Beware: Today’s Las Vegas Rip-Off
Some days, we get callouses from all the face-palming.
Today, the source of our consternation is “Ron’s Light Show Parking,” downtown. This parking lot is adjacent to the new Park on Fremont restaurant, on Fremont Street East, and if you lose your mind and park here, you’ll be dinged a whopping $20 for the privilege.
This delightful little price gouge appears to be intended to sucker in unsuspecting tourists, because there’s plenty of free or much-less-expensive parking at nearby hotels and public parking structures along and around Fremont Street.
The popular light show at the Fremont Street Experience is one of the great free things to do in Las Vegas.
Again, the light show at the Fremont Street Experience is still free, despite the false impression some may get from the new Fremont Street Experience fee forced upon guests of the Golden Nugget, an otherwise perfectly nice hotel. And while not all the parking downtown is free, there’s no need to let Bonehead Ron, whoever he might be, take you to the cleaners.