communicating, specially designed to accommodate families and groups. While staying at the Downtown Grand Las Vegas, guests can enjoy a unique dining experience in the property’s restaurant, which is ideal for those wishing to dine on site. In the late afternoon, guests can go to the cozy bar to relax. Popular Las Vegas attractions are within easy reach of the hotel, including Fremont Street Experience and Las Vegas City Hall, which are a 5-minute walk away. Its central location allows easy access to major cultural and leisure venues.
Surrounding the Downtown area are three points of interest that are the East, West and North Las Vegas, which are without doubt, very residential. In the case of North Las Vegas, southwest of the Nellis Air Force military base, many of its residents are military, making it a quiet area. It stands out for having, almost out of the city, the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, where NASCAR races and other international speed competitions are held.
Despite this, the area also has casino-hotels such as Cannery and Texas Station. As for shopping and leisure, like any residential area, there are numerous small restaurants and bars, and the main shopping area is North Las Vegas Boulevard.
To the southeast of the aforementioned area, it is also recommended to visit the East Las Vegas Strip. In this area there is also the university district, with the University of Nevada complex as the main attraction. Also, other places of interest like the Hard Rock Hotel Casino; The Boulevard Mall, and the Paradise Road shopping street, parallel to Las Vegas Boulevard and ending at McCaarran International Airport.
As for West Las Vegas, this is considered the western zone to the Strip and maintains the essence of the great tourist area, but it is not as luxurious and is more frequented by the local population. Even so, it is also a feasible option to stay in Las Vegas.
In fact, the casinos are smaller, in the case of the Orleans Palms; there are streets with small cinemas and bowling alleys, and the most famous bars are the Ghostbar, in the Orleans Palms casino, and the Bodo Lounge, in the Rio casino.