Things to do in
Downtown Las Vegas

Our most recommended things to do in Downtown Las Vegas

Las Vegas: Sightseeing Night Tour by Open-top Bus

1. Las Vegas: Sightseeing Night Tour by Open-top Bus

Experience the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas after dark with the Big Bus Las Vegas Night Tour. Hop on board our comfortable double-decker bus and embark on a thrilling journey through the iconic Las Vegas Strip. As the sun sets and the city lights up, witness the dazzling sights and sounds that make Las Vegas the entertainment capital of the world. Cruise past famous landmarks like the Bellagio Fountains, the Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas, The Stratosphere, and the iconic "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign. Enjoy an hour of free time exploring Fremont Street, the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino, and catch Viva Vision on the world's largest single digital display! Our expert digital audio provides fascinating commentary, sharing the stories and hidden intrigue of the city's history, architecture, and famous attractions. Sit back and relax as you enjoy panoramic views of the Vegas's most famous sights from the open-top deck of our bus. Whether you're a first-time visitor or a seasoned Vegas veteran, the Big Bus Las Vegas Night Tour is the perfect way to experience the city's vibrant nightlife. Don't miss out on this unforgettable evening of fun, entertainment, and stunning views of Las Vegas.

Las Vegas: Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

2. Las Vegas: Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

Discover the vibrant and dazzling city of Las Vegas with Big Bus Tours. Hop on our comfortable open-top buses and embark on an unforgettable journey through the famous Las Vegas Strip and beyond. With Big Bus Las Vegas, you'll have the freedom to explore the city at your own pace. Hop on and off as you please at any of our conveniently located stops, allowing you to visit iconic landmarks like the Bellagio Fountains, MGM Grand, The Venetian and the Stratosphere Tower. Explore Fremont Street and the LINQ Promenade to capture stunning photos and immerse yourself in the glitz and glamour of the Entertainment Capital of the World. Our entertaining digital audio provides fascinating commentary throughout the tour, sharing the hidden stories and insider tips about the city's history, attractions, and local hotspots. Uncover the intrigue behind iconic casinos, hotels, and landmarks that have made Las Vegas a global sensation. See the city at your own pace with the flexibility to hop on or off at any stop along the route. Download our free app to track bus arrivals, so you can spend more time at your favorite spots. Whether you're a first-time visitor or a seasoned traveler, Big Bus Las Vegas offers a convenient and flexible way to discover the best of the city. Don't miss out on this must-do experience during your stay in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas: Pawn Stars, Counts Kustoms, Shelby American Tour

3. Las Vegas: Pawn Stars, Counts Kustoms, Shelby American Tour

Turn off your TV and hop aboard this “Pawn Stars” bus tour in Las Vegas. Stop to capture a picture outside the Raider's new Allegiant Stadium. See classic cars in Danny's automobile restoration and customization company. Choose from a tour with or without a cast meet and greet. Hop aboard the spacious bus at a conveniently-located meeting point in Las Vegas. Cruise by Danny's automobile restoration and customization company, Count's Kustoms which is home to the show Counting Cars. Take a stroll through Danny’s personal collection of cars, which include a European Lamborghini Countach, a Cadillac Hearse Limo, a GT 350 Fastback, and an 81’ Corvette. Continue to Shelby American to be blown away with its rare and pristine Shelby American Collection. During your visit, see cars such as the Shelby 1000, the iconic 427 Cobra, and a F150 Super Snake. Visit the outside of Allegiant Stadium and get a picture with the new home of the Raiders. Drive to the Toy Shack, home of Pawn Star expert, Johnny Jimenez. Ogle collectible toys like vintage Hot Wheels and Transformers. Pop into the 'Ultimate Sports Cards and Memorabilia' section to see autographed jerseys, baseballs and replica championship rings .Spend time viewing unique items such as an L.A. Raiders or Colts Super Bowl Ring and rare coins. Have the chance to visit Rick Harrison’s Pawn Plaza, which is steps away and next door to the Pawn Shop. Here you can find Rick Harrison’s Roll’n Smoke BBQ & Tavern and Chumlees Candy.

