While most people would love a long vacation, we usually take what we can get. In some cases, that means you only have a couple of days to spend in Las Vegas during your next trip. Wondering what to do in downtown Las Vegas? Fear not! We have the ultimate guide to help you make the most of your time on Fremont Street, however brief your trip may be.
Start checking things off your downtown Las Vegas bucket list with these epic attractions at Fremont Street Experience.
1. Free concerts
For the best free concerts Las Vegas has to offer, you have to head to Fremont Street. Thanks to our partner casinos, you can enjoy live music by big-name musical artists, local headliners and touring bands, all at no cost! Our Downtown Rocks concert series happens every weekend from May to October, with major headliners like:
- The All-American Rejects
- Young the Giant
- Taking Back Sunday
- Dashboard Confessionals
- Teddy Swims
- Good Charlotte
If you happen to be visiting Las Vegas during the other months of the year, there are still free nightly house bands rocking out on the three stages at Fremont Street Experience. See our live music calendar for more info on these top Las Vegas bands that always bring down the house:
- Stays in Vegas
- Tony Marques Band
- 90’s Station
- Alter Ego
- Velvet Elvis
With three stages and a rotating schedule of impressive talent, there’s always something happening on Fremont Street, no matter what day you’re in Vegas. So grab a drink, rock out and let loose!
Check out upcoming downtown events before your next trip to Las Vegas!
2. SlotZilla zipline
Feeling a little adventurous? Want to switch it up from your normal Vegas routine? Get your adrenaline pumping while you fly over downtown Las Vegas on the SlotZilla zipline! Hands down, this is one of the best things to do downtown that you can’t do anywhere else.
SlotZilla is the world’s largest slot machine that doubles as a launch pad for an epic zipline ride over the downtown crowds. You can choose between two ways to fly:
First, you have your choice of the lower Zip-Zilla zipline, which is seven stories high and two blocks long. With this option, you fly seated as your feet dangle over the pedestrian mall below.
Then, there’s the Super-Hero Zoom option, which sends you flying eleven stories high over five blocks! You fly head-first (hence, the “Super-Hero” name) for a heart-pounding ride you will never forget.
3. Stadium Swim at Circa Resort & Casino
When you have a limited time in Las Vegas, you definitely want to hit up a pool party while you’re in town. Stadium Swim at Circa Las Vegas has reinvented the standard pool party with a truly unique experience. This awesome Las Vegas attraction features:
- Six swimming pools across three tiered levels
- A 40-foot high-definition screen for watching games and sporting events
- Private cabanas, day beds and chaise lounges
- Swim-up bars and over 100 staff members
Unlike most of the resort pools on the Strip, Stadium Swim in downtown Las Vegas is open all year. That means you can enjoy a poolside drink, a dip in the heated water, a game with your favorite team and a relaxing afternoon in the sun anytime you’re in Las Vegas. We guarantee that you’ve never seen a pool like Stadium Swim before. Just be sure to reserve your cabanas or daybeds ahead of time!
4. Downtown Las Vegas gaming
Some of the best Las Vegas gaming is at the casinos downtown. You can find low table minimums, great odds and a wide selection of slot machine options that keep it exciting and fresh. On top of that, you also get vintage games to choose from on Fremont Street, including the Sigma Derby horse racing game and antique slots at The D.
Check out these casinos in Vegas on or near Fremont Street for a fun, energetic atmosphere, friendly dealers and a classic Vegas vibe you won’t find on the Strip:
- Golden Nugget Las Vegas
- Golden Gate Hotel & Casino
- Four Queens Hotel & Casino
- Binion’s Gambling Hall
- The California Hotel & Casino
- Main Street Station
- Fremont Hotel & Casino
- Circa Resort & Casino
- The D Casino & Hotel
5. Viva Vision Light Shows
Last but not least on our list of the best Fremont Street attractions is the massive Viva Vision screen. It is the largest LED canopy screen in the world, with about 16.4 million pixels for super crisp visuals you must see to believe. The arched screen is 1,375 feet long and sits about 90 feet above Fremont Street.
When you visit the Fremont Street Experience, you can’t miss this towering screen with dazzling lights illuminating the night. With booming concert sound and major musical acts featured in each show, it’s a truly immersive experience you’ll never forget. Catch a free Las Vegas light show on Viva Vision every night on the hour, starting at 6:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.
While we were able to narrow it down to our top five, there were plenty of other Fremont Street Experience attractions that almost made the cut. If you do find yourself with a little more time to explore the downtown area, here are more fun and interesting things to add to your list:
- The Tank Pool at Golden Nugget (with real sharks!)
- Whiskey Licker Up rotating bar at Binion’s Gambling Hall
- The largest sportsbook screen at Circa Resort & Casino
- Berlin Wall at Main Street Station
- Binion’s $1 million display
- Dancing Dealers at The D
- The Fremont Dice Club at Fremont Hotel & Casino
- Historic artifacts at Golden Gate
Also, check out where to eat in downtown Las Vegas for great deals on food and drinks. Some of the best restaurants in Las Vegas are on Fremont Street, including Hugo’s Cellar and Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse. Call ahead to make a reservation!
Head to downtown Las Vegas to make the most of your trip!
Just because you have limited time in Las Vegas, it doesn’t mean you can’t have an unforgettable vacation. Downtown Las Vegas is where you can go all out on fun, food, festivities and free stuff to stretch that budget a little further. And don’t forget to look up downtown hotel deals for the best room rates and low to no resort fees.