3. Fremont Street

While a majority of tourists never stray far from the strip, a trip to nearby Fremont Street should be on everyone’s Vegas itinerary. Fremont Street lies at the heart of downtown Las Vegas and represents old school Vegas at its finest. You’ll find more traditional casinos like the 4 Queens and the Fremont Hotel and Casino here, along with a menagerie of feathered showgirls and other imagery iconic of the city’s glory days. While you’re here, don’t forget to look up. The casinos on Fremont might offer nostalgia, but the covered roof of the street is anything but. The expansive canopy above the street is actually a giant screen, which displays lighting effects, shows on the hour from dusk until midnight each day. The show and overall experience is like no other and is worth the short trip to downtown.