Deciding where to stay in Las Vegas is, in some ways, unimportant. No matter where you base yourself, there’s always something happening in every nook, cranny, and nearby casino. There’s entertainment and excitement galore within walking distance from just about anywhere.
With Vegas public transportation running the length of The Strip and into the downtown area, you’re never far away from wherever you want to be. The surrounding streets and suburbs all offer excellent accommodation options, along with plenty more to see. Outside of the bustling Las Vegas Boulevard you’ll discover that the city has much more to offer than flash and glamour too. Experience the Vegas that locals call home.
Las Vegas Boulevard beckons you in with its outrageous neon charm. The Strip is lined on both sides with everything that’s quintessentially Vegas. Casinos, hotels, restaurants, shopping malls, theatres, entertainment, and so much more bring the desert city to life. This is the Vegas that is known around the world.
If you're after convenience and lower prices, a hotel just to the east or west of The Strip is your best bet. To the east is the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), large golf courses, and shopping malls. The western side is home to what locals call “the real Las Vegas” with regular supermarkets, bakeries, and town living. Here you can take a break from the casino lifestyle.
Downtown and Fremont Street are north of The Strip in Vegas’ central business district. This area is home to the vintage casinos and hotels of Vegas’ golden era. Downtown is also home to the city’s burgeoning arts district. Galleries and museums dot the popular area, introducing you to a more refined part of the city.