Your Las Vegas tour begins at a repurposed industrial complex of 20 galleries in the heart of an 18-block neighborhood that’s in a flurry of redevelopment. We’ll showcase a few of our favorite galleries and shops, point out some cool spots for lunch and introduce that hybrid-type tavern known as the 18b Urban Lounge. We’ll visit the landmark building where the neighborhood was founded, check on the new arts trail from Fremont Street, visit the Burlesque Hall of Fame, and hear tell of plans to build a Las Vegas Art Museum nearby.
We’ll encounter neighborhood murals, stroll by the latest “street art,” stop by a pop culture sculpture that’s a favorite photo op, and we might show you the quirky secret portrait of the legendary Las Vegas mayor who paved the way for this arts neighborhood.
Your artist guide will give you the big picture and some neat little details about the neighborhood. Want to know the best place to get a cappuccino, a craft beer or a Cornish pasty? We’ll point the way. Want to buy a Steam Punk hat? We know just the place.
And here’s a wow bonus: If you take this tour on the first Friday of the month, you can be part the biggest home-grown cultural block party in Downtown, known as First Friday in the Arts District.
Finally, we’ll trek a block or so to a nearby antiques district developing along South Main. If you’ve ever wanted to be in the middle of a real vintage Vegas experience, this is it! Up and down the street are the best retro Vegas stores ever, many specializing in the mid-century modern era. You might see a classic restored neon sign or that look-a-like couch from the Brady Bunch or that Lucite dining room set you swear is from a James Bond movie. Look around and you’ll see more cozy bars and shops — everything from a retro beauty parlour to a yoga studio. It’s all happening on Main Street Las Vegas where “what’s old, is new again” — on an arts tour that is the Best. Day. Ever.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, sample-sized tastings at a local neighborhood eatery, cocktail/beer at a popular local bar.
Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, transportation from the Strip or Downtown to the Arts District, tips/gratuities for your guide.
Dress standard: Remember that it’s very hot in Vegas in June, July and August. There will be water and refreshment stops along the way.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Child Policy: Travellers under 21 years of age are not permitted to join this tour.