Fremont Street, Las Vegas

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I sometimes like to be a tourist in my own city. I’ve only lived in Las Vegas since August last year. I like to know the place where I live. I definitely don’t know Las Vegas. After taking a fabulous road trip to California yesterday (more photos of amazing wild flowers, and hiking to come,) I went back to my own city. I got a room at one of the hotels on Fremont Street. Not very expensive at all, but definitely an experience. It’s not called the Fremont Street Experience for nothing. It’s probably one of the craziest streets in the world.

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You just never know what you’re going to see. This is the number one place tourists go to. There’s constantly concerts going on, in every imaginable genre. Available to everyone, for free, on big scenes along the street. The photos are taken early yesterday evening, around 7pm. No matter the time of the day you will see crazy things, (almost) nude people of both sexes, people in crazy costumes, dancers, and animals you didn’t know existed.

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Like this little rodent that a man was walking around with. There was still families out at this time, and I felt safe taking my camera with me. I went out later in the evening, but did not feel like flashing my camera around then, so I left it at the hotel room. The later the hour, the more I like to keep a low profile.

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I haven’t even mentioned the tempting aromas from the many restaurants along the street. I get hungry just thinking about it. I ended up eating at one of the Thai restaurants last night. I think I need to call room service for some breakfast! One of my favorite things to do when I stay at a hotel. I’ve tried four hotels in Vegas, being a tourist in my own city so far. I still have a few to go. I’ll write a review about them, and their breakfast menus at some point. So far I believe that MGM is at the top of my list, (with Palms  as a close second,) both when it comes to the hotel room, surroundings, and breakfast available at their room service. This hotel is less expensive than the two at the top of my list, but their menu is very promising!

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Ok, breakfast is on it’s way! It was only going to take 15 min, that’s pretty fast service on a Sunday morning. While I’m waiting on my breakfast I’ll tell you that people are very friendly in Vegas. Last night when I took my dog out for the last time yesterday, I had several conversations with complete strangers, that often happens when I walk my dog. She gets compliments, and people want to talk. Last night there was a lot of extra friendly people out, celebrating 4/20. Even though I did see some slightly drunk people, and some people using recreational drugs, I did not see any violence last night. If you’re planning a visit to Vegas don’t miss the craziest street, Fremont Street.

So, they just called from the restaurant I ordered breakfast from, (that is located in the hotel I’m staying at, that specifically asked if I wanted it delivered to the room,) saying that I had to pick it up. I sure hope the food is good, but this hotel definitely won’t make it to my top ten list.. LOL. Crazy as the rest of this city. It is an older hotel, with a lot of character, with employees that don’t speak very good English. I’m in an excellent mood today, and I’m just smiling at the irony of the situation. My hopes are still high for a delicious breakfast.

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So..the breakfast was delicious, except my side of  rye toast, that magically been exchanged for hash browns (I’m allergic to potatoes.) No big deal, there was still plenty of food, and I’m ready for a new beautiful day. LOL. Without naming this hotel, I’ll say that it has lots of character. Time to get going!

I hope you’re having a fabulous weekend! Happy Easter!

Love,

Ms Zen

8 Comments on “Fremont Street, Las Vegas

  1. A great experience to try, Maria! I’ve never heard of Fremont Street but it looks crowded and busy! We stayed at the Venetian 9 years ago with some high school friends who drive up from the San Diego area. It was spectacular and even has gondola rides. One of my friends got us 3-nights stay there for free! We also walked around Mandalay Bay hotel/casino–loved the tropical decor. When we stayed there (and saw you), we accidentally drove through the strip looking for a pawn shop. I remembered why I don’t like that area! Looks like you had a fun adventure and an interesting Easter!

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    • Next time Terri 🙂 I don’t hang around there so often. I figure it;;s good to get out of your comfort zone sometimes. I did see some ladies in their 80’s rocking away to a band I’ve never heard of, but obviously was on their favorite lost.

      Yes, it was a great Easter! I hope yours was too 🙂

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