On my most recent trip last week to Sin City, our first pit stop straight from the airport was not the Strip, but downtown Las Vegas for some old school glamour and new found bustling vitality. As written previously, there is much more to Las Vegas than the Strip.
Home to the original casino gambling district and old glamour, downtown Las Vegas is undergoing a major transformation to attract more visitors, as well as residents. The area is currently compromised of an eclectic range of bars, restaurants and venues beyond the confines of the infamous Freemont Street. One of the main reasons we always tend to gravitate towards this part of Vegas for our nightly excursions is because of its exposed nature - there is no glitz or the fancy be - seen atmosphere, just the real and rugged behind the scenes expose of this seemingly glitzy city. It is a kind reminder of the hard-working struggle, hustle and bustle mentality of Vegas residents who work 24/7 to put on a show for the 40 million visiting spectators each year.
Downtown offers a much more intimate, local and vintage experience compared to the Strip. But be warned, if you would much rather escape the reality of life for a weekend and remember Vegas as the tantalizing vixen that she is, than you are much better off limiting your stay to the confines of the Strip.
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