Downtown Las Vegas (commonly abbreviated as DTLV) is the central business district and historic center of Las Vegas, Nevada. It is the original town site and was the gambling district of Las Vegas prior to the Strip, and the area still incorporates downtown gaming.

As the urban core of the Las Vegas Valley, it features a variety of hotel and business high-rises, cultural centers, historical buildings and government institutions, as well as residential and retail developments. Downtown is located in the center of the Las Vegas Valley and just north of the Las Vegas Strip, centered on Fremont Street, the Fremont Street Experience and Fremont East. The city defines the area as bounded by I-15 on the west, Washington Avenue on the north, Maryland Parkway on the east and Sahara Avenue on the south.


Downtown Las Vegas neighborhood near 89109


Many Las Vegans believe there’s no better place to hang out in Las Vegas than the downtown area.

Unlike the Strip, it isn’t flooded with tourists (though the canopied Fremont Street Experience can get packed on weekends). The taverns on East Fremont can get busy but they have a true local atmosphere. It feels natural to extend a hand to get to know other customers and employees.

And there may be no place in Southern Nevada that has the energetic vibe that currently exists downtown. On any given day or night, you may meet musicians, developers, lawyers, casino workers, poets, writers, bloggers – all the people you know live here but who aren’t always easy to find.

Downtown is becoming a locals central hub.

So enjoy it but don’t get carried away. Downtown Vegas isn’t Sheboygan.

An influx of new workers, sparked by Zappos’ and the Downtown Project’s downtown moves, have to remember: Downtown isn’t Henderson or Summerlin.


Things to do in DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS

SlotZilla Las Vegas Zip Line

SlotZilla is the world’s ultimate zipline experience, and whether you fly the lower “Zipline” or upper “Zoomline,” we think it’s one of the best things to do in Las Vegas, period. Depart from the world’s largest slot machine, then fly along zip lines under the dazzling Viva Vision canopy at Fremont Street Experience.

Downtown Las Vegas neighborhood near 89109