Yes, even the neon tribute to tinseled affluence is a hippie hangout. The area adjacent to UNLV is “loaded” with shops, pubs and music stores. A Las Vegas staple: “Legends” caters to the deadhead crowd, as well as the “Hard Rock Hotel”, a must see while in Las Vegas. A major head shop, Tobacco Road, is always worth a visit. Finally, the Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort hosts a blues festival in the summer which is great up at 7,500 feet.
Now that Nevada has legal pot, the entire scene has changed. They even have same sex marriages available at the wedding chapels. What a difference a decade or two makes, when I lived there it was a felony to possess cannabis, now it is everywhere.