Located right in downtown Las Vegas, this neon-bathed oasis offers a one-of-a-kind experience full of bright lights and plenty of sights to see. Whether you’re looking for some entertainment or an opportunity to get away from the everyday hustle and bustle, there is sure to be something here that will do the trick! With concerts, street performers, restaurants, shops – Fremont has everything one would need for a fun night out on the town. Let’s dive into all that The Fremont Experience has to offer!
Fremont Experience fun is completely free in Vegas.
On Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas you never quite know what you’re going to get. Each time we’ve been the light show is different and there are different acts performing. All the entertainment on Fremont Street is free. You can decide if you want to tip an act you’ve stopped to watch. If you want to take a picture with a celebrity look-alike, you are expected to pay $1.
Last week we saw the Country Superstar Tribute at the Golden Nugget. The show was good, a little random and the kids didn’t know who any of the singers were supposed to be. I snapped a pic of the kids with the Willie Nelson look-alike and my friends were freaking out about it on Facebook. They can’t tell it’s a fake Willie.
Afterward, we went outside to see what was going on. The first 3 pictures are of one of the light shows at Fremont Experience.
Here are two guys randomly performing strength tricks. This is the first time I have seen them out there and they were great. You’ll notice in the pictures that they are performing without a mat underneath them, just a blanket. We made sure to tip, because I want them to be able to buy a mat!
There were a lot of acts that night, but most were not appropriate for my Family Travel blog content, like an almost nude Native American! We also saw part of a wedding going on right outside the Golden Nugget. It was a biker wedding and different from anything I’ve seen. At one point my oldest asked me if it was a joke. Just another example of the Fremont Experience variety. You never know what you are going to see!
Where to eat near Fremont
This place is a dive, but they have the most fantastic pizza!
Located in Downtown Las Vegas, this place has the best vegan food in the city according to Top Ten Traveler, Vegan. While other restaurants might offer some vegan options, here you can enjoy a full vegan menu, and it’s all delicious. The ambiance is casual, the service was always great – it’s perfect for a quick lunch or a relaxed dinner. Make sure you start with THE FANCY CHEESEBOARD, and then any other main course will be perfect!
Eureka! Discover American Craft
Eureka! Discover American Craft, located right smack dab in downtown on Fremont Street. Trust us when we say, this place is the answer to all of your culinary dreams. With their delicious and creative takes on classic American dishes, it’s no wonder this joint has become a real hot spot. Not to mention the cozy atmosphere and charming decor, which makes you feel like you’ve stumbled upon a hidden oasis.
Cool Bars Near Fremont
I was recently in town (Jan. 2019) and my friend Ashlee and I went bar hopping down around Fremont Street. This area has gotten some great bars since we moved away.
The first place we hit was Velveteen Rabbit. The place is super casual and they have quite a bit of seating. It was cold the night we went, otherwise we could have gone outside and enjoyed the patio.
There’s a hidden speakeasy upstairs called the Laundry Room, but it’s hard to get in. This place seems to be super popular. There were are a ton of people there when I went.
Downtown Cocktail Room
This is an unmarked bar, but it’s super easy to find. It’s super dark and they serve pickles in a glass. Why, I have no idea but I had one.
After visiting the unique and vibrant Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas, it’s easy to see why it has remained a popular destination for locals and tourists alike. A dizzying array of entertainment, shopping and food make this an exciting and unforgettable place to spend time. Whether you get lost exploring the street art or riding one of the thrilling zip lines, there is something for everyone.
And, don’t forget to head over the Slotzilla experience at night to watch its brilliant canopy light show in the electric sky! So what are you waiting for? Make your way over to check out Las Vegas’ original nightlife celebration today – we guarantee you won’t regret it!
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