No vacation to Las Vegas would be complete without visiting the historic Fremont Street, home to what is now known as “Vintage Vegas”. Driving down this street in your Las Vegas car rental expect to see classic casinos and flashing marquees reminiscent of the original Las Vegas experience. Back on May 15th 1905 a railroad auction gave birth to what was then called Las Vegas Township, launching the development of Fremont Street and a city unlike any other in the world! Today Fremont Street is lined with street vendors, big screen movie theaters, gaming facilities and plenty of Las Vegas flare! Located just a short drive from the Strip in any Las Vegas car rental, Fremont Street – the birthplace of Sin City – should definitely be at the top of everyone’s Vegas vacation itinerary!
Fremont Street Milestones
- Fremont Street was the first street in Las Vegas to be paved in 1925
- The Northern Club, located at 15 East Freemont Street was the first establishment awarded a gaming license in Vegas
- The Apace Hotel on Fremont Street was the first hotel to install a working elevator
- The first stop light was installed along Fremont Street
The Fremont Street Experience
A major section of Fremont Street is dedicated to the “Freemont Street Experience” a gigantic mall complex that was created to both entertain and educate visitors with exciting shops, displays and establishments. Built in 1995, the Fremont Street Experience is a seven-block, open air pedestrian mall that features amazing performance stages, year-round live entertainment and outstanding graphic lighting displays. Driving past the Fremont Experience in your Las Vegas car rental is quite the experience, thanks to a $17 million digital video display unit, which is over 90 feet tall and four blocks long! Over 16 million people visit the Fremont Street Experience each year, marveling over the cities expansive history. Throughout the mall visitors are delighted to find authentic vintage and hotel signs on display, while the Neon Museum boasts a remarkable collection of vintage Vegas marquees. Free shows are presented nightly at the Fremont Street Experience while a one-of-a-kind marketplace offers a unique twist on the everyday shopping experience! Parking for the Fremont Street Experience is provided by the Parking Plaza located at the eastern end of Fremont Street. With over 1430 available parking spaces, you’ll be sure to snag a spot that perfect for your Las Vegas car rental!
Casinos and Hotels Located Along Fremont Street
Even though Fremont street is over a hundred years old, it is still one of the most highly regarded sections of Las Vegas. Many first rate casinos and hotels are located along Fremont, as well as top notch restaurants and retail establishments. If you’re interested in staying on Fremont Street Dream Car Rentals encourages you to check out these top picks:
- The Golden Nugget
This AAA Four Diamond Award-Winning establishment is dedicated to bringing you the best of old-school Vegas. The vintage appeal of this Fremont icon is impossible to ignore, thanks to jammin’ entertainment and show-stopping performances, so don’t delay making your reservations!
- The Plaza
Located at the beginning of Fremont Street, the Plaza Hotel and Casino offers some of hottest gaming action in all of Vegas. The Plaza has everything from baccarat to bingo so be sure to check it out in your Las Vegas car rental!
- El Cortez
The El Cortez Hotel and Casino is located just outside of the Fremont Street Experience and is one of the best values in Vegas. Good food and beautiful accommodations are available for reasonable rates at El Cortez, while special promotions and giveaways are offered each month.
- The Four Queens
The Four Queens on Fremont is hard to miss thanks to a stunning display of dazzling lights. The Four Queens Hotel and Casino oozes vintage Vegas so be sure to stop in during your stay in Sin City… you’re sure to have a royally good time!