View of Container Park in downtown Las Vegas

I was born and raised in Las Vegas and Fremont Street isn't the Friday night crusin' spot that I recall in my highschool days.. but there is so much for to do now! And it's on so many levels that it's hard to cover it all.. so, don’t make the mistake of visiting Las Vegas and never venturing beyond the Strip! Downtown Las Vegas, is a vibrant community with lots of fun areas and hidden gem establishments to discover and explore, including Downtown Container Park.

An open-air shopping and entertainment complex with lots of shops, restaurants, and bars right in downtown Las Vegas. The innovative entertainment complex concept is an attraction itself built from 43 re-purposed shipping containers and 41 locally manufactured Xtreme cubes.

Outdoor space at Container Park featuring a grassy area, string lights, outdoor entertainment, and more.

Photo Credit: Edison Graff of StardustFallout

The complex features a grassy area with string lights for outdoor activities, an interactive “Treehouse” play area designed for children and adults, a stage for presentations and performances, a larger-than-life praying mantis sculpture that shoots fire, and more.

A look at Container Park in the evening

Photo Credit: Cameron Grant (whose gallery, The High Points, is located in Container Park )

THINGS TO DO IN CONTAINER PARK

In addition to all of the shopping and dining destinations, check out Container Park’s Entertainment Schedule to see what events they’re hosting during your trip to Las Vegas. Past events have included outdoor family movie nights, yoga in the park, doggie date night, “open container” beer tastings, and more.

Kid-friendly activities at Downtown Container Park in Las Vegas

Photo Credit: Edison Graff of StardustFallout

Container Park features family-friendly fun for everyone, from toddlers to adults. The eye-catching Treehouse structure provides jungle-gym fun for kids and adults alike with a must-do 3-story slide.

When the sun goes down, DCP turns into a one-stop entertainment complex for adults (except on weekly Family Movie Nights!). After 9:00 pm, it’s 21 and over throughout DCP, even the playground. There’s often live music, a DJ spinning, and more to keep it festive and fun.

Restaurant Highlights

Pinches Tacos “Real Mexican Food by Real Mexicans.” This is one of the most popular crowd favorites in Container Park. Serving simple-concept tacos with fresh-picked garden vegetables, high quality meats and seafood, and hand made tortillas, this family-run taco spot serves up delicious, authentic bites.

For some “real deal” barbecue, head to Big Ern’s BBQ. You’ll be able to get some classic BBQ fare along with recipes unique to Las Vegas where the owner-chef, Big Ern Loya, has developed his own flavors and techniques with the goal of bringing good BBQ to a this traditionally non BBQ town.

Wine on tap. Need we say more? Check out bin 702‘s comprehensive selection of wine on tap and sample their selection of artisan cheese, meat plates, salads, and paninis.

For creative-yet-unpretentious-fare, Cheffini’s serves up hot dogs with flavor combinations that are so good, you’ll wish you could box up, ship home, and enjoy whenever you want.

Simply Pure is a must for vegans in Las Vegas (or just those who are curious about the food offerings!). This gourmet vegan and raw food restaurant is committed to serving up flavor that satisfy, energize, revitalize, and refresh.

For “fabulous, not fussy” fare head to Perch.  A casual, family-friendly establishment. Featuring a sharing menu, this place the perfect spot for dining with a group.