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How Long to Downtown

NJ
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How Long to Downtown

Hey,

We want to check out Freemont St at night and want to know

A)What is the best/cheapest way to get to freemont

B) How long does it take?

C) What else is there to see there besides the light show? How long should I plan to be there if I just wanna take in some of the main sights.

(We will be staying at flamingo)

Thanks!

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1. Re: How Long to Downtown

about 10 minutes dependng on traffic. Light show, geeks, freaks, cops, casinos!!

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2. Re: How Long to Downtown

As with transportation anywhere the best is not the cheapest and the cheapest is not the fastest.

Time depends on whether you choose cheap or best.

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3. Re: How Long to Downtown

The best way would be to take a cab although it might cost you $20 or so.

The cheapest way would be the Deuce(bus)-$5 for an all day pass. However, the bus can be very slow and very crowded. People have posted it took them an hour (or more) to get downtown from the strip.

There are restaurants, gambling, sax man, spray pain fellow, slushies, deep fried twinkies and oreos, etc. available downtown. Here is the official downtown website:

www.vegasexperience.com

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4. Re: How Long to Downtown

I'm going to assume, here, that you will not have a car.

If time is critical for you, take a cab. Fare should be about $15 each way.

If you've got a little more time, take the Deuce bus . . . and if you can, sit at the front of the upper deck. The ride on Las Vegas Blvd. between the Strat and downtown is interesting . . . and the bus is a good way to see it. You'll have to walk about 3 - 4 blocks to get under the canopy of Fremont Street. Fare is $2 (unless it's gone up the past year)/person per ride . . or a 24 hour pass for $5.

Or . . . combine the two. Bus down to Fremont Street and cab back.

I'm not a gambler, so can't comment on downtown for gambling, but it's said to be better than the strip. There are artists and musicians under the canopy of Fremont Street. Watch especially for Carl Ferris on his saxophone, the spray paint artist and the finger painter. There are less expensive souvenir shops downtown as well. The Golden Gate has a killer shrimp cocktail for 99 cents.

Since we don't gamble, a couple of hours is adequate time for us. But we make the trip every visit.

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5. Re: How Long to Downtown

Was typing at the same time as vp. I'm going to defer to here on the cost of the cab. We've always left the west side of the strip. $20 could well be more accurate.

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6. Re: How Long to Downtown

In October 07 it took almost 1hr from Mandalay Bay to Freemont Street. The lights start on the hour so time it right or you could have a long wait. They last for about 10 minutes. Very impressive. In hind sight we would have got a taxi and spent the extra time saved down there. We left at 8, got there at nine, left Freemont street at 10 and arrived back at 11pm - a little late after a very long day with a 13 year old in tow!

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7. Re: How Long to Downtown

Downtown has some great places to eat. I would suggest having dinner downtown before the light show. If you want cheap, try Magnolia's in the 4 Queens or the Fremont or Main Street Station for their buffet. For steak Binion's Ranch Steakhouse or Roberta's in the El Cortez. Bay City Diner at the Golden Gate has great diner food.

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8. Re: How Long to Downtown

Is fremont basically downtown? Or is downtown seperate from fremont?

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9. Re: How Long to Downtown

freemont street is like the hub of downtown

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