You’ve decided to leave the Las Vegas Strip for the evening and head on over to the old section of town , the place where Las Vegas actually began , Downtown Las Vegas .
There aren’t as many casinos down here but they have just as much nightlife and excitement going on as the casinos on the Las Vegas Strip do .
One thing that this area has that the Strip doesn’t ,is a pedestrian friendly mall known as the Fremont Street Experience .
Since 1995 , there has been a covering over all the shops , restaurants , bars and casinos on Fremont Street .
At night, from 8 pm until Midnight , this canopy lights up and becomes something known as ” Viva Vision ” , where you can hear the music of acts like the Beatles , Green Day, and Bon Jovi , accompanied by what seems to be the entire light bulb section of every Walmart , Target , or Home Depot store in all 50 states and Puerto Rico plus the District of Columbia .
If this wasn’t enough going on , on either side of the street , there are two stages that people perform on, that is when Viva Vision isn’t playing .
Viva Vision runs every half hour, by the way .
If the fifty million lights from Viva Vision weren’t bright enough , every casino from The D all the way down to the Plaza Las Vegas gets a little brighter also .
No, that’s a lie.
It gets a LOT brighter actually .
Do you want to have a closer view of the goings-on at Fremont Street , including the crowds and the many street performers that seem to pop up everywhere ?
You can by paying $20 and riding the zip line known as ” Slotzilla ” , which shoots you out of a what else, slot machine
, and sends you zooming over the crowds just like Superman or Wonder Woman .
No one ever told you that Downtown Las Vegas was just as much fun as the Las Vegas Strip even though it’s much smaller
You had so a much fun at the Fremont Street Experience that you just might come back again tomorrow night.