a few months back we were inspired to book [cheap] southwest flights to vegas for a quick weekend of warm weather and exploring with friends. after really only seeing one side of vegas, we decided to take a different approach and stay off-strip in downtown/fremont @ the epic el cortez. what a change! our hotel, built in1941, is one of the longest running casinos in LV and is surrounded by unique cocktail bars and restaurants. this less-crazy vibe was perfectly paired with a few typical-vegas moments – like a pool party and night of clubbing at hakkasan. lyft made it easy to bounce back and forth between the two, and i have to admit i was sad to leave when our quick 48 hour trip was over.
check out the full city guide here! also, a few of these photos were snapped on old school disposables – i forgot how awesome these things are.