Many travelers think that staying on The Strip is essential for the full Las Vegas experience, but downtown has seen a revival worth checking out.
Just a 10-minute cab ride from The Strip, downtown Las Vegas is where all the action began. Landmarks such as the El Cortez and the Golden Nugget -- which just opened a new Rush Tower -- have undergone extensive renovations, but are still budget-friendly. At Travelzoo, we often see deals at 4-star casino hotels starting for as low as $39 -- with extras such as gaming credits, free drinks and two-for-one buffets thrown in.
There’s no shortage of entertainment either. The Fremont Street Experience, which runs the length of downtown, offers light shows and free concerts almost every night. Casinos there boast the best odds in the city, and dining deals are abundant.
So before booking your next trip, remember all the action on the original Las Vegas Strip.