Revitalizing Downtown Las Vegas

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

 

East on The Fremont Street Experience you will find all the local bars.

 

 

Hop on to one of the self driving mini bus the goes around The Fremont Street Experience and Fremont East in Downtown Las Vegas.

 

The sign Fremont East is seen as you to east on The Fremont Street Experience.
Zipline above the Slotzilla that stretches the whole length of the famous Fremont Street Experience.

 

Bicycles are for rent around The Fremont Street experience and Fremont East in Downtown Las Vegas.

 

The corner of 7th St and Fremont St is The Container Park the latest addition to Fremont East in downtown Las Vegas.

 

The Container Park located at the east end of the Fremont East in Las Vegas.

 

 

 

Have a beer or two in one of the many bars located at The Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas.

 

Grab some food at one of the many local restaurants located on Fremont Street in Downtown Las Vegas.

 

Listen to bands play country and rock music at one of the music venues in Downtown Las Vegas.

 

The Commonwealth is one of the local night spots that locals and tourist hangout.

 

Modern artwork can be seen throughout Downtown Las Vegas.

 

The Venue is one of the local night spots located at the east end of The Fremont Street Experience.

 

The east end of The Fremont Experience is where you can see local artist sculptures on display.

 

 

An old abandoned gas station turned into art by local artist.