According to a 2019 Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority profile survey, 42% of visitors visited downtown during their trip. The reasons for making the trip are numerous. Gambling is cheaper, and slots are slightly looser when compared to those on the Strip. Additionally, people venture downtown to see the neon facades that have all but disappeared elsewhere in town and to catch a glimpse of the overhead light show running daily.
Even if you don't plan to gamble, there are an incredible amount of reasons to visit downtown Las Vegas given the number of things there are to do. Whether you're looking for a great steak, an inexpensive comedy show, or a thrilling zipline attraction, Fremont Street has you covered.
Below, we'll dive into what things there are to do at each hotel and casino on Fremont Street, to include a comprehensive list of non-gambling activities.
Before diving into a resort by resort rundown of things to do, we thought it would be helpful to construct a comprehensive list of things to do downtown Las Vegas besides gambling. If you've blown your gambling budget, and need some itinerary suggestions, look no further. Many of our suggestions are either free or kid-friendly as well!
Circa opened in the fall of 2020 as the first ground-up resort built downtown in decades and features a differentiated set of amenities. With things to do at Circa ranging from the largest sportsbook in the world to a sprawling rooftop pool deck, you'll have no shortage of itinerary items.
Benny Binion set the tone early for Binion's providing "Good food, good whiskey, and a good gamble". That mantra lives on today as Binion's is primarily a gambling destination with solid food and drink offerings. Check out everything there is to do at Binion's inside!
Plaza, the anchor of the Fremont Street Experience offers a number of unique things to do to include affordable single zero roulette, pickleball courts, a rooftop pool, and Silver Strike slot games. Check it out!
Although El Cortez is located a few blocks from the Fremont Street Canopy, there are plenty of reasons to make the short walk to visit. Whether you need a haircut, are looking for real coin slot games, or want to play cheap table games, you're likely to find something to do at El Cortez.
Golden Gate has been a staple of downtown Las Vegas since the early 1900s, and that history is on full display still today. Grab a drink where the Rat Pack did, and take a peek at an original hotel wall, among other things to do at Golden Gate.
Golden Nugget is located smack dab in the center of the action on Fremont Street, and in turn, offers a unique assortment of things to do that range from eating a top tier steak to enjoying one of the best pool scenes in all of Vegas.
The D's two-level casino is known for its upbeat party atmosphere, but we love it for the unique activities inside such as their Sigma Derby mechanical horse racing game, and bars that have their own identities.
I’m a former software salesman turned Vegas aficionado. While the craps table is my preferred habitat, I pull myself away to explore new attractions, shows, restaurants, and outdoor activities around Las Vegas with the intent of sharing my experiences.
Ultimately, I just want to help folks plan a better trip and save a few bucks in the process.