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Las Vegas for the no longer youngsters

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We have been to Vegas more than 20 times. Twice we stayed on the strip, now we stay downtown. The strip caters more for the younger travellers, pool parties, nightclubs, ultra high end (prices) hotels & noise. Downtown the emphasis is on gambling, the odds are better & the smaller hotels are more friendly.If you are over 40, you will feel at ease It's hard for strip hotel employees to remember folks when there are 1000s of rooms. There are plenty of places to eat, $10 buffets, there is a local Mall, a $5 taxi ride or a 15 minute walk. Getting around in Vegas is cheap, an all day bus ticket is around $7 Taxis are not too expensive. If you do gamble, you must get a player's card, we get great comps on our rooms free nights.

Good for
  • Couples
  • Thrill Seeker
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Like a Local

9 Places

3 City Tips

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9 Places

Fremont Street Experience

Points of Interest & Landmarks, Historic Walking Areas

Chicago Brewing Company

Restaurants

D Grill

Restaurants

Plaza Hotel & Casino

Hotels

Binion's Gambling Hall

Casinos

Garden Court Buffet

Restaurants

Fremont Hotel & Casino

Hotels

Rick's Restorations

Gift & Speciality Shops

Four Queens Casino

Casinos

PollysPa's City Tips

  • Watch out for taxi drivers trying to take a long/expensive route from the airport. If a driver tries to overcharge, refuse to pay, they will back down as "long hauling" is illegal.
  • Tip the people who help & are friendly, they will remember you. If you are renting a car, book it online, it's way cheaper.
  • If you travel in the winter, it can get very cool at night, so pack some warm clothes along with the shorts
  • Fremont Street Experience
    Points of Interest & Landmarks, Historic Walking Areas
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    PollysPa Says:

    A fantastic adult experience, always different, The saxaphone guy is amazing. Some of the street "performers" are a little odd

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    Tips
    • Night time check out the shows & bands
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #8 of 400 things to do in Las Vegas
    • very entertaining 21/05/2019
    • Old & Mold 21/05/2019
    • Fremont Street Experience
    Address:
    425 Fremont Street
    Las Vegas, NV 89101-5620
    Phone:
    +1 702-678-5600
    Other:
  • Chicago Brewing Company
    Restaurants (American, Bar, Pizza, Pub)
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    PollysPa Says:

    The food is always good quality the beer selection is outstanding

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • A good meal takes a while to prepare, so have a drink & forget about time.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #294 of 4,102 restaurants in Las Vegas
    • not bad 28/04/2019
    • Enjoyable 23/04/2019
    • Chicago Brewing Company
    Address:
    202 Fremont St
    Las Vegas, NV 89101-5606
    Phone:
    +1 702-385-4011
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Other:
  • D Grill
    Restaurants (American)
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    PollysPa Says:

    A highly underated place to eat, better than some "top restaurants"

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Thrifty Traveller
    Tips
    • Eat early to avoid the crowds
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #646 of 4,102 restaurants in Las Vegas
    • I am back 28/04/2019
    • Nice pre-show casual restaurant 27/04/2019
    • D Grill
    Address:
    301 Fremont St
    Las Vegas, NV 89101-5600
    Phone:
    +1 702-388-2400
    Price range:
    US$30 - US$30
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 PM - 11:45 PM
    Other:
  • Plaza Hotel & Casino
    Hotels
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    PollysPa Says:

    Great hotel casino cheapest downtown prices & good comps

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Thrifty Traveller
    Tips
    • Ask for south tower if you want quiet North tower for views of Fremont Street
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #115 of 267 Hotels in Las Vegas
    • The rudest desk staff I have ever encountered in all of my travels. 21/05/2019
    • Very convenient location. 21/05/2019
    • Plaza Hotel & Casino
    Address:
    1 S Main St
    Las Vegas, NV 89101-6370
    Phone:
    +1 844-252-2285
    Other:
  • Binion's Gambling Hall
    Casinos
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    PollysPa Says:

    Great gambling on the slots or tables, good drinks service in the day, a little slow early mornings

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Thrifty Traveller
    Tips
    • Get your photo taken with $1,000,000
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #91 of 400 things to do in Las Vegas
    • Classic, vintage and delicious. 08/05/2019
    • Good vibes🤣 28/04/2019
    • Binion's Gambling Hall
    Address:
    128 Fremont St
    Las Vegas, NV 89101-5604
    Phone:
    +1 702-382-1600
    Other:
  • Garden Court Buffet
    Restaurants (Mexican, American)
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    PollysPa Says:

    The cheapest & the best downtown buffet by far. Huge selection

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Thrifty Traveller
    Tips
    • It's dearer at the weekend but you do get a discount by showing your player card
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #411 of 4,102 restaurants in Las Vegas
    • las vegas visit 21/05/2019
    • very good buffet 08/05/2019
    • Garden Court Buffet
    Address:
    200 N Main St
    Main Street Station Hotel & Casino
    Las Vegas, NV 89101-2910
    Phone:
    +1 702-387-1896
    Price range:
    US$10 - US$15
    Hours:
    Mon - Thu
    7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Fri - Sun
    7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
  • Fremont Hotel & Casino
    Hotels
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    PollysPa Says:

    Here they have $3 blackjack & craps good dealers & very good odds on the $5 double deck blackjack

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Thrifty Traveller
    Tips
    • Tip the drinks ladies & the dealers it's worth it
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #111 of 267 Hotels in Las Vegas
    • Dirty, rude staff, small rooms, upcharges galore! 08/05/2019
    • Great place to gamble downtown! 08/05/2019
    • Fremont Hotel & Casino
    Address:
    200 Fremont St
    Las Vegas, NV 89101-5622
  • Rick's Restorations
    Gift & Speciality Shops
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    PollysPa Says:

    Something really different & it's FREE. We walked from from the Plaza, only took 10 minutes. I bought a great T shirt

    Good for
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Don't rush round, the longer you are there the more cast members will appear
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #12 of 192 Shopping in Las Vegas
    • Not worth the money 08/05/2019
    • Pretty Cool and Kelly Topped it Off 18/04/2019
    • Rick's Restorations
    Address:
    800 W. Mesquite Avenue
    Las Vegas, NV 89106-4601
    Phone:
    +1 702-366-7030
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    Other:
  • Four Queens Casino
    Casinos
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    PollysPa Says:

    Very central, older place but slots & Video Poker pay well

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Thrifty Traveller
    Tips
    • Tip the drinks lady & she will keep the drinks flowing
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #87 of 400 things to do in Las Vegas
    • Love the 4 Queens but none of them were nice to me! 09/05/2019
    • A great place to people watch 19/04/2019
    • Four Queens Casino
    Address:
    202 Fremont St
    Las Vegas, NV 89101-5673
    Phone:
    +1 800-634-6045
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