8.6.17

Las Vegas Part 8: Downtown - Container Park & Fremont



After going to the Neon Museum which I talked about in my previous post, we explored downtown. Downtown Las Vegas was quite different from The Strip as it was less flashy and had a cooler, more vintage feel to it. It's where most of the older hotels are, and is the place locals prefer to hang out.



Some cool street art.


The Container Park was filled with lots of cute, small, and quirky shops. There was also a playing area for children in the centre. 


One of the cutest displays of love locks I've seen anywhere.


This praying mantis looks cool now but during the evening it lit up and shot fire out of its antennae (which startled me multiple times.)


There were so many cute details in the Container Park such as this clock and all the fairy lights.



A lovely view from the top of the mountains in the distance.


Here you can see the children's playing area which had a cool slide. 



Hanging out the sign because why not?


During the day we ate at 'Le Thai' which was really good! I saw amazing reviews for it online and I was not disappointed as the food was so good. I had my usual Thai green curry and it was one of the best I've ever had.


It really came alive at night when all the lights were on.


We went to Fremont Street which had a lot to see such as old hotels, street entertainers, zip lining, and a light show. I also got my nose pierced at a tattoo shop there because why go to Vegas and not do something crazy? Since I'm too young to go to casinos or clubs this was the craziest I could get. I actually took my piercing out a couple of weeks ago because reasons, but it was fun while it lasted.

The light show was displayed on the big screen you can see above. To be honest, the one that played when I was there wasn't that interesting, but I can imagine how breathtaking it must be at other times as it's so big. 






The old Vegas hotels had thousands of lights on their exteriors and a lot of them flashed in patterns. They were absolutely stunning and were the stereotypical thing I imagined when I thought of Vegas before visiting. As I said in my last post, it's a good thing that Vegas uses a lot of renewable energy as these must consume so much power.


We returned to the Container Park after visiting Fremont to get some hot chocolate. The praying mantis looked even more amazing when it was lit up. (Fire shooting out of antennae not pictured.) I think Downtown Las Vegas is much cooler than the Strip and I wish I had spent more of my time there. Next time! 

This concludes my posts about Las Vegas, and I can finally start to write about things I've been up to in 2017 :) I'm looking forward to writing about various art exhibitions, concerts, and my trip to Copenhagen in February. 

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