February 2, 2012

Top Five Family Friendly Activities in Las Vegas

Dubbed the American Sin City, many people think that Las Vegas is all about gambling, partying and all the illicit activities. Well, that is not it. There are plenty of kid friendly and family activities to undertake while in Vegas. Replete with theme parks, aquariums, museums and sanctuaries, Las Vegas will make your family time with kids one of the most memorable. In order to take maximum advantage of the attractions, consider renting a car and staying at an appropriate hotel room that caters for kids. Examples of places to stay that are close to family friendly activities include Excalibur, Stratosphere and Circus Circus. Mandalay Bay, Mirage and MGM Grand are also great choices. After settling in Vegas, consider the following activities:

Top Five Family Friendly Activities in Las Vegas – The Adventuredome

Located in the same vicinity as Circus Circus, the Adventuredome is the largest indoor theme Park in the whole country. The theme park specializes on thrilling rides which include the Sponge Bob Squarepants ride, waterfall ride and the corkscrew roller coaster which is a double ride among others.

Top Five Family Friendly Activities in Las Vegas – The Spring Reserve

This out-of-town adventure is primarily for a family outing that helps you learn about the vegetation and the natural country of the South West. It is essentially a cultural park that entails botanical gardens, museums, galleries and many events and concerts that are organized primarily for the family. The springs reserve will present further entertainment, education, music and opportunity to purchase crafts.

Top Five Family Friendly Activities in Las Vegas – The Ethel’s Annual Chocolate Wonderland

This is occurs once during the holiday season and is located on the South East of Las Vegas, at Henderson. Not only is it free but it is also marvelous and a true chocolate eating event just as it sounds. The factory is open for the family to learn how chocolate is made and Santa Claus here hands over true M&Ms.

Top Five Family Friendly Activities in Las Vegas – Gameworks

Out of the real gambling world, give your family a taste of gambling games where you stand to play against family, friends and other families to test your gaming skills and win prizes in the process. Gameworks is located on close to 50000 square feet space in the Las Vegas strip and next to the MGM grande. M&M and Coca-Cola store together with a rock climbing structure will top your stay in vegas. Gameworks is for families that are too shy from the mainstream gambling but would still want to experience what people enjoy in the Sin City.

Top Five Family Friendly Activities in Las Vegas – Red Rock Canyon

The Red Rock Canyon is for that family that enjoys outdoor events more than the synthetic and scientific constructions of Las Vegas city. It is a national conservation area a few miles west of the city. The best time to visit is spring when desert wild flower bloom and the aura is inviting. Close to 200 000 acres is dedicated to a hiking experience with maps provided if need be.

These are just a few of the children and family friendly events available in Vegas. Indeed, opportunities are endless. While many places can be visited any time of the year, some events happen once in a while like the Vegas Valley Children’s Book Festival which happens in November.

Post by the Samee Family

Image by Stefan Mendelsohn