Places to Avoid, Las Vegas
If you're heading downtown, make sure you're not alone, and preferably stay away from side streets and alleys. Mugging in these areas is definitely not uncommon. Don't carry more than you can afford to lose.
The distance from the Strip to Fremont street is about 10-15 miles. We went there by bus, but first we were planning to walk there. Walking there is not the safest way to get there, the distance is not so long but the the neighborhoods looks like ***(allthough from the window of the bus). And in the Fremont street we decided to look around the area nearby. Only to blocks away from fremont we decided to go back. And all this was in day time!
Like in any other big city, pay attention when you go to downtown Las Vegas to avoid dark and deserted places. Stick to main roads and busy places.
On the Strip you won't be having this experience, because there seem to be people everywhere on the Strip.
Every Casino club I have been to has closed early to push people into the casino. Personally I want to stay till the party is dead. Also there is no love at those places; all they want is to drive people in the cattle.
The stratosphere is a tall resort that many are too scared to check out the observatory up top. If that's not enough, they have a gang named gurson park kings(G.P.K) that dwell up here . The tourists that come from anywhere but the west don't usually deal with gangs like talking about so this is for you.They throw ,on average, 2 to 3 people off,per day this 1100 ft. structure to their deaths.Right before they do it ,witnesses hear a lion roar which is their gang calling and then they say,"that was a lion ,not a cough, just take this guy and throw him off". Sounds weird but if you hear this while up there.Look around if their looking at you,,,,if they are...you might as well jump off yourself but be sure to sing Van Halen's"jump" while you go down. I did!!!!It goes "aw cant ya see me standin here i got my back against the rackin machine ,i eat the worst things you've seen , aw cant ya see what i meannnnn.Aw, might as well jump,JUMP
Pittman is about 2.5-3 miles from downtown but there are resorts in this area that draw tourists as well. I grew up in this area and saw many tourists get robbed and worse.If you visit the Skyline casino or the Joker's wild,fine,just stay on the main highway.Get a street map and find the triangle area between boulder hwy.,sunset rd.,and pabco rd. and x it out. Not a tourist friendly place!!
the Fremont st. experience is bright,exciting,alluring,and beautiful. It is also in the heart of downtown which is a very dangerous area after dark(and usually before as well).If you find yourself there,stay on fremont st. and if you're heading to the strip leaving downtown, stay on las vegas blvd. The side streets in the downtown area are very gang-infested and most eastern cities seem tame. It is not a joke so stay on Fremont st. all the way to las vegas blvd. and take a left towards the strip and be cautious until you get to desert inn blvd. then you can relax.
If you are staying up near the stratasphere be very careful. Try not to walk alone in the area because you will be robbed or worse.......
Downtown------don't stray too far from the casinos----its not the best part of town.....
Thankfully I can say that I have never been to eat at the buffet at Terrible's, but I have done lots of research into web sites, which many people have left feedback regarding their visit. They have said that the school cafeteria is much better and that you are better off going to McDonalds, which actually there is one located inside Terrible's. Some said, "The name speaks for itself." Another person said, "They must have come up with the name of the place after an eating in the buffet." If you couldn’t careless about what food tastes like, then you will probably want to visit here, because there prices are quite reasonable. If you are going to gamble with your life at Terrible's, then you will want to get the best offer. In the Entertainment Book, there are "3" buy-1-get-1-free coupons. Here is the following prices of the buffet:
~ Breakfast: $4.99 (7am - 10am)
~ Lunch: $6.99 (11am - 3pm)
~ Sunday champagne lunch brunch: $8.99
~ Dinner (Thursday): $12.99 (4pm - 10pm) This is a seafood brunch!
~ Dinner (Fri. - Wed.): $9.99 (4pm - 10pm)
Terrible's is located at 4100 Paradise Rd. on the corner of Flamingo Ave. & Paradise Rd., on the east side of Las Vegas Blvd. Its not to far from the strip.
~ Ezekiel 16:27
North Las Vegas- North of downtown- is probably the worst place in Vegas. Or al least it was when I lived there. There's NOTHING to see there so just don't go! That's where most of the gang activity occurs in the city and the most violence.
If it has changed please let me know!
Don't stay there!!!! It's a cheap hotel not too far away from the strip but there are very strange people there at night. My credit card was stolen while I was getting some gas from a gs station there. So beware! During the week it's cheap to stay at the big hotels where it's save. But we came to Las Vegas at the Labour day weekend and so the prices where bad! But I would never ever stay at this hotel again. And also guys like the one on the picture are running around there...;-))))
Unless you are going to a bush league ballgame at Cashman Field (on LV Blvd. north), DO NOT wander north of the freeway (I-95) on the Strip. Unless you specifically want to score some crack or donate plasma, just stay out of this area. There are plenty of creeps and characters downtown to entertain you without risking your life. Also stay away from Fremont street once it goes beyond the Downtown area (again, unless you are looking to score some speed or cheap action from one of the many disease-ridden crackwhores in this area). I personally feel totally safe night or day everywhere except north Las Vegas/ north of I-95. ( I actually enjoy soaking in the seedy/ "iffy" areas of our fair city and I hope this warning won't intimidate you from doing so as well. Check out the map for details of my suggestions.
Imperial PalaceThe only reason we landed here in this hotel is because it was Spring break and all the nicer places were sold out. But if we had our choice all over again, it would not be my first or last choice for that matter.
The service sucked bigtime. They put us in the wrong room, then we had to wait about 2 hours just to get the key for the other room, the line up to register is extreeeeeeeemely long! (approx 1.5hrs - before we got settled in). The elevators are realllly slow. And make sure to request a room that is not at the back overlooking the parking garage, with music blaring constantly late into the night from Harrah's nightclub across.
The only good thing about this Hotel is the location, which is right smack central to all the major new theme resorts on the strip.
Downtown is a nice cozy place to visit, Fremont street is a blast at night. Do not go north of 'Main Street Station' or East of Las Vegas blvd. Many of you will go to Fremont street by bus. Be careful to head West, directly to the canopy. The folks who inhabit East Fremont are not the type of people you would want to meet. Even in the light of day the East Fremont area is a scary place to be. Avoid it at all cost.
If your stay is short, do not bother going to downtown, you won't miss much - just more casinos and cheap souvenir stores.