Freemont Street Experience, Las Vegas
Once the sun goes down, they light up the dome over Fremont Street. It is quite an amazing show and one that I would never have known about if I hadn't stayed at a hotel over there. It's worth checking out even if you aren't staying on Fremont Street.
Neonopolis is located right around the corner from the Fremont Experience. The night we were there, a cover band was playing some great tunes, including an awesome rendition of "Bring Me To Life" by Evanescense! Live bands play every Friday and Saturday Night!
There is a La Salsa Cantina mexican restaurant in the immediate vicinity as well as The Saloon, a bar and and entertainment complex.
Sunday-Thursday 11am to 9pm
Friday-Saturday 11am to 10pm
Dress Code: Personally, my friend and I both wore cotton capri pants and tank tops. I would encourage casual dress, even jeans would be acceptable.
The most fun night I have ever had in Vegas was with my 2 friends down on Fremont Street. "Fremont Experience" show is the best free show in Vegas if you ask me! The once millions of tiny bulbs are now being replaced with the world's largest LCD panels, which swirl and flash with the music which includes oldies, tunes from the Rat Pack and Elvis!
Drinks are significantly cheaper than down on the strip, including 2 feet tall Margaritas at Mermaids for $7 each in a souvineer cup. You also receive free Mardi Gras beads as well!
And admittedly, there were some very eccentric and curious looking people down in that area of town if you are into people watching. Mostly urban hippies, if that tells you anything ;)
Dress Code: I saw everything from business suits to a few street people that probably haven't washed in over a week or more. Go comfortable, a tshirt and jean shorts would be fine.
The Fremont Street Experience is a must see for everyone. Here is a excerpt from vegasexperience.com:
".....The Fremont Street Experience is a world famous, one of a kind entertainment venue in the heart of Las Vegas' downtown central core comprised of a 90 foot high, four block long electronic canopy that presents spectacular sight and sound shows. These nightly shows are free to the public and deliver an incredible array of sight and sound musical adventures employing the world's largest electric sign and over 550,000 watts of concert quality sound. Complementing this unique, high tech entertainment canopy is an open air pedestrian mall lined with Las Vegas' most legendary vintage casinos and hotels. In addition, the pedestrian mall has numerous stages and venues presenting a wide range of shows, musical ensembles and concerts for a constant flow of fun loving entertainment. The Fremont Street Experience district entertains over 15 million annual visitors and serves as a backdrop for movies, television, commercials and special events...."
The best thing about Fremont Street (aside from the cool light show and the outdoor concerts), is that you can very often find $1.00 beers and other cheap alcoholic beverages. This is a great place to go and get loaded without breaking the bank!
Just be sure to keep your wallet in a safe place (like your FRONT pocket)....There are quite a few pickpockets in this area of Vegas, and it is vital for tourists to be aware of their surroundings. There are many bicycle policemen riding around, and this area is very well lit, but there are also a few shady people around who are looking to steal a quick buck. But don't let me scare you off, this place is FABULOUS!
We were ready to write Las Vegas off as the soul-less Sin City you hear about until we visited Fremont Street one evening.
With a festive atmosphere, street musicians, the overhead light/music show, street stalls and casinos, this place was buzzing.
Two Vegas Showgirls caused quite a stir when they appeared dressed to the nines, even with the huge feathered headgear.
They walked around stopping for photos with the tourists.
A bunch of casinos with their doors open to you within two blocks, as women with Mardi Gras beads try to lure you in. Hop casinos, buy drinks, collect beads, buy trinkets in the touristy shops, check out the chicks hanging out trying to get you into the Glitter Gulch.
Dress Code: Anything goes. Touristy to slutty. Everyone's welcome.
Downtown...Freemont Street Expierence. Just walking along Freemont street after dark, casino hopping, is the most fun and relatively cheap.
The Downtown area give the atmosphere of both the new and the old 'Vegas'. Traditional gambling with some very new and exciting technology.
Dress Code: There is no dress code. And you'll see almost any and everything along the streets.
Fremont Street is a must see. Golden Nugget, Four Queens and many other 'original' casinos share this street. A canopy like ceiling has been built over the street, which performs an incredible light show once or twice an hour(at night only). Gotta See It!
Dress Code: Comfortable shoes..
hennessey's tavern is located downtown on fremont street. the pub is located in a building shaped like a giant pint of beer. a fun place to eat, drink, and play video poker machines.
Dress Code: casual
Fremont Street is a crazy place at night - you can see every type of person, and often catch a TV show or movie being filmed on-site.
one of the nicer free shows in las vegas! its a laser show where the ceiling of a whole street is the screen. very impressive. and its free! operates every 15 to 30 mins i think. and only at night.
All along the streets yuo could see free live music and proper concerts as this one. that was really good.
but be careful of your belongs while being on the crowd
If you can make it downtown some evening, don't miss the Fremont Experience. It's a light show on a canopy that is about 4 blocks long and a block wide---really is neat!
The nightlife is everywhere of course. Don't miss The Fremont Street Experience from 8pm a fantastic light and sound show lights up above Fremont Street.
Dress Code: Come as you are