Las Vegas: Mob Museum General Admission

4. Las Vegas: Mob Museum General Admission

With this admission ticket to The Mob Museum in downtown Las Vegas you can enter the notorious world of organized crime and the constant battle with law enforcers, learning the story from both sides. Watch high-tech theater presentations, see iconic one-of-a-kind artifacts and interactive exhibits, and discover the whole truth and nothing but the truth! Separate fact from fiction and shed light on how The Mob came to be, the battles that were fought, and what remains today. Learn about the biggest players, such as Al Capone, Whitey Bulger, Bugsy Siegel, John Gotti, and many more. Discover infamous Mob artifacts, such as the wall from the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, and a historic courtroom that was the site of one of the most prolific trials in organized crime history. Explore how law enforcement continually evolved to catch ruthlessly creative criminals, learning how to arm themselves better, adopt new technologies, and devise unique prosecution tactics. You can also learn about how organized crime groups operate today.  Get acquainted with legendary law enforcers, such as Joe Petrosino, Eliot Ness, and Estes Kefauver, and explore the actual courtroom where one of the 14 federal Kefauver Hearings was held in the early 1950s. Finish your tour with a visit to The Underground speakeasy and distillery, located in the Museum's basement. Enjoy a handcrafted cocktail, and see where the Museum distills its signature line of spirits — all while surrounded by artifacts and educational displays from the 1920s. Upgrade your experience with an Audio Tour offered in English. There’s always more to the story. The 45-minute audio tour uncovers more than what you’ll see in the Museum’s exhibits. Did you know that the Secret Service, not the FBI, recorded the first Mafia takedown? That Al Capone played banjo in an Alcatraz prison band? That the Las Vegas Strip is not actually in Las Vegas? That Bob Maheu, righthand man to Howard Hughes, never met the reclusive billionaire in person? That the CIA partnered with mobsters to try to assassinate Cuban leader Fidel Castro? That Elizebeth Friedman cracked the codes used by rumrunners during Prohibition and contributed to 650 prosecutions? Enrich your visit to The Mob Museum with these captivating stories and more. Audio tours are currently available in English.

World-Famous Drive-Up Wedding in Las Vegas

5. World-Famous Drive-Up Wedding in Las Vegas

On your wedding day, a chauffeur will pick you up at your Las Vegas hotel in an elegant stretch limousine and drive you to the chapel and through the world-famous drive-up wedding window for your ceremony. The Las Vegas chapel is a free-standing wedding chapel designed in the New England style. It provides a beautiful setting for a traditional wedding. It features oak pews and stained glass windows and offers a spiral staircase for the presentation of the bride. In addition to the limousine transportation and ceremony, your package also includes a rose presentation for the bride, a boutonniere for the groom, and 8 candid ceremony photos (digital copies will be emailed to you after the ceremony). You can also add a 1-, 2- or 3-hour photo tour to your package for an additional fee.

Las Vegas: Fremont Street Walking Tour

6. Las Vegas: Fremont Street Walking Tour

Explore Downtown Las Vegas and its Fremont Street Experience on a 2-hour walking tour. Discover how the area was revitalized to become a vibrant site of restaurants, outdoor family areas, and glittering neon lights. Experience “Sin City” like never before as you stroll past famous casinos, wedding chapels, and themed bars. Follow in the footsteps of legendary performers and infamous reality TV stars as you walk from the past to the present. Hear stories of how this magical city got its start, and how Fremont Street became one of the most pictured thoroughfares in the world. Discover where it all began at the site of Union Station. Take a walk under the world’s largest video screen, and go to Fremont East to see the “Greenwich Village” of Vegas. Marvel at an outdoor park made from recycled shipping containers. Add on an additional 30-minute tour of the world famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, and pass some of the historic wedding chapels where you can get married by Presley, or dressed as Elvis if you so desire (though not on the tour!) You will be provided with a wireless ear-monitor and volume control to ensure you hear every word along the way.

Las Vegas: Night Helicopter Flight and Neon Museum Tour

7. Las Vegas: Night Helicopter Flight and Neon Museum Tour

Experience the lights of Las Vegas from multiple perspectives. Following hotel pickup, take to the skies on a private nighttime helicopter flight. Enjoy a guided tour of The Neon Museum with entry included. Admire the retired neon signs and enjoy an illuminated virtual reality experience. Begin your evening with pickup from the Strip or Downtown areas and head to the helicopter terminal. The helicopters are designed specifically for the best viewing experience with a large cabin, wraparound windshield, stadium-style seats, and climate control. Fly over the famous attractions and neon lights of the Las Vegas Strip and Downtown Las Vegas. There's plenty of time to capture memorable photos and videos on this scenic helicopter flight. After landing, take VIP transportation to The Neon Museum with your entry ticket included. With a guide, tour of the museum's 'Neon Boneyard', the final resting place for retired neon signs. More than 250 signs from the 1930s to the present day are displayed here. After your guided tour, get ready for a final journey through the city's neon history as you settle in for The Neon Museum's show 'Brilliant!' This augmented reality experience reilluminates unrestored signs and incorporates archival video to help transport you back in time.

