“After the show, we caught a cab to Fremont Street – “old Vegas.” The Vegas of yesteryear, when neon lights were king ad tacky was the game. It felt like the days of old, walking through the now covered mini strip, with the old casinos and hotels, neon cowboy and showgirl signs overhead and under/half dressed women littering the walkways. It was an experience.
This morning, a chat with our shuttle bus driver enlightened us a little more – no one is “from” Vegas, minimum wage is tough, and 47% of high school seniors don’t graduate. Not promising stats.”
Fremont Street. Old Vegas. The other Vegas Strip.
Located in downtown Vegas, Fremont Street was the original heart of Vegas back in the city’s heyday, home to the old-school big names like the Golden Nugget Casino and Four Queens. While the big action these days is over on the famous Las Vegas strip, it’s still more than worth the visit out to see where it all began; just grab a cab and ask them to bring you to Fremont Street! Don’t worry, the signature Vegas tackiness will still be there for you in spades, it just feels a lot more vintage and yesteryear-like!
Stayed at: New York New York Hotel
– PF Chang’s – one of the best restaurant dishes I’ve had in a LONG time – prawns, walnuts and honeydew melon in a light aioli.. Wow!
Got up to:
– not much on the first day. Because our flight was cancelled with no warning or explanation (thanks heaps, UA). If that hadn’t happened, this list would include the Grand Canyon and the Neon Boneyard, two of the things I was most looking forward to on this trip. Instead, this list includes a very sad face & broken heart 😔💔
– Cirque du Soleil’s Zarkana
– Fremont Street
– Bellagio Fountains