Rediscover Downtown Walking Tours (first one 9/22!)
Did you know there are walking tours through downtown Las Vegas? There are four special tours coming up, including one this weekend! You will be well taken care of – your tour guide will be the one-and-only urban historian and downtown expert Brian “Paco” Alvarez!
The native Las Vegan is curator of the photo and film library for the Las Vegas News Bureau, but his enthusiasm for the city’s history and culture is by no means limited to his day job. The blogger behind Enculturate Las Vegas has devoted his entire life to cultural arts and historic preservation. Paco now invites the public to discover the richness of downtown past and present through a series of free walking tours, sponsored by the Downtown Las Vegas Alliance,
Rediscover Downtown Tours include:
Fremont Street History and Future Tour: Saturday, September 22 at noon
*There are still a few spots available for this Saturday’s tour of Fremont Street! RSVP today!
Tour begins at the Plaza Hotel and Casino and highlights the 1905 Great Land Auction, Golden Gate Casino, Fremont Street, The Mob Museum (former U.S. Post Office), former City Hall – future site of Zappos headquarters, Fremont East Entertainment District.Rediscover Downtown Walking Tours
The Historic Huntridge Neighborhood Tour: Saturday, October 6 at noon
Tour begins at the Huntridge Tavern and highlights The Huntridge Theater, Huntridge Circle Park, Huntridge East and West neighborhoods, John S. Park neighborhood, Mary Dutton Park, and Steven Ligouri sculptures.
Livable Downtown Tour – Part of REDISCOVER DOWNTOWN DAY: Saturday, October 13 at noon
Tour begins at Soho Lofts and highlights Newport Lofts, Juhl, Bonneville Transportation Center, Casino Center streetscape improvements, Art Square, and the Arts Factory. The tour features special guests and downtown developers, Sam Cherry and Brett Wesley Sperry.
First Friday Tour: Friday, November 2 at 6pm
Comprehensive tour of the arts district, beginning at Artifice and highlighting Art Square, the Arts Factory, Antique Row, Festival Grounds, and Theater 7.
Registration required by sending an email with title of desired tour in the subject line and attendee first/last name in email body to RSVP@ffwpr.com. Space is extremely limited.
Photo by Bill Hughes: Tour guide Brian Paco Alvarez, in the 18b Las Vegas Arts District.