When you come to Las Vegas, it’s easy to be seduced by the draw of the Strip. However, if you take a deeper look, there are many fringe activities in Vegas that really make the city a wonderful place to live. Many visitors to the Entertainment Capital of the World miss the historic downtown area, but it offers some of the most exciting options for couples, singles, business travelers and families.
While there are countless attractions in Vegas worth mentioning, like Lake Mead, the Red Rock Canyon and nearby Hoover Dam, there’s plenty to see that’s often overlooked. On your next trip to this spectacular city, take a little time to explore the historic elements of Las Vegas, as well as some of the new, hip parts of the city that have been embraced by the city’s burgeoning tech crowd.
For families, Downtown Container Park offers a clean and safe playground, a wide open grass area for lounging in the sun and convenient eateries and shops that are fun to peruse on a hot summer day. But then, when the clock strikes 9, the doors close to children and the playground becomes an adult haven for young professionals, entrepreneurs and Las Vegas’ business thought leaders. They offer excellent live music, which features some of the best local bands, and a perfect opportunity to network.
If you’re a businessperson, then you have undoubtedly heard about the great things going on at Zappos. Luckily, loyal customers have a chance to tour the retailer’s headquarters here in downtown Las Vegas. You can get an insiders’ perspective of the workspaces, see the culture in action and meet the employees who make Zappos one of the best customer service experiences in the nation. People are quick to reference Google or Apple for having excellent workspaces, but that’s only because they haven’t visited Zappos.
Fremont East is the name of Fremont Street from Las Vegas Boulevard eastward, and it’s a part of town that’s rich in eclectic bars, music venues, restaurants and boutiques. It’s also the part of town where locals can go to escape from tourists, because as much as Las Vegas loves tourists, the locals enjoy having a place to call their own. Fremont East features venues like Beauty Bar, Insert Coins, Le Thai, Coterie, and Commonwealth’s little-known speakeasy, The Laundry Room. If you want to rub elbows with celebrities like Nicholas Cage, Nichole Kidman and others who know this is the hot spot, then Fremont East is a great choice.