Family Trip To Las Vegas: A Paramount Experience That Will Blow Your Mind
Most of the people feel Las Vegas is more of the partying and gambling hub of Nevada and not a family-friendly destination. But this is completely a misconception about Las Vegas. There are various fun things to do in Las Vegas with kids. People just cannot understand how cool Las Vegas is for kids and family.
Though Las Vegas is mainly geared towards adults, it also has various family-friendly attractions, restaurants, shoes, and pools to get that perfect Las Vas family trip.
Here in this article, we are going to see some of the top things to do and places to visit in Las Vegas.
1. The best Cirque du Soleil
The magic of Cirque du Soleil can be seen in theatres all over the world, but Las Vegas is the only place that has 7 of the productions in residency.
There is an amazing electric circus setting showing stunts, acrobatics, comedy, and music without using any animal as the prop. The Beatles LOVE and Michael Jackson ONE are famous for pop music while O at the Bellagio is famous for dangerous stunts over water. Treasure Island has got a big top feel and is perfect for anyone who has not experienced Cirque before. The Criss Angel MINDFREAK LIVE is well known for having the top magicians of the world.
2. Fremont Street Experience
Fremont St. in Las Vegas dates back to 1905 when the city was founded. The kids will get to see performers in unusual clothes expecting a tip if you request a picture with them. You must try out the area’s casual dining restaurants.
Here is a pro tip – do not get alarmed when you hear random screams coming every now and then. This may be someone zip-lining directly over your head. However, the main point of attraction over there is the ‘Viva Vision’ light show.
It is the largest video screen of the world suspended 90 feet above the street. You can watch the free light and music show played for 6 minutes every hour.
3. Adventuredome Theme Park
It is basically a theme park located at Circus Circus having so many games and rides for your kids and for adults of all ages. They have got mild family rides, thrill rides, and roller coasters as well. The admission fee for families is zero. That means you don't have to pay anything to watch your kids enjoy the rides.
4. Go take a hike
The tourists in Las Vegas are often surprised to know that the Strip is not 4 miles of glitz plopped down in the midst of an open desert. Las Vegas has got mountains and canyons which are perfectly ideal for hiking throughout the year.
In the winter season, the Red Rock National Conservation Area attracts climbers willing to discover the routes and trails that lead into lovely gullies. During the summer, Mt. Charleston offers cool temperatures and expansive views of the valley below.
If you want to snowboard, then keep your all mountain snowboard boots ready and get going. You can go to Lee Canyon which is just 9 miles away from Las Vegas, and it is the closest ski area to the Las Vegas strip.
The Bear Mountain Resorts is a place for snowboards who want opportunities to grind, slide, jump and whatever else is the new trick of the year. It also has a fun park for families.
6. Paris, Las Vegas and the Eiffel Tower experience
Though it may not be as timeless as the actual one, Las Vegas' take on Paris is one of the most popular attractions of the city. Here you will get to see the replica of the most iconic sights of Paris such as Arc de Triomphe, the pièce de résistance which is a half-size replica of the Eiffel Tower.
You can also listen to Napoleon's Dueling Pianos for free. You need not to pay anything to take a walk around the complex except for some activities. It also has French-themed restaurants and a variety of shops and rooftop nightclubs.
7. Fountains of Bellagio
The cannons shoot water hundreds of feet in the air making water dance like ballerinas. The Fountains of Bellagio are one of the most iconic Vegas sights. The actors of Ocean’s 11 (2001 version) met there to celebrate their big heist.
The fountains go off weekdays every 30 minutes and are even more frequent on weekends. If you do not have a balcony suite at The Cosmopolitan, you have to reach early to get a prime standing-room only spot along the Strip.
8. Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Botanical Cactus Garden
It is an amazing experience to add to your Las Vegas itinerary. Here you will get to see chocolatiers and machines churning out delicious pieces of chocolates. You can also take a peek in the kitchen where the famous peanut brittle is prepared by hand every day.
The Ethel M Chocolate Factory has one of the largest collections of cacti and succulents of the world. The place is spread over 400 acres and accommodates over 300 species of the drought-tolerant plans for you to see.
These are some of the fun things you can do with your family while enjoying your vacations in Las Vegas. The city has got so many surprising elements that you won't be able to grasp at once. Las Vegas is definitely overwhelming for any first-time visitor or even the repeat visitors.
You would not have seen half of what the city has, even after spending 2 days sightseeing. So, if you are planning to have good family time, then you must definitely make a visit to Las Vegas.
About the Author
Stephen Tillart is a specialist author at snowdayride.com. He is very interested in traveling. His writings on traveling have been published on travel magazines like travelede before.
His strong desire for traveling and search for adventure has allowed him to travel to many countries. Besides working as a creative writer for travel and sports journals, he loves to spend time with his friends. He plans to open a video forum where travel freak and adventure lovers can share their traveling experiences in many countries.