What to Do
We’ve already mentioned pools, and you should absolutely spend some time lounging by one, or many, during your stay – especially since Labor Day Weekend is one of the last big pool weekends each year in Las Vegas.
But there are also beautiful nature excursions to nearby Lake Mead, Red Rock and Mount Charleston, in addition to museums, thrill rides, music, comedy and more!
Some of our favorite destinations in downtown Las Vegas include:
Neon Museum – an outdoor museum dedicated to the restoration and preservation of the city’s history as told through neon lights and signs. Guided walking tours are offered daily.
Mob Museum – designed by the world-class team behind Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the mob museum gives visitors an interactive journey through true-life stories that date back to the birth of the Mob and their active presence in the city’s history.
SLOTZILLA – a thrilling zip line adventure ride that passes right through the Fremont Street Experience.
The Smith Center for the Performing Arts – Smith Center is a world-class performing arts theater that hosts everything from Broadway, jazz, ballet and the Las Vegas Philharmonic.
Holiday weekends in Las Vegas almost always equate to increased traffic and commute times. However, do to the intimacy of the neighborhood in comparison to the rest of Las Vegas, downtown offers a much more manageable exploration on foot.
With cab stands at every hotel and the arrival of ride share services such as Uber, getting to and from the Strip from downtown is now easier than ever too.
If you’re planning to drive into town or are picking up a rental, ample parking is available citywide and is generally anywhere from free to extremely affordable. Just be safe and have a designated driver ahead of time.