Old downtown Las Vegas as it’s also known was the original town site and gambling district and historic center of Vegas. It’s the Central Business District but offers much for tourists to enjoy. 

1. Start with a Downtown Vegas Walking Tour

We learned about the birthplace of Vegas which is near the Plaza Hotel at the beginning of Fremont St – the Old Vegas Strip, how and why the casinos go up and down so much, the history behind its growth and allure, and the revitalization of Fremont St, the surrounding area, and the very cool local Downtown East. 

2. Fly over Fremont St on the Slotzilla Zip Line

If you don’t want to take to the skies, you will enjoy looking up at the faces of joy and terror as they soar above you! This is a fantastic family-friendly attraction in downtown Las Vegas. 

3. Take in the Fremont St Experience and Viva Vision Light Show

Fremont Street Experiences is one of the most popular things to do in Downtown Las Vegas and one of the best free things to do in Vegas. It involves a light and music show imagery on the roof or Viva Vision, the largest video screen in the world.

4. Find your Gold at the Golden Nugget Saloon

The Golden Nugget pool has the Tank, a 200,000-gallon aquarium in middle that water slide that goes through it. It’s been named as one of the top 10 pools in the world by Travel & Leisure. 

5. Get Spanked at Heart Attack Grill

This was the funniest and most bizarre thing we found in Vegas. The Heart Attack Grill looks like a normal burger milk shake bar until you peak through the windows. Patrons are dressed in hospital gowns drinking wine out of IV drips, shots out of syringes and chowing down on heart attack style burgers.