However if one is looking to really immerse themselves in the bright lights and crazy antics that the strip is famous for, they would do well to head north a few miles to downtown Las Vegas and visit Fremont Street.
The Fremont Experience is the Vegas experience boiled down into its essential forms, and given to you in one large lump. Five blocks of neon lights, street performers, casinos, music, and everything else one expects from Vegas
So the night we arrived in town to attend The Great Scavenger Meet Up event with a bunch of photographers from Google Plus, we ate some food at a buffet at a casino (Cause: Vegas) then walked through the Fremont Experience to check out the lights, sights, and sounds it has to offer.
The first thing you notice is the giant light display that runs overhead. It is an enormous canopy that runs the entire length of the 5 blocks of the Experience. It contains 12.5 million LEDs, has a 550,000 watt sound system, and takes 10 computers to control. It is the largest light display... (queue Jeremy Clarkson)... in the world.
Once an hour they turn off all the lights on the street, and give a 10 minute rock show from the canopy. When we were there they played some songs from Heart, while showing a 5 block long light show.
The next thing you notice is all of the people dressed up in costume. They are street performers of sorts (for most of them their only real talent seems to be putting on a costume), who work for tips in exchange for letting tourists take photos with them.
hug, I continued on down the street. Soon I ran cross the path of a living statue.
Near the eastern end of the Experience is the Heart Attack Grill - a restaurant themed off of excess and unhealthiness that American is known for.
Neon lights, of course, rules the day in Vegas.