Las Vegas, Nevada- Downtown Las Vegas is also known as DTLV is the central district and historic center of Las Vegas, Nevada. It is the original townsite and was the gambling district of Las Vegas prior to the Strip, and the area still incorporates downtown gaming where you can find all the older casinos like The Golden Nugget, Binions, Fremont Hotel, California Hotel, The El Cortez, The D and The Grand among others . As the urban core of the Las Vegas Valley, it features a variety of hotel and business high rise, cultural centers, historical buildings and government institutions, as well as residential and retail developments. Downtown is located in the center of the Las Vegas Valley and just north of the Las Vegas Strip centered on Fremont Street, the The Fremont Street Experience and Fremont East. The city defines the area as bounded by I-15 on the west and the 95 Freeway on the north. , Maryland Parkway on the east and Sahara Avenue on the south.
The downtown area in recent decades has played second fiddle to the larger and more famous Las Vegas Strip, which is located a few miles to the south. The city has been working on revitalization efforts to entice more visitors and residents to the downtown area.
The city is also working to attract events to the downtown area. Recently held annual events that include Helldorado and the Life is Beautiful festival.
Online retailer Zappos made major renovations and moved into the old Las Vegas City Hall in late 2013, which now houses its corporate headquarters. Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh has taken a personal, as well as a professional, interest in the urban area and is contributing $350 million of his personal wealth to a multifaceted revitalization effort called the Downtown Project, with businesses like The Writers Block included among its many investments. Source: Wikipedia Photos: Mark Satorre