Las Vegas: Fremont Street Experience Walking Tour

8. Las Vegas: Fremont Street Experience Walking Tour

Las Vegas began on Fremont Street and you will experience the raw struggle as a tiny railroad stop in the middle of the desert became: First the gambling capital of the world; Then The City of Entertainment. Come with a retired history teacher to see how gangsters like Bugsy Siegel, Meyer Lansky and Tony "The Hat" Cornero molded early Las Vegas. You'll enjoy eclectic Street Entertainers, experience neon signs and 60-pound golden nuggets. You'll enjoy the stories of the people who developed "Sin City" and became winners, and losers. ITINERARY *We meet at the Downtown Container Park and you experience the Art and Entertainment (and a flaming Mantis) of the East Fremont District *You explore the clubs, restaurants, bars and oddities during our walk of the Fremont East District *We then experience the El Cortez, the first Mob-owned casino in Las Vegas, with its stories of Bugsy Siegel, Irish Kelly Green and haunted rooms. *You'll then experience the manic party that is the Fremont Street Experience as we walk along, enjoying the music, the lights, and the often risque Street Entertainers. *We will explore the Golden Nugget, with the stories of "Captain Guy" McAfee and Steve Wynn turning a sawdust-on-the-floor gambling parlor into a 4-star resort. Along the line we will check out a massive golden nugget, Chihuly glass and people "Swimming with the Sharks." *We continue exploring the old and the new - the Cowgirl Vegas Vicky and Cowboy Vegas Vic, the original Las Vegas Red Light District and much more. We end up near Circa Resort, with a jumping party all around you waiting for you to join.

Las Vegas: Mob Vegas Downtown Walking Tour with Mob Museum

9. Las Vegas: Mob Vegas Downtown Walking Tour with Mob Museum

Venture beyond the glitz of The Strip and discover a whole different side of Las Vegas: when mobsters ran the Sin City casinos. This small-group walking tour is led by a travel writer and retired history teacher who has written several books on Las Vegas. Named Best Local Tour Guide in the Las Vegas Visitor Guide 2023! Includes entry into the Museum of Law Enforcement and Organized Crime (AKA The Mob Museum). This is approximately a four hour walking tour. Itinerary: We meet at Downtown Container Park at the corner of Fremont Street and 7th Street. Explore the El Cortez casino - known as the first Las Vegas mob-owned casino. Experience the Fremont East area as we learn about the mob lawyer mayors of Las Vegas Explore gangster-tied casinos Binion's and Golden Nugget Entry into the National Museum of Law Enforcement and Organized Crime - aka the Mob Museum If you want to really get into what Las Vegas was all bout during the "Mob Days," this is the tour for you.

Las Vegas: Mobsters, Casinos, and Speaky Bar Crawl

10. Las Vegas: Mobsters, Casinos, and Speaky Bar Crawl

Step back in time and revel in the glitz, glamour, and gore of vintage Vegas on this thrilling bar crawl by Junket. Meet your guide outside the Plaza Hotel & Casino, which was built at the height of the Vegas mob era, before heading to the first speakeasy, Circa Bar, for an atomic cocktail straight out of the 50s. From there, you’ll wind through seven other sites, including two additional bars. Enter a hidden speakeasy under the Mob Museum, where you’ll uncover the history of Bugsy Siegel and Meyer Lansky. Investigate the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa, soak in the history of the Old Fashioned, and snap photos under the neon signs of Fremont Street. By the time you end your tour at the El Cortez Hotel, you’ll have a pleasant buzz and plenty of juicy secrets to share with friends and family back home.

All activities

69 activities found
Sort by:

Frequently asked questions about Downtown Las Vegas

What are the best deals and discounts on activities and attractions in Downtown Las Vegas?

Other Sightseeing Options in Downtown Las Vegas

Want to discover all there is to do in Downtown Las Vegas? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Downtown Las Vegas

Overall rating

(1,509 reviews)

I rate the tour as excellent. Guide Kelly kept up a steady, well-informed, good-humored, entertaining patter throughout the exactly two-hour walk advertised. He also provided clear, courteous instructions for navigating the crowds along Fremont Street. Earphone radios are provided. These are necessary for the noisy environment traversed, especially for someone with a hearing disability like myself. But I was able to hear most of Kelly's comments. The walk is not long. but it proceeds at a fairly brisk pace, punctuated by stops along the way. A further reason for my excellent rating. I left my small camera behind at the container park end of the walk. After retracing some of my steps I gave it up for lost. But before long I received series of texts and phone messages letting me know they had found it, deduced that it was mine, and left it at the container park security point. Professional, observant, and courteous.

Very good, this visit allowed us to discover other neighborhoods than the strip and in particular a one-hour stop in an incredible place (unfortunately I don't remember the name)

The Big Bus Tour was everything and more. We would have liked to go pass Count Kustoms but it didn't happen. Fremont was exciting.

The tour was great and our driver was excellent, and supper nice!!! Now I will give the driver 10 stars!!!

Kelly was an excellent and extremely informative Guide!