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Old Nov 6, 17, 9:21 pm #16
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IMO you're overthinking this- none of the downtown properties are more than about 10 minutes brisk walk away from each other.
Second this. Almost all the downtown properties are in a 4 block section of Fremont Street which has been converted to a pedestrian walkway with a big overhead canopy that's used as a movie screen once it's dark. There's one street going through in the middle of the section, there are traffic lights for the pedestrians.

Realistically, going between casinos is a shorter walk than a typical walk from a large parking lot to a building and the weather isn't as harsh under the canopy than out in the open, either.
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Old Nov 8, 17, 10:57 am #17
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Second this. Almost all the downtown properties are in a 4 block section of Fremont Street which has been converted to a pedestrian walkway with a big overhead canopy that's used as a movie screen once it's dark. There's one street going through in the middle of the section, there are traffic lights for the pedestrians.

Realistically, going between casinos is a shorter walk than a typical walk from a large parking lot to a building and the weather isn't as harsh under the canopy than out in the open, either.
Cool, I'm used to the Strip.

Maybe I'm imagining things, but the strip seemed a little edgier last time I visited in years past. Walked North from Flamingo up to go to White Castle, saw security tussling with a barred local, a few pockets of agressive panhandlers, and at one point I felt like someone was following me. (I went inside a casino they didn't follow. Used the restroom, walked out they were smoking a cigaratte and followed again. Ended up doubling back through the casino then heading back to Flamingo)

Felt like the areas not directly in front of a casino were a bit off. Groups of youngish guys who seemed agressive. Hard to describe, but I'm not a paranoid person but when someone is angrily drinking under a bridge with 3 other angry looking people, it sets off some bells.

I don't want to be overly paranoid, but feeling like you have to be vigilant (not use phone, not flash cash, constantly keeping an eye on your back) gets old when you want to unwind.

Sounds like Freemont might actually be safer since people are out and about. Definitely going to book at stay at El Cortez next time to give it a try.
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Old Nov 8, 17, 9:48 pm #18
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Cool, I'm used to the Strip.

Maybe I'm imagining things, but the strip seemed a little edgier last time I visited in years past. Walked North from Flamingo up to go to White Castle, saw security tussling with a barred local, a few pockets of agressive panhandlers, and at one point I felt like someone was following me. (I went inside a casino they didn't follow. Used the restroom, walked out they were smoking a cigaratte and followed again. Ended up doubling back through the casino then heading back to Flamingo)

Felt like the areas not directly in front of a casino were a bit off. Groups of youngish guys who seemed agressive. Hard to describe, but I'm not a paranoid person but when someone is angrily drinking under a bridge with 3 other angry looking people, it sets off some bells.

I don't want to be overly paranoid, but feeling like you have to be vigilant (not use phone, not flash cash, constantly keeping an eye on your back) gets old when you want to unwind.

Sounds like Freemont might actually be safer since people are out and about. Definitely going to book at stay at El Cortez next time to give it a try.
The panhandlers aren't exactly a surprise but the rest of that sounds a bit worrysome. I haven't seen anything like that but it's been a long time since I've been anywhere on the strip not directly adjacent to casino property.
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Downtown is great. Your money goes a lot further, and some hotels do not charge the dreaded resort fee...
I haven't experienced any security issues. But I am generally back in my "home" casino by 11PM.
Walking from El Cortez to Fremont should not be a problem at all.
Note that it is "Fremont", not "Freemont".
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