The stereotyped image of Las Vegas is as the home of casinos and all-night gambling but in recent years, it has attempted to balance this with a reputation for more family-oriented activities. Vegas is easy to get to by plane these days and boasts a hot climate that appeals to many holidaymakers, meaning there are plenty who are eager to enjoy its family-friendly fun. Wondering what your family could do in the city that never sleeps? Check out these fun and family-oriented activities!
Tournament of Kings at Excalibur
This Las Vegas show gives you the opportunity to witness some spectacular action while also enjoying a fabulous meal. Costing $59 per person, with children aged three or below admitted free of charge, it sees medieval knights on horses jousting with each other, ensuring an action-packed event. Once you get inside you will be assigned a seating area and asked to select one of the knights to support as he engages in sword battles against his opponents. Food consists of a three-course meal that you eat with fingers and soft drinks are served in flagons, making this an ideal day out for the whole family.
The Aquarium at the Mirage Hotel and Casino
The numerous luxury hotel/casino complexes in Vegas all offer entertainment that is family-friendly as well, with the Aquarium at the Mirage being a fine example. You will find it in the hotel lobby and children will relish seeing more than 100 sea and coral reef creatures – including a shark. The aquarium is 8 ft tall and 53 ft long and is filled with artificial corals that are precise recreations of those that you would find in places like the Great Barrier Reef. Open all day, every day, this is a fun family respite from the hustle and bustle of Vegas, allowing you to relax and learn a little at the same time.
Adventuredome Theme Park
Undoubtedly one of Vegas’s most popular family attractions, this theme park covers five acres and is open all year round, seven days a week. It has rides to suit children of all ages, ranging from roller coasters and thrill rides for older ones to kiddie rides for small children. But the Adventuredome isn’t just filled with rides! There is also a miniature golf course, video game arcades and a movie adventure in 4D. This attraction also boasts free entry, with only the actual rides and attractions costing.
As you can see, Las Vegas is not just for adults who regularly plays online casino or love to hit the blackjack table. With opportunities for both kids and adults that encourage fun, exploration and learning, the city can be a great place for the entire family to visit! Check out some of the most popular Las Vegas attractions, find out which ones are best suited to your family and get ready to see for yourself just how family-friendly Vegas can be!