|When you are going to Vegas, the two most common places to stay are the Vegas Strip and downtown. While each has great aspects including the El Cortez, here is how they compare:
Downtown Las Vegas is usually cheaper all the way around. From hotel rooms to restaurants to casinos – everything tends to be cheaper downtown.
Both the Strip and surrounding areas have much to offer, depending on your taste and mood. Get the best of both worlds by sticking to the Strip for glamour and excitement, then taking a trip outside the main drag for historical sites like Hoover Dam and Lake Mead.
Both the Vegas Strip and downtown Vegas offer great options as far as dining goes.
The Strip gets pretty packed with cars and limos ferrying tourists and locals between shows, casinos, and hotels. You can avoid the congestion by using The Las Vegas Monorail.
There’s plenty of gaming in both the downtown area and the casinos on the Strip. Be prepared for the Strip casinos to be a bit more populated, both day and night. This can be a lot of fun for playing as well as people-watching.
The Vegas Strip has some of the best and most famous nightlife options in the entire world.