21 Things to Do Downtown Las Vegas

  1. Have yourself a hot dog throwdown. Grab a straight-from-Detroit chili dog at the 24-hour American Coney Island at the D Las Vegas, them compare it to the gourmet dogs available just a few blocks away at Las Vegas’ own Cheffini’s, inside Downtown Container Park.
  2. Party like the cast of The Real World. The latest collection of strangers picked to “start getting real” did so at the mega-lounge, bar and hotel known as the Gold Spike. Dance the night away in the Living Room or experience over-sized games an live music in the Backyard.
  3. Get romantic at Hugo’s Cellar. As old-school Vegas as it gets, the classic dining room at the Four Queens maintains the practice of handing a long-stemmed red rose to every female guest.
  4. Slide through sharks. At the Golden Nugget’s watery wonderland the Tank, you can ride a 30-foot-tall waterslide through an aquarium filled with sharks.
  5. Slide through a treehouse. Whether you’re young or just young at heart, you’ll enjoy the climb to the top of Downtown Container Park’s treehouse an the fast, curvy slide back down.
  6. Sample famous foods. The buttery pancakes at Du-par’s inside the Golden Gate are well-known an beloved, but if you’re looking for a real local fare, head over to The California Hotel for a bowl of Hawaiian-style oxtail soup from Market Street Cafe.
  7. Play at a historic address. El Cortez Hotel & Casino is one of Las Vegas’ longest continuously running casinos. Keep that in mind when you sit for a few hands of blackjack.
  8. Dig deep into local history. You could easily spend your entire at Downtown getting sucked into the compelling characters and events presented at the Mob Museum.
  9. Cool off at Triple 7. Main Street Station’s restaurant an microbrewery was one of the original Las Vegas brewers, and it still produces some of the tastiest suds in town, at friendly prices.
  10. Sweeten up at the Fremont. The popular casino hotel has several delicious spots to visit, but Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory is the place to be when you need a little something to make you smile between meals.
  11. Go big at DLVEC. The new Downtown Las Vegas Events Center offers some of the biggest concerts, boxing and festival events. No matter when you visit, there’s something going on here.
  12. Grab a slice at Pop-Up Pizza. At the southern end of the Plaza’s casino, you’ll find some of the most delicious pie in the city. Don’t forget a side of garlic knots.
  13. Imbibe under the masterworks. Downtown Grand’s cozy Art Bar is an inspiring place to grab a quick drink or a small bite beneath a beautiful ceiling collage of iconic art masterpieces.
  14. Check our the Golden Nugget’s other aquarium. Indulge in a cocktail and maybe a lobster an shrimp spring roll while gazing into the bright blue of the Chart House’s 75,000-gallon exotic fish aquarium.
  15. Find out if marriage can be murder. The award-winning interactive comedy dinner show Marriage Can Be Murder has had a long and healthy run in Las Vegas, and it’s just as fun as ever in its current home in the D Las Vegas showroom
  16. Discover the art of cocktails. The whisky-centric Oak & Ivy takes classic and creative original libations to new levels.
  17. Dive into Asian-inspired appetizers and then create your own ramen bowl at Itsy Bitsy: Ramen an Whisky.
  18. Flash back in the Neon Boneyard. The Neon Museum’s collection of rare and vintage signs tell the original story of Las Vegas. Even if you’ve never seen these icons before, you’ll recognize them.
  19. Take a pic with a million bucks. It costs nothing to take your picture with Binion’s million-dollar display, maybe the best Instagram you’ll capture Downtown.
  20. Dine from above. Container Park’s cozy full-service restaurant The Perch boasts killer cocktails and memorable fare from an elevated location in the park made from recycled shipping containers.
  21. Savor the breakfast of champions. Classic donut-making meets cutting-edge flavors at the Donut Bar. Try their famous hand-torched creme brulee donut.

 

Courtesy of LasVegas.com
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