I want to thank everyone who posts on this forum. We recently returned from a trip to Vegas and spent 4 nights downtown and 4 on the strip. We absolutely loved downtown and would not have thought to book there if not for the information and affection for the area expressed by you all on this board. I had been reading your posts for months prior to booking and am so glad that I did. We stayed at the Golden Nugget and loved it! We loved the bands and the light show over Fremont Street. We found the restaurant options great and very affordable compared to the strip. We spent several great hours at the Mob Museum. My husband gambled at several casinos and had a great time. We know that we will certainly be back to Vegas and will have to spend at least part of our stay downtown. We had so much fun! Thanks Again!