Downtown Las Vegas is an exciting and happening place in the evenings. Not only does Downtown Vegas have “more affordable” gambling at night (as in the limits are lower than on The Strip) and there’s the Fremont Street Experience. The Fremont Street Experience is the giant LG screen that stretches down Fremont Street.
Viva Vision, the screen above Fremont Street, is a $17 million digital video display system that is 90 feet long and features LED technology. There are 12.5 million bulbs making up the screen.
Beneath the screen is a pedestrian mall. Here you’ll find souvenir shops, the vintage Vegas casinos, kiosks and live entertainment. Viva Vision shoes play each night starting at 6pm with a different show starting on the hour with the last show at 11:59pm.
Live Entertainment take places on various points of Fremont Street on the different stages. One regular is Carl Ferris. He’s a sax player that plays right outside the Golden Nugget. Throughout the year, larger acts take the stage as well. A full schedule can be found on the Fremont Street Experience website.
Although most of the shopping on Fremont Street consists of cheap and touristy souvenirs, you will find some unique items – like the socks that look like alligators are eating your legs.
The best thing about Fremont Street is that it’s yet another free thing you can do in Vegas. Your only cost will be any souvenirs or beverages you elect to purchase (and you’ll find plenty of adult beverages in very large daiquiri glasses, footballs and other containers).