You’re in Vegas this weekend and you’re ready to PAR-TAAAY. Of course, the Strip immediately comes to mind, but Downtown Las Vegas (DTLV) is where you’ll find an exciting mix of new and vintage Vegas experiences. 

Explore these 12 unique experiences.

1. Enjoy the Weekly Fireworks Show

The Plaza Hotel & Casino will light up the sky above downtown Las Vegas with a live fireworks show every Friday night this summer, starting at 9:15 p.m. from May 24 to Aug. 30. Inspired by Disneyland's fireworks, the Plaza’s Welcome to the Weekend Summer Friday Fireworks will add a festive touch to the property’s Carousel Bar and rooftop pool deck. Experience this new weekly fireworks extravaganza and enjoy the show from downtown Las Vegas to Fremont Street.

2. Shop, Drink, Eat at Downtown Container Park

Downtown Container Park is an open-air shopping center built with shipping containers. Check out the variety of dining experiences, local boutiques and more.

3. Tequila Made You do it at Lucky Day

Lucky Day in the Fremont East District features endless selections of rare mezcals, small-batch tequilas, signature cocktails, and salsa and guacamole flights. Be sure to check out the eccentric and eye-catching art that adorns the walls.

4. Go Big at Circa Resort & Casino

For an over-the-top experience, check out Circa Resort & Casino in the heart of the Fremont Street Experience. This luxe Downtown Las Vegas resort features the world’s largest sportsbook; a rooftop amphitheater with six pools called Stadium Swim; four restaurants; and Garage Mahal, the most high-tech transportation hub in Las Vegas.

5. Hotel Apache at Binion’s Gambling Hall

Known for its haunts, Hotel Apache is available for a spooky stay. Book a room in the same hotel as classic Hollywood movie stars like Clark Gable, Lucille Ball and Humphrey Bogart once occupied.

6. Take a Date to Hugo's Cellar

This classic Downtown restaurant in the Four Queens is a date-night slam dunk. Hugo’s Cellar serves up old-school steak house cuisine and boasts an impressive wine list. And the best part? Every lady is greeted with a rose.

7. Zipline the SlotZilla

The SlotZilla zipline is taking DTLV to new heights. Fly 11 stories over Fremont Street Experience to get a bird’s-eye view of all the action. Flyers travel “Superhero-style” down the ziplines at up to 40 mph, so adventure-seekers are bound to love this attraction.

8. Check out the Best Drag Brunch in Vegas at The Garden

The Garden is an intimate and chic lounge bar located in the Arts District, featuring craft cocktails, light bites and an indulgent ambiance. Experience the ultimate Drag Brunch every weekend in the Downtown Arts District of Las Vegas, featuring bottomless mimosas and top Drag Queens!

9. Visit The Neon Museum

If you're interested in learning a little about Vegas history, you have to check out the The Neon Museum. The museum collects and restores vintage neon signs and displays them in their "Neon Boneyard". The gallery includes classic signs like the: Lucky Cuss Motel, The Silver Slipper, Society Cleaners, Binion's Horseshoe and more.

10. Italian Soul Food in the Arts District

Decorated Chef James Tree’s Esther’s Kitchen offers seasonal Italian comfort dishes along with some of the best bread you’ll ever eat. Open daily for dinner, lunch Monday – Friday and weekend brunch, enjoy your meal and craft cocktails on the outdoor patio.

11. We all scream

It’s time for a brand-new treat: We All Scream. This entertainment and nightlife attraction includes a dance floor, live DJ booth, art installations, a rooftop bar, and yes, lots of ice cream! You don’t want to miss this sweet spot when visiting downtown Las Vegas. VEGAS ON gives you the inside scoop in the video below.

12. Take a carousel ride and enjoy a handcrafted cocktail at Carousel Bar

Carousel Bar at Plaza Hotel & Casino outdoor bar offers a unique experience that allows guests to sip on handcrafted cocktails under the glittering lights of the resorts porte-cochère while going enjoying a ride on the carousel itself. Not to worry if you’d rather sit on the outdoor patio at this 2,500 sq ft venue and take in the captivating scene at this photogenic, one-of-a-kind bar.


Be sure to make the most of your next Las Vegas adventure by checking out all of the vintage art, attractions and action that you’ll only find in Downtown Las Vegas!